Dr. Tony Frazier
Dr. Tony Frazier was appointed State Veterinarian on July 1, 2001. Dr. Frazier is a 1988 graduate of the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine. After graduation, he worked in a mixed animal practice in Cullman, Alabama. In 1990, he returned to his hometown of Brewton, AL and opened a private practice. In 1995, Dr. Frazier accepted a position with the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries as a Veterinary Medical Officer.
Dr. Frazier is a member of the Alabama Veterinary Medical Association, the Southern Animal Health Association, and the United States Animal Health Association. Dr. Frazier serves as an advisor to the Board of Directors of the Alabama Poultry and Egg Association, Alabama Cattlemen’s Association, Alabama Beef Cattle Improvement Association, and the Beef Committee of the Alabama Farmers Federation. Currently, Dr. Frazier serves as the President-Elect of the National Assembly of State Animal Health Officials, as President of the Southern Animal Health Association, and President of the USAHerds user group. Within the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries, Dr. Frazier is responsible for the Animal Health Section, Meat Inspection Section, Diagnostic Laboratories, and Poultry Programs.
Dr. Frazier has served as PTO President for W.S. Neal Elementary School, Brewton, AL and is a member of the Cornerstone Community Church which is also located in Brewton.
Dr. Frazier has been married to wife, Patty, for thirty-one years, and they have three children; Nathan, Madeline, and Samuel.
Dr. Misty A. Edmondson
Dr. Edmondson is a native of Elmore County where she grew up on a commercial cattle farm. She received a BS in microbiology from Auburn University in 1997 and DVM from Auburn University in 2001. She worked in a mixed animal practice in rural Alabama for 2 years before returning to Auburn University to complete a residency in food animal theriogenology. Dr. Edmondson completed her residency and MS in biomedical sciences from Auburn University in 2006 and became a Diplomate of the American College of Theriogenologists in 2005. She joined the faculty at Auburn University’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 2006 and was promoted to professor in 2018. In September 2018, Dr. Edmondson left Auburn University to join the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries as an Associate State Veterinarian.
Dr. Edmondson and her husband, Jason, a beef nutrition specialist, have two children, Wyatt and Laken. They have a farm where they raise Angus and SimAngus cattle, horses, and a few chickens.
Dr. Issac C. (Nealy) Barrett, Jr.
Dr. Issac C. (Nealy) Barrett, Jr. is a native of Elmore County, a 1979 graduate of Wetumpka High School and a 1986 graduate of the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine. After 16 years of private practice, Dr. Barrett joined the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries as Veterinary Medical Officer in 2001. Currently, he serves as Associate State Veterinarian and Director of Meat Inspection.
Nealy and his son, Justin, own and operate Bar Neal Farms, LLC, in Wetumpka, Alabama, a commercial cow/calf and stocker operation. His wife of 37 years, daughter, daughter-in-law, and even the grandchildren are vital components contributing to the success of this family business.
Dr. Barrett is a past-president of the Elmore County Cattlemen’s Association, currently serves as a Regional Director of the Alabama Cattlemen’s Association. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Southeastern Livestock Exposition and the Elmore County Farmers’ Federation.