Kennel Staff

Tony Demmons

Sahara Gonzalez


Olivia Houtz

Front Office Manager

Falon Russo

Veterinary Techs and Assistants

Jessica Kerrick, LVT

Sara Hattaway

Jeffrey Neville

Laney Green

Savannah Wood

Angie Bullock

Stevie Long

Kaelin Espanet


Bobby Wilson, DVM

Ann Brennan, DVM

Dr. Ann Brennan was born and raised in Memphis. She then went to Auburn University for her Bachelor's in Poultry Science and received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine. She worked as a veterinarian in Georgia for 6 years before moving to Birmingham three years ago and is so excited to be joining the Altadena Valley Animal Clinic team.

Outside the clinic, Dr. Brennan enjoys spending time with her husband Eric, son Tucker, and daughter June. Her furry family members include two German Shepherd dog sisters Luna and Nova and crotchety cat Boo. When not chasing her kids around, she enjoys watching college football, baking, gardening, and cross-stitching.

Her professional interests include internal medicine, ophthalmology, preventive care, especially discussing spays, neuters, and heartworm prevention with clients. Dr. Brennan’s professional memberships include Jefferson County Veterinary Medical Association, Alabama Veterinary Medical Association, and American Veterinary Medical Association. 

Office Manager

Haley Brown

Julie Best Grimes, DVM

Dr. Grimes grew up in Anniston, AL owning an array of animals that ranged from cats to horses. She attended Auburn University, where she became a 1982 graduate of the Auburn University School of Veterinary Medicine. She began practicing in Birmingham, AL in 1984 and made her purchase of Altadena Valley Animal Clinic in 1995. As well as veterinary services, the clinic offered regular boarding for cats and dogs up until 2008, when Dr. Grimes expanded into the neighboring building. This expansion produced 8 luxurious doggy suites as well as a spacious new cat boarding area and cat playroom. What Dr. Grimes loves about her job as a veterinarian is building long-term relationships with her clients, human and animal. She loves treating pets from puppies and kittens all the way to their geriatric stages of life. In her free time, Dr. Grimes loves spending time with her husband, 3 children, daughter-in-law, and 2 grandchildren. Of course, Dr. Grimes also has animal children as well. She currently owns Lucky Lou, a quirky, tail-less black cat; Dinah, a sassy black cat; and Smokey, a dachshund who loves to dig holes in the backyard. She also frequently babysits her grand-dog, a Boston Terrier Mix, named Alia.

Dr. Grimes is a member of the Jefferson County Veterinary Medical Association and the American Veterinary Medical Association.

Scott Espanet

Front Office

Kendra Hardin

Kennel Staff

Lolly Wilson, DVM

Dr. Wilson was born and raised in Birmingham and is married to veterinarian Dr. Bobby Wilson. She graduated in 1983 from Auburn University. The Wilsons have four grown children and three grandsons. In addition, they own Telli, the best black Labrador Retriever ever born, and Kit-Kat, a mischievous, loving, brown tabby cat.

Educating clients on how best to take care of their pets and helping them solve various behavioral issues are very rewarding for Dr. Wilson. She loves new puppy and kitten visits to lay a solid foundation for a strong human-animal bond and discussing nutrition and training with owners. Dermatology is another favorite area of hers in veterinary medicine.

Hobbies and other interests for Dr. Wilson include reading, cooking, keeping her grandsons, and writing inductive Bible studies.

Professional memberships include the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Jefferson County Veterinary Medical Association.

Lynda Seal

Melissa Joseph Miller, DVM

Following graduation, first in her veterinary class, from Auburn University, Dr. Miller practiced small animal medicine and surgery in Montgomery, Alabama, before returning to Auburn where she practiced as a clinician in the Wilford & Kate Bailey Small Animal Teaching Hospital Community Practice service. Although she loved her time living in the loveliest village on the plains, she decided to move "home' to Birmingham where she grew up to practice for the past 7 years.

Dr. Miller is married to David Miller, and together they have two daughters,  Sadie 6, Scarlett 3, and a mischievous rescue pup, Bartlet.

Her professional interests include client education and communication, dermatology, ultrasound, and ophthalmology. In her spare time, Dr. Miller enjoys cooking, Auburn football, traveling, and spending time with friends and family. She is so excited to be a part of the outstanding staff at Altadena Valley Animal Clinic.

Dr. Miller is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and Jefferson County Veterinary Medical Association.

Sarah Brown, LVT

Katrina Gamble

Amy Sanford

Paula Brown

Altadena Valley Animal Clinic