Meet Our Executive Board


Dr. Mike Schlicksup

Dr. Mike Schlicksup received his doctorate of veterinary medicine from Ross University in 2007 where he graduated salutatorian. Following graduation he completed a one year small animal internship and three year surgical residency at the University of Pennsylvania. Upon finishing the residency program Dr. Schlicksup became a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons. He remained on staff at the University of Pennsylvania helping train students, interns and surgical residents for the next 2 years. For the past 7 years he worked as a staff surgeon at a facility in Charleston, SC.

Dr. Schlicksup’s interests include wound therapy, minimally invasive surgery (arthroscopy & laparoscopy) and joint replacement. He has written numerous journal articles and book chapters on topics that include; brachycephalic airway disease, vascular stenting, adrenal gland surgery, cruciate ligament disease and middle ear disease. In 2011 his research was recognized at the American College of Veterinary Surgeons symposium.




Vice President
Dr. Jacqueline Watson

Dr. Jacqueline Watson, Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Dermatology, grew up in Newtown, Pennsylvania. She received her BS degree in Biology from James Madison University in 2004 and her DVM from the University of Minnesota in 2008. After completing a rotating internship at Red Bank Veterinary Hospital in New Jersey, she continued her training at the University of Tennessee where she completed her residency in veterinary dermatology in 2012. She practiced veterinary dermatology at several specialty centers in New Jersey and Pennsylvania before joining South Carolina Veterinary Specialists and Emergency Care in 2014. Her professional interests include pyoderma, allergic dermatitis, autoimmune and immune-mediated skin diseases, and feline dermatology.  Jacqueline lives in Columbia, SC with her husband, also a veterinarian, their son and their Bull Terrier, Xoloitzcuintli, cat, and four snakes.




Vice President
Dr. Corinne Goldman

Corinne Goldman, DVM, MS, DACVIM (Small Animal Internal Medicine) earned her BS degree and DVM from Virginia Tech and remains an avid fan. She completed an internship at Carolina Veterinary Specialists, followed by an internal medicine residency and Masters Degree in Veterinary Science at Purdue University. During her residency, Dr. Goldman developed an interest in nephrology and minimally invasive urology, and provides non-surgical alternatives for management of lower urinary tract disorders here in Columbia, SC. Dr. Goldman works at the South Carolina Veterinary Specialists & Emergency Care as part of the Internal Medicine team.



Dr. Sarah Kraiza

Dr. Sarah Kraiza (Payne) received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Colorado State University in 1999. After graduation Dr. Kraiza completed a 12- month internship at VCA – VRA in Gaithersburg, MD (“the barn”). During her internship she developed an interest in surgery and oncology and she spent a second year at VRA working with radiation, chemotherapy and surgery patients. Dr. Kraiza completed a residency in medical oncology at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts in Grafton, MA. and spent an additional year as a clinical instructor. In 2006 Dr. Kraiza achieved board certification in medical oncology. After leaving university Dr. Kraiza has been in private practice in CT, SC and FL.




Dr. Michelle Waschak

Dr. Waschak, Diplomate American College of Veterinary Surgeons, received her D.V.M. from the University of Georgia. After internships at the University of Tennessee and at a private surgical referral practice in Cincinnati, she completed a surgical residency and a Masters in Veterinary Science degree at the University of Missouri.

Board certified in surgery in 1997, Dr. Waschak moved to Columbia South Carolina in 1998 to join the original surgical referral center in the area after having been an associate Professor at Mississippi State University’s clinical teaching program. As a member of the VCA Animal Specialty Center of SC she is the internship director and specializes in soft tissue surgical procedures. Dr. Waschak has previously served on the executive board of the Greater Columbia Association of Veterinarians (vice president and president) and the Society of Veterinary Soft Tissue Surgery (president and past president). Her interests include oncological surgery, reconstructive and dermatologic surgery, gastrointestinal surgery, thoracic surgery and minimally invasive surgical procedures. She is pleased to be able to support her local community and home.