VCA Columbia Animal Hospital

Client Services

  • Receptionist

    Ivey Barnett

    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.

  • Receptionist

    Mary Hensley
    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


Specialty Care

Sometimes sick or injured pets need the care of a veterinary medical specialist. When that happens, VCA specialty hospitals work closely with the general practitioner veterinarians who refer cases to us in order to provide seamless veterinary care to your pet. When your pet is facing any kind of serious illness or injury, our specialty referral hospitals will provide the compassionate and expert care your beloved pet needs.

Our goal is to make sure that when you and your pet are in need that you have access to board certified specialists who are up to date on the very latest developments in their field. In our state of the art hospitals, our specialists also have access to the most sophisticated diagnostic and treatment tools and techniques from ultrasonography and endoscopy to CAT scans and even MRI.

As part of the VCA family, we have over 83 specialty hospitals across the US and Canada which provide referral specialty care, so there may be one near you. Our specialized services include: behavior, cardiology, critical care, dentistry, dermatology, integrative medicine, internal medicine, neurology, oncology, ophthalmology, radiology, rehabilitation, reproduction, and surgery.

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Emergency Care

In case of emergency, please call us immediately. If it is after hours,  we would refer you to the Augusta Animal Emergency Hospital. Their number is (706) 733-7458.