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Welcome to Palmetto Veterinary Medicine & Surgery

Your Veterinarian in McConnells and Rock Hill

Call us at  (803) 628-1665 Mcconnells

                         (803) 325-6200 Rock Hill

For Small Animal After Hours Emergencies, please contact Carolina Veterinary Specialists  (803) 909-8300


If you live in McConnells or Rock Hill, then you have picked the perfect site to find a veterinarian. Palmetto Veterinary Medicine & Surgery is committed to providing the highest quality animal care in a warm and friendly environment. We treat every animal as if it were our own!

Palmetto Veterinary Medicine and Surgery has two locations -- the first is in the small and beautiful town of McConnells and the second is in the growing city of Rock Hill. Dr. James Love established this practice in the Fall of 2003 on land that he and his family have lived on for generations. In 2007, Palmetto Vet underwent some major construction, adding a large animal facility as well as a small animal boarding/grooming facility. The practice "team" has grown to include 3 doctors and a dozen full and part time staff members.

We offer a wide range of services for both our large and small animal patients.

Our small animal hospital has diagnostic, treatment and surgery areas utilizing the latest in technological advances for the best care of our patients. We are equipped with a complete pharmacy, in-house laboratory and advanced diagnostic equipment including an ultrasound and portable radiology unit. We have a new state of the art digital xray processor with the option for you to take home your own copy of your pet's radiographs. Our services include routine preventative care, soft tissue and orthopedic surgery, dentistry, critical care, pain management, even in home euthanasia. We also offer non-medical services such as boarding and professional grooming. Our boarding facility has indoor/outdoor combination runs, as well as indoor only runs and a separate room for our feline visitors. We also have several outdoor play areas to allow our canine guests some fresh air and play time.

We provide both haul-in and ambulatory services for horses, camelids (alpacas and llamas), cattle, small ruminants and other livestock. Because our large animal hospital is much better equipped than our truck, we recommend bringing your animals to us if possible. We have a well equipped large animal facility with stocks and treatment stalls. Our large animal services include routine preventative care, lameness and pre-purchase exams, minor surgery, critical care, dentistry, radiology, ultrasound, acupuncture and regenerative stem cell therapy. Our overnight patients are monitored throughout the night by our highly experienced technician that lives on the premises.

We have a number of resources for you to learn about how to take better care of your pets. Browse around and look at our articles and pet videos. The best veterinary care for animals is ongoing nutrition and problem prevention. If you want to ask a question call (803) 628-1665 or email us and we'll promptly get back to you. Our McConnells and Rock Hill veterinarian offices are very easy to get to, and you can find directions on our Locations page. You can also subscribe to our newsletter which is created especially for York County pet owners. In between your veterinary visits, your pet will benefit from you reading these free informative articles.

At Palmetto Veterinary Medicine & Surgery, we treat your pets like the valued family members they are.

Dr. James Love 
McConnells Veterinarian | Palmetto Veterinary Medicine & Surgery 

6000 McConnells Highway
McConnells, SC 29726

1317 Old Springdale Rd.
Rock Hill, SC 29730

 




Call For Appointments

Rock Hill

Phone: (803) 325-6200

Fax: 803-325-6203

McConnells

Phone: (803) 628-1665

Fax: 803-628-1608

Meet Our Skilled Doctors

Learn Who We Are

  • Dr.
    Breanna Kitchukov
    Veterinarian

    Dr. Breanna Kitchukov grew up in Chapin, SC and graduated from Chapin High School in 2010.
    She worked as a veterinary assistant while attending the University of South Carolina Aiken,
    where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. Shortly after, she went on to the
    University of Georgia and graduated with a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2018. She
    practiced small animal medicine in Columbia and North Augusta, SC before finding her way to
    Palmetto Veterinary Medicine and Surgery-Rock Hill in April of 2021. In her free time, she enjoys
    reading and volleyball. She shares a home with her husband, George, and her Border collie
    mix, Athena. Dr. Kitchukov can’t wait to meet you and your furry loved ones!

  • Dr.
    Lauren McElory
    Veterinarian

    Dr. Lauren Roberts graduated from the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine and moved here from her hometown of Newnan, Georgia after graduation.  Her veterinary interests include feline medicine, nutrition, senior wellness, and preventative care.Dr. Roberts is an avid hiker and enjoys spending time on various trials throughout the Southeast and beyond. She has five animals: Della (a walker hound), Scarlett (a tortoiseshell cat), Brutus (a silver tabby), Toulouse (an orange tabby), and Bramble (a three-legged black wildcat). Dr. Roberts also enjoys traveling, cooking, reading, and fishing.

  • Dr.
    Sean Stewart
    Veterinarian

    Dr Stewart joined the team in 4/2019. He graduated from Clemson University with his B.S. Degree and Georgia University with his DVM Degree.

  • Dr.
    Brenton Gwinn
    Veterinarian

    Brenton is another local, having grown up in Lake Wylie.  Just like Dr. Love, Brenton also attended Clemson University and received his B.S. in Animal Science before getting his D.V.M. from theUniversity of Georgia.  Don't let the black and red ties fool you, Brenton swears that he bleeds orange and purple!  His hobbies include traveling, the beach, riding horses, skiing, riding motorcycles, and exercising.  Dr. Gwinn recently got a blue heeler/border collie puppy named Deuce.  So if you see him while visiting the office, be sure to say hello (belly rubs appreciated).

    He can be reached at brenton@palmettovet.com

  • Dr.
    James Love
    Veterinarian

    Dr James Love has strong ties to the community and town of McConnells. His family has been living in York County since revolutionary times. His only time away from the area was to attend Clemson University for his B.S. degree and to attend Tuskeegee University for his D.V.M. degree. Whenever he has the chance to discuss Clemson sports, he will gladly take the time to try to convert you if you are not already a fan! He is known for his 'laid back' attitude and always has a joke on the tip of his tongue. He, and most of his immediate family, live within a few miles from the clinic and are frequently 'stopping by' to chat with clients and friends. If you are not already a friend of his, you will soon become one.

    He can be reached at james@palmettovet.com

Testimonials

Read What Our Clients Say

    Doctors and Staff treat your pet like they would their own. They are considerate and caring to both you and your "best friend". I would highly recommend this clinic to anyone who wants the best for their pet.

    Emily E. (Google Reviews)

    Wow what a great group! Just moved to area and had an emergency situation with my dog that Dr. Love took great care of. Staff was just as amazing and all had great "bed side manners" - I appreciated their very honest approach. Very thankful for my happy health dog and for Palmetto Vet Practice-

    Jane L.

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McConnells Business Hours

Monday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Friday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed

Rock Hill Business Hours

Monday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Friday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed