Our caring and compassionate veterinary care team!
Meet the Veterinarians & Team of Liberty Animal Hospital P.C. in Birmingham! We’re pleased to provide exceptional vet care for your pets! Please call us at 205-970-0411 to speak to one of our caring veterinary staff members!
Our Owners / Veterinarians
Dr. Barbara Monaghan
Dr. Barbara Monaghan grew up between Biddeford, Maine and Miami Lakes, Florida.
As the daughter of thoroughbred race horse trainers, she discovered Auburn University where she attended veterinary school and graduated magna cum laude in 1991. After practicing in New Orleans, Louisiana and Opelika, Alabama, Dr. Monaghan purchased Kelley Animal Hospital in 1997 and later partnered with Drs. Martin and Williams to open Liberty Animal Hospital in 2002.
Dr. Monaghan is active in all areas of companion animal medicine including orthopedic and soft tissue surgery, internal medicine, pocket pets and she has a special interest in stem cell therapy, dentistry and oncology. She is also active in organized medicine and is the President of the Alabama Veterinary Medical Foundation, and past President of the State and local Veterinary Associations. The Chair of the Council of Veterinary Service for the American Veterinary Medical Association, past President of the Alabama Veterinary Medical Association, past President of the Jefferson County Veterinary Medical Association, and sits on the Alabama Veterinary Medical Foundation. She is a member of the Junior League of Birmingham, Junior Achievement and a past board member of Children’s Aid Society. She received Auburn University’s Young Achiever Award in 2001 and Alabama Veterinarian of the Year Award in 2008.
Dr. Monaghan is married with three children, two dogs, two cats and a pony. She and her husband are both pilots. She enjoys competing in marathons and triathlons and reading.
Dr. Cindy Williams
Dr. Cindy Williams is a Georgia native, born in Newnan. She graduated from the University Of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine in 1996 and moved to Birmingham.
While in veterinary school, she was an active volunteer at the Greater Athens Humane Society. She received awards in recognition of her service to the Humane Society. She is a member of both the Alabama and Georgia Veterinary Medical Associations, the American Veterinary Medical Association, and the Jefferson County Veterinary Medical Association. She continues to work regularly with the local Humane Society, volunteering many hours and recently serving on the Executive Board of the Greater Birmingham Humane Society. She has special interests in ultrasonography, exotic animal medicine, natural and homeopathic medicine. She also has a continuing interest in stem cell therapy for arthritis. When not at work she can usually be found at the barn riding one of her four horses. She also has two dogs, three cats, and a bunny.
Dr. Craig Martin
Dr. Craig Martin is a native to the Birmingham area. In June of 1991, he graduated from Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine. After graduation, he joined his father, Elliott Martin, at Martin Animal Hospital and Pinson Animal Hospital from 1991 to 2002. In March 2002 he was joined by Dr. Barbara Monaghan and Dr. Cindy Williams to open Liberty Animal Hospital P.C.
Dr. Martin is PennHIP certified (a radiographic technique for the detection of Hip Dysplasia) and has an interest in surgery and orthopedics. He is trained in the TPLO, CBLO and Tightrope surgical techniques for ACL repair.
He is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and Alabama Veterinary Medical Association. He is a member of the Jefferson County Veterinary Medical Association, where he has served as President and Treasurer. Dr. Martin presently serves on the Board of Directors for the Companion Animal Practices of North America (CAPNA) and on the Alabama Department of Environmental Management Commission.
Dr. Martin and his wife, Bess, have four children: Elle, Kennedy, George, and Mae. They attend Dawson Memorial Baptist Church, where he is a Young Adult Sunday School Teacher. He is a former board of director’s member for Camp Smile-A-Mile. Dr. Martin is a member of the Airplane Owner and Pilots Association. He was a finisher in the Ironman Triathlon World Championship, Hawaii. His personal activities include flying, running, golfing, and scuba diving.
Our Associate Veterinarians
Dr. Jason Vargas
Dr. Jason Vargas, a son of two retired members of the Air Force, grew up in North Carolina, Great Britain, North Dakota, and finally Alabama. He carried out his undergraduate course work at Auburn University and graduated from the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine in May 2012. During his time at AUCVM, he was very active in and is past president of Christian Veterinary Fellowship. After graduating, he worked at Martin Animal Hospital and Kelley Animal Hospital until November 2013, when he became a member of Liberty Animal Hospital. Dr. Vargas has great interest in all aspects of veterinary medicine but particularly enjoys ultrasonography, soft tissue surgery, and dermatology. He is a member of the Jefferson County Veterinary Medical Association and the Alabama Veterinary Medical Association. Dr. Vargas and his wife, Lindsay, have two cats named Joey and Jack, and one dog named Morris.
Dr. Libby Coleman Todd
Dr. Libby Coleman Todd, a native of Birmingham, Alabama, joined the veterinary staff at Liberty Animal Hospital in November 2007. She is a graduate of Mountain Brook High School, Mississippi State University and the Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine. She received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 1999. Upon her gradation from veterinary school, she was awarded the “Dean’s Pegasus Award” as the outstanding graduate, as well as the “Gentle Doctor” award. Dr. Todd practiced as a small animal veterinarian in Birmingham for eight years before coming to LAH. Dr. Todd enjoys all aspects of small animal practice, but she has had some additional specialized training in the field of thanatology, or the study of grief and bereavement. This education allows her to help our clients through the difficult time surrounding the illness and death of a beloved family pet. Dr. Todd is also an active participant in the activities of both the Alabama Veterinary Medical Association and the American Veterinary Medical Association, devoting a portion of her time and energy to activities that support the veterinary profession. In 2014, Veterinary Practice News named Dr. Todd as one of the “14 Vets To Watch In 2014,” an annual list of distinguished practitioners and academics to watch in the new year. She and her husband, John, live in Cahaba Heights with their cats, Briscoe and Curtis and their dogs, Burn and Spark.
Dr. Claire Woodall
Dr. Claire Woodall, born and raised in Mountain Brook Alabama,completed her undergraduate pre-medical degree at Washington and Lee University. Claire worked as a research assistant at the JT Vaughn Large Animal Testing Hospital in Auburn Alabama. She continued to delve deeper into the field of veterinary medicine after being accepted into the internationally accredited Royal Veterinary College in London. Dr Woodall has a broad interest in all aspects of veterinary medicine. She enjoys seeing a wide variety of species and has developed a specific interest in soft-tissue and orthopedic surgery. She is a member of the Royal College of Veterinary Medical Association. Dr. Woodall and her fiance have an eleven-year-old Yorkie mix named Gus and plan on adopting more furry friends into their family soon.