Meet the friendly staff at Ladson Veterinary Hospital!
After graduating from Clemson and the University of Georgia Veterinary School, Dr. Brown studied a variety of species including exotics and fishes. She participated in several externships that included working at the exotic division at UC Davis and the Monterey Bay Aquarium in California. After working in a private practice for several years, she purchased the Goose Creek Veterinary Clinic in 1997. Over 20 years later, Ladson VH was born and raised by Dr. Brown as well. She is proficient in surgery, internal medicine & dentistry. Dr. Brown has also taken advanced training in ultrasound & different types of surgeries some general medicine veterinarians don't do. She is a longstanding member of the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) and Cat Friendly Certified. Outside of work, Dr. Brown enjoys crocheting, furthering her knowledge in veterinary medicine, and traveling the world.
Dr. Lewis graduated from Ohio State University and has practiced veterinary medicine there, in the midwest, New York, North Carolina, and now has settled into beautiful South Carolina. She started with our hospital midway through 2023 and has been a wonderful addition to the team. She is vegetarian with 3 lovely pets of her own and favors cat decor and chocolate. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling with her husband and spending time with her furry companions.
Karima is our Assistant Practice Manager that started with the Goose Creek Vet team in 2016, but is now here at Ladson since the opening in 2019 with a long background in veterinary care. She started off as an office manager for a large and small animal hospital in West Texas where she is from, and made her way to the nurse side shortly after. She moved to the Lowcountry in 2015 and joined our team shortly after. She's a lover of all creatures large and small, and has 6 fur-babies of her own: Atlas - a Siberian Husky, Cinna - an Australian Shepherd Mix, a Black short-haired cat named Hela, a Grey Tabby named Zephyr, a Black and white shorthair named Berlioz, and the newest addition - an orange tabby named Rajah. Together they are sweet, fluffy couch potatoes that enjoy long cuddle sessions, eating snacks, taking naps, and watching Twilight or Harry Potter. Karima recently obtained the title of a Cat Friendly Veterinary Advocate from the American Association of Feline Practitioners and hopes to continue her education on better understanding the complexity of our friendly felines.
Megan joined our team mid 2021 with a long history of customer service background. She has a passion for caring for people and animals, and was a dog bather and groomer for over 6 years. She moved to the lowcountry from Michigan and enjoys art, nature, poetry, and writing. She recently furthered her knowledge of cats by becoming a Certified Cat Friendly Advocate from The American Association of Feline Practitioners. Megan was given the well deserved title of Head CSR at the end of Summer 2022, after displaying key leadership skills - independence, initiative, and determination to succeed.
Nichole has been with our team since 2021 and has been in veterinary healthcare for over 8 years due to her passion for animals. Her bubbly personality makes her great at communicating effectively within her team and with pet parents. She feels that here, she can grow within her selected field and learn from her teammates that have become family. She has a very energetic boxer named Maybel and a sassy Maine Coon cat named Farrah. In her free time enjoys spending quality time with her children and family. She also recently obtained her certification as a Cat Friendly Professional from the American Association of Feline Practitioners. Nichole was given the well deserved title of Head Nurse at the end of Summer 2022, after displaying key leadership skills during her time with us - initiative, determination, and a strong, honest work ethic.
Sam started with our team in 2021 with over 6 years of experience in the field. Her kind smile and gentle approach with pet companions make her a great addition to our team. In her free time she enjoys camping and hiking, and when not outdoors she enjoys playing video games, arts and crafts, and reading. She also recently obtained her certification as a Cat Friendly Professional from the American Association of Feline Practitioners.
Alivia started with our team mid 2022 with over 5 years of experience under her belt, and has been a great asset to LVH. In her free time, Alivia enjoys being at one with nature, hiking, painting, and traveling. She has 3 cats - Shadow, Willow, and Kiki whom she loves very much. She grew up in Kentucky and moved to the Lowcountry a few years ago and hopes to learn and meet as many of our patients as she can!
Cody joined our team in 2018. He is the dad of 7 fur-babies and 6 reptiles. He enjoys spending time with family and friends & in his free time you can find him enjoying the outdoors or at the beach.
Shane has been with us since mid 2023 as a licensed technician since 2012, holding licenses in multiple states as he enjoys to travel. He is originally from Wisconsin. When he is not at work he enjoys hiking, scuba diving, and going to the dog park with his basset hound Myrtle.
Kelsey started with our team mid 2023 and has been labeled our hospital's 'Cat Whisperer'.