Our Vision

Honoring God through unsurpassed, compassionate care 

for our patients and their owners with a focus on excellence 

and integrity.  

Who We Are

While we are fairly new to Calera, AL "The MAC" has been around for over 14 years.  Dr. Parker originally purchased Montevallo Animal Clinic in June of 2009, located in Montevallo, AL.  While we loved our location in Montevallo, Dr. Parker realized that our area needed not only a larger facility, but one that could be equipped with state of the art equipment.   We moved into our Calera, AL location in June of 2020!

Our Core Values

Respect - We honor the dignity of all people and respect each other’s differences

Collaborate - We exist as a team to support each other in creating a positive work environment and overcoming each day’s challenges with grace.

Attitude - Our positive attitude becomes contagious in the way we treat each other and our clients.

Accountability – We take ownership of what we say and do and repair any harm we cause.

Teachable  - We are humble, teachable and always keep learning. We use our mistakes and failures to learn and grow.

Sam Parker

Dr. Parker, our owner, is from Millbrook, Alabama. He attended Birmingham-Southern for his undergraduate degree where he received a B.S. in Biology, with a minor in Math. He is a 2000 graduate of Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine.  

Dr, Parker specializes in ACL and Bone surgeries, but also loves general medicine!

Dr. Parker and his wife, Kelly, have three children, Brayden, Finley Grace, and Baylor. They have two long haired Chihuahuas and two Goldendoodles. 


Dr. Bruhn grew up in Vestavia Hills, Alabama.  She attended Auburn University for her undergraduate degree where she received a B.S in Biomedical Sciences, with minors in Finance and Animal Sciences.  She then received her veterinary degree from Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine.  


Dr. Bruhn's favorite this is working with breeders and she is our resident AI guru!


Dr. Bruhn and her husband have a Boston Terrier named Scooter.

Dr. Anwhitney Bruhn

Dr. Gillespie grew up in Helena, Alabama and began working at MAC Animal Hospital as a veterinary assistant in 2006. Dr. Gillespie returned to the hospital as a veterinarian in 2020.  She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from The University of Alabama. She then continued her education at Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine where she received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine.  

Dr. Gillespie became a Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist through The Chi University in Reddick, Florida. In addition to standard veterinary care, Dr. Gillespie offers canine and feline acupuncture services through several modalities including dry needling, electro acupuncture, aquapuncture, and traditional Chinese herbal medications.

Dr. Gillespie shares her home with a Doberman Pinscher, Labrador Retriever, 3 cats, and 5 horses. She participates in dog sports, including agility, confirmation, dock diving, and barn hunt, with her two dogs. Her hobbies include horseback riding and watching Bama football. 

Carlie Gillespie

Dr. Morris grew up in Hoover, Alabama. She attended Berry College in Rome, Georgia for her undergraduate degree where she received a B.S. in Animal Sciences with a minor in chemistry. She attended Auburn University where she received her veterinary degree. 

Dr. Morris joined the MAC Family in May 2022 and lives with one dog, a Pitbull named Angus.


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