Each month Spears Creek Veterinary Clinic opens the doors to one South Carolina College of Pharmacy Student extern, one Presbyterian College School of Pharmacy Extern, and South University School of Pharmacy extern. Besides assisting with our pharmacy, the students learn various aspects of veterinary medicine, small business and marketing.


As your knowledgeable, high energy technician, Lauren Smith has been working with animals in some form or another since she could walk.  She is addicted to dentals and promises to keep your pet's smile clean and shiny!

In her free time, Lauren loves to read. Lauren also loves horses, dogs, and cats.  To prove it, she has a large crew of her own! 

Lauren hates Facebook- almost as much as she hates sitting still.  She has visited Scotland and Ireland and would love to go back some day. 

As your veterinarian, Dr. Wendy King is dedicated to providing you with the best care possible.  She is passionate and heartfelt about all animals from the tiniest creatures to the biggest of the farm animals to animals still searching for their "furever" homes. She promises to treat your pets like they are her own.

Dr. King is a 1996 graduate of The University of Georgia, College of Veterinary Medicine. She is married to Dr. Charles King, and has two step children, Charlie and Beth. 

In addition to her work at Spears Creek Veterinary Clinic, Dr. King also works at her home as the "resident" vet tending to the rabbits, goats, cattle and chickens. She spends her spare time tending to her vegetable garden, exercising, and reading. 



​As your out-going receptionist, Destiney Jackson promises to greet your 2 and 4 legged family with a warm, reassuring smile.  An avid animal lover all of her life, she is currently a nursing student at Central Carolina Technical College. 

Destiney is married to Tyrell and has three children-Christopher, Olivia, and Tyshon (TJ).  She also has a Yorkie named Jade who gives her a break from dealing with the variety of personalities in her household (Christopher is a nerd, TJ is the "baby" and Olivia- who is all "drama"!)  

​Destiney considers herself a trucker-wife and is a Denver Broncos fan.  Her hobbies include fishing and being an all-around sports mom.

Meet Our Team

921 Spears Creek Ct
Elgin, SC 29045


As your dynamic technician, Gina Calvert promises to greet your pet with a reassuring head scratch. Her goal is to use her 17+ years of experience to make every client comfortable and each family pet feel like they are spending time with a friend. 

In her spare time, she loves going to the movies (preferably comedies with Melissa McCarthy!), hanging with friends, and watching Ohio State football.  Go Bucks!

Gina's favorite TV show is The Golden Girls and she absolutely loves Betty White. She considers Betty White her spirit animal.  When not making people laugh, Gina lives with her wife, Robin and their cats Noli and Binx.

As your easy-going receptionist, Jill Handel promises to welcome you and your pet with a friendly smile.  She comes to us from a 24-hour emergency and specialty facility in her home state of New Jersey.  Jill is still acclimating to southern living and will always be a "Jersey Girl" at heart!  

Jill has a husband, Ray, and two children Rachel and Katelyn.  Both of her girls attend college; one at East Carolina University and the other at the University of Kentucky.  ​Jill has two pets- Nikki, a 10-year-old Goldendoodle and Howie, a 14-year-old diabetic kitty.  She also has a grand-dog, Frankie, a 2 year-old Border Collie.

​In her spare time, Jill feeds her Nicholas Sparks addiction by watching some of her favorite movies,  The Best of Me, The Longest Ride, and The Notebook. 

As your skilled Lead Technician, Leigh Daly-Rabon promises to treat your pets with respect, even when they are nervous being at the vet's office. Leigh has 15+ years of experience working in the veterinary field.

She was born and raised in Kershaw County. She is madly in love with her husband, Brad Rabon-despite the fact that he is a Clemson Tiger and she is a Carolina Gamecock. Leigh has an adorable son Jackson and a beautiful daughter, Savannah.  She also has three wonderful stepsons, Rance, Dylan, and Bryce.

The Daly-Rabon household has several dogs, cats, and rabbits. Leigh's hobbies include home improvement/DIY and being an archery team mom.