Our Veterinarians

Dr. Mary Elizabeth Andrews


Since the young age of 5 years old, Dr. Mary Andrews knew she wanted to be a veterinarian. Growing up on a small farm in Anderson, SC with cows and goats, she realized her goal in life was to care for animals. When she wasn’t on the farm or at school, she could be found at the barn riding horses. She graduated from the College of Charleston and went on to Mississippi State University (Go Bulldogs!) for veterinary school. Dr. Andrews called San Antonio, TX home for a year while completing a rotating internship with a strong interest in Critical Care. She also spent time working the the Emergency and Critical Care department at Louisiana State University. Dr. Andrews married her husband in the summer and they moved back to the Charleston area.

Dr. Andrews finds joy in creating lasting relationships with her clients and their pets. She is so excited to meet you and care for your fur-babies! She even has a few four-legged friends of her own, a labradoodle (Raisin), 3 dachshunds (Vivian, Buzz and Bella), and 2 cats (Bonnie and Finn).

In her free time, you can find Dr. Andrews on Folly Beach, running the Ravenel bridge, walking her dogs, skiing in Colorado, reading a good book, spending time with her friends and family, or on a weekend trip with her husband, Ryan.

Dr. Shelley Fetterolf


Even at a young age, growing up in Ashland, Pennsylvania, Dr. Fetterolf had a strong interest in science and medicine. She spent a lot of time with her uncle who was a nurse and attributes his influence on her as a major factor in her career decision. She can remember saying, “I want to be a pediatric neurosurgeon” long before she really understood what that meant.

Since moving to general practice, she has enjoyed developing relationships with clients and patients, something she was rarely given the opportunity to do as an ER Vet. In January 2016 she began her journey into Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine, something which had previously only been a dream.  You can learn more about this holistic approach at http://www.tcvm.com/About/WhatisTCVM.

In her free time she enjoys traveling with her fiance Martin, kayaking, yoga, and hiking. They can often be found enjoying nature and the great outdoors with Charlie (a Beagle) and Annie (an American Foxhound). She loves to explore Charleston and the surrounding beaches and may perhaps one day learn to play the violin.

She is currently an Officer of Trident Veterinary Medical Association and looks forward to meeting more local veterinarians and getting involved in community projects and organizations.

Dr. Kathryn Mercer


Dr. Mercer developed her passion for veterinary medicine by working with local shelters and vets in her hometown of Hanahan, SC. She attended Clemson University, where she earned her Bachelor’s degrees in Genetics and Animal Science. She graduated from the veterinary college of Cornell University and practiced in New York City before returning to the Lowcountry to join the AMC family in 2018.

Outside of veterinary medicine, Dr. Mercer enjoys reading, baking, yoga, and exploring the outdoors with her dog, Barbara. She is excited to be back home to continue practicing high quality medicine with the rest of the AMC team.

Management Team

Kaki Lankau

Partner/Hospital Director

After attending a few years of college in North Carolina, Kaki chose to go on sabbatical for two years in the U.S.Virgin Islands. She discovered how living the life of leisure might have been wonderful, but it wasn’t quite enough. After returing to the U.S. she completed her college education, became a Licensed Veterinary Technician and began her veterinary career in California. For two years she worked in general and emergency medicine practices in California before moving to Maryland to work in a specialty practice with oncology patients. She made her move to South Carolina in 1996 and immediately joined The Animal Medical Clinic of Goose Creek and partners with Dr. Kerwin to manage our facility. In her spare time she is an avid reader and enjoys cooking. Kaki lives in Mt. Pleasant with her husband Paul, daughter Lindsay and their dogs: Shamus,Remley,and precocious pug Bonnie.

Rebecca Infinger, LVT

Hospital Manager

Rebecca joined our team in October 2002. She is a 2003 graduate of TTC’s Veterinary Technology Program. Rebecca really enjoys working with our toy breed patients and behavior cases. In her spare time she spends her time enjoying the fantastic weather here in the lowcountry – hiking, camping, and fishing. She lives in Cross and spends her free time bass fishing with her husband, Kurt. Rebecca and Kurt have 4 super fantastic kids: Lane, Alyssa, Jennifer, and Tony. They also have two very spoiled grandsons, Roman and Liam. She has a cat named Puma, a bearded dragon named Bug, and 2 dogs:Freckle the Chihuahua and Bean, a rescue from Boston Terrier Rescue of SC.

Jessica Hiers

Lead Technician/ Supervisor

Jessica is a native to the lowcountry from the small town of Walterboro. She lives there still with with her husband, Chad, and their 6 rescued (or failed foster) kids, 4 dogs – Mary Shelley, Carabelle, Penny, and Coby and cats – Kate and Ettil.

She started her career here at AMC just a few months before graduating from Trident Technical College in 2012 with an Associate in Applied Science: Veterinary Technology and immediately became licensed as a technician.She is passionate about preventive care and client education. Her favorite part of being a Veterinary Technician is the multiple roles the technician plays. She enjoys not just the nursing aspect but all of the other roles as well, including radiology, anesthesia and surgical care, phlebotomy, dentistry, and performing in house cytology and diagnostics.

She is hopes to continue her education and has a goal of working towards becoming a CVPM (certified veterinary practice manager).

Aside from work, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends. During the summertime you can expect to find her on the beach or by the pool and in the winter months snuggled up indoors or out by a bon fire!

Our Nursing Team

Yvonne Beattie

Licensed Veterinary Technician

Yvonne joined our team in February of 2013. She is a 2013 graduate of the Veterinary Technology program at Trident Tech. Yvonne is originally from Massachusetts and moved here in 1996 to be closer to her family. She resides in Goose Creek with her husband, Johnathan, daughter, Jordyn, and son, Riley. She is also mom to 7 furbabies: 4 dogs: Oreo, Muscles, Bleu,and Pepper and 2 cats:  Daphne and Bob. In her free time she enjoys gardening, camping, and hanging out by the pool.

Elizabeth Chastain

Licensed Veterinary Technician

Elizabeth originally joined our team in the spring of 2004. She took some time off starting in 2012 after the birth of her son, Blake. She returned in the spring of 2015 and is so happy to be back! Elizabeth is also mom to 5 furkids: 4 cats and Leela, the one-eyed hamster. Elizabeth still lives here in Goose Creek where she grew up. In her time away from work you will find her spending time with her family and friends and when the weather is nice, tubing down the Edisto River.

Courtney Bayles

Veterinary Assistant

Courtney joined our team in December 2015. Courtney is a Goose Creek native and now lives in Summerville with her husband, Louis and their furry family that includes four dogs and cat, Hemingway. Courtney graduated from Charleston Southern University with a Bachelors of Science in wildlife biology. She is currently a student in graduate school with the goal of working in marine biology. In her spare time she enjoys refinishing furniture,running in 5k/10k races, and exploring natural scenic locations in the Charleston area.

Jaime Thrift

Veterinary Assistant

Jaime lives in Summerville with her husband, a great dane, Keppler, and her cats, Fargo and Brooks. She is a graduate from the College of Charleston with a major in Physics. Her hobbies include astronomy and painting.

Cassandra Wassenaar

Licensed Veterinary Technician

Cassie joined the AMC team in July 2017. She is a 2008 graduate of the Pima Medical Institute in Las Vegas. Her specialy interests include behavior,dermatology,and physical therapy/fitness medicine. She lives here in Goose Creek with her husband, Larry and their 5 cats and 2 dogs. When not at work, Cassie enjoys playing video games, sewing, and gardening.

Mayra Castaneda

Veterinary Assistant

Mayra joined our team in September of 2017. She is a graduate of Cedar Valley College for Veterinary Technology. Mayra lives in Moncks Corner with her dog Junior, a German Shepherd. In her free time she enjoys reading, crochet, and playing video games.

Samantha Weathers

Veterinary Assistant

Samantha joined our team in 2017 after spending her externship with us. Sam is a graduate of Trident Technical College’s Veterinary Technology program. Sam lives in Moncks Corner with her husky, Lexie and spends her free time enjoying drawing and video games.

Brittany Hildreth

Veterinary Assistant

Brittany joined our team in 2019. She is the proud mom of three fur kids: dogs, Buffy and Cam and Tiger the cat. She lives in Ladson with her boyfriend, Matt. They enjoy kayaking, stock car racing, and exploring the great outdoors.

Cory Counts

Veterinary Assistant

Cory joined our team in 2019 after moving here from North Carolina. She is the proud mom of one son and 1 dog and 2 cats. She loves sea horses and the ocean.

Our Client Services Team

Anabell Campangna

Office Assistant

Anabell was a Connecticut resident for 33 years and moved here to beautiful South Carolina with her loving husband, Ryan   She has enjoyed working in customer service for over 15 years. She went to school in Connecticut for nutrition and hospitality services. Anabell adores the outdoors; hiking, biking, swimming, and gardening. Her two passions are cooking and classic cars. Anabell’s favorite pastimes are just hanging out with her loved ones and enjoying everything life has to offer.

Charlene Sheets

Client Care Coordinator

Charlene has been with Animal Medical Clinic of Goose Creek since 2004. Before joining our team she spent the beginning of her career in Virginia and Philadelphia area. Any opportunity given for additional education, she is eager to continue her knowledge.

In addition to her husband, Jesus, she has four cats and one dog. Her three cats are Kimbo, Zeke, and Cinco. Her Chihuahua is Zippy.

Charlene and Zippy are currently registered as a pet therapy team with Alliance of Therapy dogs and The American Kennel Club. Charlene and Zippy visit local nursing home facilities to allow Zippy to interact with the residents, Zippy is sure to create smiles and when she does her “tricks” and gives out her hugs. She is a true hit and loved by many. Charlene and Zippy look forward to many years of volunteering at the facilities in the Goose Creek community.

In her spare time she enjoys boating, reading and gardening.


Therapy dog/Team cheerleader

My name is Miss Zippy. I am a registered therapy dog, canine good citizen and I think I’m kind of a big deal! My mom and I worked very hard to become a registered therapy team and we continue to work on my training everyday and while we visit. You should see the faces of all the wonderful people when I visit White Oak Manor every Friday. I shower them with kisses, hugs, and affection and receive plenty in return. Often I will find a soft blanket to rest on while my mommy chats with the residents. I have completed around 350 visits!!

If you and your human are interested in becoming a therapy team(or you just need some Chihuahua love), please come and visit me and my mom, Charlene, at AMC on Friday afternoons between 3-5 pm. The reward for becoming a therapy team is priceless!

Crystal Esclavon

Receptionist/Team Leader

Crystal joined our team in March 2016. She is a native of Goose Creek and still lives here with her husband, daughter, and their corgis, Thor and Jane. In her free time she enjoys spending time with family and crochet.

Celeste Farley


Celeste joined the AMC team in January 2017, but it felt like she’d been part of the team forever! She is a native of the Goose Creek area and still lives here with her husband, Chris and daughter, Josie. They also are the proud pet parents of Lovey the fish and Max the dog.
Celeste spends her free time hanging out with her family and adoring Charlene and Crystal. Her favorite animal is a spider monkey.

Michelle Royal


Michelle joined our team in September 2017. She is originally from Kentucky, but has been in SC for many years. She lives here in Goose Creek with her husband, son, and 3 dogs. She spends her time away from work with her family out on four wheeler getting muddy!

Tania Mueller


Tania joined the AMC team in June 2018. She enjoys reading, travel, and spending time with family. She is the proud mother of two sons.

Lauren McElhaney


Lauren joined our team in 2018. She loves iced cappuccinos and the color pink. She lives with her dog, Chai and her family in Ravenel.