Team

Summerville Veterinary Staff

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Rachel S. Wynne, Office Manager

We are excited to welcome Rachel to the Sweetgrass Animal Hospital team! Rachel will serve as the new Office Manager for the clinic. She is a graduate of Clemson University 2008 with a degree in Animal and Veterinary Sciences having a Concentration in Equine Business Studies. While at Clemson, she was very involved with Equine program being on the Eventing Team, Clemson Collegiate Horseman's Association, Horse Judging team and more. She brings with her many years of experience having worked in general practice and emergency veterinary practice. In her spare time, Rachel enjoys being with her family, Marshall, Rose and Wells. And her two dogs, a terrier mix named Daphne and beagle named Bernadette.

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Kristen Baronas, Head Veterinary Technician

Originally from Massachusetts, Kristen has called the Lowcountry home for many years. We are excited to have her join the Sweetgrass Team with over 8 years of veterinary technician experience. When not at Sweetgrass, Kristen loves spending time with her husband, Tim, and their two dogs, Scout and Monty. On Sunday's, you can find Kristen cheering her favorite football team, the Patriots. Please make sure to give Kristen a warm welcome next time your in the Hospital.

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Danielle Skwirsk (Danni), Veterinary Technician Assistant

Danni joined the Sweetgrass Team in January 2021. She completed her online certification with Animal Behavior College in 2014. Danni loves helping animals and providing education to pet owners. She has a positive mindset and is ready to work hard at Sweetgrass. When not at work, she loves spending time with her pets: Dogs (Athena, Nitro, Fenway, and GiGi), Cat (KiKi), Sugar Gliders (TK and Mariwa) and Bearded Dragon (Spyro). We are excited to welcome Danni!

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Sara King, Veterinary Technician Assistant

Sara joins Sweetgrass Animal Hospital after relocating from Georgia to be closer to her son. Sara has a long history working in kennels and as a groomer. She had the first mobile grooming service in the Atlanta area! Sara will be at Sweetgrass Animal Hospital part time to assist our Technicians. When not at work, Sara loves spending time with her son, Jonathan, and exploring the Summerville Area.

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Brooke Davis, Veterinary Technician Assistant

Brooke joins Sweetgrass Animal Hospital after working for 2 year in the veterinary field at local hospitals. She loves talking with clients and caring for animals. When not at work, Brooke loves spending time with her husband, Alan, and their three dogs! Alan and Brooke love traveling and kayaking for fun! We are excited to welcome Brooke!

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Lena Raynard, Veterinary Technician Assistant

Lena joins Sweetgrass Animal Hospital from Ohio. Lena completed her degree in Veterinary Assistant Certification in May 2021. She also completed a Veterinary Assistant Extern program at Mellette Animal Hospital in Canton, Ohio in May. Lena and her husband moved to Summerville in June 2021 with their 3 cats: Violet, Toby and Leo. When not at work, Lena and her husband are enjoying the beach and exploring the Charleston Area.

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Jodi Vitek-Hull, Client Care Coordinator

Jodi joins Sweetgrass Animal Hospital as our part time Client Care Coordinator. She comes to us from New York State. Jodi has a strong love and passion for all animals. Jodi come to us with a thirst to learn all about the veterinary medical field. Her background is working for many years at a human hospital. When Jodi has some time off, she enjoys spending time with her husband and 2 cats (Benjamin and MaMa Cass). Jodi loves having friends and family over for game or movie nights! Please welcome Jodi to Sweetgrass Animal Hospital.

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Jenn Hayden, Client Care Coordinator

Jenn joined Sweetgrass Animal Hospital in January 2021. Jenn was in the military for 9 years. She is a combat veteran who served in Iraq, Afghanistan and Africa. Since retirement from the military, Jenn has focused on working with animals and moved to the Summerville area to be closer to family. Jenn previously worked at a local animal shelter before landing at Sweetgrass Animal Hospital. When not at work, Jenn loves working out, hiking, fishing and being outside. She enjoys spending time with her furry companions: Texas ( Blue Lacy), Maximus (Domestic Shorthair) and Arya (Domestic Shorthair).

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