Dr. Dawkins welcomes all aspects of veterinary medicine and has a heightened interest in surgery, dentistry, neurology, and preventive medicine. His goal is to provide the highest level of care possible for his patients while giving a great value to our clients.
When not at the office Dr. Dawkins can be found at home in the kitchen or garden, with his wife and two daughters. Pet family includes 1 dog, 2 cats, 3 chickens, 2 ducks, and 7 feral geese!
A true dawg he says his philosophy is wisdom, justice, and moderation.
Dr. King developed a special interest in exotic animals working in zoos and exotic/wildlife clinics, including the Wellington Zoo in New Zealand. She also has a special interest in ophthalmology, dermatology, behavior, and preventative medicine.
Dr. King is very excited to be joining the Eastside Animal Hospital team and open the doors to pets of all species. When not working, she enjoys spending time with her 2 dogs and 1 cat, local theater, yoga/pilates, board games, and traveling.
Here at Eastside, Dr. Dave is grateful for the opportunity to work within a locally owned business to offer high quality, reasonably priced medicine. “I feel that we are an integral part of this small community of Spartanburg. What we do matter.” At work you can find him explaining diagnostic results to families, teaching puppies to sit, and cutting out cardboard boxes for his hospitalized feline patients so they feel safer.
Outside of work David loves to travel, see new places, visit with friends and family, or spend time in nature. He often volunteers his time working with wildlife and endangered species. Dr. Dave wholeheartedly believes in a fit for service mentality that includes a low-stress healthy lifestyle of good food, regular exercise, and plenty of rest. He would be willing to invest in anyone who can start a hot yoga community here in Spartanburg.
You might recognize her as the first Iditarod Teacher on the Trail, as she traveled the State making Alaska and the Iditarod Sled Dog Race come alive for South Carolina students.
A graduate of the University of Georgia, she is a teacher at heart. Always a student herself she is forever seeking new knowledge. One of Mallie's favorite things about this profession is that for over 10 years they have sent students to vet schools all over the country by providing them with valuable knowledge and training to get there.
In her spare time, she loves to cycle (come join her at CycleBar Spartanburg!), travel, and cook for her family. Mallie has a 4-year-old Australian Cattle dog, named Ruby and a cat named Ceelo Green. She considers her greatest accomplishment to be her two children: daughter Elizabeth is a veterinarian and graduate of the University of Georgia. Son, Hamilton, graduated from Georgia and works at Snapchat in New York City.
Ann lives in Spartanburg with her daughter Jessi and their 2 dogs in a home restored by her family. In her spare time, she enjoys architectural restoration, antiques, music, books, and theater. Every problem is an opportunity waiting to be fulfilled!
Married to Jim for over 25 years they have a son, Tyler, and a dog, Bandit. In her free time, she loves to karaoke and sing gospel tunes. Gina says Bandit loves to sing with her.
She recently married a veterinarian and they have two dogs and one cat together. Anna is an avid reader, and a fan of the Atlanta Braves and Clemson Tigers. When she isn't working, you'll find her singing, cooking, hiking or camping, and watching her favorite shows or movies.
Sally lives in Cowpens with her partner and 5 children. You might find them spending time together at the beach or hanging out by the pool!
She married her husband in 2010 and their family is made up of a daughter and son, 4 dogs, 2 cats, and a rabbit. On the weekends you might find them at their daughter's soccer games, volunteering through AYSO, spending time with their fur babies, or taking short day trips to new places.
Patty was born in the sunny tropical city of Cali, Colombia (South America), half German half Colombian she grew up with a mixture of cultural traditions. She completed her Veterinary Medicine degree in Colombia in 1992 and started her career as a technical adviser in an NGO promoting sustainable animal production systems. She finished her Masters' degree in Ecology in New Zealand in 2000 and continued pursuing her interest in conservation working at an NGO promoting Private Natural Reserves. Her love for animals always endured, so much so that she adopted several street dogs in Cali and keeps them on her small farm in the mountains with help of her mother.
She moved to the US in 2007 and has been working in small animal practices as a registered veterinary technician. The passion for holistic and Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM) began after taking an introductory course on TCVM at Chi University. She is currently finishing a Masters's Degree in TCVM and has already completed certification in acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, food therapy, and Tui-na (medical massage). She believes that Western Medicine has a lot of strengths but integrating it with alternative therapies compensates for some weaknesses, especially in treating chronic diseases. She loves the feeling of being able
to offer relief to patients that are suffering, or comfort the older pets that present with a combination of health problems.
She lives with her husband in Spartanburg since 2014 and enjoys sports, walking their dogs in the woods, reading, and some gardening. Still dreaming of having a small sustainable farm and building an Earthship!
Outside of her work, Olivia likes to take her dog, Amelia, to the lake or on road trips while they listen to country music.
When she's not at work, Emily spends time with family and uses her cosmetology license to help friends and family with hair and make up. She also dances and weight lifts, where she has set 10 records for weight lifting.
Her interests are Oncology and Cytology. She actually likes all phases of veterinary medicine. Cecilia originally wanted to be a teacher and actually has a degree in teaching! Teaching clients is great. She likes helping the animals and likes when they love you back.
Cecilia is married to Steven and they just moved to their forever house. She grew up on a farm so she really enjoys being outside. She is looking forward to landscaping her new garden.
When she isn't helping our patients, you'll find Lucy cooking or baking, exercising, and spending time with her own dog.