Dr. Kileigh Speed is the newest addition to our team of doctors. She graduated from the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2019 following completion of her undergraduate Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Sciences, also from Auburn University. She is originally from Dothan, AL and recalls wanting to become a veterinarian from the age of 3 years old. So she's living her lifelong dream. She spent much of her time growing up gearing herself towards that goal, including working with us as a veterinary assistant prior to veterinary school (some of you may know her from that time).
Dr. Speed is engaged to be married to another practicing veterinarian, Dr. Zac Hassler, whom she met during her undergraduate time at Auburn. She currently has a Catahoula named Murphy and enjoys taking him on adventures whenever possible. She also has four other dogs named Ellie, Nilla, Yoda, and Ewok that spend most of their time in Dothan with her parents, but she still claims them as her own. While away from the clinic, Dr. Speed enjoys watching movies, photography, drawing, and spending time with her friends and family (furry friends included).
Dr. Speed’s professional interests include emergency medicine, soft tissue surgery, behavior, and furthering the human-animal bond with great client communication and detailed patient care. She is currently a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Alabama Veterinary Medical Association, and is Fear Free Certified.