Our Care Team
Dr. Rachel Peeples, DVM
Practice Co-Founder & Primary Veterinarian
Dr. Peeples grew up right here in the Hinesville area where she graduated fromThe Bradwell Institute. She went on to attend Georgia Southern University where she earned her BS in Chemistry with a Biochemical Emphasis, summa cum laude. Dr. Peeples then went on to attend the University of Georgia's College of Veterinary Medicine where she earned her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine, magna cum laude. After graduation, Dr. Peeples began her work in Statesboro where she stayed for two years before moving to Savannah for a period of four years, before then returning back to her roots here in Hinesville where she has been practicing since 2006.
She has dedicated herself to aiding local rescue organizations throughout Liberty and Long Counties in their efforts to save animals in need which is something she has done throughout her life, and which has also lead her here and to the foundation of Coastal Community Veterinary Clinic.
In addition to her veterinary and rescue activities in her spare time Dr. Peeples, proudly breeds and shows Akitas and is an active member of the Savannah Kennel Club. She also enjoys reading and loves relaxing at the beach. She is owned by three Akita girls; Seiya, Sable, and Jazmyn as well as one Labrador Retriever boy; Ronin.
Director & Co-Founder
Sandra was born and raised in Hinesville. She attended Liberty County Schools and graduated in 1986 from Bradwell Institute. Sandra has always been an animal lover, owning a variety of animals throughout her life. Her family owned dogs, cats, rabbits, horses, squirrels, pigs, a baby deer, and a skunk.
In 1988 she began working in the school system with handicapped children. Soon after the birth of her second child, she devoted her life to her children and volunteering in the school system. She was the PTA president and PTO president for many years.
In 2005 she joined Liberty Humane Shelter and their mission to save unwanted and abandoned animals in our community. She soon became the new president of the executive board. During her involvement with the shelter, many new policies and procedures were implemented that greatly improved the conditions for the animals. One major improvement was working with a local veterinarian, Dr. Rachel Peeples.
Although saving unwanted abandoned animals and finding them forever homes was an extremely rewarding endeavor, the problem of pet overpopulation never seemed to be alleviated. In 2013, the opportunity presented itself when Coastal Community Veterinary Clinic was founded. This joint venture between Liberty Humane Shelter, MOMS Rescue, and Dr. Rachel Peeples created a separate entity that would provide low-cost spay/neuters and low-cost veterinary care.
Currently, Sandra is the director of Liberty Humane Shelter and participates in the day to day business of Coastal Community Vet Clinic. She has been married to her high school sweetheart for 27 years. They have two daughters and two grandsons, 3 dogs, a cat, and a horse. She loves to spend her spare time with her family and most importantly grandchildren.