DR. CARA DANIEL, DVM, CVA
Dr. Daniel grew up on Sullivan’s Island, graduating from Bishop England High School. She received her undergraduate degree from Clemson University and her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine.
She is certified in veterinary acupuncture, having completed a course at the Chi Institute in small animal acupuncture. Dr. Daniel is passionate about preventative medicine, focusing on nutrition, neutraceuticals, pet enrichment, multi-modal pain management, and working together for the best quality of life for your pet.
She resides in Mount Pleasant with her husband, two children, their cat Penny Lane and chocolate Labrador named Tucker. She enjoys watching Clemson football, cooking, and hanging out at the beach.
DR. NORA SCHMIDT, DVM
Dr Schmidt earned her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Cornell University in 2005. Since then, she has spent several years in emergency practice and has worked at several general practice clinics as well, including three years on the Air Force Base, working with both military working dogs and civilian pets. Dr. Schmidt’s special interests include endocrinology, GI diseases, cardiology and client education. She recognizes and nurtures the human-animal bond, working together with families to make sure their pets receive the best care possible. Although Dr. Schmidt has lived in Germany, the US Virgin Islands, California and New York, she now calls Mount Pleasant home. She currently shares her house and yard with her elderly pug, Birdie, and giant tortoise, Boris. When Dr. Schmidt isn’t working, she can be found gardening, cooking, reading, swimming in the ocean, Latin dancing, traveling, teaching herself Spanish and occasionally volunteering at the SC Aquarium when their veterinarian needs an extra set of hands.
DR. HELEN SMITH, DVM
Dr. Smith was born and raised in Cape Town, South Africa. She moved to America during high school. She attended the University of Georgia for both her undergraduate and veterinary studies. Following veterinary school she completed a large animal ambulatory internship, also at the University of Georgia. Dr. Smith has spent several years practicing in a predominantly small animal practice in the Upstate. Dr. Smith’s professional interests include internal medicine, preventative medicine and client education.
She resides on James Island with her boyfriend and two dogs, Hannah and Impi. When not working Dr. Smith can be found on the beach, hiking or doing yoga. She enjoys all outdoor activities.