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.     

  • 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

    •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.

  • Jordan Chertok

    •Currently interning and applying to veterinary school.

    •2 years at Griffin Animal Hospital

    •4th year student at USC

  • Erin Taradash

    4 months at Griffin Animal Hospital 

    Erin's a second year student at Midlands Technical College currently studying Criminal Justice Technologies. She loves nothing more than to come home to her family of pets! The newest addition, Bumper (at ripawed wonder-dog), has joined her 3-year-old cat Chloe, 3 leopard geckos, and a ball python. Outside of her work, Erin loves to go hiking/trail-riding and traveling cross country to explore state and national parks.


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Hours of Operation

* Does not include holiday hours.


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

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