VCA Palmetto Animal Hospital Staff

VCA Palmetto Animal Hospital

Phone: 843-903-1900
Fax: 843-903-1901
4808 HWY 501
Myrtle Beach, SC 29579
Business Hours
Now open 24 hours. We are open 24 hours/day, 7 days/week, 365 days/year. The Grand Strand's 1st and only 24 Hour Emergency Veterinary Hospital. Appointment Hours: M-F 7am-11pm, Sat-Sun 8am-11pm

Dr. Laurel Berger-Bishop
Medical Director

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Caring for pets... and their people, too.

Welcome to VCA Palmetto we look forward to welcoming you and your pet. Everyone on our staff believes in providing them with best possible health care. In fact, when you come in, you'll see exactly why our veterinarians are praised for their kind and thorough care.

In every case, you'll be served by experienced, knowledgeable members of our staff. Our veterinarians, veterinary technicians and other pet-friendly personnel are trained to the highest standards. Their knowledge of the latest veterinary medicines and procedures ensures that all our pet patients get the best in prevention and healing methods.

We are located in Myrtle Beach, but are convenient to Conway, North Myrtle Beach, and Surfside beach. Call today to schedule an appointment for your dog, cat, pocket pet, or exotic. We can't wait to see you!

Local Medical Issues

There are numerous local medical issues that can impact your pet's health. For example, there's heartworm, which

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New to VCA?

In addition to the traditional services you'd expect from a veterinary hospital, we offer pets and pet parents a selection of specialized veterinary services. We provide laser surgery, digital dental and whole body radiology,  onsite endoscopy and ultrasound so you can count on us to meet all your pet's needs.

If you aren't sure if we offer a specific service that's important to you, please ask us. If we don't already offer it, we can refer you to one of our sister animal hospitals in the area or to one of our veterinary referral hospitals that does.

The friendly and professional staff at VCA Palmetto is made up of dedicated individuals who have made it their mission to help pets live long, healthy lives. To be true to this mission, the hospital team relies on several individuals, each equally important in helping us deliver the best patient and client experience for both you and your pet.

In a word: TEAMWORK!

Teamwork is a constant in our daily practice. From check-in to check-out, our team of pet lovers works cohesively to create a warm and welcoming experience for both you and your pet.

Dr. Tacy Dawkins
Staff Veterinarian
Veterinary School: Kansas State University

Dr. Dawkins grew up in rural Kansas and attended Kansas State University for both her undergraduate coursework and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

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Dr. Kathryn Bennett
Associate Veterinarian
Veterinary School: University of Tennessee

Dr. Bennett spent her early years growing up on the east coast of Florida, living just blocks from the ocean and spending plenty of time on the beach.

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Drs. Bishop, Moland And Staff Top Notch
Kristin and Jeff Thompson from Myrtle Beach

We've spent some time at VCA in Myrtle Beach this year with two of our four rescue pets. We couldn't be more impressed by the level of medical care, compassion for the animals and their families, the friendly and professional staff as well as the comfort and cleanliness of the facility. We felt for more routine care, like vaccinations and even spaying it would be okay to use a veterinarian more convenient to where we live. We won't do that again! What you think may be routine, could indeed be anything but. Complications can result when you least expect them. And trust me, when your sweet and giving companion is suffering in part due to your choices, it's painful. From now on, our pets will be loyal patients of Drs. Bishop and Moland. Whether its routine vaccinations and check-ups or surgical intervention, we won't give our precious companions less than the best care available. Thanks everyone at VCA Palmetto in Myrtle Beach. We're so blessed to have you here. Smiles, Kristin

Convenient, Affordable Wellness Plans

Membership includes:

  • Convenient monthly payments
  • 5 visits to VCA each year
  • Doctor-recommended vaccines
  • Prevention and early detection tests for serious diseases
  • Routine dental care for your pet
  • Peace of mind knowing you are doing the best for your pet

To enroll in VCA CareClub®, call us at
843-903-1900 or request an appointment.