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 two dogs, named Layla & Rhoda.

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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 two cats, one named JJ, whom she affectionately refers to as her "orange creme kitty," and Moo, a curious 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, Veterinary Assistant

Maggie McElveen has been a Veterinary Assistant at Ambassador Animal Hospital since July 2012. Some of her daily responsibilities include bathing, feeding and walking our boarders. Maggie 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 has graduated from the University of South Carolina possessing a Bachelor's in Graphic Design.

"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."

At home, Maggie has a dog named Porter. In her free time, she enjoys swimming, playing soccer, cooking and spending time with friends.

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Ambassador Animal Hospital StaffSydney Sizemore, Veterinary Assistant/ Kennel Assistant

Sydney Sizemore joined the 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 pursuing a Veterinary Technician degree at Cedar Valley College.

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

At home, Sydney has one dog, a 3-year-old shepherd mix named Phoebe, and one cat, named Teddy. 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 Carson, Kennel Assistant/ Veterinary 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. Lauren 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 has graduated with a bachelor's degree in Psychology with a minor in Childhood Education from the University of South Carolina. 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, a 2-year old black lab rescue named Swanson, and another dog named Paula. 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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Ambassador Animal Hospital Staff Kately McKissick, Veterinary/Kennel Assistant

Veterinary Assistant and Kennel Assistant Kately McKissick joined the Ambassador Animal Hospital staff in December of 2017. Kately is working part-time while also attending the University of South Carolina, pursuing studies in Pre Veterinary Medicine. Some of Kately’s daily responsibilities include bathing, feeding, and providing care for patients. Kately also administering medications, does nails trims and aids our veterinarians with whatever they need.

The aspect of her job that Kately enjoys most is being able to provide care for all the animals and clients that come in and making a positive impact on patients’ well-being. “I love working at Ambassador Animal Hospital because of the people,” Kately says. “Everyone here is so friendly and welcoming, I immediately felt comfortable and eager to learn upon starting here.”

Kately likes to spend her free time with her friends, family and dog. She owns a Husky/Shepard mix named Abbey. Kately loves to travel and explore new areas and cities. She also likes to go hiking with Abbey, going to the beach, staying active outside, and going to concerts.

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Ambassador Animal Hospital Staff Ashley Schroeder

Biographical information coming soon!

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