Dr. Karen A. O’Connor
Dr. Karen O’Connor received her Bachelor of Science in Biology from Virginia Commonwealth University, summa cum laude, in 2000 and later went on to receive her Veterinariae Medicinae Doctoris (V.M.D) from the University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine in 2004. Upon receiving her VMD, Karen immediately began her work in veterinary medicine at the United States Army Medical Department, United States Army Veterinary Corps, Fort Stewart, Ga. where she managed three military veterinary hospitals and one stray animal facility providing support to more than 8,000 animals. Then in 2006, Karen became an associate veterinarian at Banfield, The Pet Hospital in Savannah, Ga. where she was the third of four doctors regularly treating a minimum of 25 to 30 patients per day, all with a “pets as family” focus. Most recently, Karen served as the lead veterinarian for the Savannah/ Chatham Humane Society, where she performed surgeries and made medical recommendations for all adoptable pets while also managing and containing infectious disease for the overall wellbeing of the animals there.
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Angie Davis-Schlieper comes to us with three years experience in the veterinary field and has spent over nine years working on the human side of medicine in customer service. Most recently she worked at the Humane Society of Greater Savannah as an adoption counselor and also assisted with all aspects of the care of animals in the facility. Angie and her husband, Jared, moved to Savannah in 2008 and are in the process of adopting two children, Anna age 4 and Michelle age 2. Their furry children consist of two dogs, Bebe and Winston, and two cats, Oliver and Winston2.
Melissa is a graduate of the University of Findlay in Ohio where she obtained her Bachelor of Science in Biology with an emphasis in small and large animal medicine. She has at least eight years experience in the field of veterinary medicine ranging from grooming and kennel technician to surgical technician. The University of Findlay has an extensive clientele who entrust the care of their large animals to the students at the university. This is where Melissa learned many skills such as castrations and animal husbandry for many species, mostly horses and sheep.
Melissa is married to a soldier in the U. S. Army stationed at Ft. Stewart and they are expecting their first child in June. They live in Richmond Hill and have an adorable Australian Shephard named Riley and a cat named Junot, a rescue from the Ft. Stewart animal shelter. Riley was the runt of the litter that was not being fed by his mother and Melissa took him in from the breeder to help nurse him back to health. He is now three years old and loving life with his best friend Junot.
Irene Kedrowski is currently attending Armstrong Atlantic State University and working on her Bachelor of Science in Chemistry. She is an enthusiastic animal lover who grew up around horses, goats and chickens, as well as cats, dogs, reptiles and rabbits. She has three years of experience in the veterinary field and seven years of experience in customer service. Originally from California, Irene is currently living in Savannah with her husband, John, and three mischievous cats, Lucifer, Zippy and Mia, as well as Wolfgang the Betta fish.