Animal Care Center of Mobile, Inc

5502 Old Shell Road
Mobile, AL 36608


Our Doctors

Dr. Jeni Knizley

Dr. Knizley is the owner of the Animal Care Center. Born in Mobile, Alabama, Dr. Knizley graduated from  St. Paul's Episcopal school in 1999. She went on to earn her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 2005 from Mississippi State. Then, in 2020 Dr. Knizley received her MBA from Auburn University. 

Dr. Knizley is a member of AVMA, ALVMA, Shelter Pets Association, and has a passion for shelter medicine. 

Dr. Knizley is a small animal veterinarian with a special interest in surgery and is enjoying her newfound interest in exotic medicine. 

Outside of her practice, Dr. Knizley enjoys running, water sports, and time with friends and family. She has been married to Stephen Marbut since 2005 and  they have three children, Kate, Zeke, and Gabby. 

Dr. Michael A. Zimlich

Dr. Zimlich has worked as a relief vet for the ACC since 2006, ensuring that all of Dr. Knizley's patients get the best of care when she is not in the office. A native of Mobile, Dr. Zimlich attended Troy University, where he earned a degree in Marine Biology, and Auburn University, where he earned his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree.

Dr. Zimlich has particular interest in feline medicine, veterinary dentistry, and pain management. In addition to his work as a relief vet, Dr. Zimlich is an Emergency Medicine Veterinarian at MedVet Mobile. He also currently serves as the Treasurer of the Mobile Veterinary Medical Association.

When not treating patients, Dr. Zimlich enjoys spending time outside, fishing, gardening, and canning. He loves spending time with his family and taking care of his chickens, four dogs, and many cats.