Dr. David Dykes
Dr. David Dykes grew up in Birmingham, Alabama. He decided in eighth grade, after listening to a Veterinarian during career day, that he would enjoy being a Veterinarian. He never wavered from his course and he graduated from Auburn University's College of Veterinary Medicine in May of 1982.
After graduation, he practiced Veterinary Medicine in Tuscaloosa, Alabama for approximately a year and a half. At that time he moved to Foley, Alabama and has been practicing Veterinary Medicine in this are for over 31 years. Dr. Dykes has a special interest in orthopedic surgery and ophthalmology. His compassion and care for his patients is evident.
Away from work he enjoys spending time with his wife, their son, daughter-in-law, granddaughter and two grandsons. Together he and his wife share their lives with 3 dogs, 3 cats, 6 birds and 1 horse. Dr. Dykes also enjoys fishing, gardening, bicycling, kayaking, paddle boarding and being outdoors.
Dr. Christopher Schreiber
Dr. Christopher Schreiber grew up in Nashville, Tennessee. He decided to be a Veterinarian at the age of five while visiting his uncle and getting to "assist". He graduated in 2008 from Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine and immediately went to Oklahoma State for an internship in theriogenology (animal reproduction). He joined an animal clinic in Stillwater, Oklahoma and practiced there from 2009 to 2012. In May of 2012 he joined the staff of Dykes Veterinary Clinic. He has a special interest in internal medicine and orthopedic surgery. He is married and he and his wife have a beautiful daughter. They also share their home with 4 cats and 1 dog. Away from work he enjoys boating, photography, hiking, bicycling and being outdoors.
Dr. Ashley Smothers
Dr. Smothers grew up in the country with animals as her best friends. She knew from an early age that she wanted to help people and their pets. She lives in Fairhope with her husband and two dogs. She received her undergraduate degree from Auburn University in 2014. She received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2020. In her free time she enjoys reading, gardening, and cooking. She joined our team in July 2020. She has a special interest in preventative medicine and surgery.
Dr. Chad Stinson
Dr. Stinson grew up on a farm and knew early in his life that he wanted to be a Veterinarian. A native of Greenville he now resides in Foley with his dog Bella. Dr. Stinson received his undergraduate degree from Auburn University in December 2013. He received his Doctor of Veterinary medicine from Tuskegee University College of Veterinary Medicine in May of 2020. In his free time he likes to hunt, fish, and enjoys college football. He is a member of First Baptist Church in Foley. He joined our clinic in May 2020 he has a special interest in surgery.
Dr. Kayly Nielsen
Dr. Kayly Nielsen grew up moving between Alabama, Kentucky and Missouri and graduated high school just west of St Louis. She always knew she wanted to help with animals and at 7 decided the best way to do that was to become a veterinarian. She received a BS in Animal Science and MS in Agriculture from Auburn University then moved to Tennessee to attend Lincoln Memorial University for her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2022. She has a special interest in shelter medicine and preventative medicine. She lives in Fairhope with her boyfriend, dog and cat and often will have bottle baby fosters in tote. She is a board member and pet publicist of Rose Acres Rescue in Attalla, AL.
Some of the friendly faces of those who will assist you when you arrive for your appointments.
L-R: Melissa, Shelby, Debbie, Meagan, Sarah.