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Practice Name

Animal Health Center

Primary Location
1520 2nd Ave
Opelika, AL 36801
Phone: 334-745-0060
Fax: 334-745-0062

Office Hours

Monday7:30 AM6:00 PM
Tuesday7:30 AM6:00 PM
Wednesday7:30 AM6:00 PM
Thursday7:30 AM6:00 PM
Friday7:30 AM6:00 PM
Saturday8:00 AM12:00 PM
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Leigh A Sumner , Manager

Leigh Ann has been with the Animal Health Center since the first day it opened, 28 years ago. She was a hemodialysis nurse who easily converted to veterinary medicine. Leigh Ann has always loved animals and currently has 5 dogs and 2 cat. (She's had a ferret, a snake and a skunk in the past) She is the mother to 3 daughters, 2 daughter-in-laws, 2 sons and 3 son-in-laws. She has 15 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. She is an avid reader, loves anything to do with the water, and enjoys traveling.

Charity Workman , Head Receptionist

Charity has been part of the team at Animal Health Center for over 23 years. She is our head receptionist and guides the receptionist team through the minefield of computer invoicing and medical records. She is responsible for checking and correcting the mistakes made by our staff (including Dr. Bruce) in the charting or billing process. Needless to say, she is a great speller and is great in math.

Charity is married. She and her husband, Fly, have two sons. She also has 2 four -legged children, Bandit and Gypsy.


Josh Colley, Head Veterinary Technician

Josh just graduated with a degree in veterinary technology and is studying to take his boards to become a Licensed Veterinary Technician. He assists Doctor Bruce in all areas throughout the practice.


Blaine Bruce, Senior Veterinary Assistant 

Blaine is Dr. Bruce's son and has been working with the Animal Health Center for 6 1/2 years. He hopes to pursue a career as a veterinarian and is currently working on his undergraduate degree in science. He loves patient care and thrives in the surgical environment. He has been part of this clinic his entire life and knows all aspects of the veterinary practice.



Dr. Arvle Marshall , Audiologist

Conducts Baer Hearing Tests. Doctor Marshall perfected hearing tests for animals and is a leader in the field of audiology. He is a retired professor from Auburn University.


Katherine Griffith 

Kelsey Lee

Payton Powers



Mrs. Teresa Conway

Terrie has over 15 years experience grooming. She is able to do a large variety of cuts on numerous breeds of dogs. Terrie likes to meet each of her clients and enjoys discussing each dog's or cat's new "do".

New patients receive 15% OFF first visit.

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Dr Buddy and his staff were so kind to me and my sweet Vicki. My rat terrier who had been traumatized by a dog attack 2012. She would never recover from her psychological trauma; even the meds didn't snap her out of it. Making a decision to "let her go" wasn't easy for me. And Dr Buddy helped me so much in doing all we could to keep her; but she was gone in her mind and never to return. God blessed me with her for 14 years and struggled with the last two to keep her but God also said it was time to let go. God Bless you Dr. Buddy for being there for me and my sweet Vicki; thank you for staying with her until her passing. I will never forget your kindness.

- Francine T. / Opelika, AL

Office Hours

Monday7:30 AM6:00 PM
Tuesday7:30 AM6:00 PM
Wednesday7:30 AM6:00 PM
Thursday7:30 AM6:00 PM
Friday7:30 AM6:00 PM
Saturday8:00 AM12:00 PM



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