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 she would like to make a profession out of helping
animals, and so her trek began! 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,
but 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 animal children-Trebo, Gaston and Zellie.

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

ASHLEY KIRBY

VETERINARY TECHNICIAN

Ashley was Born in Charlotte, North Carolina where she lived for 24 years before moving to
Charleston to be closer to the beach. Ashley has been a Technician for the last six years but has had a
lifelong interactive love with animals. Ashley inherited her love for animals from her mother who grew
up on a farm with horses, cows, chickens, goats, too. She even rescued a baby deer, which Ashley has a photo of and adores.

She spent a great amount of her childhood on that farm where she would “adopt” frogs, snails, turtles, and rabbits and sneak them back home before her dad would make her return them to the pond! As an adult, Ashely has now officially adopted five cats; Hocus, Piper, Lotus, Crush, Iris and one dog, Kujo the Husky.

In addition to working her dream job, Ashley enjoys traveling, good music, and kitty snuggles.

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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Lauren Pippin

VETERINARY TECHNICIAN

Lauren was born and raised in Charleston, South Carolina, and is now raising a family of her own, including two dogs; her golden, Chevy, who is 5, and Ranger, her Akita mix, who is 13 years young.

Lauren has been in the veterinary field since 2006 and has grown from an assistant into a skilled technician by pouring her heart out daily and keeping an open mind to continue building her skill set.

In addition to her dog children, Lauren has a adorable son named Tyler, who she loves doing arts and crafts with. Don’t let her shyness fool you, she and her husband enjoy live rock concerts, movies and planning their annual Halloween party! Lauren loves to decorate for all holidays actually and often can be found secretly decorating the office to surprise her co-workers.

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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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.

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 two 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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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.

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