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Visit Us: 1615 Second Ave, Opelika, AL 36801

About Us

Opelika Animal Hospital

Meet Our Providers

Dr. Gary Hunt, DVM

Dr. Hunt was born and raised in Opelika and graduated from Opelika High School.  After graduation from Veterinary School at Auburn University, Dr. Hunt joined Opelika Animal Hospital in 1980.  He is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Alabama Veterinary Medical Association.  Dr. Hunt is recognized in the veterinary field as one of the most outstanding surgeons in East Alabama.

Dr. Hunt and his wife, Angela, have 5 sons.  Doc is also the proud grandfather to four precious grandchildren: Presley Anne, Parker, Robert and Barrett. In his free time, Dr. Hunt enjoys farming, wildlife management and deep sea fishing.

Dr. Lybbi Epperson, DVM

Dr. Lybbi Epperson grew up on her family’s farm in Northeast Alabama.  This along with showing livestock and a true love of animals led her to choose a career in veterinary medicine.  After following her dreams of living out west and competing on a collegiate livestock judging team at Connors State College she returned to Auburn University to complete her degree in Animal Science.  Dr. Epperson graduated from Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine, receiving her DVM in May of 2010.  For the next four years she worked at an all inclusive mixed animal practice in her hometown where her patients ranged from hairless rats to horses!  Lybbi is excited to call Opelika home and loves serving the patients of Opelika Animal Hospital.  She resides just outside of town on a farm with her husband Blake, son Walton, dogs Oliver and Shotgun and a herd of Boer Goats that Walton shows at local and national livestock events.

Dr. Andrew Wagner, DVM

Dr. Wagner spent 3 years in the Marine Corps attaining the rank of Captain before entering veterinary school at Auburn University in 1976. He graduated from Auburn Veterinary School in 1980. Dr. Wagner comes to Opelika Animal Hospital with a strong background of private veterinary practice. He started two small animal clinics in Pennsylvania. His expertise in veterinary medicine along with his knowledge of excellent customer service make him a perfect fit for our practice. The father of two sons, Dr. Wagner is married to Nancy who is the client/doctor liaison at the Small Animal Clinic of the Veterinary School at Auburn. Because Nancy worked at Dr. Wagner’s previous clinics, she represents a compassionate side of veterinary medicine and communicates well with clients there. In their spare time, the Wagners enjoy nature and working in the large vegetable garden at their farm. Along with canning and freezing fresh vegetables, the Wagners also are bee keepers.

Dr. Wagner’s excellent client – patient care and his cheerful, upbeat personality make him a frequently requested veterinarian at Opelika Animal Hospital.

Dr. Jensen, DVM

Dr. Rochelle Jensen joined Opelika Animal Hospital in February 2020. She is Australian born and completed her DVM equivalent at James Cook University, Australia, in 2012. In 2014, she made her way across the ocean to Auburn University to undertake a residency in comparative theriogenoligy (animal reproduction) and completed a master’s degree in biomedical sciences. She became board certified with the American College of Theriogenologists in 2016, at which time she made the decision to call the USA home. When not at the hospital, Dr. Jensen enjoys spending time with her family and two dogs Alan and Sie. Favorite pastimes invoice getting outdoors, especially for scuba diving, horse riding and hiking.

Kodey Lashley, Office Manager

Kodey Lashley is the Office Manager at Opelika Animal Hospital. Before joining the Opelika Animal Hospital family, Kodey worked in a variety of other businesses in the management capacity. Kodey enjoys her position at OAH because other than just bookkeeping, she is able to be around animals and she enjoys working with all the doctors. A graduate of Beauregard schools, Kodey is the mom to Ella, Eli and Emersyn. She and her kids have a “furry family” including dogs, “Rosie” and “Luna”. Kodey has excellent customer service skills and is good at making clients feel right at home at Opelika Animal Hospital.”

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