Licensed Veterinary Technician
Beka’s farming background provided her with a valuable hands-on perspective on animal care. In addition to becoming familiar with horses, cows, and domestic pets, Beka became an expert at showing pigs. In fact, when Beka was a young girl, she even rode the pigs in swine rodeos. Her well-rounded animal care experiences have given her an excellent background for veterinary medicine work. In fact, Beka always knew she would work in the veterinary field, helping to keep animals healthy so they could enjoy quality time with their pet parents!
Front Office Receptionist / Veterinary Technician
Erica especially enjoys working with her older clients and their pets. She appreciates the clients’ wisdom and insights, gained from years of life experiences. Erica also loves to see the special connection these clients have with their beloved pets. When Erica can play a role in helping a client’s pet stay healthy, or recover from an illness, she receives a wonderful sense of fulfillment!
Kassidy Griffith Botts
Front Office Receptionist
When Kassidy’s husband came into her life, he brought five horses with him. This inspired Kassidy to learn more about animal care, and she found herself growing ever more interested in the veterinary field! Now she gets to experience the joys of helping pets firsthand as one of Verdin Veterinary Services’ receptionists.
Front Desk Receptionist
Kaitlin’s passion for people shines through in her daily interactions within our practice and making the patient experience the best it can be. She is our strength behind the scenes as our Marketing coordinator. She thrives on helping clients to meet their pets’ needs as economically as possible, along with finding ways for our practice to give to the community in a charitable way through the power of the media. Kaitlin has also been elected the practice’s “Board Master” by her coworkers. She has taken a hands on approach to Marketing regarding our online presence and website and enjoys it thoroughly! She regularly updates the practice’s Facebook page as well. Kaitlin certainly excels in her role as an enthusiastic client ambassador!
Leah’s entire life has revolved around animals. Growing up in Valdosta, Georgia with her brother and sister, Leah brought home her first stray dog when she was five years old. Every Easter, Leah received chicks, rabbits, and guinea pigs from her grandmother. Leah has always loved to be outdoors, as her father’s parents had a farm near Savannah, Georgia. In fact, Leah’s first job was mucking stalls for her horse trainer. Leah’s familiarity with different types of animals gave her a wonderful foundation for her pet grooming career!
Veterinary Technician / Front Office Receptionist
Malarie’s interest in veterinary medicine was sparked by an encounter she had during high school. Malarie was working with special needs children at a local elementary school. She met a young girl who was able to function well at her school, mainly because her service dog helped to keep her calm and focused. Malarie was truly inspired by the girl’s special relationship with her devoted dog. Malarie realized that she wanted a career that nurtured that special human-animal bond!
Rebekah’s Irish grandmother was instrumental in helping young Rebekah develop a deep love for animals. Her grandmother often took Rebekah and her siblings to visit animal sanctuaries, and frequently supported animal welfare charities. These experiences led to Rebekah’s desire to help young, needy animals to get a good start in life. Rebekah and her parents were also able to help a sick young kitten return to health. Working at Verdin Veterinary Services, Rebekah is happy to play a part in helping clients’ beloved pets remain healthy!
Veterinary Technician, Receptionist
Nicole was surrounded by animals constantly while growing up here in Simpsonville. She had a particular fascination with a television show called Emergency Vets, and the program inspired her to pursue veterinary medicine herself. Nicole’s passion hasn’t wavered—now, she’s a member of the Verdin Veterinary Services team and plans on continuing her studies in the world of animal care!
Licensed Veterinary Technician
Sheila came to her veterinary technician career as a result of a fork in her career path. In 2009, Sheila’s former employer closed the plant where she worked, and Sheila was faced with a life-altering decision. She could try to continue on an uncertain manufacturing path; or she could explore a new career that would build on her love of animals. Sheila’s husband encouraged her to obtain the training necessary for a veterinary technician career. Now that Sheila’s a Licensed Veterinary Technician, she knows that she chose the perfect career path for her!
Danielle has known the Verdin family for many years—the clinic was Danielle’s family’s first choice when choosing their local veterinarian. Danielle was so inspired by the care and compassion she and her pets received here that she decided to apply for a job!