Veterinary AssistantJody Hitchcock
Jody was raised in Augusta, Ga. He has worked with animals since he was 18 years old and has been working at VCA Columbia for almost 10 years. He currently splits his time between our practice and a local pet store.
I like pets and the people who own them. No two days are alike. Then there's the satisfaction in knowing you've helped someone with their pet.
Veterinary AssistantKristen Hoggard
Kristen was born in Augusta, GA, and has lived here ever since. She graduated from the University of Georgia in 2013, and has been working at VCA since then. She currently owns two dogs, Samson and Sebastian, and two cats, Storm and Cheeto, but has owned a variety of different species throughout her lifetime.
I have always adored animals of all shapes and sizes, and I have always wanted to do whatever I could to help them. Combined with a lifelong interest in medicine, my love of animals led me to joining the veterinary field. My work at VCA is allowing me to learn and pursue my dreams of aiding animals, and I hope to share my knowledge with owners so they can care for their beloved pets.