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Our Mission

 

OUR MISSION IS TO PROVIDE HIGH QUALITY VETERINARY CARE WITH PERSONAL, FRIENDLY SERVICE FOCUSING ON GOOD CLIENT COMMUNICATION THROUGH A TEAM APPROACH.

Our Doctors

Dr Daniel

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

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 Smith

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.

Our Team

April

April Lacson was born in California, but moved to South Carolina when she was 5 years old. She attended Trident Tech, graduating with a degree in Veterinary Technology in 2003.  April has worked in surgery, physical therapy, emergency, and general veterinary practices. She has a yellow lab named Scully.  She also has two cats, Tela and Zoe, fish, and an aquatic frog. She enjoys working outside in her garden, spending time with her husband Phillip and her daughter Isabel, reading, camping, fishing-anything outdoors! She currently lives in Goose Creek.

Laura

Laura grew up in Mount Pleasant and graduated from Wando High School in 2009, going on to study wildlife biology and rehabilitation for a year. She moved to San Diego for a few years and helped to run the largest dog rescue in San Diego County. She moved back to Mount Pleasant in 2013 with her husband, son, and their four dogs. In her spare time she likes to go on family outings and is heavily involved in rescuing older retrievers and retriever mixes in the Tri-state area. In the future, she would like to open a dog rescue for senior dogs in need.

Kelsey

Kelsey grew up right here in Mount Pleasant, SC. She later moved to the upstate, where she attended the Veterinary Technician Program at Tri-County Technical College. She has high hopes to further her education by specializing or going to Vet School. Kelsey has had experience working with large animal, small animal, and exotics. She enjoys spending time with her son, William and black lab, Zac. Having grown up on a farm, Kelsey is an outdoor enthusiast. She is heavily involved in hunting, fishing, and boating.

Kaitlyn

Originally from Summerville, South Carolina, Kaitlyn is a Veterinary Technician.

In her spare time Kaitlyn is dedicated to her 6 year old son, Benjamin….as well as their 2 dogs, Buddy and Leia, and 3 cats, Mac, Popeye, and Khaleesi!  When she is not spending time with her family she is busy pursuing her degree as a Licensed Veterinary Technician at Penn Foster.

She also donates her time as a volunteer for local animal rescues.  Kaitlyn loves working in the Veterinary Field and helping creatures that can’t help themselves in many ways.

Juliet

Juliet grew up in Mt Pleasant where she graduated from Wando High School. She is currently a senior Biology major and Studio Art minor at the College of Charleston. This fall she applied to Veterinary School, which she hopes to attend after graduation. Juliet has previously worked with multiple veterinarian practices, including equine and exotic practices, wanting to gain experience in all veterinarian fields. Juliet enjoys volunteering in the medical clinic at the South Carolina Center for Birds of Prey. In her free time you can find her playing with her cat named Elsa or painting in the art studio.

Jill

Jill was born and raised in California’s Central Coast. She later moved to beautiful Honolulu, HI to attend Hawai’i Pacific University where she earned her BA in Psychology with a Minor in Writing. She has had a lifelong wanderlust and has enjoyed traveling all over the world including the U.S., Canada and Mexico as well as exploring parts of Asia, Europe and Australia. After living on Oahu for 12 years, she moved to Guam for 2 years before settling here in South Carolina. She currently lives in Summerville with her husband and 2 sweet dogs – Lizzy and Daphne Moonpie.

Shelly

Shelly is a Veterinary assistant. She was born and raised in Toledo, Ohio. In 2010 she moved down to Knightsville. She is currently working towards her BS in Biology at College of Charleston. When not attending class. Shelly enjoys spending time with her five rescue dogs, and boyfriend Edward. Her hobbies include horticulture, reading, maintaining eight different fruit trees five of which are citrus trees, a variety of aggregate fruit bushes, one naturalized tea tree, and two pineapple plants.