Our Team

Our staff of experienced and expert veterinarian doctors and skilled vet staff is ready when your pet needs us. Call or contact us today to learn more.

Hospital Manager

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Katy Gilray

Born and raised in Rockwall, Texas and attended college at Texas A&M University- Commerce where she obtained a Bachelors degree in Animal Science and Agriculture. She has worked in the veterinary profession since 2002 and has been involved with agricultural research. Katy moved to Beaufort in 2012 with her family and rejoined Sea Island Animal Hospital in August 2013. She raises Longhorns in Texas, enjoys fishing and spending time at the beach.

Veterinary Technician Team

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Shannon Willis - Lead Technician

Born and raised in Beaufort, SC and has worked in the veterinary profession for over 15 years. She has been with Sea Island Animal Hospital since 2008. Shannon is our surgery coordinator and is currently going to school to be a Certified Veterinary Technician. When she is not working she enjoys spending time with her family and attending her children’s activities.

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Sherie Willard

Sherie Willard (Technician) - Born and raised in Beaufort, SC. Sherie is a certified Veterinary Assistant and also has a Bachelor degree in Business Administration. She has been in the veterinary profession for over 25 years and with Sea Island Animal Hospital for 21 years. She holds the title of our “cat whisperer” here at the hospital because our feline friends love her so much. Sherie’s interests include photography and gardening.

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Trish Owens

Trish Owens (Technician) - Trish is from Kings Mountain, NC but was raised in Beaufort most of her life. She has been with Sea Island Animal Hospital for 14 years and is a Certified Veterinary Assistant. Trish is a trained dental and surgical assistant and loves educating our clients. She enjoys spending time with her family, friends, dog and 3 cats.

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Ashlyn Ellis

Born and raised in Beaufort, SC. Ashlyn knew as a small child that she wanted to work with animals. She joined Sea Island Animal Hospital in February 2013 and has already begun to cross train to become a Veterinary Assistant. Ashlyn is currently going to school to get her Veterinary Assisting Certificate and enjoys time with her family and friends.

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Crystal Veliz

Crystal has been with Sea Island Animal Hospital since 2015 and interned with us prior to her joining the team. Crystal was born in Naples, Florida and has lived in Beaufort most of her life. She has attended Penn Foster and Trident Technical College and will soon be getting her Veterinary Technician Certification. Crystal has a passion for wellness care and educating our clients and is one of our bilingual team members. Crystal spends her free time with her family, including her son Jayden, doing anything outdoors. She loves animals and enjoys hiking, kayaking, and horse back riding.

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Jaclyn Rideau

Jaclyn is from Sacramento, CA and came to our team in January 2017. Jaclyn attended Bel-Rae technical college for 2 years studying veterinary technology in Denver, CO. She has worked in hospitals in Texas and North Carolina and enjoys small animal medicine and specialty medicine. When she is not at work she enjoys spending time with her family, traveling and shopping. She has 3 dogs: Kona, Dosha and Bella and one cat, Peaches and Cream.

Receptionists

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Cherae Cooper - Lead Receptionist

Cherae joined our team in August of 2014 as a client care specialist. She was born in Raleigh NC, but was raised here in Beaufort SC. She graduated from Battery Creek High School in 2008 and has worked in the veterinary profession for 10 years. Cherae worked with an animal rescue in Bluffton and is an artist. In her spare time, Cherae enjoys painting pet portraits with acrylics, being with her family, and spoiling her two dogs named King and Simoa.

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Mandy Welch

Mandy is from Dover, Delaware and has been with Sea Island Animal Hospital since April 2015. She has worked as a medical receptionist since 2005 and has always dreamed of working with animals. Mandy is passionate about working closely with clients to make sure our patients receive the best care. She also enjoys volunteering at Tabby House when she can. Mandy and her husband, Matt, moved to Beaufort in 2012 and love being on the coast. Mandy and Matt have a new son, Bentley and a teenage son, Brandon. When Mandy is not working she is spoiling her family and her 3 dogs, Moose, Emma (pictured) and Kenzie.

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Megan Roberts

Megan is from Virginia Beach, Virginia and joined our team in 2016. Megan has always had a passion for animals and has worked with them in some capacity for over 10 years. Megan came to us shortly after studying Professional Writing and Biology in college and has several years of customer service experience. She shares her time with the businesses/organizations that her family owns- including the local Community Bowling Center where she enjoys their pizza, bowling and laser tag. Megan is also a dancer and loves traveling.

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Sarah Frantzen

Sarah is from California and joined our team in 2016. Animals have always been a huge part of her life and she has decided to continue her education to pursue a degree in large animal medicine. Sarah has worked as a dog trainer and volunteered with children’s programs. When Sarah is not working she enjoys being outdoors, riding horses, reading and painting. She also loves to spoil her 3 dogs.

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Tisha Riley

Tisha is a Kentucky native that has been with Sea Island Animal Hospital since 2016. She has worked in customer service for almost 20 years and has a deep love for helping people. Tisha has 2 sons, a boxer named “Roxy” and one cat named “Mailey”. Tisha is a breast cancer survivor, a worship singer at Cross Community Church and an advocate for children with special needs.

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Savana Barker

Savana is from Borger, Texas and joined our team in 2017. She grew up on a farm and has worked in the veterinary field since 2014. Savana will be starting school to become a Licensed Veterinary Technician soon and loves being able to work in all areas of the hospital. When Savana is not working she loves to spend time with her family, two dogs and horse. She enjoys cooking, running, crafting and cheering for her daughter and son at their sporting events.

Kennel Technicians

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Patti Wright - Lead Kennel Technician

Patti is an Ohio native that has lived in Beaufort for almost 40 years. She has served in the US Navy as well as given 25 years of service to the Beaufort County Animal Shelter and Sheriffs Office. After retirement, Patti decided she wanted to continue her work with animals and joined Sea Island Animal Hospital in 2012. She has a love for serving people and helping animals. She also brings our hospital years of experience and knowledge.

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