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.
Tara Riddick, 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. Lacey Davis
Dr. Lacey Davis is a Kentucky native that grew up on a family farm with horses and livestock. She was very active in 4-H and pony clubs and enjoyed trail riding at Land Between the Lakes. Dr. Davis moved to horse country to attend college at Georgetown College near Lexington Kentucky. There, Dr. Davis graduated with degrees in chemistry and biology and completed research on equine infectious anemia for the University of Kentucky.
Dr. Davis is a graduate of Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine. At Auburn, Dr. Davis was an officer in the American Association of Bovine Practitioners as well as in the Veterinary Business Management Association. She was also very active in the American Association of Equine Practitioners, Society for Theriogenology, and Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care Club. Dr. Davis has special interests in small and large animal reproduction, surgery, and emergency services.
Dr. Davis met her husband in Auburn and recently had a beautiful beach wedding here on the Gulf Coast. The two enjoy the great outdoors together, often going hiking with their two dogs, a harlequin Great Dane named Abel and a miniature dachshund named Abby. The Davises have 2 horses that they love to trail ride, Bo, a bay OTTB and Scooby, a big dun AQH. They also like to spend their free time hunting, fishing, or going to the shooting range. Dr. Davis has also recently taken up archery with her husband’s help!
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 herd management.
When not at work, you will catch her spending time with family (furry family included), working the family farm, or on the water.