History of Caldwell Mill Animal Clinic Birmingham AL

Dr. Jimmy Jordan graduated from Auburn University’s School (now college) of veterinary medicine in 1987

and went to work here in Birmingham for Vestavia Animal Clinic under Dr. Bob Crowe and Dr. Shane West. Dr. Jordan and Dr Crowe soon began discussing plans to open a new practice in the then sparsely populated Inverness area. They located Caldwell Mill Animal Clinic Birmingham AL in an area that would become a prime spot on the corner of Valleydale road and Caldwell Mill road. A small house was there and Dr.’s Crowe and Jordan purchased the property and renovated the house into a start-up veterinary practice.

Caldwell Mill Animal Clinic Birmingham AL
Dr. Jimmy Jordan

As this process moved forward Dr. Jordan and Christenberry, who were friends and fraternity brothers from college days stayed in close contact about their future together. Dr. Christenberry graduated from Auburn’s veterinary school in 1986 and practiced in Fayetteville, TN for one and a half years before coming to Birmingham to work at Green Springs Animal Clinic and Hoke Animal Clinic for Drs. Ross Cryar and Mike Hoke. In December of 1988 Dr. Jordan and Dr. Crowe opened Caldwell Mill Animal Clinic Birmingham AL. Dr. Jordan was the work horse who provided the blood, sweat and tears to breathe life into a fledging practice. Dr. Crowe provided financial support, encouragement, and the business advice from years of experience. Through all this, all three Drs. Jordan, Crowe and Christenberry, knew the potential of Caldwell Mill Animal Clinic Birmingham AL and the community in which it stood and so dreams were dreamed and deals were struck after months of negotiation.

So in June of 1990, one and a half years after its opening, the three Drs. realized the need for a second doctor. Dr. Christenberry then purchased Dr. Crowe’s half interest in the practice and property of Caldwell Mill Animal Clinic making Dr. Jordan and Dr. Christenberry full 50-50 partners. And so began a partnership of two men with completely opposite personalities (they both had personality profile tests done early in their relationship) but seem to have complemented one another by God’s grace. They have a unity of spirit yet a variety of ideas… A good blend.

Caldwell Mill Animal Clinic Birmingham AL
Dr. Bill Christenberry

Through the years Caldwell Mill Animal Clinic has had a few associates who have contributed to the mission of Caldwell Mill Animal Clinic, but Dr. Andy Sokol came in May of 1998 and has become an integral part of the heart beat of Caldwell Mill Animal Clinic. Soon after, Caldwell Mill Animal Clinic realized a need to expand its physical borders and through many hours of planning, wrangling and negotiations found its way across the street to its present location in November of 1999.  Dr. Nicole Martin joined the practice in 2010  as well as the recent additions of Dr. Jennifer Ham and Dr. Brand Tolbert. These additions are valuable assets to Caldwell Mill Animal Clinic’s practice of veterinary medicine. CMAC has also been richly blessed by a loyal and effective core support staff. Those who have had the deepest impact and have stood the test of time and been here for ten years or more are Cindy Holtzclaw (now in her 25th year!), Lisa Foote, Ann Trupp, Rick Clark and Diana Barnes.