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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. She has been practicing small animal medicine and surgery for 9 years in Greenville, SC and will be join us in February 2018.

Dr. Culbertson and her husband Marty Jacks live in Gray Court with their two children.


Patrick Mornane, BVScDr. Patrick Mornane

Dr. Patrick Mornane has been an active veterinarian for over 40 years.  He is a 1967 graduate of the University of Melbourne in Australia.

After doing mixed practice and equine work, Dr. Mornane moved to Darwin, Australia in 1972 and established a large multidoctor practice which serviced the Top End of the Northern Territory. When he began his practice, the nearest private practice was 1000 miles to the south in Alice Springs and 1000 miles to the southeast in Mt Isa.  Referral institutions being over 2500 miles away, a natural self-reliance developed and he gained expertise in a wide variety of surgical and medical procedures.

In 1992 Dr. Mornane sold his practice in Darwin and completed a post graduate course at the Animal Medical Center in Manhattan, then was selected as the Charlie Bild VIP at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine where he stayed for 6 months before taking over a practice in Miami, Florida.

In addition, he  also opened two satellite practices in Miami Beach and Pinecrest and pursued an interest in advanced canine reproductive techniques including cryopreservation of canine semen.

Early in 2010, Dr. Mornane sold the last of his practices in Florida and  moved to the Upstate of South Carolina where he remains active in private practice.


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