Meet our team.

Doctors

Founder, Surgeon

Mike Schlicksup, DVM, DACVS-SA

Dr. Mike Schlicksup co-founded CVETS with his wife, Dr. Tracy Schlicksup. He received his doctorate of veterinary medicine from Ross University in 2007 where he graduated salutatorian.

Dr. Mike Schlicksup received his doctorate of veterinary medicine from Ross University in 2007 where he graduated salutatorian. Following graduation he completed a one year small animal internship and a three year surgical residency at the University of Pennsylvania. Upon finishing the residency program Dr. Schlicksup became a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons. He remained on staff at the University of Pennsylvania helping train students, interns and surgical residents for the next 2 years. For the past 7 years he worked as a staff surgeon at a facility in Charleston, SC. Dr. Schlicksup’s interests include wound therapy, minimally invasive surgery (arthroscopy & laparoscopy) and joint replacement. He has written numerous journal articles and book chapters on topics that include; brachycephalic airway disease, vascular stenting, adrenal gland surgery, cruciate ligament disease and middle ear disease. In 2011 his research was recognized at the American College of Veterinary Surgeons symposium. Dr. Schlicksup is the co-owner of CVETS with Dr. Tracy Schlicksup. Their goal was to open a specialty hospital in the Columbia area that was focused on the client experience while practicing the highest level of medicine.
Founder, ER Director

Tracy Schlicksup, DVM, DABVP

Dr. Tracy Schlicksup co-founded CVETS with her husband Dr. Mike Schicksup. She received her doctorate of veterinary medicine from Ross University in 2007.

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.
Veterinary Surgeon

Collin Wolff, DVM, DACVS-SA

Dr. Collin Wolff received both his Bachelor’s degree and DVM from Cornell University. There, he was recognized for academic excellence and graduated Summa Cum Laude with distinction in research honors.

Dr. Collin Wolff received both his bachelor’s and veterinary degrees from Cornell University, where he was recognized for academic excellence graduating summa cum laude and with distinction in research honors. Dr. Wolff went on to advance his clinical training by completing two one-year veterinary internships: the first a general small animal internship rotating through medicine, surgery, and other specialty services at the Animal Medical Center in New York City and the second a surgical internship at the Dallas Veterinary Surgical Center. His formal training in small animal surgery culminated in a three-year academic residency at Texas A&M University, following which Dr. Wolff successfully completed all requirements of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS) and attained diplomate status as a board-certified veterinary surgeon. Dr. Wolff has published numerous articles on basic science research as well as clinical research. During his residency, the ACVS Foundation awarded Dr. Wolff a competitive research grant to investigate the prevalence of methicillin-resistant staphylococci, a multi-drug resistant bacteria increasingly implicated in surgical site infections, in dogs with orthopedic disease.
Board-Eligible Veterinary Surgeon

Ashley Schick, DVM

Dr. Ashley Schick earned her Bachelor's degree from the University of Georgia and DVM from North Carolina State University.

Dr. Ashley Schick was born in Connecticut and raised in Raleigh, North Carolina. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Georgia, prior to receiving her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine degree from North Carolina State University. Following a small animal rotating internship at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, Dr. Schick completed a surgical internship at the Veterinary Specialty Hospital of San Diego in California. She then returned to the University of Georgia for a small animal surgery residency.
Veterinary Surgeon

Marielle LeFloch, DVM, DACVS-SA

Dr. Marielle LeFloch attended the University of Missouri-Columbia for her undergraduate studies and obtained her DVM from Cornell University.

Dr. Marielle LeFloch grew up in Poughkeepsie, NY. She attended the University of Missouri-Columbia for undergrad and then graduated veterinary school at Cornell University’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 2016. She then completed a rotating internship, an emergency surgery internship, and then a surgical residency at Ocean State Veterinary Specialists in Rhode Island.
Veterinary Neurologist

Kendra Bohn, DVM, DACVIM (Neurology)

Dr. Kendra Bohn received her DVM from The Ohio State University and has been board-certified by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine in the specialty of neurology.

Dr. Kendra Bohn received a bachelor’s degree from Hiram College in 2002, and a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from The Ohio State University in 2007. She completed a rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Auburn University, College of Veterinary Medicine in 2008. She then finished an internship at Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists in 2009. Dr. Bohn went on to complete a residency in veterinary neurology and neurosurgery from 2009 to 2012 at Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine. During her residency, she conducted a research project evaluating the utility of magnetic resonance spectroscopy, which is a specific MRI sequence, in non-invasively differentiating brain tumor types. In 2012, Dr. Bohn became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine in the specialty of neurology. She worked for nearly 7 years at PVSEC in Pittsburgh, PA before joining CVETS in July 2019. Her clinical interests include neurosurgery, brain tumors, and inflammatory diseases of the central nervous system.
Veterinary Internist

Rebecca Haviland, DVM, DACVIM (SAIM)

Dr. Haviland received her VMD from the University of Pennsylvania and has been board-certified by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine.

Dr. Rebecca Haviland has been board certified in internal medicine by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine since 2015. Her special interests include all aspects of endocrinology and hematology. She has conducted research in hypoadrenocorticism and thromboembolic diseases and has lectured at local and national events.
Dr. Haviland received her VMD from the University of Pennsylvania in 2007. After completing both a rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery and a small animal internal medicine internship at Red Bank Veterinary Hospital in New Jersey, she returned to the University of Pennsylvania, where she completed her residency in internal medicine. She then moved to Columbia, South Carolina, where she worked in a large specialty private practice for 6 years. She briefly practiced in Pennsylvania once again, prior to deciding to return to Columbia to join CVETS.
Veterinary Internist

Alex Gallagher, DVM, MS, DACVIM (SAIM)

Dr. Alex Gallagher spent 14 years on faculty at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine as a Clinical Assistant and then Clinical Associate Professor. In August 2022, he left UF to join Columbia Veterinary Emergency Trauma and Specialty in South Carolina as a staff internist.

Dr. Alex Gallagher is a 2001 graduate of the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine. He completed a rotating internship at the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine before spending two years in private general practice.

After an internal medicine internship at Affiliated Veterinary Specialists in Maitland, FL, Dr. Gallagher completed a residency in small animal internal medicine at the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine, earned a Master’s degree in Biomedical and Veterinary Sciences, and became board-certified in 2008. Afterwards, Dr. Gallagher spent 14 years on faculty at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine as a Clinical Assistant and then Clinical Associate Professor. In August 2022, he left UF to join Columbia Veterinary Emergency Trauma and Specialty in South Carolina as a staff internist.

Dr. Gallagher’s interests include gastroenterology, endocrinology, and image-guided interventions which allow minimally invasive options for diagnosis and treatment of diseases. He has published over 40 peer-reviewed articles, authored several book chapters, and lectured nationally and internationally on these topics. Dr. Gallagher currently serves as Past President of the Veterinary Interventional Radiology and Interventional Endoscopy Society (VIRIES).

Board-Eligible Veterinary Internist

Kelsey Johnson, DVM

Dr. Kelsey Johnson received her doctor of veterinary medicine degree from the University of Georgia in 2018 and is residency-trained in the field of veterinary internal medicine.

Dr. Kelsey Johnson was born and raised in the small state of Delaware. She received her doctor of veterinary medicine degree from the University of Georgia in 2018 and remains a proud fan of the Georgia Bulldogs!

Dr. Johnson completed a small animal rotating internship at the Ohio State University in 2019 and a residency in Small Animal Internal Medicine at the University of Wisconsin in 2022.

Dr. Johnson loves all aspects of internal medicine, but she particularly enjoys treating immune-mediated and infectious diseases. In her free time, Dr. Johnson likes to spend time with her two greyhounds, Joey and Phoebe.

Veterinary Oncologist

Sarah Kraiza, DVM, DACVIM (Oncology)

Dr. Sarah Kraiza obtained her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Colorado State University and has been board-certified by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine in the specialty of medical oncology.

Dr. Sarah Kraiza received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Colorado State University in 1999. After graduating, Dr. Kraiza completed a one-year internship at VCA – VRA in Gaithersburg, MD (“the barn”). During her internship she developed an interest in surgery and oncology and she spent a second year at VRA working with radiation, chemotherapy and surgery patients. Dr. Kraiza completed a residency in medical oncology at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts in Grafton, MA. and spent an additional year there as a clinical instructor. In 2006, Dr. Kraiza achieved board-certification in medical oncology. After leaving university Dr. Kraiza has been in private practice in CT, SC and FL.

Dr. Kraiza finds working private practice setting with multiple specialist and diagnostic tools enables her to tailor the best treatment plan for your pet – with the goal of finding the right balance of treatment and quality of life being a priority. Dr. Kraiza offers novel treatment regimes, including evolving immunotherapy protocols and novel chemotherapeutics. Dr. Kraiza looks forward to working with your pet’s primary veterinarian to diagnose and manage treatment of all types of cancer.

Veterinary Oncologist

Rebecca Brown, DVM, DACVIM (Oncology)

Dr. Rebecca Brown received her DVM from the University of Georgia in 2007. She has been board-certified by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine with a specialty in Oncology.

Dr. Brown grew up in Atlanta, Georgia and received her B.S. degree in Microbiology and Cell Science from the University of Florida. She received her DVM from the University of Georgia in 2007 and after completing a small animal medicine and surgery internship in New Jersey, she headed back south to the University of Tennessee where she completed her residency in medical oncology. Dr. Brown has been practicing in South Carolina since 2011 and has particular interests in hemangiosarcoma, histiocytic sarcoma, metronomic chemotherapy, and targeted therapies. She has lectured on a state and national levels and has conducted research in areas of hemangiosarcoma and anal sac apocrine gland adenocarcinomas. Outside of work Dr. Brown enjoys gardening, spending time with her family, and watching Florida football.
Veterinary Cardiologist

Rebecca Kennerly, DVM, DACVIM (Cardiology)

Dr. Rebecca Kennerly received her DVM from Auburn University where she graduated valedictorian. She has been board-certified by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine.

Dr. Rebecca Kennerly was born in Columbia and raised in Alabama. She received her doctorate of veterinary medicine from Auburn University in 2017 where she graduated valedictorian. She then completed a small animal medicine and surgery internship at the University of Georgia, and she stayed at UGA to complete a three year cardiology residency. Dr. Kennerly's interests include degenerative mitral valve disease, emergency management of congestive heart failure, pre-anesthetic evaluation of the cardiology patient, and pacemaker implantation. She enjoys cooking, bird watching, and spending time with her family in Columbia.
Veterinary Anesthesiologist

Samantha Sedgwick, DVM, DACVAA

Dr. Samantha Sedgwick obtained her Bachelor's degree at the University of Tennessee and her DVM at Ross University. She then completed a residency in Anesthesia and Pain Medicine at the Cornell University Hospital for Animals.

Dr. Samantha Sedgwick grew up riding horses in the US Virgin Islands, on the lovely island of St. Croix. She obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science at the University of Tennessee while participating in two division I sports: track and rowing. Dr. Sedgwick went on to attain her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Ross University in 2015. Following graduation, Dr. Sedgwick completed her rotating internship at the world-renowned Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital, where she honed her anesthesia and analgesia skills under the tutelage of the eminent equine anesthesiologist, Dr. John Hubbell. Her love of anesthesia spurred her pursuit of a residency in the Section of Anesthesia and Pain Medicine at Cornell University Hospital for Animals, which she completed in 2021. During her residency, Dr. Sedgwick published work on blood pressure monitoring and alveolar recruitment using critical care ventilators, both in canine patients; she also co-authored a chapter on regional anesthesia for the textbook Equine Dentistry and Oral Surgery. Her clinical interests include pain management, regional anesthesia, stabilization of polytraumas under anesthesia, and the challenge of exotic zoo wildlife anesthesia.
Veterinary Radiologist

Rudy Rivas, DVM, DACVR

Dr. Rudy Rivas obtained both his Bachelor's degree and DVM from the University of Georgia. He has been board-certified by the American College of Veterinary Radiology.

CVETS is the only specialty hospital in South Carolina to have two board-certified Radiologists on-staff. Dr. Rivas was born in Caracas, Venezuela, and grew up in Barinas, a town in the southwestern part of the country. Growing up on a farm in Venezuela, he always knew he wanted to be a veterinarian. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Georgia, majoring in Biology and Psychology. Afterwards, he attended the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine. After graduating, Dr. Rivas completed a one-year small animal rotating internship at Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine and then matched for a Diagnostic Imaging Residency at North Carolina State University. Dr. Rivas reviews all of the x-rays and CT scans completed at CVETS and performs all of the ultrasound examinations. In addition, he reviews x-rays and performs outpatient ultrasounds for the CVETS referral community.
Veterinary Radiologist

Chris Olmo, DVM, DACVR

Dr. Chris Olmo obtained both his Bachelor's degree and DVM from the University of Florida. He has been board-certified by the American College of Veterinary Radiology.

CVETS is the only specialty hospital in South Carolina with two board-certified Radiologists on-staff. Dr. Christopher Olmo was born and raised in Miami and obtained both a bachelors and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Florida. He then completed a small animal medicine/surgery internship at Purdue University, and finished off with radiology residency at Colorado State University.
Emergency Veterinarian

Wynter Gantt, DVM

Dr. Wynter Gantt obtained her Bachelor's degree from USC-Aiken and her DVM from Mississippi State where she graduated at the top of her class.

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.
Emergency Veterinarian

Marissa Kent-Powers, DVM

Dr. Marissa Kent-Powers obtained her Bachelor's degree from Clemson University and her DVM from Ross University.

Dr. Kent-Powers 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.
Emergency Veterinarian

Andrea Powalie, DVM

Dr. Andrea Powalie obtained her Bachelor's degree from Coastal Carolina University and her DVM from the University of Georgia.

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.
Emergency Veterinarian

Amanda Edwards, DVM

Dr. Edwards obtained her Bachelor's degree from the University of South Carolina and her DVM from Tuskegee University, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude.

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.
Emergency Veterinarian

Anna Portales, DVM

Emergency Veterinarian

Mark Buchert, DVM

Surgical Intern

Elizabeth Manukov, DVM

Dr. Manukov completed her undergraduate studies at Hunter College CUNY in New York. She did her didactic year at Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine and completed her clinical year at the University of Missouri.

My name is Elizabeth Manukov and I’m originally from Brooklyn, NY. I’m a second generation immigrant with my family migrating from Armenia & Azerbaijan. I went to undergrad at Hunter College CUNY in New York, where while receiving a degree in art history, I did my pre-reqs for veterinary school! Throughout my time in undergrad, I was able to work alongside a GP in Brooklyn and travel through all of Thailand doing elephant behavioral research. I did my didactic year at Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine and completed my clinical year at the University of Missouri, which is well known for their orthopedic program! In the future, I would like to specialize in surgery, with interests including fractures and angular limb deformities.
Rotating Intern

Jessica Posey, DVM

Dr. Posey completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Georgia where she majored in Animal Science. Following completion of undergrad, she stayed in Athens to begin my veterinary career at the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine.

I am from Adairsville, Georgia where I lived for my entire life prior to college. After high school I moved to Athens, Georgia to complete my undergraduate studies at the University of Georgia where I majored in Animal Science. Following completion of undergrad, I stayed in Athens to begin my veterinary career at the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine (go Dawgs!). Prior to my clinical rotations, I planned to pursue a residency in Internal Medicine. However, during clinics I developed a strong interest in Emergency Medicine as well as Ophthalmology. Outside of veterinary medicine, I enjoy being outdoors, spending time with friends, reading, and hanging out with my favorite guy (my cat).
Rotating Intern

Sara Stevens, DVM

Dr. Stevens completed her undergraduate studies at Cornell University and earned her DVM with high honors from Ross University.

My hometown is in the northwest corner of Connecticut where I had a plethora of animals to care for growing up. During my undergraduate time I worked part-time at a small sheep dairy during the summer and graduated from Cornell University with a bachelor's degree in Animal Science. I received my DVM with high honors from Ross University located on the island of St. Kitts with the completion of my clinical year at Lincoln Memorial. In my spare time I enjoy cooking, crocheting, or exploring new areas with my coconut retriever Brownie.
Rotating Intern

Lauren Alfino, DVM

Dr. Lauren Alfino obtained her Bachelor's degree in marine biology and ecology from Nova Southeastern University and her DVM degree from Colorado State University.

I am originally from Colorado but set out to southern Florida to earn my B.S in marine biology, biology and minor in marine ecology from Nova Southeastern University and to compete on their NCAA DII women's rowing team. I headed back home to Colorado to complete my Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at Colorado State University and graduated in the spring of 2022. My professional interests lie in medical oncology and the development of new chemotherapies for both our four-legged friends as well as humans. I am excited for the opportunity to expand my knowledge on the regional disease and to explore private practice.

In my free time, I will be enjoying South Carolina's hiking trails and beaches with my two tuxedoes cats, Bucky and Captain. Otherwise, you can find me curled up with a great fantasy or Sci-Fi novel or watching anything Marvel comics and Star Trek.

Surgical Intern

Meghan Jeffcoat, DVM

Dr. Meghan Jeffcoat obtained her Bachelor's degree from Clemson University. She graduated from St. George’s University in 2021, having completed three years of didactic training in Grenada, West Indies, and one year of clinical training at the University of Georgia.

I am Dr. Meghan Jeffcoat, a long time SC native. I have been immersed in the veterinary world since I was 16, beginning as a kennel attendant at Irmo practice Friarsgate Animal Hospital and maintaining a part time assistant position there throughout college and veterinary school. In 2016 I obtained my B. S. in biology from Clemson University. I graduated from St. George’s University in 2021, having completed three years of didactic training in Grenada, West Indies, and one year of clinical training at the University of Georgia. I returned to my home clinic as an associate veterinarian for one year before deciding to continue my formal education and focus on surgery. I am particularly passionate about small animal soft tissue surgery, working on a cohesive team, and building trust with my clients. In my free time I enjoy cooking, traveling, and spending time with my husband Harry and two dogs, Hattie and Uma. I am beyond excited to join the CVETS family, and continue contributing to this exceptional profession.

Per Diem Doctors

Per Diem Veterinarian

Ashley Moye, DVM

Dr. Ashley Moye is currently assigned to Shaw Air Force Base and works at CVETS on a relief-basis to maintain her skill-set and continue to learn new advances in emergency medicine. At Shaw Air Force Base, she operates the veterinary clinic on base and provides medical support to Shaw’s Military Working Dogs (MWDs).

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..
Per Diem Veterinarian

Alanah Wray, DVM

Dr. Alanah Wray obtained her Bachelor's degree from the University of Guelph and her DVM from the University of Sydney.

Dr. Alanah Wray grew up in Toronto, Canada. She graduated from the University of Guelph with a Bachelor in Science majoring in Animal Biology. She then moved to Sydney, Australia for the next 5 years and attended the University of Sydney where she obtained her degree in Veterinary Medicine. Following medical school, she returned to North America and has since practiced emergency medicine in Pennsylvania, Florida and South Carolina. In her spare time, she enjoys being at the beach, partaking in various artsy hobbies, horse riding, spending time with friends, traveling, and also relaxing at home with her two Ragdoll cats.

Hospital Administration

Chief Operations Officer

Janice Clarke-Godfrey

Jan has over fifteen years of management experience in the veterinary industry; both with general practice hospitals, and multi-location specialty referral hospitals.

Jan has over fifteen years of management experience in the veterinary industry; both with general practice hospitals, and multi-location specialty referral hospitals. Her key areas of interest focus on building exceptional client service through development of the hospital team. In her spare time she enjoys spending time outdoors with her dog Peyton and traveling to visit family in California and Boston.
Director of Finance

Lisa Matthews

Lisa Matthews has a BS in Business Administration from USC and 12 years of experience in general practice.

Lisa Matthews has a BS in Business Administration from USC and 12 years of experience prior to us in general practice. When she isn’t with us, she’s hanging out with the family - usually traveling, camping, reading, playing board games or baking. She resides in Forest Acres with her husband, nine year old daughter, and Bunny the mixed breed dog.
Director of Nursing

Annika Ramcke, LVT

Annika Ramcke has a BS in Agriculture from Murray University and is a licensed veterinary technician. She has seven years of experience in Emergency, Internal Medicine and Surgery.

Annika Ramcke has a BS in Agriculture from Murray University and is a licensed veterinary technician. She has seven years of experience in Emergency, Internal Medicine and Surgery. German-born, she grew up in Kentucky and found a love for cooking, hiking and the Kentucky Wildcats.
Director of Client Services

Autumn Trembly

Autumn has over 12 years of experience in veterinary emergency and specialty care. She is passionate about the medical field, education, self-worth, and being an advocate for clients, patients, and staff.

Autumn was born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada and has almost 12 years of Veterinary Emergency & Specialty experience, as well as an Associate's Degree in Nursing. She is passionate about the medical field, education, self-worth, and being advocates for clients, patients, and staff. She moved to South Carolina with her husband, two children, and fur-baby pack in October. She enjoys spending time with family, watching medical and crime shows/documentaries, and doing crafts.
Director of Human Resources

Michelle Garcia, PHR, SHRM-CP

Michelle has PHR and SHRM-CP certifications through Society for Human Resource Management. Michelle focuses on each employee’s needs while creating a warm, friendly and inviting atmosphere to work.

Michelle Garcia attended Robert Morris College graduating in 1995 with a Bachelor’s in Human Resources. The beginning of her career was focused on customer service and she transitioned into human resources in 2004 while serving employees and elders as the HR manager at Anna Maria of Aurora in 2004 and later as Director of Human Resources at The Ohio Eastern Star Home in 2010. She has a passion for serving and helping people. Michelle focuses on each employee’s needs while creating a warm, friendly and inviting atmosphere to work. She has a passion for learning and continues to grow her knowledge as a leader. She has PHR and SHRM-CP certifications through Society for Human Resource Management. Michelle enjoys life and tries to help each employee find the FUN in all they do.
Director of Marketing

Paige Kelso

Paige earned her Bachelor's of Science Degree in Marketing from the University of South Carolina's Darla Moore School of Business, with a minor in Film and Media Studies. She does all of the photography, videography, and print materials for CVETS.

Paige grew up in Lexington SC, and attended college at the University of South Carolina in Columbia, SC. There, she earned a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Marketing from the Darla Moore School of Business, with a minor in Film and Media Studies. Throughout her career, she has gathered a considerable amount of experience in professional video production, photography, print, photo, and video editing, and effective video marketing for social media.

Client Service Representatives

Amanda Dillard

Referrals Coordinator

Karen Munroe

Accounts Coordinator

Suzy Fox

Accounts Coordinator

Camryn Clements

Client Service Representative

Julia Deal

Client Service Representative

Laura Jurado

Client Service Representative

Leah Perkins

Client Service Representative

Miranda Hartley

Client Service Representative

Sara Young

Client Service Representative

Assistants and Technicians

Alyssa Lia, LVT

Veterinary Assistant

Hannah Gray, LVT

Veterinary Technician

Julia Reitz, LVT

Veterinary Technician

Keysia Franklin, LVT

Veterinary Technician

Lauren Johnson, LVT

Veterinary Technician

Sam Peters, LVT

Veterinary Technician

Sarah Hickman, LVT

Veterinary Technician

Stephanie DiFranco, LVT

Veterinary Technician

Anna Register

Veterinary Assistant

Ash French

Veterinary Assistant

Athena Kleckley

Veterinary Assistant

Audrey Scott

Veterinary Assistant

Brandy Bracey

Veterinary Assistant

Brittany Rodriguez

Veterinary Assistant

Candace Jeter

Veterinary Assistant

Casey Lamson

Veterinary Assistant

Chris McGovern-Cordner

Veterinary Assistant

Christian Carey

Veterinary Assistant

Courtney Pitts

Veterinary Assistant

DaCosta Parris

Veterinary Assistant

Dana Bonenberger

Veterinary Assistant

Erica Morris

Veterinary Assistant

Haley Baker

Veterinary Assistant

Haley Ratzlaff

Veterinary Assistant

Hope Miller

Veterinary Assistant

Jessica Arnold

Veterinary Assistant

Julianne League

Veterinary Assistant

Katy Long

Veterinary Assistant

Kerri Watkins

Veterinary Assistant

Kirsten Neely

Veterinary Assistant

Lexie Townsend

Veterinary Assistant

Lindsay Mills

Veterinary Assistant

Mary Catherine Scavuzzo

Veterinary Assistant

Megan Phillps

Veterinary Assistant

Michael Gibbs

Veterinary Assistant

Michelle Moore

Veterinary Assistant

Patricia Kenney

Veterinary Assistant

Randi Layton

Veterinary Assistant

Rebecca Hasbrook

Veterinary Assistant

Ruth Kogos

Veterinary Assistant

Shannon Hartley

Veterinary Assistant

Stacy McCollum

Veterinary Assistant

Taeshawn Woodall

Veterinary Assistant

Inventory and Maintenance

Charlie Munroe

Maintenance

Monica Harper

Inventory