Sheri Fastenrath, DVM, CCRP
Owner of Animal Medical Clinic and a general practitioner, Dr. Sheri Fastenrath grew up in Huntsville and began working at the hospital in 1982 in the kennel. Dr. Fastenrath returned to the hospital as a veterinarian in 1990 and purchased the practice in 1993.
Having received her Bachelor's Degree in Microbiology in 1987 from Auburn University, Dr. Fastenrath continued her education at the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine and was awarded her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 1990.
Dr. Fastenrath became a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner through the University of Tennessee Canine Rehabilitation Certificate Program in 2010. In addition to standard veterinary care, Dr. Fastenrath offers canine rehabilitation services through several modalities including laser light therapy, electrical stimulation therapy, therapeutic ultrasound, underwater treadmill therapy, and therapeutic exercises. She is available for rehabilitation appointments on a referral basis.
Dr. Fastenrath's professional interests include internal medicine, ultrasonography and wellness care. She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Alabama Veterinary Medical Association, the Madison County Veterinary Medical Association, the Huntsville Obedience Training Club and the German Shorthaired Club of America. She is also a founder and stockholder of the Animal Emergency Clinic of North Alabama and has served as president of the board from 1993 to 2004.
Dr. Fastenrath has received numerous awards and honors, including the Veterinary Service Award from the Alabama Veterinary Medical Association in 1999 and the Bravehart Award from The Ark, a local rescue group, in 2001. She served as vice-president of the Madison County Veterinary Medical Association from 1996-1997 and as president from 1998-1999.
Dr. Fastenrath and her husband, Thomas A. Turner III, share their home with two German Shorthaired Pointers, Bing, and Blitz. Dr. Fastenrath participates in dog sports, including agility, confirmation, dock diving, flyball and rally, with her two dogs. Dr. Fastenrath's hobbies include ballroom dancing and watching college football.