Background: 280 Animal Medical Center has been a fixture in Westover Alabama since 1982 when it was founded by Dr. Lynn Hall as Hall Animal Hospital. In 2006 with the area growing rapidly and demand for large animal services decreasing, Drs. Crisman, Odom, and Dickey purchased the hospital and converted it to a full-service companion animal practice. The name was changed to reflect the goals of providing comprehensive care and servicing the 280 corridor.
A New Beginning: In December 2013, Dr. Jay Crisman retired from corporate practice with Zoetis and purchased the remaining two thirds of the practice from his partners. His goal was to make 280AMC the premier veterinary hospital in the area where pet owners could find exceptional care delivered “Mayberry Style”. Dedication to the community along with consistent investment in renovations, advanced medical equipment, and a development of a talented and compassionate staff has enabled the practice to make big strides toward Dr. Jay’s vision. We now have four doctors on staff (three full time and one part time) who have diverse and complimentary skills. Our expanding client base includes wonderful people and pets from many surrounding communities.
What Makes us Different: Our doctors and staff are committed to providing “Big City Quality, Small Town caring” at every visit and we strive to take care of people through their pets. Pet owners ourselves, we have a sincere appreciation for the special relationship called the human-animal bond that exists between people and their furry family members. Our doctors are passionate about teaching and enjoy helping pet owners understand the “why” behind our preventive care and treatment guidance.
We are equipped to handle all commonly encountered medical and surgical situations and are prepared to help you protect your pets with the very best in preventive medicine. Our doctors are committed to excellence and attend more than twice the number of continuing education hours required for licensure each year. In addition to our medical services, we have a top-notch grooming service and spacious boarding in a safe country setting that is home away from home for our guests.
280 Animal Medical Center is now an Award-Winning veterinary practice! In 2017 we were named Small Business of the Year by the Greater Shelby County Chamber of Commerce and were finalists for the 2017 BCA/CCA Alabama Small Business of the Year. In 2018 Dr. Crisman was named Healthcare Professional of the Year – Veterinarian, by the Greater Shelby County Chamber of Commerce.
Expanding Services & Fun: In 2018 we added a regulation sized agility field behind the practice where our coach Beth Willingham’s teams practice each week. We were recently approved by North American Diving Dogs and are planning to bring dock diving to the area in 2019!
It is truly an honor and a pleasure to work with the many wonderful people and pets we see every day. You can count on us to always treat your pets just like our own, and you will always leave with your concerns addressed and questions answered. Come see us!