Meet Our Team

Meet our Owners

Dr. Ryan Gipe and Robbyn Young took over as owners of Oceanside Vet Clinic in January of 2014.

Robbyn Young

Practice Manager

Our Practice Manager and co-owner, Robbyn Young, has been an OVC team member since 2008. An avid animal lover and equestrian she has a lifelong passion for Paso Fino Horses. She is an Internationally Senior Certified Equine Judge, and thoroughly enjoys her horse show travels throughout the US, South ...

Dr. Ryan Gipe

Owner & Veterinarian

The Oceanside Vet Clinic Team welcomed new practice co-owner and Charleston native, Dr. Ryan Gipe, in January 2014. While new to our team, he has been a familiar face in the local veterinary scene since he was in grade school. He graduated with a BS in Biology from the College of Charleston in 2003 and received...

Meet our Vets

Dr. Elizabeth Parker


Elizabeth Parker grew up on James Island, SC and as a child, always knew she wanted to practice veterinary medicine. After graduating from Clemson University’s pre-veterinary program in 2000, she spent the next year working as a veterinary technician. She then attended the University ...

Dr. Justin Lewandowski


Justin Lewandowski is a Charleston native and grew up in West Ashley. He and Dr. Gipe both attended St. Andrews High School, where they were classmates and played soccer together. He went to the University of Georgia to obtain an BS in Genetics, and was then accepted into veterinary school at Tuskegee University...

Dr. Nicole Fortin


Nicole Fortin is originally from New Jersey, and graduated from the University of Richmond and St. George's University School of Veterinary Medicine in Grenada in 2014. She completed her clinical training at Cornell's College of Veterinary Medicine, where she met her husband, Matt, who is a veterinarian in Ladson...

Meet our Office Staff

Kindra Hines

Head Technician

Our Head Technician Kindra Hines joined our team in 2009. A native of Indianapolis, Indiana, she studied Business at the College of Charleston and Indiana University. When she is not working, Kindra enjoys traveling, hanging out at the beach or spending time with her two rescued labs.

Chantal Koropatkin

Front Desk Manager

Chantal Koropatkin is the front desk supervisor with over 14 years of veterinary experience. Prior to working at Oceanside Vet Clinic, she worked with an avian veterinarian in her home state of Connecticut. When she is not helping with our clients needs, outside of work she is trusted with the pets of those she has met ...