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Haven joined the Valley Walk team in 2021 after bringing her zoo to visit us for several years. Each time she visited, she mentioned she wanted to work in the field and her persistence paid off! Valley Walk hasn't been the same since she started and we all look forward to her hilariously spunky personality each day. Haven happily finished up her veterinary technician degree and is a licensed veterinary technician (even though she refers to herself as Dr. Rice)! Haven is our lead licensed veterinary technician and our lead surgical technician.
Shelby joined Valley Walk in 2020 and brings the energy and excitement with her daily! She is an experienced technician, excels with managing client services, and has never met a stranger! Outside of work, Shelby enjoys her boys, Trystan and Braxton, and their house full of animals! Shelby is our lead clinical technician and manages our client relations with kindness and compassion!
Kinsley joined our team with a surplus of equine and laboratory knowledge and is currently in school. Born and raised in South Carolina, she is learning the animal hospital ropes and letting her personality SHINE! When Kinsley isn't working with us, she helps manage a farm of 10 horses (2 of which are hers)! Fun facts about Kinsley: She loves the gym and enjoys competing in show/jumping competitions with her horses!
Crista joined Valley Walk with a degree in Veterinary Technology and twenty incredible years of technician experience! She excels in every aspect of veterinary medicine and surgery, particularly in specialty and orthopedic procedures, training and teaching, client education and relationships, and communication. Crista enjoys relaxing in nature, soaking in the sunshine at the beach, and paddle boarding. Fun Fact: Crista loves playing video games! We are fortunate to have her on the Valley Walk team!
Ellie is the official hugger and question asker of Valley Walk Animal Hospital. She loves talking to each and every animal that comes to see us and is always eager to help with snuggles, food, walks - sometimes we catch her in full on conversations with hospitalized/boarding patients. She is the best laundry folder on the team and often tries to "help" answer the phones! Her latest obsession is art work for the lobby and exam rooms - you'll know it when you see it!
Ole Country Ham, Ham Biscuit, Squishy McSquisherson, Hagen Holtzclaw joined our Valley Walk family May 2022. He was the piece we didn't know was missing and smiles almost all of the time. You'll see him around the hospital more and more as he gets older since his favorite things are Ellie and every animal he's ever met!!
Alex started her career in the world of dog training and has worked her way into a veterinary assistant role! She keeps us laughing with her priceless sense of humor and funny stories. Alex is the first one to volunteer to help another team member or pick up an extra shift anytime she senses the need. She has stepped up to learn more about surgery and enjoys helping pets and people! Fun fact: She has an actual CAT HOUSE!!
Angel was born and raised in the Lowcountry of South Carolina and recently moved to the Upstate. She has two Australian Shepherds named Milo and Kona that are her world! At work she enjoys learning new techniques and skills and being a helpful hand when needed. She also keeps us giggling with her fun and oh so happy personality! Outside of work, Angel loves taking her dogs on adventures and exploring downtown Greenville!
Tiffany also got her start in dog training and boarding before joining us at Valley Walk! She quickly picked up on things around the animal hospital and before long she was in rooms! Tiffany is patient and hard working and is always looking for ways to help. She has found a natural love for surgery and loves to help every animal she sees! Fun fact: she races go karts on weekends, and she WINS!
Lauren is a vital part of our client services team and excels with customer service, organization, and juggling a busy work environment with detail and care! She came to us with SO MUCH veterinary experience and entered the field through fostering kittens! She quickly decided to soak in as much as possible by combining her love of animals with a paying gig! When she has a free moment, Lauren enjoys spinning her own pottery (amazing!). Her best friend is Smudgenose, but she has recently added another friend to her family! The jury is still out on Smudge's approval :)
Krystal got her start in the field of veterinary medicine over 10 years ago and never looked back! She is experienced assisting with surgery and monitoring, caring for hospitalized patients and those visiting for routine wellness exams, as well as providing exceptional client service. Fun facts about Krystal: she LOVES dirt track racing, goats, and her two mini Aussies (Ellie Mae and Daisy Mae). Krystal keeps our team laughing and happy - she is calming and always eager to stop and explain things for anyone in need!
Jessica is a veterinary assistant at VWAH. She grew up in Blue Ridge and then lived in Charleston, SC before moving back home to the Upstate. She shared many wonderful years with her heart horse, Sir, and now claims her parents’ Shih Tzu, Mia. Jessica looks forward to graduating from Piedmont Technical College's veterinary technician program this spring! She loves helping people care for their animals and helping animals stay with their people! Jessica also enjoys crocheting, reading, and spending time outdoors! Fun fact: Jessica is the creativity behind our monthly office newsletter!
Karleigh joined our team with experience as a veterinary assistant! She has experience working with animal restraint, patient care, assisting technicians and doctors, as well as client services! Anyone who knows her knows she quietly and calmly steps in to help anywhere needed. Karleigh is outgoing and kind and LOVES to help her team in every way. She is a true gift!
Fun fact: Karleigh is an avid fisherman and her catches are IMPRESSIVE to say the least!
Paden came to us with lots of 1:1 experience with boarding and training as well! She is currently training in surgery and assisting technicians with hospitalized and routine patient management (as if there is anything routine about our patients)! Fun fact about Paden - we're pretty sure she's the resident dare devil! She's always up for a fun time and her laugh is contagious!
Caitlyn came to us eagerly and excitedly with a desire to become a veterinary technician! She has experience with boarding and loves working with animals! Caitlyn has an enthusiasm for pets and people that keeps her curious and excited! She is SO much fun to be around and a joy to have on our team! Caitlyn also has two German Shorthair Pointers, Beau and Boone, and enjoys playing with them!
Izzy was on a horse before she could even walk and that is exactly where her passion for animals began! She has 13 horses and countless other animals on her farm. Her goal is to expand upon her career as a veterinary assistant and become a licensed veterinary technician! Izzy's love and appreciation for farm animals make her a delightful addition at VWAH! She is not afraid of anything and steps up and in to help at every turn!
Tiffany joins our front of house office team with a strong background in the medical field! She and her husband Dale are surrounded by their three children and one grandson, as well as a house full of dogs and puppies! Beau, the Basset Hound and Kirby the mini Golden Doodle recently joined Banks (black Labrador) and Jeter (Golden Doodle) to compete the family.
Fun fact about Tiffany: She listens to rap music! She goes from "Christian, Frank Sinatra, to all genres really, but rap surprises most everyone!" Help us welcome her to the VWAH family!
Lily joined us from North Greenville University where she is majoring in Animal and Environmental Sciences. She plans to pursue veterinary school upon completion of her undergraduate degree! She is learning as much as possible and currently works part time while keeping up with a rigorous class schedule! We have yet to see Lily turn down a challenge and she seems to excel at EVERYTHING!