Meet our Family
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.
*Pictured from left to right
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. Charlie Timmerman
Practicing: 50+ years.
Education: Bachlors in Animal and Veteriary Science at Clemson University. Vet school at Univeristy of Georgia.
Best Part: There are so many "best" things about practicing veterinary medicine that it is hard to narrow down to just one thing. The joy on little (and big) kids faces when you make their pet well; the satisfaction of a job well done; being able to use so many different healing modalities - these are a few things that are "the best" part of my job.
Hardest Part: The hardest part of practice is trying to balance your private life and family with work times.
Favorite animal: Bird Dog (on point)
Dr. Charles Groover
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
Dr. Eva Bogner
Practicing: 5+ years
Education: Undergrad and Vet school at North Carolina State University. Followed by continuing education at the Chi Institute with a focus on acupuncture and and traditional Chinese medicines.
Best Part: Seeing the owner-pet relationship and getting to be an integral part of that bond through the pets lifetime. I also enjoy introducing pet owners to alternative therapies and treatments for their pets.
Hardest part: Trying to keep a balance between my hectic work and home life.
Favorite animal: cats
Laura Gossett 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 Tiedman 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 Williamson - 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 Schutts 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.
All of our technicians are certified C.E.T. Dental Ambassadors
Caitlin Hunt* (C.E.T. Certified Dental Ambassador)
McKenzie Backus (not pictured)
*Denotes Vet Tech Student*
Carla Dehlavi (not pictured)
Kim Davis (not pictured)