|Monday||8:00am - 7:00pm|
|Tuesday||8:00am - 5:30pm|
|Wednesday||8:00am - 5:30pm|
|Thursday||8:00am - 5:30pm|
|Friday||8:00am - 7:00pm|
|Saturday||8:00am - 12:00pm|
- Wellness Exams & Sick Visits
- Blood Tests & Lab Work
- Veterinary Dentistry
- General Surgical Care
- 24-Hour Vet
- Animal Boarding
- Animal Daycare
- Animal Flea Control
- Animal Grooming
- Animal Microchipping
- Bird Vet
- Emergency Veterinary Clinic
- Exotic Animal Vet
- Holistic Veterinary Medicine
- Reptile Vet
- Small Animal Vet
- Veterinary Dentistry
- Veterinary Euthanasia
- Veterinary Medical Specialties
- Veterinary Surgery
- Veterinary Vaccinations
- New Pet Initial Visit
- Physical Exam
Founded in 1985 by Dr. Kevin McGinn, Sangaree Animal Hospital, is a full-service veterinary animal hospital, located in Summerville, SC, dedicated to providing you and your pet with comprehensive and compassionate veterinary services.
Throughout our history we have seen the practice of veterinary medicine evolve with each new innovation and advancement, and have strived to stay at the cutting edge of these improvements. This includes periodic updates to our facility, the continuing education of our doctors and LVTs, and maintaining the most highly trained veterinary technician staff in the Summerville, SC area.
~Modern Veterinary Hospital Care in Summerville~
However, a modern veterinary hospital is more than its equipment, skills and the collective experience of its staff. We, at Sangaree Animal Hospital in Summerville, are pet owners ourselves and understand how important your pet is to your family. We also understand how important it is to you that your pet receives veterinary care from professionals within a friendly and welcoming environment where your questions and opinions are respected.
Underscoring our pledge to you is a deep belief in the wise and appropriate use of pet preventative care. It is the basis of our promise to you and the path toward lifelong health for your pet. Preventative care includes regular pet wellness checkups, appropriate vaccinations, dental care, examinations, and more.
Preventative care does not begin and end at our facility. When you come in for an appointment you will receive important home healthcare advice as well as new information and recommendations for the care of your particular type and breed of pet. Our clients will see how our fully equipped laboratory and pharmacy complement our wellness care services and are a convenient and cost-effective service for you and your pet.
We also understand that accidents and illness can happen even to the healthiest of pets. Sangaree Animal Hospital is fully prepared for such situations. The skill and expertise of our doctors is enhanced by advanced diagnostic imaging equipment, in-house medical testing capabilities, a modern surgical suite, and a wide range of veterinary specialty resources.
Dr. Kevin McGinn is a General Practitioner as well as the founder of Sangaree Animal Hospital.
A native of Atlanta, Georgia, Dr. McGinn credits his father with instilling in him a love and respect for animals from an early age. As a child, he also learned the value and importance of proper animal care from the family's beloved pets and then later as a volunteer at Lenox Animal Hospital in Atlanta.
After graduating from high school, Dr. McGinn enrolled in Emory University in 1973. Soon after beginning his studies, he transferred to the University of Georgia where he continued his studies, majoring in Animal Science. In 1977 he was accepted into the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine and was named the Outstanding Animal Science Student by the University.
In 1981, he earned his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine and began practicing. Since then, he has developed a particular professional interest in dermatology and endocrine diseases. He is also a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, South Carolina Association of Veterinarians, and the Trident Veterinary Medical Association.
Asked what he loves most about his career choice, Dr. McGinn says it is being part of the human/animal bond and helping children and seniors cherish their pets. Dr. McGinn is a pet owner as well and has three Chihuahuas, a Shih Tzu and two cats. In his spare time, he also enjoys traveling, skiing, hiking, and cooking.
Dr. Ashley Balzano joined the medical team at Sangaree Animal Hospital as an associate veterinarian in September 2018.
Dr. Balzano decided she wanted to be a veterinarian at the young age of five years old. Her natural, lifelong connection with animals drives her to provide the outstanding clinical care they need to be happy and healthy, as well as support the people who love them.
Born on the beautiful island of Maui, Dr. Balzano moved to Summerville, SC when she was eleven years old. Dr. Balzano obtained a bachelor’s degree in biology with a minor in chemistry from the College of Charleston in 2011. Motivated to bring her dream career as a veterinarian to life, Dr. Balzano gained valuable hands-on experience during her undergraduate studies by working as a veterinary assistant for five years.
In 2016, Dr. Balzano graduated from the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree. While working towards her degree, Dr. Balzano was a student technician in the ICU at the University of Minnesota Veterinary Medical Center. She also participated in VeTouch and S.I.R.V.S., two separate student organizations aimed at providing free basic health care to pets owned by low-income residents in underserved areas of the twin cities.
After graduation, Dr. Balzano started her career as a veterinarian in Minnesota where she practiced for one year before returning to Summerville. Most of all, Dr. Balzano finds fulfillment in developing lasting relationships with clients and their special pets and diagnosing and treating challenging cases. She has professional interests in internal medicine and surgery.
Her first pet was a grey D.S.H. named Mr. Blue. Currently, she has three rescued felines: Starbuck, Jinx, and Scarlet. All of whom are great at begging for food! Outside of her work in the veterinary field, Dr. Balzano likes to spend time on the water, exercise, horseback ride, and travel.
Growing up in Manchester, Maryland, Dr. Kaitlyn Pontuti always had a close connection with animals. Her family had various pets when she was younger and she enjoyed caring for the animals she owned through livestock projects in 4-H. Dr. Pontuti has been working in the veterinary field since 2009 and is currently an Associate Veterinarian at Sangaree Animal Hospital.
Dr. Pontuti earned her undergraduate degree at the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine, as well as her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2017. Her area of professional interest in veterinary medicine is ultrasonography. Dr. Pontuti says the best part of working in the veterinary field is knowing she is able to make a difference in both an animal's life and the lives of their owners.
Dr. Pontuti moved to Charleston, South Carolina in May 2019 and is excited to practice exceptional veterinary medicine at Sangaree Animal Hospital. She currently shares a home with her husband, Beagle, cat, and French Bulldog. She also owns a horse named Jasper back in her Maryland hometown. When she is not practicing veterinary medicine, you can find her fishing, hiking, and exploring the outdoors.