Northwoods Vet’s Doctors and Support Staff

We have the best team around because we truly believe that each staff member is a valuable asset to our clinic. We maintain a positive work environment by consistently fulfilling our commitments to each other. Learn more about our team and our core values below.

Tracy Jagocki, DVM

Dr. Jagocki is a graduate of the University of Georgia and has been practicing veterinary medicine with us since 1993. She has six cats and a dog and enjoys trail riding with her horse, Buckley. She also enjoys karate and earned a black belt in 2010. She has a special interest in feline medicine, though she loves all of her canine patients as well.

Eve Badger, DVM

Dr. Badger is also a graduate of the University of Georgia and is a Charleston native. She has been working with us since 1988. She is married and has a daughter as well as two dogs and two cats. She enjoys traveling and doing agility with her dogs. She has a special interest in animal behavior and training.

Jon Caughey, DVM

After graduating from Ross University in 2008, Jon started practicing veterinary medicine in Massachusetts until moving to South Carolina in 2014 with his wife and son. He has been with us since 2015. In his off-time he enjoys scuba diving, playing and watching sports, and spending time with his family, which also includes his dog, Aero. He also has a special interest in animal behavior and training.

LaDon Wallis, DVM

A Georgia native, Dr. Wallis graduated from the University of Georgia in 2004. She moved to Charleston in 2007 and practiced veterinary medicine in the James Island and West Ashley communities before coming to us in 2014. Dr. Wallis has a special interest in internal medicine. In her time away from work, she enjoys being with her husband and her dog, a rescued Staffordshire terrier mix named Reese. She also loves gardening, photography, sailing, church, and volunteering for Habitat for Humanity.

Linda Felkel, Practice Manager

Another Charleston native, Linda has been with us since 1985. Starting as a kennel technician, she eventually became a technician, a position she held for several years before becoming our office manager in 2000. She is married and has a cat and a horse. She enjoys the outdoors and loves to fish, camp, and hike with her husband.

Our Receptionist Staff

Our knowledgeable reception team consists of four exceptional women. Their friendly faces are generally the first ones you will encounter upon entering our practice. They are responsible for answering your phone calls, scheduling appointments, assisting with filling patients’ medications, making follow-up and reminder phone calls, and providing client education. Our receptionists are also an important liaison between our clients and our doctors, as they can relay questions and information in a timely and efficient manner. They have many behind-the-scenes responsibilities and are an invaluable part of our clinic team.

Ashley (Head Receptionist) and Lorin

Roe and Jordan

Our Technician Staff

Our nursing staff consists of five veterinary technicians and two technician assistants. All of our veterinary technicians have graduated from accredited colleges with degrees in veterinary technology and are certified and/or licensed. Together, our technicians have a combined total of over 40 years in professional technical experience. You will often see these technicians assisting the doctor in the exam room with your pet, but this is only a small part of what they do. Technicians provide in-depth nursing care to hospitalized patients, and they obtain blood, urine, and other samples for laboratory testing. They also perform dental cleanings as well as diagnostic procedures such as X-rays and microscopic examinations of skin, ear, and fecal samples. During surgical procedures, they regulate anesthesia and are responsible for monitoring surgical patients from induction of anesthesia to recovery. Technician assistants are there to help our technicians and doctors every step of the way by preparing vaccinations, setting up and reading basic laboratory tests, and restraining patients for exams and minor procedures. Because our technical staff has such a broad range of responsibilities, they are an integral part of our daily operation.

Robyn (LVT) and Suzanne (CVT)

Kate (LVT and Head Technician), Isabel (Tech. Assistant), Randi (LVT) and Jordan (LVT)

Rhaja, Honorary Clinic Supervisor and Treat Tester

Our Team Values

We will respect each other.

We will show respect toward each other by contributing to the high-performance, engaged work culture we continue to maintain.

We will support each other.

Our team is a singular unit driven by leadership that inspires, empowers, supports, and guides. We will maintain an open line of communication between our staff members and our leaders to promote internal growth and achievement.

We will remain positive.

We realize that our attitudes affect those around us. We approach each day with optimism and compassion.

We will contribute.

By sharing our ideas to remove obstacles and improve efficiencies, we can continue to provide the best in patient care and customer service. We realize that our strong work ethic positively affects the well-being of our coworkers, patients, and clients as well as the success of our clinic as a whole.

We will encourage individual growth and opportunity.

We understand that a more knowledgeable staff is a more effective staff. We will provide opportunities for our team members to grow and learn both within the clinic and through continuing education.

We will demonstrate personal accountability.

We value the importance of the work culture we have created and hold ourselves personally accountable for maintaining this culture.

The doctor, nurses/staff are INCREDIBLY great! Without a doubt the best practice I’ve ever been to for my pet’s health. We have found our new veterinary home.

-John