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.
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.
His mother has always been a ``collector`` of animals since childhood. He has always been exposed in very high numbers to animals. He also enjoys medicine a lot. Adam began working in vet-med in 2010.
He knew he was in the right profession in 2013 when he started as a technician. He has recently went on to continue his education about Addison's Disease. Within a week of the CE he saw a patient that came into the office with classic signs of the disease that he had just learned about and was able to assist the doctors with the diagnosis and treatment and it was amazing to put knowledge to work.
Adam is passionate about endocrinology, nutrition and feline lower urinary tract health specifically. Endocrinology has always been a passion of his because they are often diseases that pose a diagnostic challenge and can be very rewarding to treat and make significant improvements in an animals quality of life.
He has a wonderful wife of 7 years, a 7 year old daughter and a 9 month old son. He enjoys going to Atlanta Braves games and has an incredible passion for sports cars.
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.
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 has a small family, none live in the area. In her free time, she enjoys hiking and being able to take her dogs with her on trails or visiting dog parks.
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!
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.
He started in the veterinarian industry in 2021, but had worked with animals beforehand in a few shelters and an animal sanctuary. His favorite thing about working with animals is being able to help save an animal that would not have survived if left untreated. He knew he was in the right profession because he loved learning in school and being able to apply them in real life on the job.
Ethan loves working and learning new things in school. He also spent some time in Africa working on a cheetah breeding farm and an animal sanctuary, where he had the opportunity to work with a variety of animals including cheetahs, lions, leopards, a tiger and many more.
Her favorite thing about working with animals is watching patients get better with medical or holistic intervention, along with watching the compassion of the veterinary staff. She knew she was in the right profession when she realized that the community realized that she was a vessel for animal health. She frequently gets approached by others asking for veterinary advice. She also gets approached by others that find animals in need, and is able to point them in the right direction. Through many years of networking and knowledge in the field, she is able to ``connect the dots`` for animals in need. She is currently working towards being a licensed veterinary technician, to be able to explore more possibilities in the field.
Joanne has 14 animals! Including 4 dogs, 5 cats, 5 birds(whom she considers her family) She's interested in learning and working with exotic animals.
Crystal's passion for working in the veterinary industry stems from her love of animals, which started at a young age. Her favorite thing about working with animals is witnessing their improvement in every way possible.
Crystal knew she was in the right profession when she felt a rush of excitement to return to work and help animals in need.
Outside of work, Crystal finds inspiration in her parents and siblings, who motivate her to become a better person.
Katie's educational background includes rigorous training in veterinary technology, equipping her with the necessary skills to provide exceptional care to animals. Her commitment to continuous learning and staying up-to-date with the latest advancements in veterinary medicine allows her to offer the best possible care to her furry patients.
When Katie steps into the clinic each day, she feels a sense of fulfillment and purpose. The joy she experiences while working with animals and the satisfaction of helping them heal reaffirm her belief that she has found her true calling. Whether it's providing routine check-ups, assisting with surgeries, or offering compassionate support to worried pet owners, Katie's dedication and genuine love for her work shine through.
Outside of work, Katie cherishes the time spent with her family and friends. She particularly enjoys going on outings with her mom, whether it's catching a movie or indulging in a shopping spree. In addition, Katie has two dogs of her own, who bring her immense joy and companionship. She values the importance of maintaining a work-life balance and finds solace in the simple pleasures of life.
With her unwavering passion for animals, her dedication to her profession, and her warm and compassionate nature, Katie is a valued member of the veterinary team, making a positive impact on the lives of both animals and their human companions.
In the summer of 2022, after completing her associate degree, Grace decided to relocate to Spartanburg to continue her education at USC Upstate. She is currently pursuing a bachelor's degree in biology with the goal of attending veterinary school in the future. Grace was drawn to South Carolina due to her fond memories of visiting the state during her childhood, as her grandparents had moved there. The desire to live in a warmer climate where she could enjoy the outdoors more also played a significant role in her decision.
Grace finds working in veterinary medicine extremely rewarding. She takes great pride in improving the lives of animals and ensuring they receive the best possible care. Every day, she leaves work knowing that she has made a positive impact on an animal's life. Grace appreciates the hands-on nature of her work, as it allows her to continually enhance her knowledge and skills.
Outside of work, Grace enjoys spending time with her dog, Bridget, whom she loves to take on hikes. She values quality time with family and friends, and she also enjoys traveling and attending live music events.
Connor's passion for animals and their well-being led him to the veterinary industry. Growing up, he raised dogs, cats, and even livestock, which provided him with valuable hands-on experience and sparked his love for caring for animals. Witnessing the profound impact that well-practiced medicine can have on both animals and their owners is Connor's favorite aspect of working with animals. He finds fulfillment in seeing the positive changes and improved quality of life that veterinary care can bring.
Connor's professional journey has reaffirmed his belief that he is in the right profession. He appreciates the intellectual stimulation and hands-on nature of veterinary medicine, which allows him to continuously learn and grow while making a meaningful difference in the lives of animals.
Outside of work, Connor enjoys spending time with his wife, Rebekah, and their beloved 4-year-old great Pyrenees named Clyde. In his free time, he indulges in his passion for music, weightlifting, and tending to his vegetable garden. Connor leads a fulfilling life, both inside and outside of the veterinary practice, driven by his unwavering dedication to animals and their well-being.
Rattray has 3 daughters. She enjoys the outdoors and exploring nature. Every chance she gets, she enjoys assisting others. She also has dogs and loves spending time with them. They are like her extended family.
Alissa has two sisters, their names are Skylynn, age 12, and Zoey, age 8. Her moms name is Rattray and her dads name is Chase. She loves to be outdoors and explore. She also loves spending time with her animals and her family. Her mom is her biggest inspiration, she pushes her to do whatever she wants to do.
His passion for animals and a desire to become a veterinarian led David to start working in the veterinary industry. From a young age, he had a deep love for animals and found joy in making them feel better. While working with animals, David discovered a particular interest in laboratory work and analyzing samples.
What he loves most about working with animals is witnessing the positive transformation in their demeanor when they start feeling better. This brings him a sense of fulfillment and reassurance that he is in the right profession. David's journey in the veterinary field began when he started volunteering at animal hospitals at the age of 18, solidifying his passion for caring for animals.
Outside of work, David enjoys maintaining an active lifestyle. He loves working out and participating in boxing activities. Spending quality time with his loved ones is also important to him. In addition to his interest in animals, David has a passion for learning languages, as well as reading about history and foreign cultures.
Gabriel lives at home with his mom. He enjoys doing yard work, going through nature trails, and gaming. Chap is his horse, and Teddy, Arthur, Piper, and Ernie are his four cats.
Working with animals brings Jordan immense joy and fulfillment. She finds great satisfaction in witnessing the recovery and well-being of patients under her care. The moment she sees happy and healthy animals go home after receiving treatment, she knows she is in the right profession, making a positive impact on their lives.
Beyond her work at the veterinary clinic, Jordan remains dedicated to her love for horses. She not only enjoys taking care of them but also actively participates in showing them. In her free time, she cherishes moments spent with her beloved dogs, Ozzy and Remi, creating lasting memories and enjoying their company.