Client Relations

Cheryl Hart, RDH
Practice Manager


Cheryl, although originally from South Carolina, considers herself a Florida native having lived in Port Charlotte since the age of seven. Cheryl is a Registered Dental Hygienist with the State of Florida and has been practicing dental hygiene locally for seven years. Although her career path led her to human dental hygiene, her interest has evolved to veterinary medicine after meeting and observing Dr. Groves. Witnessing his passion for his field and quality medical care provided for his patients motivated Cheryl to pursue a career in veterinary medicine. Cheryl strongly believes in Dr. Groves philosophy of giving back to the community and those pets less fortunate, she frequently assists Dr. Groves during his community service events. Cheryl coordinated "Pet Fest," an annual event sponsored by Groves Veterinary Clinic for pets, about pets and to support local not for profit pet organizations. She currently assists Dr. Groves as the Secretary of the Charlotte County Veterinary Medical Association. In the office, Cheryl's focus is to ensure each client and patient is treated with the highest standard of care. If a client has a concern or suggestion, Cheryl is always interested in listening. Every client and patient has a special place in our veterinary family and she values each bond that has been formed. Aside from veterinary medicine, Cheryl enjoys spending time with her family, friends and her two American Staffordshire Terriers.

Cathy Tippins
Client Relations Specialist
Cathy has been welcoming clilents and their pets to our practice since December of 2010. You will have the opportunity to interact with Cathy during appointment reservations and checking in upon arrival to the practice.  With over eight years of veterinary experience, Cathy is quite knowledgeable in veterinary nutrition and preventative medications, she is always happy answer your questions. A Florida native, Cathy has two dogs, two geckos and a ferret. Outside of veterinary medicine Cathy loves cooking, scrap booking and going to the beach. Cathy is also an Independent Beauty Consultant with Mary Kay Incorporated.
Tera King
Client Relations Specialist
Tera is a wonderful  part of the Groves Veterinary Clinic team, joining our practice in March of 2013.  For over six years Tera has been educating clients and bonding with their pets.  Originally from Indiana, Tera moved to Florida where she began her career in the veterinary field.  Her love for animals and observation of the passion the veterinarians she has assisted have for animals has intensified her desire to expand her knowledge in the field of veterinary medicine.  Tera plans to further her education and obtain a degree in veterinary technology with a focus on radiology and ultrasonography.  Tera is owned by a seven year old Maltese named Romeo and a four year old Siamese named Lexus.  Outside of work Tera enjoys fishing, bowling, going to the beach and spending time with her four month old son Bryson who has filled her life with so much joy.