Hospital Hours

Mon - Fri   8 a.m. -   6 p.m.
Sat   9 a.m. -   Noon  

Staff of Ambassador Animal Hospital

Ambassador Animal Hospital StaffMary Miles, Receptionist

Receptionist Mary Miles joined our team in August 2015.

Her responsibilities include scheduling, processing payments, and greeting clients. She most enjoys "seeing all the different animals" and "making the welcome sheet."

"The doctors are very kind and the staff is very friendly," she says.

Mary earned two bachelor's degrees from the University of South Carolina, in English and in Theatre. In her spare time, she participates in local theatre - particularly with the South Carolina Shakespeare Company and the Columbia Children's Theatre. She has one dog, a two-year-old rescue Boxer-mix named Layla.

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Ambassador Animal Hospital StaffTaylor Commons, Veterinary Assistant/Receptionist

As a Veterinary Assistant/Receptionist, Taylor Commons is responsible for cleaning and maintaining the kennel area, feeding and providing daily care to our boarders and bathing our boarding guests. She joined Ambassador Animal Hospital in April 2014. She holds associate's degrees in science and arts from Aiken Technical College, and is currently pursuing a veterinary technician degree at Cedar Valley College.

Taylor has two dogs, Lola and Cole, that she adopted after finding them in a ditch. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, kayaking and tubing.

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Ambassador Animal Hospital StaffMichelle Jones, Kennel Manager

Michelle Jones has been with Ambassador Animal Clinic since October 2005. As Kennel Manager, Michelle's responsibilities include feeding and watering our boarders, ensuring they're comfortable, making sure they get exercise and giving them baths. She most enjoys physical interactions with the dogs — "like going outside to play," she says.

Michelle has over 12 years of experience in the animal care field, beginning with a grooming position in 2002. She is also a professional pet sitter and dog walker. She has a cat, JJ, whom she affectionately refers to as her "orange creme kitty." In her free time, she enjoys playing basketball, going for walks, watching movies, and container gardening.

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Ambassador Animal Hospital StaffMaggie McElveen, Kennel Assistant

Maggie McElveen has been a Kennel Assistant at Ambassador Animal Hospital since July 2012. Our youngest employee, her responsibilities include bathing, feeding and walking our boarders. She also assists our veterinarians during exams, which provides her with an opportunity to learn new things and is her favorite part of her job. Maggie is currently attending the University of South Carolina.

"I like working at Ambassador Animal Hospital because it's small size makes it easy to get to know the clients and their pets," she says. "I also like that I learn something new almost every day."

Maggie has a Rottweiler named Sammie. In her free time, she enjoys swimming, playing soccer, cooking and spending time with friends.

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Ambassador Animal Hospital StaffSydney Sizemore

Sydney Sizemore joined the kennel staff at Ambassador Animal Hospital in August 2014. Her responsibilities include giving baths to her patients, housekeeping, cleaning, caring for patients and assisting veterinarians. Sydney enjoys making sure the animals under her care are happy. She also likes learning new things. Sydney brings an optimistic attitude and happiness to work every day. She is currently attending Winthrop University.

Sydney says, "The whole staff is friendly. I love meeting all the patients."

At home, Sydney has two dogs: a 10-year-old yorkie named Belle and a 3-year-old shepherd mix named Phoebe. Her pet related hobbies are pet sitting dogs and walking dogs. In her free time, Sydney enjoys walking Phoebe and dancing.

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Ambassador Animal Hospital StaffLauren Gallman, Kennel Assistant

Kennel Assistant Lauren Gallman joined our team in August 2015. Her prior experience includes working and volunteering on farms.

Her job responsibilities include caring for our patients and boarders by keeping their kennels clean, preparing their meals, taking them out for walks, and bathing them. Shannon also assists our veterinarians and veterinary technicians when needed.

"Everyone is friendly and laid back for the most part," she says. "The animals are awesome and you never know what kind of dog or cat you're going to meet."

Lauren is enrolled at Piedmont Technical College and aspires to become a veterinary technician. She enjoys horse riding, artistic painting, fishing and spending time at the lake. She has four horses, Mr. Jones, Diesel, Sally, and Amos. She also has three dogs, a 15-year-old Golden Retriever named Jake; a four-year-old Dachshund named Bently; and a two-year-old Chocolate Lab-Pitbull mix named Chevy.

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Ambassador Animal Hospital StaffCaitlin Bradley, Kennel Assistant, Receptionist

Kennel Assistant Caitlin Bradley has been with Ambassador Animal Care since March 2016. She is currently finishing her bachelor's degree at University of South Carolina, where she studies psychology and childhood education. At the clinic, Caitlin is responsible for greeting clients, making appointments, feeding patients, assisting techs and doctors when needed and giving dogs baths. Her favorite part of her job is meeting and getting to know her patients and clients on a personal level. She brings a caring and easy-going attitude to work every day.

Caitlin says, "It's amazing how each day will bring a different learning opportunity to the table. The staff is like a family which makes learning the job fun and enjoyable."

At home, Caitlin has a 4-year-old cat named Hushpuppy and a 2-year old black lab rescue named Swanson. In her free time, Caitlin enjoys being with her friends and family, cooking, going to football games with her friends and being on the water every chance she gets. She loves art, music and taking Swanson on adventures.

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