Crystal Noell, LVT

Crystal Noell has been with Alford Avenue Veterinary Hospital since 2013. She graduated with her degree as a licensed Veterinary Technician in 2018 and has been licensed for 2 years. Crystal is a very dedicated employee and has experience working each position. She also does all the ordering for the clinic from medication to miscellaneous supplies. When not working, Crystal enjoys spending time with her husband Clifford and their two kids.  She cares for her 23 pets and 54 houseplants. 

Debbi Runyan, LVT

My name is Deborah Runyan, but most just know me as Debbi. I grew up in Chelsea, Alabama, a small town around 30 miles south of Birmingham. I have been working at Alford Avenue Veterinary Hospital since November 2003. I graduated from Vestavia Hills High in 2005. After high school I attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) to pursue a career in human internal medicine, all the while still working part time at Alford. There was a lack of fulfillment while attending UAB, and after much thought and support I decided to attend veterinary technician school at Jefferson State Community College in 2014. I graduated with and Associate Degree in Applied Science in December 2016. In my free time I enjoy looking for arrowheads, fresh water fishing, and playing disc golf. I also enjoy spending time with my son Kasen who was born in May 2018.

Raven McMurry, LVT

Raven has been at Alford Avenue Veterinary Hospital since December of 2013. She graduated from Hueytown High School in May of 2013 and went on to begin her career in the field of veterinary medicine. She attended Jefferson State Community College, where she graduated in December of 2016 with an Associate in Applied Science Degree in Veterinary Technology. When not working she enjoys vacationing to the Gulf Coast and spending time with her dogs, Piper and Tucker who are Pembroke Welsh Corgis and Lucy who is part corgi.

Stephanie Elliott, LVT

Kelli Steward


Kelli moved to the Birmingham area in 1996 from Minnesota. She had been a server for many years and decided it was time to do something she always wanted to, and that was to work with animals. Alford Avenue Veterinary Hospital had an ad for a receptionist, and the rest is history. She lives in downtown Birmingham now in a renovated car garage with her husband Stephen, his two sons, their grandparents, and 6 cats and her dog Jada who comes to work with her everyday.

Courtney Page

Assistant, Receptionist

Abby Travers


Alyssa McCain


Jai Pruitt


Tyler Plumley

Kennel Manager

Ashlyn Parker


Erika Powers


Baby Girl

Clinic Cat


Clinic Cat

Not Pictured here:

Travis Smith
Janna Owen
Mason Gibbs
Kilee Malloch
Mandy Dao

Corinne Murphy

Kennel Assistants
J.C. Waldrop
Kaitlyn Strickland
Kathryn Stocks - Certified Master Herpetologist
Jack Paepcke
Sara Grace Lackey