Our Greenville Veterinarian Team Treats Your Pet Like Family

Dr. Elizabeth Couture

Greenville Veterinarian

Dr. Couture spent her childhood in the Midwest where she discovered at a young age her passion for caring for animals. In order to pursue her dreams, she first attended the University of Michigan, in Ann Arbor, where she earned her Bachelors of Science. She then continued her education and graduated from Louisiana State University’s School of Veterinary Medicine, in Baton Rouge.

After graduating, Dr. Couture moved to the Tampa Bay area in Florida, where she worked in both general practice, and in an emergency center. Dr. Couture was able to develop a wide variety of skills and experiences in small animal medicine and surgery. In her spare time, Dr. Couture enjoys running, swimming, reading, playing guitar, and spending time outside. She also enjoys traveling and loves spending time with her family, which includes her two sons, her two cats, and her dog.

Dr. Couture feels truly blessed to be able to wake up every day and enjoy her profession and her career. She loves caring for companion animals, and loves even more being able to send home happy and healthy pets. Dr. Couture was thrilled to become the owner of Ambassador Animal Hospital in 2013. She looks forward to building lifelong relationships with her clients, and caring for their furry family members.

Dr. Emily Alfieris

Greenville Veterinarian

Dr. Alfieris joined our Greenville Veterinarian team in 2016. She was born and raised in Rock Hill, SC where she knew she wanted to become a veterinarian from a very young age. She even wrote an autobiography in the fifth grade with an entire chapter dedicated to her future goals as a “pet vet.” Dr. Alfieris went on to attend undergraduate school at Clemson University and veterinary school at the University of Georgia. She is recently married to her husband, John, whom she met while at Clemson. Together they have one fur-baby, a German Shorthaired Pointer named Riggs, whom they love to take on walks! Dr. Alfieris also loves cheering on her Clemson Tigers in college football, relaxing on the beach, and spending time with her wonderful family. She is thrilled to join the Ambassador team, and is committed to treating every pet with high-quality care and love.

Kayla Bridges

Pet Nurse (Vet Technician)

Kayla is a true southern girl who grew up in Spartanburg, SC. She originally went to school for phlebotomy, but decided she wanted to work with animals after she got a job at Ambassador Animal Hospital assisting with X-rays, prepping for surgeries, and helping with dental cleanings. She loves working with animals, getting to see her sick patients progress from day-to-day, and feeling like she’s making a difference for people and their pets. At home, she stays busy with her husband, and her two young sons, Kannon and Krew and her Dachshund, Cooper. Kayla also enjoys swimming at the pool, going to the gym, and hanging outdoors in beautiful, sunny South Carolina with her friends and family.

Pictured here with her dog, Copper

Kelly Looper with Gunther

Kelly Looper

Pet Nurse (Vet Technician)

Kelly was born and raised in Easley, SC. She has been passionate about helping save animals since she was 10 years old. She found her love for rescuing animals even stronger after working at the Humane Society for a little over a year and knew this is the career she wanted to pursue. Shortly after working at the Humane Society, she found her way to Ambassador Animal Hospital. She has one daughter and three fur babies whom she loves dearly! She soon returns to school to become a licensed technician. Kelly also loves Clemson football, attending music festivals and concerts, and being outdoors.

Pictured here with her dog, Gunther

samantha with dog

Samantha Mckinney

Manager/Pet Nurse (Vet Technician)

Samantha was born and raised in Chesnee, South Carolina. Her passion for animals started at a very young age. She was raised on a farm with cows, goats, horses, dogs and a lot of barn cats. She is a mom of four beautiful children. She decided to pursue her passion in the animal field in 2007. She attended school to become a Veterinary Assistant, where she trained as a Pet Nurse. She has worked with both large and small animals. She enjoys being with her family, traveling, and going to concerts.

Pictured here with her dog, Peanut

Kelsie

Kelsie Carignan

Pet Nurse

Kelsie was born and raised in Eastern Connecticut and moved to Greenville in 2009. She grew up around all kinds of animals from a very young age that she helped take care of. She and her fiancé have three boxers and two rescue cats. She enjoys cooking, yoga, and taking care of her garden. Her dedication to animals brought her to Ambassador where she is excited to grow.

Jan Fiffer

Pet Nurse

Jan was born and raised in sunny southern California and made her way to Greenville 11 years ago. Jan has always loved and cared for animals. Her passion for animals led her to a career as a veterinary technician 18 years ago. Jan and her husband have 2 adorable cocker spaniels, Ecko and Repeat aka Pete. Jan spends her time off enjoying her 2 grandchildren. She also enjoys camping, painting, and gardening.

Violet Charles Pet Nurse Technician Ambassador Animal Hospital Greenville SC

Violet Charles

Reception Manager

Violet was born and raised in Taylors, SC, close to Ambassador Animal Hospital in Greenville. Having had family pets her whole life, she quickly learned of her passion for animals. After moving to Winston-Salem, NC in her teens, Violet started her career with animals. She currently is “mom” to a Miniature-Pincer named Minnie Me, and three cats. Violet loves spending time with her son Aiden, and her husband Caleb. Her hobbies include drawing and being outdoors.

Pictured here with her dog, Minnie Me

Theresa Degrote

Receptionist

Theresa was born and raised in New York. She moved here in 2009 to be closer to family. She is a mom of 3 children and rescue and foster mom for fur babies. She has 10 years experience in the veterinary field. She is dedicated to animals wellbeing and health. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, being outdoors, and the lake.

Bolt Office Dog

Bolt

Office Dog

Bolt is our two year old greet dog. He is very well mannered, stealer of our lunches, lives with two of his best friends Sammy and Jonah, loves long walks, playing with his doggie friends, and being able to come hang out with his mom at work.

Get in Touch With Us

If Ambassador Animal Hospital sounds like a good veterinary home for you and your pet, contact us today to get started. We are conveniently located near downtown at 715 Wade Hampton Boulevard, Greenville, SC 29609 and open from 8:00 am until 6:00 pm on most weekdays. We also offer Saturday hours from 9:00 am until 12:00 pm.