The Animal Hospital of North Charleston

Veterinary Team

The staff of The Animal Hospital 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!!!)!

Wendy Carter

Associate DVM

Dr. Wendy Carter accomplished her dream of becoming a veterinarian in 2000 when she graduated from the University of Georgia School of Veterinary Medicine with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree. Her dream of becoming a veterinarian started at a much younger age, out of her innate love for animals and genuine desire to make a difference in the lives of pets.

Dr. Carter joined the medical team at The Animal Hospital of North Charleston in September 2018, and has professional interest in soft-tissue surgery. If you haven’t had the opportunity to meet Dr. Carter yet, she is the doctor with blue and purple hair!

Born and raised in Charleston, South Carolina, Dr. Carter currently resides in Summerville with her husband and two children. Her pet family is an adorable group of two Boston Terriers named Serena and Frances, a French Bulldog named Natasha, and a three-legged brown tabby cat named Chocolate Chip. Her overachieving pets know two tricks: eating and shedding.

When Dr. Carter is not seeing pets at The Animal Hospital of North Charleston, she enjoys crocheting, watching sci-fi and superhero movies, and going for a drive. Her go-to cuisine is Italian, and she doesn’t believe in going light on the cheese. Dr. Carter also volunteers her time with Samaritan’s Purse, an organization that packs shoebox gifts for those in need.

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.

Tracy

Practice Manager and Veterinary Technician

Always having a desire to help animals, Tracy has worked at several veterinary clinics since she was in high school. Realizing she wanted to pursue a career in the veterinary field, Tracy became a veterinary technician. Originally from Saratoga Springs, NY, Tracy now enjoys the South Carolina lifestyle with her son RJ, pets Saint Bernard, Kingston Lab mix, Hunter Cats Leo, Grace, Molly and Elliott.

When Tracy is away from The Animal Hospital, she enjoys riding horses, spending time with my pets and spending time with family and friends.

Mandy

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.

Megan

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.

Amanda

Licensed Veterinary Technician

Amanda started working in the veterinary field in 2012 and is presently a Licensed Veterinary Technician at The Animal Hospital of North Charleston. Originally from Madison, WI, Amanda graduated from the Veterinary Technician Program at Madison College. She also completed internships in small animal medicine at Truesdell Animal Care Hospital and Clinic, and large animal medicine at Dodgeville Veterinary Service. What inspired her most was her love for animals from a very young age, and wanting to work with them everyday. Amanda moved to South Carolina in 2016. She has a really big heart for cats, and has grown a love for the laboratory aspect in the field. She's always eager to get her eyes in the microscope and learn new things.

Outside of work, Amanda loves spending time with her husband and kids on the weekends, and caring for their cat "Fred". He is a very special part of their family. Fred loves to cuddle any chance he gets, and is very patient with the kids being so young. He is loved very much, and there are plans to add a puppy in the future once the time is right.

In her free time, Amanda enjoys running her side photography business. One of the types of sessions she offers is pet photography, and she loves the fact that she gets to work with animals in both of her careers. Amanda also takes partial control in our social media page and enjoys posting pictures of the staff with our patients every week.

Kat

Veterinary Assistant

Bio coming soon!

Cory

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!

Tina

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.

Alison

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.

Valerie

Customer Service Representative

Valerie has been with The Animal Hospital of North Charleston for a year as a Customer Service Representative. Valerie enjoys speaking with the clients and helping where needed! She enjoys spending her time away from the clinic with her husband of 50 years Roy and their basset Hound Bella.

Melissa

Customer Service Representative

Bio coming soon!

Jordan

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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