Veterinary Team

Meet Our Veterinary Team

Meet the Veterinarians and Team of South Cherokee Veterinary Hospital! We’re pleased to provide exceptional vet care for your pets!

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Get to know our veterinary team!

Our primary focus is taking good care of your pet! Read below for more information about the friendly experts at South Cherokee Animal Hospital.

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DR. RANDY BECK

Veterinarian

Dr. Randy Beck grew up in the small town of Cheraw, South Carolina, also known as “The Prettiest Town In Dixie.”  After graduating from Clemson University, he completed his veterinary degree at the University of Georgia School of Veterinary Medicine.  He is proud to tell you that his blood runs orange on game day!

Dr. Beck began his career in Alpharetta, GA, working at a high-volume animal hospital where he became Chief of Staff. He later became the owner of South Cherokee Veterinary Hospital in 2001.

Special interests for Dr. Beck include ultrasound, orthopedics, soft tissue surgeries, and dentistry.  He is married to his lovely wife, Aimee, and has two children. When he is not at the clinic, he stays busy coaching, fishing, biking, and pretty much anything that involves being outdoors.

“I am very proud of SCVH and love being a part of this community. Our clients have become our friends, and I look forward to the next 30 years with all of them!”

Dr. Beck has two Golden Retrievers, Lola and Caroline, and three cats, Russell, Charlie, and Birdie.

DR. CARRIE DAUGHERTY

Veterinarian

Dr. Carrie Daugherty graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture from West Virginia University and received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Georgia in 1996.

Dr. Daugherty is a member of GVMA, AVMA, and Back Country Horsemen of America. She has particular interests in feline medicine, ophthalmology, behavioral medicine, dentistry, and ultrasound.

She and her husband, Trevor, live on a small farm with their three horses, two Labrador Retrievers, and two exotic shorthair cats. She spends most of her free time horseback riding in the mountains of north GA, riding UTVs, and enjoying other outdoor activities.

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Dr Michael J Grasso

Veterinarian

Dr. Michael J. Grasso joined South Cherokee Veterinary Hospital in May 2021. Prior to this, he was the Medical Director and CMO of Cobb & Cherokee Emergency Clinics before they transitioned ownership in August 2019. He stayed on as Medical Director under the new ownership until transitioning to primary care veterinary practice in 2021. He is native to Dubois, PA. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from Allegheny College in Meadville, PA in 1995, where he graduated with honors with a double major in biology and chemistry and a minor in psychology. He is a member of Lambda Sigma National Honor Society as well as Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity. His undergraduate thesis in the field of behavioral ecology entitled Badges of Status and Their Effects of Status Signaling in Dark-eyed Juncos was published in August, 1995 edition of The Condor. He graduated from veterinary medical school at The Ohio State University in 1999 with honors. He is a member of Phi Zeta National Veterinary Honor Society as well as Omega Tau Sigma Veterinary Fraternity. He completed an official rotating internal medicine, surgery, and emergency/critical care internship at The University of Minnesota in 2000. During this time, he published an article entitled Portosystemic Shunts Can Be Congenital.

He has professionally prepared and presented the clinical conference entitled Wound Healing and Wound Management and has presented continuing education sessions amidst the community. After decades of providing quality and evidence-based emergency, surgical, and critical care service while helping to bring a teaching and learning environment to a practical setting, he is now enjoying the nuances of the primary care setting including getting to know the clients, consistent follow-up, working together as a team with the other great doctors and staff at South Cherokee Veterinary Hospital, and helping the hospital’s clients know they can count on his knowledge and experience at their primary care vet’s hospital. Emergency abdominal/thoracic surgery, cytology, immune-mediated disease, and avian/exotic medicine are professional interests.

Outside work interests include: spending quality time with his wife, Sarah, and son, Jarod; fishing; outdoors; baseball; racquetball; tennis; playing poker; music, and fine dining.

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WESLEY

CUSTOMER CARE

Wesley has been at South Cherokee since 2007 and in the veterinary field since 2000. She has a mixed-breed dog named Eddy.

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RENEE

CUSTOMER CARE / KENNEL MANAGER

Renee has been with South Cherokee Veterinary Hospital since 2005 and has been in the veterinary field since 2001. She has seven cats and two turtles- all rescued from South Cherokee Veterinary Hospital!

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KAYLA

KENNEL TECHNICIAN

Kayla has been with us since 2019 and has 2 Pitbulls, Tyson and Lola. She loves movies and caring for animals, which makes her the perfect team member!

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ALLIE

KENNEL TECHNICIAN

Allie has been working in animal care since 2017. She has a Great Dane and a Chihuahua at home. She has been an excellent addition to our kennel staff but is also cross-trained in reception. Since she is bilingual, she will be able to assist our Spanish-speaking clients!

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RENEE
CUSTOMER CARE / KENNEL MANAGER

Renee has been with South Cherokee Veterinary Hospital since 2005 and in the veterinary field since 2001. She has 7 cats and 2 turtles — all rescued from South Cherokee Veterinary Hospital!

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KELSEY

VETERINARY TECHNICIAN

Kelsey joined South Cherokee in the Spring of 2014. She has worked in the veterinary field since 2005. She graduated from The University of Georgia with a BS in Animal Science. Kelsey has a dog named Billy!

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AMANDA

VETERINARY TECHNICIAN

Amanda has been with South Cherokee since 2002! She has 14 years of experience in the veterinary profession. She has three dogs, Chopper, Gage, and Brock.

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LETICIA

VETERINARY TECHNICIAN

Leticia is a California native who moved to Georgia in 2006. She attended college at Los Angeles Pierce College and UC Davis University, where she was enrolled in the RVT (registered veterinarian technician) to Veterinarian bridge program. Leticia has been in the veterinary field since 1996. At home, she keeps busy with her husband, children (Megan, Sarah, and Jacob), four dogs, and five cats.

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JENNIE

VETERINARY TECHNICIAN

Jennie has been with us since 2016 and has been in this field since 2013. She lives with her husband, Jessie, and her mixed-breed dog, Annie.

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ALEXIS

VETERINARY TECHNICIAN

Alexis is our veterinarian in the making!  She is a technician as well as a pre-veterinary student. She enjoys time with her dog Zoe and Toby’s kitty when she is not in school or at work.

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LUKA

OFFICE MANAGER

Luka is an 11 yr old DSH we rescued in 2017. She is our permanent team supervisor who enjoys being brushed and having long staring contests. She is the queen of the office, and she knows it!

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