Here is a little about each member of our team!
Dr. Heyward Boyette graduated from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1994 and joined Cherokee Trail Veterinary Hospital in 1998. He became a partner at Cherokee Trail Veterinary Hospital in 2000. Beginning in 2007 Dr. Boyette began sharing time between Cherokee Trail Veterinary Hospital and Lake Murray Animal Hospital. Dr Boyette has a wife and two daughters and serves on the board of Directors of the Carolina Ballet, is a member of St. Albans Church and the Lexington Rotary Club. Dr. Boyette is an avid reader and also enjoys sketching and Ohio State football.
Dr. Ginger Macaulay attended Clemson University and graduated from the University of Georgia Veterinary College in 1984. Born and raised in the Lexington area, Dr. Macaulay returned in 1986 and began working at Cherokee Trail Veterinary Hospital. She purchased the hospital in 1998, and since 2008 Dr. Macaulay has been working at both the Cherokee Trail and Lake Murray offices. She presently shares her home with a number of four legged friends. Dr. Macaulay is a past president of the South Carolina Veterinary Association and current board member of Lexington County Arts Association. She attends St. Stephens Lutheran church. Dr. Macaulay enjoys sports, the outdoors (especially rock climbing in Wyoming), Broadway, and all things Disney.
Dr. Brittany Swenson is a Clemson alumnus and graduated from Virginia Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine (Virginia Tech) in 2015. She joined Cherokee Trail Veterinary Hospital as a new graduate in 2015. After one year at Cherokee Trail, she began working at the Lake Murray office. She has a strong interest in large animals and enjoys spending her free time riding horses. She has many 4 legged children including a catahoula leopard dog and a chocolate lab. Dr. Swenson also enjoys sports and during football season she can be found cheering on the Clemson Tigers.
Felicia Sightler has been working with Dr. Boyette and Dr. Macaulay since 1998. She started while attending Swansea High School. She continued her education at Tri-County Technical College to receive an Associate in Health Science with a major in Veterinary Technology in 2002. She started working at Lake Murray Animal Hospital in the beginning of 2008. She enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters, camping, fishing, hunting and reading. She shares her home with many different types of animals including a pot bellied pig named Fancy.
Ashley Craps began working with Lake Murray in July of 2015. She earned a certificate as a Veterinary Assistant from Midlands Technical College. She enjoys camping, hunting, and being on the lake. She has five dogs she also enjoys spending time with.
Susanne Berrier started working at Cherokee Trail Veterinary Hospital in February 2017 as a receptionist. She joined Lake Murray Animal Hospital in September. She has two dogs, one cat, and five chickens. She enjoys being outdoors, hunting, and being on the water.
Ashlyn Maroney started in December of 2017, she attended Piedmont Technical College to receive an Associate in Applied Science with a major in Veterinary Technology in May 2018. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, playing the guitar, going to the beach and spending time with her 3 dogs.
Kara Daniel started in May of 2018. She attended Piedmont Technical College and received an Associates in Arts of May of 2018. She enjoys drawing, watching movies, playing video games, and spending times with all of her animals. Of which includes 2 dogs, 4 geckos, a snake, and a bird.
Thank you for allowing us to introduce ourselves, and we look forward to having the opportunity to get to know you and your pet.