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.
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.
Known as the “Certified Cat Lady”, our office manager, Sherri, transitioned her career to Palmetto Veterinary Hospital after years of experience in the veterinary field from working in the kennel to the operating room, to now head cat lady in charge. After moving from Columbia, Sherri and her husband Shaun, parents to 3 very spoiled cats, made their roots permanent in Charleston. Sherri has a special interest in pet hospice care and providing her clients with comfort during tough situations, and smiles during the happy times, and is happy to be one of the smiling faces to greet you as you walk through the doors.
Fun Fact: Sherri was a Vet Tech for 12+ years!
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.
Born and raised in Mount Pleasant, Emily is a vet tech who graduated from Trident Technical College in 2014. Her brilliant mind, dedicated personality, and caring nature fit right in with the team at PVH and its clients. You will always catch Emily kneeling to give puppy kisses, kitten hugs or sneaking in a treat on the way out. As a mom to a beautiful 2-year-old daughter, and dog mom to 10 year old Ruca, a black lab, Emily is always active! You can catch her and her family at the beach, hiking, camping and enjoying the outdoors.
Fun fact: she is a piano player!
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 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 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.
Front Desk Coordinator
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!
Front Desk Coordinator
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.
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!