Meet Our Team

Mark Moore, DVM
Veterinarian, Owner

Dr. Mark Moore is the sole owner of Seneca Animal Hospital. He grew up on a farm in a small town in Southeastern Kentucky where his family raised goats and operated a small logging and lumber business.

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He did his undergraduate studies at Morehead State University in Kentucky and received his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Auburn University in 1997. Dr. Moore opened SAH in 2001 and moved it to our current location in 2008. He has held five different positions on the executive board for the South Carolina Association of Veterinarians, including president, and is currently the alternate delegate for South Carolina to the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA). He also serves on the Advisory Committee to the Veterinary Technician Program at Tri-County Technical College (TCTC) and is Chairman of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) at TCTC. Dr. Moore is passionate about making sure SAH keeps up with latest diagnostics and treatments and making them available to our clients. He is one of few veterinarians in the area that can and will provide care for all animals; canine, feline, exotic, avian, reptile, equine, bovine, and the list goes on.


The Moore family has had a variety of animal family members over the years, including many cats, dogs, and a chameleon. When not busy with clinic, Dr. Moore enjoys catching frogs, toads, and lightening bugs with his two children, fishing and other outdoor activities, Crossfit, and, more recently, learning the art of longbow archery. He is an active member and teacher at the Seneca Church of Christ and participates in annual mission campaigns. The last several mission trips lead Dr. Moore to India and Panama. While in Panama, he led a veterinary team to instruct the cattle ranchers on vaccination, deworming and illness prevention protocols.

Years of Practice
20 years

Education
Morehead State University

Doctorate Veterinary Medicine
Auburn University

Shannon Majsztrik, DVM
Veterinarian

Dr. Shannon Majsztrik (pronounced mice-trick) received her DVM in 2005 at the University of Georgia. She completed a one year small animal medicine and surgery internship in Washington, DC in 2006.

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Since then she has worked in small animal general practice and emergency medicine in Maryland until her recent move to South Carolina when her husband accepted a job at Clemson University. For over 20 years, Dr. Majsztrik has worked in the veterinary field. She has varied experience including emergency medicine and management of intensive care cases, surgical research with published works in the subjects of urinary incontinence and minimally invasive surgery, and general practice medicine. Her special interests include internal medicine, infectious diseases, ultrasound, pain management and wellness care.


Dr. Majsztrik resides in Anderson, SC with her husband, 3 children, 1 dog and 3 cats. Outside of veterinary medicine, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, scuba diving, swimming, exploring nature, reading and playing tennis. She is looking forward to meeting you and your canine and feline family members!

Years of Practice
12 years

Doctorate Veterinary Medicine
University of Georgia

Matthew Bennett, DVM
Veterinarian

Dr. Matthew Bennett received his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine in 2014 from the University of Georgia after having received his undergraduate degree from Clemson University majoring in Animal Veterinary Sciences. Dr. Bennett started his veterinary career in 2006 and has treated a wide variety of species since this time. Dr. Bennett chose to join the SAH family in August of 2018, because of Seneca Animal Hospital’s mission to provide the highest quality healthcare for your family.

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Matt Bennett, DVM is Seneca Animal Hospital’s newest veterinarian on staff!

Dr. Bennett grew up in Walhalla and is excited about being back in the Golden Corner of Oconee County. Dr. Bennett and his wife have 2 dogs, a cat, and 2 guinea pigs. They love playing chase and fetch with their two dogs, Badger and Renly. If you haven’t met Dr. Bennett, please be sure to stop by and introduce yourself!

Started Practicing
2014

Undergraduate:
Clemson University, Animal Veterinary Sciences

Doctorate Veterinary Medicine
University of Georgia

Paul Black, DMV
Veterinarian

Dr. Paul Black was born in Morristown, NJ before moving to Rochester. NY at age 13. He attended Cornell University where he received his Bachelors in Agriculture & Life Sciences. He graduated from the College of Veterinary Medicine with his DMV in 1982. Dr. Black held the position of President & CEO of MVA (Monroe Veterinary Associates) from 1996 to his retirement in 2016.

After two enjoyable years of retirement in Salem, SC, Dr. Black is excited to return to the field and assist pet owners in helping their pets live longer, healthier lives.

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Dr. Paul Black joined our team in January 2019. He moved to Salem, SC in 2016. His professional interests are in the areas of canine & feline internal medicine, wellness care and gerontology, dentistry and oral surgery as well as general surgery. In his spare time Dr. Black enjoys gardening, visiting national parks, hiking with his wife and dogs, and anything that involves being in the outdoors.

Dr. Black has 3 adult children and 4 grandchildren. He has two dogs (Josie Belle & Ellie Mae) and one cat named buster, who runs the household.

Cyndi Carrizales
Executive Director

Cyndi came to SAH in April of 2010 with 7 years previous experience from a clinic outside of Chicago. She was born and raised in the south and ventured away after graduating from Georgia State University. While in Atlanta, she became an avid Georgia Tech fan!

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We can most likely blame her husband, who’s a GT Alum. Cyndi finally returned to the south and they made South Carolina their home in December of 2007. Cyndi has a deep love and affection for all kinds of animals since childhood. ‘I enjoy working at SAH because of the deep commitment to quality care for each animal. My goal is to make everyone know that we are the best animal hospital in the area with top quality caring staff.

Years in Practice
7 years

Education
Associate’s in Science

Megan Whitman
Director of Administration

Megan was born in Greenville, SC and loves the Upstate! She moved to Oconee County in 2008 to study Veterinary Technology at Tri-County Technical College.

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Upon graduating and earning her Associate’s in Veterinary Technology, she worked with a couple of veterinary clinics in North Georgia and South Carolina’s Upstate before finding a home at Seneca Animal Hospital. Megan has over 14 years of experience working in the Veterinary field. She definitely found her true calling. When she’s not at the hospital working with owners, patients and/or staff, she will be found working on her small farm and rehabilitating wildlife. Megan actively participated in wildlife rehabilitation for many years and helped release several animal species. She believes all animals deserve this second opportunity, but only her family will put a larger smile on her face than and deer remain her favorite.

Years in Practice
6 years

Education
Associates in Science for Veterinary Technology

Kallee Garrison, LVT
Director of Medical Services

Kallee has always lived in this area. She is a graduate from the Veterinary Technology department at Tri-County Technical College. She started out working in the kennels part time while in school then completed her externship here.

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She was then promoted to Veterinary assistant and chose to stay not only for the experience but for the quality of care and kindness shown by Dr. Moore and the staff. ‘I have always wanted to work with animals, especially cats! I have had cats all my life and really enjoy them. It brings me so much joy to be able to work with animals and provide them with care.’

Years in Practice
6 years

Education
Associate’s in Science for Veterinary Technology

Rand Cournow
Director of Public Contact

Rand was born in GA, raised in VA, and has lived throughout the Southeastern United States. He earned a marketing management degree at Virginia Tech. He started at Seneca Animal Hospital as a kennel technician and also served as part of the front office staff, veterinarian assistant, and client coordinator.

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Since moving to the Seneca area, he has been able to hike, swim, climb and explore the Golden Corner’s beautiful and scenic outdoors. His love for animals started with his childhood cat Tiger. Since then his late dog, Captain Shadow Lee, taught him that there was a need for educating pet owners for optimal care of their pets. He joined our team in 2013 and has moved up through the practice to become our Director of Public Contact. ‘My zest for life is knowing your family member receives the best veterinary care known to man!’

Years in Practice
4 years

Education
Virginia Tech, Marketing Management

Tracy Krebser
Client Coordinator

Tracy was raised in the outskirts of Burlington, VT and moved to the Golden Corner in 2015. She has been training animals since she was able to halter horses, and completed canine training certification in 2003 along with Veterinary Technician Assistant at Penn Foster Career School.

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Tracy is the proud mother of 6 cats, 1 dog, a husband. Rock collecting and crafting keep her busy while not working!

Years in Practice
2

Education
Penn Foster Veterinary Technology

Michelle Bush
Customer Service Specialist

Michelle was raised in Pendleton, South Carolina. She moved to Fair Play 20 years ago. She joined Seneca Animal Hospital in 2015 with over 10 years experience in customer service management. She has 4 cats, 1 dog and a bunny. In her spare time she enjoys listening to music and spending time with her family. Michelle enjoys working and making a difference in human and animal lives.

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Michelle is part of our customer service specialist team. She is great with people and has a kind heart. Michelle’s favorite part of working at a veterinary clinic is being able to help clients by providing the best care for their animals.

Years In Practice
2

Beverly Hankins
Customer Service Specialist

Beverly grew up in Anderson, SC. She went to T.C. Williams High School. Beverly has owner all different types of animals, from dogs, cats, horses, cows, fish, hamster, etc! Her favorite part about working in a veterinary clinic is getting to be around the animals. She loves to spend her spare time with her children and grandchildren.

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Beverly’s favorite animal related movie is Homeward Bound. She has been working with SAH since April, 2018. Beverly is excited to be apart of our team and enjoys being able to interact with clients and their pets. She takes great pride in her work and goes by the motto ‘Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.’.

Years In Practice
4 Months

Education
T.C. Williams High School

Kristie Payne

Customer Service Specialist

Kristie started at Seneca animal hospital in June, 2019. She grew up in Oconee, South Carolina and has lived here all her life. Her favorite sport to play is catch with her dog.

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Kristie loves animals, but also likes to bake and cook! She enjoys spending time with her family and pets. Her favorite part about working at Seneca Animal Hospital is getting to help clients and their pets get the best vet care around.

Maddie Pickett
Customer Service Specialist

Maddie grew up in Gilbert, South Carolina. She has been in the veterinary medicine field since January 2018. She joined Seneca Animal Hospital in March, 2019. She graduated from Midlands Technical College with an associates in Arts.

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Maddie loves horse racing, it’s her favorite animal sport! She owns a cat named Lunnie-Mae and a beagle named minnow. Her favorite hobby is fishing, she loves the outdoors. The best part of her working at Seneca Animal Hospital is she gets to help sick pets become well. Her life quote is “Always strive to make the most of everyday and learn something new every day”.

Beth Smith
Lab Technician

Beth was born in Knoxville TN and has lived in the ‘Golden Corner’ area for 16 years. After her 3 children were enrolled in school she realized her job as a stay at home mommy was over, so she decided to go to school.

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Her decision to pursue a career in animal healthcare was no surprise to her supportive family. Beth graduated from Tri-County Technical College with an associate’s degree in Veterinary Technology. She has been licensed since graduation and keeps Seneca Animal Hospital current with the best practices in veterinary medicine. ‘Growing up in TN, I could sit on my great granny’s porch at night and hear the lions at Knoxville Zoo roar. I knew then I wanted to be around animals everyday.’

Years in Practice
6 years

Education
Associate’s in Science for Veterinary Technology

Robyn Burkett, LVT
Licensed Veterinary Technician

Robyn was born in Greenville, SC but has lived in Anderson for 12 years. She came to us because she feels the staff truly loves helping animals and the compassionate care provided is unrivaled by any other.

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She is the proud owner of 6 lovely kitties and says she has always had a special bond with cats. She graduated from the Veterinary Technician Program at Tri-County Technical College in 2013. ‘Helping provide care to better the life of someone else’s animal has always been my passion in life.’

Years in Practice
4 years

Education
Associates in Applied Science for Veterinary Technology

Abby Haguewood, LVT
Licensed Veterinary Technician

Abby moved here from Anderson, SC 12 years ago. She is a graduate of Seneca High School and graduated from Tri-County Technical College with an associates in Veterinary Technology. After graduation, Abby passed the state boards designating her as a Licensed Veterinary Technician.

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Years in Practice
6 years

Education
Tri-County Technical College, Licensed Veterinary Technician

Kailey Mount, LVT
Licensed Veterinarian Technician

Kailey was raised in Six mile, SC. She graduated from Tri-County Tech with her Vet Tech degree. Kailey loves animals and dedicating her life to them. They have made her a better human; they taught her love, patience, loyalty & beauty.

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Kailey joined our team in April 2016. She has 3 dogs, 2 cats and a bearded dragon. Kailey loves to spend her free time with her baby boy and husband.

Bre Ciochetti
Veterinary Assistant

Bre came to Seneca Animal Hospital from Moncks Corner, SC. She graduated from Clemson with a Bachelors in Science for Animal and Veterinary Science, concentration Pre-Veterinary Medicine. Since graduation, she has continued her journey to Veterinarian by studying for her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Georgia. from the University of Georgia. Becoming a mixed animal veterinarian in South Carolina keeps her focused!

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Bre has been involved and working with large and small animals for most of her life. She focused on showing horses with the American Quarter Horse Association. Through her experience and dedication, she earned a position on the Clemson University Equestrian Team! Her ideal afternoon would ‘be trail riding horseback throughout the Appalachian Mountains!’

Years in Practice
3 years

Education
Clemson University Animal and Veterinary Science, Concentration in Pre-Veterinary Medicine

Jessica Bolin
Veterinary Assistant

Jessica was raised in York, SC. She graduated from Clemson University with a bachelors in Animal & Pre-Veterinary Science in 2017.

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Jessica has been working at Seneca Animal Hospital since April 2017. She has two dogs and a rabbit. Her favorite hobby is reading and enjoys spending time with her animals. Her favorite part about working in this field is being able to help animals but her favorites are dogs and cows.

Her life motto is learning & growing everyday.

Erin Chastain
Veterinary Assistant

In July 2018, Erin came to work at Seneca Animal Hospital. She started her career in the animal field during January 2017. She is currently attending Tri County Tech. Erin was raised in Easley, SC.

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Erin’s favorite hobby is anything with horses. She enjoys barrel racing and hiking with her dogs in her spare time. Erin has owned dogs, horses, rabbits, hamsters and ducks. Her favorite thing about working at Seneca Animal Hospital is farm calls, surgery days and being around all the animals. Her life quote is ‘You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem and smarter than you think.’

Natalie Hudson
Veterinary Assistant

Natalie started her career working with animals in 2016. She joined our team in August 2018 and is excited to see what we have to offer her. She grew up in Loganville, GA. Her favorite hobby is drawing with her animals.

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Natalie has owned a ball python, chinchilla and a american staffordshire terrier. She loves being able to help animals and make a difference in their lives.

Kayla Whitman
Large Animal Lead

Kayla was raised in Walhalla, SC. She graduated from Walhalla High School. She enjoys horseback riding and the rodeo! She owns horses, cats, dogs and goats. Her favorite part of veterinary clinics is meeting new people and seeing new animals.

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Kayla joined our practice in June 2018. She is an asset to our large animal team and we are happy to have here! Her life quote is ‘Courage is being scared to death but saddling up anyway’.

Years in Practice
5 months

Sam King
Inventory Technician

Sam has worked at Seneca Animal Hospital since November of 2014. She has worked in several areas of the clinic and is an asset to our team. Sam was raised in Illinois. Her favorite hobby is whippet racing!

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Sam is an amateur whippet racer and enjoys training her whippets in her spare time. She has owned dogs, cats, pigs, goats, mice and degu’s. She life goal is to help animals get better and live a happy life.

Shayla Ham
Veterinary Assistant

Shayla is from Booneville, MS. She went to Northes MS Community College. Her favorite thing about working at Seneca Animal Hospital is being able to care for sick animals. She loves living in South Carolina and relaxing on the water.

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Shayla has a dog, cat and a hamster. She enjoys all types of animals and is very passionate about the field. Her favorite thing to do with her dog is play fetch. Her life quote is “It’s all going to work out one way or another.”

Ashley Hearl
Boarding Manager

Ashley grew up in New York and moved to South Carolina in 2014. She found SAH because she has always had a passion to work with and around animals. Even though her background was in Psychology, she realized her true calling was to work with animals, so she made the switch! The animal field gives her so much fulfillment and happiness.

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She started as a part-time boarding attendant. She was promoted to Boarding Supervisor after 1 year in the practice. As supervisor she is responsible for the care given to all boarding guests at SAH. We board birds, dogs, and cats on a regular basis, and have occasional reptiles and other exotic animals stay with us. Ashley is excited about expanding our boarding services and wants all boarding guests to have the best experience possible while staying with us.

Years in Practice
4 years

Education
Bachelors of Science in Psychology

Jessica Scott
Boarding Supervisor

Jessica was raised in Easley, South Carolina. She has been in the field of veterinary medicine since 2007. She has several degrees including, fire science, culinary, criminal justice and veterinary assistant. Her favorite part about working at Seneca Animal Hospital is working alongside her co-workers and with animals.

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Jessica loves to spend her spare time fishing, hunting and spending time with her kids. She has two dogs, Reba and Jojo, two cats, Curry & Marshmallow and two guinea pigs, Kiki and Lulu. Jessica’s life quote is “The better I get to know men, the more I find myself loving dogs”

Kassi Arnette
Boarding Attendant

Kassi was raised in Dillon, SC. She moved here to attend Clemson University to study animal science. She hopes to become a certified veterinary technician one day. Kassi is a huge animal lover, she has a shih tzu/poodle mix. She loves the outdoors and enjoys playing frisbee with her dog.

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Kassi recently joined our team as a boarding attendant. Her previous experience with animals has helped her fit right in. She enjoys being able to care for and spend time with our boarders. Her favorite thing about be able to work in a veterinary clinic is helping the animals.

Years In Practice
3 months

Education
Dillon High School Graduate
Clemson University – Attending

Mckenzie Coker
Boarding Attendant

Mckenzie grew up in Seneca, South Carolina. She graduated from West Oak High School. Mckenzie has been with Seneca Animal Hospital since April 2019. Mckenzie is a very creative person and enjoys making art.

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Mckenzie has two dogs, Ollie and Bella, she loves them dearly. She enjoys being around animals and caring for them. Mckenzie’s favorite part about working at Seneca Animal Hospital is being able to bond with our boarders and make them feel like they are loved and at home.

Tinsley Gilmer
Boarding Attendant

Tinsley grew up in Seneca, South Carolina. She began shadowing the veterinary technician job in high school and loves it! She started working at Seneca Animal Hospital in May 2019. She has a big passion for animals and hopes to one day graduate and become a veterinary technician herself.

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Tinsley has 3 dogs (Peanut, Fudge & Hank), 3 cats (Otis, Angus & Newton) and an iguana named Henry. She loves meeting all types of animals and caring for them. Her favorite thing to do when she isn’t working is reading. Her life quote is “People are like glow sticks, sometimes you have to break before you can glow”.

Shelley Sims
Boarding Attendant

Shelley moved to South Carolina from Maryland. She loves animals and even has her own farm. Shelley has been in the veterinary field for a long time now, she’s worked as a receptionist, assistant, technician and boarding attendant.

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Animals are Shelley’s passion and she has plenty of her own. Shelley’s favorite part about working with Seneca Animal Hospital is getting to spend time with the guests and provide excellent care. Her life quote is “Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened”.

Heather Lee

Professional Pet Stylist

Heather started working at Seneca Animal Hospital in the beginning of 2019. She studied at the PetSmart grooming academy and graduated in 2012. All together she has over 10 years grooming experience.

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Heather had a passion for grooming and animals. He has dogs and cats and loves spending time with them. Her favorite hobby is crafting, she is very resourceful. Her life quote is “Do your best or die trying”