Dr. Scarlett Timmons, DVM
From a young age, Scarlett knew she wanted to work with animals and spent her life preparing to become a veterinarian. Scarlett graduated from Augusta State University with her bachelor’s degree in science and completed her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine at the University of Georgia Veterinary School. As she became a veterinarian, her passion focused on helping unwanted and underserved pets, and she works closely with animal rescue groups to provide services for those pets. Her free time is spent caring for her horses and her seven dogs and cats, which are all rescued animals with medical needs.
Dr. Tara Poppy, DVM
Dr. Poppy graduated from the University of Tennessee in 2007. Native to the CSRA area, she enjoys providing quality healthcare for the community’s furry small animal companions. Dr. Poppy also provides healthcare for avian and exotic pets, including select wildlife for the Savannah River Ecology Lab. The most gratifying part of veterinary medicine is saving lives and improving the quality of life of her patients. In her spare time, she enjoys nature, walking, spending time with her husband, her five woofs, and one meow.
Dr. Ivey, DVM
Dr. Ivey was born and raised in Augusta. In 2019, she graduated from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. After spending a few years away, her and her husband decided to move back home to be closer to family. She has 2 wild toddlers and a “plethora” of animals at home that keep her busy. Dr. Ivey especially loves her feline patients and doing animal rescue work. She cannot wait to join the team!
Licensed Veterinary Technician
Lead Veterinary Assistant
Ally is a North Augusta Native and has always shown a passion for, caring for and raising animals of any species. She received her certification in Veterinary Assistance from Aiken Technical College and is currently Fear Free Certified.
Currently, she is enrolled with Penn Foster working towards receiving her LVT license. Since she was young, Ally has shown an enormous passion for rescuing animals that are in need of a loving home. When Ally was 12 years old, she started a rabbit farm where she would show rabbits, as well as, take in rabbits that were in need of a home. She currently has an English bulldog, Rebel, that she rescued and rehabilitated this year. Rebel is now happy, healthy, and living his best life as a very spoiled boy. Ally also has two cats (Leonardo and Raphael; named after the ninja turtles of course), a bearded dragon (Donatello), and two leopard geckos (MJ and Sunny) that she dedicates most of her free time to caring for.
Emmie has been in the veterinary field for five years and is currently working towards getting her Veterinary Technician License. Emmie is very passionate about rescue work and has a special place in her heart for exotic animal care. She hares her home with her two dogs, Moxxie and Murphy, her two cats, Stella and Sam, and has many reptiles. When she is not at work Emmie enjoys spending time with her dogs and collecting tropical house plants.
Elizabeth joined the veterinary community in 2020 and is currently at school to complete and obtain her veterinary technician license. She is very passionate about rescue work and the good TNR programs provide the local communities. She shares her home with her fiancé and their mini zoo of 3 dogs, 5 cats, and 2 guinea pigs. In her free time, she often competes in local dog shows and training events in Aiken or hiking and camping.
Lori Van Kluyve
Hannah grew up in Columbia, South Carolina and moved to Georgia in 2014. She has two pets at home, a dog named Izzy and a kitten named Lilith. When she is not at work, she likes to play video games and tabletop games. Hannah went to culinary school before finding her passion in the animal care field.