Dr. David T. Fuller, III

  • Graduated Auburn University, 1984, DVM
  • Graduated University of Georgia, 1987, MS
  • Diplomate College of Theriogenology, 1988
  • Graduated Texas A&M University, 1993, PhD
  • Hometown: Hueytown, Alabama

After completing his DVM at Auburn University, Dr. Fuller attended the University of Georgia where he received his Masters of Science in anatomy and completed his residency in theriogenology. Following his graduation from UGA, he entered a PhD program in physiology at Texas A&M where he studied molecular genetics.

Dr. Fuller taught anatomy at University of Georgia while completing his master’s degree in anatomy and a residency in theriogenology. Next at Texas A&M University, he taught physiology where his research focused on genetics. Upon graduation from Texas A&M, Dr. Fuller moved back to Alabama and provided relief work for area Alabama veterinarians for three years before he became a full time associate at Clay Chalkville Animal Hospital for another three years. He opened Hope Animal Clinic in 2000.

Dr. Fuller enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine but especially enjoys orthopedic surgery and reproductive work, using frozen semen in conjunction with hormonally-timed ovulation protocols.

Dr. Fuller is married to Mimi Hand Fuller. They have four children: Elizabeth, Katherine, Joseph and Thompson. Dr. Fuller and his family live on a farm in central Alabama where they have a small herd of cattle, five horses, seven dogs, and three cats. All the Fullers love animals!


Dr. Daniel LeBlanc

  • Graduated Louisiana State University, 1998, DVM
  • Hometown: New Orleans, LA

Following graduation, Dr. LeBlanc returned to the New Orleans’ area to practice small animal medicine at Airline Animal Hospital in Metairie, Louisiana. While there, he developed special interests in surgery, internal medicine, oncology, and emergency medicine.

Following the loss of his home in Hurricane Katrina in 2005, Dr. LeBlanc and his family relocated to Birmingham. After practicing for over four years in Shelby County, Dr. LeBlanc began doing relief work in the Greater Birmingham area for several practices including Hope Animal Clinic. He joined the staff at Hope Animal Clinic full time in May of 2011. Dr. LeBlanc is married to Amanda Marcel LeBlanc, and they have two daughters, Marcelle and Ava. Dr. LeBlanc and his family love their dog Gryffin and two guinea pigs, Cuddles and Mo.


Dr. Abby Corbin Long

  • Graduated Troy University, 2008, BS
  • Graduated Auburn University, 2012, DVM
  • Hometown: Dothan, Alabama

While at Auburn University, Dr. Long received the award for the highest clinical proficiency in dermatology in her class. Other special interests that Dr. Long enjoys are oncology and canine sports medicine and rehabilitation. Dr. Long is married to Dean Long, and they have 5 furry “children”: 3 Golden Retrievers named Tucker, Scout and Allie: a Weimaraner/lab mix named Avery; and a tuxedo cat named Delilah.

Dr. Melissa Joseph MillerDr. Miller

  • Graduated Auburn University, 2010, BS – Summa Cum Laude
  • Graduated Auburn University, 2014, DVM – Summa Cum Laude
  • Hometown: Hoover, Alabama

Following graduation from Auburn University, Dr. Miller practiced small animal medicine and surgery in Montgomery, Alabama, before returning to Auburn where she was most recently a clinician in the Wilford & Kate Bailey Small Animal Teaching Hospital Community Practice service. Her interests include client education and communication, dermatology, and ophthalmology.

Dr. Miller is married to David Miller, and together they have a brand new baby girl and two mischievous beagles, Bartlet and Anna. In her spare time, Dr. Miller enjoys cooking, Auburn football, traveling, and spending time with friends and family. She is so excited to be a part of the wonderful team at Hope Animal Clinic!


Dr. Katherine Schmidt

  • Graduated The Ohio State University, 2008, BS
  • Graduated The Ohio State University, 2013, DVM
  • Hometown: Dublin, Ohio

After graduating from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2013, Dr. Schmidt moved to Southern California, where she practiced general and emergency medicine for two years. In 2015 she and her husband, Dr. Adam Hauser, relocated to Alabama when he accepted a position at the University of Alabama –Roll Tide!– and she joined the Hope Animal Clinic staff.

Dr. Schmidt grew up in Ohio and is an avid Buckeye enthusiast. In her free time, she enjoys college football–especially Buckeye and Alabama football–good food and wine with family and friends, and spending time with her husband and their pets–Archie, a Terrier mix, and 2 wonderful cats, Mr. Kitters and Hugs.

Dr. Schmidt’s professional interests include orthopedic surgery and emergency medicine, but she loves all aspects of small animal practice.