Our Veterinarians

Dr. Casey B. Abernathy

DVM and Practice Owner


Colleges: Jacksonville State University, BS Biology c/o 2007
St. George’s University, School of Veterinary Medicine c/o 2014

Dr. Casey Abernathy is local to the area. He graduated from Alexandria High School in 2002 and began pursuing his veterinary career completing his undergraduate studies at Jacksonville State University. Dr. Abernathy started his veterinary career working as a kennel technician and gained veterinary experience here prior to attending veterinary school. After returning, he worked along side a seasoned veterinarian for 2 years, Dr. Tom Beam, before purchasing the practice in December 2016.

Dr. Abernathy veterinary interest include preventative medicine and surgery. He also enjoys spending time with his girlfriend, Dr. Melissa Boemanns, and their eight dogs. Every chance they get they are either at the lake or beach, with their fur babies, who all enjoying running in the sand or taking a relaxing boat ride.

Melissa M. Boemanns



Colleges: Georgia College & State University, BS Biology c/o 2008
St. George’s University, School of Veterinary Medicine c/o 2014

Dr. Melissa Boemanns joined the Anniston Veterinary Clinic family in 2018. She is a Georgia girl who earned her Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Georgia College & State University. In 2009, she ecstatically said “yes” to her acceptance into St. George’s University School of Veterinary Medicine in Grenada, West Indies. After completing her coursework at SGU, Dr. Boemanns attended Auburn University’s School of Veterinary Medicine for her final clinical year – War Eagle!!!
Dr. Boemanns has a passion for all of God’s creatures, big and small. She was a shelter veterinarian while working in Georgia and she continues to love her close work with local rescue groups and shelters in Alabama. Her professional focus is preventative care, surgery, and practical quality medicine for her patients.
Outside of practice, Dr. Boemanns enjoys being outdoors at the lake or the beach with her boyfriend, Dr. Brent Abernathy, and their large – and ever-growing – family of perfect dogs.

Wes Tillison



Colleges: Auburn University, BS Animal Science c/o 1986
Auburn University, School of Veterinary Medicine c/o 1991

Dr. Wes Tillison provides Relief Veterinary Services on Saturday mornings at Anniston Veterinary Clinic. A native of Alexandria, Alabama, Dr. Tillison is a 1981 Graduate of Alexandria High School. Dr. Tillison attended Gadsden State Community College before transferring to Auburn University where he received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Animal Science in 1986. Dr. Tillison graduated from Auburn University’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 1991. He worked as an Associate Veterinarian at Anniston Veterinary Hospital for 8 years before joining the United States Department of Agriculture as a Supervisory Public Health Veterinarian. Dr. Tillison’s duties with USDA include supervision of Food Inspectors and Consumer Safety Inspectors as well as ensuring safety of the Nation’s Food Supply.

Dr. Tillison is married to Hollie Hamilton Tillison, one of the Veterinary Technicians employed with Anniston Veterinary Clinic. Dr. and Mrs. Tillison reside with their two children, Bayley and Kaytie in Ohatchee, Alabama. Dr. Tillison’s Veterinary interests include Preventive Medicine and Dermatology. He also enjoys traveling to the beach with his family and raising Registered Appaloosa Horses who excel in multiple disciplines.