Dr. Marie Ingle is the founder, owner, and Medical Director at Cainhoy Veterinary Hospital. After spending the last six years as a partner and Medical Director at Sangaree Animal Hospital at Cane Bay in Summerville, SC, she found the opportunity to open a new hospital too enticing to resist. The Cainhoy area is an exciting, diverse and growing community, and not to mention, a shorter commute!
A native of Columbia, South Carolina, Dr. Ingle received both her B.S. and M.S. in Animal Science from North Carolina State University. After graduating from the University of Wisconsin, School of Veterinary Medicine in 2001, Dr. Ingle worked as an equine veterinarian for seven years prior to transitioning to small animal general practice. Geriatric pets, cranky cats and itchy dogs have a special place in her heart. She enjoys the continual learning needed to stay current and provide excellent care and that veterinary medicine offers so many opportunities for medical and professional growth. Dr. Ingle is Cat Friendly Veterinarian and is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, South Carolina Veterinary Association and Trident Veterinary Medical Association. Just recently, she stepped off the Women’s Veterinary Leadership Development Initiative Board of Directors to focus on her new hospital.
Dr. Ingle and her family live in the Charleston area and enjoy the beaches, water ways and many family activities available. Her two cats, Martin and Margaret, are pandemic adoptees and have brought much joy into the household.
Dr. Briell Dzierga is an Associate Veterinarian at Cainhoy Veterinary Hospital. She attended the Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine and graduated with her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in May 2018. She also graduated from the University of Rhode Island for her Bachelor of Science in Animal Science and Technology in May 2014. Her clinical training has included working with a wide variety of species ranging from large animal to small animal, and nonhuman primates. Dr. Dzierga is a USDA Accredited Veterinarian, and is also AVMA certified. Her areas of professional interest include ophthalmology and dentistry, and says the best part of working in the veterinary field is establishing a positive outcome by creating a personal bond between each patient and their owners.
Dr. Dzierga currently lives in Charleston with her Golden Retriever/Great Pyrenees mix, Nala and cat, Pancake, who was found as a kitten on the road during her commute to work. During her free time, she enjoys being outdoors and exploring new areas, kayaking, relaxing on the beach, taking walks with Nala, and painting. She also enjoys spending time with her boyfriend by going to local restaurants and experiencing new activities like parasailing, and exploring the historic downtown scenery.
Lusie is Cainhoy Veterinary Hospital’s Practice Manager. She has been in the veterinary field since 2006 and has an Associate’s degree in Applied Science- Veterinary Technology from Trident Technical College. Lusie became a Licensed Veterinary Technician in January 2008 and has been a Lead Technician for the last several years. She feels that her role as a Lead Technician has helped her grow professionally as well as build her leadership skills. Additionally, Lusie is a Cat Friendly Veterinary Advocate.
She shares her home in rural Berkeley County with her husband and their son. Lusie’s family includes an English Bulldog named Betty, a Pug named Pixie, two Jack Russel Mixes named Edward and Molly, and a cat named Trapper. To make their critter count a bit crazier, they own chickens as well! In her spare time, Lusie enjoys spending time with family and friends, going boating, and spending time at the beach.
Lusie is very excited to begin her next chapter with the team at Cainhoy Veterinary Hospital. She has had the pleasure of working with Dr. Ingle for the last six years and looks forward to many more years with her. She is honored to be the hospital’s team leader and work beside an amazing team that is ready to provide exceptional veterinary care to the Cainhoy community.
Katie is a Licensed Veterinary Technician at Cainhoy Veterinary Hospital. She has been working in the veterinary field for almost 20 years and received her degree in Veterinary Science Technology from Suffolk Community College. Originally from Long Island, NY, Katie moved to the Charleston area in 2012. She is married with two children and they share their home with two rescue dogs and one cat. Outside of the hospital, she enjoys the beach and nature and likes to create artwork based on her love of the outdoors. Katie is extremely excited for the opportunity to be part of something from the beginning. She looks forward to building relationships with the staff as well as future clients and patients!
Animals have always been important in Sadie's life. Her very first word was "pup pup" in regards to her family dog, a hound mix named "Casey". Sadie has been in the veterinary field since 2005 and has been a Licensed Veterinary Technician since 2011. She is a Cat Advocate and is working on getting her Human Animal Bond Certification, Fear Free Certification, and Veterinary Business Leader Certification. She was a Technician Trainer at her last clinic and is excited to bring that experience to Cainhoy.
Sadie Fischer is a Licensed Veterinary Technician and Customer Service Representative at Cainhoy Veterinary Hospital. Sadie earned her associate degree in Health Science in Veterinary Technology from Trident Technical College and became a Licensed Veterinary Technician in 2008.
Sadie has over 15 years of experience in the veterinary field. While most of her career has been in general practice, she has worked 2 years in oncology, 2 years in emergency medicine, and 1.5 years in shelter medicine. Since 2009, Sadie has also taught at Trident Technical College - Veterinary Technology Program as a Faculty Adjunct. She teaches students to improve their technical skills and advance their knowledge in proper patient care.
Sadie shares her home in Moncks Corner, SC with her husband. They currently have 2 fur babies of their own. A Collie/Shephard Mix named Freyja and cat named Bonsai. In addition, she often fosters kittens and cats in her home for Berkeley Animal Center. Sadie has a special place in her heart for senior dogs (which she calls "Sweet Sugar Faces") and special needs animals, since her own dog, Country, was born without front legs. Sadie is a cat-friendly veterinary advocate.
Kamryn is a Veterinary Assistant at Cainhoy Veterinary Hospital. Originally from Massachusetts, she moved to South Carolina in 2019 and is currently working towards a degree in Veterinary Technology at Penn Foster College. Kamryn shares her home with a 13-year-old Boxer named Zeke and enjoys the beach, hiking, and finding new restaurants. She is excited to join the team at Cainhoy and looks forward to meeting new clients and their furry friends!
Emily is a Veterinary Assistant at Cainhoy Veterinary Hospital! Emily graduated in May 2021 with a B.S. in Wildlife Biology concentrating in Wildlife Rehabilitation from Lees-McRae College in Banner Elk, NC where she also worked at the May Wildlife Rehabilitation Center for three years. Originally from Jacksonville, FL, Emily moved to South Carolina at a young age in 2004. She shares her home with three cats: Peanut (11 yrs old), Romeo (8 yrs old), and Mistletoe (3 yrs old). Emily is thrilled to start creating bonds with staff and clients while also getting the opportunity to work with dogs and cats instead of wildlife species such as opossums, birds, squirrels, rabbits, turtles, etc. In her free time, Emily enjoys hiking, the beach at sunset, finding new hobbies or places to explore, painting flowers, and spending time with her cats.
Born and raised in Summerville, SC, Cheyenne has been working with animals for a little less than two years and there is nothing she would rather do! She shares her home with her five-year-old Newfoundland named Poseidon, six-year-old Maine Coon named Gandalf, a three-year-old rescue cat named Letty. In her spare time, she enjoys fishing, hiking, and hanging out with friends. Cheyenne is a Cat Friendly Veterinary Advocate and is thrilled to be joining a wonderful team and even more excited to get to know our new patients and their families!
Alissa is a Customer Service Representative and Veterinary Assistant at Cainhoy Veterinary Hospital. She has worked in the veterinary field since March of 2020 and the animal care field since 2017. Alissa enjoys working with and helping clients up front as well as providing a comfortable environment for our patients throughout their visit in the back. Outside of work, you can find Alissa reading and spending time with her 2 dogs, a Border Terrier named Booty and a Catahoula named Charlie. Alissa is most excited about being able to build relationships with new patients and their families, while helping to provide the best care possible.
Located in Point Hope Commons off of Clements Ferry Road.