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Palmetto Veterinary Hospital is November Business of the Month

  • Palmetto Veterinary Hospital was named Business of the Month for November by the Town of Ridgeland. Photo by Shellie Murdaugh/Jasper County Sun Times

Palmetto Veterinary Hospital has been named the Town of Ridgeland's Business of the Month.

Dr. Rob McBrayer and his wife, Ruth, purchased Palmetto Veterinary Hospital in at 409 S. Green Street, in 2010 from Dr. Chip Jackson. McBrayer and his wife moved here from the Tidewater area of Virginia where he owned a veterinary practice for 18 years and served on the Virginia Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners for six years. After selling his first practice in 1996, he did veterinary relief work all over the state of Virginia.

Dr. McBrayer grew up in Greenville and did his undergraduate at Clemson and veterinary school at the University of Georgia. He and Ruth were longing for a slower pace than the 1 million plus population of the Tidewater area, and he had a strong desire to move back to South Carolina, so they started looking for a practice in the Lowcountry. They fell in love with this area many years ago.

When they purchased Palmetto Vet, they did a complete renovation inside and out. They purchased all new equipment, including a digital x-ray, full blood analyzers, new surgery equipment and a therapy laser. It is a full service veterinary hospital. In 2011 they saw a need for a low cost vaccine clinic as many people were not getting even the basic rabies vaccinations. They started doing the vaccine clinic on Wednesdays only, and one year later started doing it every day of the week. It has been a great success

The McBrayers feel they have been blessed with a dedicated, compassionate staff, Kim Roy, Hannah Malphrus and Kimberly Jones, who have been instrumental in the growth of Palmetto Vet. They also contribute the practice growth to loyal clients that feel more like friends and family.

Rob and Ruth feel they made an excellent decision to practice veterinary medicine in Ridgeland and love the Lowcountry.

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