17107 Davis Road, Summerdale, Al 36580 Office: (251) 989-4234 Fax: (251) 989-2127
Dr. Timothy P. Stewart
Dr. Tim Stewart grew up on a dairy farm in North Alabama where he gained years of practical
experience in the care of cattle and horses. He graduated from Auburn University with the degree of Doctor
of Veterinary Medicine in 1979. He has been in equine practice in the South Alabama and Northwest Florida
area for over 30 years. It has been a life-long dream of his to establish a full service equine hospital.
DVM, MS, DACVS-LA
Dr. Riddick grew up in a suburb of Memphis, TN, where she rode horses and became involved in the
West Tennessee Hunter/Jumper Association. After high school, she attended Mississippi State University for
both her undergraduate degree in biological engineering, as well as her veterinary degree. During vet school,
she became interested in pursuing specialty training and entered a one year rotating internship in equine
medicine and surgery at Louisiana State University. Following her internship, she moved across the country
to enter a one year large animal fellowship at Oregon State University. At the end of the fellowship,
Dr. Riddick was invited to stay at OSU for a three year residency in large animal surgery. In early 2015,
all of Dr. Riddick's hard work paid off when she passed her specialty examination, becoming a Diplomate
of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons.
Dr. Riddick enjoys working on a variety of cases, especially lamenesses and performance injuries.
Additionally, she enjoys the challenge of both minor and complex surgeries, such as arthroscopy,
laparoscopy, wound reconstruction, angular limb correction, sinus and dental surgery, as well as
a variety of other procedures. At home, Dr. Riddick enjoys spending time with her two cats and her
mixed breed dog, Roxy. With Roxy in tow whenever possible, Dr. Riddick enjoys riding, camping, and hiking.
She also enjoys photography, drawing, and painting.
Dr. Cecelia B. Johnston
Dr. Cecelia Johnston is a North Carolina native turned Alabama resident. She obtained her
undergraduate degree in Animal Science from North Carolina State University, then attended veterinary
school at Auburn University. While at Auburn, Dr. Johnston was an officer in the American Association
of Bovine Practitioners as well as in the American Association of Equine Practitioners. She practiced
large animal medicine in rural North Carolina right out of school and particularly enjoys bovine
herd management, reproductive services, and equine lameness. However, you'll find her working on
creatures of all sizes here at Baldwin Animal Clinic / Gulf Coast Equine Hospital! She grew up
riding Hunter / Jumpers and made the switch to Eventing during her college career. She continues
to ride in her free time and finds time to regularly compete in horse trials. When she's not working
or riding, Dr. Johnston likes to spend time at the beach with her husband and their three dogs.
They enjoy hiking, camping, and any and all things outdoors.
Dr. Lauren Leger
Dr. Lauren Ryan Leger graduated from Auburn University College of veterinary Medicine in 2016.
She went on to do a equine internship at Elgin Equine Hospital in Elgin, Texas. There she worked hands on with
high end sports performance horses practicing her skills in breeding, lameness and internal medicine.
After her internship, she became an associate at a mixed animal practice in Chipley, Florida. While she
enjoyed her time there working on a variety of animals, she looked to get closer to her home town of
Grand Bay, AL.
She has been an associate at Baldwin Animal Clinic and Gulf Coast Equine Hospital since fall of 2019.
Her passion is in large animal medicine especially equine breeding, internal medicine, and bovine/caprine
When not at work, you will catch her spending time with family (furry family included), working the
family farm, or on the water.
Dr Sarah Birdsong
Dr. Sarah Birdsong is originally from Pensacola, FL and received her Bachelor of Science
in Biomedical Sciences in 2018 from the University of West Florida. She competed with her undergraduate's
IHSA team all four years and also competed locally with her own horse. Dr. Birdsong graduated from the
University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine in May 2022. During vet school, she worked at the
equine hospital as an overnight student technician all four years to gain as much experience as possible.
She spent time with vet clinics abroad to gain different perspectives and experiences. Dr. Birdsong was
also a board member of both the student chapter of AAEP and AVMA, and a local organization that provided
veterinary services to the Native American Reservations. After graduation, she worked as an intern at
Texas Equine Hospital before returning to the area. Dr. Birdsong enjoys spending her free time exploring
new places, taking her dog for walks, and spending time with her friends, family, and horses.