Shelley McKeanOffice Manager
Shelley joined our team in August 2007. She previously worked as a receptionist at a doggy daycare facility and, in her free time, volunteered at the local shelter. Needless to say, her experience, along with her love of animals and happy disposition, made her a perfect addition to our team. Her role in our office as lead receptionist, is of the utmost importance. Shelley worked for 8 years at the Palmetto Vet McConnells location – and when the Rock Hill facility opened its doors – she was happy to take on the same position at the new clinic and was promoted to office mananger at the Rock Hill location.. We are lucky to have her on our team.
Pets: Ellie – the Sheltie, Moose – the Collie, Mouser – the cat and Larry – the bird.
What she likes most about PVMS: I love that the staff has completely become my second family. There’s not one person that we work with – that isn’t willing to help each other out. We all have this love for animals, and would do anything in our power to help them out. I also adore meeting new clients and all of their babies – old & new!
She can be reached at Shelley@palmettovet.com
Hannah BurgessVeterinary Technician
Hannah joined our team in August 2012 as an Intern while she was in school to get her degree. She graduated May 2013, and we were quick to offer her a position as a Veterinary Technician on our team. Hannah’s love for animals is extremely profound, as well as her eagerness to work. She is very good in any emergency situation – able to keep calm while treating the pet and doing what is necessary. We have also caught her multiple times cuddling all the puppies and kitties back there. Hannah worked at the McConnells location for 3 years, and when the Rock Hill facility opened its doors – we offered the same position at the new clinic. We are very lucky to have her on our team.
Pets: Bam Bam and Chloe – the Boxers, Gunner – the German Shorthair Pointer and Bandit and Cowboy – the 2 Horses
What she like most about PVMS: The positivity of my team, the willingness to help each other out. I love meeting new clients and their pets.
She can be reached at Hannah@palmettovet.com
Carley BlackwellVeterinary Technician
Carley joined our team in October 2012, working in our boarding facility for quite a few years. Carley is extremely friendly and doesn’t have a hard time showing her love for animals. All of the boarding clients felt a sense of relief knowing that Carley was one of the kennel help taking care of their babies – as they were always so excited to see her. Early into her starting at the clinic – we realized that she has eager to learn and started training her as a vet tech assistant. Carley has been thriving in that position – and so when the Rock Hill facility opened its doors – it made sense to bring her over here and continue onto greatness as a lead technician. We are lucky to have her on our team.
Pets: Camie and Kiki – the Cats, and Nani –the Lab.
What she likes most about PVMS: I’m really happy that I was invited into this tight knit family. This job has made my profound love for animals even greater. The hard part of the job is seeing sick animals – but the joy you feel when they get to go home – healthy and happy – is amazing.
She can be reached at Carley@palmettovet.com
Helen started working here in April 2017 as our groomer. She has 9 years of grooming under her belt before we snagged her! And boy are we grateful - she is such a great presence to have around. She emits joy and happiness wherever she is. Her grooming techniques are phenomenal, and she has a way with her patients. We hear her on a daily basis being extremely patient, comforting, and even singing to her pups (Yes - we said singing. We have caught her multiple times) . We love Helen so much that we offered her a Reception position for when she was ready to transition out of grooming, and she took us up on that! Helen is now training to be a front office receptionist, and she is doing wonderful!
Pets: Sky and Pooter - The Pit Bulls, Bosco - The American Bulldog, Kismet - The Best Mix, and Wee - The Kitty Cat
What she likes most about PVMS: My favorite part about working at PVMS is the staff. My coworkers are always helpful, kind and take great care of me. And of course the puppies! When they're here, I feel as if they are my own.
Meghan started working for us in March 2018. She came to us after 9 years of experience in grooming industry, and 3 years as a groomer; and she even worked with our very own Helen. So it was nice to have a little reunion to bring them back together! Meghan is a very kind person, and she emits happiness everywhere she goes. The pets absolutely love her, and her silly voices. (They even love their hair cuts!) Meghan is our full time groomer - so give us a call to book an appointment!
Pets: Oliver - the Border Collie mix and FiFi - the Maltese
What she likes most about PVMS: My favorite part of working here, is the sense of community they created in the office; and the care for every single animal that walks in the door.
Winter EckmanVeterinary Technician Assistant
Winter joined our team in March 2018 as a Vet Tech Assistant. Her eagerness to learn and kind disposition is what makes her a valued part of our team. She is always around to help any staff member that needs it- and takes plenty of time to love on all of our patients.
Pets: Rowland - the Golden Retriever
What she likes most about PVMS: I love meeting new clients and pets, working with all the medical equipment and lab work.
Shawna SandiferVeterinary Technician Assistant
Shawna started working for us in August 2018. She shadowed us quite a few times when she was in High school - and was involved in 4H and the FFA. She also has previous experience working at a Doggy Daycare, and took some courses in Veterinary Assistant. She is eager to learn, and picking up on everything very quickly: while taking the time to love on every pet she meets. She is happily married to her best friend Randy.
Pets: Moose - the Texas Heeler, and Duck- the Lab Mix, and Cleatus - the squirrel.
What she likes most about PVMS: I love how the staff is like a second family and so inviting, and also everyone's incredible love for ALL the animals that come through our doors.