Tuscaloosa and Northport Veterinarians

Dr. Waller May

veterinarians in tuscaloosaBeing a veterinarian is second nature to Dr. Waller May. His father, Dr. A. Wayne May, founded May Veterinary in 1964 and Dr. Waller May joined the practice in 1989 - two years before his brother Guy. "Having a father who is a veterinarian greatly influenced me to pursue veterinary medicine," Dr. May said. "Growing up we had many pets - dogs, cats, horses, guinea pigs, hamsters, gerbils, snakes and squirrels. Taking care of animals was second nature and working with my father only reinforced that."

Dr. May attended Auburn University for his undergraduate studies and received his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1989. During school he was a member of the Sigma Nu and Alpha Psi fraternities. He is past president of the Tuscaloosa County Veterinary Medical Association (for 10 years) and is also licensed to practice medicine in Florida. Dr. May has a special interest in dermatology.

"I truly enjoy helping family pets," Dr. May said about the satisfaction he receives from his work. "Whether vaccinating to prevent illness or treat injury when it occurs, it is very rewarding to be able to provide care to a family pet."

Dr. May and his wife Susan have three children and four dogs: Callie, Dee Dee, Black Jack and Dominic. He enjoys watching college football (especially Auburn games), traveling, playing soccer with his sons and spending time in the yard and on the beach.

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Dr. C. Guy May

veterinarians in northportDr. C. Guy May joined the clinic his father founded straight out of veterinary school in 1991, but even then he was no stranger to the practice. "I grew up working in the kennel cleaning cages, bathing dogs and cats, and helping my father in the exam rooms and in surgery," he said. Dr. May also worked for Dr. Jimmy Milton at the Small Animal Clinic at Auburn University while in veterinary school.

Dr. May majored in English for his undergraduate studies at Auburn, and earned his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1991. Today he has a special interest in dermatology, otic diseases, soft tissue and orthopedic surgery.

"I enjoy the diversity of our profession," Dr. May said. "There are not too many areas in the medical field where one person can be qualified in dermatology, parasitology, microbiology, radiology, hematology, surgery, anesthesiology, internal medicine, neurology, pediatric dentistry and even pharmacology."

The highlight of his career, though, is that he met his wife Beverly through the practice. They have two children and also spend time with their four pets: two canines named Jenny and Markie, and two cats named Sally Jane and Roddie. Dr. May enjoys working in his yard, spending time on the lake and snow skiing. He is an avid runner and recently qualified and completed the Boston Marathon.

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Dr. Christine Gladney

tuscaloosa veterinariansDr. Christine Gladney has been with May Veterinary Clinic since 2005 (she also did a stint with us between 1995-'97). Being a veterinarian is in her blood: she was surrounded by animals on the farm she grew up on in New Jersey and worked in a veterinary hospital during high school and college.

Dr. Gladney received her undergraduate degree in Animal & Dairy Science from Auburn University in 1993. She went on to earn her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1997. She also won the Upjohn Pharmacia Award for Proficiency upon her graduation. Today, Dr. Gladney has a special interest in feline medicine. She is a member of the Tuscaloosa County Veterinary Medical Association and the American Veterinary Medical Association.

Dr. Gladney adopted a three-legged cat from the clinic named Nubbins and spends some of her spare time gardening, baking and as a member of Romulus Methodist Church.

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Dr. Katy Harshman

tuscaloosa and northport vetsGeneral Practitioner Dr. Katy Harshman was motivated early on in life to become a veterinarian by her mother. "She motivated me to care for animals and help creatures in need," Dr. Harshman said. "Her loving and generous nature instilled in me a lifelong desire to treat and heal - not only pets, but other animals as well."

Dr. Harshman went on to earn a degree in Biology from the University of Alabama in 1995. After graduation she moved to Auburn and worked in a research laboratory at Auburn University's College of Veterinary Medicine and "gained critical knowledge that I applied to my veterinary training," she said. Dr. Harshman received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2001. She was the class representative to the Student Chapter of the Veterinary Medical Association and was also recognized as the "Outstanding Student in Small Animal and Equine Clinics" during her senior year.

"I truly enjoy helping people with their pets and seeing how healing a client's animal can affect not only the life of the pet but also the life of the client," she said. "I also find the mysteries of veterinary medicine intriguing."

Dr. Harshman spends some of her free time with her three dogs and five cats and enjoys running, water sports, scrapbooking, decorating and doing her two favorite jobs: being a wife and mother.

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