3160 Maybank Highway
Johns Island, SC 29455
Dr. Elizabeth Rivers
Dr. Elizabeth Rivers grew up in the small town of Pickens, SC. She spent much of her childhood dreaming of becoming a veterinarian and spent the next 18 years achieving that goal. She has been working in veterinary clinics for 11 years. She started as a kennel assistant and became a veterinary assistant. In 2009, she earned her Bachelor of Arts in molecular biology from Colgate University in Hamilton, NY. She graduated magna cum laude and was a member of Beta Beta Beta honor society. At the University Of Georgia College Of Veterinary Medicine she focused on small animal medicine and surgery and was a member of Phi Zeta honor society. In 2014 she graduated cum laude with her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree. She was practicing small animal veterinary medicine in Columbia, SC prior to moving to Charleston. She is a member of the South Carolina Veterinary Medical Association (SCVMA), American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), and American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA). Dr. Rivers’ interests include preventive care, soft tissue surgery, and behavior. She lives on Johns Island, SC with her husband, their 3 dogs, and their cat. Her interests outside veterinary medicine include spending time with her family, volleyball, and woodworking.
Acacia was born in Cumberland, Maryland, and then moved to Baltimore, MD for college. She attended Stevenson University and graduated with a B.S. in Biology and Chemistry minor. She moved to Charleston with her husband Joshua in May 2014. They have a Mini Dachshund named Lyla and a cat named Mr. Wilson.
While in Baltimore she worked for a large emergency vet clinic, where she gained many valuable skills and knowledge. She realized that this career was her passion, so she decided to pursue a degree in Veterinary Technology, at Penn Foster College. She then decided she wanted a smaller clinical setting where she could really get to know her clients and have a more set schedule. She and her husband also wanted a change in environment and a more outdoor lifestyle at the beach.
Acacia and Joshua got married in October 2016 and enjoy spending time with friends and their dog, Lyla, at the beach.
Colleen was born and raised on Cape Cod Massachusetts. She and her husband Barry recently relocated to the Charleston area the Summer of 2017. They have 2 children Katelyn and Kelsey, as well as 2 grandchildren Aria and Declan. They also share their time with their Whippet April, and 3 cats Prince, Linus, and Rico Suavé. Colleen has been working in the veterinary field for over 18 years holding positions as Receptionist and also as kennel manager. She was also very active in helping out the local shelters by fostering both dogs and cats over the years.
Courtney was born in Kalamazoo, Michigan and has lived in Germany, Georgia, and South Carolina. Courtney’s love for animals was strong as a little girl, but the pathway to veterinary medicine was paved as a teenager when her Husky, Romeo, was diagnosed with cancer.
She attended Piedmont Technical College in Newberry, South Carolina and graduated in 2018 with her associate’s degree in veterinary technology. She is now a licensed veterinary technician. She moved to Charleston shortly after bringing along her cat Frank and her rats Henri and Cheddar. She later adopted another kitten named Athena.
Before joining the Angel Oak Animal Hospital team, she worked at a small animal clinic in Columbia for 5 years. She started as a kennel assistant and worked her way up to a veterinary assistant. She hopes to continue her education and earn a specialization certificate in veterinary dentistry.
Bree was born and raised in Charleston, South Carolina and plans to stay local until the traffic gets too bad. After graduating Stratford High School she attended Charleston Southern University (CSU) on music and academic scholarships. She cheered and ran track for CSU and ultimately graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology.
She has always had a love for animals so after graduation she worked with a variety of venomous and nonvenomous snakes, turtles, alligators, and apes. She is now excited to add cats and dogs to her resume by caring for your loved ones!
When Bree is not at work she loves to sing for her church, crochet, and hunt for fossils and shark’s teeth.