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.
Marian Shuler HolladayVeterinarian
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.
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
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.
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 live with their beautiful baby girl, Amelia Bay, and Bouy, a 5 yr old German Shorthaired Pointer. We are very excited to have him join the Shuler team.
“What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.”
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 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 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
LisaClient Care Coordinator
TimHead Veterinary Technician
KatieV.T. Inventory Control
EnglishV.T. Media Specialist
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.
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 our team.
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.
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 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 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.
Baylor grew up in the small town of Royston, Georgia before her and her family relocated to Mount Pleasant SC, where they could spend most of their time near the saltwater. Growing up surrounded by hunting dogs, she knew animals would be in her future.
After completing the Health Science program at Wando High School, she went on to complete her associates degree in nursing, also beginning to work as a Patient Care Technician in the PICU (Pediatric Intensive Care Unit) at MUSC. Quickly she learned that the nursing field was not meant for her. Remembering her passion and love for animals she redirected her career and joined our team, spending her time with awesome people and the sweetest animals.
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.
Anna was born in California and raised in New Jersey, along the Jersey Shore, and Texas. Anna’s love for animals evolved from rescuing and releasing a bird after helping it recover from a broken wing as a young child. From that event, she grew to love all walks of life from bugs to reptiles to animals. Growing up, her household was home for many small and exotic animals, including snakes, hamsters and ferrets. This helped nurture Anna’s passion for animals and made her dedicated to working in the animal field.
After serving in the US Navy and being stationed in South Carolina, Anna decided to pursue her passion for animals and went on to receive her AS in Science at Trident Technical College in 2019. Now she lives in Summerville, South Carolina, where she resides with her mini zoo of 6 crested geckos, 3 cats, 2 chameleons, a ball python, a leopard gecko and an axolotl.
When she isn’t providing love and care for your animals, Anna can be found volunteering as a zookeeper, dabbling in her photography, or tending to her plants.
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!