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Our Veterinary Team at Animal Care of Greenville

Meet the Veterinarians & Team of Animal Care of Greenville! We’re pleased to provide exceptional vet care for your pets!

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Animal Care of Greenville has assembled an expert team of veterinary professionals to provide your pet with the best possible care. We are very excited to meet you!
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Dr. Lu Olson

Medical Director, Veterinarian

About Dr. Olson
Dr. Lu Olson is an exceptional veterinarian and a proud graduate of the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine, where her lifelong dream of working with animals became a reality. With a passion that started at a young age, she embarked on her professional journey and joined the Animal Care of Greenville team a month after obtaining her degree in 2013.

Throughout her career, Dr. Olson’s expertise and dedication have made a lasting impact on the lives of countless pets and their owners. She has a diverse range of experience, providing compassionate care not only to dogs and cats but also to exotic pets, including birds, reptiles, and small mammals. Her areas of interest encompass soft-tissue surgery, preventative care, exotic pet care, and canine reproductive services, reflecting her unwavering commitment to comprehensive veterinary medicine.

In addition to her clinical prowess, Dr. Olson possesses a deep appreciation for the multifaceted nature of veterinary practice. Recognizing the importance of leadership and well-being in the industry, she assumed the role of Medical Director in 2019. With a keen focus on the challenges faced by veterinary professionals (lack of experience in leadership, mental health issues, prioritizing work-life balance, etc.), she strives to create an environment that fosters growth, support, and overall well-being for her associate veterinarians and colleagues.

Outside of her thriving veterinary career, Dr. Olson finds joy and fulfillment in her family life. She shares a beautiful journey with her loving husband, Matt, whom she has been with since their high school days. Their bond was sealed in 2015 through marriage, and their family expanded with the adoption of their wonderful daughter, whose vibrant spirit brings light and laughter to their home. Together, they embark on exciting adventures and create cherished memories.

Dr. Olson’s zest for life extends beyond the clinic and family, encompassing her love for exploration and knowledge. She embraces travel as a way to experience new cultures and broaden her horizons. As an avid reader, she immerses herself in literature, constantly seeking inspiration and personal growth. Moreover, she indulges in her passion for tortoises, caring for and nurturing four of these fascinating creatures that have found a forever home with her.

Sharing a common love for adventure, Dr. Olson, like her esteemed practice manager, Amanda, proudly identifies as a Jeep girl. Whenever an opportunity arises, she eagerly takes her reliable Wrangler off the beaten path, seeking the thrill of discovery and the joy of outdoor exploration.

With her remarkable veterinary expertise, compassionate care, and commitment to professional development, Dr. Lu Olson stands as a true exemplar of the veterinary profession. Her unwavering dedication to the well-being of her patients, the growth of her team, and the advancement of veterinary medicine make her an invaluable asset to Animal Care of Greenville and a beacon of inspiration to fellow professionals in the field.

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Dr. Brianna Whiting (Proietto)


About Dr. Whiting
Introducing Dr. Brianna Whiting, a 2017 graduate of Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine. She joined us at Animal Care of Greenville shortly after graduation and has dedicated herself to providing exceptional care to her furry patients.

With nearly six years of experience in the field, donning her white coat, Dr. Whiting has developed a passion for soft tissue surgery. But it’s not just her skills in the operating room that make her stand out. As a lifelong learner, Dr. Whiting is constantly honing her skills, not only in surgery but in internal medicine and diagnostic imaging, with a special focus on the wonders of ultrasound.

What motivates her in her work? Witnessing successful cases, as well as her patients’ improved quality of life, tops the list. But that’s not all – she thrives in the presence of a positive and encouraging team and cherishes the satisfaction of having amazing, happy clients. And let’s not forget her love for pitties and doodles – she just can’t get enough of their charming personalities!

When she’s not busy saving the day at work, you’ll find Dr. Whiting building and creating all sorts of things in her woodworking shop or spending time being active. And did you know she’s a marine biology enthusiast at heart? Outside of her professional interests, Dr. Whiting holds a deep fascination for the ocean and its mesmerizing sea life. In an alternate universe, she would have pursued a career as a marine biologist to explore the secrets hidden beneath the waves.

But that’s not all – family is also an integral part of Dr. Whiting’s life. She is the proud wife of Dr. Shane Proietto (he works at our sister clinic, Winterville Animal Care) and a loving mom to their two beautiful children. Maybe we’ve got two more AMAZING veterinarians in the making? Only time can tell!

If she could have any superpower, it would be the ability to fly, so she could travel the world with ease – but if we’re being honest, she’s already a superhero in our eyes.

As Dr. Whiting’s favorite quote goes, “It’s not about what you look at that matters; it’s about what you see.” And what we see is an incredible vet who’s making a difference in the world, one patient at a time.

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Dr. Nick Wells


About Dr. Wells
Introducing Dr. Nick Wells, the veterinary superhero who embarked on a remarkable journey into the world of animal care. After graduating from the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine in 2020, Dr. Wells joined us shortly after and swiftly made his mark at Animal Care of Greenville. However, his passion for the field ignited long before his official veterinarian title, as he dedicated himself to veterinary medicine from the tender age of 16.

At the heart of Dr. Wells’ professional fulfillment lies the extraordinary team at Animal Care of Greenville. From visionary leaders to compassionate colleagues, this united force exudes steadfast support, a thirst for knowledge, and a deep commitment to lending a helping hand. Dr. Wells finds profound joy in aiding animals on their healing journey, easing their ailments, and imparting knowledge through engaging educational experiences. Fueling his daily motivation is an insatiable desire to expand his expertise, assist more animals, impart valuable teachings, and inject a sense of fun into every endeavor.

Driven by an unwavering curiosity, Dr. Wells delves into a diverse range of veterinary interests, including soft-tissue surgery, dentistry, internal medicine, cardiology, and the captivating world of diagnostic imaging—specifically ultrasound technology. With each case, he strives for excellence, ensuring optimal care and unparalleled dedication to his patients.

Beyond the clinic walls, you’ll find Dr. Wells immersing himself in a symphony of hobbies. Whether skillfully maneuvering his 40-acre farm/equestrian center atop a trusty mower, crafting works of art through woodworking, perfecting his golf swing, or reveling in the precious moments shared with his loving wife and three spirited boys, Dr. Wells embraces life with a zestful spirit.

When it comes to culinary delights, Dr. Wells finds sheer delight in the irresistible combination of pizzas and tacos. A culinary explorer, he welcomes any addition but is particularly won over by the fiery touch of extra jalapenos, igniting his taste buds with fiery delight.

Dr. Nick Wells is an extraordinary veterinarian, teacher, andfamily mann. His favorite quote may be “extraordinarily mediocre,” but he is anything but. With his boundless passion, unwavering dedication, and infectious enthusiasm, he has become an invaluable asset to Animal Care of Greenville. Prepare to be amazed by his exceptional skills, genuine care for animals, and indomitable spirit that continues to inspire all who have the privilege of working alongside him. Schedule your appointment today and prepare to be wowed by his amazing skills and contagious enthusiasm!

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Dr. Inken Van Cura


About Dr. Van Cura
Introducing Dr. Inken Van Cura, an exceptional veterinarian with a passion for providing top-notch care to animals and over 26 years of experience in the veterinary field. Dr. Van Cura graduated from Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1999 and has since become a respected and trusted professional in our community. Joining the esteemed team at Animal Care of Greenville in January of 2023, she continues to make a positive impact on the lives of her patients and their owners.

Dr. Van Cura’s dedication to her job extends beyond the clinic walls. She finds immense joy in educating clients and empowering them to actively contribute to their pets’ well-being. By sharing her knowledge and expertise, she helps pet owners understand the importance of their role in fostering healthier lives for their beloved companions. Dr. Van Cura is particularly fond of the cheerful demeanor of the “happy babies” that visit the clinic, and she strives to create a lifelong positive experience for each patient during their veterinary visits.

With a special interest in soft-tissue surgery, wound management, and preventative medicine, Dr. Van Cura demonstrates her commitment to providing comprehensive care to her patients. Her problem-solving skills shine as she tackles medical cases, consistently motivated to find effective solutions and improve the lives of the animals she treats.

Outside of her veterinary pursuits, Dr. Van Cura finds solace and inspiration in various hobbies. She is an avid reader who appreciates the power of a good book to transport her to different worlds. Gardening allows her to connect with nature and witness the beauty of life unfolding. Exploring the woods alongside her loyal companion, Piper, brings her tranquility and a sense of adventure. As a connoisseur of French cuisine, she delights in savoring the flavors and artistry of this culinary tradition.

Beyond her professional and personal achievements, Dr. Van Cura possesses a unique and worldly background. She holds an art degree and proudly embraces her three citizenships. Having embarked on a remarkable journey that took her around the globe for two and a half months, she cherishes the experiences and perspectives gained from different cultures and landscapes.

Dr. Van Cura’s favorite quote, “This too shall pass,” reflects her unwavering optimism and resilience in the face of challenges. Her unwavering dedication, vast knowledge, and compassionate approach make her an invaluable asset to Animal Care of Greenville. If you seek a veterinarian who prioritizes exceptional care, comprehensive education, and a lifelong positive impact on your pet’s well-being, look no further than Dr. Inken Van Cura.

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Practice Manager

About Amanda
Introducing Amanda, a powerhouse in the veterinary industry who brings boundless energy and a deep commitment to exceptional client experiences. Her journey began in 2013 as a Customer Service Representative at Animal Care of Greenville, where she quickly fell in love with the veterinary world. Through dedication and determination, Amanda climbed the ranks, earning the title of Practice Manager in 2019.

At the core of Amanda’s work lies her unwavering commitment to the client experience. She finds immense joy in every aspect of her role at Animal Care of Greenville, from the incredible patients and clients to the dynamic and unpredictable nature of each day. However, it is the team and the remarkable culture they have built that truly sets this hospital apart. Recognizing the prevailing mental health challenges in the veterinary industry, Amanda is wholeheartedly devoted to fostering the best workplace culture possible for her team. She firmly believes that a happy, healthy, and thriving hospital leads to exceptional patient care and client experiences.

The ever-changing nature of veterinary work brings Amanda immense joy. While she cherishes every encounter with dogs and cats, her enthusiasm reaches new heights when caring for exotics. At home, Amanda shares her life with a lively menagerie, including ball pythons, a crested gecko, and a beloved feline companion. Her thirst for knowledge in veterinary medicine and leadership is insatiable, and she continually seeks to expand her expertise.

Beyond her professional endeavors, Amanda finds solace and joy in spending quality time with her beloved family. She and her husband, Tay, have been inseparable since high school, and their love story continues to blossom after a decade of marriage. Together, they raise two amazing children—a teenage daughter who keeps Amanda on her toes and a sweet 10-year-old boy who fills their lives with joy.

As an ocean enthusiast with cultural roots spreading to the tiny islands of Micronesia, the beach holds a special place in Amanda’s heart, and she relishes the opportunity to combine her love for the shore with her skillful fishing abilities. Cruising along sandy shores in her Jeep Wrangler is a cherished pastime, and she eagerly looks for opportunities to embark on thrilling joyrides alongside Dr. Olson, adding an extra touch of adventure. She also has a love for dance that runs deep within her soul, and she often envisions herself opening her own dance studio if her path had taken a different turn. She’s a self-proclaimed Disney movie aficionado, can almost completely follow a receipt, and is always ready for a game night with family and friends.

Amanda’s infectious energy, unwavering dedication, and commitment to creating a thriving work environment make her a truly exceptional practice manager. With her magnetic personality and zest for life, she inspires both her team and clients alike. Get ready to witness Amanda’s magic as she continues to make a profound impact in the veterinary world.

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Associate Practice Manager

About Mara
Meet Mara, the superhero of veterinary medicine! With over six years of experience in the field as a veterinary assistant, she’s recently taken on the role of Associate Practice Manager, where she’s able to put her passion for animal health and well-being into action every single day.

But Mara isn’t just a master of medicine – she’s also an animal mom, world traveler, roller skating pro, and avid reader. Whether she’s exploring exotic destinations, gliding around on her skates, or losing herself in a captivating book, Mara is always on the move, eager to soak up everything life has to offer.

Despite her busy schedule, Mara always makes time to connect with her patients, clients, and co-workers, cherishing the unique interactions that make every day in the vet clinic a new and exciting experience. And as she continues to learn and grow in her role, she’s constantly striving to be the best she can be in order to better serve the pets and people she cares for.

When she’s not saving the world one paw at a time, Mara can often be found enjoying her favorite food – sushi! And if she could have any superpower, she’d choose the ability to fly, so she could travel even more easily and continue to explore the world.

At the end of the day, Mara’s true superpower is her kind and compassionate heart. As she lives by the words of F. Scott Fitzgerald – “To be kind is more important than to be right” – she continues to inspire and uplift everyone around her, making the world a better place with every step she takes.

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Registered Veterinary Technician

About Karen
Karen is a highly experienced Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) with over ten years of dedicated service at Animal Care of Greenville. With a passion for animals and a love for her job, Karen’s expertise in the field is unmatched. Her favorite type of animal to work with is dogs, but her skills and knowledge extend to all types of animals.

Karen has a keen eye for detail and enjoys the daily challenge of encountering different situations, making her an invaluable asset to the veterinary team. She takes pride in working alongside her medical director, Dr. Olson, and enjoys learning about the nuances of animal medicine every day.

Aside from her love of veterinary medicine, Karen enjoys spending time with her family and pursuing her hobbies. She is an avid reader, movie buff, and skilled hunter. Her favorite restaurant is Logan’s, where she can enjoy a delicious meal after a long day at work. If she could have any superpower, it would be transported to ensure she is always punctual and ready to tackle the day’s challenges.

With her positive attitude, strong work ethic, and wealth of knowledge in the veterinary field, Karen is an integral part of Animal Care of Greenville, and we are reminded every day of how lucky we are to have her!

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Registered Veterinary Technician

About Melinda

Meet Melinda, a dedicated and experienced Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) with a passion for animals that spans over two decades. She has been a valuable member of the Animal Care of Greenville team since September 2021, where she provides exceptional inpatient nursing care and loves nothing more than snuggling with adorable puppies and kittens.

Melinda has a special connection with cats, her favorite animal to work with. She has honed her skills in handling these sharp-edged, liquid-like creatures and feels an immense sense of accomplishment when she wins their trust and affection.

As someone who truly loves every aspect of her job, Melinda is always motivated to give her best and continually improve herself. She is currently working towards obtaining her VTS in behavior, a testament to her commitment to excellence in the field. In addition to her clinical work, Melinda is also an excellent trainer and assists in training veterinary assistants. Her colleagues admire her patience and communication skills, and she is known for her ability to convey complex concepts in an easy-to-understand manner.

When not at work, Melinda spends her time with her husband, Jerry, and their pets. She loves baking (gluten-free, please!) and has an insatiable thirst for knowledge – you can always catch her reading or studying up on something veterinary-related. Did we mention she’s a wiz with an Excel spreadsheet?!

She lives by the philosophy, “If you can do no good, at least do no harm,” a testament to her ethical and compassionate approach to animal care. With her dedication, experience, and expertise, Melinda is a valuable asset to the Animal Care of Greenville team and a true inspiration to her colleagues.

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About Cecily
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Veterinary Assistant

About Ashly
Meet Ashly, an enthusiastic and dedicated veterinary assistant at Animal Care of Greenville. Since joining the team in July 2022, Ashly has shown a true passion for helping animals and learning more about veterinary medicine. Her love for working with animals shines through in everything she does.

As a veterinary assistant, Ashly has been involved in a wide range of procedures, from administering vaccines to assisting with dental procedures and even drawing blood. She loves learning new things and is always eager to take on new challenges.

What motivates Ashly in her work? The animals need her help, of course, but also her practice manager, Amanda, and medical director, Dr. Olson, who gave her the opportunity to work in this amazing field. And let’s not forget about her co-workers, who are always there to lend a helping hand and share their knowledge.

Outside of work, Ashly enjoys painting, scrapbooking, and reading. She’s a lover of Indian food and is always on the lookout for new recipes to try. If she had a superpower, she’d want to read minds so she could better understand what people are thinking and feeling.

One of Ashly’s favorite quotes is, “If you think you can or can’t, you are probably right,” and it’s clear that she approaches her work with a can-do attitude and a willingness to learn and grow. She looks up to the RVTs and other veterinary assistants on the team and is excited to continue learning from them.

Overall, Ashly is a valued member of the Animal Care of Greenville team and a true asset to the veterinary industry. Her passion for helping animals, dedication to learning, and positive attitude make her an amazing veterinary assistant and colleague.

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Veterinary Assistant

About Spencer
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Veterinary Assistant

About Alex
Alex is a dedicated and passionate veterinary assistant at Animal Care of Greenville, with eight years of experience in the veterinary industry. Since joining the team in September 2022, she has become an essential member of the practice, with love for all types of patients, from dogs and cats to exotic pets.

She is motivated by her love for animals, and it shows in her interactions with patients and clients alike. She takes pride in running appointments, educating clients about their pets’ health, and assisting in the care of all animals that come through the practice’s doors.

Alex’s passion for animal behavior and medicine is evident in her drive to continually learn and improve. She is always seeking to expand her knowledge and skills to provide the best possible care for her patients.

When not at work, Alex enjoys spending time with her family and is a self-proclaimed Pokémon nerd. She shares a birthday with Robert Smith and loves sushi. Her favorite quote is, “You must be the change you want to see in the world.”

Overall, Alex is a compassionate and skilled veterinary assistant, committed to providing exceptional care to all animals in her car,e and we are lucky to have her on our team!

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About Christine

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Veterinary Assistant
About Adrianne
Meet Adrianne, an enthusiastic and passionate animal lover who has made her dreams come true by pursuing a career in the veterinary field. She started her journey as a Kennel Technician at Animal Care of Greenville in August 2022 and has since shown incredible dedication and a willingness to learn.

Recently, Adrianne has begun training as a Customer Service Representative (CSR), eager to expand her knowledge and skills. Her love for all animals, from the most common to the most exotic, makes her the perfect fit for the veterinary field. She has a unique ability to connect with every patient, recognizing that no two animals are the same.

Adrianne’s desire to help every animal she comes across is evident, and her ultimate goal is to become a veterinarian. She finds motivation in the work she does every day, knowing that she is making a difference in the lives of the patients she cares for while also working towards that goal.

Outside of work (and school), Adrianne cherishes spending time with her family, cuddling with her dog, kayaking, fishing, and enjoying Mexican food, particularly fajitas.

Although she may seem quiet when you first meet her, her teammates at Animal Care of Greenville appreciate her loving and caring nature. Adrianne’s favorite quote, “It’s never too late to be what you might’ve bee,n” by George Eliot, is a testament to her determination and dedication to her work. With her passion, hard work, and positive attitude, Adrianne is sure to make a lasting impact in the veterinary field.

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About Mackenzie

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Chief Morale Officer

About Franklin
Meet Franklin, the lovable clinic dog at Animal Care of Greenville! Franklin’s heartwarming story began when he was fostered by Dr. Olson for Christmas last year, and after just two weeks of hanging out with our team at the office every day, he stole our hearts. This charming rescue is estimated to be around 8 or 9 years old, and he’s as laid back as they come. He doesn’t meet a stranger and loves all people, making everyone feel instantly at ease in his presence.

Franklin is a true foodie and is always motivated by treats. He’s currently working towards his Canine Good Citizen certificate, showcasing his eagerness to learn and be the best doggo he can be. He doesn’t mind the presence of other animals and is always ready for playtime or just a leisurely nap in the sun.

As our official, unofficial mascot, Franklin is practically a member of our team. He gets paid in belly rubs and treats, and he’s always there to provide a comforting presence to our staff and clients alike. With his endearing personality and unwavering affection, Franklin is the absolute goodest boy, and we’re incredibly grateful to have him as part of our clinic family. Come visit us at Animal Care of Greenville and say hello to our beloved Franklin! Woof! 🐾😊