“Our greatest pleasure comes from caring for your pet as our own.”
As a family, the Shulers have a long history of supporting their community by providing quality veterinary care. In 1953 Dr. Lanier Shuler, an Auburn graduate, started it all by opening his clinic in St. George, SC to provide services for small and large animals. His son, Glenn Shuler, joined him in practice in 1984 after graduating from Georgia.
The late Dr. J.O. Shuler opened Mt. Pleasant Animal Hospital in 1959 after graduating from Georgia. His was the first full time veterinary hospital in the town of Mt. Pleasant! J.O. had the first X-Ray machine “East of the Cooper” and it was used in emergencies for both people and pets! In 1968 Kenneth (K.C.) Shuler joined his uncle J.O. in practice. K.C. Shuler, a Georgia graduate, expanded the business by building Shuler Veterinary Clinic, also in Mt. Pleasant, in 1992. It was a good thing he did too, because his two sons, Kenneth Jr. and Kevin and their wives all became veterinarians. Kenneth and Heather Shuler, both Georgia graduates, own a practice in Santee, SC. Kevin and Laura Shuler and Dr. Marian Shuler Holladay practice here in Mt. Pleasant at our two locations.
After Dr. K.C. Shuler retired in 2005, Drs. Kevin and Laura, both Tuskegee University graduates, took over both Mount Pleasant Animal Hospital and Shuler Veterinary Clinic. In the spring of 2005 cousin Dr. Marian Shuler Holladay, a Georgia graduate, came in to run Shuler Veterinary Clinic. We have continued expanding the businesses and in 2006 the new Mount Pleasant Animal Hospital opened near the original building. The Shulers are indeed a unique family. All of the Doctors here are proud of their heritage in both the veterinary profession and in the community in which they live and work. As always, we pledge to continue the long family tradition of providing the best quality care in a caring and professional manner.
Leslie is the Practice Manager for Mount Pleasant Animal Hospital and Shuler Veterinary Clinic. Leslie was born and raised in southern Indiana, across from Louisville, Kentucky. She started in the veterinary field in Atlanta, Georgia in 1984 as a kennel technician, walking dogs and cleaning cages. She came to Charleston in 1986, and was hired by Dr. K.C. Shuler as a technician at Mount Pleasant Animal Hospital. Because of her husband Mark’s job, she moved away for a few years, always wanting to return to the Charleston area.
Returning a few years later she was rehired at by Dr. KC. So you might say she definitely enjoyed working with Shuler clan! She was blessed to have adopted her first four legged baby in March of 1999. His full given name is Buffett T Dog. She calls him ”Buffett” when he is a good dog and “T dog” when he is a bad dog. T dog stands for “the dog”.
Tim was born in New Jersey. As far back as he can remember, he has always had a passion for animals. Growing up, his family had everything from dogs to reptiles, all the weird and exotics. Tim graduated college with a degree in marine biology and a minor in animal science. He has been in the veterinary field since 1986 and worked in all areas from front desk to surgery.
His passion lies in the treatment area, with surgery, dental cleanings and hospitalized animals. After moving from Jersey to Florida in 2001 he came to Charleston to be closer to his family in Greenville. Every place he has called home has been near the Atlantic. Since moving to Charleston, Tim has become the proud parent of 2 darling Chihuahua mixes, Darcie and Daisy.
Katie was born in Huntington, NY, a suburb of New York City. Katie comes from a big family of animal lovers, but she took her love one step further. In 2000, Katie graduated with a degree in Veterinary Sciences and became a licensed Veterinary Technician. Katie took a break from the animal world for a few years to start a family. After moving to Mount Pleasant in the summer of 2012, and both children in school it was time to follow her heart once again. In July of 2013 she joined the Mount Pleasant Animal Hospital family.
From taking in a stray cat, adopting a dog she nursed back to health after being hit by a car, or just helping a horseshoe crab get back into the ocean, her heart has always been with animals. Her true passion is teaching her children to love and respect animals and nature.
Julie just moved to West Ashley from Columbia in October 2012 with her husband, Tony. He accepted a job here and forced the move. She hated to leave her job in Columbia which she loved so much, but now feels lucky she did move.
Julie has been an animal lover all her life, but did not pursue a career in the veterinary field until about 2007. It makes her very happy to know she is helping those who cannot speak.
Julie and Tony have a small mixed breed dog named Leroy. He is a professional ballplayer and Julie’s sidekick. They definitely plan on getting Leroy a little brother or sister very soon. Julie loves exploring Charleston and doing activities outdoors with her husband and Leroy.
Liz was born in Indiana and from a very young age, she knew she wanted to work with animals. She went on to study Marine Biology and graduated from Hawaii Pacific University. After that she worked as an Aquarist and animal trainer at a marine park where she cared for sharks, stingrays, sea turtles and fish. After 3.5 years, she decided this was not the career path for her and began working as a tech at a local animal clinic.
After 6.5 years in Hawaii, Liz and her husband relocated to the Charleston area in Februrary 2014 where she joined our team of veterinary technicians. Liz loves working in the veterinary field and knows that this is the job for her. She lives with her husband, Patrick, her Golden Retriever/Brittany Spaniel mix “Louie” and her Ragdoll cat “Madison”.
Karen was born in a small town in South Carolina called Bennettsville and moved to the Charleston area at the young age of 5. She attended college and received her Associates Degree in Secretarial Science from Trident Technical College and has been in customer service for over 35 years. Karen has always has a love for animals since a young age and decided to move into the veterinary field 2 1/2 years ago.
Karen has a son and daughter and 2 granddaughters. She loves taking them to water parks, the beach, and shopping! She also owns a 95-pound lab, Doc, who loves to go swimming and take mom for long walks.
Samantha grew up living in both Florida and New York. She never knew what she really wanted to do when she grew up but knew she wanted to do something medically. After high school she graduated EMT school and realized human medicine wasn’t for her. After serving a term in the Navy, Samantha went back to school to get her Associates in Veterinary Technology degree, graduating and getting her license in 2015.
After living in San Diego for 4 years due to the military, her family was transferred to the Charleston area. Samantha’s interest outside of work includes hanging out with her husband, daughter and 2 pups Maximus (Lab Mix) and Zoey (Boston Terrier).