Veterinarians in Pelham, AL

Dr. Jay H. Price  •  Dr. Elizabeth B. Robinson  •  Dr. Katie E. Stipes


Jay H. Price, D.V.M.

Dr. Jay H. Price, pelham al veterinarianGeneral Practitioner, Owner of Oak View Animal Hospital, CEO of Southern Veterinary Partners

Dr. Price first came to the Hospital in May of 2006 shortly after graduating from veterinary school. After three years as a General Practitioner, Dr. Price took over ownership of the hospital from its original owner.

Dr. Price says he first found his love of animal care while spending summers on his grandparents’ farm helping to tend and care for its many animals. "One of the great joys of being a veterinarian," he says, "is the ability to spend my work day with the various animals that are our patients and maintaining the well-being of creatures that cannot speak for themselves."

A native of Phenix City, Alabama, Dr. Price attended Auburn University for his undergraduate studies, earning a BS in Zoology in 2001. The following year, he entered Auburn University's College of Veterinary Medicine where he graduated with a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2006. His areas of particular professional interest include oncology, internal medicine, surgery and dermatology. He is also a member of the Alabama Veterinary Medical Association, American Veterinary Medical Association and a board member of the Hope 4 Paws Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping pet owners afford treatment of life threatening illnesses for their pets. Additionally, Dr. Price is the veterinary advisor for the Adopt-A-Golden Foundation in Birmingham, AL as well as the Alabama Boston Terrier/French Bulldog Rescue.

At home, Dr. Price and his wife Julie, the Sustainability Coordinator at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, have two sons. They also share their home with a Yellow Lab named Sage, a mix breed named Woodford, and domestic shorthair cat named Miss Kitty.

When not working, Dr. Price enjoys fly fishing, yard work, traveling, and is an avid Auburn University football fan.

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Elizabeth B. Robinson, D.V.M.

Dr. Elizabeth B. Robinson, vet in pelham, alGeneral Practitioner

Dr. Robinson is a General Practitioner with an emphasis in small animal medicine that has been with Oak View Animal Hospital since January, 2007.

A native of Montgomery, Alabama, Dr. Robinson says being a veterinarian is the perfect combination of her lifelong love of animals and the medical sciences. "What I enjoy most about my job is interacting with our clients and the feeling when you know you have truly made someone happy by helping their pet," she says. "Another great thing about my job is that I am constantly challenged and therefore able to learn something new every day, which makes me better at my job."

Dr. Robinson attended high school at Trinity Presbyterian School, and went on to enroll at the University of Alabama where she graduated Cum Laude with a BS in Chemistry in 2000. Later that same year she entered Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine, graduating Cum Laude and earning her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2004. She specializes in and enjoys all aspects of small animal medicine, but has a particular interest in feline medicine and ultrasound.

Dr. Robinson’s interest in the welfare of animals extends beyond the doors of Oak View Animal Hospital to include membership on the board of Hope 4 Paws. At home, she and her husband Reed - a General Contractor - have a dog named Jenny, an English Pointer named Blue, and two domestic shorthair cats named Bob and Bessie. She has one daughter named Rosemary.

When not working or spending time with her family, Dr. Robinson enjoys reading, cooking, working in her yard, and running.

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Katie E. Stipes, D.V.M.

Dr. Katie E. Stipes, vet in pelham, alAssociate Veterinarian

Associate Veterinarian Dr. Katie Stipes joined the team at Oak View Animal Hospital in February 2015. Her love for animals stretches back far further, though; she can vividly recall her childhood in Cullman, Alabama and all her treasured pets. "I always gave them very interesting names," Dr. Stipes remembers. "I had an all-black Cocker Spaniel named Sunshine, and a Cocker Spaniel named Jay Barker - after the Alabama quarterback, of course."

Dr. Stipes was hooked on animals from an early age, and she continued to pursue her passion during her academic career, gaining her Bachelor's degree in Biology from the University of Alabama in 2007, and her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2011. She's also volunteered with the Tuscaloosa Metro Animal Shelter, and is a member of both the Alabama Veterinary Medical Association and the American Veterinary Medical Association.

At Oak View Animal Hospital, Dr. Stipes' professional interests include preventative medicine and dermatology. When asked what she enjoys most about her job, however, she says: "It's helping pet owners love their four-legged children throughout life - from the first kitten or puppy visit to the end of life. I have a deep love for animals."

At home Dr. Stipes cares for a Scottish Terrier named Bear, a Siamese mix named Aubie, a Domestic Short Hair named Darby, and a Red Eared Slider named Squirt. In her free time, Dr. Stipes enjoys cheering for the Alabama Crimson Tide, cooking, reading, traveling, and spending time with her husband Chris. She is a member of Prince of Peace Catholic Church in Hoover.