Our Veterinary Team in Charleston
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
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. 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
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
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.
Arden Cox Cordoza, DVM
Dr. Arden Cox Cordoza grew up in the Lowcountry and attended Clemson University. She received her veterinary medical degree from North Carolina State University. She practiced in the Myrtle Beach area before returning to Charleston to be closer to family.
Dr. Cordoza enjoys many aspects of veterinary medicine such as surgery, dentistry, and dermatology. Her daily goal is to improve quality of life for people and their animals by keeping animals healthy, educating clients, and making the owner-animal bond stronger.
Dr. Cordoza feels that she has the best two jobs for which she could ask: veterinarian and mother. She is married with children, the oldest of which is a fourteen-year-old Joseph O’Malley cat (who has seniority over his four two-legged siblings). The youngest “child” is a dog named Suzie, who has no seniority or respect, but gets all the attention and love she could ever want from her siblings.