Meet the Team at All Creatures Pet Hospital

Get to know the exceptional team at All Creatures Pet Hospital. We’re dedicated to providing your pets with state-of-the-art, compassionate veterinary care.


Sarah Foster
Dr. Sarah Foster

Associate Veterinarian

Originally from North Carolina, Dr. Foster is a third-generation veterinarian and grew up spending most of her free time at her family’s clinic. When it came time to choose a career path, she knew her calling was veterinary medicine. Dr. Foster received both her undergraduate and veterinary degrees from Auburn University. While at Auburn, she met her husband, Ryan, and together they have four dogs, all rescues.

After graduation, Dr. Foster practiced in the Birmingham area for four years before moving to Gardendale and accepting a position with All Creatures. Along with caring for rescue animals and general medicine, Dr. Foster also has a special interest in internal medicine and canine rehabilitation/physical therapy. Recently, Dr. Foster became Fear Free certified and is looking forward to making your pet’s visit as fear-free as possible!

During her free time, Dr. Foster and her husband enjoy home renovation projects, traveling as much as possible, and Auburn football- War Eagle!

Ted Hankes
Dr. Ted Hankes

Senior Veterinarian

Dr. Ted Hankes has been the owner of All Creatures Pet Hospital since 2005, when he purchased the clinic, formerly known as Allen Clinic, from Dr. William Allen. Dr. Hankes earned a B.S. in Animal and Dairy Science from Auburn University and a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine. A practicing veterinarian since 1996, Dr. Hankes’ special areas of interest include dermatology, internal medicine, and surgery, in addition to general medicine.

Dr. Hankes is retired from the Army Reserve and is a veteran of the War in Afghanistan, where he served as commander of Veterinary Forces. He has numerous Army Medals, including the Bronze Star, which he was awarded for his time in Afghanistan. In 2006, Dr. Hankes was awarded the Young Achievers Award from Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine for his contribution to the field of veterinary medicine. A former Eagle Scout, Dr. Hankes still enjoys scouting along with fishing, camping, and hunting. He and his wife, Michelle, have four children and reside in Fultondale.

Dr. Hankes is dedicated to providing your pet with the highest quality health care possible.


Andrea Wilson

Practice Manager

Andrea graduated from Pima Medical Institute and Penn Foster and has been in the veterinary medicine field for 22 years. She prides herself in teaching technical skills to the newer generation of technicians and “baby” doctors. In her free time, she enjoys taking her old lady dog GiGi to the dog park, hiking, and participating in outdoor activities such as camping and fishing.

Veterinary Assistants & Technicians

Brianna Coleman
Kennel Technician

Brianna Coleman is one of our kennel technicians at All Creatures Pet Hospital. She’s starting Penn Foster in January of 2024 and prides herself on monitoring patients’ stress and general health. She makes it a priority to make sure each and every pet feels safe and seen and, most importantly, healthy and sick-free. In her free time, she likes to read or spend time with family, friends, and her furry family.

Elizabeth Walker

Lead CSR

Elizabeth is our Lead CSR at All Creatures Pet Hospital. She’s been practicing for 5+ years. She makes sure the clients leave with a smile on their faces after every visit and gives all of the furry patients the love and kindness they deserve. In her free time, she likes to spend time with family and friends. She also enjoys drawing when she can.

Beka Madden

Veterinary Assistant

Beka is our Veterinary Assistant. She has over a year’s worth of experience and prides herself in speaking for those who cannot speak. In her free time, she likes to paint, draw, and spend time with her 7-year-old son Finely, husband, three dogs (Freya, Aven, and Ladybug), one cat (Kirby), and two fish (Napolean and Sammy).

Krista Gargus
Veterinary Assistant

Krista has been in the field for 10 years and attended Jefferson State Community College. She pride herself in caring for each and every animal as if they were her very own. Providing each patient and client with the best overall experience while educating owners of how to provide the best care for their loved fur babies is important to her. In her free time, she enjoys horseback riding, kayaking, fishing, and spending time with family and friends.

Hanna Gilmer
Kennel Technician

Hanna is new to veterinary medicine and plans to attend Jefferson State Community College to become a veterinary technician. She loves interacting with her patients. She also enjoys using fear-free practices to make her patients feel loved and cared for. Hannah is super crafty and enjoys spending her free time working on just about any craft you can think of! She also likes going to the gym and playing with her sweet Yorkie pups.

Tina Nelson

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