Debbie received her Associate degree in Office Systems Technology in 2000 from Tri-County Technical College when she began working at Electric City Animal Clinic. She excels as the front office team leader because she believes that high standards of pet care and client satisfaction are essential and always strives to see that every client’s needs are met.
Debbie is a native of South Carolina and located in the Upstate in 1972 from Aiken. She has family originally from the Anderson area and enjoys her many relatives here.
Married and the mother of 2, Debbie is also grandmom to 3. She is addicted to crossword puzzles, Sudoku, and likes to garden. She also has an extensive four-pawed family of 2 dogs and 5 cats.
Chyna, a miniature pinscher, was rescued by Debbie and her husband in 2002. She loves to be petted and also loves playing with her adopted “sisters & brothers”.
Ashley is a graduate of Crescent High School and started in the veterinary field in 2007. She is a receptionist at Electric City and loves working with clients to provide efficient, accurate helpful service.
She is a native of Anderson and is a passionate South Carolina Gamecock Fan. She is a very family oriented person, married with 3 daughters, and loves each and every moment she spends with her family.
Wingo is a gray tabby domestic shorthair and was one of Electric City’s “Light Up Your Life” adoptees. After being in the clinic for a few weeks, Ashley and her family welcomed him into their family with one other cat and gave him his forever loving home. Wingo enjoys eating and being loved on.
Shana graduated from Tri-County Technical College Veterinary Technology program in 1992. She is a licensed Veterinary Technician and a member of the South Carolina Association of Veterinary Technicians. She attends seminars and training annually to build on her knowledge and love for the veterinary profession.
Shana is experienced in all technical areas at Electric City, but is most at home when she is educating clients during their visit. She is a people person who loves to interact with the people and the pets. She has a lifelong love of caring for animals and as a native of Anderson, lived on a cattle farm as a child. Her grandfather owned the first Dairy Farm in Anderson, The Stevenson Dairy.
Shana is the mother of one son and 2 dogs. She enjoys power walking, spending time with her family, listening to music, outdoor exploring, cleaning, shopping and is a member and volunteer at Newspring.
Riplee, an adopted Jack Russell Terrier still has a lot of energy, but has slowed down a bit over the years. He enjoys food, more food, strolling in the grass and sleep.
Melinda is a Licensed Veterinary Technician and graduated from Tri-County Technical in 2002 with a major in Veterinary Technology. She made the choice to be a part of veterinary medicine to educate clients about the importance of animal healthcare.
Melinda grew up in Myrtle Beach, SC and settled in Anderson after moving here for college. She is married with 3 active daughters who are involved with dance classes and shares her home with 3 cats and a dog. Melinda also has a love of riding motorcycles. She is the proud owner of a 2009 HD Sportster 883 Low.
No Namer is a tabby cat that was rescued by Melinda and her family as a stray. He likes to hang out, eat and play with his squeaky mouse.
Jackie has an extensive background in various aspects of veterinary medicine that include almost 12 years of small animal medicine. She is pursuing her degree in Veterinary Technology to become a Licensed Veterinary Technician and has completed her Canine Rehabilitation Assistant Certification.
Jackie is a Veterinary Assistant and lends a hand wherever it is needed at Electric City. She enjoys surgery, exotics, helping hospitalized patients but her passion is geriatric canine rehabilitation. She has always had a love for all animals and feels blessed to have the ability to help them.
She is a South Carolina native and moved to the Upstate from the low country in 2009. Jackie has been happily married for 8 years. She does not have any two-legged children, but is home to 6 rescued fur babies including their 2 dogs and 4 cats.
Jackie enjoys spending time with her family outdoors. She and her husband love taking their dogs camping and hiking as well as competing with Palmetto Dock Dogs. In her spare time she loves reading, scrapbooking and photography.
Darla, a Great Dane was adopted by Jackie in April of 2011. She is a sweet girl that loves people and other animals. Darla loves to play tug with her fur brother and is training to compete in Dock Diving.
James graduated from East Tennessee State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in General Studies, which included concentrations in computer science and biology. He is the primary kennel attendant at ECAC and also helps assist the doctors and other staff including maintaining and repairing the computer systems networked at Electric City. He has always had a strong affinity for animals of all kinds and enjoys working with them.
James is originally from Tennessee but recently located to the Upstate to be closer to family. He enjoys spending family time camping at the lake, fixing up and fine-tuning computers and is also an avid gamer.
James’s family is home to one dog and one cat. Sambo is a schipperke mix, who loves to play fetch with his favorite ball.
Mandy received a certificate in Veterinary Assisting from Greenville Technical College in 2006. She is currently pursuing an Associate’s Degree in Veterinary Technology at Tri-County Technical College. She currently serves as the evening class Vice President of SCNAVTA (Student Chapter of National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America.)
While attending classes during the week, Mandy works part-time as a kennel assistant. She loves caring for our patients and boarders, especially exotics and those with special needs.
Mandy is a South Carolina native, born in the Upstate but recently became a homeowner in Anderson County. She was married in 1998. She and her husband care for a variety of furbabies, including a lovebird, rottweiler, ferret, snake, turtle and eight cats. Mandy holds a special interest in wildlife rehabilation.
Peanut is a 12 year old Blue Fronted Amazon Parrot. He came into Mandy’s life earlier this year and has kept her entertained ever since. Peanut is great at learning new words and doing immitations.
Dr. Herold obtained his doctorate in veterinary medicine from North Carolina State University in 1996. He was a member of the Phi Zeta Veterinary Honor Society and graduated Cum Laude with honors with a BS in biology and minor in chemistry from Lenior-Rhyne University in Hickory, NC.
Dr. Herold is an associate veterinarian at Electric City Animal Clinic. He has interest in internal medicine, dermatology and dentistry. He is a member of both the veterinary dental society and veterinary dermatology society. He is also certified in vet stem medicine. Dr. Herold enjoys the interaction with pets and clients and the positive effects he can have on their health and lives as well as the pets and clients impact on his life. He feels this is a very rewarding and inspirational way to spend his day.
Dr. Herold practiced for 7 years in Wilmington, NC before relocating to Anderson with his wife and joining the team at Electric City in 2003.
Dr Herold and his wife are avid boaters and enjoy hiking and target shooting as well as attending the Carolina Panther home football games. They volunteer for Meals on Wheels, Alzheimer’s and MS and are care takers of two dogs.
Precious is the Electric City clinic mascot. She keeps a close eye on the daily activities and occasionally lends a hand donating blood for patients in need.
Dr. Bushwack received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2000 from Kansas State University and is a graduate of Thiel College in Pennsylvania where she received her Bachelors of Science degree in Biology.
Dr. Bushwack is the hospital administrator and practice manager of Electric City Animal Clinic. Her management abilities stem from a love of large animal production medicine and exceptionally high standards of customer service, organization and staff performance. She has been a resident of the Upstate since 2002, when she and Dr. Tope moved to Anderson start their own practice at Electric City Animal Clinic.
Married to Dr. Tope and a mother of 3, Dr. Bushwack is also the chairperson for the Institutional Animal Use and Care Committee at Tri-County Technical College and serves on the Advisory Committee for the Veterinary Technology Program. She is also active in her local church and has a heart for helping others.
Autumn, a yellow lab, was rescued by Dr. Bushwack and Dr. Tope in 1998. Everyone at ECAC was saddened by her passing in August 2012. She was a loyal and loved companion and lived a delightfully spoiled life at the Tope home for 14 years.
Dr. Tope graduated from Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2000. Dr. Tope and Dr. Bushwack met at KSU during Veterinary school and were married during their 4th year. After practicing in Pittsburgh, PA for 2 years, Drs. Tope and Bushwack purchased Electric City. They have 3 great kids that keep them busy while they are not at work.
Dr. Tope is a certified canine rehabilitation therapist and has accelerated education in orthopedic surgery, exotics and ophthalmology. Dr. Tope enjoys making a positive impact in pet’s lives and the lives of their people.
When not at Electric City, Dr. Tope enjoys spending time on the family farm with their ever expanding managerie of animals. He also has a heart for kids volunteering with the AWANA program at church.
Dr. Krause earned her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine as well as a certificate in Food Animal Veterinary Medicine from the University of Florida in 2011. She is a graduate of Clemson University where she obtained a Bachelors and Masters in Animal and Veterinary Science. She has completed a year-long internship program at Southern Equine Service in Aiken, SC. Dr. Krause is also a graduate of the Chi Institue in Florida where she became a certified veterinary acupuncturist.
Dr. Krause is an associate veterinarian at ECAC. Her career interests are founded in preventative medicine for large and small animals, equine sports medicine and integrated rehabilitation. Her love of horses stems from her background competitively showing American Saddlebreds and using working Quarter Horses on her family farm. Dr. Krause integrates acupuncture with conventional medicine to provide a well-rounded approach to maintaining health and healing.
Dr. Krause is an Anderson native and has returned home to join the ECAC team. She can be found in the clinic or on the road offering veterinary care through our new mobile veterinary service! When not at work, she enjoys being outdoors, fishing and boating.