Our Careteam

Lauren Giove
Client Care Specialist
After working in a few corporate jobs with her communications degree, Lauren found that she wasn’t fulfilled when she left the office every day. That’s when she decided to take a step back and consider what she was truly passionate about—it didn’t take long for Lauren to decide that a career in veterinary medicine was the perfect path!

Lauren is from Columbia, Maryland and attended Towson University for her collegiate studies. She began her journey in animal care when she signed on with a general practice in 2013, then moved to Charleston in 2015 and worked as a Veterinary Technician and client-service professional at a busy 24-hour emergency facility. Lauren joined the Cats Only Animal Hospital team in the summer of 2017 as a Client Care Specialist, and has been serving the area’s pets and animal owners here ever since.

Away from work, Lauren enjoys visiting family back in Maryland, relaxing on the beach, and exploring the mountains. She lives in Summerville with her boyfriend, Matthew.
Susan Graham
Veterinary Technician
After graduating college with an art degree and spending a few years working in the photo-editing and graphic design fields, Susan started to feel like something was missing. When she thought back to what she had always been passionate about, one thing rose to the surface: animal care. That’s when Susan decided to make a change and immerse herself in the world of veterinary medicine!

Susan is originally from the suburbs of Columbus, Ohio. After her decision to switch careers and pursue animal-care full time, she moved to the sunny shores of South Carolina and enrolled in school to study veterinary technology. Susan worked for a variety of clinics and shelters before her love of feline medicine drew her here to Cats Only Animal Hospital. She joined the practice family in August of 2017 as a Veterinary Technician, bringing with her special interests in surgery work, anesthesia, and dental procedures.

When she isn’t caring for cats here at the hospital, Susan enjoys exploring the great outdoors and participating in 5k and 10k runs in the area. At home, she lives with two adorable cats of her own: Miles Davis is a laid-back senior who enjoys car rides and armpit scratches, and Sammy Davis Jr. is an 18-pound Maine Coon mix who is much less relaxed than his brother.
Niki English
Veterinary Technician
Niki grew up in Charlotte, North Carolina with her parents, younger brother, and the constant company of the family pets. She’s felt a kinship with animals for as long as she can remember—Niki knew ever since she was a little girl that she would one day work with the earth’s creatures. Her dream has come full-circle: she’s a Licensed Veterinary Technician!

Niki took a summer job at a local veterinary clinic while earning her degree in biology with an emphasis in animal science at the College of Charleston. It didn’t take long for her to fall in love with the veterinary field! Niki decided to return to school to study veterinary technology, and she’s been a Licensed Veterinary Technician ever since. She was happy to join the Cats Only Animal Hospital family in January of 2018, where she enjoys staying on her toes with a variety of cases and performing dentistry procedures—Niki is always amazed at the holistic effect that dental work can have on a pet!

Outside of the office, Niki enjoys cooking, reading, and spending time with her family. She and her husband, Jeff, share their home with two loveable dogs: Bosley, a hound mix, and Petey the Jack Russell Terrier.
Rita Taylor
Veterinary Technician
Rita grew up right here in Mount Pleasant, where she attempted to bring home every stray or injured animal that she could find. For her, caring for the earth’s creatures has been a natural part of life ever since she was a little girl. Rita’s passion for pet care has come full circle: she’s a Veterinary Technician, and is able to better the lives of animals and their owners every single day!

Rita’s veterinary journey began at a local animal shelter, where she served for nearly three years before moving into the field of emergency care. Rita continued her education in Colorado and New Orleans, expanding and honing her skillset on a daily basis, then signed on at a clinic that provided her the opportunity to pursue her studies even further. She attended Purdue University, where she studied veterinary management!

Rita joined the Cats Only Animal Hospital family in 2012 as a Veterinary Technician. She still loves critical care cases thanks to her years serving in emergency medicine, and she’s also fond of helping in the surgical ward. Most of all, Rita loves to meet a wide variety of pet and human personalities on a daily basis.

When she’s not at work, Rita likes relaxing outdoors and spending quality time with her family and pets. She lives in Summerville with her husband, Matt, as well as their nephew and foster daughter. The family shares their home with a multitude of pets: they have nine dogs—Bella, Boss, Mudge, Vinny, Etta, Ema, Killer, Walter, and Grace—as well as a pair of cats who go by Bam and Al.

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    • Vicki D'AndreaVicki D'Andrea

      A wonderful experience, first time for an exam and shots. It is obvious that the doctor and entire staff has a great love of animals. They were gentle and caring with my cat, who,like other cats, is not fond of shots or having his nails clipped. They even suggested an alternate boarding facility as they are booked up for the holidays, and gave me the contact information, which I really appreciated. As I am new to the area I worried about finding a vet, no worries now, this is this is the one for me and my kitty!

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    • Pam HoffmanPam Hoffman

      I have never gone to a "people" Dr. or Vet that spent so much time answering questions. Dr. Fuller is so gentle with my cat's. What a great place to take my kitties. Thanks!

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    • Mae OlsonMae Olson

      The vet here finally diagnosed my cat with the correct problem after other vets couldnt, and my cat is on his way to feeling better!!

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    • Jessica HayesJessica Hayes

      I am so happy with them. After our greyhound passed away, I wanted to find a new vet for our animals, so I decided to give them a try. When of our cats needed to be seen because she was losing fur, they fit us in that day. They took excellent care of our other cat for spaying and microchipping, everything seems reasonably priced, I would highly recommend them

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    • Randy G.Randy G.

      I took my 14 year old cat to a local weekend clinic to have him checked out, as Cats Only was closed. The experience there was less than positive and very... Read More

    • Terry W.Terry W.

      For animal lovers, one can stress more than their fur baby when a vet visit is in order. Made an appointment a few days ago to bring my cat Nala in for a... Read More

    • Reviewer M.Reviewer M.

      Brought my 3 month old exotic shorthair kitten here after bringing her home from a breeder. The doctor spent a lot of time answering my questions, which... Read More