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Jacquelyn Holmes Burns, DVM

Chief, Dr. Burns, Fiddler and Comet

Dr. Jackie H. Burns is a native of Laurens.

She attended Laurens District High School and graduated cum laude with a B.S. in Biology from Wofford College in Spartanburg, South Carolina.  She received her D.V.M. from the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine in Athens, Georgia, where she was inducted into Phi Zeta, the Honor Society of Veterinary Medicine.

Dr. Burns is deeply committed to excellence in companion animal practice and is constantly studying and learning new approaches to patient care.  She aggressively pursues continuing education and completes roughly three times the state’s yearly requirement for continuing education credits.  She is a member of the AVMA, the SCAV and VIN.

Dr. Burns and her husband Tommy have a son and live on a small farm.  They have two dogs, including Dr. Burns’ beloved Robert Earl, a Jack Russell-Beagle mix, an ever-changing number of Robert Earl’s cat friends (great sports, all), Fiddler, the luckiest Appaloosa gelding in the world and his donkey pal Macy.

Dr. Burns is an audiophile and is passionate about all kinds of contemporary music, especially classic country and classic rock, and she enjoys going to concerts  She likes reading novels, short fiction and eloquent outdoorsy essays.  She enjoys all things outdoors, especially birding, hunting, fishing and bicycling.  She also collects mammalian skulls and license plates.

Dr. Burns is a published author and writes or has written newspaper columns, essays, veterinary industry articles, outdoors articles, novels and nonfiction books.  To view her blog, River of Muscadines: Wry Wit and Wisdom with a Southern Accent, click here.

Joy Culbertson, DVM


Dr. Joy Culbertson is a native of Laurens.  She graduated from Clemson University and earned her DVM from the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine.  Prior to joining us at Holmes Veterinary Hospital in February of 2018, Dr. Culbertson practiced small animal medicine and surgery for 9 years in Greenville, SC.

A former board of directors member for the Animal Emergency Clinic of Greenville, Dr. Culbertson is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the South Carolina Association of Veterinarians, the Greater Greenville Veterinary Medical Association, the Veterinary Hospital Managers Association and the Veterinary Information Network.  Additionally, she serves on the board of directors for the Laurens County Humane Society.

Dr. Culbertson and her husband Marty Jacks live in Gray Court with their two children.  Dr. Culbertson’s passion is spay-neuter.




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