Veterinary Support

  • Technician Manager

    Tina Holt

    Tina is originally from Conway and has been with VCA for 17 years. She is a proud mother of 2 children. She also has one child of the furry variety named Speckles who is 17yrs old and diabetic.

  • Technician

    Katie Holland

    Katie is originally from St. Croix, US Virgin Islands. She  moved to Myrtle Beach in 1997.  Katie attended Coastal Carolina University for Graphic Design but soon discovered that was not what made her heart happy.  She decided to attend Horry Georgetown Technical College to get her Veterinary Assistance Certification.  Katie has always had a passion for animals, her Cruzan roots sparkled her interest in exotic animals such as birds and reptiles.  Katie's pride and joy, aside from her son Kyler and fiancé' Kevin, is her 4 year old Siberian husky mix Izzy Mae. 

  • Technician

    Rachelle O'Connell

    Rachelle has been a veterinary technician for 2 years.  She is married to her high school sweetheart Conrad.  Rachelle has a 3 year old dog named Lola that she recused from the Human Society.  She is very passionate and inspired by the work she does for the animals. Rachelle enjoys spending time with her family.  

  • Technician

    Mary Powers

    Mary is originally from Connecticut and graduated from UConn. She has called Myrtle Beach home for 7 years and has been a Veterinary Technician specializing in exotics for 5 years. In her spare time she works training camels and falconry birds. She lives with her 29 toed Lynx cat Kenzi and looks forward to helping all our feathered and scaly patients.

  • Technician

    Jenny Salter

    Jenny was born in North Carolina but calls South Carolina her home.  Her work with animals extends form Northern California, New Mexico, to here in the Grand Strand.  Jenny lives in Conway with her two dogs and two cats.  Jenny is an overnight emergency technician. 

  • Technician

    Julie Wright

    Julie is the overnight emergency technician here at VCA Palmetto Animal Hospital.  She moved here a little over a year ago from Philadelphia and she loves everything about South Carolina.  Julie has been a veterinary technician for 6 years and every day is a new adventure.  She has 2 dogs. Gemma is a 6 year old pit-bull and Biggie is a 10 year old canary mastiff mix.  She also has 2 cats. Lilly Belle is a 5 year old maine coone that is a lover and Cow is a 7 year old DSH that she raised from day 1 who likes to cause trouble.    

  • Veterinary Assistant

    Jessie Vinickas

    Jessie has been working in the veterinary field for 10 years as a kennel and veterinary assistant. She is originally from Connecticut. Wanting to get away from the cold weather and snow, she moved to Myrtle Beach in August 2015. She graduated from University Of Connecticut in 2010 with a degree in Pre-Veterinary Medicine. She's always had a passion for animals and enjoys providing them with the best of care.