Our Veterinary Team in Charleston, SC

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The veterinarians and staff of West Ashley Veterinary Clinic look forward to seeing you and your pet and supporting you both in your life together. With Fear Free care, a full range of services, and a genuine passion for the human-animal bond, our team is fully equipped to provide the best lifelong treatment for your companion.

See below to meet our veterinarians and support team!

Veterinarians

Veterinarians

Dr Badger
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Eve M. Badger, DVM

Dr. Eve M. Badger is a 1988 graduate of the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine. A South Carolina native, she has lived in Charleston and has known members of the West Ashley team since she was nine years old. Upon graduation from veterinary school, Dr. Badger received the American Animal Hospital Association Award for Clinical Proficiency in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery and The Upjohn Award for Proficiency in Veterinary Clinical Medicine. Immediately following graduation, Dr. Badger joined the staff of West Ashley Veterinary Clinic.

Dr. Badger enjoys surgery, internal medicine, and hospital management. She strongly believes in building good relationships with patients, clients, and staff. She believes a highly trained and cohesive staff, state-of-the-art equipment and facilities, high-caliber medical care, and a “stress-free” approach are crucial to providing the best possible experience for patients and their owners.

Dr. Badger’s interests include positive method animal training, travel, musical theater, movies, reading, and outdoor activities with her family and dogs. She is married and has a beautiful daughter. Once a basic agility competitor herself, she now enjoys watching her daughter train their family dogs and practice agility. She and her family share their home with two dogs, two rescue cats, and a goldfish named Speckles.

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“You’re really going out of your way to make the experience as calm and as pleasant as can be.  Dr. Badger was terrific, as always.”

–  Lisa C.

Dr Tierney
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Lauren Crymes Tierney, DVM

Dr. Lauren Crymes Tierney is from Charleston, SC. She graduated from Ashley Hall School and attended the University of Georgia for undergraduate and veterinary school. Dr. Tierney started working for West Ashley Veterinary Clinic at the age of 15 and has been practicing as a veterinarian here since graduating in 2001.

When she is not at work, Dr. Tierney enjoys spending time with her two sons, her husband, and her dog Tug.

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“Excellent, compassionate, caring vet and staff. Dr. Tierney, you are awesome!”

–  Wendy P.

Dr Hudgins
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Grayson Hudgins, DVM

Dr Hudgins was born and raised in Charleston and has always had a passion for caring for animals, big and small.  She grew up surrounded by her family's horses, dogs, and cats (and various other creatures). 

After completing her undergraduate degree at Davidson College, Dr Hudgins went on to graduate from Iowa State College of Veterinary Medicine with Honors in 2006.  Dr. Hudgins also completed her Certificate in Veterinary Acupuncture from the Chi Institute in 2016, which is the same year she joined West Ashley Veterinary Clinic. 

Dr. Hudgins shares her home with her husband, their twin daughters, a Boykin, a fat cat, some goldfish, a Leopard gecko, and a couple of horses.
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“Loved Dr. Hudgins. The nurse and Dr. Hudgins were very warm and loving towards Sparkle. Dr. Hudgins was very knowledgeable about my dog’s conditions.”

–  Hannah R.

Dr Jones
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Jacquelyn “Jackie” Jones, DVM

Dr. Jones is an Alabama native and graduated from Auburn College of Veterinary Medicine in 2018. Jackie and her husband, Patrick (also a veterinarian), settled here just before graduation, where Dr. Jones completed her final internship here at West Ashley Vet.

In her free time, she enjoys traveling around the world, reading, and relaxing at the beach. She also enjoys spending time with her husband, their three dogs, Coppo, Luca, and Shelli, and their beautiful calico cat, Amica.

Dr. Jones enjoys soft tissue surgery, dermatology, and building relationships with her clients and patients through clear communication and education. She also enjoys radiology and is trained to perform abdominal ultrasounds on your dogs and cats.

Dr Spitz
Fear Free Cat Friendly

Ashlyn Spitz, DVM

Born and raised in Charleston, Dr. Ashlyn Spitz is a low-country native. She attended Clemson University, graduating Summa Cum Laude with a degree in Animal and Veterinary Science and a minor in Business Administration. From there, she attended the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine. In addition to obtaining her doctorate and graduating with honors, she obtained certificates in both Veterinary Business Management and Shelter Medicine.

Dr. Spitz’s professional interests include internal medicine, nutrition, soft tissue surgery, and dentistry. While she is passionate about her canine and feline patients alike, she takes a special  interest in feline medicine and ensuring all her patients have a stress-free veterinary visit.

In her free time, Dr. Spitz enjoys traveling, college football, cooking, gardening, and spending time with friends and family. Her house is always lively, as she shares it with five crazy cats!

Dr Sullivan
Fear Free Professional

Natalie Sullivan, DVM

Dr. Natalie Sullivan was born and raised in Charleston and has always been passionate about animals and the Lowcountry. She earned her bachelor's degree from the University of South Carolina and then moved on to veterinary school at Mississippi State University. She completed an externship at West Ashley Veterinary Clinic during her last year of veterinary school. After graduating, she came right back to Charleston and practiced small animal medicine prior to joining WAVC. She has a special interest in dermatology, preventative medicine, fear-free patient care, client communication, and education.

In her free time, Natalie and her husband Tim (also a veterinarian) love to spend time with their daughter and three dogs. She enjoys all things outdoors and Gamecocks related.

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Fear Free Professional

LaDon Wallis, DVM

A Georgia native, Dr. LaDon Wallis received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Georgia in 2004. After graduation, she worked in a rural small animal practice for three years before she moved to Charleston in 2007. She has since practiced small animal medicine in the James Island and West Ashley communities.

Dr. Wallis has a special interest in internal medicine and enjoys building relationships with clients and helping them better the lives of their four-legged family members.

In her time away from work, Dr. Wallis enjoys being with her husband and dog, Reese, a rescued Staffordshire Terrier mix. She also loves gardening, photography, sailing, church, and Habitat for Humanity. She is grateful to contribute to a profession that both enriches and benefits the lives of people and their pets.

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“Dr. Wallis is a GEM! She has taken care of my dog for many years. She is caring and thoroughly explains her concerns, treatments, and care.”

–  Sandra S .

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Camilla Van Liew, DVM

Dr. Camilla Van Liew is a 1998 graduate of Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. Raised in California, she has called Charleston home since 2001. The move east was to support her brother’s efforts to race in “The Around Alone,” a solo circumnavigational yacht race. Soon after her relocation, she began caring for patients at West Ashley Veterinary Clinic.

Dr. Van Liew’s professional interests include a strong background in abdominal ultrasound and a desire to provide quality and compassionate care for her patients and clients. She feels that ultrasound and other imaging modalities should be part of the comprehensive services available to clients.

Outside the hospital, she is an avid equestrian in the sport of dressage. Dartesch, a 2008 Dutch Warmblood gelding, is her current partner in the sport. When he was just six years old, he and Dr. Van Liew were successful at the National Young Horse Finals in Chicago, Illinois. As a competitor, Dr. Van Liew has won Champion and Reserve Champion titles at the USDF Regional Finals and qualified for the National Dressage Finals in Lexington, Kentucky. She is supported in her endeavors by the clinic, her husband, and “the girls,” her mixed-breed rescue dog named Bess, and her Jack Russell terrier named Chloe. Ollie, the sweetest orange tabby kitty, is happy to hold down the fort.

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“Dr. Van Liew is the best! She is so very sweet, and I know she cares about my dogs! I’m thankful to have her care for my pets, and the practice is much brighter with her there!!”

–  Nicole C.

Our Support Team in Charleston

Our Support Team in Charleston

Meet Our Management

Our managers are the backbone of our team, the ones who keep the ball rolling and ensure all our operations run smoothly. They keep us motivated and organized and are always willing to lend a helping hand wherever it’s needed. We wouldn’t be the same animal hospital without them!

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Linda

Practice Manager

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Katie

Katie

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Support Staff Manager

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Meet Our Receptionists

West Ashley Veterinary Clinic is staffed with an experienced team of full- and part-time receptionists. These friendly faces are usually the first people you’ll meet when you come to our animal hospital!

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Ann

Head Receptionist

Fear Free Professional
Alissa

Alissa

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Krystle

Krystle

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Landry

Landry

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Nancy

Nancy

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Ansley

Ansley

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Tammy

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Hannah

Meet Our Technicians

You’ll find our technicians assisting the veterinarians in the exam rooms, but they do so much more than that. Technicians provide comprehensive nursing care to hospitalized patients; obtain blood, urine, and other samples for laboratory testing; and perform diagnostic procedures. With their many responsibilities at our animal hospital, they are an essential part of our daily operation.

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Andria

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Cassie

Cassie

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Jaycee

Jaci

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Colin

Collin

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Julia

Julia

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Meet Our Assistants

Our veterinary assistants are the helping hands that support our veterinarians and technicians in delivering outstanding medical care. They're the warm smiles that greet you and your pet, and the compassionate individuals who ensure every visit is comfortable and as stress-free as possible. 

Ashley M

Ashley M.

Assistant

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Gabby

Gabby

Assistant

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Taylor

Assistant

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Hayden

Assistant

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Cat

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Sami

Assistant