Our vets.

Caroline Andrews

DVM
On the job

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

If Dr. Andrews 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.

Dylan Djani

DVM, DACVIM (Neurology)
Board Certified in Veterinary Neurology

Neurology
Neurosurgery
On the job

Dr. Dylan Djani enjoys managing both medical and surgical neurologic diseases. His areas of interest include seizure management and surgery of the brain and spinal cord.

Education
  • Neurosurgery Certificate of Training, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Neurology)
  • Residency, Neurology & Neurosurgery, University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • Internship, Neurology & Neurosurgery, VCA Animal Specialty Center of South Carolina, Columbia
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia, Athens
  • Bachelor of Science, Animal and Veterinary Science, Clemson University, SC
Off duty

Dr. Djani enjoys keeping up with the latest horror movies and dark comedies. He has a Maine Coon mix named Hawthorn and is open to the possibility of becoming a dog owner in the near future!

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).

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

Emergency Medicine
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.

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

Emergency Medicine
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.

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.

Mark McKenzie

DVM

Emergency Medicine
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.

Esther Schow

DVM

Emergency Medicine
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.

Kathryn Taylor

DVM, MS, DACVIM (Oncology)
Board Certified in Veterinary Oncology

Oncology
On the job

Dr. Kathryn Taylor was the first veterinary oncologist in the Charleston area in 2006. Over the last 15 years, she has worked to form a strong relationship with primary care veterinarians to build their confidence in referring to her for their oncology cases.

The most common disorder Dr. Taylor treats is lymphoma, but she understands that no two cases are alike as no two animals are identical. She approaches each pet with a strong knowledge of their disease but with the flexibility to provide care that fits with each family’s wishes and abilities for their pet.

Education
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Oncology)
  • Residency, Medical Oncology, Auburn University, Auburn, AL
  • Master of Science, Biomedical Science, Auburn University, Auburn, AL
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine, & Surgery, Angell Memorial Animal Hospital, Boston, MA
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Auburn University, Auburn, AL
  • Bachelor of Science, Biochemistry, Rhodes College, Memphis, TN
Off duty

Dr. Taylor has been happily married for 21 years and has two children and three dogs. She enjoys spending time with her children, hiking and just being outdoors.