The Animal Hospital of North Charleston

Meet The Animal Hospital of North Charleston Team

The staff of The Animal Hospital of North Charleston advocates the human animal bond. We are committed to providing compassionate care for our patients and clients by emphasizing the highest possible quality of life. We will provide the best client education helping to understand all aspects of pet health and preventative care. By practicing the highest ethical standards, we will remain dedicated to offering the best veterinary medicine for the optimal health of each animal.

Kristin Ingram

Co-Owner, Medical Director & DVM

Dr. Kristin Ingram is the Medical Director at the Animal Hospital of North Charleston.

She was born in Murray, KY, and spent most of her childhood in southwestern and northern Virginia. Her father was born and raised in North Charleston, and she is a 4th generation Bishop England graduate, so she has always considered her beloved Charleston, SC, home. Growing up next door to a veterinarian and an entomologist, she was destined to go into a scientific field, and veterinary medicine became her dream. She completed her Bachelor of Science at Virginia Tech, graduating in 2004. She worked as a veterinary technician for a number of years after college, and also worked as a research assistant with the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, under the guidance of the State Wildlife Veterinarian. She journeyed to the small island of St. Kitts to complete her DVM at Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine, and while there also had the opportunity to participate in leatherback sea turtle research and sea turtle rehabilitation. She graduated from Ross University in September 2012, after completing her clinical year at Auburn University School of Veterinary Medicine.

She and her husband Jay have been married for 15 years, and they have two daughters and four dogs. She loves spending time with her family, reading, and watching college football (GO HOKIES!!!)!

Andrew Thompson

Associate DVM

Dr. Andrew Thompson is an Associate Veterinarian at the Animal Hospital of North Charleston. Dr. Thompson earned his Bachelor of Science in Biology from Florida State University in 2017 and earned his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from St. George University in 2022. In addition to his education, Dr. Thompson completed his clinical training at The University of Georgia in 2021 and is Fear Free certified and USDA accredited. Dr. Thompson’s areas of professional interest include preventative medicine, soft tissue surgery, neurology, and internal medicine.

Inspired by his love of animals, Dr. Thompson began working in the veterinary field in 2012 and says his favorite part is getting to see sick animals recover and return home to their families. Originally from Georgia, Dr. Thompson relocated to South Carolina in January of 2022 with his six-year-old corgi mix named Stanley. When he isn’t practicing veterinary medicine, Dr. Thompson enjoys reading, hiking, kayaking, scuba diving, and spending time with his friends and his dog.

Chris Deignan


Dr. Chris Deignan is an Associate Veterinarian at the Animal Hospital of North Charleston. He is a Mississippi native who relocated to Charleston in the Spring of 2023 along with his fiancé, their 6 dogs and 4 cats. Dr. Deignan has had a passion for animals since childhood and began his career in the veterinary field as a technician in 2008. He continued working at clinics in his hometown while earning his Bachelor of Science in Animal and Dairy Science from Mississippi State University (MSU) in 2015. Dr. Deignan then went on to attend MSU College of Veterinary Medicine where he earned his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 2022, graduating with honors. Following graduation he began his career as a general practice veterinarian in Columbus, MS while his fiancé finished the final year of her DVM at MSU before they moved back to her hometown of Charleston.

Over the years, Dr. Deignan has experienced the important role veterinarians have as public servants, and he has found great purpose through caring for animals and engaging with their owners. Aspects of veterinary medicine that he truly enjoys are client education, ophthalmology, internal medicine, preventive care, and soft tissue surgery. Outside of work, Dr. Deignan enjoys fishing, going to the beach, playing the piano and guitar, and spending time with his family at home.


Practice Manager

April started in veterinary medicine in 2000 and hasn't looked back! April loves caring for pets of all sizes, as well as creating a bond with their pet parents. She has 4 dogs, 4 cats and a lavender corn snake. Her passion is educating pet parents on the care of our fur babies. April is excited to be part of The Animal Hospital of North Charleston Team. In her spare time, her hobbies include photography, boating, camping, college football (GO HOKIES) and cheering on her local hockey team (Let's Go Rays), as well as the different restaurants that Charleston has to offer.


Technician Manager

Mandy has a fondness for all animals and finds fulfillment in treating animals as if they were her own. She attained her degree from Piedmont Technical College and is now working as part of our team as a Veterinary Technician. With over 14 years of practice, her experience and expertise shine through as she provides exceptional care for all clients and patients at the Animal Hospital of North Charleston. At home, Mandy rescued three animals, Josie a canine, and two felines, Ms. Kitty and Jack.


Licensed Veterinary Technician

Megan graduated from Trident Tech Vet Tech Program in 2014, but has been working in the veterinary field since 2009. Megan was born in GA, but grew up right down the road on Charleston AFB. Megan has always loved animals, but it was not until later in life that this was the career path she wanted to take. She loves working with both dogs and cats, though cats hold a special place in her heart. In her free time, Megan loves spending time with her daughter and 2 cats, Pollux and Raven. She enjoys going to the beach, spending time outdoors, and spending time with close friends and family.


Veterinary Assistant

Cory started in veterinary medicine in 2017 after realizing that life is too short and you should do what you love and follow your passions. Since she was a child, animals have always been her passion and she regularly volunteers at shelters and rescues. Cory says that the aspect she loves most about veterinary medicine is being an advocate for animals and helping them live their best lives. In her spare time, she enjoys catching up on her favorite TV shows, the beach and anything that involves animals and Mother Nature!


Veterinary Assistant

Tina found her first kitten, Poppy, as a baby and bottlefed her. She had her for 14 years and that was when she knew that she wanted to work with animals. She attended St. Petersburg/Clearwater Community College and graduated in 1987 with a BA in Animal Sciences. She has worked in the veterinary field for 30 years and loves it. Her favorite thing is working with owners to give their furbabies the best quality of life. She has been married to the "best guy in the world" for 27 years and they have one daughter, a dog (Pissant), an African Star Tortoise (Donatella) and six chickens.


Veterinary Assistant

Alison started working in the veterinary field as a shelter volunteer in 2017 and hasn't looked back since! She has worked primarily with shelters and rescues and discovered her passion for surgery working in a high-volume spay/neuter clinic. Alison relocated to Charleston in 2021 and found a home right away at The Animal Hospital. She loves taking the time to understand each patient's unique personality and ensure their needs are met using low-stress handling techniques. She and her husband have four dogs, ranging in size from a chihuahua to a chocolate lab! In her spare time she likes to read and visit the local beaches.


Client Service Representative

Jordan has always had a special place in her heart for animals her entire life and found her way to The Animal Hospital of North Charleston Summer 2021. She was born and raised in Charleston. She has been married to her husband, Tommy for 13 years. They have one daughter and a wild crew of 5 fur children: Luna, Yukon, Kitty, Oscar, and Baloo. In her spare time, she loves spending time as a family, camping and coaching youth basketball.

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