Our Team

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Kelsey Pruitt, DVM, cVMA, MADS

CERTIFIED VETERINARY ACUPUNCTURIST

Dr. Kelsey Pruitt grew up on a farm in Statesboro, Georgia. Tending to the livestock and family pets, she knew early on that her calling was to helping animals. After graduating from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Science, she decided to pursue a Master’s Degree in Animal and Dairy Science. She continued at the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine to graduate as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine.

Upon graduating, Dr. Pruitt returned to her hometown and began to practice conventional medicine in a predominantly small animal clinic, with a minor percentage concentrated on cattle and horses. She always longed to integrate traditional and alternative medicine and truly believes that integrating both forms of veterinary care is the most effective way to help and heal your four-legged furry friends. With this belief, she decided to obtain her small and large animal certification in scientific-based acupuncture through Medical Acupuncture for Veterinarians in Colorado.

Dr. Pruitt’s interests in physical fitness and nutrition are not limited to veterinary medicine and carry over into her personal life. She enjoys running, weight lifting, yoga, traveling adventures, hiking, and the outdoors. When at all possible, she loves to be in the presence of water, sunshine, and her dog-child Marley.

Kim Wilson, DVM, PhD, CVA

CERTIFIED VETERINARY ACUPUNCTURIST

Throughout her life, Dr. Wilson has experienced an unbridled interest and appreciation for animals and their place in the world. She has dedicated two careers to the study: both related to the understanding of animals and their interactions with the world around them. Her first career was as an ecologist after receiving her Ph.D. in ecology from the University of Pennsylvania in 1985.

After teaching biology at Central Connecticut State University, Dr. Wilson felt a deep desire to help and work with animals and their people. This led her to Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine, where she pursued traditional Western medicine and also continued to follow her interests in ecology by working in the Wildlife Clinic with raptors, bears, and bobcats.

Since graduating in 2005, Dr. Wilson has worked in several small animal practices, developing her training in internal medicine, pain management, and integrated medicine. Her interest in pain management led her to Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine and acupuncture. She attended the Chi Institute and continues to pursue integration of Western and Eastern medicine with an interactive view of the whole body and life.

Dr. Wilson is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, South Carolina Association of Veterinarians, and American Association of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine.

Since moving to Charleston, SC, Dr. Wilson is thoroughly enjoying the Lowcountry lifestyle with kayaking, paddle boarding, and hiking. Dr. Wilson is fortunate to share her new home with her cats, Peeves, Lilly, and Spitty, and her dog Ted.

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Fallon Bird

PRACTICE MANAGER

Born in Texas, Fallon grew up in a military family that moved all over the world every few years. She graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Exercise Kinesiology and pre-med from Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, GA.

After graduating, Fallon moved to Hawaii to pursue a career in human medicine, while applying to physician assistant school. Working at a middle school during the day to fund her passion, Fallon worked in an acute care clinic as a volunteer in the evenings to get as much experience as possible. Life had another plan for Fallon, and she ended up changing career paths when she received a call from a former employee to manage two veterinary clinics in Statesboro.

Since embracing her natural inclination for hospital management, Fallon quickly found her niche by combining a love for animals with management. In her personal life, she loves anything involved with sunshine, water, flora, fauna, and fresh air. She goes to the beach weekly and loves exercise, travel, hiking, and healthy food. She enjoys spending time with friends, family and Farrah, her beautiful cat!

Sheena Koeth

LICENSED VETERINARY TECHNICIAN

Sheena grew up in a suburb of Cleveland, Ohio and has always had great compassion for animals. She graduated from Cuyahoga Community College with an Associates of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology. She has been a licensed veterinary technician since 2000. She also has an Associates of Arts degree in Photography.

Sheena worked in the veterinary department at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo for 13 years before relocating to South Carolina to manage the veterinary department at the Turtle Survival Center in Cross. After 4.5 years, she decided to pursue other interests, including integrative medicine, and found a new home at Sun Dog Cat Moon.

Sheena is owned by five dogs and is an avid rescuer/rehabber of neglected dogs in the Lowcountry.

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ASHLEY KIRBY

VETERINARY TECHNICIAN

Bio coming soon!

JENNA PANZELLA

VETERINARY TECHNICIAN

Jenna grew up in Florida and move to Charleston after graduating from Florida State University. She lives on Johns Island with her family, including a classy old labrador named Howard. She loves college football, reading, and BBQ.

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Lora Palmer

VETERINARY ASSISTANT

Lora Palmer was raised in Alpine, Utah.  She has an extreme love for all animals, especially dogs. Her favorite show to watch when she was a child was Emergency Vets on Animal Planet. She played soccer at Southern Virginia University where she was awarded All American and Virginia Rookie of the Year. Lora graduated from Bryant University with a degree in Communication and HR Management.

Lora and her husband, Jake, have one human child and two fur baby dogs who they love dearly. Lora is thrilled to be working at Sun Dog Cat Moon and loves every minute of it.

Carlyn Vankleech

VETERINARY ASSISTANT

Carlyn was born in Minnesota and lived in multiple states along the East Coast and Midwest, as well as Arizona and Hawaii. She most recently moved back to Charleston from Hawaii, where she started working in the veterinary field at an emergency clinic. She has always had a passion and love for animals starting from a very young age and always had pets growing up.

Carlyn currently has two dogs (a Rottweiler and a small terrier mix), two cats that she bottle fed and raised, as well as a revolving door of fosters, Carlyn’s passion for animals is, quite literally, a round-the-clock job! In her free time, Carlyn enjoys spending time with her daughter, husband, and fur babies and is always up for a good beach trip or hanging with friends.

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Caroline Hartsel

CLIENT CARE COORDINATOR

Caroline was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland, and she graduated with a Sociology degree from the College of Charleston in 2009. She is a mom to Harrison and three Chihuahuas (Gus, Josie, and Lil P). She is fond of rehabbing animals like baby squirrels (Ernie and Bert) and helps successfully return creatures to the wild. She had a pet pot belly pig named Peanut (try saying that tongue twister aloud!) while growing up.

Caroline loves going to the beach, reading murder mysteries, and exploring the Lowcountry.

Amy Anzalone

RECEPTIONIST

Amy is a native New Yorker who transplanted to Charleston in 2011 and couldn’t be happier. She had been a receptionist in human medicine for 14 years and has happily transitioned to veterinary medicine.

What could be better than spending your day getting puppy kisses?

Amy is a mom to a sweet 15-year-old Wire Fox Terrier named Spike who she rescued from a pet store, a recently adopted hamster, and 2 grown children.

In her free time, she enjoys gardening, crafting, walking, going to the gym and spending time with friends and family.

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