Mt Pleasant Pet Stories

Veterinary Specialty Care with locations in Mount Pleasant, SC and Summerville, SC

Veterinary Specialty Care is Open in Case of Emergency

While COVID-19 has disrupted lives and businesses across the country since March, Veterinary Specialty Care, the only locally and privately owned 24-hour emergency and specialty veterinary hospital in the Lowcountry, has remained open to help pets, strays and injured wildlife. Services include emergency care, internal medicine and surgery. For families
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Our Pets, Our Lifeline

Just like that the world came to a standstill. The novel COVID-19 will be viewed as one of the worst pandemics in world history, having claimed over 200,000 lives worldwide as of April 25 bringing economies to their knees and creating crippling anxieties among the masses. What we did not count
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Medical staff getting their fix from a pet therapy dog

National Therapy Animal Day

The surgery went well, your prognosis is excellent, but at the moment, recuperating in a hospital room is probably one of the last places you want to be. You’re grateful for the continuous care, yet you long to be home with your family – which for many – includes that
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A cabin at the Hallie Hill Animal Sanctuary. Photos by Jeanne Taylor Photography |

Hallie Hill Animal Sanctuary: A Special Shelter

Hallie Hill Animal Sanctuary in Hollywood is just that: a sanctuary providing lifelong care for the animals that come into its custody. Some animals are specially-abled – blind or deaf – and others can be considered feral and may never warm to human companionship, but that doesn’t keep the staff
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Feral Cat Helpers: Caring for Stray and Feral Cats

[The] goal throughout this journey has been to cut down the feral cat population that keeps popping up in this area Seven years ago, Paula Genovese was volunteering with other organizations helping care for the cat population in Charleston. By happenstance, Genovese got the idea for Feral Cat Helpers (FCH) after
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Mount Pleasant Pet Day 2019

Enjoy Pet Day 2019 Videos
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Man with a dog

Blessing of the Dogs: Celebrating the Healing Contributions of Pet Therapy

On or around Oct. 4, people worldwide will celebrate the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi with a blessing of the animals. This remembrance commemorates the life of St. Francis, the Catholic Church’s Patron Saint of Animals. Over the years, it has become a popular day for pets to be
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Willow at home. Photo by Jeanne Taylor Photography.

Canine Lymphoma: The Story of Willow

“I’m so sorry to have to tell you this, but it’s lymphoma.” It was May 17, 2018, when we received the phone call from Dr. B of Veterinary Specialty Care with news that would change the course of our lives. Our handsome, beloved Lab/bull terrier pup, Willow, was diagnosed with
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Hairy Winston

Hairy Winston – Who Let the Dogs In?

If dogs are man’s best friend, then Hairy Winston must be dog’s best friend. This boutique pet store, voted Best Pet Store by the readers of Mount Pleasant Magazine, is more than pet friendly. One recent customer said, “This is absolutely the best pet store ever! Hairy Winston has healthy
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Sophie, Mount Pleasant Pet's Feline Overlord for Content Management

I Own Simon – and You’re Next

Hello. My name is Sophie, and I’m sure you’re glad to meet me. I am, after all, a feline, and, since I own everything around me, and I’m very graceful and all that stuff that comes along with being a cat, you are certainly properly impressed. Oh, and you’ll be
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