Lisha Whitaker, DVM
Dr. Lisha Whitaker is co-owner of Lake Town Animal Hospital and has been practicing veterinary medicine since 2006.
She was born in Germany and grew up all over the world until her father retired from the Navy and returned to South Carolina when she was in high school. Dr. Whitaker attended USC for both her undergraduate and masters degrees.
After graduating from the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine, she returned to practice in Chapin and live close to her family. Dr. Whitaker has special interests in geriatric care, preventive medicine, community education, and promoting public health.
She shares her home with a border collie named Mia, a cavachon named Zoe, and two rescued kitties named Sheldon Cooper and Stormy. And one small human named Isabella!
She enjoys hiking, baking, traveling, spending time on the lake, and cuddling on the couch with Izzie and their pets for family movie time!
Holly Hodges, DVM
Originally from Arkansas, Dr. Holly Hodges has called Chapin, SC home since 1985. She is a graduate of Chapin High School, and completed both her undergraduate and veterinary education at North Carolina State University (2001). As a military wife, Dr. Hodges began her career in equine specialty practice in Charleston, SC, followed by mixed-animal practice in Valdosta, GA, and small animal practice in Lexington and then Chapin upon returning home 11 years ago. Dr. Hodges enjoys all aspects of veterinary practice, but especially likes ophthalmology, senior care, and weight management. Dr. Hodges is also passionate about client education and any interaction with clients and patients that strengthens the human-animal bond.
Dr. Hodges has been married to her high school sweetheart, Trey, since 2001, and they have 2 daughters, Claire and Lindsay. Their family is completed by a Boston terrier named Bossy, a golden retriever named Bailey, and two frisky felines, Pepper and Ziggy – all adoptees.
In her free time, Dr. Hodges enjoys cooking, camping, gardening, church activities, trips to the mountains, and a variety of sports – all with her family!
“I am so blessed to be a part of a profession that is driven by the amazing bond that people share with their pets. Opening a practice in my hometown is an incredible opportunity to combine my passion for caring for animals with the love I have for my community and its residents.”
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