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Dr. Sam



Dr. Samantha Rape is originally from Blacksburg, SC, and called Blacksburg home until she left for her undergraduate degree from Clemson University. Samantha graduated from Clemson University in 2010 with a degree in Animal Science. After Clemson, she attended NC State for her Masters in Reproductive Physiology, graduating in 2015. Lastly, she attended Mississippi State University, where she graduated in 2019 after receiving her DVM.

During her time in school, and her time practicing veterinary medicine, Samantha has traveled to many places and volunteered in many different organizations to help advocate for animal health and well-being. Among the places has traveled to are: Uganda, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Haiti, and Hawaii, just to name a few. Samantha has had a desire to work with animals from a very young age, and having a “plan B” was never an option.

When she’s not working, Samantha loves to spend time with her husband, Brian, and their full house of fur-babies. They have 8 dogs - currently - Jayce, Maddux, Koa Lani, Beau, Ripley, Tubbs, FN-2187 (Finn), and Dex; 4 cats - Jasper, Jax, Helen, and Roux; 3 turtles - Mac, Bertha, and one that has yet to be named; and lastly a squirrel - Craig. She loves going to Clemson Football games, apple orchards, and festivals of all shapes and sizes!


Licensed Veterinary Technician


Alissa has been in the Veterinary field since 2019. She graduated from Tri County Technical College in 2021 with a degree in Veterinary Technology. She has a passion for animals of all shapes and sizes. In her spare time she enjoys reading, hiking, gardening, and cooking. She has two dogs, Teddy and Xena, one fluffy rabbit named Basil, 3 crested geckos, Dreki, Little Foot, and Spike, and many chickens. Her daily goal is to give the best care and all her love to the pets at Thornblade.


Client Service Coordinator


Mikayla joined us in August 2023. She has a background in customer service and the medical field, but has always had a heart for animals. Her and her husband recently moved to Gray Court with their two dogs Finn; coonhound mix and Malibu; pit-bull/German shepherd. In her free time, Mikayla likes to spend time at the lake, traveling, and curling up with a good book. She is very excited to grow in this field by using her previous experience to make a positive impact on the community.


Veterinary Assistant


Jordan's love for animals can be traced back to as far back as she can remember. From childhood, she has had no less than 5 animals in her house ranging from cats and dogs, to lizards, squirrels, rabbits, guinea pigs, birds, you name it! Having all of those animals has created a habit that she tries, and mostly fails, to overcome in having the urge to adopt every stray that comes her way. Jordan's love for animals also shaped her career path. From her first job helping customers at PetSmart to her time as a veterinary assistant today, and onto her next goal in becoming a licensed technician, her love for animals shapes everything she does. That love for animals seems to be genetic, as Jordan has two nieces that are as obsessed with animals as she is! She loves spending time with them and teaching them everything she knows about different animals.

Jordan has two fur-babies that are her entire world in her Golden Retrievers, Elliot, and Sully. Jordan loves to learn new things, and to help educate pet parents to be able to give the best possible care and love to their own pets! She also loves reading, music, New England sports, crying in photos, and exploring new cities and places with her dogs. She absolutely cannot wait to meet you and your pets and welcome you to the Thornblade family!

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