Welcome To
Dogwood Animal Hospital
Barnwell, SC
(803) 259-5606

Dogwood Animal Hospital is a full-service animal hospital and welcomes both emergency treatment cases as well as pet patients in need of routine preventative wellness, medical, surgical, and dental care. Dr. Shannan Miller has years of experience treating serious veterinary conditions. Beyond first-rate pet care, we make our hospital comfortable, so you and your pet can relax in the waiting room.

We are happy to offer a number of resources that enable you to learn how to take better care of your pets. Please feel free to browse our site, particularly the informational articles and videos found in the Veterinary Topics at the top of the web page. 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) 259-5606 or email us and we'll promptly get back to you. Our veterinary office is very easy to get to -- just check out the map below! We also welcome you to subscribe to our newsletter.

At Dogwood Animal Hospital, we treat your pets like the valued family members they are.


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Dr. Shannan Miller
Dogwood Animal Hospital | (803) 259-5606

3015 SC Highway 70
Barnwell, SC 29812

Meet Our Team

Learn Who We Are

  • Dr.
    Shannan Miller
    Veterinarian
    Dr. Miller was raised in Estill, a small town in the low country of South Carolina. She grew up with a family that always had animals around the house, mostly dogs and horses, a few snakes (my brother’s), chickens and field mice (don’t ask).

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  • Sarah Reuber
    Licensed Veterinary Technician

    Sarah attended Tri-County Technical College, where she received her Associate Degree in Veterinary Technology in May 2009. Sarah has been Dogwood Animal Hospital’s technician since February 2011.

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  • Annie Nipper
    Veterinary Assistant

    Annie grew up raising Spotted Saddle horses and did some barrel racing as a teen. She graduated with a BS in Business Management from USC Beaufort and now lives in Williston. Annie has been working at Dogwood Animal Hospital since August 2010.

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  • Mary Duxbury
    Client Care Specialist

    Mary has over 30 years of experience in the veterinary field. She joined our team in January 2012 and our customers have been singing her praises since day one! She loves to make people and their pets feel welcome and excited to visit our veterinary hospital. She has a soft spot for cats and kittens but also loves collies, especially the “Lassie” bloodline. Mary has numerous pets which include dogs, cats, rabbits, horses and birds. Mary is married to Herb and has a son, Tyler.

  • Jessica Deer
    Client Care Specialist

    Jessica joined Dogwood in 2015 as a volunteer.

Testimonials

Read What Our Clients Say

  • "Dr. Shannon Miller is AWESOME! She is very caring and compassionate. Her staff is very knowledgeable and professional. I recommend her to everyone!!!"
    Zandra O.
  • "We recently moved to Barnwell, and we highly recommend Dogwood Animal Hospital. Dr. Shannan Miller is the best! And the entire staff is very friendly and helpful. The facility is top notch. So grateful to have this practice in our community!"
    Paige P.
  • "Dr. Miller, and the rest of the staff, has been a blessing for my family. Thank you for your compassion, and care, that you give to the animals and our family."
    James H.
  • "I am so very happy to have Dr. Miller and her staff to depend on! I instantly felt at home as soon as we walked in the door - and so did my pup!"
    Emily H.

Featured Articles

Read about interesting topics

  • Arthritis

    The most common type of arthritis is osteoarthritis which can be due to wear and tear on joints from over use, aging, injury, or from an unstable joint such as which occurs with a ruptured ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) in the knee. The chronic form of this disease is called degenerative joint disease ...

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  • Leptospirosis

    Leptospirosis is a serious, life-threatening disease caused by a spiral shaped bacteria. Dogs, cats, other animals and even people can be infected through exposure to urine, bite wounds, ingestion of infected flesh, or contact with contaminated soil, water and even bedding. Certain environmental conditions ...

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  • Dentistry

    Over 85% of dogs and cats have some type of periodontal disease. Periodontal disease simply means that the gums and bone that hold the teeth in place are being destroyed by oral bacteria. This preventable disease is the number one diagnosed disease in our pets, yet many animals suffer needlessly. Periodontal ...

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  • Feline Distemper

    Feline distemper or feline panleukopenia is a highly contagious viral disease of kittens and adult cats caused by the feline parvovirus. It is also called panleukopenia as it affects the bone marrow and causes low white blood cell counts. It is relatively common in unvaccinated cats and is often fatal, ...

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  • Bloat and Gastric Torsion

    Bloat and gastric torsion is a serious condition and your pet should be rushed to the emergency room if this occurs. Certain breeds of dogs with deep chests and narrow waists, such as hounds, bouvier des Flandres, or doberman pinschers are more susceptible to a syndrome of gastric torsion and bloat. This ...

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  • Tapeworms

    Tapeworms live in the digestive tracts of vertebrates as adults and often in the bodies of various animals as juveniles. In a tapeworm infection, adults absorb food predigested by the host, so the worms have no need for a digestive tract or a mouth. Large tapeworms are made almost entirely of reproductive ...

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  • Seizures

    Seizures are common in dogs, but more unusual in cats. Seizures are just symptoms which can occur with many kinds of diseases. They can happen because of diseases outside the brain or inside the brain. Low blood sugar that can happen with an overdose of insulin or with a tumor of the pancreas can cause ...

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  • Ruptured Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL)

    The rupture of the cruciate ligament is the most common knee injury in the dog. This injury has two common presentations. One is the young athletic dog playing roughly who acutely ruptures the ligament and is non-weight bearing on the affected hind leg. The second presentation is the older, overweight ...

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  • Luxating Patella

    Luxating patella is a condition where the kneecap (patella) moves out of its normal position. Luxating patella is one of the most common knee joint abnormalities of dogs, but it is only occasionally seen in cats. It may affect one or both of the knees. In some cases it moves (luxates) towards the inside ...

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  • Epilepsy

    Epilepsy (often referred to as a seizure disorder) is a chronic neurological condition characterized by recurrent unprovoked seizures. It is commonly controlled with medication, although surgical methods are used as well. Epileptic seizures are classified both by their patterns of activity in the brain ...

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Office Hours

Our Regular Schedule - Closed 12noon-2pm first Thursday of every month

Monday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Friday:

8:00 am-3:00 pm

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed