Welcome to Chinquapin Animal Hospital, your local veterinarians in Greenwood, SC.
We’re pleased to provide a wide variety of veterinary services for animals in Greenwood and surrounding areas.
Michael Ridgeway, DVM
Dr. Michael Ridgeway is a Georgia Dawg. He was born in Athens, Georgia and grew up on a farm in Cedartown, Georgia. He attended North Georgia College and graduated from Emory University. After graduating from vet school at UGA, he practiced for nine years in central Florida before moving to Greenwood in 1981. Chinquapin Animal Hospital opened in April of 1982.
Dr. Ridgeway has two daughters, Lori and Gentry, and is married to Glenda. His favorite pastime is fishing. Dr. Dawg enjoys life in Edisto as much as possible.
Caitlin Cochran, DVM
Dr. Caitlin Cochran joined Chinquapin Animal Hospital in May of 2016. She grew up in Honea Path, SC. Dr. Cochran attended Clemson University from 2009-2012 with a major in Animal Science before graduating from the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine in 2016. She currently lives in Honea Path with her husband, Jacob, daughter, Anna Kate, and son, Charlie. Together, they enjoy watching football and spending time outdoors.
Their furry family members include two Labrador Retrievers (Deuce and Tripod) , a Bloodhound (Cooper), a mixed breed dog (Diesel), one cat (Finn), a potbellied pig (Oliver) and numerous chickens.
Tarah has been the Hospital Administrator at Chinquapin Animal Hospital since October of 2005. She began her career in veterinary medicine as an assistant at CAH in May of 2005, after having an interest in the field for many years. She attended Ninety Six High School, Lander University and Piedmont Technical College. She has an Associates Degree in Business.
Tarah lives in Ninety Six with her seventeen year old son, Garrett. The Grahams have three dogs, five cats, and two horses. Tarah enjoys reading, decorating, shopping, traveling and photography.
Lauren began her career in veterinary medicine at the age of 12 in a large animal practice in Aiken, South Carolina. She first volunteered to help during surgery and later began working as a nurse anesthetist and a night nurse. She started working at Chinquapin Animal Hospital as a veterinary assistant in August of 2006.
Lauren grew up raising and showing horses on a national level. She was President of the South Carolina Palomino Exhibitors Association – Youth for many years. She graduated from South Aiken High School and then attended Winthrop University and Piedmont Technical College. She has an Associates Degree in Science. Lauren and her husband, Jeremy, have a son, Jeremiah. The Tooles have four cats and several dogs. They also show and breed American Staffordshire Terriers.
Licensed Veterinary Technician
Paige graduated from Piedmont Technical College in 2014 with an Associates Degree in Applied Science, majoring in Veterinary Technology. She joined our team in May of 2016. Paige enjoys surgery and has a special interest in emergency medicine.
She lives in Ninety Six with her husband Chris and daughter, Mykayla. They have three dogs and two cats, and enjoy time spent on the lake with family and friends as well as hiking to waterfalls.