Dr. Ryan James
Dr. Ryan James
Dr. James was born and raised in neighboring Darlington, SC.

He started working at Hartsville Animal Hospital in the summer of 2006 as a vet assistant. He attended college at Clemson University from 2004-2008, and remains an avid Tigers fan.

He went to vet school at Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine, which is located on the tiny island nation of St. Kitts from 2009-2011. He then attended Auburn University School of Veterinary Medicine for a year of clinical training from 2011-2012.

He enjoys spending time with his great wife Kelsey, and they are currently expecting twins.  His favorite hobbies include running Teal in AKC hunt tests, fishing, and horseback riding.  

He has three dogs, a border collie mix named Rho, and a Pitt bull named Case, and a Golden retriever named Teal. He also has two horses named Koozie and Rip, and a cat named Reba. 
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Dr. Kenzo Tochiki
Dr. Kenzo Tochiki
Dr. Tochiki was born in Lima, Peru but moved to Charlotte, NC when he was 8 months old. He attended High Point University where he captained the men’s soccer team and earned a bachelor’s degree in chemistry.

He worked as a veterinary technician for Miller Animal Hospital in Matthews, NC before moving to St. Kitts, West Indies to attend Ross University for veterinary school. He spent a year of clinical training at The Ohio State University School of Veterinary Medicine and then returned to Charlotte.

Kenzo worked as a veterinarian at Miller Animal Hospital before joining Hartsville Animal Hospital in early 2014.

Dr. Kenzo currently lives in Hartsville with his two dogs Irie and Marty. He is happily married to his wonderful wife, Caitlin.

Dr. Kenzo enjoys outdoor activities, including hiking and gardening, and is an avid Carolina Panthers fan. - ❤️
Dr. Kristen Sponseller
Dr. Kenzo Tochiki
Dr. Kristen Sponseller was born and raised in Richmond, VA. She attended Bridgewater College where she received a B.S. in biology.  She moved to St. Kitts to attend Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine and attended Wisconsin University for her clinical year.

She practiced veterinary medicine in Wisconsin for 4 years before moving to Hartsville with her husband, Dr. Kevin Sponseller.  Kevin is a family practitioner at  Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center.

The Sponseller’s have two precious girls; Hunter and Brinley. They have three dogs Yeti, Sage, Rigby. Dr. Sponseller has special interests in dermatology, chronic disease management, and client education / preventative medicine. – ❤️
Dr. Ashleigh Colon
Dr. Kenzo Tochiki
Dr. Ashleigh Colon was born and raised in Jamesville, NY. She attended Coastal Carolina University, where she received a degree of bachelors in Biology. She moved to the small island of St. Kitts to attend vet school at Ross University and completed her clinical year at Auburn University.

Ashleigh graduated in 2019 and started an Equine only internship. After her Equine internship she decided to look for mixed animal veterinary employment, and that is when she started with Hartsville Animal Hospital.

Ashleigh has a cat named Ottley, her island souvenir and a dog, named Nova who she acquired while working at Hartsville Animal Hospital. She enjoys spending time kayaking, hiking, traveling, reading, and she has a strong love for Syracuse Orange basketball. – ❤️
Some of our great staff that make our Hartsville Animal Hospital an excellent choice.
Jenna Gainey
Jenna Gainey
She loves working at Hartsville Animal Hospital.
Ashleigh Burkett
Ashleigh Burkett
Ashleigh is married to Jamie and has a daughter named Paisley. She enjoys going on cruises, going on walks and spending time with her daughter.
Jessica Thomas
Jessica Thomas
Jessica is a full-time student at Coker College and works for us part-time. She has 4 dogs and loves spending time with her nephew.
Amanda Tedder
Amanda Tedder
Amanda is from Lamar, SC. She loves spending time with her husband and farm animals. In her free time she loves to spend time with family and friends and go ride four-wheeler’s.
Alita Josey
Alita Josey
Alita is from Florence. she loves spending time her animals and outdoor activities such as horse back riding, hunting , fishing.

She has 7 fur babies, 2 dogs brody and timber, 3 cats pumpkin, missy, stumpy, and lastly 2 beautiful horses max and Malachi.

She has such a passion for animals. Alita is currently attending Florence Darlington technical college starting her journey to become veterinarian.
Anna Young
Anna Young
Currently a vet student at UGA who has worked with HAH since 2017. I’m from Hartsville, SC and currently live in Darlington. She has one dog that she loves very much.

She has special interests in small animals (including exotics), particularly surgery and how to bring specialty level surgery to rural communities who may be unable to utilize specialty clinics.

She also has a soft spot for small ruminants! Once She is done with vet school she plans to return to the PeeDee to work as a DVM and help take care of your pets!
Lanie Walters
Lanie Walters
She loves working at Hartsville Animal Hospital.
Leon Higgins
Leon Higgins
He loves working at Hartsville Animal Hospital.
Bethany McLendon
Bethany McLendon
She loves working at Hartsville Animal Hospital.
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Join Hartsville Animal Hospital
Do you love helping people?

We are looking for responsible people-oriented individuals with excellent customer service skills, initiative and a desire to learn and grow with us.

We are a team of friendly, motivated and highly collaborative veterinarians and business professionals looking for other top tier people to join our growing team here at Hartsville Animal Hospital. - Career Opportunities
Please call (843) 639-4647 to speak to one of our veterinary staff members!
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Hartsville Animal Hospital
914 W. Carolina Ave.
Hartsville, SC 29550

(843) 639-4647
HartsvilleAH.com
Hours:
Monday - Friday
7:30am - 5:30pm
Closed 12:00pm to 2:00pm

Saturday 7:30am -12:00pm
Sunday Closed
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