Accomplished Veterinary Team
Dr. Curt Garner, Practice Owner
Dr. Curt Garner was raised in Augusta and received his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine degree from The University of Georgia in 1998. He has worked almost exclusively in small animal medicine since that time. He founded St. Francis Animal Hospital in 2003 and became the sole owner in the Spring of 2014. He enjoys handling difficult skin cases, advanced dental disease and surgery, and managing hormonal imbalances of both dogs and cats. Pain and arthritis control is also another area he aggressively manages. Dr. Garner believes strongly in strengthening the human animal bond and practicing medicine with integrity. He tries to think outside the box and mix traditional medicine with dietary management and home remedies to achieve his goals. He firmly believes a good dose of daily humor is essential for improving the lives of both his patients and their less furry roommates.
Dr. Candice Berkshire
Dr. Candice Berkshire is originally from Washington State, and completed her undergraduate and veterinary training at Washington State University in 2009. She spent six years in Washington, D.C. enjoying city life, before moving to Augusta to be closer to family. Her professional interests include nutrition and weight management, cardiology, and surgery. She adores Dobermans, and loves working dogs. On her days off, Dr. Berkshire enjoys spending time with her family, trail riding, or gardening.
Dr. Eva Wooley
Dr. Eva Wooley is a graduate of the University of Georgia and received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 1997. She also has a Bachelor of Science degree from West Georgia College. Dr. Wooley has a special interest in surgery and her hobbies include flying, fishing, biking, crafts, and of course any time spent with her Basset Hounds.
Dr. Linsay Barnes
Dr. Linsay Barnes was born in Hartford, Connecticut, moved to the midwest and back, then to the east coast again with her family while growing up. In 1992 her family relocated to a suburb north of Atlanta and Georgia has been considered home ever since. She attended Auburn for her undergraduate studies and then continued on to obtain her degree in Veterinary Medicine from Auburn’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 2003. Her next three years were spent in Houston, Texas where she was a full-time veterinarian at an emergency clinic and part-time at a small animal practice. Dr. Barnes chose to return to Georgia in 2008 with her husband to be closer to family. Since graduation, her passion has always been emergency medicine. The desire to aid both the pet and the family members during their stressful event is what continues to drive that passion. And, when Dr. Barnes is not working at St. Francis Animal Hospital, she enjoys spending time with her family; her husband, three young sons, two dogs, and two cats.
Dr. Kadie Cheeks
Dr. Kadie Cheeks was raised in North Augusta, SC and received her degree in Animal Science from Berry College before graduating from the University of Georgia’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 2018. While she loves all aspects of veterinary medicine, client communication and helping people through the last days with their pets is her passion. She also enjoys working to create low-stress visits for cats, sports medicine, pain management, surgery, and nutrition for both weight management and its ability to help manage diseases. When she is not at work, Dr. Cheeks enjoys spending time with her family, including her Labrador and 3 cats. Some of her
favorite pastimes include hiking, biking, reading, boating, backpacking, and other outdoor activities.
Veterinary Specialist Services
Dr. Holly Landes
Dr. Holly Landes is a 2005 graduate of Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine. She entered the United States Army Veterinary Corps after graduating veterinary school and was stationed at Fort Gordon, Georgia and Fort Hood, Texas where she completed a 15-month tour in Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. She returned to the Augusta area in 2009 and rejoined the Fort Gordon Veterinary Clinic team as a civilian. While practicing medicine, she became frustrated by many conditions that she could not understand or help with western medicine. She decided to expand her knowledge to include chiropractic care for animals, acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine. She attended the Options for Animals College of Veterinary Chiropractic in Wellsville, Kansas where she received certification in Veterinary Chiropractic by the International Veterinary Chiropractic Association in February 2014. She also began acupuncture training at the Chi Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Reddick, Florida in July 2013. She recognized the need for a mobile practice to provide wellness care for pets, as well as bring the powerful modalities of chiropractic manipulation and acupuncture to our area. Her goal is to offer flexible hours, valuable care, and a low stress environment for animals and their human caretakers. To learn more about her chiropractic and acupuncture services, you can visit her website at http://eastviewanimalwellness.com.
Dr. Dan Hall, VMD, DACVIM (Cardiology)
Dr. Dan Hall is an independent mobile consultant with Palmetto Veterinary Cardiology. Our clients are able to schedule appointments with Dr. Hall at St. Francis Animal Hospital for in house cardiac consultations. Please note that appointment schedules may vary depending on Dr. Hall's availability.
Dr. Hall was born and raised in rural New York State, and attended the University of Pennsylvania for his undergraduate and veterinary education. Dr. Hall worked in primary practice for 5 years before returning to Tufts University to complete a cardiology residency. He then moved to South Carolina in 2011 and has happily settled in the Southeast with his wife and two children. During his spare time Dr. Hall enjoys music, sports, outdoor activities and cheering for the Lexington High School baseball team.