Red Mountain Animal Clinic was established in 1975 by Veterinarian Jerome B. Williams in the Greensprings area and has served the Greater Birmingham community for over 32 years. Our dependable staff offers friendly customer service for our clients as well as their pets offering dentist and surgeon services, boarding and more.

Veterinary Dr. Jerome B. Williams

Dr. Jerome B. Williams

Dr. Jerome B. Williams





Native of Beloit in Dallas County near Selma, Alabama

Tuskegee Institute: 1968—Bachelor of Science

Tuskegee Institute: 1969—Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine



Professional Highlights

Stresser Animal Hospital (Chicago, Illinois): 1969-1975—Associate

Southtown Animal Hospital (Chicago, Illinois): 1969-1975—Associate

United States Department of Agriculture (Illinois): 1970-1974—Veterinary Medical Officer

Established Red Mountain Animal Clinic (Homewood, Alabama): 1975—Present

Birmingham Racing Commission: 1981-1985—Deputy Chief Veterinarian

Fox 6 News (Good Day Alabama/Ask the Pet Doctor): 1999-Present—Resident Veterinarian

Fox 6 News (Veterinary Specialists Segment): 2009–Present—Veterinarian Co-host

Veterinary News Network (VNN): 2004-Present—National News Reporter

Offices and Affiliations

Alabama A & M University; Board of Trustees: 2010—2016

Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine (TUSVM) – Alumni Executive Council

Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine—Dean’s Advisory Board

Alabama Veterinary Medical Association & Alabama State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners: Wellness Committee—Chairman: 2006 – 2011

Hand In Paw: 1998—Vice-President

Focus on Recovery: 2009—President

Jefferson County Veterinary Medical Association: 2008—President

Jefferson State Veterinary Technician Program: 2004-Present: Advisor

Alabama Veterinary Medical Foundation: 2008-2010—Secretary/Treasurer

Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity, Beta Kappa Boule’ Charitable Foundation, Inc.: 2004-2012—Board Member

Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity (The Boule’)– Sire Archon

The Magic City Boys Choir: 2005-Present—Board Member

Red Mountain Wellness and Restoration Foundation: 2011 – Present: Executive Director

Alabama Veterinary Professional Wellness Program: 2011 – Present: Director

Veterinary News Network – ASVJ Certified Journalist

Journals and Publications

Alabama Veterinarian: Journey Towards Wellness (2003)

Alabama Veterinarian: Serenity Is Better Than Sex (2009)

Veterinary Practice News: Quoted in Article: A Culture of Denial (2008)

Veterinary Practice News: Quoted in Article: Suicide Study Prompts Call to Action (2008)

Boule’ Journal: A Historical Overview of African American Veterinarians in the Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity (2007)


Auburn University School of Veterinary Medicine: Student Orientation: Introduction to ALVMA Wellness Committee

Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine: Student Orientation: Introduction to ALVMA Wellness Committee

Jefferson State Community College Veterinary Technician Program: Student Orientation, Introduction to ALVMA Wellness Committee

UAB School Of Medicine: Geriatrics & Palliative Care Conference; Sex Drugs, Power and The Practice of Medicine

Professional Organizations

Jefferson County Veterinary Medical Association

Alabama Veterinary Medical Association

American Veterinary Medical Association

The American Society of Veterinary Journalists

Other Organizations

Tuskegee University Veterinary Alumni Association (Life Member)

Alabama A & M University Alumni Association (Member)

Omega Psi Phi Fraternity

Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity The Boule

Locations Licensed to Practice Veterinary Medicine

Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Illinois

Meet Jack and Jill


(June 6, 1992 – June 15, 2010)

Dr. Jerome B. Williams With Jack

“Born a Dog – Died a Gentleman”

We love our animals so much, and it’s so hard to let them go. The loss of any beloved pet has a drastic impact on our lives and is equal to or worse than that of losing a human family member. That’s how I felt about Jack. At the risk of being prejudice, Jack was, perhaps the smartest dog I have ever known (and I’ve known quite a few). He was my original sidekick as I toured the southern region promoting pet owner education and mentoring those interested in veterinary medicine. Even more than being the original “Super Dog” of the South, Jack was my loyal companion and best friend. For the entire 18 years of Jack’s life, to call him a dog hardly seemed to do him justice. Inasmuch as he had four legs, a tail, and barked, I admit that he was to all outward appearances, definitely the most delightful dog one could know. But to those who knew him well, Jack was a perfect gentleman.


In 2004, it was decided that Jack must have a companion in his tender years. Drs. Robinson and Robinson, a husband and wife veterinary team that I mentored years ago, insisted that they had the perfect companion from their selected breeding. Who better to compliment my faithful Jack than another Jack Russell Terrier that I properly named (Jillian) Jill?

When Jack was no longer able to frequent the social scene, Jill picked up where he left off. Jill was amazing! It was as if Jack had been whispering dog etiquette and the rules of public appearance in Jill’s ear in the wee hours of the night. Jill began to tour with me as Jack had previously done.

In 2005, Jill made her debut with me on WBRC Fox 6 Good Day Alabama’s “Ask the Vet” segment. Since that time, she has been seen on various TV segments and programs. As I travel to career fairs at schools and speak at other organizational events promoting pet education and health, Jill is usually right by my side. She has proven to be as charming as Jack was smart, and has won the hearts many. My journey through the many facets of veterinary medicine has been greatly impacted by the presence of my beloved Jack and Jill.