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. 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 and 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 handsome boxer named Tucker and a recently adopted Standard Poodle named Carter.
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 a Veterinary Nurse. She graduated from Piedmont Technical College's Veterinary Technician program and received her Veterinary Technician License from the State of South Carolina.
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.
Harper is the owner of our "famous" office dog, Bentley, the French Bulldog.
Roy G. Taylor, Ph.D., Owner
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.
Sissy, Head Cat in Charge
Sissy, our one and only House Cat, was born (but not raised) on the streets of Newberry County. She experienced quite the catastrophe during her early years