Our Team in North Charleston, SC
Katherine Benton, DVM
A native of Charleston, Dr. Benton graduated from the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine in 1999. Caring for dogs and cats has been a lifelong passion of hers. She began working with animals at a young age, training and showing her family’s Westies. Dr. Benton acquired Charleston Heights Veterinary Clinic in 2001 and has enjoyed growing the practice to better serve the community. She currently lives in Mt. Pleasant with her daughter, Abby, as well as their Cairn Terrier, Fred, rescued pit bull, Wednesday, and rescued cats, Pipsqueak and Splat. When she is not assisting clients with their pets, she enjoys reading, baking, and spending time with her family.
Erin Garrett, DVM
Dr. Garrett graduated from Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in 2006. She has always loved helping people with their animals. She grew up on a small farm in Virginia and was exposed to a variety of animals at a young age. After graduation she moved to Charleston. In 2013 her son, Jackson, was born, and he is her greatest joy. She began working at Charleston Heights Veterinary Clinic in 2015 where she excels at educating our clients about the best care for their pets. Her Westie, Jasper, her Boykin Spaniel, Nellie, and two Guinea Pigs, Guinea Box and Winnie are part of her family as well. Nellie and Dr. Garrett love obedience training with Off Leash K9 Training when they are not traveling.
Angela Lambeth, Office Manager
Charleston Heights Veterinary Clinic has been Angela’s family’s veterinary practice since 1983! She loved coming along to appointments and felt that the doctors and staff genuinely cared about her pets. Angela actually started out in human medicine, then switched to veterinary medicine. She began as a vet tech and eventually evolved into the role of office manager, where she feels she truly belongs. Helping animals and people and being there for our clients in difficult times has made Angela’s career at CHVC extremely rewarding.
Angela and her son, Connor, share their home with a German Shepherd named Ash, a 3-legged black cat named Cash Sue that a client brought in as a stray, a bottle baby Calico named Catsy Cline that was left at our clinic and a fish tank with 5 Corydoras and a clown pleco. When she isn’t at work, Angela enjoys building LEGO sets with her son, cuddling with her pets, watching horror movies, and taking care of her large collection of plants.
Allison (Ally) Yonce
Ally’s journey into the veterinary industry began in Nashville, TN, where she transitioned from babysitting to working in boarding. This experience fueled her desire for a fulfilling career working with animals, leading her to her current role as a Veterinary Technician. She finds immense reward in building connections with clients and witnessing the positive impact our treatments have on a pets’ health and the improvement it has on their quality of life.
Outside of work, she is a proud cat parent to Grayson, a Domestic Medium Hair. She enjoys music, podcasts, gym workouts, concerts, and, of course, spending quality time with Grayson. With a love for rock music, particularly the band Bearings, and a soft spot for feline companions, she is dedicated to making a positive impact on the well-being of pets.
Courtney (Nikki) Baldwin
Nikki graduated with honors from Clemson University with a Bachelor of Science degree in animal and veterinary sciences, and she completed a year of Texas A&M’s highly competitive DVM program. She grew up surrounded by animals; her mother was a vet tech, and her father had a degree in animal science. Nikki was raised in the world of animal husbandry, and her passion for animals grew as she did and led her to her current position! She loves getting to interact with so many different dogs and cats every day, and seeing patients improve after an illness or injury.
Nikki has a Rough Coated Collie named Lainey and an orange tabby named Ducky. In her free time, she enjoys being outdoors, binging horror movies on Netflix, and curling up with a good book.
Roberta Stueness, LVT
Roberta joined our team in 2005, the same year she graduated from Trident Technical College as a Licensed Veterinary Technician (LVT). She grew up in Moncks Corner surrounded by all kinds of animals. Being able to work with animals every day is what makes her life fulfilling. She says the most rewarding part of her career is making good friends with many of the clients and helping to provide the best care possible for their pets. Her family includes 6 dogs and 2 cats. When not at work, Roberta enjoys spending time with her family, going to her niece’s softball games, weekends at the lake, and adventures with her nephews.
Katrina was recommended to Charleston Heights Veterinary Clinic by a client of Dr. Benton after her former employer closed their business, and Dr. Benton welcomed her onto the team. Katrina loves getting to know our clients and their pets, and she looks forward to spending many more years here at the clinic! She has two cats of her own, a yellow tabby named Sunny and a grey/black/brown tabby named Friskie. In her free time, Katrina enjoys reading Mary Higgins Clark murder mysteries, watching sports, and savoring quiet time at home.