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Dr. Wesley Leggett

Medical Director/Partner

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Dr. Leggett was born and raised in western North Carolina around Asheville. He attended The University of North Carolina at Wilmington for undergraduate where he received a bachelors degree in marine biology. He then received his DVM from The University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine in 2019; since graduation he has been at Essex Middle River Veterinary Center before joining Grand Oaks in August of this year.

His professional interests include surgery, ophthalmology, dentistry, and cardiology. In his free time, Dr. Leggett likes to waterski, workout, hike with his Golden Retriever, and restore old automobiles.

Dr. Kimberly Alexander

Charleston Veterinarian

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Dr. Kimberly Alexander spent most of her childhood at her father's veterinary practice while growing up in Columbia, SC. She was inspired to follow in her father's footsteps to become a veterinarian.

Dr. Alexander completed her undergraduate degree at the University of South Carolina and her veterinary degree at the University of Pennsylvania. After graduating from veterinary school, she spent nine years in New York City, which included a rotating medical and surgical internship, as well as, heading the Community Practice Department at the Animal Medical Center in Manhattan.

In 2014, Dr. Alexander decided to move back to South Carolina to be closer to her family. Dr. Alexander's professional interests include surgery and dermatology. Her personal interests include horseback riding, cooking and spending time with her husband and son.

Dr. Brent Lerma

Charleston Veterinarian

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Dr. Brent Lerma has been drawn to veterinary medicine since high school. He worked at 3 different veterinary clinics throughout high school and while attending college. He received his B.S. in animal science from Berry College and completed their pre-veterinary program.

Dr. Lerma attended Veterinary School at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. He enjoys practicing internal medicine and ultrasounds. He has lived and practiced veterinary medicine in Charleston since 2006.

Dr. Lerma lives with his wife, Nicole Constantine, a fellow veterinarian, and their 4 children: Grace 19, Samuel 14, Sydney 12, and Alex 8. They have a house full of pets, with 3 dogs and 5 cats. In his free time, he enjoys watching sports, playing golf, enjoying the outdoors, and the wonderful restaurants Charleston has to offer.

Hope Chambers

Practice Manager

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Hope, born and raised in Summerville, SC, developed a passion for veterinary medicine early on, volunteering at local shelters with her mom. Starting as a part-time kennel tech, she progressed to a full-time position at another hospital after observation hours for school. Joining Grand Oaks, she quickly moved into management, realizing her passion for veterinary medicine extended beyond technical work to hospital management.

In her spare time, she enjoys reading and spending time with loved ones. Hope lives with her boyfriend Jaxson and their dog Memphis.

Shelby Tumbleston

Veterinary Technician

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Shelby was born and raised in Port Huron, Michigan. She has always had a passion for animals and started in the veterinary industry in 2010. She moved to Charleston in 2011 and was married in 2015. She enjoys spending time with her 2 children Lucas and Everleigh. Her four-legged family includes a cat named shaggy and two dogs - a boxer/pitbull mix named Halligan, and a pitbull named Sicily.

Jake Holmes

Veterinary Technician

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Jake moved to Charleston over 20 years ago with his wife Jennifer and two children as a Software Engineer for Forest Technology Group. In 2019, as an empty nester, Jake decided to make a major change and started his career as a Vet Tech, finding working with and helping animals a very fulfilling endeavor. An Army Veteran, Jake is an avid runner and fitness enthusiast. In addition, he loves wildlife photography, spending time with his family and exploring the great outdoors with his faithful companion, Carlos the Mexican Hairless Dog. His best friend is Shelby the Shelbinator.

Julia Bobbitt

Veterinary Technician

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Originally from Connecticut, Julia moved to the Lowcountry in 2011 where she attended the College of Charleston. While in college, she began volunteering at Pet Helpers, and it was there her love of veterinary medicine began! Since then, she has worked at several veterinary offices and even managed a local pet store.

At home she has two rescue dogs – a pitbull named Aurora and a lab mix named Chowder (both Pet Helpers alumni). When not at work she enjoys reading, taking her dogs for long walks, and exploring the Charleston food scene with her husband, Matt.

Kim Logan

Veterinary Technician

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With over four years of experience in the veterinary field, Kim began at the front desk before transitioning to the treatment area where she excels in caring for animals. Known for her sense of humor and ability to uplift both pets and colleagues, Kim brings joy to her work environment. At home, she is passionate about caring for both equines and dogs, having rescued numerous animals. An enthusiastic outdoorswoman, Kim enjoys camping, fishing, and kayaking.

Always there to put a wag on a dog’s tail or a smile on our face, Kim’s just an all-around stellar human being.

Ke West

Client Care Representative

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Ke is originally from the Washington, D.C. area and has lived in the Lowcountry for almost 15 years. She has 4 children (3 sons and 1 daughter), 2 grandbabies, and one canine son named Bazel. She started in out in the "human" medical field but discovered she loves the "animal" field even more. In her spare time, she enjoys baking, reading, walks on the beach, and spending time with her family.

Dawn Fetterley

Client Care Representative

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Dawn moved to Charleston, SC, in 2015 with her husband, Jack and daughter, Megan. Prior to moving to Charleston she was a military wife moving to locations as far away as Hawaii. She started her career in the animal field over 8 years ago at Animal Medical Center of Mt. Pleasant where Dawn fell in love with assisting owners and their pets. Her favorite thing is snuggling with new puppies and kittens when they come in for their first visits or giving them lots of extra TLC after surgery. In her free time Dawn is a “foodie” and loves to try out new restaurants in Charleston with her husband. In addition, she loves to spend time by the pool with her 1-year-old Golden Retriever Sperry or snuggling with her kitties – Mahina and Dilly.

Ashley Reed

Client Care Representative

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Ashley was born and raised in a small town called Weaverville just north of Asheville NC. She met her husband in 2014 and they decided to marry in 2018. Matthew is an owner operator of his own trucking business so on Ashley’s free time she loves traveling with him to different states. Ashley was getting tired of the mountain life and decided to make the move to Summerville SC in 2023. In the move she brings along her two fur babies Maggie and Sadie (BlueTick Coonhounds). She started her career in 2020 at Junaluska Animal Hospital and Urgent care as a receptionist. From the first day she knew this is what she was meant to do, to save lives! On her free time besides traveling to different states she loves being around her fur babies, decorating her home and exploring what the Summerville and Charleston area has to discover.

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