The staff at The Animal Hospital advocates the human animal bond. We are committed to providing compassionate care for our patients and clients by emphasizing the highest possible quality of life. We will provide the best client education by helping to understand all aspects of pet health and preventative care. By practicing the highest ethical standards, we will remain dedicated to offering the best veterinary medicine for the optimal health of each animal.
Dr. Kristin Ingram is the Medical Director at The Animal Hospital of North Charleston.
Dr. Ingram was born in Murray, KY, and spent most of her childhood in southwestern and northern Virginia. She is a 4th generation Bishop England graduate, so she has always considered her beloved Charleston, SC, home. She completed her Bachelor of Science at Virginia Tech, graduating in 2004. After college, she worked as a veterinary technician for several years, as well as a research assistant with the Maryland Department of Natural Resources under the guidance of the State Wildlife Veterinarian. She journeyed to the small island of St. Kitts to complete her DVM at Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine, and while there also had the opportunity to participate in leatherback sea turtle research and sea turtle rehabilitation. She graduated from Ross University in September 2012, after completing her clinical year at Auburn University School of Veterinary Medicine.
Dr. Ingram and her husband, Jay, have been married for 9 years and they have two little girls, 2 dogs and a cat. She loves spending time with her family, reading, and watching college football (GO HOKIES!!!)!
Dr. Wendy Carter graduated from the University of Georgia School of Veterinary Medicine with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 2000. She joined the medical team at The Animal Hospital of North Charleston in September 2018, and has professional interest in soft-tissue surgery. If you haven't had the opportunity to meet Dr. Carter yet, she is the doctor with blue and purple hair! Originally from Charleston, South Carolina, Dr. Carter currently resides in Summerville with her husband and two children. Her pet family is an adorable group of two Boston Terriers named Serena and Frances, a French Bulldog named Natasha, and a three-legged brown tabby cat named Chocolate Chip. Her overachieving pets know two tricks: eating and shedding. She enjoys crocheting, watching sci-fi and superhero movies, and going for a drive in her spare time. Her go-to cuisine is Italian, and she doesn't believe in going light on the cheese. Dr. Carter also volunteers her time with Samaritan's Purse, an organization that packs shoebox gifts for those in need.
Dr. Kaitlin Guffey attended the College of Charleston for her Bachelor of Science in Biology in 2015, earned her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine at Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2019, and completed her clinical year at Auburn University. Her areas of professional interest include dermatology and preventative care in all species. Dr. Guffey grew up in Summerville, South Carolina and currently resides there with her husband, Jeremiah. They also share a home with many four legged family members which include a Golden Retriever, Chihuahua Mix, four cats, a rabbit, hamster, bearded dragon, and pacman frog! You can find Dr. Guffey exploring the outdoors with her husband and dogs, doing yoga and kickboxing, and catching up on her favorite TV shows in her spare time.