As the longest practicing veterinarian in the county, I’ve been helping my friends and neighbors keep their animals healthy since 1974. It’s a great privilege…and a responsibility I take very seriously. That’s why I make sure all my four-legged patients benefit from the latest advancements… and the most gentle care. And that’s why I’m here for them 24 hours a day.”

Dr. Mike Creel has made a lifetime commitment to provide the most advanced, effective care possible for every kind of animal. He continues to devote his time tirelessly in mastering a broad range of skills and specialties that will ensure every creature the benefits of top-of-the-line care. He is well known for his success with livestock, including horses, cows, and swine, as well as his compassionate care for beloved family pets.

After a very active curriculum at Corner High School in Corner, Alabama, Dr. Creel attended Birmingham Southern College from 1966-1970 where he graduated cum laude with a B.S. degree in Biology. He continued his education at Auburn University, graduating from the School of Veterinary Medicine cum laude in 1974.

A dedicated member of the community, Dr. Creel developed and directed the Veterinary Technology Program at Snead State Junior College in Boaz, Alabama, where he trained veterinary technicians for 10 years. He has taught biology lab sessions at local high schools, and is also a member of a variety of professional organizations and community volunteer groups.

In 1978, Dr. Creel converted a working barn and stable into the Red Barn Animal Hospital and he’s been there ever since.