Dr. Mike Patterson
Dr. Mike Patterson was raised in Laurens. He attended Clemson University and then transferred to the United States Air Force Academy where he graduated with a B.S. in Biology. After flying for the Air Force for 7 years, he pursued his dream of becoming a veterinarian. He graduated from Louisiana State University in 1998 with his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine. He moved back to Laurens in 2000 and opened Trinity Ridge Animal Health in 2002. “I just love life!”
Dr. Jenna Crouch
Dr. Jenna Crouch is a South Carolina native, but her move to the Laurens area came through central Texas, where she practiced for nine years at a mixed (large and small animal) hospital. She grew up in coastal Colleton County, on a quail hunting plantation that her father still manages to this day. Dr. Crouch graduated from Clemson University and completed graduate and veterinary programs at Mississippi State University. Joining Dr. Crouch in the Upstate is her husband, Russ Abrams, who is an agricultural education teacher in the Greenville County school district, and their two young children. The family also has two dogs, two horses, a goat, and a bird. During their free time, the family enjoys outdoor activities, college football and spending valued time with friends and family.
Mark has been with Trinity Ridge Animal Health since 2005. He received his B.S. in Biology from Lander University in 2012. He enjoys both small and large animal, food animal, and hospital operation. He was raised and lives in Laurens with his wife Kaila and three children. Their family also includes two dog, a cat, a few rabbits, and a flock of chickens. In his spare time, he enjoys the outdoor activities, fishing, and spending time with family and friends.
Licensed Veterinary Technician
Kayla has been with Trinity Ridge Animal Health since 2012. She is a Licensed Veterinary Technician. Kayla grew up on a dairy farm in Saluda County, SC. She received her B.S. in Biology from Newberry College in 2010 and then completed the Veterinary Technology Program at Piedmont Technical College in 2012.
Licensed Veterinary Technician
Meet Lyndsey – Lyndsey is a Licensed Veterinary Technician (LVT) who has been a member of the TRAH team since 2018. She earned an Associates of Applied Science degree in Veterinary Technology from Tri-County Technical College, and received her state license in 2019.
Lyndsey knew from an early age that her love of animals and people was leading her to a career in veterinary medicine. While striving to provide the best services possible for patients under her care, Lyndsey also focuses on helping educate pet owners about their pet’s health.
Lyndsey’s hobbies include playing golf and spending time with her family. She is married to Dylan and they have one son, Connor. The family also has a dog, Oz.
Licensed Veterinary Technician
Meet Bethany – Bethany is a Licensed Veterinary Technician (LVT) who joined the TRAH team in 2022. She earned an Associates of Applied Science degree in Veterinary Technology from Piedmont Technical College, and received her state license in 2020. Before joining TRAH, Bethany worked for five years in various capacities of veterinary medicine.
A love of animals and a desire to help provide quality healthcare for them led Bethany to her career in the field of veterinary medicine. She especially enjoys working with large animals and assisting the veterinarians on farm calls. No matter the size of the animal, Bethany is focused on providing loving care and compassion.
Bethany’s hobbies include horseback riding and spending time with her family.
Meet Lauren – Lauren has been a kennel technician on the TRAH team since 2021. She is currently enrolled in a course of study at Piedmont Technical College and plans to further her education to attain a Animal Science degree. Lauren enjoys helping animals and the time she gets to spend with them.
Lauren’s pets include two dogs, Marley and Buster. She also has two cats, Willow, and Butters.
When not working or attending school, Lauren enjoys reading and traveling.
Meet Julia – Julia has been a member of the TRAH team since August 2021. She attends Piedmont Technical College where she is studying to become a Licensed Veterinary Technician (LVT). Julia enjoys gaining knowledge that helps her provide services for the patients of TRAH.
Julia’s personal pets include a Great Dane, a Chiweenie, and a pot-bellied pig.
Spending time with family and reading are two of the things Julia enjoys in her free time.
Meet Austin – Austin joined the TRAH team in December 2021 as a veterinary assistant. Drawing upon a love for animals instilled in him by his mother, Kelly Turner, Austin enjoys helping provide for the care of animals to ensure their health and well-being.
Austin and his wife, Gabbi, live in Ware Shoals. They have two dogs, two horses, and two goats.
Hobbies for Austin include horseback riding, hunting, fishing, and spending time with friends.
Meet Emily – Emily joined the TRAH team in 2022 as a receptionist. She provides valuable information and assistance to clients each day. With a passion for animals and a desire to attain as much knowledge as possible to provide for their well-being, Emily is enrolled in a course of study to become a Licensed Veterinary Technician (LVT).
The mother of one daughter, Emily also considers her numerous pets as immediate family. She has two lizards, one cat, one dog, and a multitude of freshwater fish.
Emily enjoys reading, gardening, sightseeing, cooking, baking, video games, antiques, and homesteading.
Meet Lisa – Lisa joined the TRAH team as a receptionist in April 2023. Upon retiring from a 35-year career with the local school district, she was drawn to TRAH because of a desire to learn new things and have another enjoyable career.
Lisa has two adult daughters and two grandchildren, and considers them all as true blessings in her life. A little Chihuahua named Lottie makes the rules at the home Lisa shares with her.
Having fun with her family, spending time at the beach, and working in her yard are among the things Lisa enjoys in her spare time.
Meet Alice – Alice joined the TRAH team as a receptionist in August 2023. She previously worked in patient relations with Bon Secours and helped in the homeless community with Miracle Hill Rescue Mission in Greenville, SC. Alice, Frank (husband), and Gracie (daughter) recently moved to the area from Greenville to fulfill their dreams of a country house and country living.
Alice’s pet family includes four dogs and two cats.
Cooking BBQ for events, visiting the coast, camping, and hiking are some of the things Alice enjoys doing.
Meet Skiff – Skiff is an integral part of the TRAH team in her role as greeter. She was born in Tennessee and was raised in Laurens, South Carolina. She is a graduate of the Patterson Training Academy where she earned the prestigious degree of Expert Treat Sampler.
Skiff can be found enjoying oyster roasts, taking part in a good game of fetch, or cuddling with her family when she has the time.