Dr. Jay Hreiz

Dr. Hreiz has been a member of the Ebenezer family since 2008, and purchased EAH with April Splawn (Hospital Administrator) in 2013. Dr. Hreiz graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine in 2008 and received his BS in Animal Bioscience from Penn State University in 2004. Jay is originally from the northeast (New Jersey and Pennsylvania) and moved to the Carolinas in 2008. In his spare time Jay enjoys running, traveling around the world and US, judging rabbit shows, enjoying local theater, visiting Penn State!, and reading. He has been a licensed judge under the American Rabbit Breeders Association (ARBA) since 2002 and has had the opportunity to judge rabbits shows across the United States and world during this time. His house is occupied by his retired racing Greyhound Ella and a domestic shorthair cat, Dax.

“My staff is superb. They bring energy to the practice and can maintain a sense of humor even on the most stressful days. My clients are fantastic. They are attentive, dedicated, and loyal to their beloved pets. My patients are the reason I practice veterinary medicine. It’s a pleasure to keep them healthy and happy when everything is going well. In addition, it is equally important to rise to the occasion when they need medical attention or special care.”

Dr. April (Mafturak) Stephens

Dr. Stephens joined the Ebenezer family in 2011.  Prior to that, she received her DVM degree from the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine (at Virginia Tech) in 2010 and her B.S. in Small Animal Science from Delaware Valley College in 2003. She has traveled to India and Mexico to donate her time toward animal health for those less fortunate. She is also currently the District 5 representative for the board of directors for the SC association of veterinarians.
Prior to Veterinary school, Dr. Stephens trained a service dog for Canine Companions for Independence and worked as a veterinary technician in Bucks County, PA. In her free time she enjoys rock climbing, hiking, mountain biking, kayaking, and most other activities that are in the great outdoors. She has loved animals all her life and gets special enjoyment out of adventuring with her husband Sam, their rock-climbing dogs  “Colby” and “Luna”, highly-trainable circus cat “Blackie” (shown), rescued rabbit Razzmatazz, and spending time with her feathered family members, four chickens (Gladys, Charlotte, Harriet, and Bandita).

“I am excited about the future of EAH, and am proud to be a member of Ebenezer’s outstanding animal care team.  I look forward to continuing to develop long-term relationships with its clients and their pets.”

Dr. Lauren Cline

Dr. Cline joined the Ebenezer family in 2016, following her graduation from Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine. Prior to that, she received her B.S. in Animal and Veterinary Science from Clemson University in 2011. Go Tigers! Dr. Cline was born and raised in Columbia, SC and is excited to be back home in the Carolinas with her husband Charlie. Dr. Cline enjoys traveling and has donated her time in Central America volunteering for veterinary non-profit organizations in both Costa Rica and Nicaragua. In her free time, she enjoys exploring her creative arts side with both photography and painting and spending time outdoors hiking, kayaking, and relaxing on the lake. Her professional interests include dermatology, ophthalmology, and emergency and critical care. Dr. Cline also holds a special place in her heart for wildlife rehabilitation. She and her husband share their home with two rescue dogs named “Remy” and “River”, and their 2 cats, “Bella” and “Gizmo”.

“I’m excited to be a part of the wonderful team here at EAH. I look forward to building lasting relationships with all of our clients and their beloved pets.”

Dr. Springate

Dr. Springate joined the EAH family full time in 2017, after having spent the summer of 2016 working as a relief veterinarian at our hospital. She was born and raised outside of Lexington, Kentucky and ultimately earned her bachelors degree from University of Kentucky. She then moved to New York where she attended Cornell University and graduated with her DVM in 2013. Dr. Springate practiced veterinary medicine in New York for two years before moving to South Carolina in 2015 with her husband, David. She then worked as a animal shelter veterinarian for a year, and then thankfully found her way to EAH! Her professional interests include all things related to internal medicine – the more perplexing the case, the more interesting she finds it!

In her spare time, Dr. Springate is a Disney enthusiast! She also loves riding horses, reading, and traveling to non-traditional travel destinations (Antarctica is her favorite so far!). She and her husband share their home with three rescued pooches – “Georgio”, “Malcolm”, and “Tycho”.

We are thrilled to have Dr. Springate as part of our amazing pet healthcare team, so please help us welcome her!