meet our team
About Port City
At Port City Animal Hospital, we provide each patient with compassionate and progressive care. We aim to exceed client expectations through consistent high quality service and communication. Our staff understands that your pets are another member of your family, and we want them to receive the best care possible.
Conveniently located to serve Savannah, Pooler, Port Wentworth, Bloomingdale, and Effingham County, Port City Animal Hospital strives to be the area's gold standard in veterinary care. Our team of highly skilled staff is excited to meet you and your pet!
We understand that the vet can be a scary place for animals. Being Fear Free™ certified, we make every effort to prevent and alleviate fear, anxiety, and stress in pets during exams and procedures. Rest assured that we will never pin down, or otherwise force your pet to do something. Fear Free veterinary medicine starts at home. Ask us how you can prepare your pet for the most fearless veterinary visit possible.
Dr. Jeremy Faris
Clinic Owner, Veterinarian
Dr. Faris grew up in the small town of Warren, RI. He earned his dual Bachelor's degree in Biology and Wildlife Science at Virginia Tech in 2005 and graduated from the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine in 2012 with a DVM and a Masters in Public Health. He began practicing in the Savannah area that same year. His favorite thing about his job is getting to help people make informed decisions for their pet's health. Dr. Faris loves watching all sports, but especially Hokie football. He's crazy about his wife, Janell, and their three children: Madeline, George and Hazel.
Dr. Abby claytor
Dr. Claytor grew up in Columbia, South Carolina. She knew she wanted to be a vet when she was 8 years old! She earned her Bachelors degree in Veterinary and Animal Sciences at Clemson University in 2016, and her DVM degree from Auburn University in 2020. She moved to Savannah on a whim and has found the place she now calls home. Her favorite thing is loving on all of the pets that come in (they are all “babies” no matter how old they are) and helping owners understand their pets health. Dr. Claytor loves being outdoors, cheering for the Clemson tigers, and her two labradors Harper and Rose.
Freda has been a vet tech for nearly 20 years and is one of our opening day crew! Originally from Minneapolis, Minnesota, she is married to a wonderful man who is both an IT professional and photographer. Together, they have two amazing little girls. Freda is an animal and environmental protection enthusiast and loves trying new places to eat, bargain shopping, reading and traveling, in addition to spending time with family and friends. Her family now has two big floppy eared bunnies to spoil.
Carissa is a self-proclaimed army brat who has traveled across the US. She was born in Hawaii but has lived in Georgia most of her life. Carissa has an outgoing five year old, two cats, and two dogs. She is currently in school to pursue a future as a registered veterinary technician, and is an enthusiastic reptile and amphibian herpetoculturist!
Elizabeth Holman was born outside of Atlanta and raised in Vidalia, Georgia. She graduated from Berry College with a Bachelor of Science in Animal Science. She has always loved helping animals and has worked or volunteered in veterinary clinics since she was in middle school. She has two dogs and a cat. She enjoys going on adventures with her friends and family in her free time.
Briana was born and raised here in Savannah! She graduated from the Fort Valley State University with a Bachelors of Science in Veterinary Technology. Briana has two huskies with big personalities that she adopted and a cat that adopted her. She loves all things animals as this career path is something she’s wanted to do her whole life. In her free time she enjoys going to the beach, traveling and spending time with her friends and family.
Emma joined our team while she was a senior at South Effingham High School. When she graduated in 2021, we were thrilled to have her move up into a full time position. Emma has two older sisters and lives in Effingham with her mother and father. She was raised to have a love and appreciation for animals. Her family also includes 8 dogs, about 20+ cats, a donkey, a spotted gecko, a hamster, many chickens roosters, and a turkey. In addition to her plans of going to college to become a certified veterinary technician, Em looks forward to the day she gets to marry her high school sweetheart!
Client Care Liason
A native of Savannah, Manee' worked in healthcare for 10 years before realizing her love of working with animals. With the support of her husband, she quit her job and went back to school to become a vet tech. Besides working hard and enjoying her new career path, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two children. She also loves snuggling with her dog and two cats and embracing her addiction to novels and audiobooks.