Meet Our Staff

Veterinarians

Dr. Ben Dixon Phillips, DVM

Ben Dixon Phillips

Education: Vanderbilt University BA, Middle Tennessee State University,MST, Auburn University,DVM
Dr. Phillips grew up in Shelbyville, Tennessee. Caring for family pets and ponies was a passion from a very early age. On the farm he learned a work ethic that embraced “sun-up to sun-down” hours, and total dedication. That work ethic served him well as a student: at Auburn he was honored with membership in Phi Zeta, the National Veterinary Medical Honor Society, and it has served him well as a veterinarian.

Recently, Dr. Phillips was honored at the annual meeting of the South Carolina Association of Veterinarians as “South Carolina’s Veterinarian of the Year.” He was recognized by his peers for “being quietly focused and steadfast in his loyalty to the things that are important to him: his family and Veterinary Medicine. He works tirelessly to bring integrity, professionalism, responsibility, and respectability to the practice of Veterinary Medicine. He is also a compassionate employer who genuinely cares for his staff and their welfare.” He was recognized for his work as a volunteer in numerous positions in the community.

Dr. Phillips loves interacting daily with long-standing Cleveland Park clients and friends, and welcoming new clients into the Cleveland Park family. He enjoys surgery, photography, gardening, and he excels at spoiling grandchildren.

Dr. Karl Derek Wessinger, DVM

Karl Derek Wessinger

Education: Presbyterian College, University of Georgia
Dr. Wessinger came to Cleveland Park Animal Hospital in 1982. He received his B.S. from Presbyterian College, and a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Georgia. His primary interests are large animal medicine and reproduction. Dr. Wessinger is an outdoorsman who loves living the quiet life on the shores of Stoddard Mill Lake with his wife, Jean. He has four daughters and recnetly became a grandfather for the first time!

Dr. Meighan Hammett, DVM

Meighan Hammett

Education: Furman University; University of Georgia School of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Hammett grew up near Columbia, South Carolina, but she fell in love with Greenville while she was a student at Furman University. After receiving an B.A. degree in Biology, she went on to attend the University of Georgia School of Veterinary Medicine. She earned her degree in 2013. Her curriculum emphasized both Large and Small Animal Medicine. She was very excited to return to the upstate and join the Cleveland Park team following her graduation. Her special interests include soft tissue surgery, internal medicine, and cuddling new puppies.

In her free time Dr. Hammett enjoys running, hiking, DIYing with her husband, and experiencing the great food and local entertainment of the upstate.  

Dr. Hammett and her husband welcomed their baby boy, Asher, to the Cleveland Park family in March of 2017!

Dr. Andrew W. Roark, DVM

Andrew W. Roark

Education: B.A., Davidson College; M.A. in Zoology and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida
Dr. Andy Roark practices at all three Cleveland Park locations. He is also an author and international speaker. He is an award-winning columnist for DVM360, and has a regular column on Vetstreet.com. Dr. Roark’s popular Facebook page has over 100,000 fans, and his humorous educational videos have been viewed over a half million times.

Dr. Roark has received the Outstanding Young Alumni Award from the University of Florida’s College of Veterinary Medicine, and has been named Practice Management Speaker of the Year at NAVC twice, one of the world’s largest veterinary conferences. Dr. Roark was also named “One of the 25 Veterinarians to Watch in 2013″ by Veterinary Practice News.

His wife, Alison, is a Biology professor at Furman University. They are the parents of two daughters and a Vizsla named Phoenix.

Dr. Catherine Roseveare, DVM

Catherine Roseveare

Education: University of Georgia, University of South Carolina

Dr. Roseveare has been with us on a part time basis since February 2012. She is from Atlanta, and received her DVM from the University of Georgia. Additionally, she holds a Master’s in Public Health from the University of South Carolina. In addition to serving at CPAH, Dr. Roseveare is an adjunct professor at Spartanburg Community College where she teaches Anatomy and Physiology.

She has a cat named “Chewy” (named by her husband) and a puppy named “Cookie” (named by her daughter). The puppy thinks the cat’s name is literal!

Dr. Heather Miller, DVM

Heather Miller, DVM

Education: Clemson University, Bachelor of Science-Biochemistry. The Ohio State University, Dectorate of Veterinary Medicine, Masters Degree in Virology.

Dr. Heather Miller has been with Cleveland Park Animal Hospital for over 5 years. She worked at our clinic in Simpsonville from 2006-2010 before taking a position at the Greenville Zoo as the Deputy Administrator for Animal Health where she enjoyed the challenge of caring for exotic species for just over 5 years. We are so happy to have her back with the Cleveland Park Animal Hospital family, by working three days a week at our Greenville location, Dr. Miller has a little more time for her family and training for the occasional marathon. Dr. Miller loves seeing exotic patients and during veterinary school, she had completed externships at The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, University of Georgia in the exotic animal specialty ward, and Disney's Animal Kingdom.

She has three children, two dogs, two cats, a bird, and a bunny to complete a full and fun house!

Practice Manager

Lori Mixon

Lori Mixon

Lori grew up in Colorado, but fell in love with Greenville, South Carolina when she and her husband, Mark, first came here fifteen years ago. Along with their three children, they moved, opened a new business, and put down roots. The business, Rhino Linings of Greenville, has flourished.

Mark and Lori love long walks in downtown Greenville, the local entertainment, parks, and great restaurants. Lori is a multi-talented manager who will tackle any job. She has even been known to fix the plumbing!!

Receptionists

Brittney Whitten
Head Customer Service Representative

Brittney Whitten

Brittney Whiten joined our staff in 2005. Her warm smile and quiet and courteous demeanor endear her to clients as soon as they walk through the door. She communicates well with clients and is respected by all the members of the staff.

Her favorite pastime is spending time with her husband, Ben, and their son, Dylan along with their 2 dogs and 2 cats. Brittney and Ben enjoy following Clemson sports, working on their home, and spending time with family.

 

Hayley Bennett

Hayley Bennett

Haley is a native of Greenville, South Carolina. She joined the staff of Cleveland Park in September, 2012. 

Hayley loves ballet, tap dancing, and reading.  She is happiest when she is spending time with her husband and two sons, Chandler and Carson. On the weekend they enjoy traveling and experiencing new and exciting things! 

Lauren Wong

Lauren Wong

Lauren was born in New York and raised in Florida. She moved here in 1997 and has loved Greenville ever since. She attended Greenville Technical College and became a Certified Veterinary Assistant.

Lauren joined the Cleveland Park family in November of 2012.

She loves spending time with her husband, Will, and their 3 dogs Booger, Oliver, and EmmyLou. She enjoys playing and listening to music, hiking, and camping with her family. Lauren and Will welcomed twin girls, Edith and Esmé, into to Cleveland Park family in January 2017. 

 

Amy Bartley

Amy Bartley

Amy lives in Simpsonville with her husband, Dacus, and 3 children Breanna, Cory, and Cole. They have 2 dogs, Ginger and Duke, 2 cats, Jasmine and Merlin, and 5 turtles.

 She joined the Cleveland Park family in October of 2015.

Amy enjoys singing, reading, and spending time with her family! On the weekends they like to go the beach, watch the Atlanta Braves, and go hiking!

Kayla Peace

Kayla Peace

Kayla was born and raised in Greenville County. She joined the Cleveland Park family in early November of 2015. 

She enjoys spending time with her son, Rahlen. On the weekends they like to go swimming, fishing,  and watching movies together.

Licensed Veterinary Technician

Nicki Caldwell
Head LVT

Nicki Caldwell

Nicki began work with Cleveland Park Animal Hospital as an intern with Tri-County Technical College’s Veterinary Technician program in May 2005 and was hired full time in May 2006. 

In the past few years she has added to the Cleveland Park family a beautiful daughter and handsome son. She and her family enjoy their spare time caring for the many animals on their farm and traveling to new and exciting places! 

Allison Stidham
LVT

Allison Stidham

Allison began working with Cleveland Park Animal Hospital as an intern with Tri-County Technical College’s Veterinary Technician program in May 2005 and was hired full time in May 2006.

She is a Greenville native, but currently resides in Honea Path. She enjoys spending time with her husband and their daughters Kami, Crystal and Elizabeth. Allison’s hobbies include fishing, gardening and spending time with her dog Rev and cat Fancy BooBoos!

Dannon Rice
LVT

Dannon Rice

Dannon grew up in Greenville, SC and joined our hospital team in November, 2009. She graduated from Travelers Rest High School in 2009. Dannon completed the Veterinary Technology degree program at Piedmont Technical College in May 2013.

Dannon enjoys spending time with her husband, Jay. They like to spend their free time at Palmetto Armory in the shooting range. 

She has 5 pets, 2 cats, Bentley and Ziggy, and 3 dogs named Harvey, Bear, Chloe.

Kayla F. Collins
LVT

Kayla F.  Collins

Kayla grew up in Cross Anchor, South Carolina. She graduated from Tri-County Technical College in May 2013 in the Veterinary Technology program.

She joined the Cleveland Park family in January 2012.

At home, Kayla enjoys spending time with her husband, Nathan, and their pugs, Cortana, Zoey, and Bugsy!  She also loves play video games, eat sushi, and watch movies!

Lauren Batson
LVT

Lauren Batson

Lauren lives in Greenville. She graduated from Tri-County Technical College in 2014. She has been working at Cleveland Park Animal Hospital since 2013 and enjoys giving lots of love to the patients. Lauren enjoys fostering dogs and loving on her own two, Fiddle and Ford.

Lauren enjoys going to the beach and spending time with family and friends. Lauren and her fiance welcomed their baby girl, Parker, to the Cleveland Park family in April of 2017!

Amber Dobson
LVT

Amber began working with Cleveland Park Animal Hospital in October of 2016.

Amber enjoys spending time with her husband, Ben. She also likes to ride horses, watch movies, and go camping! 

Amber and Ben currently live in Central with their 5 dogs, 4 horses, 1 pot belly pig, 3 rabbits, and 1 cat!

Morgan Schaefer
LVT

Morgan joined our team in May of 2017. She went to Tri-County Technical College and graduated in 2012.

Morgan and her husband enjoy being outdoors, playing video games, and listening to music. They share their home with 5 cats: Riku, Gibson, Tank, TJ, Lily. 1 dog named Roxy, and 3 rats: Scabbers, Fatty, and Thor!

Veterinary Assistants

Sandy Greenwell
Surgical Assistant

Sandy Greenwell

Sandy has been with Cleveland Park Animal Hospital since Sept 1982. Although Sandy is skilled in all aspects of medical support, her primary focus is small animal surgery.

She enjoys spending time with her husband Eddie and her family. Sandy’s hobbies include interior design, cooking, gardening, and sewing. 

Amanda Kirby
Veterinary Assistant

Amanda Kirby

Amanda began as a grooming assistant at Cleveland Park Animal Hospital in February 2002. Her conscientious work ethic and compassion for patients earned her a promotion to veterinary assistant in January 2004.

Amanda enjoys exercise and spending time with her husband, Todd and daughter, Courtney.

Sarah Riggs
Veterinary Assistant

Sarah joined our Cleveland Park family in January 2017 as an intern. She is currently going to Tri-County Technical College to become a Licensed Veterinary Technician and will graduate in May of 2018.

Sarah enjoys traveling, hiking, trying new recipes, and spending time outside. 

She currently lives in Central and shares her home with her kitten, Julep!

Donna Greene
Technician Assistant

Donna Greene

Donna is a Greenville native who has been with Cleveland Park Animal Hospital since August 1995. She also works part-time at the Animal Emergency Clinic (which is convenient for keeping an eye on our patients that spend time there for care after hours).

Donna is our resident “cat-expert,” having 15 of her own! She also can be seen leaving the hospital some days with the “Yorkie parade”-consisting of 2 special needs Yorkshire Terriers; Ralphie and Fancy Pants. In her spare time, Donna enjoys crafts and photography.

Natalie Stokes
Technician Assistant

Natalie  Stokes

Natalie is a native of Greenville, South Carolina. She joined our team in March 2016.

Natalie enjoys attending baseball games and spending time with her friends and family. She is happiest when she is with her 2 sons and husband, Landon.  

The Stokes family share their home with their cats Kitty Bear, Bootsy Bear Heart Love and their dog Jensen Boo Bear.  

Martha Collins
Technician Assistant

Martha Collins

Martha is a native of Greenville, South Carolina.

She joined our team in May of 2016.

Martha and her husband enjoy being outdoors doing activities like hiking and swimming. They have one dog named Vera. 

Martha and her husband welcomed their baby girl, Emma, into the Cleveland Park family December, 2016! 

Pet Groomer

Donna Kirby

Donna  Kirby

Donna’s motto is “let our family take care of your family”. She is originally from Burlington, Vermont. She moved to Spartanburg and began working as a veterinary technician at Brushy Creek Veterinary Hospital. After 5 years, Donna began grooming with her sister in law at Beauties and Beasts before coming to CPAH in 1997.

Donna has 2 children, Toddy and Crista and two beautiful granddaughters. She has a dog named Buttercup! 

Crista Kirby

Crista Kirby

Crista is Donna Kirby’s daughter and has been employed here since May, 2011 as a groomer’s assistant.

She enjoys working with animals and would like to learn how to groom animals. She has a dog, Ripken, and a cat, Fat Cat.

Crista and her fiance, James, enjoy spending time with their daughter, Alana. On the weekends they like to take weekend trips to the mountains.  

Kennel Staff

Melisa Arredondo

Melisa  Arredondo

Melisa is a native of Colombia, South America. She was hired in May 2011.

She loves playing with her long hair Chihuahua named Cleo, a shih tzu named Princess Maddie, a yorkshire terrier named Penelope, a bearded dragon named Spike, and a geiko named Leo. Melisa is planning to attend the Veterinary Technician program next year. 

Melisa enjoys eating new foods, working out, traveling to the mountains, and outdoor activities with her friends and family. 

Jordan Watson

Jordan was born and raised in Simpsonville, South Carolina.  She joined our Cleveland Park family in August of 2016.

Jordan is currently attending Greenville Technical College for business management.

She enjoys trail riding, traveling, hanging with friends, and spending time with her 3 dogs Jakk, Petee, and Bubba!

Caitlin Knight

Caitlin is born and raised in Fountain Inn, South Carolina. She joined the Cleveland Park family in November, 2016. 

She is currently going to Piedmont Technical College to be a Veterinary Technician for livestock!

Caitlin enjoys riding horses, hunting, playing with animals, and traveling. She likes to spend her free time with friends and her dog Snickers!

“ Clients for 40 years and feel our pets and livestock are always in the best hands possible when CPAH has them. ”

“ I really like checking out in the exam room. It makes checking out much easier. ”

“ Love taking care of the bill while still in the exam rooms! Great idea! ”

“ Your office is, of all the vets I have ever been to, the nicest looking and best kept. It creates an atmosphere that makes me feel at ease having my pets cared for in your facility. ”

“ The care that my pets have received has been exemplary. I have never left with a question unanswered or a concern not addressed. Follow-up care, when needed, has also been phenomenal. ”

“ I couldn’t be happier with how I and my pets have been treated. I recommend this practice to anyone I know who has pets. ”

“ Always awesome visits. The staff is really great. They call you by name when you walk in the door and that’s excellent customer service. Love all the vets too! ”

“ We appreciated that the staff asked permission before taking lab work, very thoughtful! ”

“ This was our first visit and we were so appreciative of the open office hours on Saturday. I have had various animals at different vets around the upstate and this was by far the most pleasant experience. ”

“ The receptionist was fabulous! She made us (and our pet) feel very much at home! ”

“ This was the best experience I’ve ever had with a vet office; I’m recommending this office to friends and family. We’ll be returning with all of our animals from now on! ”

“ I would rather take my dogs to you than my family members to their doctors. You care. It is important for me to know my dogs are in the best place. Thank you. ”

“ I found the practice decor very warm and inviting. There was no “vet” smell and no strong air freshener that is sometimes offensive at other offices I’ve visited. ”

“ You are all so amazing! I’ve been very impressed with the friendliness of everyone on staff. My dog loves coming to the vet because of all the attention she gets while we’re there. Keep up the good work! ”

“ I love Cleveland Park Animal Hospital. Everyone is so friendly to both me and my pet. Most wonderful vet experience I’ve ever had. ”

“ All your staff has always been thorough and professional. My experience has been comforting since the staff all appear to be genuine in being animal lovers. ”


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