Meet Our Team
Dr. Eva Bogner locked arms with Dr. Sybil Davis, founder of Aiken Pet Fitness and Rehabilitation, in the beginning of 2019. Dr. Davis sold her practice to Dr. Bogner, in preparation for her full retirement, in April of 2019.
Dr. Bogner concurrently works at Aiken Veterinary Clinic, in general practice. She received her undergrad and veterinary education at NC State. She chose the University of Tennessee , to continue her expertise in Veterinary Rehabilitation. She treats overweight dogs and cats, pets recovering from surgery and sports injuries, and those undergoing treatment for arthritis, chronic pain and neurological disorders. She has a specialty in Veterinary acupuncture and veterinary Chinese medicine from the prestigious Chi Institute. Dr. Eva also has a passion for reptiles. In her free time, Dr. Eva and her husband Geoffrey, love finding new places to enjoy craft beer and music festivals. They just moved into their new home, only a few short miles away from the clinic. Together they share 3 cats, a tortoise, and a new vizsla puppy.
Annette, is our most tenured licensed veterinary technician. She also holds a certification as a canine rehabilitation practitioner. The yearlong process included six in-depth courses at the University of Tennessee, and treating dogs with neurological and orthopedic problems. A part of her CCRP training, she completed her Internship requirements at Georgia Veterinary Rehabilitation Center in Atlanta, Georgia.
Annette, who assists Dr.Eva Bogner, graduated from North Augusta High School and received a degree in veterinary technology from Tri-County Technical College in Pendleton, S.C. She worked as a licensed veterinary technician, for Aiken Veterinary Clinic , from 1981 until 2010. In January 2011, she joined Dr. Davis, who founded Aiken Pet Fitness. She and her husband Don own Turnobout Farms, in Aiken. Annette was born with a passion for animals, particularly horses, and has shown Arabians for many years.
Elizabeth, the most recent to join the team, is a Georgia native. Elizabeth joined the team in June 2019, giving the clinic a fresh makeover, with new decor and paint. A North Springs High school graduate, 1999. She moved to Ft.Collins ,CO in 2002. She attended the Healing Arts Institute, located in Ft. Collins, CO with a 500 hr Massage Therapy certification in 2004. Changing gears in 2007, following the treatment of a neighbor’s horses injury, she was inspired to get the formal training at Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technology, and was credentialed in 2009. Called to further her veterinary education, she completed her requirements at the Canine Rehabilitation Institute, in 2014 to be a credentialed canine rehabilitation nurse. Like Annette, Elizabeth finished her internship at Georgia Veterinary Rehabilitation Center, in Atlanta, Ga. Elizabeth took her passion of yoga to the next level and finished a 200 hr training at Yoga Pod Ft. Collins, CO as a Registered Yoga Teacher in October of 2018. Anxious to move back to the south, she sold her house and drove to Aiken with her dogs in March 2019. Her horse Sam, a 28yr old OTTB and 14 yr old Donkey Job came in April. She will always be happiest in the saddle.
Jess, who joins us from Idaho, is Dr. Bogner’s veterinarian Assistant. Her gifts and passions extend into reptile rehabilitation and exotics education. Her bachelors degree is in Ecology from Augusta University. She and her husband Brian enjoy horror movies, spending quality time with their 4 cats, 2 dogs, a parrot, 5 snakes, a tortoise, 5 geckos, and a bearded dragon. Game night is also a cherished activity. Jess has worked a variety of jobs giving her a well rounded skill set. She loves photography, focusing on animal portraits. Jess is a natural at teaching. She also is a volunteer instructor, of environmental education classes, at Reed Creek Nature Park and Interpretive Center.
Diego is the clinic’s official greeter and office assistant. He prides himself on his ability to make friends with anyone, human or animal, who walks in the door. His passions include knocking pens off of the counter, stealing dog treats, giving kisses, and supervising the printer. Diego also enjoys the fact that he gets to work with his mom Jess (he is a bit of a momma’s boy), and then at the end of a long day he gets to go home and play with his many cat and dog siblings.