Staff Members


Stacy Whetstone
Managing Veterinarian, DVM
Dr. Whetstone is a 2003 graduate of The Ohio State University (she is a HUGE Buckeye fan)! She joined our practice in the summer of 2003. Dr. Whetstone takes pride in her job and makes sure all clients and their pets receive top notch care. She is a joy to work with and gets along very well with everyone around her. Dr. Whetstone is the “mother” of several four legged children, an Australian Shepherd (Shep), and a miniature Schnauzer (Hazel Mae) along with 3 cats (Luna, Molly Ringworm and Tallulah) and a husband.

Michael Kiningham
Veterinarian, DVM
Dr. Kiningham joined us in August, 2012.  He is a graduate of The University Of Tennessee, with an undergraduate degree from Bucknell University.  He also has a Master’s degree in Wildlife and Fisheries Science.  Dr. Kiningham is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the American Association of Feline Practitioners and the American Heartworm Society.
Prior to relocation to Pawleys Island, he owned a veterinary hospital in Tennessee.  He was voted Best Veterinarian in 2011 by the readers of the local newspaper.  Dr. Kiningham enjoys the ocean, wildlife photography and being a sports fan.  He spends most of his free time with Gwen, a very happy Sheltie mix that has never met anyone she did not lick!

Julie Bradford
Hospital  Manager
Julie joined us in July 2012. She brings years of Veterinary Management experience with her! A Connecticut native, she grew up in the industry assisting her Veterinarian dad. After living in Columbus, Ohio where she was the Hospital Manager for one of our sister hospitals, she decided that she had enough of winters and moved to Charleston last year and now makes her home in Murrells Inlet. Julie has two grown children, Allison and Justin and is mom to her furry son, "Murphy".

Michelle Lee
Michelle has been with us since the fall of 2000. She is a very dedicated employee that takes pride in her job. She makes sure clients and their pets have the most pleasant experience possible with her. She is a pleasure to be around and is a definite team player. Michelle is a 1994 graduate of East Stroudsburg University with a BS in Biology. Michelle is a married mother and has a young son.

Jenn Crews
Jenn has been with us since the spring of 2005. She strives to make our clients and their pets feel comfortable during their visit with us. Jenn is a very loyal employee that takes pride in what she does which makes her an asset to our practice. Jenn is the “mother” of 2 pit-bull mixes (Berneise and Maximus, which she spends her spare time with taking walks on the beach) and she has 2 Love Birds, Petey & Nutty.

Katie Vaught
Katie has been with us since the summer of 2008. She is a 2010 graduate of Trident Technical College with an AS in Veterinary Technology, which she will soon be a state licensed technician. She makes sure all clients and pets receive the best quality care possible. Katie enjoys using her spare time to make collars and leashes as well as breeding and showing Bulldogs. She is the “mother” of Olga, Bear, Lina Mae, Duchess and Baby Ivanka.

Laurin Martin
Laurin has been working here since the summer of 1997. Laurin is a graduate of Horry Georgetown Technical College where she received an AS in General Business. She makes sure all your needs are met the moment you walk in the door. Laurin is a loyal, dedicated employee that we are honored to have. She is a married mother of two young daughters, 1 cock-a-poo (Aggie), and 2 cats (Pixie and Jewel).

Pam Moore
Pam has been with us since the spring of 2010. You may have met her when she worked in our Kennel, but she has since moved to the Front Desk. She is very loyal employee and is well liked by everyone. She makes our clients feel welcome and comfortable. When Pam is not here, she spends her time with her children and grandchildren.

Marie Williamson
Kennel Attendent
Marie loves all animals great and small. She interacts with them while they are boarding as if they were her own. She is very dedicated to her job. Marie also makes sure the kennel is top notch condition. She has been here since August 2003.

Taylor Guthrie
Kennel Attendent
has been with us since Fall 2011! A lover of all animals, Taylor gives your pets exceptional care while they stay with us! She is a graduate of Waccamaw High School, where she was a catcher on the varsity softball team and has lived on Pawleys Island for 14 years.  She is the proud ‘mama” to three dogs, Sassy, Shaggy and Sadie Mae, as well as Spanky, the rabbit!  In her spare time, Taylor loves to take her dogs to the beach. 

Lara Anderson
Kennel Attendent
Lara joined us in May 2013.  She has been a great asset to our team.  She even hates to take a day off because she loves the animals so much!  Lara is a mom to a young son.