about our veterinary practice Decatur, AL
Decatur Animal Care is proud to serve Decatur, AL and surrounding areas. We are dedicated to providing the highest level of veterinary medicine along with friendly, compassionate service.

We believe in treating every patient as if they were our own pet, and giving them the same loving attention and care. We are a group of highly trained, experienced animal lovers who are devoted to giving our patients the best care possible.

If you have any questions about how we can care for your pet, please don't hesitate to call us at (256) 340-9323. Thank you!

Dr. Kelly B. Griffith

Dr. Kelly B. Griffith is the sole owner of Decatur Animal Care. In January 2017, Dr. Griffith acquired the practice (formerly known as ‘Dishman Animal Clinic’) after working closely with Dr. Michael Dishman for eighteen years as an Associate and Partner. Dr. Griffith is a Morgan County native. She grew up and currently resides in the Priceville area. As a young girl, it was always her dream to one day become a veterinarian so that she could not only help heal the animals that bring so much joy to her life, but to the lives of so many others in the community. Dr. Griffith graduated from Hartselle High School in 1990 and then began her college career at Calhoun Community College. She later graduated with her Bachelor of Science Degree in Animal and Dairy Science from Auburn University in 1994, where she also went on to earn her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 1998. Today, Dr. Griffith serves as a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Alabama Veterinary Medical Association, and the North Alabama Veterinary Medical Association. Dr. Griffith is an active member of the West Hartselle Baptist Church, where she sings in the choir and praise team, leads an all girls’ mission group, and assists with teaching a youth bible study. For the past nine years she has volunteered at Priceville Elementary School as the Pet Club sponsor. In addition, Dr. Griffith has spent time and energy with the volunteer center of Morgan County Summer Youth Program. Her and her husband, Patrick, have two daughters, Emily Anne and Mckenna as well as two canine babies, Larry and Darwin, and two cats, Jezebel and Henry. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, running outdoors and vegetable gardening.

Dr. Jessica K. Taylor

Dr. Jessica K. Taylor is a native of Priceville, Al. She received a Bachelor of Science from the University of Alabama in Huntsville in 2010, and then went on to Auburn University to fulfill her dreams of becoming a veterinarian. Dr. Taylor graduated from the Auburn University College of Veterinarian Medicine in 2014, after which she returned home to start her veterinary career. She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Alabama Veterinary Medical Association. Dr. Taylor plans on becoming even more involved in her community, but her current activities include assisting Dr. Kelly Griffith with the Priceville Elementary School Pet Club, and being active in her church. During veterinary school, Dr. Taylor went on several veterinary mission trips, both locally and internationally, and she has plans to continue to go on these trips when possible. She has been married to her husband, Stephen, since September 2014. She and her husband are very active in Shoal Creek Baptist Church in Priceville, where she is involved with the Praise Team and Choir, as well as teaching preschoolers in the AWANA program on Wednesday nights. Dr. Taylor practiced emergency medicine at Veterinary Regional Referral Hospital from June 2014 to July 2015. She joined our practice in July 2015 as an associate veterinarian. She enjoys all facets of small animal medicine and surgery.

Julie Brakeman

Office Manager

Amber Mann

Veterinary Assistant