VCA Charles Towne Animal Hospital

Veterinary Support

  • Technician Supervisor

    Carolyn King

    Carol is originally from New Jersey. She graduated from the University of Connecticut with a B.S degree in Animal Science. She has been a member of the VCA Charles Towne Animal Hospital team since 1992. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her three wonderful dogs, Kasie, Mason and Beaufort, gardening and relaxing with a good book.

    "Healthy pets and happy people brighten my day!"

  • Technician

    Johanna Craven

    Johanna has been with our team for almost a year now. Previously, she was a dog walker in Boston and worked as a receptionist at Salons/spas. Her favorite dog breed is the dachshund. Her interests outside of work include being outside, cooking, biking, hiking, rollerblading, swimming and paddle boarding.

    "If I got paid in smiles and wagging tails, I'd be the richest woman around."

  • Technician

    Mackenzie Fraser

    I moved to Charleston in 2009 from Cincinnati, OH and I am currently pursuing a degree in Biology at the College of Charleston. After graduating from the college I hope to attend graduate school for Veterinary Medicine. I grew up with many pets including 4 English Bulldogs, a Boxer, 3 cats, 4 rabbits, and 3 guinea pigs. My passion for animals and experiences with them is the reason why I am pursuing a career in the Veterinary field. In my free time, I enjoy hanging out with my friends, going to the beach, and relaxing with my adorable cat Moka and my sweet dog Theodore.

    "Working with animals has always been my passion, so being able to spend each day with pets and clients makes every day exceptional!"

  • Technician

    Ian Harding

    I have been with VCA Charles Towne Animal Hospital since January 2013.  I attended the Veterinary Technician program at Trident Technical College.  I have always loved animals, and have a desire to help in any situation.  My current animal companions are my dog, Frank, an Australian Sheperd Mix and a cat named Sawkes.  Outside of work, I play bass guitar in an event band and I love playing Jazz music. In my spare time, I enjoy walking my dog and playing frisbee with him!  I also volunteer with the Colitis and Chron's Disease Foundation.

    "My love for animals makes work never seem like work."

  • Technician

    Patricke Westbrook

    My name is Patricke Westbrook and I am the Animal Care Assistant here at VCA Charles Towne. Sitting next to me is my best friend, Heidi. We do lots of stuff together whether its going to the dog park, the beach, or hanging out around the house. I also have another dog, Maddie and a cat, Magie. I also go to school here in Charleston and I'm studying biology right now in hopes of one day becoming a horticulturist, but my second passion is animals. I love working with the dogs and cats that come in the clinic, and a cute puppy can always brighten up a down day. We have lots of fun at VCA Charles Towne and love all the patients that come through like our own.

    "C.R.E.A.M. - Canines rule everything around me - and cats are cool, too!"


Specialty Care

Sometimes sick or injured pets need the care of a veterinary medical specialist. When that happens, VCA specialty hospitals work closely with the general practitioner veterinarians who refer cases to us in order to provide seamless veterinary care to your pet. When your pet is facing any kind of serious illness or injury, our specialty referral hospitals will provide the compassionate and expert care your beloved pet needs.

Our goal is to make sure that when you and your pet are in need that you have access to board certified specialists who are up to date on the very latest developments in their field. In our state of the art hospitals, our specialists also have access to the most sophisticated diagnostic and treatment tools and techniques from ultrasonography and endoscopy to CAT scans and even MRI.

As part of the VCA family, we have over 83 specialty hospitals across the US and Canada which provide referral specialty care, so there may be one near you. Our specialized services include: behavior, cardiology, critical care, dentistry, dermatology, integrative medicine, internal medicine, neurology, oncology, ophthalmology, radiology, rehabilitation, reproduction, and surgery.

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Emergency Care

In case of emergency after 6:00 pm please call one of the following emergency clinics:

West Ashley:  614-8387

North Charleston:  744-3372

Mt. Pleasant:  216-7554