Meet the Balanced Pets Team

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Our Team

DR. Ashlee Barr


Ashlee Barr attended veterinary school at the University of Georgia, graduating in 2010. She pursued an internship at an equine referral center in Ocala, Florida and then joined the mixed animal practice in Seneca, South Carolina. Her love for animals took her to the island of Puerto Rico where she spent three years practicing mixed animal medicine and surgery as well as a heavy focus on education. She was then able to combine her love for travel and veterinary medicine, working at clinics around the globe. She was first introduced to Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine in Guatemala. She then pursued certification through the Chi Institute after seeing how TCVM benefited her own dog, Deuce. Dr. Barr lives in Simpsonville with her husband, Philip, their son, Everett, and daughter, Iris. Their dog, Lexi, and cat, Decaf, love the benefits of having an acupuncturist Mom!

DR. Danika Von Dollen


Danika Von Dollen DVM, MPH is a native of Chicago and graduated from Marquette University with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2010. She worked as a nurse while gaining additional veterinary experience, and graduated with her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and Master of Public Health in 2018 from the University of Illinois. She completed a 1 year rotating internship in Santa Barbara, California and worked in general practice and emergency settings in Southern California until she relocated to the Blue Ridge Mountains with her husband Mark and her dachshund mix Scout in 2021.  Her professional interests include Preventive Medicine, Internal Medicine, and Public Health. She is currently completing additional training in acupuncture and herbal pharmacology and looks forward to incorporating these modalities into her practice. 

Mr. Andy Garcia new team member in veterinary homeopathy

Andy Garcia

Homeopathic Consultant

Andy is originally from San Diego, California. In 2015, he relocated his family to New Zealand to study at the College of Natural Health and Homeopathy, where he graduated with a Diploma in Homeopathy in Animal Health. In 2021, Andy relocated to Greenville, South Carolina with his wife, two kids, two cats, and two dogs. In his free time, you can find Andy on the baseball diamond or rugby pitch coaching youth sports, or on the golf course searching for his lost golf ball. 

Lisa Norris

Practice Manager 

Lisa has been working at Balanced Pets since 2008 and has 5 years of experience in shelter medicine prior to her work here. She also has an Associate’s degree in science. Lisa has 2 daughters, Annaliese and Ruthi, 2 dogs, Lola, an Australian Shepherd, Esther, a Shih Tzu, and 3 cats, Zora, Felix and Fiona. Lisa’s favorite parts of working in the veterinary field are engaging with clients, supporting staff, and ensuring the team provides the best medicine and service to each and every patient. Lisa enjoys watching Carolina football and women’s basketball (go Cocks!) and volunteering at her church. 

Lacie Sanders

 Veterinary Assistant

Lacie has been with Balanced Pets since 2019, learning and loving every aspect of her job. Her favorite part of her job is watching puppies grow and helping sick patients recover. Lacie is married and has two beautiful dogs named Oakley and Zion. She and her husband enjoy boating, hiking, climbing, and riding their vintage jet skis.

Rebekah Gordon

Veterinary Assistant

Rebekah started in the animal field at age 13 working as a stable hand along with riding horses.  She has been with Balanced Pets for 5 years and has enjoyed working with integrative medicine. Animals are truly her passion. She loves seeing our sick patients become well and also enjoys educating owners on the importance of wellness care. Rebekah is married with a blended family of 3 beautiful children. She enjoys working out and spending time with family and friends outside of work.  

Logan Perez

Guest Manager 

Logan has been with Balanced Pets since 2021. She has been a foster for local shelters over the past few years and has also worked at other daycare and boarding facilities in the past. Her favorite part of her job is getting to know our regular boarders and growing closer with them each time they stay here. Logan is married and has one dog and 2 cats, Duke, Grayson, and Toulouse! She enjoys hanging out at home watching movies as well as going out to parks and trails when the weather is nice!

Deladis Nelson

Kennel Assistant

Deladis has been with Balanced Pets since 2022. Deladis started her education in the animal health industry at the age of 14. She is currently studying to earn her degree in the Veterinary Technician Program at Greenville Technical College. Before joining Balanced Pets, Deladis worked at a local boarding and daycare facility. Her favorite part of her job is being able to help and care for pets that come in. She has two dogs who are her entire world, Atlas and Nimbus. In her spare time, she enjoys being outside and taking walks and hikes with her dogs.



Lisa has been a receptionist at Balanced Pets since 2021. Prior to that, she served clients for a year and a half at another veterinary clinic.  Before entering this field, she taught Pre-K at age 3. She has lived in Greer, SC, since the fall of 1999. She lives with her daughter Erika and her husband, who are expecting their first child. When not greeting our clients and our little fur baby patients, she enjoys time crafting and spending time with her own fur babies, Crawford (cat) and Daisy (dog) as well as her family and friends.   

Sydney Glinyany


Sydney joined Balanced Pets in 2022. She graduated from Dorman High School in 2018 and is currently attending Greenville Technical College. Sydney plans to transfer to Tri-County Technical College to get a degree as a licensed Veterinary Technician. Sydney got married at the end of 2022 and moved to Belton, SC. Sydney and her husband Matthew have two dogs – Cesar, a German Shepherd, and Hank, a Chocolate Lab. During her free time, Sydney likes to go hiking in the mountains at state parks.

Our Core Values

Empathy and integrity mold our identity.

Transparency is the foundation of trust.

Confidence and communication is guaranteed.

Integrative care is our foundation.