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 work cohesively to create a warm and welcoming environment 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. Carrie Arnett
Associate Veterinarian
Veterinary School: Other

Dr. Carrie Arnett is originally from Baltimore, MD. She studied literature and art at Duke University. Her love of reading lead her to Prince Edward

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Martha's Angel on Earth
Jim Johnson from Calabash

Recently I became a foster failure because I could not imagine living without my 106 pound sweet as sugar Lab Bloodhound mix girl. One evening my big ole Teddy Bear had an instant display of pain in her back so off to VCA Palmetto Animal Hospital we go.. Over the last several years I had seen most of the doctors there and all are great but this visit I saw a new doctor in the practice and was a bit apprehensive. I was soon made to feel otherwise. My sweet girl was given a thorough exam and the problem was soon discovered and thankfully no surgery was indicated. She was so gentle with my 4 paws daughter. Dr. Kathryn McCutcheon is awesome. She listened to my ideas on my 4 paws girl and used them to make the suggestions for treatment. I am very impressed with Dr. McCutcheon and pray she will be at Palmetto for many years to come as she is my big ole girl's Angel on Earth..

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.