This is a team of passionate animal lovers who just happen to be exceptionally talented veterinarians, leaders, technicians, and caregivers. And we’ll work to make a difference in your life. Now, meet the team by your side.

Doctors

Kevin Shuler, DVM

Kevin Shuler, DVM

Veterinarian

A native son of Mt Pleasant, Kevin was surrounded by veterinary medicine from birth. His father, retired veterinarian K.C. Shuler, practiced in Mt. Pleasant from the 1970s-2000s. The Lowcountry runs in Kevin’s blood and defines who he is. His childhood was filled with memories of visits to the famous soda fountain at Pitt Street Pharmacy and attending Mount Pleasant public schools, both within a short bicycle ride from his home. As Kevin reached his teen years, he cultivated his love of all creatures great and small by working at both his father’s and uncle’s veterinary hospitals during the school year. The summers were spent on the cattle and peach farm in Holly Hill, SC with his farming side of the family. There he not only learned how to manage livestock but also how to conduct business with people who would come to buy the cows and peaches. Kevin’s interests led him to Clemson University where the College of Agriculture laid the foundation for his veterinary career. There he met and later married Laura (Huckabee) Shuler. After completing his undergraduate studies, Kevin spent a year of veterinary school in St. Kitts before returning stateside to finish at Tuskegee University in Alabama. Home has always been Mt. Pleasant so it was here he returned to begin his veterinary practice with his wife, Laura, and father at the family business. In his leisure time, Kevin can be found on a tennis court or coaching his boys’ various sports teams or attending one of his beloved Clemson Tiger football games. More than anything, though, he loves making a difference to every “furry patient” he meets to ensure that both pet and owner are satisfied with their care.

Laura Shuler, DVM

Laura Shuler, DVM

Veterinarian

A native of South Carolina, Laura was introduced to veterinary medicine at an early age. Her father, Dr. Eddy Huckabee, opened the first large- and small-animal veterinary practice in the growing town of Lexington, SC in the Piedmont region of the State. Growing up in the world of rural veterinary medicine, Laura went on farm calls and was an office aide. A lover of horses, Laura could also be found venturing out to local shows or crossing the then two-lane Highway 378 to seek greener pastures to gallop across. Her love of all things nature extended to fossil collecting that continues today. College at Clemson University was an easy choice as she had grown up going to the games with her family. (Dr. Huckabee also attended Clemson as an undergraduate.) There, Laura met and later married Kevin Shuler. From Clemson it was on to Veterinary school at Tuskegee University. Following graduation, she returned to her native South Carolina but this time to the Lowcountry to practice with her husband at his family-owned Mt. Pleasant Animal Hospital. In her leisure time, Dr. Laura enjoys cooking, jogging, horseback riding, Pilates, fossil collecting, or helping assist Dr. Kevin in coaching their two boys’ ball teams. Dr. Laura strives in all ways to help better the lives of all the “four-legged children” she sees and their pet parents.

Marian Shuler Holladay (DVM, CCRP, CVA)

Marian Shuler Holladay (DVM, CCRP, CVA)

Veterinarian, CVA

Another Mount Pleasant native, Dr. Marian Shuler Holladay, experienced the best of both rural and suburban life as a child. On weekends and during the summer she was often found in her grandfather and uncle’s veterinary clinic in St. George, SC. There, she developed her love of the profession – from helping to pull calves, to scrubbing up to assist in small animal surgery, to drawing horse markings on shipping and testing papers. Like most other Shulers, she attended Clemson University where she earned a BS in Animal and Veterinary Sciences in 2001. After Clemson, she completed her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Georgia in 2005, and joined the Shuler Veterinary Clinic/Shuler Veterinary Clinic family. In 2009, she completed her certification as a Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner and has developed a rehab/physical therapy component to help animals in the practice.

Dr. Shuler Holladay has remained active in the veterinary world, serving as an officer in her local veterinary medical association as well as a member and as President of the UGA Veterinary Alumni Board. Outside of school and work, she has always used music as a stress reliever. She has been a member of several performance choirs throughout the years and continues to sing weekly in her church choir. Other musical ventures include a handbell choir and just playing the piano at home.

Dr. Marian and her husband live in Mount Pleasant with their two darling human daughters and their doting big brother, Captain Remley, the Labrador Retriever. They enjoy family bike rides, trips to the beach, and finding the occasional ice cream shop.

Gabriel Reyes, DVM

Gabriel Reyes, DVM

Veterinarian

Dr. Reyes grew up in the mountains of Cumberland, Maryland. You can say his interest in medicine is a “family affair” as his father was Director of Pathology at Sacred Heart Hospital in Maryland. Dr. Gabriel’s life took him along a different pathway to medicine than his father’s. Upon completing high school, young Reyes graduated from East Carolina University where he majored in Psychology. He then pursued a Masters in Exercise Physiology from Barry University in Miami.

From there Reyes became a personal trainer in Miami for twelve years where he owned and ran his own business. His life calling finally steered him back to the decision to pursue his childhood dream of becoming a veterinarian.

Dr. Reyes enrolled in Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine on the island of St. Kitts. Following completing his time there, he spent his final clinical year at NC State University in Raleigh, NC, where he graduated as a DVM. He has been practicing in NC for 6 years until moving here to join us.

Dr. Reyes truly enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine but finds his greatest interest in internal medicine cases and soft tissue surgery.

In pursuit of surf and sun, Dr. Reyes recently relocated to Mount Pleasant, SC with his wife Jaclyn. They have three lovely children, Viviana, Rocco, and Valencia as well as two perfect dogs, Pearl and Colby. They also have their cool cat, Midnight.

In his spare time, Dr. Reyes enjoys staying active by working out, running or paddle boarding with his family.
Juliet Hill, DVM

Juliet Hill, DVM

Veterinarian

Growing up in Mt. Pleasant, SC, Dr. Juliet Hill has always had a love for spending most of her time outside enjoying the beautiful low country weather, water, and wildlife. A fascination for biology and adventuring in nature with her beloved four-legged family members lead Dr. Hill to pursue a BS in Biological Sciences from the College of Charleston. While in college, Dr. Hill gained both experience and a passion for veterinary medicine after working for a local veterinary clinic. Following the College of Charleston, Dr. Hill completed her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Georgia in 2021. Upon graduation, Dr. Hill moved right back down to Charleston, SC to continue to pursue her career in the city she loves.

In her spare time, Dr. Hill enjoys spending time out on the beach, a boat, or her paddle board. She also has a love for traveling and exploring the cities and nature of other countries. She currently lives with her very feisty and independent cat, Elsa, and plans on adopting a new adventuring canine very soon.

“What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.”

-Jane Goodall

Administration

Marshall

Marshall

Hospital Administrator

Charleston has always been home for Marshall. While he enjoys traveling to other places, he always likes coming back home to Charleston (although he would be happy with less humidity!).

Marshall has been in the veterinary field since 1997. He is a Licensed Veterinary Technician and Certified Veterinary Practice Manager with a BS in Business. Outside of his career, he is fascinated by exotic animals, especially parrots. He once served as a volunteer zoo keeper and still has the fondest memories of those experiences.

Marshall shares his home with 3 dogs and 2 macaws.

Leslie

Leslie

Practice Manager

Leslie is the Practice Manager for Mt. Pleasant Animal Hospital and Shuler Veterinary Clinic. She 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. After working for about a year, she left the Charleston area, always wanting to return. She did return a few years later and was rehired by Dr K.C., so you might say she has definitely enjoyed working for the Shuler clan!
Things have surely changed over these many years except for her love for her fur babies. Leslie shares her new home with her 23 lb tom cat, better known as Lovey Tom.

Kristine

Kristine

Office Manager

Kristine is the Office Manager at Shuler Vet Clinic. She and her husband, Greg, moved to Mt. Pleasant in December, 1996 and have never looked back. This past February, Kristine celebrated her 23rd year with the practice. Woohoo!

Presently, their lives are directed by the 6 feline friends they cohabitate with. When they are not busy fulfilling the demands of these furbabies, they enjoy the great outdoors. Whether it be cyclying, hiking, kayaking or a casual walk, grass rarely grows beneath their feet.

Kristine also enjoys reading, gardening and Hot Power Yoga. We cannot forget she also enjoys the quality time with those 6 feline friends: Bunny, Friday, Biggie Smalls, Junior, Rupert and Ocho.

“Before you get a dog, you can’t quite imagine what living with one might be like; afterward, you can’t imagine living any other way.”

– Caroline Knapp

The Care Team

Lisa

Lisa

Client Care Coordinator

Lisa recently joined our team as client coordinator/receptionist. Originally from Northern Virginia, she and her husband decided to relocate to Mount Pleasant this past summer when they became empty nesters. Lisa has a BA in Business from Trinity University in Washington, D.C. Her background involves working in customer service, Human Resources and recruiting before taking time off to raise her three children. During that time, her family became active volunteers for Lost Dog and Cat Rescue Foundation. When the time came to return to work, Lisa knew that she wanted a position that would combine her love of animals and satisfaction of providing superior customer service. She worked for an independently owned clinic in Northern Virginia before finding her way South. In her spare time she enjoys power walking, reading and watching her beloved Washington Capitals hockey team. She has two spoiled rescue cats, Autumn and Patches.

Julie

Julie

Client Care Coordinator

Julie joined us in February, 2021 after moving from Charlotte, NC. Growing up in the Atlanta area, she started her lifetime of service working as a Legal Assistant with the United State’s Attorney’s Office. In the early 90’s she moved to Charlotte and married her husband of now 28 years.

She left government to be a full-time mom, until her children entered Catholic school. In an effort to stay close to them, she became the Cafeteria Manager and then Summer Camp Coordinator until they entered high school. Julie then left the school to become the Office Manager for a family-owned property management company. She left there a few years ago when she and her husband moved the the Isle of Palms.

Julie has always loved and cared for animals, owning various rescue dogs for many decades. She was thrilled beyond words to join our team and continue her passion by caring for your pets.

When she is not at work, Julie and her husband Steve spend time kayaking and walking the beach at IOP in search of shells and dreams with their two dogs, Casey and Shadow.

Tim

Tim

Head Veterinary Technician

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.

English

English

V.T. Media Specialist

English was born and raised in Mount Pleasant, before every nook and cranny was filled with shopping centers and townhouses. Growing up in this once-small town, allowed English’s love of nature and animals to grow. In her younger years, she could be found barefoot, covered in plough mud from head to toe, exploring the marsh behind her childhood home and all of its wildlife. With an insatiable curiosity of all living things, her research began at an early age, with her begging her parents to take her to Blockbuster to rent science documentaries. Years later, her research continued at a higher level of education, at Clemson University. While attending, she fell in love with organic chemistry and biochemistry.

She began working for OSHA’s cancer research team, Team Tiburon, focusing on biochemical and immunological research of an anti-tumor protein in the bonnethead shark. Soon after, she was recruited by the Department of Defense, to research biochemical agents to speed the healing process of wounded soldiers on the front lines. In 2013, English graduated with a degree in Animal and Veterinary Sciences from Clemson University. In 2016, English joined our team, and is fortunate enough to continue working with and learning about animals every day. When she isn’t loving on y’all’s animals, she is obsessing over her own furbabies; her two Great Danes, Capone and Junebug.

Albert

Albert

Veterinary Technician

Albert is originally from the D.C. metropolitan area. Growing up, his family always had animals in the household, including everything from dogs and cats to hamsters and turtles. This helped him foster a natural love for animals, and so Albert decided that the animal field was the path for him. In 2010 he started his career with animal welfare as a veterinary technician in Maryland. In 2014, he moved to Virginia where he worked as an animal care technician with a nonprofit animal welfare organization.

Albert relocated to the Charleston area in April 2018 with his wife, Mimi, and their cat, Arya. When Arya was only a couple days old, she was dropped off at Albert’s previous work after being abandoned by her mother. Albert took the malnourished kitten home and nursed her back to health. Today, Arya is a happy grown cat, and loves her new home in Charleston.

When not at work, Albert enjoys hiking, skateboarding, cooking, playing guitar, and spending time with his wife exploring the beach.

Charley

Charley

Veterinary Technician

Charley grew up in Boykin, SC and moved to Charleston in the summer of 1999 to attend the College of Charleston. She began working closely with draft horses in 2001 and after eight years, decided to pursue a career that allowed her to be around her first true love, dogs. She started working for the Shulers in 2009 as the office manager at their boarding facility, Pet Keepers. After five years she took a brief hiatus to work for her family’s boat business as well as for her alma mater, but soon realized not only how much she missed being around animals every day, but she really missed working for the Shulers.

Charley is now very excited to be back and on the veterinary side of the business as a vet tech, something she has always wanted to do! When she’s not caring for your pets, Charley enjoys going to concerts, enjoying local cuisine, and spending time with friends and family. She and her husband live in West Ashley with their funky little dachshund/lab mix, Amos and a blue-eyed shepherd mix named Lucius.

Jenna

Jenna

Licensed Veterinary Technician

A James Island native, Jenna joined MPAH in January 2020. From a young age, Jenna always had a love for animals, especially exotics and farm animals. She followed that love and graduated for Trident Technical College with a degree in Veterinary Technology in 2018. Shortly after she became a Licensed Veterinary Technician. Some of Jenna’s favorite areas of Veterinary medicine are senior and geriatric care. Jenna shares her home on Johns Island with 2 dogs Diesel and Cowgirl, 2 cats Meredith and Shepard, and a menagerie of exotic pets, including a tortoise. When she isn’t caring for animals she can be found hunting for shark teeth or exploring local breweries with her friends.

Hannah

Hannah

Growing up an Army ‘brat’ Hannah was born in Melbourne, Australia. After multiple moves in the United States and Germany, her family settled in Northern Virginia. Hannah then went on to study at Clemson University, earning a Bachelor of Science degree. During that time her parents moved to Charleston where they now call home. While at Clemson, Hannah studied abroad in Australia where she met her husband, Luke. After living in Australia for the past five years, Hannah and Luke recently relocated back to Charleston to spend time on this side of the world.

Though travel has prevented them from owning pets themselves, Hannah has always had a passion for animals. For now, she lives vicariously through her parents who own a mini Australian shepherd named Sumpter and a fiesty cat named Shem. Whether it is looking after a neighbors cat or feeding strays on holidays abroad, she always finds a way to pursue fur friends. Once while deep in the Amazon rainforest, she surprised locals by pulling out a pack of cat treats she had stashed in her backpack “just in case.” She is very passionate about a career in the veterinary field and feels blessed for the co-workers, clients and fur babies she gets to work with each and every day!

Amanda

Amanda

Veterinary Technician

Though new to the Charleston area, Amanda is a Carolina girl through and through. Originally from Charlotte, N.C., Amanda also spent a lot of her childhood on the dirt backroads in S.C. on the hunt for snakes and critters with her father, or exploring the woods when given the the chance. With her father being a zoologist growing up and her mother being an animal lover as well, she had all kinds of animals in the home. Dogs, cats, snakes, fish, birds, mice, and even a skunk!

As she got older, her love of animals only grew. Her biggest passion lies with canine psychology, zoology, and veterinary technology. She took sometime to focus on animal psychology, training dogs, and growing her knowledge in that area of the animal world while living in Florida for some time.

After her husband was stationed in Charleston, Amanda decided to focus on her childhood dream – the veterinary world. She is super excited and eager to provide the best care possible for the furry members of your family.

When not caring for your fur babies, Amanda is spending time with her own dogs – an Australian Shepherd mix named Charm, a Pomeranian mix named Stitch, and a Husky named Maya. She also enjoys reading and hiking in the mountains.

Hailey Grace

Hailey Grace

Veterinary Technician

Hailey Grace is a resident of McClellanville, South Carolina. She happily lives on her family farm surrounded by the Francis Marion National Forest. She is an animal lover at heart. HG’s afternoons and weekends consist of caring for four German Shorthaired Pointers (Mac, Troop, Blue, and Dixie), one super sweet Great Pyrenees named Ell, a feisty cat named Luna, 18 chickens, 4 miniature Nigerian Dwarf goats, a sweet rescue horse named Splash, and a pony named Buttons. Her weekends keep her very busy, but she wouldn’t trade it for anything.

Hailey Grace is currently taking undergraduate classes at Trident Technical College and plans to pursue a degree in Veterinary Medicine in the fall of 2022. Since joining the team at Mount Pleasant Animal Hospital in November of 2020, Hailey Grace’s dream of becoming a veterinarian has been solidified. The knowledgeable, caring, and trusting professionals at Mount Pleasant Animal Hospital have provided her with the best place to learn and grow as a veterinary technician.

Matt

Matt

Veterinary Technician

Matt came from the Midwest, Indiana to be precise.  He arrived in Mount Pleasant in 2002 and came to work with us in 2003.  He is our HydroSurge bathing magician.  The pets he bathes shine after his brush out.  Matt enjoys photography and offers some amazing photographs for sale on his website.

Isabella Hollowell

Isabella Hollowell

Veterinary Technician

Isabella was born and raised in Mount Pleasant. As a little girl she loved her cats more than anything, and always dreamed of working with animals. One of her favorite things to do as a youngster was go to her family friend’s farm and play with the farm animals. Isabella attended University of South Carolina for one year studying psychology, then took a turn in her career path and started working for a non profit animal shelter. She has always had an interest in veterinary medicine, and joined our team in 2021 to begin pursuing that dream. Isabella shares her home with her fiancé, Max, and their 3 rescue animals. 2 cats named Blake and Bagheera, and a Staffordshire Terrier Bulldog mix named Bonnie.

Alex Shanko

Alex Shanko

Veterinary Technician

Alex is very excited and honored to be one of the newest members of the Mount Pleasant Animal Hospital family! Originating from Virginia, Alex and her family have moved to numerous locations with her fathers position as an engineer but none have felt quite like home like Charleston has. Growing up it was not uncommon for Alex and her family to share there love with numerous fur babies. That love has translated into a passion to help both the four legged friends of the area and there families. Alex started her journey in veterinary medicine as a Technical Assistant at Veterinary Specialty Care but after sometime decided that she needed to take a step back from the fast pace of the Emergency Care Unit and focusing on General Practice.

When Alex isn’t at the hospital, she is an also a full time actress/musical theater performer in the area. She has been performing in Charleston for the last 12 years and is currently a member of the Village Repertory Ensemble Company and Black Fedora Comedy Troop. Fun fact, Alex actually met her now fiancé performing in a show together in 2017! They have two sweet fur babies of their own, a Lab/Chow Mix named Bear and a “slim-thick” cat named Fletcher.

Monica

Monica

Veterinary Technician

Monica is midwestern native from Indianapolis, Indiana. Throughout her childhood, Monica pursued her passion in animal medicine by volunteering at her local humane society and the Indianapolis Zoo. She studied at Purdue University and graduated with degrees in neuroscience and biology. During college she studied abroad in Belize learning about large animal veterinary practices. This experience lead her to pursue research in animal behavior at the Indianapolis Zoo. There she completed her thesis in how grooming patterns in long-tailed macaque monkeys shaped their social hierarchy. Her passion for the zoo field continued to grow as she took a position as an interpretive program coordinator at the Idaho Falls Zoo. She enjoyed presenting animal programs to the public and running zoo camps. Teaching others about conservation and animal science was so rewarding. After 1.5 years, Monica was ready for a new adventure. She adopted a doberman lab mix from a shelter in Wyoming and traveled to Charleston, SC. She spent a year in medical research at MUSC. However, her passion for working with animals drew her back to veterinary medicine. So, she decided to join MPAH team as a vet tech.

Currently, Monica is studying to become a certified dog obedience trainer. In her free time, Monica loves to hike, fish, and travel across the states.

Alex Thomas

Alex Thomas

Veterinary Technician

Alex was born and raised In Columbia, South Carolina. At the age of fifteen, Alex moved to Charleston with her mother. She has always had a strong love for animals while growing up with multiple family pets. Alex then went to college in Columbia where she met Caesar, a dog that needed a new loving home. She realized caring and nurturing for animals was a passion worth pursuing. She then joined our team and can finally do what she loves.

Alex is so grateful to be able to help animals in need and the people that love them.