Welcome to Deerfoot Animal Clinic, your local veterinarians in Trussville, AL.

Deerfoot Animal Clinic is proud to serve the Trussville AL area for everything pet-related. Our veterinary clinic and animal hospital are run by Dr. Scott Russell.

Our team is committed to educating our clients on how to keep their pets healthy year-round, with good nutrition and exercise. Deerfoot Animal Clinic stays on top of the latest advances in veterinarian technology and above all, remembers that all animals and pets need to be treated with loving care in every check-up, procedure, or surgery.

meet our veterinarians

Scott Russell, DVM

Medical Director

Dr. Russell is a graduate of Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Upon graduating, Dr. Russell was offered a position at a veterinary hospital in Alabama and relocated to take that position. For the next six years, Dr. Russell worked for several veterinary practices in the area- gaining knowledge, experience and learning about the community. His dream and ultimate goal were to open his own veterinary clinic. It took several years of planning, designing and building – but that dream came to life when Deerfoot Animal Clinic opened its doors in March of 1999. Dr. Russell’s favorite part of the day is surgery- especially orthopedic repair procedures. He enjoys the challenges of diagnosing difficult cases and taking the time to talk and get to personally know his clients and their family. Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with his family, woodworking, home improvement projects, hunting and traveling.

Nicole Metcalf, DVM

Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Nicole Metcalf comes to Deerfoot animal clinic after practicing at several clinics all over the country.  She is a 2000 graduate of Tufts University in Massachusetts. After practicing for several years in the Northeast, Dr. Metcalf made the move south to Alabama and has enjoyed being part of the veterinary and rescue community since she arrived. She is part of several local and national rescue organizations and continues to foster and assist whenever possible. Dr. Metcalf has a special interest in dentistry and dental radiology and also includes small mammals as part of her practice. As a single mother of two teenage daughters, Dr. Metcalf enjoys spending most of her free time at softball, volleyball, and cheerleading events. She and her daughters are active church members and she enjoys teaching Sunday school to the younger youth. Dr. Metcalf also shares her home to 5 rescue dogs and 2 cats and you will find that despite missing eyes or limbs she thinks all her pets are perfect!!  

Lisa Scebra, DVM

Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Lisa Scebra is a 2005 graduate of Auburn University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. She hails from Vestavia, where she worked at various veterinary hospitals in the Birmingham area, earning her reputation as a compassionate and dedicated veterinarian. She’s all about giving pets the best care, and her passion shines through in everything she does.

When she’s not taking care of our furry friends, Dr. Scebra is off on adventures – she’s a travel enthusiast, a die-hard Auburn football fan, and a lover of all things outdoors. She also has a soft spot for her sweet kitty.


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