Doctors

Dr. Jamie Carter

Favorite Color:
Blue

Favorite Horse Discipline:
Horse Racing

Favorite Thing:
Hunting and Coaching Baseball

Dr. Jamie Carter

Dr. Carter is a native of South Carolina, raised on a small Quarter Horse and Thoroughbred racing farm in Bamberg County. He is a member of AQHA and actively pursues racing Thoroughbreds and pleasure riding as hobbies. His undergraduate education was in animal science at Clemson University, post graduation he worked on advanced studies in equine reproduction. Additionally, he taught reproductive palpitation labs and collegiate equine science classes before being enrolled in veterinary school at Tuskegee University in Alabama. During veterinary school, he worked with Dr. David Harrington in Pelham, Alabama in a racetrack, surgical, and performance horse practice. Then, for 3 years, he worked with Dr. Keith Merritt in Wauconda, IL in an advanced diagnostic performance horse practice with surgery, nuclear medicine, and state of the art equipment. In 2002, he started Equine Service as an ambulatory practice that quickly sprang to a three veterinary practice with an emphasis on sports medicine and diagnostics. The hospital was completed and the practice now has four veterinarians and a full staff. In his private life he enjoys riding horses, hunting, working on his farm, and most of all spending time with his wife, Nancy, and their three children, Ciera, Austin, and Lane. They all enjoy the outdoors and life on their eighty acre farm in northern Aiken County.

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Dr. Tom Stinner

Favorite Color:
Blue

Favorite Horse Discipline:
Reining

Favorite Thing:
Going to the Gym

Dr. Tom Stinner

Dr. Stinner grew up in Allentown, Pennsylvania, there he began riding pleasure horses at the age of ten and for 25 years he rode and competed reining horses all over the region. He received a BS in Animal Bio Science from Penn State and then moved to Knoxville where he attended veterinary school at the University of Tennessee. He graduated from veterinary school in 1992, with an interest in equine medicine and surgery. Tom began his career in Texas with Dr. Alan Donnell, a renowned western performance horse veterinarian. Dr. Stinner also worked in a surgical practice with boarded surgeon Dr. Paul Dean performing many surgeries, honing his skills to become a well rounded equine veterinarian. In 1995, Tom moved to Aiken and began his equine ambulatory practice. He has primary interests in lameness, sports medicine, and diagnostic imaging. His practice consists of multiple disciplines including hunter/jumpers, race horse stables, and western performance horses. He is also a member of AVMA, AAEP, and ISELP.

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Dr. Dee Whelchel

Favorite Color:
Dark Blue

Favorite Horse Discipline:
Jumpers

Favorite Thing:
Her Dog, Murphy

Dr. Dee Whelchel

Dr. Whelchel is a board certified large animal internal medicine specialist. Dr. Whelchel grew up in Atlanta, Georgia where she rode horses and competed in regional hunter jumper shows throughout high school and college. In 1999, she graduated with a bachelors of Science in biology from Emory University followed by a masters degree in physiology from the University of Georgia in 2003. Four years later, Dr. Whelchel earned her DVM from the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine. The following year, she completed an internship in Large Animal Medicine and Surgery at Texas A&M University followed by a 3-year residency in Large Animal Internal Medicine at the University of Georgia. Her specialty training focuses on equine gastrointestinal, liver, renal, cardiac, respiratory, endocrine and neurologic diseases as well as neonatal medicine. After finishing her residency, she spent a year in an ambulatory equine practice in Camden, South Carolina. Dr. Whelchel is a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine as well as a member of AAEP and AVMA. Her past time hobbies include riding her horse, road biking and hiking.

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Dr. Rebekah Brady

Favorite Color:
Orange

Favorite Horse Discipline:
Barrel Racing

Favorite Thing:
Birthday Cake

Dr. Rebekah Brady

Dr. Brady grew up in Belton, South Carolina where she began riding horses at the age of fourteen. She worked at an Arabian Horse Ranch in her hometown while in college. Dr. Brady earned a bachelor's degree in Animal and Veterinary Science from Clemson University. She attended Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine and graduated with a doctorate in veterinary medicine in 2012. She accepted an internship position at Southern Equine Service for 2012-2013. As an associate veterinarian, Rebekah provides our Integrative Care, including Chiropractic and Acupuncture services; other career interests include lameness evaluation and ambulatory medicine. Rebekah enjoys photography in her spare time. Dr. Brady is a member of the AAEP, AVMA, and IVCA.

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Dr. Rachel Beetz

Favorite Color:
Purple

Favorite Horse Discipline:
Western Performance

Favorite Thing:
Working with her Paint Filly

Dr. Rachel Beetz

Dr. Beetz grew up in Sunman, Indiana on her family's farm. She helped raise cattle, row crops, hay, and horses. She was active in 4-H as well as raising and showing Paint horses. She earned her Bachelor's degree in Animal Science, Equine Production from the University of Kentucky in 2006. While in Lexington she worked extensively in the equine industry at Thoroughbred sales, stud farms, and Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital. She attended veterinary school at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana and graduated with her doctorate in 2012. Dr. Beetz is one of two interns at Southern Equine Service for 2013-2014. Her career interests include sports medicine, reproduction, and general wellness. In her free time she enjoys riding her Paint horse as well as working on the family farm. Dr. Beetz is a member of the AAEP, AVMA, and SCAV.

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Dr. Portia DeLoache

Favorite Color:
Black

Favorite Horse Discipline:
Trail Riding

Favorite Thing:
Spending time with her brothers

Dr. Portia DeLoache

Dr. DeLoache grew up in Aiken, South Carolina with her two younger brothers. She had always wanted to be a veterinarian, and grew up with a variety of pets as a child. In her high school years, she got her first horse; a big bay gelding named Whiskey who helped her develop an interest in working with horses. She earned her Bachelor's degree in Animal and Veterinary Sciences at Clemson University in 2009. While in school, she was able to work with several veterinarians, including the doctors at SES, and gain a broad range of experience in several practice types. She graduated with her doctorate in veterinary medicine from Kansas State University in 2013 and is now an intern veterinarian. She has a special interest in equine lameness, podiatry, and behavior. In her free time, she enjoys going trail riding, reading, and baking. Dr. DeLoache is a member of AAEP, AVMA, and SCAV.

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Office Hours: 9am-5pm Monday thru Friday

Emergency Hours: 24 hours 7 days a week (803) 644-1544 ext. 1 to get doctor on call's cell #

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