Meet Our Team


  • doctor Megan Herbers
    Dr. Megan Herbers DVM
    Owner/Veterinarian

    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  2 kitties (Saki and Moe) that were 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.

  • staff Doreen Peters
    Doreen Peters
    Owner/Practice Manager

    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.  Harvey is the real king of the hospital and probably should have his own bio!!

  • staff Melinda Hydrick
    Melinda Hydrick
    Receptionist

    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, Sissu and Purrl. She loves  to travel and spends a lot of time in the mountains. 

  • staff Sue Mueller
    Sue Mueller
    Receptionist

    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 Crowley
    Lead Technician

    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).

  • Breana Boyer
    Technician

    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.

  • Dallas Prince
    Technician/Reception/Kennel Attendant

    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!

  • Kayla Jordan
    Kennel Attendant

    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.

  • Sarah Pierce
    Kennel Attendant

    Sarah came Columbia from Fort Mill to attend college.  She has a passion for your pets and takes excellent care of all that are left in her charge.  She also makes sure the hospital is cleaned and disinfected each evening!

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Office Hours

Monday

8:00am

7:00pm

Tuesday

8:00am

6:00pm

Wednesday

8:00am

6:00pm

Thursday

8:00am

7:00pm

Friday

8:00am

5:00pm

Saturday

8:30am

1:00pm

Sunday

Closed

Closed

Monday
8:00am 7:00pm
Tuesday
8:00am 6:00pm
Wednesday
8:00am 6:00pm
Thursday
8:00am 7:00pm
Friday
8:00am 5:00pm
Saturday
8:30am 1:00pm
Sunday
Closed Closed

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