Meet Our Staff

Meet our wonderful staff at Griffin Animal Hospital. We look forward to meeting you.

  • 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.

  • Sara Cook
    Head Veterinary Technician

    •11 years at Griffin Animal Hospital

    •Sara says it’s nice to enjoy what she does each day at the practice. Sometimes it hardly seems like work! Travel, photography, and family top Sara’s list of fun and relaxing. Tilly, Sara’s 2 year old Catahoula, comes to work almost every day to play with and greet patients.

  • Beverly Hinkler
    Animal Care Provider

    •11 years at Griffin Animal Hospital

    •Ms. Beverly says that her life is Griffin Animal Hospital. She loves working with all the dogs and cats. In her spare time she cares for her own 8 house cats! Never a dull moment in her life!

  • Genise Rabon
    Receptionist/Administrative Assistant

    •10 years at Griffin Animal Hospital

    •Working at Griffin Animal Hospital has become Genise’s second career! When not working she enjoys her family and the beach.

  • Julie Wright
    Receptionist

    •7 years at Griffin Animal Hospital

    •Julie recently became grandmother to a beautiful baby girl. Julie lives with her younger daughter and 2 dogs, Roxie and Domino.

  • Kristen Sullivan
    Animal Care Specialist

    •4.5 years at Griffin Animal Hospital

    •Kristen has 2 dogs, 2 cats, and a bearded dragon.  In her free time she enjoys reading and spending time in the woods and at the beach.

  • Erin Smiley
    Veterinary Technician

    •1 year at Griffin Animal Hospital

    •Erin shares her home with three dogs, Astrid, Susie Q, and Scout, and one cat, Tyger. When not at the clinic, she enjoys hiking with her dogs, fostering rescue dogs, and training in Rally Obedience, Disc, Agility, and Nosework.

  • Amy Vilardi
    Groomer

    •1 year with Griffin Animal Hospital

    •Amy is the mother of two children. She also shares her home with three Dobermans, four cats, one horse and a parrot!

  • Jordan Chertok

    •Currently interning and applying to veterinary school.

    •2 years at Griffin Animal Hospital

    •4th year student at USC

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Hours of Operation

* Does not include holiday hours.

Available for after hours emergencies

Monday:

7:30 am-6:00 pm

Tuesday:

7:30 am-6:00 pm

Wednesday:

7:30 am-6:00 pm

Thursday:

7:30 am-6:00 pm

Friday:

7:30 am-6:00 pm

Saturday:

8:00 am-1:00 pm

Sunday:

Boarding Pick Up Only at 6 PM

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