Dr. Allen Finley, DVM
Dr. Allen Finley received his Bachelors of Science degree at Clemson University in 1975. He attended the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine and graduated in 1977 with his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Finley is originally from Mountville, SC and now resides in Simpsonville. He accepted a position at Cleveland Park Animal Hospital of Greenville in 1979, and moved to the Simpsonville location when it opened in 1982. Dr. Finley has a special interest in surgery, especially orthopedic surgery. He is an active member of the Simpsonville First Baptist Church and enjoys entertaining his grandchildren, cattle farming and Clemson sports.
Dr. Rodger Clark, DVM
Dr. Clark is a Florida native. He received his Bachelors of Science degree in Animal Science in 1981 and his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 1986 from the University of Florida. Dr. Clark joined the Cleveland Park family in 1986. He loves working with large and small animals. Dr. Clark and his family raise Angus cattle and compete on cutting horses in both regional and national events. In his spare time Dr. Clark enjoys going scuba diving, traveling, working on his family farm and riding horses.
Dr. Katie DePalma, DVM
Dr. Katie DePalma attended Clemson University where she received her Bachelor’s degree in animal and veterinary science. She graduated in 2010 from North Carolina State College of Veterinary Medicinel. Dr. DePalma completed multiple externships from the North Carolina Zoo, Calgary Zoo and the Denver Zoo. She joined the Cleveland Park family in 2010. Dr. DePalma is the former president of Greater Greenville Veterinary Medical Association and was on the Board of Directors for the Animal Emergency Clinic. She enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine and has a special interest in exotic animals and ultrasound imaging. When Dr. DePalma is not working she enjoys baking, yoga and cheering on the Clemson Tigers. Her favorite activity is spending time with her family which includes her husband, two sons, and their dog Kayle.
Dr. Jessica Traber, DVM
Dr. Jessica Traber Haynie grew up in a small, rural town in Wisconsin. She attended undergraduate school at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. Her love of traveling and new cultures brought her to live overseas in Perth, Australia. Dr. Traber Haynie attended vet school at Murdoch University in Australia. There she enjoyed working on all types of animals, large, small and exotics. Dr. Traber Haynie joined the Cleveland Park family in 2012. She lives out in the country with her husband, 4 dogs, 2 cats and has a saltwater fish tank. Dr. Traber Haynie enjoys hiking, training her Wirehaired Pointing Griffons, traveling and boating.
Karen is a native of Fountain Inn, SC. She attended Greenville Technical College and was a co-owner of a video production and communications company. She joined the Cleveland Park family in 2001. Karen truly enjoys building relationships with our clients and their pets. She enjoys spending time with her family, grand-dog Opal, and two cats, Ollie and Opie. Karen loves cooking new recipes she finds on Pinterest, spending time outdoors and creating new travel adventures.
Head Veterinary Technician & Inventory Manager
Allison was born and raised in Gray Court, SC. She is married to her high school sweetheart, Shane, and they have two beautiful children. Allison joined the Cleveland Park family in 2005 as a kennel assistant. Through hard work, dedication and continuing her education Allison is now our Head Veterinary Technician. She has a passion for client education and exotic pets. Allison has three dogs, one cat, a bunny, guinea pig, chickens and horses. In her spare time Allison and her family enjoy going to the beach, kayaking and hiking.
Abbey is originally from Illinois. She graduated from Rockford Business College as a licensed veterinary technician. Abbey moved to South Carolina in 2011. She lives in Fountain Inn with her husband and daughter. Abbey’s family loves going to Folly Beach, kayaking on Folly River and exploring Morris Island. She enjoys going to breweries and trying their new craft beers and cheering on her favorite college football team, the Iowa Hawkeyes. Abbey has a passion for the Christmas season and loves decorating her home with all of the holiday ideas she finds on Pinterest. One day Abbey hopes to be a captain of her own boat and give tours along the Folly River.
Vanessa is originally from Rhode Island and moved to South Carolina in 2012. She became a part of the Cleveland Park family in 2018. Vanessa has always loved working with animals and is planning on becoming a Licensed Veterinary Technician. She has five cats and two rabbits. Vanessa enjoys spending time with her family, friends and pets.
Customer Service Representatives
Kim aka Princess Kim hails from Pennsylvania. She moved to South Carolina in 2004. Kim worked in the radio industry as a DJ/Traffic Manager for thirteen years. She joined our Cleveland Park family in 2006. Kim enjoys watching WWE wrestling and spending time with her husband and their two fur babies, Yogi and Penny. Kim and Jimmy plan on retiring to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania where they will live in an old farm house haunted by a Confederate soldier.
Jill lives in Easley with her husband, 2 kids and their dog Scarlett. She joined the Cleveland Park family in 2013. Jill has always loved animals. Her nickname as a kid was Elly May because she would rescue any animal that needed help. In Jill’s spare time she enjoys singing and spending time with her family.
Angie is originally from Easley, SC. She joined the Cleveland Park family in 2014, and has enjoyed every minute of it. She is a people person and has a love for all kinds of animals. Angie and her husband purchased a Historic home in downtown Simpsonville in 2018. They love being a part of the awesome downtown growth in Simpsonville. Angie enjoys spending time with her husband, children and three dogs. In her spare time Angie likes to garden and go to the mountains.
Heath is a native of Woodruff, SC. He started working at veterinary hospitals at the age of 14. Heath graduated from Woodruff High School with the Life Scholarship and was in the National Honor Society. He has always loved helping animals. Heath joined the Cleveland Park team in 2009. Heath lives in Simpsonville with his family, French bulldog Piglet, and Lilac, a ragdoll cat. In his free time Heath likes to visit with his family, read, cook, garden, watch movies and travel.
Sera is an upstate native. She lived in Colorado while attending college. She is now back in Simpsonville. Sera worked at the Animal Emergency Clinic for 3 years before she joined the Cleveland Park Team in 2019. Sera has a Maine Coon cat named Nala and a German Shepherd, Kappa.
Annie has been with Cleveland Park since 2015 and is a veterinary technician assistant. She loves working with animals. Annie is married and has two beautiful daughters. She enjoys spending time with her family and their two dogs.
Kandi is originally from Indiana. She moved to Simpsonville, SC as a teenager. Kandi joined our Cleveland Park family in 2019. She currently lives in Fountain Inn with her 3 dogs. Kandi loves to travel, spend time with her family and friends and go hiking.
Casey grew up in Fountain Inn, SC. She joined our Cleveland Park family in 2012. Casey graduated from Tri-County Technical College in May 2018 with an associate’s degree in Veterinary Technology. She has four dogs and seven cats. Casey’s favorite food is pizza. She enjoys hanging out with her family and friends and going hiking with her dogs.
Ceaira is from Campobello, SC. She joined the Cleveland Park team in 2016 and is very passionate about her job. Ceaira’s favorite part of being a vet technician is educating clients on how to take care of their pets. She loves spending time with her family. Ceaira is married and has 2 children, 2 dogs and a guinea pig.
Jessica 's Biography
Jessica graduated from Greenville Technical College with a certification in Veterinary Assisting. She joined our Cleveland Park team in 2015 and is now a veterinary technician. Jessica is known around the office for being a jokester and always making people laugh. She has a passion for animals and wouldn’t trade her job for anything. Jessica has three cats and two dogs. In her spare time Jessica enjoys taking cat naps and following famous cats on Instagram.
Melissa Hankinson is a Spartanburg native. She joined the Cleveland Park team in 2019. Melissa is currently going to Tri-County Tech to become a licensed Veterinary Technician. She has a passion for animals. Melissa and her daughter live in Greenville with their cat Dolly. She loves to hang out with friends, go shopping and running.
Pamela was born and raised in Tennessee. She graduated from the University of Tennessee with her Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Science. Pam moved to Greenville in 2015 when she came to work at Cleveland Park. She lives in Piedmont with her husband, daughter, two cats and two dogs. In Pamela’s spare time she loves racing cars, running, going paintballing, playing videogames, and knitting.
Stacy joined the Cleveland Park team in 2018. She attended Murray State University where she received her Bachelor’s Degree as a veterinary technician. Stacy loves animals and treats every patient like they are her own. She lives in Greer with her husband, two cats and a dog. Stacy enjoys going hiking in the mountains and playing video games with her husband.
Taya was born and raised in Easley, SC. She started working at Cleveland Park in 2010 as a kennel assistant. Taya is now a veterinary technician. She lives in Fountain Inn on a cattle farm with her husband, daughter, dogs, cats and chickens. They enjoy raising beef cattle and farming hay. In her spare time Taya likes going bird hunting, fishing and spending time with her family.
Tiffany is originally from western upstate New York. She moved to the south in 1998. Tiffany has worked in the veterinary industry since 2004. She started out working as a receptionist but transferred quickly into a technician. Tiffany joined our team in 2015 as a veterinary technician. She feels that working with animals is her calling and each patient leaves paw prints on her heart. Outside of work Tiffany’s passions are cats, pit bulls and anything animal related. She shares her home with her significant other, Joe, 3 cats and 1 dog.
Pet Resort Assistants
Ashley Coates was born and raised in New York. She moved to Fountain Inn in 2016. Ashley has a passion for animals and is currently in school to become a veterinary technician. She has 2 dogs, 1 snake, a ferret and a bunny. Ashley enjoys playing sports, going swimming and hiking with her dogs.
Avery joined the Cleveland Park family in 2019. She is currently in school to become a licensed veterinary technician. She has 4 dogs and 1 cat. Avery likes to spend time at the lake with her family and friends.
Jennifer Montoya became part of the Cleveland Park family in 2019. She is a graduate from Greenville Technical College’s Veterinary Assistant Program. Jennifer has 2 dogs and 5 cats. She enjoys hiking, going to the lake with her dogs, traveling, cooking and spending time with her family.
Alison is a native of Fountain Inn, SC and a graduate of East Georgia Road Christian School. She joined our Cleveland Park family in 2018. Alison is looking forward to being trained in other departments of our hospital. She is married and has 2 wonderful daughters and a grandson. Alison enjoys spending time with her husband, 3 dogs, playing the piano and singing.
Elliot was born and raised in Greer, SC. He comes from a large family of seven and joined our Cleveland Park team in 2018. Elliot has a black lab named Trouble. He adopted Trouble from Life is Labs rescue in Georgia. Elliot started showing Trouble in Obedience dog shows in 2011. They showed together for 5 years. Trouble received his Utility Dog Title. Besides showing dogs, Elliot enjoys cycling and spending time with his family and friends.
Maddy was born in France and is fluent in the French language. She moved to South Carolina in 1995. Maddy became a part of the Cleveland Park family in 2018. She loves helping every animal that comes through our doors. Maddy loves the outdoors and Mexican food. In her spare-time you can find Maddy at the lake fishing, tubing and enjoying the open water. Maddy’s goal is to own a lot of land and have a bunch of animals, especially an alpaca.
Abby graduated from Greenville Technical College as a Certified Veterinary Assistant. She joined the Cleveland Park family in 2017. Abby plans on going back to school to continue her education. She has grown up around animals and has always had a passion to work with them. Abby is especially interested in exotic animals and animal behavior. In her spare time Abby enjoys going hiking with her dog Rusty.
Rianna joined the Cleveland Park team in 2015 as a kennel assistant. She now works as a veterinary technician assistant. Rianna is working towards becoming a Licensed Veterinary Technician. She has always loved working with animals and takes a special interest in exotics pets. Rianna has had a variety of exotic pets such as snakes, lizards, rats and rabbits. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, writing, drawing and partaking in flow arts such as hula hoop dancing and fire eating.
Vickie grew up in South Carolina. She graduated from Greenville Technical College and has an Associate’s Degree in Management/Marketing. Vickie joined the Cleveland Park team in 2008 and is a surgery technician. She loves caring for animals and has a passion for senior and special needs pets. In her spare time Vickie enjoys working around her house and spending time with her two dogs and six cats.
Pet Spa Team
Ashley Watson joined the Cleveland Park family in 2019. She has been grooming since 2012 and her favorite breeds to groom are terriers and retrievers. Ashley grew up in a family of animal lovers. She and her husband have 2 dogs and 1 cat. In her spare time Ashley loves going to the lake with her dogs and husband and traveling to new places.
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