Our Team

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Dr. Candra Smith Chambers


More commonly referred to as “Dr. C”, Dr. Candra Smith Chambers is a graduate of the College of Veterinary Medicine at Tuskegee University. Upon graduating, she worked in private practice and a mobile preventative practice. Then Dr. C became a part of the Van Crest Animal Hospital & Boarding (and Boarding) team in 2003.

With her excellent bedside manner, Dr. C has developed special relationships with her clients and their pets. Her thoroughness and dedication to her patients are unsurpassed. She strives to excel in all areas of veterinary medicine, with a particular interest in internal medicine, dermatology, and geriatric medicine.

In her spare time, Dr. C enjoys cooking, family time, and relaxing. Dr. C is the proud mother of three children (Nino, Cheyanne, and Noah) and is also the wife of our own Dr. Nick Chambers.

Dr. C is always happy to see patients and looks forward to many years of helping our patients and watching them grow up with their families.

Dr. Nick Chambers


Dr. Nick Chambers is a native of Jackson, Mississippi, who graduated from Forest Hill High School. He earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from Tougaloo College and obtained a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from the College of Veterinary Medicine at Tuskegee University. Throughout his educational studies, Dr. Chambers participated in programs, research projects, internships, and advanced classes to enhance his career. He has particular interests in surgery and internal medicine.

His active memberships include the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA), South Carolina Veterinary Medical Association, and the American Veterinary Medical Association. In 2003, he became an owner of Van Crest Animal Hospital & Boarding (and Boarding) with a mission to ‘take care of God’s little creatures one day at a time’.

Dr. Chambers is happily married to Dr. Candra Smith Chambers. They are both the proud parents of Nino, Cheyanne, and Noah. Dr. Chambers is additionally a licensed minister, active in church and community, a saltwater fish hobbyist, and an antique car enthusiast. He also has a special interest in bodybuilding.