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Meet the Seneca Animal Hospital Team of:


Veterinarian in Seneca, SC Mark L 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. 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: 17
Education: Morehead State University

Doctorate Veterinary Medicine:  Auburn University

Large Animal Veterinarian, South Carolina Forrest Axson, DVM

Dr. Forrest Axson was raised in Seneca, SC and completed his undergraduate studies at Clemson University in 2003. After earning his Bachelor's in Animal & Veterinary Science, he went on to Virginia Tech where he earned his Master's Degree in Animal & Poultry Science with his focus on Beef Cattle Reproduction in 2008.  Dr. Axson remained at Virginia Tech, where he received his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine in 2011. 

Upon graduating, he moved to Texas where he practiced mixed small animal and large farm animal medicine.  Dr. Axson quickly became leading veterinarian for the areas farm animals and ranch herds; consisting of Beef Cattle, Swines and Equines.  After Forrest Axson, DVM made his homecoming in 2012, he joined the Seneca Animal Hospital family and quickly earned his spot as the veterinarian of choice for Farm and Large Animals in Oconee County, SC.  He continues to practice small animal veterinary medicine in between his farm calls.

Years of Practice:  4
Clemson UniversityAnimal & Veterinary Sciences 
Virginia TechAnimal and Poultry Sciences, concentration Beef Cattle Reproduction
Doctorate Veterinary Medicine:  Virginia Tech

Shannon Majsztrik, DVM

Shannon Majsztrik, DVM

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. 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:  10
Doctorate Veterinary Medicine: University of Georgia

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Administration Team

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!  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: 5
Education: Associate's in Science

Veterinary Hospital Medical Director

Beth Smith, LVT

Director of Medical Operations
Licensed Veterinary 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. 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: 4
Education: Associate's in Science for Veterinary Technology

Large Animal Clinic Director 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. 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: 14
Education:  Associates in Science for Veterinary Technology

Veterinary Hospital 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. While at school he was a member on the varsity swim team and continues to be an avid outdoors man. His love for animals started with his family 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: 2
Virginia Tech,  Marketing Management

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Seneca Animal Hospital's Front Staff

Animal Adoption Specialist Ashley Qualls
Sr. Customer Service Specialist

Ashley has been a vital part of the SAH Team since 2011 assisting clients and continues leading through her example.  Ashley's dedication and passion comes by way of helping clients provide the best possible home and care for their animals.  She has overseen the adoption of countless animals receiving aide from the Jaymes & Daphne Fund!

Ashley's family includes her husband, Anthony, their son, Trey.  Their family also includes 4 dogs and 3 cats.  She has always been family oriented and focused on serving God.  Ashley loves her family, community, and all animals.  Her behavior definitely reflects her quote:
"Treat others as you want to be treated."  Luke 6:31

Years in Practice:  5
Education:  University of Phoenix; Associates in Health Administration

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Licensed Veterinary Technician's

Jessica Price, LVT
Licensed Veterinary Technician

Jessica was born and raised here in Seneca, SC. She is a graduate of Tri-County Technical College and received and Associate's degree in Veterinary Technology. She worked in a pet store for 7 years where her love for exotic animals began. She also went to an Exotic Animal Training School where she worked with large cats, an elephant, and small primates. She volunteered at Chestatee Wildlife Preserve for 5 years where she got more experience with exotic animals.

"I have always had lots of animals growing up and my parents tolerated several kinds of animals. I have a strong passion for anything scaley and furry! Therefore, Seneca Animal Hospital was the perfect fit for me. Dr. Moore is a very passionate Vet and willing to see any kind of pet."

Years in Practice: 4
Education: Associate's in Science for Veterinary Technology

Seneca SC Licensed Veterinary Technician Kallee Garrison, LVT
Licensed Veterinary Technician

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. 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: 3
Education: Associate's in Science for Veterinary Technology

Licensed Vet Tech Robyn SmithRobyn Smith, 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. 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: 3
Education: Associates in Applied Science for Veterinary Technology

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Vet Assistant's

Abby Haguewood
Veterinary Assistant

Abby moved here from Anderson, SC 12 years ago. She is a recent graduate of Seneca High School and is now attending Tri-County Technical College in the vet- tech program.

Years in Practice: 3
Education: Studying Veterinary Technology

Veterinary Assistant Bre Ciochetti
Veterinary Assistant

Bre came to Seneca Animal Hospital from Moncks Corner, SC and currently studying for a degree in Animal and Veterinary Science. Her concentration is Pre-Veterinary Medicine. After graduation, she aspires to attain her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Georgia. Becoming a mixed animal veterinarian in South Carolina keeps her focused!

Bre has been active her entire life with large and small animals. Most of her childhood focused on showing horses with the American Quarter Horse Association. From her experience as a youth and continued dedication, she earned a position on the Clemson University Equestrian Team! Her ideal afternoon would "be trailriding horseback throughout the Appalachian Mountains!"

Years in Practice: 1
Education: Clemson University  Animal and Veterinary Science, Concentration in Pre-Veterinary Medicine

Veterinary Assistant Katie Hudson
Veterinary Assistant

Katie was born and raised in Seneca, SC, proudly calls Oconee County her home, and a graduate of West Oak High School. While at West Oak, Katie was an active participant with the FFA, which helped her realize her desire to earn a degree in Agricultural Education. Currently, Katie is enrolled at Tri-County Tech and plans to transfer to Clemson University or another program with a strong agricultural program.

Katie is very involved at Davis Farms in Iva, SC helping with their beef cattle show team. In addition to showing cattle, she also shows horses with the American Quarter Horse Association. Katie enjoys the adventurous outdoors side of life.  "I hope to promote agriculture to our South Carolina youth by becoming an extension agent."

Years in Practice: 1
Education: Tri-County Technical College Focus in Agricultural Education

Kamryn Dyches
Veterinary Assistant

Kamryn was born and raised in Pickens, SC, and has always had a passion for all living things, big and small.  Her animal handling skills have continued to develop with her dog, 2 cats, 2 geckos, and 3 chickens.  She has successfully raised and released quail flocks as well.  Kamryn enjoy working with the wonderful doctors and staff at SAH, but mostly appreciates building trusting relationships with the patients that come through our doors.

Kamryn works in many capacities for Seneca Animal Hospital.  She can be found administering treatments, working with appointments or surgeries, and on farm calls!

Years in Practice: 1
Education: Tri-County Technical College Applied Science

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Certified Groomer

Pet Stylist Jessica Williams
Certified Professional Groomer

Jessica was born and raised in Seneca, SC. She has been working at the clinic in various positions over the last couple of years. In May of 2015 she graduated from the Southern Institute of Pet Grooming with a certificate in Professional Pet Styling. Jessica trained under Master Certified Groomer Debbie Beckwith. She is currently enrolled through Penn Foster Online to complete her degree in Veterinary Technology. When not grooming here at SAH, you will find her at her family farm that hosts a menagerie of creatures great and small.

Years in Practice:  2
Certifications:  Professional Pet Styling
Education:  Penn Foster; Studying Veterinary Technology

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Kennel Technician's

Ashley Cohane
Kennel Supervisor

Ashley grew up in New York and is excited about living in the south.  She found SAH because she has a passion to work with and around animals. She got her bachelor's degree in psychology while in NY. In her short time here at Seneca Animal Hospital, she has been able to accomplish a lot for the clinic, the boarding animals, and herself.  She started as a part-time kennel assistant and recently got promoted to Kennel Supervisor.   As supervisor she is responsible for the care given to all animals boarding with SAH. We board birds, dogs, and cats on a regular basis, and have occasional reptiles and other exotic animals stay with us.

"Making a difference by improving the care of animals at Seneca Animal Hospital is extremely rewarding for me, but more importantly, beneficial to our overnight guest!" 

Years in Practice: 1
Education: Bachelor's degree in 

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