Our Locust Grove Veterinarians

Dr. LaVassar

Dr. Lavasser, DVM


Thankful and blessed to be working a true childhood dream job. I grew up in north Alabama were I attended University of Alabama in Huntsville and played soccer. I was lucky enough to attend Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine were I was active as SCAVMA president. Upon graduation I return to north Alabama and practiced emergency medicine.  Then opportunity took me to South Carolina where I was a general practitioner for a number of years. Another great opportunity brought me to Woodland Animal Hospital where I have grown into a leadership position and grown close to its people and community. Off time is spent with family building up the homestead and mini-travels looking for local adventure.

Dr. Haggard

Dr. Haggard, DVM

Associate Veterinarian
I grew up in a small town around Chattanooga TN. I have had animals all of my life, these have mostly consisted of dogs, cats, and horses. Growing up I showed American Saddledbreds and TN Walking horses along with training several colts and fillies to ride. For my undergraduate degree I chose TN tech university with a degree in agriculture with hopes of going into vet school. Thinking I needed more experience with animals and within the veterinary field i started as a kennel technician for a animal hospital in Chattanooga. I worked my way up to a laboratory technician over time. I then applied to vet school and was accepted into the University of Glasgow school of veterinary medicine. I studied over in Scotland for the next six years and loving the culture, people, making lifelong friends in the process. After graduating in June 2013, i started working in a small rural predominately small animal with some large animal clinic. Due to being in rural northeast GA we had our own on call system for  emergency services. During this period was when I discovered my passion for emergency medicine. I still enjoy general practice and seeing different cases and animals. I think my craziest has been seeing a squirrel who was lame. I decided it was time for a change and moved from northeast Georgia down to Locust Grove in 2019. I enjoy working overnights and seeing what all comes in along with soft tissue surgery. Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my family both human and fur. I still enjoy working with horses and now have a project horse that I am working with. I enjoy swimming and have been certified to SCUBA dive which I would love to get back into. Reading all sorts of books for pleasure and unwinding. I enjoy horseback riding on trails when able to have friends to go with.

Dr. Martinez-Jimenez

Associate Veterinarian
Dr. Martinez-Jimenez was always fascinated by animals and their instincts, and medicine was always a passion of his. He graduated with his DVM from College of Veterinary Medicine of Zaragoza, Spain, in 2002, and went on to obtain a master’s degree in wild animal health and complete an internship in exotic pet, zoo, and wildlife medicine. Dr. Martinez-Jimenez is dedicated to helping people take care of their companions and considers himself and his fellow veterinarians stewards of that family bond shared by people and their pets. His wife is also a veterinarian, and together they have 2 daughters. They also share their home with 2 dogs, Peppin (longhaired Chihuahua) and Sprinkle Donut (Shih Tzu), and a goldfish named Bubbles. In his spare time, Dr. Martinez-Jimenez enjoys being outdoors, hiking, spending time with his girls, and beekeeping. He is honored to have been selected as 2023 president elect of the Honeybee Veterinary Consortium.

Dr. Rogers, DVM

Associate Veterinarian
Dr. Skye Rogers grew up in the Bronx, NY where her love for animals and a desire to become a veterinarian started at a very early age. Dr. Rogers completed her undergraduate degree at Clemson University and received her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from the University of Georgia. Dr. Rogers has worked in different veterinary settings including General Practice and Urgent care. There, she discovered her passion for soft tissue surgery and emergency medicine.
In her spare time Dr. Rogers enjoys sharing a delicious meal or fun experience with her fiancé and friends, and spending quality time with her three sweet pups.

Dr. Lewis, DVM

Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Caroline Lewis is passionate about serving both animals and their people. Becoming a veterinarian has been her lifelong goal, and she’s so thankful to be living out her dream. Dr. Lewis appreciates the depth of the human-animal bond and wants to help nurture this from a wellness visit to an emergency visit. She is thrilled to be serving as part of the Woodland team to provide around-the-clock care to people’s pets. As a double Dawg who completed both her undergraduate degree in Animal Sciences and received her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from the University of Georgia, she loves the Classic City. When not at the clinic you can find her enjoying time with friends, exploring outside, or traveling with her husband and two dogs. – Maybelle and Charlie


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