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Robert T. Pernell
Surgeon

EDUCATION BACKGROUND AND TRAINING:
Undergraduate: BA, Rollins College 1985
Doctorate: DVM, University of Florida 1988
Internship: Michigan State University 1990
Post Doctorate: MS, Auburn University 1993
Residency: Auburn University 1993
Board Certification: American College of Veterinary Surgeons 1995
Special Interest: Orthopedic and Neurologic Surgery, and Rehabilitation
Member of CCVS Team since: 1993

Personal Facts: Rob enjoys outdoor activities especially golf, skiing and scuba diving. He also enjoys time with his wife and three children. He favorite dog breed is Golden Retriever.


Whitney Rainero
Canine Rehabilitation Therapist

JOINED THE TEAM: 2002
EDUCATION BACKGROUND AND TRAINING:
Undergraduate: BS, Furman University
Postgraduate: MSR, PT, Medical University of South Carolina
Specialty Training: CCRT: Certified Canine Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy from The Canine Rehabilitation Institute. July 2008
Doctor of Alternative Medicine from Kingdom College of Natural Health 2014
JOINED THE TEAM: 2002
HOMETOWN: Bristol, VA
CURRENT HOME: Charleston, SC
PERSONAL FACTS: Whitney has one mixed breed dog, Chili, and 2 cats, Simi and Chowder. She devotes countless hours to fostering and adopting out many orphaned cats and dogs. Whitney and her husband, Ken, are proud parents of a baby boy, Porter. When she gets free time she enjoys outdoor activities.


Laurie De Vito
Practice Manager

JOINED THE TEAM: 2000
EDUCATION: B.S. Zoology Oklahoma State University
HOME TOWN: Tulsa, OK
CURRENT HOME: Summerville, SC
PERSONAL FACTS: Laurie has a Kooikerhondje mixed breed dog named Bridin and 4 cats, Starsky, Hutch, Ernie and Gabby. She stays busy with her 2 children, Wil and Cassie, and husband Chris.


Mindy Fry
Veterinary Technician

JOINED THE TEAM: May 2012
EDUCATION: Associate Degree in Veterinary Technology from Trident Technical College December 2012.
HOME TOWN: Lancaster, PA
CURRENT HOME: Mount Pleasant, SC
PERSONAL FACTS: Mindy has 3 dogs, Sammy, Rudy and Dixie, and a cat, Ginger. She devotes much of her time to her husband, Ken, and their 2 children, Kenny and Hollis.


Diane Pernell
Veterinary Technician

JOINED THE TEAM: 1993-97 2006-present
EDUCATION: B.S. Appalachian State, Associates Degree Animal Science/Vet Technology from Bel-Rea Institute, Denver, CO
HOME TOWN: Charlotte, NC
CURRENT HOME: Mount Pleasant, SC
PERSONAL FACTS: Dr. Pernell and Diane have two dogs, a Golden Retriever, Snitch and a Dachshund named Heidi. They also have 3 cats, Ashes, Sparkles, and Cammo. They live in Mt Pleasant with their 3 children, William, Michael and Lauren.


Cindy Hurlburt
Veterinary Technician

JOINED THE TEAM: September 2014
EDUCATION: B.S. Biology from Florida Institute of Technology
HOME TOWN: Northampton, MA
CURRENT HOME: Ladson, SC
PERSONAL FACTS: Cindy has a three-legged Pitbull mix named Patriot and a cat named Era. She spends a lot of time with her husband, Fred and their 2 children, Kami and Jaden. Cindy enjoys running, baking and going to the beach.


Laura Boyd
Veterinary Technician

JOINED THE TEAM: 2015
EDUCATION: Candidate for Associates in Applied Science-Veterinary Technology Degree from Trident Technical College, December 2015.
HOME TOWN: Salters, SC
CURRENT HOME: North Charleston, SC
PERSONAL FACTS: Laura has a cat named Bugs. She enjoys outdoor activities, especially riding her bike around the Charleston area, and spending time with her family.

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