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Let us introduce you to our wonderful staff members.
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|The ring-leader of our group, as some would call him, is Dr. Brian King. He started practicing here in July 1993 and 'bought the practice in 2005. Originally from Memphis, he achieved his degree at Mississippi State University. You may notice that the clinic is not your "run of the mill" clinic. Dr King is a lover of the arts, which is not only reflected in our colorful clinic with eclectic mix of local and world art pieces, but also in his presence on the music scene. He plays drums in fhe band Sho Nuff and can always been seen at local music venues. On weekends you may also find him out on the water with his wife Liz and their 2 girls, Bella and Francesca. The 4-legged members of their family include 2 cats, Fritter and Flora.
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|Our other main man around here is Dr. Gordon Luke.
Originally from Summerville, he got his start here as a vet tech in 1992-1994. He went on to earn his degree from the University of Georgia and briefly moved to Oregon but returned to us in Oct 2004 . He and his wife Bridget are the proud parents of 2 children, Gracyn and MacLain. Their 4-legged children include 2''dogs and 3 cats, Bubbles, Oliver, Einstein, Smudge, and Voodoo. Dr. Luke's hobbies include fly fishing, woodworking and camping with the family. He also recently completed his first triathlon! Way to go Dr. Luke!
Our most recent addition is Dr. Lara Allison.
She was born in South Africa and moved to Charleston in 1983. Dr. Allison has been here before; she was a full-time vet here in 1996-2001, then came back as a relief vet for us since 2009. Now, you can see her if you come in on Wednesdays. Like Dr. Luke, she is also a graduate of University of Georgia. She is also the proud parent of 2 children, Haley and Luke. She also has 3 cats, Wally Jones, Jolly Jones, and Bobby Jones. Dr. Allison also has many other accreditations in alternative medicine practices and loves reading, boating, movies, music, and yoga.
|Our front desk staff works hard to keep everything running smoothly which starts with our woman in charge,
Our office manager hails from the great state of Iowa which is where she earned her veterinary technician degree at Kirkwood Community College. She started out here as a veterinary technician in 1996 and earned her spot as our head lady in 2008. When she's not here you can usually find her atthe beach, playing softball or riding bikes with her 2 daughters, Kaila and Jafden. They also like to spend a lot of time with their 3 cats Jade, Kozmo, and Eric.
Another Nicole you will see at the front desk is Nicole Evans.
In 2000, she opted for the warmer climate of Charleston and moved here from her home town of Hendersonville NC. She has been in the vet field since 2002 and here since 2007. In her spare time, she and her husband Trey like to spend time with her daughter Taylor going camping, boating, and hanging out with friends. They also enjoy playing with their Dachshund, Eddie and mix breed, Margaret.
Another front desk face is Sabrina Ferri.
She came here in 2007 as well after working at an Equine Clinic for 3 years and another small animal practice for 3 years. She is a Lowcountry native who grew up on a farm riding horses her whole life. She also enjoys riding her four-wheeler and being out in the woods or on the boat. Her Australian Cattle Dog, Taco and mixed breed, Noah love roaming her parents farm chasing the horses.
Our third receptionist is Linda Wojcik. She is a James Island girl who came to us in 2008. This was her first job in the veterinary field but she is no stranger to animals. She and her husband Ben, who works in our Doggy Daycare, have 2 Australian Shepherds, Arlo and Nala. They also have 3 cats, Ph illip J. Frye, Gertie, and Ginger. Linda loves movies, live music, reading, and traveling (although she says she doesn't get to do as much of it as she would like).
|One of the great things about Pet Vet is our interaction with clients.
Almost all of our clients have been in our treatment area and many have gotten a lesson on our microscope. Many of you will come to recognize some of our technicians.
Christine Ruch-Stonecypher is another technician at Pet Vet She used to be full-time but now dedicates most ofher time to the family business, landscaping and installing irrigation. Christine loves to travel and has experienced many new places. She moved here from Montana where she worked as a ranch hand.
Kelly Armstrong is another original Charleston resident. Kelly is excited about almost finishing the nursing program at Trident Tech, and will eventually help heal human patients.
|One technician who is also sometimes known as our handyman is Daryl Bryant.
Daryl was born and raised in Summerville and started working here in 2005. Daryl is a proud graduate of the Trident Technical College Veterinary Technician Program who loves Stevie Nicks, reading and gaming. He also loves spending time with his two Boston Terriers, Gertie Sue and Jemima Lou, as well as his 2 cats, Cairo and Zoe.
You may have also noticed the curly blonde,
Our technicians pride themselves on their knowledge and ability to answer questions owners may have. One hard to forget face is DeDe Dunlap.
She livens up the clinic with her crazy hair and loud laugh. Originally from New York , she has lived in the Lowcountry most of her life and came to us in 2005. With her love of horseback riding , puzzles, and participating in a theatre group named Theatre Marvelosa, you would never know she is a mother of 3 and a grandmother of 2! She also has 2 dogs, Copper and Angus.
Another one of our animal lovers is Caitlin Merchant.
She hails from our state capital but says she prefers our fine city. Caitlin came to us in 2009 and loves playing her guitar and singing as well as being on the water and spending time with her friends.
Our well-traveled technician is Christine Ruch.
She has lived in many states due in-part to her time in the marines which was fine for her because she loves traveling. She has been a part of our family since 2001 but is now only part-time as she recently graduated from Trident Technical College with an Associate in Dental Hygiene and now does that certain days of the week. She also stays busy with her 3 dogs, Cairo Jones, Lucy, and Sake, as well as her cat Callie.
Another technician we share is Kelly Dredger.
She has been with us since 2002 and recently earned her nursing degree so she is only here when she's not at the hospital. A true island girl at heart, she loves going to the beach or being on the boat and spending time with her Fiance. They have 2 dogs, Boo and Jessie, and a cat named Brutus.
Our most recent addition to the family is Mignonne Reynaud.
Originally from Baton Rouge, she now calls Charleston her home. She started here as an intern while she was in the Trident technical College Veterinary Technician Program and we loved her so much that we asked her to stay! When she's not here, you can find her running with her Golden Retriever, Ryder. Mignonne also enjoys going to the beach, cooking, music, traveling, and spending time with her cat, Shrimp.
Zen Dog is the doggy day care offered at Pet Vet
The service offers a cageless daylong alternative to leaving your best friend home alone all day.
Zen Dog at Pet Vet has a huge backyard and lots of extra inside space for the dogs to play.
We also offer cage less group play for your four-legged children Mon-Fri.
Ben Wojcik is a dog lover who has been with us since 2007. He prides himself on his bond with the dogs he takes care of every day. A Lowcountry native, he loves live music, riding his motorcycle around town , playing with his pets, and one day aspires to be on Ninja Warrior. He can also occasionally be seen at the front desk when his wife Linda is working.
Another big dog lover we have is Kari Orga. We welcomed Kari in 2010. She is a certified dog trainer through The Animal Behavior College and is currently working on getting her CPDT certification. You can also find her working with and learning 'from local dog trainer, Susan Marett. Kari loves taking her German Shorthaired Pointer, Otis, canoeing and she also participates in Theatre Marvelosa with OeDe.
Our newest face at Zen Dog is Shelley Kirby.
You will notice that she's "not from around here". In 2006, she made the great trip across the pond from England . She wishes her place were bigger so she could have a dog of her own but she gets to love on all the dogs to make up for not having one. However, she and her husband Brett do have a spunky cat, Scooty Puff Jr. In her spare time, Shelley is part of Chaotic Taoist Theatre and also loves reading, movies, live music, and learning Muay Thai. She has also found her calling helping our wildlife rehabilitators nurse the babies.