Meet the friendly staff at Ladson Veterinary Hospital!
Dr. Stacey Strong graduated from Clemson University with a BS in Animal Science and received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Auburn. She has been practicing small animal medicine in the Lowcountry for about 15 years. Her interests are internal medicine, dermatology, preventative medicine, and providing fear free experiences for each patient. Dr. Strong is passionate about feline medicine and feline behavior. She has taken extensive training in feline & canine medicine and will continue as we progress within the practice. She is a member of American Association of Feline Practioners (AAFP) and has earned her Fear Free Certification. She has 3 amazing cats - one being a fun, loving, comical Bengal named Finley, a Tabby named Oliver, and an old lady Tortie named Zoe. She also has 2 sugar gliders named Mario & Luigi. When she is not working, she enjoys reading, gardening, and bird-watching.
Karima is our Assistant Office Manager/Client Service Representative that started with the Goose Creek Vet team, but is now here at Ladson since the opening in 2019 with a long background in veterinary care. She started off as an office manager for a large and small animal hospital in West Texas where she is from, and made her way to the nurse side shortly after. She moved to the Lowcountry in 2015 and joined the our tea. Karima has been a valuable member ever since! She's a lover of all creatures large and small, and has 4 fur-babies of her own: Atlas - an Alaskan Husky, Cinna - an Australian Shepherd Mix, a Black short-haired cat named Hela, and a Grey Tabby named Zephyr. Together they are sweet, fluffy couch potatoes that enjoy long cuddle sessions, eating loads of snacks, taking naps, and watching Netflix. Karima recently obtained the title of a Cat Friendly Veterinary Advocate from the American Association of Feline Practitioners and hopes to continue her education on better understanding the complexity of our friendly felines.
Chelsay grew up in Charleston SC. She graduated from Summerville High School where she met her high school sweetheart and now husband, Josh. She started working in the veterinary field in 2010 while she attended Trident Technical College veterinary technician program. Chelsay has three dogs and three cats that keep her quite busy at home. In her spare time she likes to hit the gym, hike and paddle board.
Jenn is a veterinary assistant that has been with our combined team since 2018. She has beagles, hounds, and cats all roaming her home and wouldn't have it any other way. Jenn is what we call our Animal Whisperer. She makes even the most nervous animals melt like butter into her loving and warm embrace. When she isn't working she's spending time with her family and pets enjoying all the Lowcountry has to offer.
Cassy joined us in 2020 and has been such an asset to our team. Her award winning, bright and warm demeanor always makes it a pleasure to interact with her. Cassy has been in vet med since 2019 with an extensive background in client service. She enjoys watching TV, reading, and hanging out with her husband and pets: a Chihuahua/Jack Russel Terrier mix named Momo, and a tortoise shell cat named Ziggy.
Sydney came to our team from Washington with an extended background in veterinary medicine. She has 4 fur-children, 2 dogs named Moose and Cedar, and 2 cats named Maple and Autumn. She enjoys being outdoors, hiking, and going to the beach, as well as exploring new local food joints and breweries.