Our Veterinary Team

Ginger Macaulay, DVM

Dr. Ginger Macaulay attended Clemson University and graduated from the University of Georgia Veterinary College in 1984. Born and raised in the Lexington area, Dr. Macaulay returned in 1986 and began working at Cherokee Trail Veterinary Hospital. She purchased the hospital in 1998.

Dr. Macaulay presently shares her home with a number of four-legged friends. She is a past president of the South Carolina Veterinary Association and the Cultural Council. She attends St. Stephens Lutheran Church in Lexington. Dr. Macaulay enjoys sports; the outdoors, especially rock climbing in Wyoming; Broadway; and anything Disney related.

Heyward Boyette, DVM

Dr. Heyward Boyette graduated from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1994 and joined Cherokee Trail Veterinary Hospital in 1998. He became a partner at Cherokee Trail Veterinary Hospital in 2000.

Dr. Boyette has a wife and two daughters and serves on the board of directors of the Carolina Ballet. He is a member of St. Albans Church and the Lexington Rotary Club. Dr. Boyette is an avid reader and also enjoys sketching and Ohio State football.

Mary Keisler, DVM

Dr. Mary Keisler graduated from Louisiana State University College of Veterinary Medicine. She joined Cherokee Trail Veterinary Hospital in 1996. She is a district representative for the South Carolina Association of Veterinarians, a member of the Board of Trustees and Booster Club Board at Heathwood Hall, on the President’s Advisory Council at Wofford College, and is involved with her church council at St. Stephens Lutheran Church.

Dr. Keisler is married and has two daughters, Lauren and Caroline. Dr. Keisler is very active in the community. She enjoys meeting people and their pets and helping them when they are in need.

Lacy Michael Strom, DVM

Dr. Lacy Michael Strom hails from the small town of Bennettsville, South Carolina. He attended Marlboro County High School, where he was involved in varsity tennis and wrestling, various academic/service organizations, and reached the rank of Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts of America. He graduated in 2004 and attended the University of South Carolina. While at Carolina, Dr. Strom served on the University’s Religious Affairs Committee and founded the Pre-Veterinary Club. He graduated Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa, with a Bachelor of Arts in religious studies in 2008. Upon completion of his undergraduate degree, Dr. Strom was accepted into the University of Georgia’s College of Veterinary Medicine, where he graduated from in May 2013.

Dr. Strom takes special interest in small animal cardiology, surgery, and diagnostic imaging. He enjoys spending time with his wife, Ashley, and their two pets, a Shetland sheepdog named Solon and a black ninja cat named Bruce. During his free time, he is an avid science fiction fan, a lover of books, an amateur coffee connoisseur, and enjoys spending a quiet afternoon on the lake fishing.

Catherine Brown, DVM

Dr. Brown is originally from Baltimore, MD. She spent the last 30 years in West Virginia until one big snow storm sent her to Columbia. Dr. Brown went to West Virginia University for her undergraduate degree, University of Vermont for a masters in adult education, and then University of Georgia where she graduated with her DVM in 2001. She enjoys cooking, gardening, and kayaking and lives with her kitty Fred.

Alix Drye, DVM

Dr. Drye was raised in Irmo, SC where she attended Dutch Fork High School. She graduated from Clemson University (Go Tigers!) with her BS in Animal and Veterinary Sciences, and then obtained her DVM from Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine (on Virginia Tech’s campus).  While in vet school, Dr. Drye served as a student ambassador to the college, her class’s SAVMA representative, and was heavily involved in OTS, a veterinary service fraternity.

In her spare time, Dr. Drye enjoys reading, traveling, Clemson football, and spending time with her fiancé, Aaron, and their dog Simba who rules the house.  She is happy to have joined the Cherokee Trail team and looks forward to meeting you and your furry family!  

Crystal Knight, DVM

Dr. Crystal Knight graduated from Clemson University prior to completing her degree from The University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine in 2000. She joined Cherokee Trail in 2001, where she enjoyed practice until 2015, at which time she elected to take more time with her young family. Dr. Knight also worked during this time with an organization where she performed over 7000 spay and neuter procedures for rural areas and county shelters in a two year period. She is glad to have the opportunity to return to her original veterinary clinic home and see many familiar faces. 


During her time away from the clinic, Dr. Knight spends many hours with her husband, Chris, watching her boys, Creighton and Colden, play sports. She also enjoys traveling, nature walks, playing the piano, participating in The Southern Bronze Handbell Choir, and any Clemson Tiger sports! 

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Meet Our Veterinary Staff

Holly, Practice Manager

Marlo, Office/Kennel Manager

Cindy, CSR Manager

Gena, Nursing Manager

Robin, LVT

Susan, LVT

Dee Dee, LVT Patient Care Advocate

Jackie W., Hospital Assistant

Lindsay, Veterinary Assistant

Stephanie, Veterinary Assistant

Brandy, Veterinary Assistant

Ashley, Veterinary Assistant

Ashlyn, Veterinary Assistant

Regi, Veterinary Assistant

Melissa, Customer Service Representative

Stephanie, Veterinary Assistant

Hali, Kennel Assistant

Katie, Kennel Assistant

Cara, Kennel Assistant

Jake, Kennel Assistant

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