Myrtle Beach Animal Hospital

Myrtle Beach Animal Hospital is a full service companion animal hospital serving Myrtle Beach and the surrounding areas. It is our commitment to provide quality veterinary care throughout the life of your pet. Our services and facilities are designed to assist in routine preventive care for young, healthy pets; early detection and treatment of disease as your pet ages; and complete medical and surgical care as necessary during his or her lifetime.

We understand the special role your pet plays in your family and are dedicated to becoming your partner in your pet's health care. We treat your pet as we would our own. Our goal is to practice the highest quality medicine and surgery with compassion and an emphasis on client education. Our entire healthcare team is committed to providing personal attention to the unique concerns of each individual pet owner.
Gold Certified Cat Friendly Practice               
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(843) 839-7397 or email us at if you would like more information.
  • 1700 Mr. Joe White Avenue
  • Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
  • Phone: (843) 839-7387
  • Fax: (843) 839-0583
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  • Mon - Fri 8:00am-6:00pm
  • Sat 8:00am-12:30pm
  • After Hours Emergency
  • Call (843)445-9797
  • Cole Chavis DVM

    Dr. Cole Chavis is originally from Walhalla, SC at the foothills of the Appalachian Trail.  She grew up with dogs, cats, a rabbit and a general love for all animals.
        After high school, Dr. Chavis attended Clemson University where she graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in English with a minor in Communications. She then started a Master's Degree in Counseling with emphasis in Student Affairs when she rediscovered her desire to help animals in addition to people. Some of the tests she took indicated a veterinary career would be a great fit so she went back to undergraduate school to get a Bachelor's of Science in Veterinary Science. After her graduation, she attended and graduated with a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Tuskegee University in Tuskegee, AL.
    Dr. Chavis has worked in Beaufort and Charleston SC as well as Raleigh, NC before landing permanently in Myrtle Beach. Her experiences include shelter medicine as well as private practice, with special interest in dentistry and surgery.
    She currently shares her home with 2 elementary-aged children and an American Bulldog. She enjoys the beach, reading, hiking, and cooking.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2005
    Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Tuskegee University
  • Anna Rector, DVM

    Dr. Anna Anderson is a welcomed addition to our team and is in our clinic on some Saturdays and an occasional weekday. She is a graduate from Ross University of Veterinary medicine. She completed her veterinary clinical rotation at Auburn University and her undergraduate studies in Biology and Animal Science at NC State. Dr. Anderson is not a stranger to the veterinary industry by any means. She stepped into her vocation years ago when she worked as a veterinary technician, not to mention being a volunteer at the SPCA for four years as well. With her love of animals, people, and medicine, becoming a veterinarian was a natural fit. Her hobbies include horseback riding, surfing, swimming, and exercising. She is married to Dean Anderson, DVM and she shares her home in North Myrtle Beach with her three pets, "Lexi", a seven year old terrier mix, "Chloe", a four year old yellow lab, and "Izzy", a six year old Siamese mix.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2012
    Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine & Auburn University of College of Veterinary Medicine-Clinical year, DVM
  • Fonda Childress

    Receptionist/Office Manager 
         Fonda Childress has been a veterinary receptionist for approximately 18 years. She chose the animal healthcare field due to her love of animals and experience working with the public. Fonda has lived in the Conway, SC area for about 5 years now; she grew up in Roanoke VA. Her hobbies include fishing, reading, and spending time with her pets. She has “M.B.,” a Shih-Tzu, “Lizzie,” a Golden Retriever, "Bailey", a Rottweiler, "Millie" a mix of all the best breeds, "Hershey and Twix,” 2 adorable rabbits, “Thelma and Louise,” the family Guinea Pigs, "Milo" a Russian Tortoise  and to complete the family portrait her husband, Dan and 4 children. Fonda is also an individual who finds it easy to enjoy whatever she happens to be doing at any  time.

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 1997
    Virginia Western Community College-Human Services
  • Stephanie Panamarczuk


    Stephanie has worked as a veterinary receptionist for four years.  She is originally from Ohio and relocated 6 years ago to the Myrtle Beach area. She has always had a passion for animals and enjoys the opportunity to work with pets and pet parents alike.  Stephanie enjoys spending time with family and friends and being outside, especially the beach.  She resides with her husband and more animals than we can fit on the page! 

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2011
  • Jamie Ralston, RVT

    Registered Veterinary Technician    
    Jamie Ralston is a Registered Veterinary Technician at Myrtle Beach AH. She has been in the veterinary industry for approximately seven years. Her interest in animals blossomed during her childhood; she was raised on a farm in Southern Illinois and showed horses as well. She attended Long Technical College in Arizona graduated with an Associate's Degree in Veterinary Technology.  She enjoys educating clients on preventative health in regards to their four footed babies as well as hands on care. In her spare time, Jamie enjoys collecting shark teeth, painting, fishing, and making jewelry. She resides in the North Myrtle Beach area with her husband and her vast menagerie of pets; Colossus and Ares who are both Great Danes, Junie, an adorable Beagle Hound Mix, and three felines who need no introductions.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2006
    Long Technical College in Arizona
  • Heidi Ryan, RVT

    Heidi is a Registered Veterinary Technician at Myrtle Beach AH. Her interest in animals and medicine has been a lifelong presence. She attended Stautzenberger College in Maumee, Ohio where she earned her degree in Veterinary Technology. She shares her home with her husband and a plethora of pets including 2 dogs, 2 cats, a leopard gecko and a ball python. Outside of work, she enjoys scrapbooking, kayaking, hiking, and collecting gnomes. She loves to educate clients about their pets as well as always providing very attentive care to hospitalized patients.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2010
    Stautzenberger College, Ohio