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Meet our Family

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Our goal is to provide education and preventative care as well as solutions to the sometimes complex struggles you and your pet may face. We know this can be overwhelming and we want to work along side you to create a productive relationship that will make things easier for you and your pet.

 

Our Doctors

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Dr. Matt Barber

Practicing: 15+ years

Education: Undergraduate and Vet school at the University of Georgia. 

 

Best Part: Meeting new people and building relationships & freindships. Also helping people and their pets when they may have lost hope. Not all cases are that way but the ones that are successful in that manner are the most rewarding.

Hardest Part: Balance! Veterinary  medicine is a very demanding profession. Finding time for family and other interests is extremely difficult.

Favorite animal: German Shorthair Pointer

Dr. Charles Groover

Practicing: 20+years

Education: Bachlors in Animal and Veteriary Science at Clemson University. Vet school at Ross University and clinicals at LSU.

 

Best Part: I first of all love the relationship I develop with my clients and patients. I also love problem solving. That is my favorite thing to do. I love taking a mystery and solving it. 

Hardest Part: Records, records, records! They are one of the most important things I do but I don't enjoy all the paper work that is very necessary. 

Favorite animal: Yellow Lab

Dr. Kim Smart

Practicing: 20+ years

Education: Bachelors in Animal and Veterinary Science at Clemson University. Vet school at University of Georgia. 

 

Best Part: Meeting people, hearing their experiences, developing friendships that go beyond the job itself while learning lessons that apply not only to my profession but my entire life as a whole.

Hardest Part: Juggling an ever changing schedule and life as a single mom. Sometimes there aren't enough hours in the day to take care of everything that needs my attention.

Favorite animal: Her Mini Australian Shepherd Cinch

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Our Technicians

Laura L.V.T. - Graduated from Tri-County Technical Institute in May 1998 with an associates degree in Veterinary Technology. She started working full time at AVC in January of 1998. She became licensed in South Carolina that year. In her spare time she breeds Labrador Retrievers and enjoys watching her oldest daughter play Soft Ball. 

Sam L.V.T. - Graduated from Bel-Rea Institute in Colorado in June 2005. Started working at AVC that July and became licensed in South Carolina the following Spring. In her spare time she likes to go camping with her children. - She is also Certified in Basic and Advanced Animal CPR. 

Hailey - Graduated from Tri-County Technical Institute in May 2020 with an associates degree in Veterinary Technology. She started working at AVC during the summer of 2019. She is still working toward obtaining her license in South Carolina. In her spare time she enjoys spending time outdoors. She is also Certified in Basic and Advanced CPR. 

Kesley L.V.T.Graduated from Tri-County Technical Institute in 2016 with an associates degree in Veterinary Technology - obtained her license in South Carolina that fall. Has been working at AVC since June 2016. In her spare time she likes to do pet/ landscape  photography. 

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All of our technicians are certified C.E.T. Dental Ambassadors

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Our Assistants

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Stephanie*

Lauren*

Ashleigh*

Trent

Dee

Caitlin* (C.E.T. Certified Dental Ambassador)

Angellyna* (not pictured)

Harley (not pictured)

Jessica* (not pictured)

Charity (not pictured)

Emma (not pictured)

*Denotes Vet Tech Student*

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Amanda

Audrey

Autumn (not pictured)

Victoria (not pictured)

Kim (not pictured) 

Our Receptionists
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