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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.

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Dr. Marcela Eppelsheimer

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Sherri C.

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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.

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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.

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.

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.

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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.