Our Family

  • Dr. Kate
    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. Prior to joining Cashua Veterinary Care, Dr. Atwood was in small animal practice in the Upstate of South Carolina. Her interests include internal medicine, preventive care,and feline medicine. Dr. Atwood has always had a passion for animals and medicine, and knew from a young age that she wanted to become a veterinarian so she could continue to be a strong advocate for their health care and well being. Dr. Atwood has a menagerie of four-legged children at home: two rescue dogs, Ottley and Basil, two cats, Alfie and Matilda, and her childhood horse, Secret.In her free time, Dr. Atwood enjoys spending time with family and friends. She enjoys traveling, spending time in the mountains, reading, and equestrian sports. As a self-proclaimed foodie, she also enjoys cooking and baking, and has been known to treat family, friends, and co-workers to delicious goodies.
  • 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 at CVC. I'm excited to say that I have been a Vet Tech for 17 years! I have a BS degree in Biology that I obtained from Francis Marion University. For my entire life I have loved animals as most of us do, but I wanted to do more. I wanted to help educate owners how to keep their pets happy and healthy. I also wanted to be the voice for those that aren't able to speak to pave the way for a brighter future for our furry family members. I not only have a strong passion for animals, but also for family. My family consists of a daughter, hubby, 4 dogs, 2 cats, and a bird! There's never a dull moment at my house! Every free moment I get is spent with my family. Pets are a part of what makes a strong family. They provide us with love, comfort, and laughter. They may not pay us back in currency, but they pay us with love, respect, and affection. Why not make sure that they are well taken care of and live long healthy lives?! My motto, 'I can't save them all, but I sure can try!' I look forward to providing you and your furry companions with compassion, health care tips, services, and medical care.
  • Heather Deitch
    Veterinary Technician
    My name is Heather Deitch. I have been a veterinary technician for 7 years. I obtained a BS in Biology at Francis Marion University. I have always had a passion for the well-being of animals. I'm a very big advocate of animal health and safety. Fostering dogs and cats is one of the greatest rewards for me in life because I get to save as many lives as possible. Just knowing I saved a life and helped them find the road to happiness fills my heart with joy. Working here at CVC has been a wonderful experience in following my path to providing animals with the best chance at a normal healthy life. I believe that through client education we can prevent overloaded shelters! My family consist of a Sugar Glider, one spoiled rotten dog and one crazy kitty. My hobbies consist of amusement parks, eating blue cotton candy apples as much as possible, music concerts, and going to the beach. I hope to see you soon!
  • D'Artagnan the Office Cat
    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
    Fear Free Coordinator

    Hi, I'm Dust Bunny! I test the level of fear in the atmosphere. I come out periodically and make sure everything feels nice and safe for all of my fellow furry friends. If you see me out and about I'm just doing my job. If you don't see me I'm taking a nap!

  • Cassie Turner
    Boarding Care Specialist/Veterinary Technician Assistant

    Hey my name is Cassie Turner! I have been a kennel tech at CVC for 7 months. I am currently training to become a Veterinary Technician. 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. 

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