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 Eppelsheimer

Dr. Marcela Eppelsheimer

Originally from Colombia, South America, Dr. Eppelsheimer moved to the United States in 2001, knowing she would pursue a career working with animals. Throughout high school, all the way through Undergrad at the University of Florida, she worked as a vet tech while completing various internships at Florida Fish and Wildlife. Her passion and love of animals drove her bachelor’s degree in Zoology, and her doctorates degree from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine and her clinical training at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine.

Dr Eppelsheimer has a genuine, sincere and passionate love of animals which makes her the perfect addition to the Palmetto Vet family. Veterinary medicine and the love of animals is a family trait, as her husband (also known as Dr. Eppelsheimer) is, too, a veterinarian and her 2-year-old daughter, Amelia, is a vet in training.

When not in the hospital, you can find the Eppelsheimer’s, along with their four legged family members Trout and Buoy, at the beach, traveling, and planting in their garden.

Hannah E.

Licensed Veterinary Technician

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After Vet Tech school, Hannah knew she would plant her roots in Charleston after attending College of Charleston. As licensed veterinary technician, she landed her position at Palmetto Veterinary Hospital in spring of 2019. Her love of animals and team spirited attitude are a wonderful addition to the staff at PVH. When not at work, you can find her at the beach, hanging out with friends, taking her dog around town and soaking up the Charleston lifestyle.

Nikki O.

Veterinary Technician

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A South Carolina native, cat and dog mom, avid scary movie viewer, and fully dedicated vet tech, Nikki has dedicated her life, and career, to saving, nurturing and caring for the four-legged clients at PVH. Cultivating relationships is her strong point, as she spends most of her free time with her family, boyfriend and pets. You can find Nikki always spending her extra time loving on the animals in the kennel or throwing a ball in the side yard for some extra puppy love!

Fun Fact: she played soccer for over a decade!

Taylor P.

Veterinary Technician

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  veterinary technician, but can often be seen helping clients at the reception desk and caring for their pets in the kennel.

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

Jenny G.

Veterinary Technician

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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.

Kennel Assistant

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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.

Laura T.

Front Desk Coordinator

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Hailing from Pittsburgh down to Bluffton to attend USCB, Laura made her way to Charleston in December of 2019 where she started her career at Palmetto Vet. Her love of animals and desire to become a Vet Tech in the future has given her the perfect disposition at the front desk. Her smiling face, cheerful attitude and genuine kindness make her a favored face for all the clients, both two legged and four, that walk through our doors. In her free time, Laura, also known as “Trout”, loves to read, listen to music, travel and go to the beach.

Fun fact: she is a twin!

Kristin R.

Front Desk Coordinator

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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.

Morgan K.

Veterinary Technician

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Our newest Palmetto Vet staff member, Morgan recently joined our team as a Vet Tech. Relocating all the way from Albany, New York to New Jersey where she attended the College of Centenary University, she has been a Charleston resident since November 2018. The beach may have drawn her in, but her love of animals (especially Dachshund’s) is what brought her through the doors of PVH. A skilled equestrian, hard worker, and compassionate animal advocate make Morgan a wonderful asset to our team! We are thrilled to have her.

Fun Fact: She was a professional horse rider for over 6 years!