Staff

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Dr. Craig W. Henke

Dr. Henke did his undergraduate studies at Southern Illinois University earning a bachelor’s degree in Zoology. He later attended Auburn University School of Veterinary Medicine where he earned his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2002. Upon graduation, he practiced small animal medicine in Western North Carolina. His love for the outdoors and saltwater brought him to South Carolina in 2004 when he joined Palmetto Veterinary Hospital as an associate. He then purchased the practice the following year.

Dr. Henke truly enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine with a special interest in CO2 laser surgery. He’s passionate about client education and enjoys building lasting relationships while providing high-quality patient care and preventative medicine.

When he is away from the hospital, Dr. Henke enjoys spending time with his wife, three grown children, and grandson. He is an avid fly fisherman and on his days off will likely be spotted on the many flats located here in the Charleston area. He also frequents many exotic destinations, such as Argentina, Belize, and the Bahamas with fly rod in hand in search of landing different fish species. Dr. Henke lives in Mt. Pleasant with his wife, Tracy, and their two dogs: Simms and Sage.

Dr. MacKenzie Easom

Dr. MacKenzie R. Easom

Dr. Easom did her undergraduate studies at Florida State University earning a bachelor’s degree in Biology. She later moved to St. Kitts, West Indies where she earned her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2012 after completing her final clinical year at Auburn University School of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Easom practiced small animal medicine in Amelia Island, Florida before joining Palmetto Veterinary Hospital in 2018.

Dr. Easom is passionate about preventative medicine and client education. She truly takes the time to ensure each client’s questions are answered and they walk out of their pet’s appointment feeling well informed. Dr. Easom enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine and her special interests include, but are not limited to, dentistry, diagnostic imaging, and soft tissue surgery.

She enjoys fly fishing, being outdoors, and spending time with her fur-children: Coral, Sandy, and 2 kitties.

Ted D.

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Ted Deas was born and raised in downtown Charleston and attended local schools as well as Oglethorpe University.
Ted has worked at Palmetto Veterinary Hospital since 2008 helping ensure our boarding clients feel safe and loved while their owners are away. Ted’s kind nature and friendly vibes radiate through the practice. His furry friends are always very happy to see him when they are dropped off and he’s known for going above and beyond to ensure their tails are wagging.
Ted is married and has two grown children as well as a Golden Retriever, Marley, and a cat named Fluffy. He enjoys fishing and traveling with his wife, Judy.

Jenny G.

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Jenny has been a Veterinary Technician since 1994. She lives in Mount Pleasant with her husband, John and son, “Buddy”. She has 2 border collies, 2 cats and 2 beloved ducks. She loves Halloween, Disney World, anything vintage and the Dallas Cowboys. Jenny has been part of the Palmetto Vet family for the last 13 years.

Mandy H.

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Mandy is originally from Chesapeake Virginia, and was drawn to Charleston by the palm trees, warm weather, and beautiful beaches.

Mandy has always had a love for animals and decided to become a Veterinary Technician Assistant in 2015 with hopes of one day becoming a Certified Veterinary Technician. She joined Palmetto Veterinary Hospital in 2017 and works tirelessly to create a relaxing environment so you and your pet feel at ease when coming in for a visit. She always has a smile on her face and is very eager to help in any way.

When she is not working, Mandy likes to spend time with Luna, her Maltipoo. They can be seen most weekends exploring historic Charleston, checking out the newest restaurants, and relaxing at the beach.

Mimi H.

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Mimi was born and raised on a farm in Wisconsin and had a menagerie of animals while growing up. She moved to South Carolina in 2001.

Her love of animals and working with people brought her to Palmetto Veterinary Hospital in 2018 as our Practice Manager. Her goal is to help every client have the very best experience each and every time they walk through the door. She believes nothing is insignificant when it comes to your furry family members. We consider Mimi our “practice mom,” from improving the client experience, to staff scheduling and development, she keeps our practice running smoothly and efficiently.

Mimi, her husband and their three children enjoy hiking, biking, cheering for the Packers, and traveling. Their family is completed by Goose, a Pyredoodle, and Beeper the Lovebird.

Cassie M.

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Cassi grew up in the city that never sleeps . . Las Vegas, Nevada.

Cassi joined Palmetto Veterinary Hospital in 2018 as a Veterinary Technician Assistant after completing her Biology degree at the University of Hawaii. She truly strives to provide our clients with up-to-date, relevant information to keep their pets healthy and happy. Her eagerness to learn and attention to detail make her an amazing member of our team.

When away from the office, Cassi enjoys scuba diving, playing with her Great Dane mix, Baxter, and traveling anywhere and everywhere!

Rachael N.

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Rachael grew up all over the country and moved to Mount Pleasant in 2009. Her personal life has always included animals in some shape or form, so it seemed fitting that her professional life would include them as well.

Rachael has been a Veterinary Technician since 1994. She joined Palmetto Veterinary Hospital in 2011 as a Veterinary Technician, but serves our clients as a Customer Care Specialist as well. She truly excels in client communication and education. As a technician, she is gifted with the ability to calm the most nervous of patients, as well as carefully handle the spiciest of kitties.

When not at work, Rachael loves spending time with her son, watching Star Wars or anything starring Harrison Ford. She also volunteers her time every Thursday at The Center for Birds of Prey, helping treat, rehabilitate, and care for the feathered population of Charleston.

Rachael has an incredibly sweet dog named Midori and a cat known as the Orange Terror (Hobbes).

Taylor P.

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Taylor grew up on a farm in Florence, SC. Her childhood, surrounded by animals, led her to pursue a Biology degree at Charleston Southern University. Her ultimate goal is to one day become a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine.

Taylor is a “jill-of-all-trades” at Palmetto Veterinary Hospital. She works primarily as a Kennel Assistant, but can often be seen assisting the doctors, as well as helping clients at the reception desk. Her ability to work in all aspects of the animal hospital make her an incredible asset to our success.

Taylor enjoys cooking, painting and spending time with family and friends.

Kristin R.

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Kristin moved to Mount Pleasant from New York with her husband, Michael and their two children in 2014. She joined our staff as a Client Care Specialist that same year.

Kristin truly enjoys taking the time to learn all about our clients and their pets. She greets clients, new and old, as if they are old friends.

In her spare time, Kristin loves cooking, playing with her children, and taking their Goldendoodle, Rooney, to the dog park.

Laura V.

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Laura was born and raised in Charleston.

She has a number of undergraduate degrees from the College of Charleston which include: biology, anthropology, and studio art. She obtained an Associates degree in Veterinary Technology from Trident Technical College in May 2016.

Laura joined Palmetto Veterinary Hospital as a Veterinary Technician in 2013 and became a Licensed Veterinary Technician in August 2016. Laura enjoys meeting new clients, developing relationships, and becoming an integral part of each patient’s long-term experience. Her professional interests include emergency medicine and critical care. Laura is truly our “go to gal,” she is extremely knowledgeable and dependable.

She has 2 cats: Lucy and Sparkle, a Jack Russell mix named Mia, and a Dachshund named Olive, who is a certified Canine Good Citizen. Laura enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, and contra dancing.