Ivey was born in Atlanta but raised in Augusta, Ga. She has been working with VCA for over 20 years. She has 5 children: 3 girls and 2 boys.
She also has an interesting collection of animals and does animal rescue. Her furry friends include: 4 dogs (Tippy, Smokey, Beebee, Sky), 2 love birds, 2 doves and 2 cats (Teeney and Treedoe).
Helping other people to take care of their fuury friends is why she does what she does.
For me it’s never been an option to have animals not be a part of my life; so, it’s only natural to want to work with them. “If you love what you do, then you’ll never work a day in your life.” That’s what coming to work every day feels like. I truly enjoy animal’s instantaneous love and companionship. Being able to experience that every day makes it all worth it to me. Knowing in my heart that what I do on a daily basis makes a difference in pet’s and owner’s lives is why I love working at VCA Columbia Animal Hospital.
School: Augusta Technical College
Mary was born and raised in Augusta, GA. Mary has been with VCA Columbia Animal Hospital for over a year as a part time receptionist. She is currently attending Augusta Technical College to get her Associate'sDegree in Business Administration. She has one chiweenie named Olly, who keeps her very busy when she is not at work. Her parents have 3 dogs and 2 cats.
"Ever since I was a little girl, I knew I had a special bond with animals, just like my father! My dream has always been to work with animals and I always imagined myself with a bunch of animals. My dreams have came true and I am very passionate about what I do."-Mary Hensley