Our Staff

Dr, Anne Grimsley Cook

Dr. Anne Grimsley Cook grew up in Beaufort, SC where her family still resides.  She attended Sewanee(University of the South), a small liberal arts college in Tennesee.  She graduated summa cum laude in 1993 with a major in theology and minor in biology. She graduated summa cum laude from veterinary school at the University of Georgia in 1997. After completing an internship at Kansas State University, she then went to Virginia Tech where she completed an equine residency and masters program in 2001.  She then completed her ophthalmology residency at Carolina Veterinary Specialists in Greensboro, NC.  She is a board certified veterinary ophthalmologist (www.acvo.org). Dr. Cook has worked at Animal Eye Care since 2006, and purchased the practice in 2010. Dr. Cook is an avid horse lover, but also enjoys yoga, golf, running, biking, swimming and other outdoor activities.  She also competes in dog agility with her Boykin Spaniel, Hunley. She also enjoys spending time with her husband Dr. Wesley Cook (a small animal surgeon), her son and her 3 dogs.

Heidi White, CVT

Heidi is originally from Chapel Hill, NC though lived most of her adult life in the Tampa Bay area of Florida. She graduated from St. Petersburg College in 1984 with a degree in Veterinary Technology. She has been with Animal Eye Care since 1997.  She loves golf, football and any outdoor activities. She also loves spending time with her husband, children and granddaughter. She has a Boxer named Ally, a mixed breed named Ozzie and 3 kitties.






Emily Jax, LVT

Emily moved to Charleston in August 2008 from Raleigh.  She was born and raised in the great state of Wisconsin.  She graduated in 2005 from University of Wisconsin and MATC with a degree in Veterinary Technology.  She joined Animal Eye Care in August of 2008.  She has 2 cats, Preston and Magoo who get into lots of trouble. Emily loves traveling, working out, enjoying the outdoors, current events and exploring Charleston.  She also learned to water ski when she was 4!





Sarah Hankins, VT

Sarah grew up in Connecticut riding horses and raising wildlife for a local nature center. After high school, she left home to work on a Quarter Horse and beef cattle ranch in eastern Colorado. Marriage and children eventually moved her to Las Vegas, NV, where she pursued her veterinary technician career with a busy equine hospital for seven years. A final move brought her family to the east coast in search of greener pastures and she is here to stay! She is currently completing her veterinary technician degree through Purdue University. Sarah's free time involves working with her two girls enjoying 4H, Girl Scouts and rabbit programs. She also has a growing farm of horses, chickens, ducks, bunnies and a cat.





Judy Gerringer, Receptionist

Judy has been the patient care coordinator for Animal Eye Care since 1997.  She is the first face you see when you come in and usually the voice you hear on the phone.  She is very active in her church and does alot of volunteer work with senior citizens.  She loves talking with all the clients and their pets!  Judy has two children and a granddaughter.