Our Veterinary Team

Meet Veterinarians & Staff

Dr. Heyward Boyette

Dr. Heyward Boyette graduated from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1994 and joined Cherokee Trail Veterinary Hospital in 1998. He became a partner at Cherokee Trail Veterinary Hospital in 2000. Beginning in 2007 Dr. Boyette began sharing time between Cherokee Trail Veterinary Hospital and Lake Murray Animal Hospital. Dr Boyette has a wife and two daughters and serves on the board of Directors of the Carolina Ballet, is a member of St. Albans Church and the Lexington Rotary Club. Dr. Boyette is an avid reader and also enjoys sketching and Ohio State football.

Dr. Ginger Macaulay

Dr. Ginger Macaulay attended Clemson University and graduated from the University of Georgia Veterinary College in 1984. Born and raised in the Lexington area, Dr. Macaulay returned in 1986 and began working at Cherokee Trail Veterinary Hospital. She purchased the hospital in 1998, and since 2008 Dr. Macaulay has been working at both the Cherokee Trail and Lake Murray offices. She presently shares her home with a number of four legged friends. Dr. Macaulay is a past president of the South Carolina Veterinary Association and current board member of Lexington County Arts Association. She attends St. Stephens Lutheran church. Dr. Macaulay enjoys sports, the outdoors (especially rock climbing in Wyoming), Broadway, and all things Disney.

Dr. Brittany Sheppard

Dr. Brittany Sheppard is a Clemson alumni and graduated from Virginia Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine (Virginia Tech) in 2015. She joined Cherokee Trail Veterinary Hospital as a new graduate in 2015. After one year at Cherokee Trail, she began working at the Lake Murray office. She has a strong interest in large animals and enjoys spending her free time riding horses. She has many 4 legged children including a catahoula leopard dog and a chocolate lab. Dr. Sheppard also enjoys sports and during football season she can be found cheering on the Clemson Tigers.

Ashley Padgett

Ashley began working with Lake Murray in July of 2015. She earned a certificate as a Veterinary Assistant from Midlands Technical College in 2014. She enjoys being on the lake/river, fishing, hunting, riding horses, hanging out with friends and family, and traveling to new places. She has two dogs that she also enjoys spending time with.

Susanne Taylor

Susanne started working at Cherokee Trail Veterinary Hospital in February 2017 as a receptionist. She joined Lake Murray Animal Hospital as an assistant in September 2017. She has three dogs: Summer, Rose, and Cash. She enjoys spending time on the lake and river, going to the beach, fishing, hunting, and photography.

Ashlyn Maroney

Ashlyn started in December of 2017, she attended Piedmont Technical College and received an Associate in Applied Science with a major in Veterinary Technology in May 2018. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, playing the guitar, going to the beach, and spending time with all of her animals (3 dogs, one chameleon, and 2 ducks). 

Kara Daniel

Kara Daniel started in May of 2018. She attended Piedmont Technical College and received an Associates in Arts in May of 2018. She enjoys drawing, watching movies, playing video games, and spending times with all of her animals (which includes fours dogs, four cats, one spider, five geckos, three snakes, and a bird).    

Nicole Lee

Nicole joined the LMAH team in March of 2019 as an assistant. She attended Midlands Technical College, where she received her Veterinary Assistant Certificate in 2018. She has two dogs, Marley and Mia. She enjoys making cakes, going to the beach, riding horses, and hunting.

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