One Team. One Mission.
Josh Von Szalatnay, DVM
“Dr. Von”, raised in Saluda, SC, attended the College of Charleston where he received his undergraduate degree in biology. Upon graduation from CofC, he pursued and obtained a Veterinary Degree from the University of Georgia’s College of Veterinary Medicine.
Dr. Von has devoted much of his time and expertise to the welfare of homeless animals as well as extensive participation with Remote Area Medical, an organization devoted to rural medical and veterinary care. He is the recipient of the prestigious Global Citizen Award given by the UGA College of Veterinary Medicine. During his spare time, Dr. Von is currently spending much of his free time planting an orchard.
Brittin, Practice Manager
Brittin is from Saluda, SC where she currently lives with her husband their young daughter. Brittin graduated from Saluda High and went on to pursue a degree in Biology from the University of South Carolina.
As a prior Small-Business Owner, Accountant & Paralegal, Brittin is able to offer a unique approach to Veterinary Practice Management. She is an advocate for building strong customer relations and offering convenient and client-friendly services.
During her free time, she is most often found shuttling her daughter to one of her many extra-curricular activities. Brittin and her family have 3 dogs; a Miniature Poodle named Pennie, a Mastiff, Sadie, and their newly adopted boxer, Tucker.
Harper, Veterinary Technician
Harper, born and raised in Newberry, SC, is a graduate of Mid-Carolina High School. Upon graduation, she attended the College of Charleston majoring in Public Health. While attending CofC, she discovered her passion for the Veterinary industry and decided to pursue a career as Veterinary Nurse. She recently completed Piedmont Technical College's Veterinary Technician Program to become a Licensed Veterinary Technician.
Harper enjoys spending time at the lake, fishing and laughing with friends. Her bubbly spirit and contagious laugh are sure to make anyone smile! Her passion for providing excellent care and her strong work ethic make her an awesome asset to our team. A true animal lover, Harper has 3 pets, Winston, Duchess, and Chloe, and will be adding the newest member of her furry family, Bentley, in a few shorts weeks.
Tatyana, Veterinary Assistant
Tatyana is a Newberry native whom graduated from Newberry High School and went on to complete Piedmont Technical College's Veterinary Technician Program.
Tatyana has wanted to pursue a career in Veterinary Medicine since she was a little girl. As a young child, she would often persuade her family into letting her feed and care for homeless pets.
Tatyana's desire for learning and ability to make her co-workers laugh make her a welcomed member of our team. She is an avid reader and enjoys spending much of her free time with her beloved nephew, family and friends.
Tatyana has been writing for many years and hopes to one day become a published Author.
Amy, Veterinary Assistant
Another Saluda Native, Amy, has been working in the Veterinary & Nursing Field for over 10 years.
Her co-workers often describe her as an outstanding Team-Player and Mentor. Amy specializes in Surgical Assisting and is most interested in foreign-body surgeries. She is the proud mom of 3 beautiful children. Amy and her family own 2 Labradors (Dusty & Dixie), a Miniature Pincher (Bella), an F3 Savannah Cat (Butterscotch AKA Butter), and Triplet Domestic Shorthair Cats.
Roy G. Taylor, Ph.D. (C)
Mr. Taylor, currently a full-time Chief of Police, has over 39 years of experience in a wide-range of federal, state, local, and private law enforcement positions.
Mr. Taylor also serves as a Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve assigned to the 76th Operational Command as the Deputy Emergency Planning and Liaison Officer to the State of North Carolina.
Mr. Taylor served most of his law enforcement career as a K-9 handler He is a lifelong dog lover and enjoys being able to help others maintain their pet’s health and well-being.
Mr. Taylor’s youngest daughter, Katie, passed away just before graduating High School. Katie’s dream was to become a Veterinarian. She devoted much of her free time volunteering at dog, cat, and even “big cat” rescues. Mr. Taylor believes Katie would be proud of her Dad for continuing her dream by helping animals through veterinary medicine.