Our Veterinary Team
Meet our Veterinarian & Team of Paradise Animal Hospital! We’re pleased to provide exceptional vet care for your pets!
Get to know our Veterinary Team
Dr. Steve Knittel is the veterinarian at Paradise Animal Hospital. He has been practicing veterinary medicine for 32 years and graduated from Kansas State University. He prides himself on being able to make people comfortable with us & to be able to provide a level of service that people expect. It gives him great joy to see people relieved when their pet’s medical conditions improve after their visit. He is also always there to provide comfort for those difficult end-of-life decisions that have to be made. In his free time, Dr. Knittel loves to spend time working on home renovations. He also enjoys watching football whenever the season is active!
She is a native of McDuffie County and graduated from Thomson High School in 1997. She attended the University of Georgia and graduated from the College of Veterinary Medicine in 2003 with honors. She enjoys various aspects of small animal medicine, especially surgery. Dr. Reese lives on a farm with her husband and 2 children along with a variety of animals. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, and playing the piano.
Tricia is the practice manager at Paradise Animal Hospital. She has been practicing with Paradise Animal Hospital for ten years and went to school at Greenbrier High School. Tricia prides herself in making sure that the owners & pets have a good time while they’re in the office, keeping stressed/nervous pets calm, and keeping the vibes up in the office. In her free time, Tricia loves to spend time with her husband and two sons, go on adventures outwith with her kids, ride bikes, go on different walking trails, and hanging out with family/friends.
Maggie is one of our veterinary assistants at Paradise Animal Hospital. She has been practicing for two years and went to Grovetown High School. Maggie prides herself in always treating & loving every pet like they are her own, especially when they are at the hospital for extended periods. In her free time, Maggie loves to spend time with her family, friends, and her dog Jace. She also enjoys a great book.
Cambry is one of our veterinary assistants at Paradise Animal Hospital. She has been practicing for three years and went to Greenbrier High School. Cambry prides herself in treating pets as family and always taking the extra step to make any animal feel safe & comfortable whenever possible. In her free time, she loves to spend lots of time with her cat, Stamp. She also enjoys shopping at Bath & Body Works!
Customer Service Representative
Crystal is our customer service rep aka our receptionist! She’s the first person you see when you come to our office. When not at work, Crystal enjoys a good book. All genres of books are her favorite. She also enjoys spending time with her 4 kids and husband. Crystal has 2 dogs at home and Gizmo is in the picture with her below. Crystal is a sucker for any puppy that walks through the door! She’s always willing to love on it while you fill out paper if needed.