Three Trees Veterinary Services has proudly been serving the Hartwell Community since March of 2011.  In May 2017, Dr. Jaime Terry purchased the clinic, and it is now called Lake Hartwell Veterinary Clinic.



In March of 2011 after purchasing the clinic from Dr. Ellis, Dr. Williams renamed the clinic to Three Trees Veterinary Services (formerly known as Paws and Claws).  

The name of the clinic comes from a Christian Folktale about three trees.  Three Trees were located on a small hill deep in the forest.  One day the trees were talking about what they hoped they would become when they were older.  One tree wished to be made into a beautiful treasure chest and contain the world's greatest treasure.  Another tree wished to be made into a great warship and sail into battle with important leaders.  The last tree simply wished to grow tall and straight to point to Heaven and bring honor to God.  

As fate would have it one day a logger came into the woods and cut all three trees down.  The first was sold to a farmer who made the tree into an animal's trough and placed it in a barn.  The second went to a fisherman who crafted it into a small fishing boat.  The last was left in the lumberyard for several years until one day a soldier came and bought it.  All of the trees were saddened because they did not realize their dream.  

One day, a young couple entered the stable where the first tree had been placed.  They placed a small baby in the trough.  Then the tree realized he indeed accomplished his dream and was holding the most important treasure the world had ever seen.  

Several years later the fishing boat had endured years of hard labor and storms, but the current one was likely to sink him and the crew.  Just as they were about to lose hope a man came walking across the water and stilled the great storm with just his voice.  As he climbed into the boat, the second tree realized that he too had accomplished his dream and was now holding the most important man of history.  

The last tree long forgotten about was suddenly grabbed and fashioned into a cross.  As a man was laid on top of him, the tree was greatly saddened that not only had he not seen his dream come true, but was now being used to torture this man nailed to him.  As the cross was lowered into place something strange happened, everyone was staring up at him.  He then realized he was holding the Son of God and through this sacrifice brought the ultimate Glory to God.

Clinic logo

Dr. Williams wanted to make a statement not only through the clinic name, but also with the logo.  The idea for the logo came from the Christ's Crucifixion.  The three crosses on a hill represent that.  The colorful background tells the story of the gospel.  The pink patch represents human flesh.  In the beginning God created man.  Black represents sin.  Mankind sinned against God.  Blue represents Baptism with water as an outward sign of accepting the gift of salvation.  Red indicates Christ's blood shed for us on the cross.  White indicates that our sins have been washed white as snow.  Green indicates growth in our Christian faith.  Yellow indicates the Golden streets in Heaven where we will finally meet our Savior.

When the suite next door became available in 2013, we took the chance and rented it.  We were busting at the seams of the one unit.  The expansion allowed us to add 3 new exam rooms, more waiting areas, a scale in the lobby, laundry, and even a bathroom dedicated to clients.

We perform surgery Mon-Thursday in the morning, so that your pets have plenty of time to wake up from their procedure before going home in the afternoon.  We take appointments: Monday  and Wed from 11 am to 4 pm., Tuesday from 8 am - 6 pm, Thursday from 8 am - 4 pm, Friday from 8 am - 12 pm and 1 pm - 4 pm.


Clinic Space

  • Two Entrances
  • Large Waiting Room
  • Three scales
  • Five exam rooms
  • Separate dog and cat patient accommodations
  • Isolation area for sick patients

Services Available

  • Digital Radiography
  • Ultrasonic Dental Machine
  • Soft tissue surgery
  • General practice
  • Laser Therapy
  • In house blood analyzers
  • Ultrasound
  • Orthopedic surgery