All of our employees are immediate family members of Dr. Donahue or they have been with us for years. We are all very close and consider each other family. Our goal is to try and make all of our patients feel comfortable and at home when they come in to our office.
Dr. James M. Donahue
Dr. Donahue was born in Columbia, SC and he has been in practice since January 2, 1984. He graduated from the MUSC, College of Dental Medicine and he is a huge South Carolina Gamecock fan. Dr. Donahue went to Spring Valley High School and he has resided in Blythewood, SC for over 20 years. In his spare time, Dr. Donahue likes to play golf with friends, exercise, or spend time with his family and pugs. He has been married to his wife, Carolyn, for 20+ years. They have 4 kids (Meg, Scott, Wyatt, and Murray) and 2 pug children (Mick, and BooBoo). They now have 4 grand children.
Ariel Garcia - Dental Hygienist
Ariel started in April of 2017. She is from Aiken, SC but has lived in Columbia since 2016 with her husband Jonathan and their 2 dogs, Sadie and Mr. T. She has a Bachelors of Science from MCG. And she enjoys exercising and playing with her dogs.
Scott Thomas - Business Manager
Scott has been with us for 15+ years. He keeps everything running smoothly by processing all insurance claims and personal checks that come in for every account. He helps out in all areas of the office to make all of us are of time so no one has to wait. He is a native of Columbia and received his education from Midlands Technical College in Business.
Christina "Bo" McCaskill - Dental Assistant
Christina has been with us for 18 years. She is Dr. Donahue's personal assistant. She has lived in Cassett, SC for 10+ years. She must love being with us because she makes an hour and fifteen minute trip to work and then another hour and fifteen minute trip back home everyday. She has two children and two grandchildren.
Michelle Hayward - Office Manager
Michelle has been with us for 7+ years. She has a degree in Biology from Northland College. She is still actively continuing her education in the field of Veterinary Medicine and she is also trained as a dental assistant and works in many areas of the practice and handles many of the day to day duties. She has lived in Columbia for 21 years. She attended high school at Spring Valley High.