Growing up on a working beef cattle farm in south Alabama, Dr. Hank's large animal experience started at birth.
Hank graduated from Auburn University's College of Agriculture in 1996 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal and Dairy Sciences. This was followed by his DVM from the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine (Cum Laude) in 2000. His experiences growing up and education, along with the invaluable mentorship of Dr. Woody Ash have defined his current scope of practice.
Though equine lameness and surgery take up the majority of his time, he maintains an active interest in food animal medicine.
A native of the West Bank of New Orleans, Dr. Lacey moved to Alabama in 1993 to attend Auburn University. There she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology from the College of Science and Mathematics. She continued on to the College of Veterinary Medicine where she graduated as valedictorian of the class of 2000. Dr. Lacey served as a Student-Resident in the Small Animal Hospital and received the highest academic accolades offered by the College.
Dr. Lacey's primary focus is the diagnosis and treatment of complex small animal internal medicine, dermatology, and surgery cases.
When she is not working, Lacey spends her time taking care of her family (Hank, Emily, and Gus) and pets. She enjoys running, water sports, and competing in triathlons.
Dr. Beth grew up in Silverhill, Alabama.
She attended Auburn University where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Sciences from the College of Agriculture in 2007 (Cum Laude). She graduated from the College of Veterinary Medicine in 2010 (Cum Laude).
Beth has been employed at LVCPC since graduation and serves as a true mixed-animal practitioner. Dr. Beth is prepared to see anything that walks in the door, no matter how strange (she even claims to like rodents and reptiles). Her primary medical interests are equine and companion animal medicine.
Outside of work, she enjoys riding her horses, old-school nintendo and spending time with family and friends.
Dr. Austen Vollenweider grew up in Birmingham, AL, where he developed an interest in animals at an early age. When he wasn't playing sports, he enjoyed working cows with his grandfather on their family farm. Austen attended Auburn University where he met his wife, Lindsey. In 2012 he graduated from the Auburn College of Agriculture with a B.S. in Animal Science.
Pursuing his lifelong dream, Austen attended veterinary school at the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, VA. During his clinical year, Austen did an external rotation in which he spent 3 weeks at Lee Vet Clinic. Upon completion of the program, he graduated with his DVM in May of 2016.
Austen and Lindsey are thrilled to relocate to Atmore with their animals: Lola (a dog) and Carlos (a cat). They are excited to join the team at Lee Veterinary Clinic in serving the Atmore area and surrounding communities. Austen looks forward to treating your small and large animals.