Dr. Miller was raised in Estill, a small town in the low country of South Carolina. She grew up with a family that always had animals around the house, mostly dogs and horses, a few snakes (my brother’s), chickens and field mice (don’t ask).
“I was the care giver for most of the new retrievers and bird dog puppies that my Dad brought home”. She started training puppies at a very early age and still has a passion for it when she gets the chance. Dr. Miller did her undergraduate studies at Georgia Southern University and The University of Georgia, graduating with a B.S. in Agriculture. In her spare time, she worked with a cutting horse trainer outside of Athens and was on the UGA Horse Judging Team. She continued her education at Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine, graduating in 1998. In 2002 Dr. Miller started her own equine veterinary ambulatory practice which then brought her family to Barnwell. Shortly after moving to Barnwell she began working with the Barnwell County Animal Shelter helping implement spaying and neutering of all the adopted animals. After seeing such a great need for a new veterinary hospital in the tri-county area Dr. Miller opened Dogwood Animal Hospital in 2008. She continues to be the Barnwell County Animal Shelter veterinarian as well as a volunteer, board member and veterinarian for the Barnwell County Animal Shelter Foundation. “I am very proud to be associated with this local non-profit organization”. She also dedicates her off time to raising Canine Companions for Independence service puppies. You will more than likely see Kim IV, her first puppy she raised at the office. In her spare time, Dr. Miller enjoys traveling, landscaping, competitive shooting and training dogs. All of these outdoor activities are also favorites of her family, Phillip, Nathan and Price “my boys”.