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 Supervisor

    Ashley Pace-Calhoun

    Ashley worked for VCA Palmetto from 1999-2007.  After leaving to work for an ophthalmology group for the past 8 years, as of May 2015 she has returned to her first love of working with animals.  She graduated from Coastal Carolina University in 2003 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology.  She is married to her best friend Brett and they have one son Riley and a four-legged daughter Callie, their cocker spaniel.  Ashley loves spending time with her family and being outside.  She is excited to be back at VCA to work with animals and give them the best possible care. 

  • 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

    Jon Locke

    Jon has been a veterinary technician for 4 years. He is originally form Maryland. He moved to Myrtle Beach to attend the Golf Academy of America  to pursue a career in the golf industry.  Jon enjoys spending time outdoors playing sports, going to the beach, and hiking with his dog Rose.

  • 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

    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

    Alysia Wideman

    Alysia  grew up in Huger, South Carolina. She enjoys working with animals and doing anything outdoors including: hiking, fishing, kayaking, and horseback riding. Alysia graduated from Clemson University, with a Bachelor's of Science degree, with an emphasis in animal and veterinary sciences. She has always loved working with animals and hope to further her education in animal veterinary sciences. Throughout her life she has always had an interest in animal care and have a passion for all animals. Much of her experience is in small animal medicine but while she was at Clemson University she  was able to gain experience with equine, swine, dairy and beef cattle, sheep, and poultry. This is where she discovered her passion for working with swine. Alysia was also able to participate in research through Godley-Snell's Research Center. She has recently moved to this area with her husband and they are enjoying the beach very much. She has five pets of her own. Santee, her Chesapeake Bay Retriever, Hobbes and Luke, her orange tabbies, Carlos, her red Earred Slider, and Reptar, her Bearded Dragon. She is very excited to continue gaining experience in animal care and exploring the area!

  • 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.    

  • Technician

    Casey Yarborough

    Casey graduated from Clemson University with a degree in Conservation Biology. She has always had a love for animals and found her purpose working with them everyday. She's learned a lot working with many different species on her mom's farm and has four amazing pets of her own. They range from a 180 lb English Mastiff, Riley, to a deaf 3 lb Maltese, Pixie. She also has a Black Lab, Meeko and a small Tortishell, Fae. Her love for animals has no limits and she frequently brings home wounded strays. Once a wounded kitten, Fae, quickly became part of the family.

  • Veterinary Assistant

    John Lorton

    John is 25 years old and originally from Tinton Falls, New Jersey.  He is currently working as a Veterinary Assistant and is training to become a technician.  John's furry best friend is a 5 year old pit-bull named Dutchie. 

  • Veterinary Assistant

    Wendy Smith

    Wendy is from Thomasville, North Carolina.  She has lived in Myrtle Beach for 23 years.  Wendy is currently in school at Penn Foster College and will graduate at the end of 2015 in Veterinary Technology.  She has a loving, loyal compassion to all animals and excited to become a Licensed  Veterinary Technician.  Wendy lives with her furry baby named Peggy.