Dr. Eric Setzer, DVM
Dr. Eric Setzer graduated from the University of Georgia in 1995 and has been in private practice ever since. He has been the owner and operator of Lesslie Animal Hospital since 1997. Dr. Setzer enjoys attending college football games (Go Cocks!), boating, and spending time with his wonderful wife and four children. Dr. Setzer truly has a passion for animals and thoroughly enjoys being in constant contact with animals of every kind.
Dr. Whitney Johnson, DVM
Dr. Johnson joined our team as an associate veterinarian in August of 2019. Graduating from Purdue University, Dr. Johnson has always had a passion for animals. In her spare time, Dr. Johnson loves traveling and fitness and caring for her sweet Greyhound, Bull.
Dr. Jonathan Blanton, DVM
Dr. Jonathan Blanton joined our team as a part-time associate in May 2019. A native of Rock Hill, he graduated from Northwestern High School in 1998 before attending Clemson University. He graduated from Clemson in 2003 with a bachelor’s degree in Animal Science and then moved to the island of St. Kitt’s to attend Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Blanton has always enjoyed animals, having many dogs, cats, birds, a rabbit, ferret, and various other pets throughout life. He has a particular fondness for birds, receiving his first official pet, Sonny, a Latino cockatiel for his 8th birthday.
Elaine Herrara, Receptionist
Elaine loves all animals, but her favorite breeds would have to be Staffordshire terriers and bully breeds. She also has a huge heart for reptiles and arachnids. Being from Miami, Elaine prefers tropical places and absolutely loves spending time at the beach! Elaine started working at Lesslie Animal Hospital in 2018.
Chasity is originally from Anchorage, Alaska. When she’s not working with us here at Lesslie, she enjoys reading and doing make up. She started with us at Lesslie in June of 2019. Chasity has an extreme love for ALL fur babies and would like everyone to adopt and rescue!!
Kimberly Rosales, Veterinary Assistant/ Receptionist
Stephanie Shirley, Veterinary Assistant
Stephanie began working at Lesslie Animal Hospital in 2019. She is a Florida native and is married to her wonderful, loving husband, Michael. Stephanie currently works at Tiger World as well! Some of her hobbies include sewing, surfing, and painting!
Luke Dickson, Veterinary Assistant
Luke recently graduated from Kennesaw State University with a master’s in Integrative Biology and moved to South Carolina with his dog Scout. He enjoys spending time with family and friends, playing guitar, and traveling abroad. The bond that he shares with his dog has inspired him to pursue veterinary medicine in the hopes of helping others keep their companions by their side, happy and healthy. Luke will be attending Ohio State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine this fall. Luke began working at Lesslie Animal Hospital in 2019.
Jordan Peek, Kennel Staff
Jordan was born and raised in Rock Hill, SC. His interest in the animal field is rooted in his first visit to Sea World in 2009. He took the Vet Tech class at the Applied Technology Center (ATC) in 2018. He is currently responsible for boarding and occasionally doing tech work. At home he has two dogs, Abby and Daisy, and a Ragdoll cat, Gracie. Jordan enjoys visiting theme parks and hanging out with his pets. He looks forward to caring for your pets.
Tambi Brown, Kennel Staff
Marilee Martin, Groomer
Marilee got her start in pet grooming when she was only 15 years old and has shown and bred AKC Irish Setters for over 30 years! Being well accomplished in both pet and show grooming (including scissoring), she owned, operated, and taught at “Charlotte Academy of Pet Grooming” from 1993-2005. Marilee began working with Lesslie Animal Hospital in 2015.
Queen Lesslie (A.K.A. Pooh Kitty), Clinic Cat