Meet the friendly staff at Ladson Veterinary Hospital!
After graduating from Clemson and then the Univ. of Georgia Veterinary School, she studied a variety of species including exotics and fishes. She did several externships while in school that included working at UC Davis in the exotics division and at the Monterey Bay Aquarium in California. After working in private practice for several years she purchased the clinic in 1997. She's very interested in surgery, internal medicine & dentistry and has taken advanced training in ultrasound & surgery. She is also a member of the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP).
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 team. 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, a Grey Tabby named Zephyr, and a Black tabby named Berlioz. Together they are sweet, fluffy couch potatoes that enjoy long cuddle sessions, eating loads of snacks, taking naps, and watching Twilight. 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.
Megan joined our team mid 2021 with a long history of customer service background. She moved to the lowcountry from Michigan and enjoys reading, writing, and films.
Nichole has been with our team since 2021 and has been in veterinary healthcare for over 8 years due to her passion for animals. Her bubbly personality makes her great at communicating effectively within her team and with pet parents. She feels that here, she can grow within her selected field and learn from her teammates that have become family. She has a very energetic boxer named Maybel and in her free time enjoys spending quality time with her children.
Sam started with our team in 2021 with over 6 years of experience in the field. Her kind smile and gentle approach with pet companions make her a great addition to our team. In her free time she enjoys camping and hiking, and when not outdoors she enjoys playing video games, arts and crafts, and reading.
Kristen started with our team in 2021 with about 6 years in the field. She began as an after school assistant when she was 15 and worked her way to the technician side shortly after. Her childhood dreams of working with animals came true, well, besides wanting to be a princess! She cares for all of her pet patients as if they were family and is always happy to see new ones - big and small. When she isn't working, she enjoys painting, hiking, camping, collecting shells on the beach, spending time with her 3 cats, or playing Minecraft and Animal Crossing.