Our vets.

Caroline Andrews Johnson

DVM
On the job

Dr. Caroline Andrews Johnson finds laceration repairs, urethral obstruction and trauma cases the most gratifying to treat.

Education
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Mississippi State University, Starkville
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, Clemson University, Clemson, SC
Off duty

In her free time, Dr. Andrews Johnson enjoys riding her horse, Cupid, going fishing on the boat and baking sweet treats. She shares her home with her husband, Charles, and their two miniature dachshunds, Murphy and Hamlet.

If Dr. Andrews Johnson had any other job besides being a veterinarian, she would be a wedding cakebaker. She is most excited about being in Charleston for the amazing food and spending time with her family.

Henri Bianucci

DVM, DACVS
Board Certified in Veterinary Surgery

Surgery
On the job

Dr. Henri Bianucci takes very seriously the trust that owners place in him to not only care for their pets, but often to put their pets’ lives in his hands. He considers it his responsibility to fulfill that trust by giving his best with every patient and every procedure.

Education
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons
  • Residency, Small Animal Surgery, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, University of Missouri, Columbia
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Off duty

Dr. Bianucci enjoys gardening and all the outdoor opportunities that life on the sea islands affords. He also loves spending time with his many pets, including his cat, Fence; ten dogs, Trixie, Pepe, Po, Lotus, Punkin, Corkie, Nigel, Pie, Little and Katie; horses, Ginny, Chief and Smurf; and chickens, Alfred III and Gloria III.

Danielle Fraser

DVM
On the job

Dr. Danielle Fraser finds shock and toxicity cases especially gratifying to treat. She enjoys client communication and collaborating to deliver the best possible care.

Education
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Nashville Veterinary Specialists, TN
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Auburn University, AL
  • Bachelor of Science, Animal Science, University of Rhode Island, South Kingstown
Off duty

Dr. Fraser’s hobbies include laughing, reading, eating cheese, spending time with close family and friends, and traveling. In her free time, Dr. Fraser loves spending time with her boyfriend and her misfit pups including a crazy chocolate Labrador (Luke), silly tripod Lab mix (Walter), and lovable Pittie (Josie).

Courtenay Freeman

DVM, DACVIM (Neurology)
Board Certified in Veterinary Neurology

Neurology
Neurosurgery
On the job

Dr. Courtenay Freeman enjoys all aspects of veterinary neurology but has a particular interest in neurosurgery and neuro-oncology.

Education
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Neurology)
  • Residency, Neurology & Neurosurgery, University of Georgia, Athens
  • Internship, Neurology & Neurosurgery, University of Georgia, Athens
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, University of Georgia, Athens
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia, Athens
Off duty

Dr. Freeman’s five pets keep her busy! She has three cats (Mike, Abby and Bigsby) and two dogs (a standard wirehaired dachshund named Whidbey and a German wirehaired pointer named Hazel).

Sean Gallivan

DVM, MS, DACVS
Board Certified in Veterinary Surgery

Surgery
On the job

Dr. Sean Gallivan has over 20 years of specialty surgical experience. He finds pain management, complex fracture repair, hepato-biliary surgery and cruciate ligament disease the most gratifying to treat.

Education
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons
  • Residency, Veterinary Surgery, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA
  • Master of Science, Veterinary Medicine, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Kansas State University, Manhattan
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of California, Santa Cruz
Off duty

In his free time, Dr. Gallivan enjoys the beach, biking, kayaking, cooking and spending time with his wife, Mary, and their rescue dog, Jake.

Kelsey Goode

DVM, DACVS-SA
Board Certified in Veterinary Surgery-Small Animal

Surgery
On the job

Dr. Kelsey Goode enjoys being a part of innovative medicine and finds minimally invasive procedures such as laparoscopy and arthroscopy especially gratifying. Her professional research includes the 3D printing of bone guides for the correction of angular limb deformities.

Education
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons-Small Animal
  • Residency, Small Animal Surgery, Tufts University, North Grafton, MA
  • Internship, Small Animal Surgery, Animal Specialty and Emergency Center, Los Angeles, CA
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, The Animal Medical Center, New York, NY
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
  • Bachelor of Science, Animal Science, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
Off duty

Dr. Goode enjoys cycling, kayaking and traveling. She currently has four pets, including Henry, a goofy English black lab; Sam, a Norwegian Forest cat mix; and two new kittens, Alice and Olive.

Publications & Articles

Shannon Graham

DVM
On the job

Dr. Shannon Graham finds toxicology, internal medicine and ophthalmology the most gratifying to perform.

Education
  • Internship, Veterinary Ophthalmology, Animal Eye Institute, Cincinnati, OH
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Carolina Veterinary Specialty Care, Charlotte, NC
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Auburn University, Auburn, AL
  • Bachelor of Science, Animal Veterinary Sciences, Clemson University, Clemson, SC
Off duty

Dr. Graham enjoys running and hiking with her dog, Cora, cheering on her teams, the Clemson Tigers and Cleveland Browns, and meeting friends for brunch or happy hour at local Charleston restaurants. She has fostered over 60 puppies until adoption and only “foster failed” once, which is how she got Cora 10 years ago.

Kelsey Harris

DVM
On the job

Dr. Kelsey Harris finds shock and trauma stabilization, toxicities and snakebite envenomation the most gratifying to treat.

Education
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater
  • Bachelor of Science, Animal Veterinary Sciences, Clemson University, Clemson, SC
Off duty

Dr. Harris shares her home with two poodle mixes, Rowen and Oliver Twist.

Aubrey Hirsch

DVM, DACVIM
Board-Certified in Veterinary Internal Medicine

Internal Medicine
On the job

Dr. Aubrey Hirsch is passionate about internal medicine with special interests in infectious disease, hematologic disease, hepatobiliary disease and clinical pharmacology.

Education
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
  • Residency, Small Animal Internal Medicine, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Kansas State University, Manhattan
Off duty

Dr. Hirsch and her husband love living in Charleston, especially when they take their three dogs to the beach. She enjoys doing anything outside in the sun, including running, biking or lounging on a patio with good food and drinks.

Samantha Holmes

DVM
On the job

Dr. Samantha Holmes’ clinical interests include pain management, endocrine disorders, cardiology and surgery.

Education
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, North Carolina State University, Raleigh
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC
Off duty

Dr. Holmes has a 4-year-old rescue mix named Kiwi who she loves exploring with. She enjoys hiking, running, yoga, baking and cross-stitching. Since moving to Charleston, she’s taken up surfing and being a plant mom.

Christine Johnson

DVM
On the job

Dr. Christine Johnson has been practicing emergency medicine for over 10 years. She finds surgery, especially C-sections, the most gratifying to perform.

Education
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia, Athens
  • Bachelor of Science, Animal and Veterinary Sciences, Clemson University, Clemson, SC
Off duty

Dr. Johnson enjoys being outdoors and hiking when the sun is shining and sitting with a good book in front of a fire when it’s a cold and rainy day. She has three rescue cats, 9-year-old Rex, 4-year-old Specs and 3-year-old Simon.

Jeremy Libby

DVM
On the job

Dr. Jeremy Libby has over 20 years of emergency medicine experience with 15 of those years serving as a medical director. He understands the importance of client education and communication to achieve the best outcome for each of his patients.

Education
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Auburn University, Auburn
Off duty

Dr. Libby enjoys fly fishing, boating, camping, hiking, biking, reading and walking his hound dog,
Mary.

Ann Marcario

DVM
On the job

Dr. Ann Marcario finds working in the ER especially gratifying due to the complex nature of some cases and the nursing care. Her goal is to always provide the same quality of care to her patients as she would provide her own pets.

Education
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, VCA Newark Animal Hospital, DE
  • Clinical Rotation, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Ross University, St. Kitts & Nevis, West Indies
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, State University of New York, Geneseo
Off duty

Dr. Marcario enjoys training and competing in Brazilian jiu-jitsu and Krav Maga, traveling, outdoor sports, music, cooking, reading and going to the beach. She loves spending time with her husband and their pets, Duchess and Finley.

Monet McCarus

DVM
On the job

Dr. Monet McCarus’ clinical interests include trauma cases, surgery, orthopedics, oncology and ophthalmology.

Education
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Mississippi State University, Starkville
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, College of Charleston, SC
  • Bachelor of Science, Business Administration, College of Charleston, SC
Off duty

Outside of work, Dr. McCarus enjoys going to the beach, singing, playing the piano and violin, gardening, and taking on DIY home projects. She loves spending time with her family, especially her fiancé and their pack of six dogs and four cats.

John McFadden

DVM

Emergency Medicine
On the job

Dr. John McFadden’s areas of special interest include emergency medicine and treating anaphylaxis.

Education
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, VCA Alameda East, Denver, CO
  • Clinical Rotation, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, St. George’s University, Grenada, West Indies
  • Bachelor of Science, Animal Veterinary Sciences, Clemson University, SC
Off duty

Dr. McFadden enjoys being on the water, whether that’s fishing, surfing or sailing. He also enjoys spending time in the mountains and on the rivers in the Upstate region of South Carolina.

Mark McKenzie

DVM
On the job

Dr. Mark McKenzie has been practicing veterinary medicine for over 19 years. He finds trauma, venomous snake bites and complicated medicine cases the most gratifying to treat.

Education
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Auburn University, Auburn, AL
Off duty

Dr. McKenzie is an avid surfski paddler, cyclist and has participated in duathlons.

Valerie Nesser

DVM, DACVS-SA
Board Certified in Veterinary Surgery-Small Animal

Surgery
On the job

Dr. Valerie Nesser’s professional interests include orthopedics, emergency surgery and minimally invasive surgery (arthroscopy, laparoscopy and thoracoscopy). Her goal is to provide cutting-edge surgical techniques that aim to minimize pain and recovery time while optimizing outcome and quality of life.

Education
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons-Small Animal
  • Residency, Small Animal Surgery, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Tufts University, North Grafton, MA
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, The Ohio State University, Columbus
Off duty

Dr. Nesser enjoys yoga, the outdoors (especially the beach), trying new restaurants and recipes and travel. She lives with her husband and pets, including two pointer-mix rescue dogs: Moose and Luna; and three cats: Leo, Loki and Piper.

Elizabeth Ross

DVM
Education
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery Pieper Memorial Veterinary Center, Middletown, CT
  • Clinical Rotation, Auburn University, AL
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Ross University, St. Kitts & Nevis, West Indies
  • Bachelor of Science, Biochemistry, Earlham College, Richmond, IN
Off duty

Dr. Ross is originally from South Florida. She loves hiking, photography and cats. Larry and Layla are her two cats.

Esther Schow

DVM
On the job

Dr. Esther Schow finds laceration repairs, C-sections and draining abscesses, such as cat bite abscesses and anal gland abscesses, the most gratifying to perform.

Education
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Tuskegee University, Tuskegee, AL
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, Houghton College, Houghton, NY
Off duty

Dr. Schow enjoys all things outdoors, traveling with friends, going to the beach, gardening and plants and spending time with her three miniature dachshunds and cat.

Sean Schubmehl

DVM, DACVS-SA
Board Certified in Veterinary Surgery-Small Animal

Surgery
On the job

Dr. Sean Schubmehl values being part of a closely collaborative medical team. His clinical interests include cardiothoracic surgery, minimally invasive surgery, and surgical emergencies, but he enjoys surgery of all kinds.

Education
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons (Small Animal)
  • Residency, Small Animal Surgery, BluePearl Specialty + Emergency Pet Hospital, Levittown, PA
  • Internship, Small Animal Surgery, Veterinary Specialty & Emergency Center, Conshohocken, PA
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Red Bank Veterinary Hospital, Tinton Falls, NJ
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Prince Edward Island, Canada
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, Geneseo State University, NY
  • Associate of Science, Veterinary Technology, Alfred State College, New York
Off duty

In his free time, Dr. Schubmehl enjoys CrossFit, kayaking, baking, and outdoor adventures with his dog, Dottie.

Michelle Wall

DVM, DACVIM (SAIM), DACVIM (Oncology)
Board Certified in Small Animal Internal Medicine and Oncology

Oncology
On the job

Dr. Michelle Wall loves forming a team approach with her clients to help provide a great quality of life for her patients. She finds lymphomas and leukemias the most gratifying to treat, and she also has an interest in osteosarcomas and the clinical trials that are available.

Education
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Oncology)
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Small Animal Internal Medicine)
  • Residency, Oncology, University of Georgia, Athens
  • Residency, Small Animal Internal Medicine, University of Georgia, Athens
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Kansas State University, Manhattan
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia, Athens
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, College of Charleston, Charleston, SC
Off duty

Dr. Wall is an avid runner, hiker and reader. In her spare time, she loves spending time with her family and friends, especially in the mountains.