Dr. Kelly Brawner


Raised on a professional Quarter Horse farm in central Alabama, Dr. Brawner developed her interest in veterinary medicine literally on the farm! She obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology from Auburn University.  She then attended veterinary school at St. Matthew’s University. She completed her clinical year rotations at Oklahoma State University.

After practicing in general practice for a couple of years, she was excited for the unique opportunity to practice emergency medicine at a busy, multi-specialty referral center. She enjoyed the opportunity to follow complex cases and learn from the specialists. Her professional interests include internal medicine, radiology, ultrasonography and critical care.  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. 

She enjoys spending her free time with her husband, also named Kelly! They spend their free time with the daughter Kameron, exploring the local beaches and enjoying all the outdoor activities. Dr. Brawner is pictured above with their French Bulldog, “Eleanor,” the new mascot for 30A Vet!

Chelcie Barden - Practice Manager

Chelcie is our Practice Manager here at 30A Vet.

She started here with us in June of 2015. She graduated from Indiana Tech in 2013 with a degree in Accounting, but realized that sitting in an office all day wasn’t for her. She is lucky enough be able to use her education here at 30A Vet, while enjoying animals at the same time! She is originally from Michigan, and moved to the area in 2012. Chelcie has worked in veterinary clinics for about 3 years. She lives in Santa Rosa Beach with her gentle giant, Duke. In her free time, Chelcie enjoys reading and taking her dog for walks.

Ellie Witter - Veterinary Technician



Ellie is one of our technicians at 30A Vet. She is originally from Birmingham, AL where she started working with animals at the Greater Birmingham Humane Society 10 years ago. She worked as a veterinary technician at Hope Animal Clinic for about a year and a half before deciding to relocate to Santa Rosa Beach with her boyfriend and their two pups, Marley and Jaxx. She is an animal lover at heart but will be starting school to get a degree in the criminology field as a Forensic Science Technician. In her free time, Ellie enjoys bike riding and spending time at the beach or lake with friends and family.