Veterinary Services of Aiken Team

These are folks that we (and your pet) can’t do without. They are constantly learning by taking continuing education courses to be knowledgeable with all aspects of nursing, surgical, dental emergency procedures, and more. Every morning they meet with each anesthesia patient and human to discuss the forthcoming procedure. They are exquisitely sensitive to following doctor's instructions for each patient and discussing any changes in their patients conditions. Frequently they serve as the communicators between the veterinarian and the client. All excel at giving excellent and compassionate care to our patients.

The members of our Reception & Client Care Team are the very first people you see when you step in our animal clinic or the ones helping you on the phone. They go out of their way to be friendly, polite and courteous while juggling appointments, registering or discharging patients, entering information into the computer, answering phones, communicating extensive pet care information and, of course, making sure that all patients receive a cuddle and scratch behind the ears.

Our caretakers are the backbone of our animal hospital. They not only make sure the hospital is clean and fully maintained (from air conditioning to lights to having enough pet food and water bowls), but also ensure that your pet receives exemplary, loving care while staying with us. They are the ones who walk and play with your pet. They are the ones who write the report cards and take the pictures. They are the ones who make sure that everyone has a bed, food and water, daily medication if needed and a veterinarian's care if something appears wrong. They even go to Hardee's to buy the hamburger (plain, no condiments!) when a pet is not eating!

Phil, our groomer extraordinaire, is considered to be the first pet groomer in the Central Savannah River Area (CSRA) and has perfected his craft over 30 years. He first had a dog grooming shop named "The London Daisey Doggery" in 1968 and became associated with Veterinary Services of Aiken in 1990. Adept at grooming complicated canine coats (Bichon Frises, Poodles, Briards) or complete cut downs, he also is accustomed to bathing and grooming cats. Working with the veterinarians, he has become knowledgeable with dermatology and does many special shampoos and treatments. He's very active in the community, having served on the Board of Directors at the Margaret Weston Health Center, and in various capacities with the Aiken NAACP. In 1991, he was awarded the Medger Evans award, the highest award given to an NAACP volunteer.