Meet Our Team
Four Paws Animal Clinic is proud to have a compassionate, professional team to care for your pets. Our highly trained veterinarians and staff are ready to help owners and pets lead healthy lives.
Tracy Wales, DVM, CCRP
Dr. Wales grew up in Blairstown, NJ and attended Virginia Commonwealth University, where she received a B.S. in Biology. Upon graduation she moved to Columbia and began working in the veterinary field. It was here that she decided to pursue a career in veterinary medicine and met her husband, Eddie. She started vet school at The University of Georgia in 1994 and married Eddie the following year. Together they returned to Columbia in 1998. She practiced for ten years at Shandon-Wood Animal Clinic. In 2009, she opened Four Paws Animal Clinic and now enjoys being a practice owner. In 2019, Dr. Wales received her Certification in Canine Rehabilitation through the University of Tennessee. Her other special interests include surgery, dentistry and pain management.
Tracy and Eddie have three daughters, Ella, Avery and Annie, who attend LSU, AC Flora High School and Crayton Middle School. They share their home with two dogs, Todd, a Malti-zhu and Butter, a golden retriever, as well as a cat, Nick, aka Kitty Kitty Prrr Meow. Eddie owns Motor Supply Co. Bistro, and co-owns Two Brothers Jerky. Aside from watching her daughters play soccer and basketball, Dr. Wales enjoys traveling, home improvement, reading and attending music festivals.
Nori Warren, DVM
Dr. Warren grew up in Great Falls, SC, and graduated from the University of South Carolina in 1985 where she earned a BS in Biology. Originally, Dr. Warren had a desire to follow in her father’s footsteps and become a practicing family physician, eventually returning to Great Falls and joining the family practice. However, her life’s direction and desire changed during college and she found herself drawn towards the field of veterinary medicine.
Dr. Warren graduated from the University of Georgia, School of Veterinary Medicine in 1990. Her first job after graduating was in Orangeburg, SC, where she practiced for two years. For a short time period she worked as a relief veterinarian before finally settling in at a clinic in Columbia. It was there that she, through the help of a very cute chocolate Labrador retriever puppy named Belle, met her husband, Will. Dr. Warren practiced for fifteen years before deciding to become a practice owner of Four Paws Animal Clinic in 2009.
In 2009 she became a board member for the Animal Mission, which is a nonprofit organization that raises money for spay/neuter vouchers, educates the community on the need for pet population control and sponsors an exhibit at Ed Venture Children’s museum providing the public with additional information on pet population control and basic pet care. She and will continue to sponsor pet rescue organizations.
Currently, Nori and Will have two rescue dogs; Princess Buttercup, a Papillon Mix, Reggie Roo, a long haired chihuahua, Olivia, a Chihuahua Mix, a cat that likes to knead bread, Dough Boy, as well as a cat named Cinnamon who was brought on board by Doughboy himself. Will has been in the pharmaceutical industry for 25 plus years and currently works for Alkermes pharmaceuticals. Together, Nori and Will enjoy boating, cycling, spinning and working out at the gym. When she has a few extra moments in her day, Nori enjoys attending yoga and Pilates classes.
Nori and Will, along with Tracy and Eddie, have very strong feelings regarding pet rescue and have been the proud recipients of many rescue animals. The Warrens have especially enjoyed adopting the “larger” of the breeds and have had quite a few Great Danes and Irish Wolfhounds in their household and are looking forward to additional family members in the future.
Alex Hunter, DVM
Dr. Alex Hunter was born and raised just outside of Dallas, Texas. Dr. Hunter graduated Magna Cum Laude from Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine in 2016, where she studied primarily small animal medicine. During her time at Texas A&M, she was a member of Phi Zeta Veterinary Scholastic Honor Society, received the Zoetis Animal Health Student Scholar Award, and she also served as secretary of her class, secretary of the Shelter Vets Club, and Zoetis pharmaceutical representative. She has a special interest in ophthalmology, dermatology, and dentistry. She served as the ophthalmology vetlab coordinator at Texas A&M, completed an externship with an ophthalmologist in Italy, and during her last year of veterinary school she received the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmology Award for Proficiency in Clinical Ophthalmology.
When she is not at work, Dr. Hunter enjoys spending time with her husband who is an officer in the Air Force and their two precious daughters. Dr. Hunter is committed to providing exceptional patient care and she is passionate about the bond between humans and their animals.
Four Paws Animal Clinic is proud to have compassionate, professional staff to care for your pets. Our highly trained reception and technician staff are ready to help owners and pets lead healthy lives.
Kristie, Licensed Veterinary Technician
Audrianna, Veterinary Technician
Samantha, Veterinary Technician
Holli, Veterinary Technician
Danielle, Client Service Representative
Lauren, Clinic Assistant
Stacey, Veterinary Technician
Isabel, Clinic Assistant
Amber, Client Service Representative
Melissa, Veterinary Technician