Jeffrey Leeman, Owner & Veterinarian
Dr. Jeffrey Leeman was born and raised in the suburbs of Atlanta, Georgia. He is the oldest of four boys and grew up surrounded by family pets, drawn to science and animals at an early age. His mother still tells stories of how he cared for and tended to animals as a young boy. Dr. Leeman pursued his passion and moved to the high country of North Carolina to attend Lees McRae College, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Pre-Medical Studies. During his time in the Blue Ridge mountains, Dr. Leeman was very active in wildlife rehabilitation and parasitic studies at both Lees McRae and the Blue Ridge Wildlife Institute. After completing undergraduate school Dr. Leeman married his high school sweetheart, Alison, and together they moved to St. Kitts to further his education at the high tech and immersive Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. Upon completion of his pre-doctoral studies he relocated once again to Auburn University for his final year of clinical training.
After graduating veterinary school in 2011, Dr. Leeman accepted a position as an associate veterinarian in Charleston. Since then he has been a practicing veterinarian in West Ashley and James Island. Both he and his wife immediately fell in love with the low country and decided to make it their permanent home for raising their family.
He is passionate about all aspects of veterinary medicine but he truly loves the special bond between pets and their owners. In general practice medicine, he finds extra satisfaction in proactively keeping pets healthy, laceration repair, end of life management and, of course puppies. Dr. Leeman and his wife are the parents of five children (four boys and one girl), two dogs, two cats, several turtles and dozens of fish. In his free time, he is likely at home spending time with his family. He enjoys backpacking, kayaking, nature walks with the kids and anything involving the outdoors and biology.
Rachel Warburton, Lead Client Care Coordinator
Rachel is the warm and friendly face that greets our clients and patients upon their arrival at the clinic. Born and raised in Greenville, North Carolina, she moved to Charleston back in 2011. Rachel attended and graduated from Charleston Southern University with a degree in History and English. She is an active member at her church and enjoys her local bible study. She loves spending her free time reading, being outdoors, going to the beach, and spending time with family and friends. She has three dogs: Finn the German shepherd/ husky mix, Bob the corgi, and a basset hound named Juliet. Rachel works hard to provide our clients with five-star customer service. She is kind, compassionate, and is a vital part of the Crescent Care team!
Paul Clarkson, Practice Manager/Lead Technician
Paul is Charleston native. He attended Porter Gaud and then went on to earn degrees in Bio-Chemistry and Animal Veterinary Science at Clemson University. Paul has worked in the veterinary field for many years working 3 years previously with Dr. Leeman. He and his wife, Sylvia married back in 2015 and are happy to be back home in the low country after living in Knoxville, Tennessee for the past several years. They have two dogs, Lady and Knox and two cats, Hershel and Billie Jean. In his spare time, Paul enjoys cooking, fishing, reading and brewing beer. Our patients and team are lucky and better off to have such an experienced, gentle and compassionate tech to help with their overall care!
Brendan Fitzmaurice, Pharmacy Technician
Brendan is a Michigan local who graduated from CofC with a degree in Public Health. After graduating, Brendan decided to stay in Charleston with his girlfriend Kelsey and their two dogs, Korai (a German shepherd) and Layla (a shepadoodle). The two of them love to take the dogs out and explore all the fun outdoor and sports-related activities that the Charleston area has to offer. Brendan started with us as a client when we opened and his interest in and love of animals quickly became present. We are so excited to have him on our team!
Emily Lones, Client Care Coordinator
Emily recently moved to Mt. Pleasant with her boyfriend Kyle and her 6 year old beagle, Isabel. She went to school in Wilmington, NC and has a degree in Psychology. During her time in NC, she worked at a dog rescue and realized working around animals is what she wants to do. In her free time, Emily enjoys checking out new restaurants, hiking, and exploring new places. She has traveled to quite a few exciting places, including living in Australia and Scotland for a period of time. We are excited to have her on board!
Jennifer Stark, Veterinary Technician
Jennifer grew up in Atlanta, GA and received her BA in Literature from Georgia Southern University. After graduating from GSU, Jen decided to follow her dreams and continued her education, receiving her Associates degree in Applied Animal Science in Veterinary Technology. Since becoming a Licensed Veterinary Technician, Jen has worked with large, small, and exotic animals for over 10 years. She currently lives in Mount Pleasant with her husband, three children, and five pets. When Jen is not busy taking care of fur babies at the clinic, she enjoys boating, reading, and hanging out with her family. Jen is excited to use her education and experience as a part of the Crescent Care Team!
Diana Miller, Veterinary Technician
Diana grew up in Sacramento, CA and moved to the Charleston area in 2016. She is very excited to begin her career as a veterinary technician with us and to begin her journey earning her Veterinary Technician license. She and her fiance are proud pet parents of 3 dogs named Sophie, Lilo, and Zoey and 3 guinea pigs named Pumpkin, Zero, and Charlotte. They are looking forward to adding a Savannah cat to their family soon! Diana was previously an ABA therapist and worked in Early Childhood Education after earning her degree from Sonoma State. Diana is definitely an animal lover, and has already been known in the clinic to be found in the back comforting pets during their visits. We are excited to have her on board!