Welcome to Griffin Animal Hospital
Call us at (803) 758-1333


Pet Emergency? Call us right away at (803) 758-1333!

Griffin Animal Hospital is a full service veterinary hospital located in downtown Columbia, SC.  Our hospital offers complete medical, surgical and dental care, as well as grooming and boarding for small animals.  Our mission is to provide high quality, compassionate care to our patients and their owners. We strive to exceed our clients expectations, while promising to maintain a clean, comfortable and friendly environment and facility. At Griffin Animal Hospital, you and your pet are a part of our family.  We pledge to educate, support, and aid our clients in the care and well being of their pets. 

At Griffin Animal Hospital, we treat your pets like the valued family members they are.

Dr. Christie Griffin
 Dr. Kelsey Callaghan
Columbia Veterinarian | Griffin Animal Hospital | (803) 758-1333

1510 Barnwell St.
Columbia, SC 29201

Meet Our Doctors

  • Christie Griffin, DVM

    Dr. Christie Griffin was born and raised in  Columbia, SC. From a very young age, she knew she wanted to be a veterinarian.  Dr. Griffin proudly graduated from Clemson University in 1992 with a BS in Animal Sciences.  GO TIGERS!! She went on to earn her veterinary degree from Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1997.  She has practiced in the Columbia area since graduating. In 2008, she opened Griffin Animal Hospital. Dr. Griffin is a member of the South Carolina Association of Veterinarians, the Greater Columbia Association of Veterinarians, and the American Veterinary Medical Association.  Her special interests include feline medicine, pain management, senior and geriatric care, and soft tissue surgery. She shares her home with one rotten dog, Samantha (Lab/Hound mix), and three spoiled cats: Sullivan, Luke, and Piper. When not in the office, she loves attending Clemson football games, running,  spending time on the lake and being with friends.     

  • Kelsey Callaghan, DVM

    Dr. Kelsey Callaghan received her undergraduate degree from the University of South Carolina, where she majored in Exercise Science. She graduated from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine, in St. Kitts and Nevis, and finished her clinical year at Louisiana State University. She is very happy to be back in Columbia, even though South Africa is her second home. There, she worked with baby baboons for 4 summers, hand raising two orphaned girls, Thembi and Nthombi. In her spare time you can find her enjoying the Soda City Market on Saturdays, traveling, going to festivals, trying new foods/restaurants, or snuggled up on the sofa with her three cats, Riesling, Merlot, and Pharoh. Dr. Callaghan has special interests in veterinary dermatology, chronic pain management, and nutrition. One of her favorite quotes is, 'The love for all living creatures is the most noble attribute of man,' Charles Darwin.


Read What Our Clients Say

  • "Seriously the best veterinarians office ever!!! Minnie and I have been visiting since I brought her home...Minnie loves to day board there. She's so excited to get there she doesn't even give me a look as I leave. Yesterday Minnie was spayed and the staff was so understanding of my crazy nervousness! They let me know that Minnie was OK after....and then they called me today to check on her and make sure she's doing OK. Please make sure that you look at the positive comments here...because I can promise you that Dr. G and Dr. R only want the best for your pet and they have hired the best folks to give that care!!! ☺️"
    Bethane C.
  • "Griffin Animal Hospital is wonderful!! They were so sweet with my new puppy and encouraged me to ask as many questions as I wanted. Very happy with my experience here! Highly recommend."
    Anna S.
  • "I cannot say enough wonderful things about about the doctors and staff at Griffin Hospital!! They are professional, friendly and truly caring-every one of them. I highly recommend this practice with all their knowledge and compassion."
    Marcy B.

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Hours of Operation

* Does not include holiday hours.

Available for after hours emergencies


7:30 am-6:00 pm


7:30 am-6:00 pm


7:30 am-6:00 pm


7:30 am-6:00 pm


7:30 am-6:00 pm


8:00 am-1:00 pm


Boarding Pick Up Only at 6 PM