Dr. Southard, Jr. grew up around veterinary medicine working as a staff member for his father, Dr. Southard, Sr., at Air Harbor Veterinary Clinic, which influenced him to follow in his father’s footsteps. He attended the University of Georgia for his undergraduate, earning a BS in zoology, and then went on to Tuskegee University to earn his veterinary degree as well as an Academic Performance Award along the way. Upon graduating and becoming licensed in 1996, he joined his father at Air Harbor Veterinary Clinic as an associate, partner, and eventually, full owner of the practice upon his father’s retirement.
Dr. Southard, Jr. married his college sweetheart Terri, with whom he shares 4 adult children; triplets - Abigail, Jamie, and Bailey, born in 1998, and their youngest daughter, Jordan, born in 2002. His pets include Georgia Mae, a Cava-Tzu, and Logan, a Peka-Poo.
Dr. Southard, Jr. has previously served on the Charleston Planning Commission, and as a Rotarian. He is also an Eagle Scout and has served as a BSA Eagle Scout counselor. He holds 2 patents and in his spare time he enjoys his lapidary/jewelry creations, and guitar/songwriting.
Dr. Campbell grew up in Anderson, SC and has known that she wanted to be a veterinarian ever since she was 7 years old. Growing up, she was very involved in volunteer work at local animal shelters, and was even inspired by her childhood dog, a Jack Russell named Sprinkles (who had a variety of medical issues as she aged), to pursue a career in veterinary medicine.
Dr. Campbell attended Wofford College in Spartanburg, SC where she received a Bachelor’s degree in Biology and graduated Cum Laude. She then continued to vet school at Lincoln Memorial University in the Appalachian Mountains, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2023. Dr. Campbell’s special interests in veterinary medicine include dermatology, preventive medicine, and caring for senior pets.
Outside of the clinic, Dr. Campbell enjoys doing Pilates and exploring Charleston with her Pittie mix, Tater. Dr. Campbell looks forward to serving you and your pets!
Gina has been working in the veterinary field since 1982 and has been with AHVC since 2000. She has always had a strong passion for animals. Growing up in Warrenton, VA she was an avid equestrian and competed in Hunter/Jumper horse shows. Later, as an adult, she and our assistant office manager, Robin, became friends and partnered to become breeders and exhibitors of Labrador Retrievers in AKC conformation shows. They were blessed to have had a few of the top winning Labs in the nation at that time.
Now-a-days, the majority of Gina and Charlie’s spare time is consumed with their greatest passion which is scuba diving. They love traveling and searching for the next great wreck, reef, or ocean to explore.
Together they have two children, Cole and Sydney, a grandson, Finley, and a granddaughter, Charlotte. They have two furbaby kitties, Pippa and Posh.
After all these years, Gina still loves working with animals and people as much as she did on her first day in the veterinary field.
Robin's love for animals began as a child and her love of veterinary medicine started as a teenager when she began working at Air Harbor Veterinary Clinic. In 2002, after 20 wonderful years here at the clinic, Robin and her husband, Gary, moved to Virginia where she continued her career path in the field of veterinary medicine. In 2018, after 16 years away, they moved back to Charleston. She still enjoys her career path and is very happy to be back "home" at Air Harbor Veterinary Clinic. In her spare time, you are most likely to find Robin spending time with her sweet boys, Curtis, a labrador retriever, and Gunny, her horse.
Born and raised in South Carolina, Katherine has always loved animals and began riding horses at a young age. While attending college in North Carolina, she continued riding and competing in hunter/jumpers. In 2010 Katherine graduated from St. Andrews Presbyterian College with a bachelor's degree in Business Administration specializing in Equine Studies. In 2012, after working with horses, she came back to the lowcountry and started working at Air Harbor Veterinary Clinic. Bruin, her German Shepherd, is an honorary employee who reports to the clinic every day with tons of enthusiasm. His duties include patrolling for cookies and safeguarding the kennel. In her free time Katherine loves to spend time with her son, Brennan.
Kat grew up in Charleston with aspirations of working in the medical field. She has fond memories of bringing her cats and dog to Air Harbor as a child. After a few years in the Upstate, she returned to Charleston and spent a decade working as an insurance and billing coordinator with her "human patients." She was excited to have the opportunity to join the team at Air Harbor Veterinary Clinic and follow her true passion of working with animals. She and her husband, Kragh, have three teenage sons.
Emory was born and raised in Charleston, and has always had a passion for animals. She has shared her home with a variety of fur babies, including sugar gliders, a goat, and a kinkajou. After earning her CNA and PCT certification, she realized that her true calling was helping animals, so she shifted her focus from people to pets and joined the Air Harbor family. Emory has been working at Air Harbor Veterinary Clinic since May of 2023 and has loved every minute of it. She now has a pooch named Critter, who is employee of the month….every month, as well as two kitties, Kylo and Willy. In her free time, Emory enjoys playing ice hockey, taking photos, and spending time with those she loves most.
For more than 18 years our family have been privelaged to have the two Drs. Southard take care of our pets. They are compassionate and caring. I also enjoy never feeling rushed out of the exam room while they patiently explain why and what they are doing during a medical exam, or taking the time to answer any concerns. Thanks.
The vets and staff at Air Harbor are truly one of a kind. The genuine care and professionalism they show us is outstanding. They are the perfect vet office for me and Daisy. With no reservations at all, I highly recommend them to anyone in the Charleston area looking for a veterinarian.
Thank you to Dr Jim (Sr) for calling on Sunday afternoon to check on Nia after her seizure on Saturday. Air Harbor has such a wonderful & caring team that we just love! Wouldn't think of taking my fur babies anywhere else.
I've been taking my animals to Air Harbor practically my entire life! My parents always went there with my childhood pets, and now I continue the tradition. The personal relationship with Air Harbor vets and staff is immeasurable. The care received is invaluable. They treat you like you and your pets are their only, and most important clients, and that means a lot nowadays!
All our dogs have been members of the Air Harbor family. They excel at diagnosis and treatment of unusual conditions and the personal attention they offer every family. The entire staff makes sure you are comfortable with any treatments given as well as assuring you your pet will receive personal attention during their boarding stays.
From the girls in the front office to the vet techs who handle your pet, you and your pet are welcomed with a smile and greeted by name. We recommend them highly for the care of a new pet or the transfer from another vet's office. You can be confident that your pet will be well taken care of.
My family and I have used this vet for almost 30 years. They are wonderful. The father son team is brilliant and kind and have wonderful bedside manner. The whole team there works really well together, I always leave feeling appreciated and educated about my pet and her health. These guys can handle anything with grace and love.