Our Family

  • Dr.
    Kate Atwood
    DVM and Owner
    Dr. Kate Atwood is a veterinarian with Cashua Veterinary Care. Raised in Florence, Dr. Atwood is excited to return to her hometown. She is a 2002 graduate of Trinity Collegiate School, and received her B.S. in biology from Furman University in 2006.Dr. Atwood is a 2010 graduate of Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine and completed a year of clinical training at Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine.
  • Dr.
    Caroline Rummel
    Associate Veterinarian

    I grew up in Gaffney, South Carolina. I attended Clemson University for my undergraduate degree, and graduated in December 2012 with a B.S. in Animal & Veterinary Sciences. In the fall of 2013, I was accepted into Tuskegee University College of Veterinary Medicine, where I worked in the large animal hospital and discovered a passion for equine medicine.
    After graduating vet school in May 2017, I completed a year-long internship at Southern Equine Services in Aiken, South Carolina. Following my internship, I made the switch to small animal medicine when I moved to Florence, SC and worked as an associate at Mullins Veterinary Hospital before accepting my current position here at Cashua Veterinary Care.
    Although I'm currently not practicing equine medicine, I'm still very passionate about riding and hope to soon compete in western/rodeo events. I also have a special love for Boykin Spaniels- I have 2 of my own, named Dallas and Roux (who are spoiled rotten!). My other fur children include a black lab named Little Ann, as well as a few chickens. 
    In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my new husband, Dan, and being outside, whether it be doing yard work, going on the lake, or running. I'm very pleased to be joining the Cashua Veterinary Care team, and looks forward to meeting the clients at Cashua Veterinary Care and serving them for many years to come!

  • Crystal Summerford
    Practice Manager and Veterinary Technician

    I am a Veterinary Technician and Veterinary Practice Manager at CVC. I'm excited to say that I have been a Veterinary Technician since 2001 and worked in this field since 1999! I have a BS degree in Biology that I obtained from Francis Marion University. I decided at a young age that my career path would be in Veterinary Medicine. After graduating high school, I set out to find my place in this field and I wouldn't change it for the world! I moved up from kennel to assistant within a year of employment. From there, I quickly began my training as a Veterinary Technician. Working with different doctors over the years has really helped increase my knowledge as a technician. I've learned so much from every Veterinarian I've worked with, and all of them have been absolutely wonderful! I also began my journey as a Veterinary Practice Manager, moving forward in helping in the vet world in another way. From 2006 to current, I've been working alongside owners to keep clinics running seamlessly and bringing continuity of care to our facilities. I hope that our facility provides you and your furry family member with infinite compassion and excellent medical care! 

  • Tina Ethridge
    Veterinary Technician

    Hi! I'm Tina and I've been a Veterinary Technician since 2007 and worked in this field since 2005. I love working with animals and educating owners about their beloved pets. I am also a Dental Hygienist. I enjoy using my knowledge of dental hygiene when cleaning pet patient teeth. This has been an added benefit when working in dentistry with our pet patients. If I have to choose what my favorite career is, hands down, being a Veterinary Technician! I look forward to meeting you and your pets.

  • Kimberly Parsons
    Veterinary Technician

    Hello! My name is Kimberly and I have been a part of the Cashua Veterinary Care team since 2018. I have three cats and two dogs. They are spoiled rotten and I love them with all of my heart. I love working with our team, wonderful pet patients, and excellent clients. I look forward to seeing you soon!

  • Cassie Turner
    Veterinary Technician

    Hey my name is Cassie Turner! I have been a part of CVC since 2019. Ever since I was little I have always wanted to work at a vets office! Working here at Cashua has been the best experience! I love getting to help and learn all about the animals! I currently have two dogs of my own and have recently started fostering dogs. I enjoy spending time with my family and friends and being outdoors. 

  • D'Artagnan the Office Cat Cashua Veterinary Care
    Personal Relations Manager
    He is always around to greet you when you come in the door!! Remember to keep your belongings, especially food, near because I may need to borrow something. Oh, loving on me is the purrrrfect thing to do while making your next appointment!
  • Dust Bunny Cashua Veterinary Care
    D'artagnan's bodyguard

    My name is DustBunny, DB for short. I hide in secret places in the clinic so that no one can find me. I will come out when duty calls! If I hear that a dog is coming through the clinic and my buddy Dart is having issues with this furry individual, consider it taken care of guys. I am only scared of human adults. I love children and I grow huge muscles when I need to defend Dart from dogs. Let me know if anyone needs a kitty bodyguard, I work for treats!

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