Meet Our Staff

As pet owners ourselves, we know we expect the best quality of care for our own pets and are proud to be able to offer that great service to all our patients and pet owners.

Dr. Liz Cuttino

Dr. Cuttino grew up in Sumter, SC, and received her BS in Animal and Veterinary Sciences (minor Spanish language) from Clemson University. Since graduating from the University of Georgia veterinary school in 2006, Dr. Cuttino has been practicing general small animal and equine medicine in the Columbia area, with special interest in veterinary ophthalmology and geriatric care.

She has spent several summers in Latin America providing veterinary care, doing humanitarian work, and working on improving Spanish language skills. In her free time, she enjoys working with her dogs Rhythm (German shepherd), Djembe (German shepherd stray), Laci (Golden/collie mix), and Bagel (a sweet Beagle stray). Her household is co-run by Oakley-Cat (aka “OC”) and Possum, the blind Siamese. Pasture maintenance is headed up by horses Kelso (QH) and Jackie (retired TB). Dr. Cuttino also avidly participates in outdoor adventures, including kayaking, mountain biking, hiking, triathlon, and water sports. She is an active member of Alice Drive Baptist Church in Sumter, SC.


If you have called or visited Seven Oaks Animal Hospital, you are familiar with Jen’s cheery voice.  She has been coordinating patient care here since 2013, with 10 years experience prior to her time here.  She has mad skills matching client needs up with the best care from our team.  If you have a special request, a time constraint, or an urgent question, you can trust her to get the right information from the right person in a timely manner.  She also keeps the staff (including Dr. Cuttino!) and the back of the hospital organized and running smoothly.  In her down time, Jen enjoys spending time with her husband Mark, her twin boys Zachary and Dylan, their two cats Panda and Mia, and dog Tasha.


Mari-Kate joined the team in 2009.  She has a love for creatures big and small.  She graduated from Coastal Carolina University with a Bachelor of Science in biology in 2007.  Mari-Kate has special powers calming stressed cats and handling them with compassion.  She has a terrier mix named Sunny at home and they love to spend their time at the beach!


Karen earned her Associates degree in Animal Technology and passed the National Board in 1995.  As a veterinary technician, she has dedicated more than 20 years of her career to the care of pets and owners.  Pets gravitate towards her friendly personality.  She shares her home not only with her own family, children, and foster children, but also Mexican hairless dogs, a hairless Sphynx cat, and various farm animals.