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Meet the folks who make it all happen. We see big potential in every moment, and care deeply about what we do every day.

Dr. Randy

Dr. Randy

Veterinarian

Dr. Randy’s veterinary career began at the ripe old age of six, when he was fishing with his grandparents. Stepping out of the boat, he caught a six-inch garter snake, which triggered an insatiable appetite for reptile knowledge. This aspiring Dr. Doolittle continued to learn about all types of animals, and he packed the family home with hundreds of pets while growing up. Working in veterinary medicine since age 16 has given Dr. Randy a wealth of wonderful experiences.

After Dr. Randy graduated from the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine, he moved to Conway, South Carolina to enter a new phase of his life. He purchased Waccamaw Regional Veterinary Center in 1985, and has remained the practice’s sole veterinarian since then. Dr. Randy has enjoyed building relationships with hundreds of patients and their pet parents over the years.

Since Dr. Randy thrives on solving complex problems, he especially enjoys his patients’ internal medicine puzzles, and also likes the always-challenging nature of surgery. He derives a great sense of purpose from keeping his patients healthy, which in turn improves the pets’ and owners’ quality of life.

Dr. Randy and his wife have seven children, each of whom has chosen a distinctive professional path. Although all the kids love animals, Dr. Randy’s daughter Sarah has acquired her own menagerie, and is considering an animal care career for herself. A high-energy German shepherd, chihuahua, and Yorkshire terrier round out this fast-paced household.

In his spare time, Dr. Randy loves to SCUBA dive, and has been an active Boy Scout leader for 14 years. He especially remembers a mountain rappelling experience on one of his troop’s outings. Finally, Dr. Randy’s dogs provide endless entertainment. His German shepherd loves to dance in the toilet, his chihuahua swings from the shepherd’s tail, and the family Yorkie loves to root through cat feces. There’s truly never a dull moment in Dr. Randy’s household, as his creative canines always keep him guessing.


Chris

Chris

Licensed Veterinary Technician

As a young teenager, Chris adored horses and even worked at a large equestrian farm on the weekends. Mucking the stalls, loading hay bales, and feeding and grooming the horses gave her a longstanding respect and compassion for animals, and she always knew that a career in veterinary care would be a great fit. She’s proud to help the area’s pets and animal owners as a Licensed Veterinary Technician!

Chris is originally from Waldorf, Maryland and began her veterinary journey at Lehigh Community College in Schnecksville, Pennsylvania, where she obtained her Veterinary Technician’s license. She completed an externship at a nearby veterinary clinic and began her private-practice career immediately afterward. Chris has been a veterinary professional ever since, and was excited to recently join the compassionate and talented team here at Waccamaw Regional Veterinary Center. She’s especially fond of parasitology work and getting to examine samples under the microscope.

Outside of work, Chris enjoys traveling, spending as much quality time with her young granddaughter as she possibly can, and spoiling her own pets at home. She lives with a cuddle-loving Fox terrier named Simon, as well as two rescued cats who go by Willow and Isabella.


Lauren

Lauren

Licensed Veterinary Technician

Lauren has always wanted to make a difference not only in the lives of animals, but in the lives of pet owners as well. For her, serving as an advocate for the earth’s creatures is a dream come true! She couldn’t be more proud to help pets and animal parents daily as a Licensed Veterinary Technician.

Lauren earned her degree in veterinary applied sciences from Ulster County Community College in upstate New York. Next, she interned at New Baltimore Animal Hospital, where she was offered a position as a Veterinary Assistant after her internship hours were completed. She worked as an Assistant until she passed her board exams and received her Technician’s license a short time later.

After four rewarding years helping pets and owners, Lauren decided to make a change and moved to South Carolina with her husband. She was thrilled to join the team here at Waccamaw Regional Veterinary Center in July of 2020, and the rest is history!

When she’s not at work, Lauren loves to spend quality time with her family and pets. She and her husband share their home with three pets: Comet, a kitten whose personality grows more every day; a toy-loving Beagle/Pit Bull mix named Boomer; and Dakota, a Shiba Inu whose favorite pastime is snuggling.


Kimberly

Kimberly

Veterinary Technician

Kimberly has been caring for animals for as long as she can remember—as a little girl, she would nurse her family pets back to health whenever they got sick. For her, nothing is more rewarding than being able to make a difference in the life of a pet! Kimberly is one of Waccamaw Regional Veterinary Center’s Veterinary Nurses.

Originally from Conway, South Carolina, Kimberly began her veterinary journey when she was in her twenties. She had worked for Dr. Randy previously, but moved to Hawaii after marrying her husband. When Kimberly’s husband retired after 20 years of service in the United States Army, the couple moved back to this area and Kimberly happily joined up with Dr. Randy once more. She’s been here ever since, and has a particular passion for educating pet owners on the best possible care techniques for their animal companions.

At home, Kimberly lives with her husband and their two children, Madison and Mackenzie. The family shares their lives with what Kimberly likes to call her own Discovery Channel in the backyard—they have multiple chickens, a duck named Squishy, and two horses. Kimberly and her family also own a pair of loveable dogs named Trouble and Xena and two cats who go by Lily and Jack.

When she’s not spending quality time with her family or tending to the needs of animals here at the hospital, Kimberly can be found cooking, gardening, riding her horses, and getting muddy on her four-wheeler.


Andrea

Andrea

Veterinary Technician

Andrea grew up in upstate New York, where she became a lifelong animal-lover at a young age. She recalls finding injured or sick creatures and begging her local veterinarian to help them—her passion hasn’t wavered since. Andrea has now been a Veterinary Technician for over 12 years, and is proud to help the pets and animal parents of Conway as a member of Waccamaw Regional Veterinary Center’s care team!

Andrea was still in high school when she first began interning at a local veterinary clinic. Next, she began training as a Veterinary Technician at an emergency hospital before transitioning into day practice at another facility, where she gained hands-on experience working with exotic patients. Andrea recently moved to Conway and was thrilled to join the Waccamaw Regional Veterinary Center family in the summer of 2017; she has particular interests in client education and behavioral counseling.

When she isn’t tending to pets’ needs here at the hospital, Andrea enjoys scuba diving—she became scuba-certified to fight her fear of the deep water!—and spending time with her own animal companions at home. She lives with a 90-pound Boxer, Baxter, who likes to think he’s a lapdog; two cats who go by Xena and Tancat; and a pair of birds named Cayenne and Lucky who love to demand Andrea’s attention at all times.


Joanne

Joanne

Veterinary Technician Assistant

Joanne’s experiences with her own dogs led her to a career in the veterinary world. After attending a series of puppy classes with one of her newly adopted companions, she became interested in training and behavior, which inspired her to pursue things a step further. Joanne enrolled in online training and veterinary assistant courses; it wasn’t long before she decided to look for a job in an animal hospital!

Joanne hails from the New England region originally, and made the decision to pursue animal care upon moving to South Carolina. When she brought one of her own dogs here to Waccamaw Regional Veterinary Center to address a dental concern, she wound up submitting an application for employment! Now, Joanne is proud to work with the clinic’s visiting pets in the kennels.

Aside from her interests in the world of animal care, Joanne is an avid photographer—she even worked as a professional pet photographer for a time!—and also enjoys painting. She and her husband have a daughter who lives in Pennsylvania and a son who resides in Rochester, New York. At home, the couple shares their lives with three Shiba Inus: Kona, Kiko, and Kaia.


Kelly

Kelly

Veterinary Technician Assistant

Kelly remembers helping her brother with his dogs and horses while growing up in central New York, even assisting with the delivery of puppies on occasion. Her early experiences caring for animals made a lasting impression—she knew that she would love to tend to pets’ needs as a veterinary professional!

Kelly first worked in an animal hospital in her home state of New York, learning the ropes of the profession and gaining hands-on pet-care experience with the practice for two years. After taking some time off to raise her daughter, she ventured into other career paths for a time and gained crucial customer-service skills. Kelly and her family relocated to South Carolina a number of years ago, and she was happy to join the Waccamaw Regional Veterinary Center team in the spring of 2017 as a Veterinary Assistant.

Kelly has a wonderful daughter and son, and shares her home with one pet: Max, a tiny Chihuahua who is the world’s best snuggle-buddy.


Bonnie

Bonnie

Client Care Specialist

Bonnie is originally from Pennsylvania, and grew up with animals her entire life. She’s always adored pets, but wanted to learn more so that she could truly make a difference in the lives of our animal companions. For Bonnie, a career in veterinary care allows her to spend time around the pets she loves while expanding her own skillset on a daily basis!

Bonnie holds a Bachelor’s degree in computer science and programming, and worked for a time in her husband’s printing business after serving in the retail field for a number of years. She moved to this area for a fresh start, and decided to take the leap into veterinary medicine when she came across an opening here at Waccamaw Regional Veterinary Center. Now, Bonnie serves the area’s pets and animal owners as a Client Care Specialist!

Around the hospital, Bonnie enjoys meeting new clients and their pets on a daily basis, and she also likes to continue learning new things about the veterinary world. Last but not least, she loves to work alongside a team of animal-lovers just like herself; nothing beats knowing that she’s contributing to the greater good.

Most of Bonnie’s free time away from the office is spent with her family and pets. She has an Australian Shepherd, Cody, who follows her around obsessively at home, and two cats named Bella and Nico. Bonnie also shares her home with her daughter’s three friendly pet rats.


Leigh

Leigh

Client Care Representative / Kennel Attendant

Leigh Catherine has been spending time around animals ever since she was a little girl. And she frequently helped her mother, who is a dog groomer herself. For Leigh Catherine, working in the world of veterinary care simply made sense! She’s a Client Care Representative and a Kennel Attendant here at Waccamaw Regional Veterinary Center.

A Conway native, Leigh Catherine became a part of the Waccamaw Regional Veterinary Center team in 2018 and has been here ever since. Her favorite part of the job is watching pets go through treatment and recovery, ultimately getting back to their normal selves again. She particularly loves to chat one-on-one with pet owners and meet the area’s loving animal companions.

Between her work shifts and her studies at the Academy for Technology and Academics, Leigh Catherine loves to dote on her own pets at home. She and her family live with a bird named Keeper, two cats who go by Trigger and Kit, and Kingsleigh, a Boykin Spaniel who is the true Queen Bee of the household.


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