Dr. Josh Ames has served pets and families in Upstate South Carolina since 2011 and has enjoyed every moment of it. He is originally from Fort Myers, Florida where he grew up caring for many types of pets from dogs to rabbits to snakes. This is how he grew a love for taking care of animals of all kinds. This passion led him to earning his Bachelor of Science in Agriculture at the University of Georgia and achieving his ultimate dream of Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at St. George’s University. Through his education, he traveled and lived in Grenada and Australia where he was able to be immersed in new cultures and learn about many other exotic animals.
During his career as a veterinarian, Dr. Ames has developed a special interest in surgery, internal medicine as well as small mammal and exotic medicine. Veterinary medicine has been a rewarding career and he has enjoyed giving back to the profession by serving on the Executive Board of the South Carolina Association of Veterinarians for seven years and on the 2016 AVMA Future Leaders Program. The most rewarding moments of his career has been receiving the Spartanburg Best of the Best Veterinarian in 2022, because this was voted on by the pet families he gets to help.
Dr. Ames is excited to have the opportunity to bring his veterinary experience and compassion for pets and people to Greer and the surrounding Spartanburg/Greenville area. His goal is to treat every pet as his own and give an amazing client experience to every family. Outside the clinic, Dr. Ames loves spending time with his wife, Kyle, and two children while building their hobby farm along with a large array of rescue pets. He is also an avid outdoorsman that enjoys scuba diving, hiking, camping, fly fishing and gardening. He cannot wait to meet you and your four-legged family at Sugar Creek Animal Hospital!
Kaitlyn joined SCAH in June of 2023. She is currently pursuing a degree in Pre-veterinary Medicine at Arizona State University. She is super passionate about animal nutrition. Kaitlyn loves all sorts of animals as her family had a mini farm growing up. In her free time, she loves spending time at the lake, hiking, cooking, and curing up on the couch with her cat Willow. She’s very excited to welcome all the new patients to SCAH!
Kate is originally from Charlotte, NC and started her career in the Veterinary Field there in 2016. After her move to South Carolina in 2018, She began to pursue leadership roles in the hospitals she worked in. This eventually led her to joining the Sugar Creek Animal Hospital team in July of 2023!
Kate has had a love for all animals since she was very young and constantly tried to convince her family that they had room for "Just one more" pet. She now lives with her husband, Dalton, and their family of many different kinds of animals. Along with lots of fish, axolotls, a tortoise, a chameleon, and a hamster, they also have 2 Italian Greyhounds (Quincy and Chaos), 2 Chihuahuas (Chai and Tito), a Pitbull mix (Goose), and 2 cats (Skips and Freddy Purrcury). Kate is very excited to meet all of our patients at SCAH!
Mikayla joined us in August 2023. She has a background in customer service and the medical field, but has always had a heart for animals. Her and her husband recently moved to Gray Court with their two dogs Finn; coonhound mix and Malibu; pit-bull/German shepherd. In her free time, Mikayla likes to spend time at the lake, traveling, and curling up with a good book. She is very excited to grow in this field by using her previous experience to make a positive impact on the community.
Jenna is from Upstate SC and has been in this field since 2013. She is currently in school to finish up getting her veterinary technician license. She have 2 dogs: Chief, a black lab/Shar pei mix and Allie, a chihuahua. In her free time she loves spending as much time as possible with Chief and Allie, and being outdoors.
Lori joined Sugar Creek Animal Hospital with 12 years of experience in the veterinary field throughout the Upstate. She has been full of passion to help animals from a young age, even before having pets of her own. She volunteered at the Spartanburg Humane Society, helping to care for the shelter animals during her summers and weekends in middle and high school, earning an award of excellence for her time and services in 2003.
While studying culinary arts in college, she returned to working in the veterinary field pursuing her lifelong passion for helping the voiceless creatures along her path. From tube-feeding newborns, and supporting sprained shepherds, to helping calm terrified chihuahuas, Lori is here to offer a helping hand whenever needed.
When not working, Lori spends her time outdoors tending her gardens, experimenting with recipes in her kitchen, generally with a portion of her plethora of pets. 5 rescued dogs: miniature poodle, Gracious; Dalmatian, Merrimack; Dalmatian/pit mix, Beacon; rat terrier mix, Malley; and Yorkie mix, Scarlett. And some cold-blooded critters: crested gecko, Van der Waals; ball python, Archer; and betta fish, Martha.
She looks forward to meeting you, and your fur babies, and to being there for you where needed