Dr. Andrew Eppelsheimer, also known as “Dr. Epp”, is a Charleston native. He was raised on Isle of Palms until the age of 10 when his family made the transition to Mount Pleasant. Dr. Epp and his family have always had a passion for animals. Growing up, his family had everything from dogs and cats to birds. He attended Wando High School where he received a Division I athletic scholarship to attend and play soccer for Wofford College in Spartanburg, SC.
After receiving a bachelor degree in biology from Wofford College Dr. Epp knew veterinary school was in his future. He completed his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine at Ross University and spent his clinical year at the University of Florida. Dr. Epp started his career practicing emergency medicine in Saint Augustine, FL. It has always been a dream of Dr. Epp’s to return to his native Charleston. He enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine, but has strong interest in soft tissue surgery as well as client education. While in veterinary school he met his wife, Marcela, also a veterinarian. They share
their home with their two dogs, Bouy, a 5 year
old German Shorthaired Pointer, and a 3 year
old rescue dog, Milo. We are very excited to
have him join the Shuler team.
MPAH is pleased to announce that we are now offering our clients an even more enhanced diagnostic experience for your pet. Our superior digital x-ray technology will now include automatic review by a Board Certified Veterinary Radiologist. The great news is there will be no additional cost for this value added service. In addition we will be offering state of the art Ultrasound services that will also be reviewed by a Board Certified Veterinary Radiologist. They will then include a detailed and comprehensive report for our review.
We are now offering a terrific new product that reduces periodontal disease and improves joint health for dogs and cats. This new product, called TDC after its molecular name, is very palatable and comes as a daily treat.
Please see the video below for more information and call us with any questions.
UPDATE – 25 June, 2015
***There has been a confirmed case of Canine Influenza H3N2 in Mt. Pleasant, SC.*** Please seek immediate medical attention if your dog shows respiratory signs or general malaise (feels blah, won’t eat, low energy). Use extreme caution when traveling to or accepting doggie visitors from the Midwest (particularly Chicago), Georgia (Atlanta) or Florida. This disease is highly contagious and difficult to diagnose. Please call with any questions.
UPDATE – 22 June, 2015
There were many Atlanta news reports in late June. An example 22 June 2015 myfoxnews snippet below:
“Recently the number of ‘dog flu’ cases has risen dramatically shutting down at least one dog daycare in metro Atlanta. Up until a month ago a majority of the cases of dog flu had been limited to the Midwest, most specifically the Chicago area. But now the phrase dog flu is becoming a common one on message boards and social media.”
The best sources of information available can be found at the links below:
If you’ve never raised a puppy or a kitten, the “how-to” information can be overwhelming. Even if you have experience with little ones or mature pets, ongoing research allows us to provide better care with new vaccine protocols and new products. Let us help!
We are offering a new service: Pre-adoption Appointments. Part of this service is a detailed discussion with our knowledgeable and experienced staff members to help you sift through all the details BEFORE you decide on that puppy or kitten! Some of our discussion topics are:
Vaccination protocols (lifelong) – specifically tailored to your pet’s lifestyle
Wellness/prevention care – what to expect at different life stages
Heartworm and flea/tick prevention
Lifelong dental care
Ear cleaning/nail trims/general grooming
Adjusting to new household
How to tell if your cat/dog is ill or in pain
These discussions may help plan your timing of adoption and possibly even what type of pet you choose. A large breed, highly energetic dog may not be the best choice (for you or the dog) if you live in a small apartment and often travel for work. Likewise, if you lead an active lifestyle and want a canine companion on the trails with you, a typically sedentary breed with respiratory difficulties wouldn’t be the right fit.
Some people adopt cats because they feel cats are typically more independent (read low-maintenance) than dogs, but did you know cats need exercise and personal interaction, too? What if you get a long-haired cat who needs grooming daily? What type of cat litter should you get, and how often should it be changed?
Call (843) 884-4921 now to take advantage of this new service to discuss the ins and outs of LIFELONG care for your pet. As part of this new service, you will receive a coupon for a Free Visit when you come back with your pet for the physical exam!
For more information about pet adoption see these sites:
Laser therapy for dogs and cats effectively treats pain associated with:
…and much more!
Laser Therapy for Dogs and Cats
When a physical condition or injury affects your pet’s mobility or quality of life, there is one goal: A rapid return to every-day activities. Mount Pleasant Animal Hospital is proud to be on the medical technological forefront by offering MLS Laser Therapy. We have invested in the very best technology as a key component of our continuing quest to offer you the finest in health care for your pet.
Laser therapy is a non-invasive, drug-free alternative for managing pain. Our laser therapy has been cleared by the FDA for use in both the veterinary and medical fields. It is proven safe and effective for treating many debilitating pain conditions, with no known side-effects.
MPAH pet laser therapy uses specific wavelengths of light that have a strong anti-edema, anti-inflammatory effect on exposed tissues. Painful conditions accompanied by swelling or inflammation benefit from this technology. Photons of laser energy penetrate deeply into tissue and accelerate cellular reproduction and growth. As a result of exposure to this therapy, the cells of muscles, tendons and ligaments experience more rapid repair. Pain subsides very quickly as inflammation is reduced. In simple terms, laser energy kick-starts the healing process, thereby speeding recovery.
Get your loved one back to pain-free health more quickly with our MLS Laser Therapy!
Q: How are we providing you 2 extra years with your pet?
A: We are now using Orastrip Quick Check at your dog and cat’s wellness visits to provide early detection of periodontal disease!
This quick exam room test provides instant identification for the presence of periodontal disease. This harmful disease of the mouth effects up to 80% of pets by age 3 and can occur as early as 6 months of age! It is impossible to see periodontal disease with the naked eye as it occurs under the gum line and causes the loss of bone and teeth. If left untreated the bacterial infection causing this dental disease can then spread through the bloodstream to the heart, liver, and kidneys. This can lead to irreversible damage of these vital organs. Periodontal disease has also been liked to insulin resistance in diabetic pets. Diagnosing and treating this disease early is important to us for the well being of your pet! Call us today to extend your pets life! Call Us Today! (843) 884-4921