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Welcome to College Park Road Veterinary Clinic
Your Veterinarian in Ladson,SC
Call us at 843-797-1493

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If you live in Ladson, Goose Creek, Summerville or the surrounding area of the Lowcountry, then you have picked the perfect site to find a veterinarian. Your pet's health and well being is very important to us and we will take every step to give your pet the best possible care.

College Park Road Veterinary Clinic is a full service animal hospital and will take both emergency cases as well as less urgent medical, surgical, and dental issues. Our Veterinarians are experienced in all types of conditions and treatments. Beyond first rate pet care, we make our clinic comfortable, kid-friendly, and a very calm environment so your pet can relax in the waiting room and look forward to meeting his or her own veterinarian.

We have a number of resources for you to learn about how to take better care of your pets. If you want to ask a question call 843-797-1493 or email us and we'll promptly get back to you. College Park Road Veterinary Clinic is very easy to get to, and you can find directions on our Contact Us page. 

At College Park Road Veterinary Clinic, we treat your pets like the valued family members they are.

Ladson Veterinarian | College Park Road Veterinary Clinic | 843-797-1493

186 College Park Road
Ladson, SC 29456

Meet Our Skilled Team

Learn Who We Are

  • Nicole Marcina
    Veterinary Assistant

    Nicole joined the CPRVC team in January 2018 . She was born and raised in Long Island, NY. She moved to Summerville, SC in 2010. She attended Trident Tech for Veterinary Assistant and completed it in 2017. She has a dog named Missy, and 4 cats, Jamison, Boston, Charlie and Nala. In her free time, she enjoys hanging out with friends, and going to the gym.

  • Wendy Norris

    Wendy joined the CPRVC team in February 2018. She was born and raised in Rocky Mount, NC and moved to Charleston, SC in 2000 with her 2 kids. When she’s not working you’ll find her, out and about, exploring the Lowcountry with her kids. She has 3 dogs- a 12 yr old Miniature Schnauzer, 9 yr old Miniature Pinscher & 1 yr old Lab/Pit mix.

  • Debbie Opachinsky

    Debbie joined our team in February 2017. She was born and raised in South River, New Jersey. She moved to SC in 2007. She has 2 sons, Alan and Jeffrey. In her free time she enjoys spending time at the beach with her Husband and Jack Russell/Bulldog, Bree. She also loves antiquing, gardening and has a passion for baking.

  • Caleb Gilkey
    Veterinary Technician

    Caleb joined the CPRVC team in January 2017 . He was born and raised in Richmond, VA. He moved to Charleston, SC in 2011 . Caleb enjoys biking, running, and spending time with his daughter Cora. He has a shepherd mix named Diego, and a fiesty cat named Ellie.

  • Jordanne Rice

    Jordanne joined the CPRVC team in June 2017 . Jordanne was born and raised in Upstate NY. Jordanne moved to Charleston, SC from Tennessee in June 2017 . She is on her 4th semester in the vet tech program . Jordanne has a dog named Kylie, 2 cats Tuna and Mama, and a chinchilla named Doodle.

  • Ashley Barron

    Ashley joined the CPRVC team in August 2017. Ashley was born and raised in Monroe, Michigan. Ashley and her Husband moved to Charleston, SC in 2017. Ashley has a passion for animals. She graduated from Stautzenberger College in 2007 with an associates degree in applied science. In her free time she enjoys paddleboarding, camping, hiking, and being outdoors. She has a dog named Rome, and 2 cats, Gin and Tonic. 

  • Mara Acevedo
    LVT / Head Surgery Technician

    Mara joined the CPRVC team in June 2013. Mara was born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico. She moved to Charleston, SC in 2008. Mara has a passion for small animal surgery and dentistry. She received a Bachelors Degree in Veterinary Technology at the University of Puerto Rice. Mara has a son named Giovanni, an Alaskan Malamute named Yukon, Terrier Mix named Luna, and a cat named Helen Keller.

  • Ke West

    Ke joined the CPRVC team in March 2014. Ke was born and raised in Washington, DC. She moved to Charleston, SC in 2006, along with her 4 kids . In her free time she loves to hang out on the beach, reading with her dog Bazel.

  • Deana West
    Practice Manager

    Deana joined the CPRVC team in March of 2008. She was born and raised in Summerville,SC . Outside of work, Deana enjoys being outdoors and spending time with her Husband and Little Girl. Deana has a passion for deer hunting. She has a shepherd mix named Folly, a maltese named Roxy, and a cat named Barney. 

  • Dr.
    Matthew Fortin

    Dr. Matthew Fortin joined the CPRVC team in June 2015, shortly after graduating from Cornell’s College of Veterinary Medicine. Prior to starting veterinary school, Dr. Fortin spent time volunteering with the ASPCA and the Wildlife Conservation Society’s New York Aquarium. He has also volunteered with the Human Society’s Rural Area Veterinary Service. Dr. Fortin’s special interests include soft tissue surgery, cardiology and shelter medicine. Outside of work, Dr. Fortin enjoys mountain biking, sailing, downhill skiing, and sitting on the beach with his wife Nicole and their Shepherd mix, Maggie and Newfoundland, Clementine.

  • Dr.
    Katie Hill

    Dr. Katie Hill joined the CPRVC team in May 2015. She graduated from Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2012. Following graduation she completed an internship at Auburn University. Dr. Hill’s interests include preventative medicine and dentistry. In her free time she enjoys spending time on her family’s farm in Ridgeville, fishing with her husband, Travis, and enjoying time with their three dogs: Katie Too (rat terrier), Link (dachshund), and Tupper (German shorthair pointer).

  • Dr.
    Cheri Hooper

    Dr. Cheri Hooper joined the College Park Road Veterinary family in January, 2008.  She graduated from the University College Dublin School of Veterinary Medicine. She also has experience in both day practice and emergency medicine.   Dr. Hooper has  special interest in small animal surgery.  When she is not here at College Park she enjoys spending time with her husband and two young children.  She also enjoys running, Crossfit and camping.  Her dog Brigels works with our reception staff in greeting you when you arrive in the office at College Park Vet Clinic.

  • Autumn Boggs
    Veterinary Assistant

    Autumn joined the CPRVC team in March of 2018 originally starting at the kennel. She has lived in Summerville, SC her entire life and is currently enrolled at Penn Foster to get her associates degree in veterinary technology. She has a Dog named River, a cat named Whiskey, and a bunny named Maverick. She loves spending time with friends and family on her days off. 

  • Missy Feagin
    LVT / Inventory Specialist

    Bio coming soon!

  • Debi Ervin

    Bio coming soon!

  • Madison Gaines

    Madison joined the College Park Kennel team in December 2017. Madison is currently a student at Charleston Southern University working towards her bachelors degree in Wildlife Biology. She has several animals, 3 dogs, Riley, Mallard, and Jack, 2 goats Franklin and Jack, and a hamster named Babygirl. Her goal is to become zoologist specializing in mammals or a mammal rehabilitator. In her free time she enjoys playing the clarinet, watching netflix, speaking german, and loving as many animals as possible.


Read What Our Clients Say

  • "The doctors and staff take such great care of my pack i just can't say enough. Also, anytime I find a stray they have been so great at getting them in and helping. Last year when my dogs got bitten by a snake they jumped right in and not only saved my fur babies but calmed me down as well. I will never go anyplace else."
    Amber B.
  • "The vet was knowledgeable and easy to talk to. The staff was attentive and very friendly. The prices were reasonable and when there was a billing error, they corrected it quickly without quibbling. I have found a new vet."
    Ok S.

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