Our caring and compassionate veterinary care team!

Meet Dr. Miller & her Team at Dogwood Animal Hospital in Barnwell! We’re pleased to provide exceptional veterinary care for your pets! To contact Dogwood you may download the Dogwood Animal Hospital App in your play store for FREE!  You can request an appointment,  prescription refills and earn loyalty points.  Or you may call us at 803-259-5606 to speak to one of our caring veterinary staff members! 

  • Dr.
    Shannan Miller
    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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  • Dr.
    Samantha Oswald

    Dr. Oswald was born and raised in Barnwell, SC.   She graduated from Barnwell High School in 2013 and was named Miss Warhorse.  She then went on to Clemson University and graduated in 2017 with a B.S. in Animal and Veterinary Science.  She continued her education at Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine, graduating in the top 10 of her class in 2021.

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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
    Veterinary Client Specialist

    Jessica Deer grew up in the local lowcountry area and joined Dogwood in 2015. She began as a volunteer but soon came to be a permanent employee. Jessica is very compassionate and dedicated to her position. She loves to knit, spend time with her horses, dogs and cats, as well as experiment with baking and canning.

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