Dr. Andy Torsch grew up in Louiville Kentucky and attended the University of Kentucky. He came to Alabama upon his acceptance to the College of Veterinary Medicine at Auburn University where he graduated with his classmate and current partner Dr. Shane West in 1984. Andy moved to Birmingham in 1993 with his wife Martha and their four children and practiced at Patton Chapel Animal Clinic and Vestavia Animal Clinic before opening Main Street Animal Clinic with Dr. McClure and Dr. West in September of 2003.
Away from work, Andy enjoys many outdoor sports and watching college sports, especially basketball (Go UK!), and spending time with his children and grandchildren.
Dr. Torsch likes all aspects of veterinary medicine particularly his time spent in the exam room with his clients and their pets.
Growing up in central Kentucky, Dr. McClure spent much of his childhood on the farms of his relatives. He experienced working with the animals and knew then that he wanted to be in a profession that involved animals. He still dreams about driving a tractor some day.
Frank completed his undergraduate work at the University of Kentucky and remains loyal to "The Big Blue". He came to our clinic in 1991, following his graduation from the College of Veterinary Medicine at Auburn University.
Dr. McClure married his wife Lisa in 1991 following their graduation from veterinary school. His wife was a classmate and is also a doctor of veterinary medicine. They have two sons, Scott and Mark.. The entire family plays tennis and they frequently enjoy competitive family matches. His family enjoys almost any activity that involves the outdoors.
Frank enjoys the quality medicine and surgery that the clients and staff of Main Street Animal Clinic make possible. He has a particular interest in client education as he feels that an educated pet owner is better able to help him help his patient.
Dr. Shane West has been a resident of Birmingham for his entire life. After graduating from Berry High School in 1977, he attended Auburn University. Shane graduated from the College Of Veterinary Medicine in 1984 and returned to join his high school employer and friend Dr. Bob Crowe in opening Vestavia Animal Clinic in August of the same year. In December of 2003 Dr. West joined with Frank McClure (his partner at Vestavia Animal Clinic), and Dr. Andy Torsch (former Auburn veterinary school classmate and colleague at Vestavia Animal Clinic) to open Main Street Animal Clinic.
Dr. West has always had an interest in exotic animals and the list of pets he has kept over the years includes dogs, cats, rats, mice, gerbils, guinea pigs, hamsters, ferrets, rabbits, skunks, finches, canaries, an Amazon Parrot, many species of snakes, bearded dragons, chinese water dragons, iguanas, leopard geckos, and many species of frogs to name a few. He has also raised numerous wildlife for later release such as squirrels, opossums, and raccoons.
Dr. West met Jenny Christopher in 1980 and married in 1983. Jenny and Shane have three children; Michael, Matthew, and Partick. All three are in school at Auburn University. Michael is a second year student in the College of Veterinary Medicine.
Dr. Vaughn Traywick was raised in Homewood, AL. He attended Mississippi State University where he received his Bachelor of Science degree (2008). Despite being an obnoxious Alabama fan, Dr. Traywick went to vet school at Auburn University where he graduated with Honors and received his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine in 2012. Dr. Traywick was the proud recipient of the Small Animal Medical Achievement Award in his class. He has a special interest in Dermatology, Internal Medicine, and Surgery. When he's not working, Dr. Traywick loves unwinding at the lake with his 2 mutts. He also loves to fish all day and work on the family boat. He is also an avid homebrewer!
Dr. Mary Griffin grew up in Birmingham, AL. She attended Auburn University receiving a Bachelor of Science Degree in 2010. Dr. Griffin attended the College of Veterinary Medicine at Auburn University and graduated with Honors in 2014. Her interests include theriogenology and dermatology. She has 2 dogs, Louie and Tallulah and one cat, Leia. In her free time she enjoys travelling and scuba diving.