Cherith Van Sickle - Veterinary Assistant

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Cherith joined the Anderson Animal Hospital team in September 2015, bringing more than 15 years of experience working with animals in different capacities. A former English and Creative Writing student, she is an open-minded team player. Her responsibilities include assisting our veterinarians with patients, performing medical treatments, taking radiographs, setting up for surgery, running laboratory tests, and general animal care and husbandry.

"While this hospital is high volume, a good team helps keep things rolling and teamwork gets the job done," she says.

With a special interest in canine behavior, Cherith is the co-founder and a current trainer for Sandhill Canine Club. She has been active in canine obedience and protection sports for many years and shows, trains, and breeds American Bulldogs.

"I just like interacting with dogs - seeing how they interact with people and how people interact with them," she says. "There are so many dynamics to the canine-human bond."

Cherith has a "collection" of reptiles, a horse, and several American Bulldogs. Her "soul dog" is named Piper. When she isn't at the hospital or working with her dogs, she can most often be found reading a book.

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Debbie Dunbar - Veterinary Assistant

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Taking care of all the dogs and cats that come through our door is what Debbie Dunbar enjoys most about her job as veterinary assistant. "I know my job and I enjoy doing it!," she said. Debbie's responsibilities include administering food and medication, taking x-rays, performing laser treatments, and assisting the veterinarians during examinations. She joined the Anderson Animal Hospital staff in July 2006.

"The doctors here are very good at their jobs and are very helpful in explaining complicated procedures and treatments to our clients and to our staff," Debbie said. "I have learned a lot from them."

In her spare time, Debbie enjoys reading, watching tv, completing crossword puzzles, and relaxing. She has a Jack Russell terrier named Petty.

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Jeannie Gainey - Receptionist

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For Jeannie Gainey, learning how to care for the different pets that come to Anderson Animal Hospital is the best part of her job. As the hospital's receptionist, she is in charge of answering phone calls, scheduling appointments, and interacting with our clients. Jeannie has great compassion both for the pets and the pet owners who visit us as well as a contagious enthusiasm that makes her a joy to be around. Jeannie earned her undergraduate degree from Clemson University and joined our staff in October 2010. Along with working at the hospital, Jeannie has also worked with the Darlington County Humane Society for 15 years and currently serves as its acting president.

Jeannie has six "lovable mutts" at home and seven cats. In her free time, she helps the animal shelter with transports and rescues, plays tennis, and enjoys spending time at the beach house and "antiquing."

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Janet Driggers - Receptionist

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With her love of people and animals, Janet makes a great receptionist at Anderson Animal Hospital. In addition to welcoming clients and patients, she also checks them in and out, answers incoming calls, and fills prescriptions. She joined our team in November 2015.

Janet has a Parsons Jack Russell Terrier named Jack and has volunteered with an animal rescue in the past. Her personal interests center around three things: baking, crafts, and her grandchildren.

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Susan Farmer - Receptionist

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As a receptionist who joined our team in August of 2017, Susan Farmer has proven herself to be a valuable component of our highly trained staff. Checking our beloved patients and clients in and out of our hospital, answering phones, and filling prescriptions is very much a part of Susan’s daily routine. The part of her job that Susan enjoys best is being able to meet new clients and their animals, and develop lasting bonds with them.

“I’m always trying to be friendly and encouraging to others!” Susan declares. “I try to have a smile on my face every day. I have learned so much since coming to Anderson. I enjoy seeing the patients leave here well, when they came in sick.”

Susan owns a 12-year-old Shihtzu named BooBoo whom she loves dearly. In her free time, Susan enjoys baking, fishing, and decorating cakes.

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Stanley James - Kennel Manager

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As Anderson Animal Hospital's kennel manager, Stanley James' responsibilities include bathing, grooming, and walking dogs, assisting the veterinarians, maintaining the cleanliness of the boarding and grooming area, and monitoring boarding guests during the day. Stanley thoroughly enjoys working with animals and is very hardworking, fastidious, and punctual. Stanley has been working at our hospital since June 2011.

Stanley enjoys working at Anderson Animal Hospital because "there is a friendly atmosphere here and everyone wants to help the animals," he said. At home, he enjoys spending time with his Chihuahua, Twinkle. He also likes building things, fishing, and gardening.

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Michael Baker - Assistant Office Manager

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Assistant Office Manager Michael Baker joined the Anderson Animal Hospital team in July 2014. He is responsible for checking patients in and out, taking phone calls, filling prescriptions, and ordering new inventory.

"I enjoy working at AAH because of the care and compassion shown for the animals we treat," he says. "I love seeing the pet that comes in really sick, go home doing much better."

Michael has a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from Coker College. He has volunteered for the Darlington County Humane Society for the past six years, driving transport vans for dogs and cats going to rescue.

Michael has three dogs, Bethany, Nala and Vinny; and two cats, Fireball and Flint. In his free time he enjoys going on Carnival cruises, attending Nascar races, and spending time with his animals and outdoors.

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