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Our Team

Meet our Veterinarians

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Dr. Jones grew up in Summerville, South Carolina. He received his Bachelors of Science degree in Animal Science in 1981 from Clemson University. He continued his education at the University of Georgia where he earned his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine in 1985. Ever since, Dr. Jones has been a member on our team! 

 

His favorite part about the job are the daily challenges and the variation of diseases we see and treat at Lakeside. It's never a boring day here! Dr. Jones is very passionate about his job and enjoys learning something new every day!

Outside of the office Dr. Jones became very involved and is a member of the Trident Veterinary Medical Association, South Carolina Veterinary Medical Association, American Veterinary Medical Association, and American Heartworm Society. In his free time, you might find him either at the golf course, building something, or spending time with his family. 

Fun Fact: Dr. Jones is a medical photographer! Check out some pictures he took for the American Heartworm Society

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From Columbia, South Carolina, Dr. Trotter grew up with a love for animals. He attended Clemson University where he received his Bachelors of Science in Animal Veterinary Science in 2016. As he developed an interest and passion for animals and medicine he continued school at the University of Georgia where he received his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine in 2020. He then began his veterinary career at Lakeside!

 

After joining our team, Dr. Trotter grew to love surgery. He was eager to learn and train and has become a fine surgeon since he has been here! In his college years he joined the Clemson Shotgun Shooting team and was able to balance academics and accomplish everything he faced!

On his off days, Dr. Trotter enjoys spending his days on the boat with his wife, Dr. Carly Trotter, and his precious pets. If he isn’t on the boat you could find him in a duck blind. Since day one, Dr. Trotter has been dedicated to his job and has loved every aspect of it. 

Fun Fact: Dr. Trotter works with his wife, Dr. Carly Trotter here at Lakeside!

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Dr. Burger knew she wanted to pursue a career in veterinary medicine as she grew up spending time volunteering at animal centers in the town Mayflower, Arkansas. In 2017, she received her Bachelors of Science from University of Arkansas at Little Rock and furthered her path to veterinary medicine at LSU where she earned her DVM in 2021. Shortly after graduation, Dr. Burger joined our team and began her journey as a veterinarian!


Not long after she began, Dr. Burger found her passion for surgery and quickly grew in expertise when it comes to soft tissue surgery. She enjoys educating herself and those around her especially when it comes to expressing the importance of preventative care. 


Outside of the office Dr. Burger spends time volunteering at Berkeley Animal Center and has a soft spot for all animals, especially ones that are in need. She also enjoys spending time going to breweries, binge watching her favorite shows, and taking her beloved pets to the park! Dr. Burger has added so much to our team at Lakeside and we are so lucky to have such a devoted and committed doctor like her!

Fun Fact: Dr. Burger is named after the amino acid, Taurine, which is also an essential ingredient in your pets nutrition!

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From Beaufort, SC, Dr. Carly Trotter grew up with a love for animals. She attended Clemson University and received her Bachelors of Science in Animal Veterinary Science in 2016. She earned her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine at the University of Georgia in 2020. She began her veterinary career at a practice in Charleston and later decided to join her husband at Lakeside in 2022! Ever since she started at Lakeside, Dr. Trotter has been an important asset to our team!

Dr. Trotter is determined to solve the puzzle when something may be wrong, especially when a pet can't tell you, but her favorite part about it is making a difference in everyone’s life, both the patient and the owner.

Whether she’s on or off the clock, Dr. Trotter enjoys spending time with her husband, Dr. Gene Trotter. They both spend their free time on the boat together, or just relaxing. Dr. Carly Trotter has contributed so much of her time, effort, and intelligence to our team and we are lucky to have a second Trotter with us!

Fun Fact: Dr. Carly Trotter's husband is Dr. Gene Trotter! We are lucky to have them both!

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Our most recent Veterinarian, Dr. Caroline Earnheart, came from the small, North Carolina town, Marvin. She attended Clemson University and received her Bachelors of Science in 2017. She then attended Saint George’s University for her first three years of Vet School where she lived in the Caribbean! She finished up her fourth year at the University of Georgia and received her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine in 2022. 

Dr. Earnheart initially started at Clemson pursuing in business until she started volunteering at a veterinary clinic where she found herself looking forward to working with animals each shift. Shortly after, she decided to change her career path and followed the mantra do what you love, love what you do. Her favorite part about the job is watching and helping some of her first patients grow as a part of her family. 

When Dr. Earnheart isn’t in the office, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends as well as spending time on the boat or cracking open a book for a good read! Lakeside is lucky to have such a devoted and hard worker like Dr. Earnheart!

Fun Fact: Dr. Earnheart lived in the Caribbean where she attended her first 3 years of Veterinary school at St. George's University!