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Meet The Team

River's Edge Animal Hospital Team

Meet our caring and compassionate veterinary care team committed to providing exceptional veterinary care for you and your family.​​​​​​​

Addie B.​​​​​​

Chief Hospital Administrator
​​​​​​​Veterinary Management Inc.

Addie has been in the Veterinary industry since 2004. While in high school, she did an apprenticeship at a veterinary practice in her hometown, Salisbury, North Carolina. She quickly found passion in this ever-growing field. She has worked in emergency, surgery, and general practice.

Prior to joining our team, Addie worked as a manager for a large veterinary hospital in the suburbs of Atlanta, GA for eight years and then spent a short time in Pensacola, FL managing a veterinary urgent care. The thing Addie most enjoys about her job is making our clients happy and seeing the staff learn and grow so that they can serve our community best. When she is not at work, she enjoys traveling, shopping, boating, and spending time with her family.

Nicole H.

Client Service Representative Manager

Nicole is a native of Rock Hill and has been in the veterinary field since 2008. Before working in the veterinary field, she worked in human medicine. Nicole quickly found out her passion was with animals and everything came naturally. She enjoys building relationships with clients and their pets. Nicole has a special knack for small dogs. She lives with her husband, 4 dogs, and 1 cat. In her spare time, she loves exercising.

Ariana W.

Veterinary Technician Manager

Ariana was born and raised in the Carolinas. She has always grown up with animals from horses to dogs. She has always had an interest in animal services and sought out classes even in highschool in vet assisting. Wanting to pursue a higher education, she graduated during COVID in 2020 with her associates in Applied Science with a focus of Veterinary Technology from Piedmont Technical College in Newberry SC. Her life goal is to eventually receive her bachelor's degree to then become a Licensed Veterinary Technologist.

Amanda M.

Licensed Veterinary Technician

Amanda was born and raised in Charlotte NC. She received her Bachelor's degree in Biology from Western Carolina University in 2016 and got her Associates' degree in Veterinary Technology from Gaston College in 2019. Amanda has been an RVT for 2 years. She is interested most in Dentistry and Anesthesia. Amanda have 5 cats named Stella, Toothless, Dooku, Jango, and Mumbo. In her free time, she loves to read, play video games, and hang out with friends.

Kellyn V.

Licensed Veterinary Technician

Kellyn Van Riper is from the local area. After graduating from Gaston College and becoming an LVT she has been working in the animal industry for 12 years. Living on a small farm with 3 cattle dogs and chickens is a large part of her life, but spending time on the lake with friends and family is her happy place.

Morgan L.

Veterinary Assistant

Meet Morgan, a dedicated veterinary assistant at Rivers Edge Animal Hospital. With three years of experience in the veterinary industry and a passion for animal care, she is on her way to pursuing a veterinary technician degree. When she's not caring for animals, Morgan is a proud pet mom to Bandit, Harley, Zara, Sandy, and Blaze. In her spare time, she loves staying active through working out and swimming, relishing the great outdoors, and exploring new destinations through travel. Morgan's commitment to animal welfare and her adventurous spirit make her a valuable part of the Rivers Edge Animal Hospital team.

Valerie A.

Veterinary Assistant

Originally from Rhode Island, Valerie joined the River's Edge Family in August of 2023. Valerie has been in the veterinary industry since 1990 and holds degrees from Winthrop University as well as York Tech. In her spare time she enjoys reading, riding horses, yard work and going to the beach. Her and her husband Scott are proud parents to their son, Scott and daughter, Morgan as well as 2 cats and 7 chickens. She looks forward to building relationships with clients and their furry family members!

Diana C.

Veterinary Assistant

Diana is a biology graduate from Wingate University with three years of hands-on experience in the veterinary field. At home, she's surrounded by a furry family, including Chance, her loyal 8-year-old pit bull, and her feline companions, Noki, a playful 2-year-old orange tabby, Mako, a 2-year-old gray and white beauty, and Sesame, a curious 6-month-old Siamese. Beyond her professional life and pet care, Diana enjoys hitting the dance floor for line dancing with friends and cherishes moments of restful sleep.

Valley F.

Veterinary Assistant

Bio Coming Soon!

Katy M.

Client Service Representative

Katy joined River's Edge in the spring of 2024 and is currently studying for an Associate's degree in Veterinary Technology at Penn Foster. She's been married to her husband Michael for seven years, and they have two kids: Shepherd, age 4, and Willow, age 7.

Katy's love for animals is reflected in her family of pets: three dogs—Tank, a 6-year-old Labradoodle; Chica, a 9-year-old Aussie/Border Collie mix; and Riker, a 3-year-old Great Pyrenees. She also has a 17-year-old ex-racehorse named Sundance and two barn cats, Ember and Remmy.

When she's not working, Katy enjoys riding horses, writing and singing music, and reading. Her passion for animals and warm approach make her a wonderful addition to the River's Edge team.

Cayla W.

Client Service Representative

Cayla was born on McGuire Air Force Base in New Jersey and later moved to Alabama, with brief stints in California and Tennessee, though Alabama became her home. Growing up on her aunt's farm, she fell in love with animals while feeding and riding horses. She also enjoyed singing, dancing, and playing with stuffed animals and baby dolls. Her passion for animals grew as she visited zoos and aquariums across the country each summer. Now, she's excited to bring that enthusiasm to River's Edge Animal Hospital as a Client Service Representative. In her free time, Cayla enjoys being with her Catahoula pit mix, Nash, traveling to new places, and writing and playing music. With her warmth and genuine desire to help others, she's a wonderful addition to the River's Edge team.

Olivia Z.

Client Service Representative

Olivia joined the River's Edge Family in the Spring of 2024, joining as a Client Service Representative. She holds an associate's degree in Human Services from Piedmont Technical College and has spent the last two years working with a cat rescue. Although she's new to the veterinary field, her passion for animals and commitment to their care are clear. Olivia hopes to return to school soon to become a veterinary technician.
Olivia shares her home with three beloved cats: Xya, Sophie, and Meepo, who are the center of her world. In her free time, she enjoys cross-stitching, reading, and playing video games. Her warmth and enthusiasm for animal welfare make her a wonderful addition to the River's Edge family. Olivia looks forward to helping clients and their pets, bringing a compassionate touch to everything she does.

Savannah S.

Veterinary Assistant

Savannah is a dedicated veterinary assistant at River's Edge with four years of experience in veterinary medicine. She graduated from Farmingdale State College with an Associate's degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences and earned a Bachelor's degree in Biology with a concentration in Zoology from Palm Beach Atlantic University. She is currently pursuing studies in Veterinary Technology at San Juan College. Her comprehensive academic background and practical experience make her an invaluable asset to the River's Edge team.

In October 2023, Savannah married her husband Leif, celebrating five years together. They share their home with two whippets, Hazel and Groot, who are brother and sister. In her downtime, Savannah enjoys cooking, playing tennis, and watching reality shows or K-dramas. Her blend of professional expertise and personal interests reflects her balanced and vibrant approach to life.

Holly D.

Client Service Representative

Holly is a dedicated Client Service Representative at River's Edge with a background in English from Winthrop University. Though relatively new to the veterinary industry with one year of experience, she has quickly become an integral part of the team. Holly is the proud mother of three amazing kitties: Emelie, Cyrus, and Dahlia, and the loving auntie to four other sweet kitties who also share her home.

In her downtime, Holly embraces her creative side through painting, sketching, crocheting, and cooking. She even has a unique passion for building an army of black cats, adding a touch of whimsy to her artistic pursuits. Holly's love for her feline family and her creative hobbies make her a vibrant and cherished member of the River's Edge community.

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