Dr. J. Michael Brown assumed the leadership role of Arab Veterinary Hospital just prior to graduating from Auburn University in 1983. He has long considered this decision a privilege and opportunity of a lifetime. Practicing veterinary medicine in this small conservative town for more than three decades has given Dr. Brown satisfaction, purpose and frankly, more entertainment than any one person should ever enjoy.
Through the years this practice has prospered, all the while embracing current advancements in the field. Great strides in technology and technique have given rise to the private practitioner’s amazing opportunities to advance in general practice but Dr. Brown has been able to consistently remain grounded in his true practice philosophy. He will be quick to say that the art of practicing quality veterinary medicine and surgery is not about raw numbers, data, and target milestones, but rather it is the art of understanding one’s place. He fully understands this profession is merely the conduit through which he is able to forge lasting and meaningful relationships with clients who become friends. He will also tell you veterinary medicine is a really fun-filled, fast-paced, challenging occupation but ultimately it is the friendships, old and new, that bring the most joy and offer the greatest reward.