2021 Board Members 


Melissa Entrekin


Melissa graduated from St.Petersburg College in 2003. She has worked  as a Lab Asst for the Vet Tech program at Piedmont Tech, and as an LVT at Upstate Vet & Emergency Clinic. Melissa received her VTS in Emergency & Critical Care in 2012.  

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Zohra Badat


Zohra graduated from the Trident Technical College Vet Tech program in 2005. She has worked in GP as well as Shelter Medicine as an LVT and Manager. She is currently working at TTC in the VT program as an Adjunct Instructor. She is also attending University of  Tenn online for her Certified Canine Rehabailitation Practitioner Certification. 


Jeanna Lineberger

Past President

 Jeanna currently lives in Fort Mill.  She graduated from Purdue Univ. then went into private practice for 12 years before joining Riverbanks Zoo and doing field research on sea turtles in South America for 14 years.  

Christee Williams

Piedmont District Rep

Christee is an 1982 graduate of TriCounty Technical College, where she was also a full time instructor as Coordinator of Instructional Activity for 26 years and now an adjunct for the last 5 years. She has a great love of clinical pathology and surgery. She lives in Pendleton with her family, her Golden Retriever Riley, 3 cats, and her horses.


Lauren Howard

Coastal District Rep

Lauren graduated from the Trident Tech Vet Tech program in 2017 and got her LVT the same year. She worked in general practice from 2015-2019 and started working in Internal Medicine in 2019.    She also moonlights as an ER technician, periodically adjuncts at Trident Tech and is in the process of pursuing her Bachelor's degree. She currently lives in the Charleston area with her 3 rescue dogs.


In Need of 

President Elect

We are in need of someone willing to take on the responsibilities of this position. If you are interested in finding out more about it, Send us an email at SCAVT1@gmail.com

Sarah Schwenzer


Sarah has always had a passion for zoo medicine and has been employed by Greenville Zoo for 7.5 yrs.  One of her favorite parts of her job is using operant conditioning for voluntary medical behaviors in zoo animals. She is also a member of SC Veterinary Emergency Corps. 

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Marlee Poole

Midlands District Rep

Marlee attended Piedmont Tech, graduating class of 2016. LVT with experience in shelter and exotic medicine, currently at the University of South Carolina, Department of Research. Loves spending time with her dog, cats, chickens, and ducks! 

Nicole Haynes

Piedmont District Rep

Nicole was a 2015 honors graduate of Penn Foster College. BS in Business Administration. Employed since 2006 with Banfield Pet Hospital in Spartanburg and current Shift Lead. Low Stress Handling Certified Silver and Fear Free Certified. Lover of cats, Boston Terriers, and tortoises. Career aspirations include getting a BS in Veterinary Technology and obtaining a VTS in Small Animal Internal Medicine.


Adrienne Kruzer

Piedmont District Rep 

Adrienne  graduated in 2007 from Cuyahoga Community College in Ohio. She is registered in both OH and NC and licensed in SC where she currently lives and works for Nutramax Laboratories. She gives regular presentations to vet tech college programs around the country, provides CE to vet techs in her RACE-approved presentations, and writes for various online pet websites and veterinary sources. She is Fear Free Level 2 Certified and earned her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in 2021.