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Chris Owens, DVM

Dr. Owens is a graduate of the University of Georgia veterinary school. She received her undergraduate and Masters degree at Clemson University. She lives in Ridgeland, SC with her husband, Desi and their wonderful daughter Tarryn. Together they have 4 cats (Lily, Peanut, Harley, and Rivers), 2 dogs (Zuga and Sue), 4 Cutting Horses (El, Gambler, Thumbelena, and Summer) that rarely see a saddle or cows. Last but not least, they have an evil parrot named Paco. She enjoys reading, riding her horses, spending time with her family, diet mountain dew and coffee.

6aade842-5145-40c4-9dec-a433bc16da35.jpgKaren Carroll
Hospital Director

Karen is The Hospital Director at HVC and has worked here for 3 years. She has worked with animals most of her working life. Before working at HVC , she was a groomer for about 10 years while living in California. She lives in Hardeeville with her husband Blake and their two young children, Leighton and Bryce. They have two adorable chihuahuas (Anjelica and Henry) and 2 beautiful cats (Meesha and Ellie)

a7c4efa8-9a46-4f36-a6b6-5c6b0f4ad8fb.jpgIzzy (Erin Elizabeth) Loftin

Izzy has been volunteering at Hardeeville Vet clinic since she was 16 years old. She just now recently has joined our team as an employee. She has two cats ( Weasley and Geno) and one dog (Riley). Izzy has traveled with her family, being a military child for most of her life. She is originally from sunny Oceanisde, California and moved to Bluffton, South Carolina a few years ago. Izzy is an avid reader and is currently attending college to gain her associates where she plans to continue her education after receiving the degree.

0234df3a-d18b-43cf-86e2-9f78b4de012e.jpgDr. Tabath Chafkin
Relief Vet

080ecbcc-b323-4424-9898-f179ea4752cf.jpgTrish Loftin

Trish is originally from California. She lives in Bluffton with her husband and four children. Her Husband, a Master Sergeant in the Marine Corps, is currently stationed at the air station in Beaufort, SC. She has three fur babies; Shen-Ron a black lab that thinks he is a Yorkie lap dog, Zeus a Yorkie that thinks he is a Lab, and a boxer mix named Thor who thinks he is a "real boy". Trish enjoys reading, watching moves, the beach and spending time with her family and her family. She loves to bake and hates to cook.

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