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Dr. Christie Wiles

Lead Veterinarian

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Dr. Christie Wiles grew up outside of Philadelphia in the town of West Chester, Pennsylvania. She got an early start as an animal lover, knocking on her neighbors’ doors to pet their cats and pleading with her parents for riding lessons until they finally relented. This love of animals grew into a passion for veterinary medicine, and she set her sights on a veterinary degree from a very young age.

Dr. Wiles attended Virginia Tech for her undergraduate studies, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude with a degree in Animal & Poultry Sciences. She was awarded a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Purdue University in 2014. Her professional interests include internal medicine, dentistry, feline medicine, and dermatology.

Dr. Wiles truly believes in the human-animal bond. There is nothing like the love we share with our pets. Our pets are integral parts of our lives and families, and Dr. Wiles takes joy in fostering relationships between clients and furry family members alike. She has a passion for providing high-quality medicine to her patients and enjoys client education and working closely with families to tailor their pet’s healthcare to fit their specific needs.

Dr. Wiles and her husband Marcus met at Virginia Tech, where they cheered for the Hokies together for four years before finally deciding to date after college. They have a wonderful son, Caleb, and an ever-growing population of animals. The current menagerie consists of a Foxhound-Lab mix named Walker and three very nice and spoiled cats (Riley, Scarlett, and Izzy). Christie likes to keep Marcus guessing when the next furry family member might arrive home with her!

The Wiles clan moved to Johns Island from Maryland in 2021 to join a family living in the area and have been captivated by the island lifestyle. Dr. Wiles was drawn in by the siren song of marsh grasses, crashing surf, and sunny skies, and she has fallen in love with the Sea Islands. In her free time, Dr. Wiles enjoys paddleboarding, yoga, hiking, riding her Peloton, gourmet cooking, and spending time with her family on the beach or camping in the mountains. She feels privileged to be able to provide quality medical care to your furry family members as your veterinarian at Salt Marsh Animal Hospital!

Dr. Kimberly Alexander

Charleston Veterinarian

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Dr. Kimberly Alexander spent most of her childhood at her father's veterinary practice while growing up in Columbia, SC. She was inspired to follow in her father's footsteps to become a veterinarian.

Dr. Alexander completed her undergraduate degree at the University of South Carolina and her veterinary degree at the University of Pennsylvania. After graduating from veterinary school, she spent nine years in New York City, which included a rotating medical and surgical internship, as well as, heading the Community Practice Department at the Animal Medical Center in Manhattan.

In 2014, Dr. Alexander decided to move back to South Carolina to be closer to her family. Dr. Alexander's professional interests include surgery and dermatology. Her personal interests include horseback riding, cooking and spending time with her husband and son.

Savannah Williamson

Practice Manager

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Born and raised in Hollywood, SC. She spent her life in the car business but always loved animals with a dream to be in Veterinary Medicine. After having her daughter in 2018, she decided to change her life and start all over in the veterinary world. Starting in ER, then branching to specialty medicine and oncology, she fell in love with the smaller business and developed relationships with her clients and patients. When she's not at work, she enjoys spending time with her family, three dogs, a good book, and a glass of wine.

Amy Trainor

Client Care Representative

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Amy was born and raised in Charleston, SC and has always had a passion for animals. She began her journey in veterinary medicine in high school working as a kennel technician and volunteering at the local ASPCA. She completed her first year of undergrad in Animal Sciences at Clemson University. She then worked for Charleston Veterinary Referral Center as a client care rep. for a year and chose to continue her studies in pre-vet at Arizona State University-Online. She currently lives with her boyfriend, his elderly parents, and her two cats: Milo and Maverick.

Julia Bobbitt

Client Care Representative/Veterinary Assistant

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Julia is originally from Connecticut, but moved to the Lowcountry in 2011 where she attended the College of Charleston. While in college, she began volunteering at Pet Helpers, and it was there her love of veterinary medicine began! Since then, she has worked at several veterinary offices and even managed a local pet store.At home she has two rescue dogs – a pitbull named Aurora and a lab mix named Chowder (both Pet Helpers alumni). When not at work she enjoys reading, taking her dogs for long walks, and exploring the Charleston food scene with her husband, Matt.

Kate Vernon

Veterinary Technician

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Kate has been a Veterinary Technician for 7 years. She has worked with animals of all sizes, including specializing in Equine Anesthesia for a year in Lexington, Kentucky. Kate’s favorite part about veterinary medicine is assisting in surgery and anesthesia. She was born in Baltimore, Maryland, but has been in the Lowcountry for 10 years, residing on Johns Island. While not at work, Kate enjoys exercising, activities on the water such as paddleboarding and kayaking, and hanging out with her two dogs Harley and Frankie. Kate joined our team in February and is excited to be working with all the dogs and cats on the island.

Allison Okpych

Veterinary Technician

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Allison was born and raised in Charleston, SC. Her passion for animals began when she was very young and was inspired greatly by Steve Irwin and his love for all creatures. She was lucky to find her passion so early in life and has loving parents who nurtured this passion. Through her teens, she volunteered with them at the local SPCA which developed into a job she loved. After several years of working as an admissions manager at the SPCA, she moved onto private practice as a vet tech. Animal welfare is where her heart lies, and she continues to help the shelter when she can by fostering neonate kittens. Her fur family consists of a Chinese crested mix named Andy Banana, four cats – Papa, Ollie Bear, Mao Mao, and Gin-Gee, and a rowdy rabbit who runs the house named Fun Bun. In her free time, she can be found spending time with her boyfriend, going to music festivals, fossil hunting, or showing off her Volkswagen R32.

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