Dr. Tracy Schlicksup, DABVP

Position: Emergency Veterinarian
Categories: Emergency, Leadership

Dr. Tracy Schlicksup received her doctorate of veterinary medicine from Ross University in 2007. Following graduation she completed a six month small animal internship at North Carolina State University. For the next 6 years she worked as an emergency doctor at a 25 doctor specialty hospital in Philadelphia, PA. During this time she received rigorous additional training in emergency medicine and surgery. She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the South Carolina Veterinary Medical Association and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners. She has experience in creation and implementation of technician training programs and educational rounds. She also currently assists in human resources focusing on staff interpersonal skills, conflict resolution, and career development. Dr. Tracy Schlicksup is the director of Emergency and Client Services and co-owner of CVETS.

Dr. Tracy Schlicksup, DABVP

Emergency Veterinarian

Dr. Rachel Pabon
DVM, DACVECC

Position: Veterinary Criticalist
Categories: Emergency

Dr. Rachel Pabon grew up riding horses on a small hobby farm in the Midwest. She obtained her Veterinary degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2014. She then completed a one-year small animal rotating internship at a large private practice hospital in Atlanta, which she followed by completing a three-year residency in emergency and critical care in southeast Wisconsin by 2018. Dr. Pabon then practiced as a Criticalist in Manchester, England for two years, where she spent her free time sightseeing, hiking, and improving her riding. She is excited to have returned to the United States to help further the Critical Care department at CVETS. Dr. Pabon’s medical interests include: polytrauma, toxicities, transfusion therapy, shock and sepsis, as well as the critical care support of the emergent neurologic patient. She is also passionate about appropriate palliative end of life care for animals.

Dr. Rachel Pabon
DVM, DACVECC

Veterinary Criticalist

Dr. Wynter Gantt

Position: Emergency Veterinarian
Categories: Emergency

Dr. Wynter Gantt is an emergency veterinarian at CVETS. Dr. Gantt is a native of South Carolina, originally coming from the Charleston area. She graduated from USC-Aiken with her Bachelors of Science in Biology, with a concentration in Infectious Diseases and Immunology. After completion of two years of research in this field, Dr. Gantt attended the College of Veterinary Medicine at Mississippi State where she graduated at the top of her class. Dr. Gantt’s interests include the treatment of emergent conditions include GDV, septic shock and poorly controlled diabetes.

Dr. Wynter Gantt

Emergency Veterinarian

Dr. Heather Joseph

Position: Emergency Veterinarian
Categories: Emergency

Dr. Heather Joseph is one of the familiar faces of the ER here at CVETS. She grew up in Ohio and Pennsylvania and relocated to Florida for vet school due to her love of the sun and exotic animal medicine. She graduated from the University of Florida in 2013 and then went on to complete a rotating small animal internship at the University of Tennessee, where she trained under several specialists including those who specialized in Emergency, Zoo and Exotic Animal Medicine. She then completed a specialty internship at the University of Saskatchewan expanding her exotics training. Following completion, she continued to practice emergency medicine and train the ER staff (technicians and doctors) on exotic animal emergency medicine in Corpus Christi, TX. Several life changes brought her to SC to be closer to family. She is excited to work to prepare the ER service for 24/7 exotic pet care. She spends her free time hanging out with her family, including her crazy kids (furry and feathered), gardening, and doing yoga.

Dr. Heather Joseph

Emergency Veterinarian

Dr. Lindsay Oksenberg

Position: Emergency Veterinarian
Categories: Emergency

Originally from Toronto, Canada, Dr. Lindsay Oksenberg earned her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine degree from St. George’s University and completed her clinical training at University of Georgia Veterinary Teaching Hospital, graduating Magna Cum Laude in 2017.  She was the recipient of The Bayer Parasitology Award (2015) and the International Peace Scholarship at St. George’s University (2013). In addition to her veterinary degree, Dr. Oksenberg holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Art Institute of Chicago, a master’s degree in Biomedical Communication from the University of Texas Southwest Medical Center and worked as a medical illustrator for 5 years. She  has had many of her medical illustrations published in books and journals.

Before coming to CVETS, Dr. Oksenberg worked in small animal private practice in Queens, NY. Dr. Oksenberg enjoys many aspects of small animal medicine but has specific interests in soft tissue surgery, emergency surgery, animal welfare and the unique needs of brachycephalic breeds of dogs such as English and French Bulldogs.

Dr. Lindsay Oksenberg

Emergency Veterinarian

Dr. Andy Hardisky

Position: Emergency Veterinarian
Categories: Emergency

Dr. Hardisky grew up in Northeastern Pennsylvania, and currently resides in Lexington County. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Scranton in 2001, then earned his Veterinary Doctorate at St. Matthew’s University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2009, completing his clinical training at North Carolina State University School Of Veterinary Medicine in 2009. Prior to veterinary school, Dr. Hardisky was employed as a veterinary technician allowing him to further his clinical knowledge and skills. His interest in veterinary medicine fostered from growing up on his family’s farm where care and attention to animal health was an upmost priority. His fascination in Biology and Physiology allowed him to understand the importance of medicine and how we can alter or improve animal systems to maintain health through medicine or surgery. He finds great enjoyment in helping people maintain their animal’s health and companionship through strong client communication and education. You can always rely on close personal attention to your concerns and questions about your pets with a smile! Dr. Hardisky’s medical interests include Internal Medicine and Emergency and Critical Care. Personal interests include an exuberant array of outdoor activities from hiking, kayaking, and camping to motorcycle road trips with friends and perfecting the art of grilling cuisine.

Dr. Andy Hardisky

Emergency Veterinarian

Dr. Shannon Stephenson

Position: Emergency Veterinarian
Categories: Emergency

Dr. Shannon Stephenson is a West Coast native, growing up in San Diego and Northern Arizona. She was raised in agriculture and trained horses for over 15 years. She earned her history degree and graduated with honors from Arizona State. Afterwards, she attended Colorado State earning a degree in equine science before moving to Dublin, Ireland for where she obtained her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. She completed an emergency internship in Asheville and worked in emergency medicine for two years in South Carolina before relocating to Nashville, where she continued to work in emergency medicine for three years. Her desire to be closer to her family as well as be closer to the water brought her back to South Carolina. Her interests in ER include feline urethral obstruction, metabolic emergencies, and auto-immune conditions. Outside of work, she is an avid traveler, Crossfitter, and loves to be on the water or in the mountains hiking, kayaking, and camping. She has one cat named Bruce.

Dr. Shannon Stephenson

Emergency Veterinarian

Dr. Amanda Edwards

Position: Emergency Veterinarian
Categories: Emergency

Dr. Amanda Edwards is a native of the midlands. She grew up in South Congaree, SC. She received her Bachelors of Arts and Science Degree in Biology from the University of South Carolina in 2011. Afterwards, she attended Tuskegee University where she received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Degree in 2016 and graduated Summa Cum Laude. She completed a small animal rotating internship and an internal medicine focused mentorship at Metropolitan Veterinary Specialists in Louisville, KY before moving back to SC to be closer to family. Her interests include emergency, critical care, and internal medicine. She especially enjoys treating feline patients. In her free time Dr. Edwards likes to spend time with her 5 fur babies (2 dogs-Tybee the Labrador and Itty the pitbull/heeler mix and 3 cats-Sigma, Hazel, and Sawyer), her daughter, and husband. Her hobbies include kayaking, hiking, going to the beach, traveling, and anything that sparks creativity. She is excited to help the pets and pet parents of the Midlands.

Dr. Amanda Edwards

Emergency Veterinarian

Dr. Andrea Powalie

Position: Emergency Veterinarian
Categories: Emergency
Dr. Andrea Powalie grew up in North Myrtle Beach, SC. She attended Coastal Carolina University to obtain her Bachelor’s Degree in Biology in 2013. She then attended The University of Georgia where she obtained her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine in May of 2018. Dr. Powalie always knew she wanted to be a veterinarian. She started working in a small animal clinic when she was 15 years old; first as a kennel attendant and eventually worked her way through all of the positions in the hospital until she became a Veterinarian.  Dr. Powalie realized that she had a passion for emergency medicine in her clinical year of Veterinary school. She has been working as an Emergency Veterinarian since graduation. Dr. Powalie is dedicated to serving you and your beloved pets in some of the most difficult and unexpected times with compassion and understanding.  Dr. Powalie has taken a special interest in the One Health initiative- recognizing the importance of the relationship between humans, animals, and our environment in all parts of the world. Other special interests include: emergency stabilization, internal medicine, and surgery. During her free time, she enjoys being out on the water, hiking, traveling, and spending time with family at the beach.

Dr. Andrea Powalie

Emergency Veterinarian

Dr. Marissa Reber

Position: Emergency Veterinarian
Categories: Emergency

Dr. Reber grew up in the midwest and attended Murray State University for undergrad, and graduated from the University of Illinois veterinary school. She then worked a few years in ER outside of St. Louis before deciding that she could not handle another midwest winter, so she moved to sunny SC in the middle of the pandemic- that’s how much she hates snow! She enjoys the fast pace and varied cases of ER, and is passionate about low-stress handling in cats. She is certified Low Stress and enjoys helping pet parents learn more about what they can do to decrease stress in their pet’s lives. Outside of the hospital she enjoys international travel, cooking, and watching movies with her 3 cats and her husband.

Dr. Marissa Reber

Emergency Veterinarian

Dr. Marissa Kent

Position: Emergency Veterinarian
Categories: Emergency

Dr. Kent grew up in the Upstate of South Carolina. She attended Clemson University and graduated in 2009 with a Pre-Vet degree . Following Clemson University, she attended Ross University for Vet school and graduated in 2013. She then completed a rotating internship with Springfield Veterinary Referral Center in Virginia in 2014. From there, she moved to Midland, Texas for three years where she worked in a general practice. She then moved to Augusta, Georgia and worked in emergency medicine for another three years. Most recently, she relocated to Columbia to work as an Emergency Veterinarian at CVETS, and to be closer to her family. She currently lives with her two fur babies Samus and Ridley, and enjoys hiking, running and anything outdoors.

Dr. Marissa Kent

Emergency Veterinarian

Dr. Ashley Moye

Position: Relief Emergency Veterinarian
Categories: Emergency

Dr. Ashley Moye is originally from Virginia and earned her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine at Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine (Virginia Tech).  Following a small animal rotating internship, she was commissioned into the US Army as a Veterinary Corps Officer.  Currently assigned to Shaw Air Force Base, she operates the veterinary clinic on base and provides medical support to Shaw’s Military Working Dogs (MWDs), who think of her as the “cookie lady.”  Dr. Moye has a passion for emergency medicine and works at CVETS on a relief-basis to maintain her skill-set and continue to learn new advances in emergency medicine.  Her and her husband share 3 dogs, 2 cats and are expecting their first human child in June 2021.

Dr. Ashley Moye

Relief Emergency Veterinarian