Our Veterinary Team in Charleston

Eve M. Badger, DVM

fear free certified professional

“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.

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 provide 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.

Lauren Crymes Tierney, DVM

fear free certified professional

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

– Wendy P.

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.

Camilla Van Liew, DVM

“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.

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 National Young Horse Finals in Chicago, Illinois. As a competitor, Dr. Van Liew has won Champion and Reserve Champion titles at USDF Regional Finals and qualified for 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.

Grayson Hudgins, DVM

fear free certified professional

“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. Grayson Hudgins was born and raised in Charleston.  From a young age she was always interested in animals and took care of the family dogs, horses, sheep and cats. She was very involved in anything equestrian, including fox hunting, pony club, and eventing.

After graduating from Davidson College, Dr. Hudgins lived in England for several years before moving to Iowa for veterinary school where she graduated from Iowa State College of Veterinary Medicine with Honors.

Most recently Dr. Hudgins became an accredited veterinary acupuncturist (equine, canine, feline) after attending the Chi Institute of Chinese Veterinary Medicine.

When not working, Dr. Hudgins enjoys riding her horse, traveling the globe, hiking and spending time with her husband and twin daughters.  She also has two sweet cats and a goofy Boykin.

LaDon Wallis, DVM

fear free certified professional

“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.

LaDon Wallis DVM

A Georgia native, Dr. LaDon Wallis received her doctorate of veterinary medicine from the University of Georgia in 2004. After graduation, she worked in a rural small animal practice 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 12-year-old rescue 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.

Jacquelyn “Jackie” Jones, DVM

fear free certified professional

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, 3 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.

Ashlyn Spitz, DVM

fear free certified professional

Born and raised in Charleston, Dr. Ashlyn Spitz is a low country native. She attended Clemson University where she got her degree in Animal and Veterinary Science with a minor in Business Administration and graduated Summa Cum Laude. From there, she attended the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine. In addition to obtaining her doctorate degree 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 special interest in feline medicine and ensuring all of her patients have a stress-free veterinary visit.

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

Dr. Ashlyn Spitz

Natalie Sullivan, DVM

fear free certified professional

Dr. Natalie Sullivan was born and raised in Charleston and has always been passionate about animals and the Lowcountry. She earned her bachelors degree from the University of South Carolina and then moved onto 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.