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Welcome to Van Crest Animal Hospital
Your Veterinarian in West Columbia, SC
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If you live in West Columbia or the surrounding area in SC, then you have picked the perfect site to find a veterinarian. Dr. Nick and Candra Chambers are licensed veterinarians, treating all types of pets and animals. Your pet's health and well being is very important to us and we will take every step to give your pet the best possible care.

Van Crest Animal Hospital is a full service animal hospital and will take both emergency cases as well as less urgent medical, surgical, and dental issues. Dr. Nick and Candra Chambers are experienced in all types of conditions and treatments. Beyond first rate pet care, we make our clinic comfortable, kid-friendly, and a very calm environment so your pet can relax in the waiting room and look forward to meeting his or her own West Columbia veterinarian.

We have a number of resources for you to learn about how to take better care of your pets. Browse around and look at our articles and pet videos. The best veterinary care for animals is ongoing nutrition and problem prevention. If you want to ask a question call 803-794-6550 or email us and we'll promptly get back to you. Our West Columbia veterinarian office is very easy to get to, and you can find directions on our Contact Us page. You can also subscribe to our newsletter which is created especially for West Columbia pet owners. In between your veterinary visits, your pet will benefit from you reading these free informative articles.

At Van Crest Animal Hospital, we treat your pets like the valued family members they are.

Dr. Nick and Candra Chambers
West Columbia Veterinarian | Van Crest Animal Hospital | 803-794-6550

1817 Augusta Rd
West Columbia, SC 29169



Meet Our Skilled Team

Learn Who We Are

  • Dr.
    Candra Chambers
    Veterinarian / Owner

    More commonly referred to as 'Dr C' while at Van Crest Animal Hospital, Dr Candra Chambers is a 2002 graduate of Tuskegee College of Veterinary Medicine. Upon graduating, she worked in private practice, a mobile preventative practice, and then became a part of the Van Crest Animal Hospital team in 2003. 

    With her excellent bedside manner, Dr C has developed special relationships with her clients and their pets. Her thoroughness and dedication to her patients is unsurpassed. She strives to excel in all areas of veterinary medicine, with special interest in internal medicine, dermatology, and geriatric medicine. 

    In her spare time, Dr C enjoys cooking, family time, and relaxing.  Dr C is the proud mother of 3 children, Nino, Cheyanne, and Noah and is also the wife of our own Dr N. Chambers. 

    Dr C is always happy to see patients and looks forward to many years of helping out patients and watching them grow up with their families.

  • Dr.
    Nick Chambers
    Veterinarian / Owner

    Dr Chambers is a native of Jackson, Mississippi who graduated from Forest Hill High School in 1993. He earned a Bachelors in Biology from Tougaloo college in 1997 and went on to obtain a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Tuskegee College of Veterinary Medicine in 2002. Throughout his educational studies, Dr Chambers participated in special programs, research projects, internships, and advanced classes to enhance his career. He has special interests in surgery and internal medicine. 

    Active memberships include the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA), South Carolina Veterinary Medical Association, and the American Veterinary Medical Association. In 2003 he became an owner of Van Crest Animal Hospital with a mission to 'take care of God's little creatures one day at a time'. 

    Dr Chambers is happily married to Dr Candra Smith Chambers. The doctors are the proud parents of Nino (19), Cheyanne (15), and Noah (12). Dr Chambers is additionally a licensed minister, active in church and community, a salt water fish hobbyist, antique car enthusiast, and has a special interest in body building.

  • Madi B.

    Hi, I am Madi. I am a freshman at USC! I am majoring in Global Supply Chain and operations management. I have one sister and one fur sibling! I started at Van Crest as a kennel assistant but moved to the front desk! Working at Van Crest has allowed me to build my confidence and professional skills!


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Van Crest Animal Hospital


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1:30 PM - 6:00 PM


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1:30 PM - 6:00 PM


8:00 AM- 12:30 PM

1:30 PM - 6:00 PM


8:00 AM- 12:30 PM

1:30 PM - 6:00 PM


8:00 AM- 12:30 PM