Dr. Hart is a native of Birmingham. He has had horses in Clay for 45 years. He graduated from Auburn University with a Bachelor of Sciences in Animal and Dairy Sciences in 1982 and a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 1985.
Before moving back to Clay, he worked as an associate veterinarian in Atlanta, Georgia. After founding Clay-Chalkville Animal Clinic in the loft of the barn at his family farm in Clay, he also worked for the Birmingham Racing Commission at the Birmingham Race Course. He designed and built the current location and moved into the log building in 1991.
After the City of Clay was founded in June, 2000, Dr. Hart was elected the first Mayor of the City of Clay in July 2000 and served as Mayor until November 2008. Dr. Hart also served as the veterinarian for large animals at the Birmingham Zoo in 2008. Dr. Hart has served as Chairman of Jefferson County Emergency Management Agency’s Animal Rescue Unit since 2008. Dr. Hart also serves as a Reserve Deputy with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department in Animal Forensics.
Dr. Hart currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Auburn Alumni Association and on the Alumni Advisory Council for Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine and the Advisory Board of the Greater Birmingham Auburn Club.
Dr. Hart attends North Park Baptist Church where he serves on the chairman of Foundations Men’s Ministry Leadership Team. Dr. Hart is an Assistant Scout Master at Troop 28 in Birmingham. He and his wife, Lori, have four children; Payton, Heather, Zack and Chaz. His professional interests includes medicine and surgery with an exceptional reputation in orthopedic surgery and ear crops.