Grace Animal Hospital

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We’re so excited to see you and your pet! Get to know more about the team behind your pets’ experience.

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Our Doctors

DR. SONYA ACKERS
DR. SONYA Akers
Sonya Akers grew up in Irmo, SC, where she spent several summers interning at Grace Animal Hospital. She graduated from Clemson University with a degree in Animal and veterinary sciences and then attended the University of Georgia for veterinary school. 

Upon graduation, with an interest in mixed animal medicine, she worked in both Kentucky and North Carolina, where she treated both large and small animals. After deciding to come home and be close to family, she is happy to be back with her Grace Family! She has a special interest in preventative medicine, dentistry, and dermatology. 

Sonya and her husband, Shane, live in Lexington with their two dogs, Kahlua, a kelpie mix, and Milo, a bull terrier mix. They enjoy spending time outdoors, traveling, and being with friends and family. 

DR. BRIANA DAVIS
DR. BRIANA DAVIS

Dr. Briana Davis is a South Carolina native that is happy to be back in her home state. She graduated from the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine, where she received awards in small animal care and large animal proficiency. Since earning her degree, Dr. Davis has been working primarily with dogs and cats, though she also has an interest in goats and horses.

Dr. Davis is excited to be joining Grace Animal Hospital. She enjoys the challenges of small animal medicine and surgery in helping promote pet health. She is a member of the South Carolina Association of Veterinarians and the American Veterinary Medical Association.

Dr. Davis resides in Saluda, where she shares her small farm with a menagerie of animals.

DR. RYAN K. DOVER
DR. RYAN K. DOVER

Dr. Ryan Dover is from Clinton, South Carolina, and attended undergraduate school at Presbyterian College, where he majored in Biology and minored in Chemistry. Following undergraduate school, Dr. Dover was employed as a veterinary technician at the Animal Emergency Clinic in Greenville, South Carolina. Dr. Ryan Dover graduated from the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine.

Following his time in Greenville, he was accepted into the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine. As a UGA CVM student, he served as a senator for the Student Chapter of the American Veterinary Medical Association, was an anatomy tutor for first-year veterinary students, and received multiple awards for small animal surgery, shelter medicine, and academic excellence. Dr. Ryan Dover graduated from the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Dover is passionate about small-animal medicine and orthopedic surgery and has published peer-reviewed scientific research papers in multiple veterinary journals. Dr. Dover is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the South Carolina Association of Veterinarians, and the Greater Columbia Association of Veterinarians.

While attending the University of Georgia, Dr. Dover completed a clinical externship at Grace Animal Hospital before enthusiastically joining the Grace family as an associate veterinarian. Dr. Dover and his wife, Sarah, are excited to be a new part of the Grace family and new residents of Lexington, SC. They moved to Lexington from Athens, Georgia, with their two dogs, Bailey, a Treeing Walker Coonhound, and Max, a Basset Hound/Walker mix.

DR. BAILEY LYONS
DR. BAILEY ECHOLS

Dr. Bailey Echols is a graduate of Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine, and she completed her clinical training at Kansas State University. Although she is originally from New York, Dr. Echols attended the University of South Carolina, where she received her bachelor’s degree in biology. 

Dr. Echols grew up competing in conformation dog shows with her Dalmatians and this helped to spark her passion for animals. While attending veterinary school on the island of St. Kitts, Dr. Lyons served as an officer for the Veterinary Business Management Club and received the Simmons Educational Fund Business Aptitude Scholarship. She also received her Fear Free Certification during veterinary school. Dr. Echols is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the South Carolina Association of Veterinarians, and the Greater Columbia Association of Veterinarians. Dr. Echols resides right here in Lexington with her Dalmatians, Jackson and Lucy. She is happy to be back in South Carolina, where she can cheer on the gamecocks in person!

DR. HALEY HUNT
DR. HALEY HUNT

Dr. Haley Hunt is from Fayetteville, Georgia, and attended undergraduate school at Georgia Tech in Atlanta, where she majored in Business Administration Operations Management with a minor in Biology. After Graduation, Dr. Hunt attended St. George’s University College of Veterinary Medicine and moved to the Caribbean Island of Grenada.

During her time in school, she served on the board of the Veterinary Business Management Administration and volunteered in the research and monitoring of leatherback sea turtles. Dr. Hunt has a special interest in preventative medicine, ultrasonography as well as marine mammals.

She serves on the board of the South Carolina Association of Veterinarians and is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and Greater Columbia Association of Veterinarians.
Dr. Hunt lives here in Lexington with her two Australian Shepherds, Kona and Reef, and her cat, Soca.

Medical Director

Dr. Harris
Dr. Harris Jordan
Dr. Harris Jordan is from Sumter, SC. He completed his undergraduate degree from Clemson University. Following Clemson, he attended the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine where he received his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine. In his free time, he enjoys anything outdoors, from hunting and fishing to camping and hiking. Another favorite past time of his is spending time with his cat, Dewey, and his fiancé, Talia. The most important part of veterinary medicine for him is the human-animal bond, which was instilled in him by his grandfather, Dr. Harry Jordan DVM, and his family. Along with making sure animals are happy and healthy, he believes fostering an environment for the best possible human-animal bond between an owner and their pet is paramount. He looks forward to building that bond with everyone he works with.
DR. TIM LOONAM
DR. TIM LOONAM
Dr. Loonam loves all aspects of veterinary practice but especially enjoys dentistry, laser surgery, and client education during examinations.  Dr. Loonam practices state-of-the-art pain management and anesthesia monitoring techniques and often teaches these topics at veterinary schools and veterinary professional meetings.  He’s also our point of contact for pre-veterinary and veterinary students who want to complete their clinical training at Grace Animal Hospital.

Dr. Loonam, along with his wife Betsy, are the founders of Grace Animal Hospital and are very proud of the hospital’s reputation in the community and the culture they built within the staff.  Dr. Loonam and Betsy live in Lexington and enjoy travel, gardening, fly fishing, and especially watching their grown children, Jack and Katie, in their careers and with their families. They have a Border Collie named Pete, who is obsessed with their three cats, Lulu, Lola, and Lilly.

Our CSRs

DR. SONYA ACKERS
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Our Assistants

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Our Licensed Vet Nurses

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