Spring Valley Animal Hospital LLC is a comprehensive veterinary hospital that has been providing quality veterinary care and pet boarding to the families of Northeast Columbia, SC and surrounding areas for over 35 years. We know our patients want a veterinarian they can trust for their pets. We strive to make the time you spend here with us as comfortable as possible for both you and your pet, whether you are here for a routine wellness visit, surgery or boarding.
We are happy to offer a number of resources that enable you to learn about how to take better care of your pets. Please feel free to browse our site, particularly the informational articles. The best veterinary care for animals is ongoing nutrition and problem prevention, so becoming knowledgeable about preventative pet care is essential to the ongoing success of your animal’s health. If you have any questions, call 803-788-8481 or email us and we'll promptly get back to you. Our office is conveniently located and you can find directions on our Contact Us page! We also welcome you to subscribe to our newsletter, which is created especially for Columbia pet owners.
Our Vision: Spring Valley Animal Hospital LLC strives to be a trusted and valued healthcare resource for the pet owners of our community. Our success is measured by client feedback and referrals.
Our Mission: Spring Valley Animal Hospital LLC is committed to providing quality and compassionate care to pets and the people that love them.
Our Core Values:
Compassion: We treat all pets and the people that love them as valued members of our own SVAH family. We provide medical care in a loving and professional manner meant to alleviate the distress of both pets and people.
Respect: We treat pets, clients, and fellow staff members with dignity which clears the way for open and accurate communication.
Integrity: We realize the need for truthfulness in all aspects of the care we provide and the relationships we establish. We listen to the concerns of our clients and staff members in an effort to constantly improve the service we provide.
Dedication: We are dedicated to our fellow staff members, clients, and community. We are dedicated to putting the needs of our patients above all else.
Excellence: We strive for excellence in everything we do. We take pride in our service and realize that every task, no matter how small, should be performed with the utmost of competence, confidence, and pride.
At Spring Valley Animal Hospital LLC, we treat your pets like the valued family members they are.
Dr. Megan Herbers
Columbia Veterinarian | Spring Valley Animal Hospital LLC | 803-788-8481
8913 Two Notch Road
Columbia, SC 29223
Dr. Herbers was born in St. Louis, Missouri before moving to the Chicago area when she was 8 years old. She did her undergraduate work in Marine Biology at the University of South Carolina (Go Gamecocks!) during which time she worked here at Spring Valley Animal Hospital as a technician under the guidance of Dr. Alexander. She then went of to complete veterinary school at St. George's University in Grenada. Her fourth year was completed at North Carolina State University during which time she completed externships at Sea World Orlando, Indianapolis Zoo, and the North Carolina Zoo. She has worked on sea turtles, dolphins, penguins, lions, cheetahs, and much more! After several years practicing emergency medicine she decided to put down roots and make the transition to owning her own hospital.
She lives with her husband, Stephen, and stepson, Ethan. They currently have a kitty named Moe that was adopted years ago here at Spring Valley Animal Hospital, her dog Winnie, whom she rescued from the streets of Grenada, and Mozzie, a Bernese Mountain Dog, that can usually be found snoozing in the hospital.
Doreen is originally from Brick, N.J. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Ursinus College in Collegeville, PA. She moved to Columbia in 1991 to attend the Master of Social Work program at the University of South Carolina. During that time she began working at Spring Valley Animal Hospital and loved it so much she has been here since April of 1992. She started as a receptionist while she completed her degree and gradually took on responsibilities as both technician and Practice Manager. It is was with much excitement and gratitude that she made the transition to ownership in 2016.
She enjoys yoga, travel and spending time with her family. She is happiest at home and spending time with family. Her daughter, Kayla grew up here in the hospital and currently resides in Rock Hill, SC. She recently married her husband, Brad, in September of 2017. Her four legged family includes her Golden Retriever, Harvey, and her kitty, Peeps, and the newest addition is a mixed breed named Miss Frizzle. Harvey is the real king of the hospital and probably should have his own bio!!
Dr. Gardner joined the SVAH family in December of 2020. She brings with her 17 years of experience in veterinary medicine as well as certification in Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine.
Melinda is originally from Georgia, but has lived in Columbia for Most of her life. She loves working at Spring Valley Animal Hospital and have been here since 1999. She loves spending time with her bird (Chevy) and her kitties, Sissy, Purrl, Jr., and Minxie. She loves to travel and spends a lot of time in the mountains.
Sue is our resident 'Grandma' to staff, clients, and patients. Originally from Long Island, NY she moved to SC to be closer to her son and his family. She is never without a kind word whether she is speaking on the phone or checking out a client and is loved by all.
Shannon is a native of West Columbia and valued member of the SVAH team. When not taking care of patients, Shannon spends her time with her husband and two children making sure they get to all their activities. They also share their home with two dogs (Captain and Murray) and their kitty (Meowi).
Dallas started with SVAH as a kennel attendant and stepped up to learn duties as a receptionist and technician due to a staffing shortage. Her friendly demeanor and willingness to do anything makes her a valuable part of our team!
Breana is a native of Columbia. She came to SVAH to fulfill her passion to work with animals. When your fur baby is in her hands there is no doubt they will receive the utmost in love and care.
Kayla came to us while attending college and stayed with us after graduating and despite her full time job is still committed to the weekend care of our boarding patients. She is loving and very observant of the behaviors and needs of her charges.
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