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.
Dr. Giambrone is a native of Birmingham, where he graduated from Clay Chalkville High School. He graduated from the University of Alabama with a Bachelor of Sciences in Biology in 2009 and a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Auburn University in 2015.
Dr. Giambrone has enjoyed the benefits of an Alabama and Auburn education. During his studies at both universities, he took advantage of opportunities working with exotics. While an undergraduate student at Alabama, he performed research on reptiles. Later, during his doctoral studies at Auburn University, he completed an internship at Gulf World Aquarium where he worked with an array of exotics including birds, reptiles, dolphins, and sea lions.
After graduation from Auburn University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Giambrone joined the team at Hope Animal Clinic from March of 2015 thru May of 2016. On June 1st of 2016, Dr. Giambrone came home to Clay Chalkville Animal Clinic where Dr. Hart has mentored him since July, 2009.
Dr. Giambrone enjoys working with all animals but has a special interest in exotics. His personal pets include the following wonderful menagerie: 4 dogs–2 mixed-breed rescues and 2 Australian Shepherds–1 cat, a Domestic Short-Hair rescue–and 1 snake, a green pastel Ball Python.
Dr. Giambrone is passionate about providing the best pet healthcare possible and about coming alongside pet owners to help ensure the very best for their pets. Outside of veterinary medicine, Dr. Giambrone enjoys University of Alabama athletics and hiking.