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Palmetto Veterinary Hospital is a full-service companion animal hospital. It is our commitment to provide quality veterinary care throughout the life of your pet. Our services and facilities are designed to assist in routine preventive care for young, healthy dogs and cats; early detection and treatment of disease as your pet ages; and complete medical and surgical care as necessary during his or her lifetime.

We understand the special role your pet plays in your family and are dedicated to becoming your partner in your pet’s health care. We treat your pet as we would our own. Our goal is to practice the highest quality medicine and surgery with compassion and an emphasis on client education. Our entire healthcare team is committed to providing personal attention to the unique concerns of each individual pet owner. At this site, you will find information about our practice philosophy, our services, helpful forms to assist you and an extensive Pet Medical Library for you to search for additional pet health care information.


Our hospital is proudly accredited by AAHA. Our commitment to meeting the highest industry standards ensures that your furry companions receive the best possible care and attention they deserve.

We are here to service the cities of Mt Pleasant, SC, Charleston, SC, Isle Of Palms, SC, Awendaw, SC, Daniel Island, SC, Huger, SC, Mcclellanville, SC, North Charleston, SC, Johns Island, SC, Summerville, SC and more!

Thank you for taking the time to read about our veterinary practice and the services we offer. We welcome your comments and suggestions. Please contact us at (843) 881-9915 for all your pet health care needs.

Hear what our clients are saying about us

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★★★★★ WE just started using Palmetto . Dr Strong is a doctor we have been going to since 2010 and we saw Dr. Watson for the first time last week. He was very friendly, professional and definitely could tell he cared about our dog like we do. He was thorough and started conservative and moved on to things if we needed them for our dog who is old and was sick. The office staff worked us in and is very friendly and knowledgeable, We drive from Summerville to Mt. Pleasant to see these doctors.Butch B.Butch B. ★★★★★ Dr. Watson is warm, kind and caring. He gives our two dogs a very thorough exam and we appreciate his excellent care!Chloe M.Chloe M. ★★★★★ Very caring staff!Karen G.Karen G. ★★★★★ Dr. Watson and his team do a great job with our dog, Baxter. He communicates throughout the visit what he’s looking at and always gives tips to keep Baxter as healthy as possible!Thomas W.Thomas W. ★★★★★ Dr. Watson is the best!Elizabeth W.Elizabeth W. ★★★★★ Palmetto Vet is incredible. When we moved here 4 years ago, we had no idea where we would take our 3 dogs. PVH has been phenomenal and we wouldn't take our dogs anywhere else. All the doctors are incredible. Thank you Palmetto Vet for loving our dogs as much as we do.Jennifer P.Jennifer P. ★★★★★ Palmetto Veterinary Hospital took great care of my dog and would 100% recommend. I just moved to NC and leaving this vet was one of the harder parts of my move!Worth H.Worth H. ★★★★★ A small, cozy place. Always feel welcome and there's great serviceChristopher L.Christopher L. ★★★★★ Latte and I love Palmetto Veterinary Hospital. Dr. Henke is great with Latte - she has been seeing him since she was a puppy and is now 13 years old. He and his staff have taken great care of her and her owners!Cathy T.Cathy T. ★★★★★ Dr. Henke has cared for our cats and supported our family for over eighteen years. He and his staff have shown such compassion caring for our elderly cats at the end. They have patience with our threateningly dramatic one, and enjoy our pleasant kitten. Dr. Henke listens to us, carefully uses our input to analyze the problems, and patiently explains the best solutions. We appreciate and trust the dynamic team at Palmetto Veterinary.Mary W.Mary W. ★★★★★ We’ve been clients for over 10 years. Wonderful staff! Treat our dogs as family. They make us all feel very special. Highly recommend!Jane BJane B ★★★★★ Love this Vet! So kind and caring to all of my cats & dog that I have taken there over the years!Kitty R.Kitty R. ★★★★★ Put it this way, I jump through hoops to not leave James Island and consider myself lucky to not have to venture into Mt. Pleasant. I am more than willing to cross a couple bridges to get the proper care my dog deserves. Finding a good vet is nothing to be taken for granted. Special shout out to Dr. Watson for providing sensible treatment, having my dogs best interest at heart, and making her feel comfortable during her visits.Hood R.Hood R. ★★★★★ This place is the best- Dr. Watson took great care of my dog who had a longstanding bout with giardia for the better part of the year.Ian T.Ian T. ★★★★★ Pretty fun crew, if I do say so myself!Devin T.Devin T. ★★★★★ Excellent customer service and follow up!Kate M.Kate M. ★★★★★ The staff here are the absolute best!!!! Not only friendly and funny but very loving and caring . Dr. Henke went above and beyond to make what should have been the worst day of my life; instead a peaceful memory. Love those front desk ladies!!!Brandon C.Brandon C. ★★★★★ Dr Henke and staff are always superb.Keith W.Keith W. ★★★★★ For many years, Dr. Henke and his entire team of support staff have provided competent, compassionate veterinary care for my canine and feline babies. When I need their services, they make it work. Most important is the personal kindness my senior babies received when their health eventually failed. I was given a clear prognosis with sensible options centered on their quality of life.Jacquelyn H.Jacquelyn H. ★★★★★ Very good veterinarians.olga K.olga K. ★★★★★ Palmetto Veterinary Hospital is amazing.Our Cat, Batz, got tangled in a fence and 2 Surgeons felt his right rear leg needed to be amputated. Skin was ripped to the bone. Dr. Henkey agreed that we wanted to give our "Little Guy" every chance at a normal life.He knew the right Surgeon and coordinated the care for many months, through many surgical procedures. Even suggesting Hyperbolic Chamber Therapy.The end result is that Batz is ZOOMING all over the house and jumping to bat a ball whenever he decides that it's a good idea. All with 4 good legs.Our thanks to everyone at Palmetto Veterinary Hospital for Professionalism and never exhausting the options available to provide the best care possible for our furry family member.Joe M.Joe M. ★★★★★ I recently had to bring my older cat in for an emergency and the staff was so helpful and kind. They did what they could for me at the time and took care of my sweet cat, but ultimately I had to put my cat down. But they sent me a card with handwritten notes of care and it really warmed my heart. I have recommended them to my friends to bring their pets in for care, and they really are a wonderful place to go for a pet in need.ayla O.ayla O. ★★★★★ Dr. Henke and staff were very helpful and caring people.Chris H.Chris H. ★★★★★ Dr Henke and all the staff have taken care my fur family since 2005. Always with love, fun and good medical advice.Annie S.Annie S. ★★★★★ We are traveling and our dog needed to be seen. They got us in quickly and provided treatment! Doctor and staff very kind and friendly. Our dog even shook paws with Doctor!Kathy S.Kathy S. ★★★★★ Palmetto Veterinary Hospital treats your pet like their own. In fact, the entire staff gets to know your pet and their name. Upon first fist, we were surprised how long they take with talking to you and examining your pet.Jay H.Jay H. ★★★★★ Dr. Henke has been our vet for almost 20 years! We have multiple animals & they have always been well cared for by Dr. Henke & staff. Several from their first day to their last. We are there often with someone for one reason or another! We feel well served, confidant in their knowledge & trust them explicitly with the care of our fur babies. It is obvious that they truly love God's creatures!Brent M.Brent M. ★★★★★ My pets have been patients at Palmetto Veterinary Hospital since we moved here 17 years ago & I would highly recommend it for anyone looking for veterinary care. We have been so happy with the exceptional, compassionate care received over the years for our cats & dog. My pets have been quite happy to visit as well, the staff are all so friendly!Julianne P.Julianne P. ★★★★★ So glad I contacted this office. They got my yorkie in right away on Wednesday when I called due to him having urinary issues. Relief Vet Dr Mcfadden was great helping in any way he could. Had to return on Friday as issues were still present so more needed to be done and the results for now are working. Labs were done and Dr Henke called me Saturday morning with preliminary results. More workup to be done but hoping all will be well. Everyone was wonderful including the Techs and receptionists. This practice is not my primary as we are just in the area temporarily but as a practice they rock! Thank you Palmetto Vet!Ka Z.Ka Z. ★★★★★ Very friendly staff and clean environmentAnisha C.Anisha C. ★★★★★ Excellent staff with great understanding of pet care. Highly recommend.Vyonne T.Vyonne T. ★★★★★ I am so glad I found Palmetto Veterinary Hospital! I love that it is a smaller practice, previously in larger practices, I have never seen the same Vet twice, and have gotten conflicting advice/treatment, and it seems that they couldn’t be bothered to read notes from other vets on previous appointments. On my second visit, it was very apparent that the doctor seeing us had read the notes from the previous visit with the other doctor. I am in medicine, and can recognize when someone hasn’t done their homework. Dr. Henke was up to date, and I didn’t have to rehash our last visit. He also took the time to discuss another feline in my clowder, and even printed out some literature, and gave me some suggestions. I did make an appointment for cat #2, and when we went in he remembered our discussion, and gave me some treatment options. Several weeks later cat #2 is more playful, interacting with the others and obviously feeling much better. The staff is very friendly, and attentive, and I love that they recognize me and my feline friends. In a day and age where there are Veterinary clinics in every corner, it is so worth braving 17 to a Practice where they make you feel like you are their only client.Sara F.Sara F. ★★★★★ Love the vet here, he really cares about animalsmichelle L.michelle L. ★★★★★ Dr. Henke is truly one of a kind. He took amazing care of my beloved dog, Buddy, for years. He is extremely knowledgeable, experienced and is deeply compassionate. Dr. Henke is truly dedicated to your animals health and well being and is always transparent in his efforts while maintaining a genuine and calm bedside manner. He always made time to answer all my questions and talk through all medication and treatment options., He routinely went above and beyond not only for my dog but also for me as the owner with his level of care. I will forever be grateful for the level of care my dog received by the entire staff of Palmetto Veterinary Hospital. Cannot recommend Dr. Henke enough.Lee M.Lee M. ★★★★★ We have taken our GSP to Dr. Henke pretty much his entire life, but he recently got very sick. Obviously, a dog can't tell you exactly what's wrong, so it took 2 visits to get all of his symptoms and the proper tests ordered. I have to say Dr. Henke saved our pup's life! He is only 5 and must have gotten into something toxic when we weren't looking. They took excellent care of him. His staff is very sweet and loving. I highly recommend Palmetto Veterinary Hospital for all of your pet's needs.Barbara C.Barbara C. ★★★★★ Great place for my pets! They have taken such good care of my 3 dogs every time I go. They have done a good job to promote social distance without making it awkward.They keep you informed every step of the way while your fur child is cared for. Even during a dental procedure, we received text updates with photos of teeth to keep us updated. Their attention to detail & communication is excellent.Ashley W.Ashley W. ★★★★★ Kindly hearted staff!Arlene G.Arlene G. ★★★★★ Dr. Horton is a compassionate vet. She is great with my male cat Jake! He hates new people. Call her for a home visit!!!Gail G.Gail G. ★★★★★ We arrived from overseas on a Sunday and by Friday my dog had a productive cough,fever and was throwing up. Called several places and no one could fit us in. Called Palmetto Hospital and they were able to squeeze us in. I’m so thankful they got my 7 month old puppy in. It turned out that he was also dehydrated. They gave him some fluids, meds and had him feeling so much better almost immediately. They were very kind to our pup and clear when it came to his care. I highly recommend this place. I have already used them again for maintenance care.Sylvia L.Sylvia L. ★★★★★ When I came home from work to find my cat injured, Palmetto Veterinary Hospital made everything easy for us and provided quick, professional, and quality care. Everyone I interacted with was extremely nice and you could tell the compassion with which they treat their animals. 10/10 would recommend.Mary S.Mary S. ★★★★★ Loved service and staff would recommend.Ella S.Ella S. ★★★★★ Staff is very responsive and caring. Communication is professional. We were referred here and are glad we listened.Nancy T.Nancy T. ★★★★★ We found a stray kitten they got her in right away and explained everything very well!Jason Cusati (.Jason Cusati (. ★★★★★ Awsome vet sadie mae loves you and thanks youDeana A.Deana A. ★★★★★ My cat Zoe and I always enjoy our visits to Palmetto Veterinary. The front desk staff and technicians are friendly and knowledgeable as well as the vets who are thorough and compassionate.Rebecca H.Rebecca H. ★★★★★ Wonderful staff and doctors. They took great care of our cat for years.Very knowledgeable and experienced.. Extremely caring and deicated to your animals health. Highly recommended.edward L.edward L. ★★★★★ Amazing and great atmosphere, really nice people as well!!Ashleigh S.Ashleigh S. ★★★★★ I have taken multiple dogs here for years. I really like Dr Henke and Dr easom is great too.Mark W.Mark W. ★★★★★ Very nice office. The staff is incredibly friendly.Holly G.Holly G. ★★★★★ Very Friendly staff.Holly G.Holly G. ★★★★★ This was easily the best Vet appointment we have had in years. Dr. Easom was knowledgeable, professional, and gave our girl a very thorough exam. She is an excellent teacher and great communicator. I haven’t felt this good about a Vet in a long time. The whole support staff are also extremely knowledgeable and professional as well. Rachael was super! No hesitation in giving them 5 stars!Nancy C.Nancy C. ★★★★★ WONDERFUL people. We've been bringing our pets here for years and they are just genuinely good people.Jennifer G.Jennifer G. ★★★★★ Best veterinarian we have ever been to. We were first time customers and the staff/vet were amazing. I can't recommend them enough. Very down to earth and so very thorough and conservative when it came to options.Tim F.Tim F. ★★★★★ Dr heinke takes excellent care of my dogLinda S.Linda S. ★★★★★ They always take very good care of my River dog.Dawn G.Dawn G. ★★★★★ Called Palmetto when I thought my Corgi had heat stroke, Dr. Henke said bring him in immediately. Within minutes he discovered a snake bite on his snout. Stablized him and call Animal hospital to arrange for treatment immediately.The staff and Dr. Henke were great and responsive to emergency care. Ttucker is stable after receiving antivenom and meds. Thank you.Harry H.Harry H. ★★★★★ If I could give more than five stars, I would give Palmetto Vet a thousand!!.After moving to Mt P I went to a few other Vets and was nothing but frustrated and ripped off of tons of money.Dr Henke listens, has amazing compassion and actually was able to fix my dogs health issues. The other Vets in the past just gave me medicines that didn't work, which I now think was a way for them to have me constantly return so they could get more money out of me.The staff at Palmetto vet are amazing. The girls at the front desk are so friendly and helpful, despite seeing and talking with many people all day, they always remember you and greet you like an old friend.Laura, Dr Henke's vet tech is the best. She has a kind, loving manner with the pets and she is super smart. She's able to answer any question you may have.Cant say enough good things about Palmetto Vets, they have been such a blessing to me and my dogs.Tina B.Tina B. ★★★★★ We have used two other vets in Mt Pleasant before finding Dr Craig Henke at Palmetto Veterinary Hospital. We have a Golden Retriever & English Bulldog both who have skin issues. Finally we have found a vet who knows how to diagnose their issues. The care & service we have received from Dr Henke & his team has been exceptional.If you are new to Mount Pleasant like we were 4 years ago don't waste your time like we did trying other vets and go straight to Palmetto Veterinary Hospital. Craig is a man of strong values, faith & truly cares about his clients and their four legged family members.We rarely post reviews on Yelp, but in this case we believe the exception is justified.Paul B.Paul B. ★★★★★ Dr Henke and his staff are incredible professionala and people. Their care and compassion is at the highest level.zann J.zann J. ★★★★★ I started going to Dr. Hinke with my lab over 10 years ago and then my new pit bull puppy starting over a year ago. The entire office has always taken the best care of my fur babies. We've recently moved to California and already miss the Palmetto Vet Hospital. PS... Cozmo's teeth cleaning breathed new life into the big guy. He bounces around like a puppy again.Sun Kissed F.Sun Kissed F. ★★★★★ Amazing folks! Couldn't ask for a better vet/staff. Affordable,caring,knowledgable, and honest. Also very accommodating with my schedule! I would highly recommend them to anyone wanting a honest+awesome veternarian and great facilty. Highly highly recommend!Jeremy M.Jeremy M. ★★★★★ The entire staff in this office is incredible. The atmosphere is warm, inviting, loving and clean. The doctors and staff are supremely knowledgeable and helpful leading you to make the best choices for your pet. Dr. Henke has been so kind and thorough with my pets. We had to put our family pet of 12 years to sleep and he came to our house and treated our pet with kindness and respect. He realizes how important pets are and that they are an extension in many families. I could not ask for a better person to take care of my pets than Dr. Henke and the entire staff is loving and caring and you feel it the minute you walk through their door. I would highly recommend this office!Christy H.Christy H. ★★★★★ I have been going to Dr. Jay for some time now and enjoy their top of the line facility as well as the friendly staff and service. We took our dog in when she was on death's bed, not having any idea what was wrong. Dr. Jay figured out she had ingested rat poison and saved her life. We are thankful to have a vet we know we can always count on.Kirsten D.Kirsten D. ★★★★☆ I love the doctors here, the reception and assistants are great and knowledgable too. My only complaint is the consistent barking from the dogs in the boarding area. It is right behind the waiting area and they even had two doors wide open to the boarding area when I walked in with my cat. I asked if the door could be shut but that didn't help much. It's iritating to me and causes my cat to have more anxiety than she usually does going to the vet. I don't know why they don't do something about it.Christine “Chris M. SC” M.Christine “Chris M. SC” M. ★★★★☆ My dog Lexi was sick and the doctor and staff took care of Lexi and me. Through an xray the doctor quickly found out what was going on with her and got her feeling better in no time.Great Staff!Sheryl P.Sheryl P.js_loader


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Our Services

Because of the shorter lifespan of our pets, we stress the importance of an annual physical examination. Thorough check-ups and preventive care can help alleviate serious health problems. We offer a wide range of veterinary services to keep your companions feeling their best!

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Dr. Henke has been treating my dogs for 10 years. I have complete confidence in them and trust them to give my pet the best care possible. The staff is efficient and very helpful. They are welcoming and caring at every visit, they get to know you and your pet. They showed us heartfelt compassion and genuine concern when we said goodbye to our first lab.

Liesl Westbrook

My fur babies have been receiving excellent care from the doctors and staff of Palmetto Veterinary Hospital for more than a decade. The veterinarians and staff have always been courteous, responsive, and have treated my babies as their own. I have made numerous referrals to this practice and will continue to do so into the future.

Alyson Fudge

We would be lost without Palmetto Veterinary. We have 8 fur-babies and everyone at Palmetto Veterinary has cared for their health and well-being as if they were their own. Dr. Henke has provided excellent medical care and treatment guidance for each pet and has saved a couple of their lives along the way. We are so grateful for the caring team at Palmetto Veterinary.

Valerie Cobb

Dr. Henke and his staff have taken care of my best friend for 14 1/2 years. Their love and devotion has been a beautiful thing to see. One of the signs of a righteous man the bible says, is that he takes care of his animals. Dr. Henke and his staff do this each and every day. He has been with us every step of the way. You’re not just a number you’re family. Remember the little things in life are really the big ones. Palmetto Veterinary is our happy place. They’re just good people.

Kim Hauser