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As a family, the Shulers have a long history of supporting their community by providing quality veterinary care. Request Appointment
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.
As the businesses grew we added our most recent veterinarian to our staff, Dr. Andrew Epplesheimer. He joined our team in the summer of 2016. Andrew is another homegrown Mt. Pleasant native who has returned home to build a career and family with us!
We would like to thank you for your continued patience and cooperation during our modified way of doing things for the COVID-19 pandemic. The love shared between pets and their families is an everlasting bond. We are grateful to be a part of protecting that bond.
As we all move forward together, everybody’s safety remains our top priority coupled with providing your pets the best care that they deserve.
There will continue to be the option of Valet veterinary curbside care throughout for your preferred comfort level. (see bottom of page).
FOR THOSE WANTING TO ACCOMPANY THEIR PET INSIDE FOR THE APPOINTMENT
🡺 In accordance with the following guidelines, you may accompany your pet into the building for select purposes.
🡺 Limit one person per appointment. This helps control the amount of people in the building at any given time.
🡺 We will need to ask COVID-19 exposure questions. Have you been exposed to our personally had COVID symptoms or testing in the past 10 days? For the safety of all, it will be necessary to participate in curbside care if you answer “yes” to any of these questions.
🡺Wearing a mask will be required of you, and we will also wear masks. Please provide your own clean mask. Proper use of the mask includes coverage of the nose and mouth. We realize there are many variations of face coverings be used. As a medical facility, we require a surgical mask or similarly designed mask that securely covers the face. Bandana's, gators, and other loose fitting coverings aren't approved in our office. We can give you a mask if you need one.
🡺 Please call when you arrive and then remain in your vehicle. To control social distancing and traffic safety in our small parking lot, it is very important that you remain in your vehicle. We will call you when it is your turn to enter. You will be shown directly to the exam room so that we can keep the lobby empty.
🡺 As your appointment begins, we appreciate your cooperation in social distancing inside the exam room as much as the space allows. Please remain seated for the duration of the appointment. Our staff will handle your pet during the entire appointment.
🡺 Normally we would perform as much of your pets care in the exam room with you as possible. However, to keep exposure times limited, the vet tech and the veterinarian will consult with you in the exam room but your pet will be taken to the treatment area for care. We promise not to keep your pet away from you any longer than necessary.
🡺 The doctor will come see you in the exam room and talk about your pets care plan.
🡺 When the visit is concluded, payment and paperwork will be conducted in the exam room and then you’ll be able to exit the building.
🡺 There are some basic pet care needs that will continue to be provided curbside only (i.e. a toenail trim or similar). Also, pets being dropped off with us will be managed via curbside.
CONTINUATION OF EXISTING PROTOCOLS
🡺 Our “Vet Valet” curbside service will continue as an option. Call us when you arrive and we will come to your car to receive your pet, bring it in for care, communicate with you by phone and return your pet to your car. Our contact with you in person will be limited in order to reduce exposure. Please note that our team members are unable to spend time with you outside beyond the time to retrieve or return your pet. All communication will be by phone so please have a charged cell phone with you and be available to answer when we call.
🡺Teleconsults with live video chat are still available for select issues. If this interests you, please ask us for details on meeting with the doctor remotely.
🡺Contactless pickup of items only (i.e. prescriptions, food, etc.) will continue to be paid for by phone and then set on a table outside our door so that we can maintain a closed lobby.
🡺 Enjoy the convenience of home delivery by ordering from our website.
As an animal hospital, our routine protocols for cleaning and sanitation were already strong. However, we have further enhanced them to ensure everyone’s safety. We are committed to cleaning all surfaces in the exam room between each person. This includes door handles, chairs, and every other surface possible.
Thank you for allowing us to be a part of your pets best life!