30A Vet, in Gulf Place on Spires Lane, and Dr. Tonia Shatzel have announced a new veterinarian, Dr. Kelly Brawner, will take over the practice.

Raised on a professional Quarter Horse farm in central Alabama, Dr. Brawner received her Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology from Auburn University, attended veterinary school at St. Matthew’s University, and completed her clinical year rotations at Oklahoma State University.

Her passion to be part of a client-centered general practice that provides comprehensive care for the pets in the community has finally been realized with the purchase of 30A Vet, placing her regionally right in the middle of her family members’ homes.

30A Vet will host an open house on Thursday, Jan. 11, from 5-6:30 p.m. Light bites, mimosas, and dog biscuits will be provided at the event. To learn more about 30A Vet, please visit www.30avet.com.

The community is invited to attend the Snowbird Stroll on Thursday, Jan. 18 from 4-6 p.m.

Now in its third year, the Snowbird Stroll is similar to the Third Thursday Wine Walkabout. Guests check in at the stage to receive their complimentary commemorative glass and a map with all the participating merchants. Guests will enjoy live music, door prizes, wine and hors d’oeuvres at more than 15 stops in the Gulf Place neighborhood.

Gulf Place will host a second Snowbird Stroll on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018 from 4-6 p.m. Cost to participate is $20.