Santee Animal Hospital

Meet The Doctors

Our Doctors

Our Doctors

Kenneth Shuler, Jr is a graduate of the UGA School of Veterinary Medicine with his Bachelor and Masters degrees from Clemson University. He enjoys golfing, fishing, football, and managing wildlife on the family farm in Vance.

Heather Shuler is also a graduate of the UGA School of Veterinary Medicine with her Bachelor degree from Clemson University. She enjoys reading, football, and being with friends.

The doctors met while attending Clemson. They went on to veterinary school together and were married after freshman year. They spent the next three years in classes together, even being called upon by professors as a unit! They now enjoy working together and coaching youth sports together. They have two daughters, Savannah and Riley, which you may see around the office learning the ropes. One old Tennessee Walking Horse and three dogs, Marlin, Blue, and MacKensie round out the family.

Deborah Breland is a graduate of Tuskegee School of Veterinary Medicine with her Bachelor degree from Auburn University. She enjoys reading, antiquing, renovating her old home with her husband, who is also a TUSVM graduate, and spending time with their daughter. Dr. Breland enjoys not only seeing cats and dogs but she also sees pocket pets (hamsters, guinea pigs, mice, rats, and ferrets). At home she has two dogs, Hoss and Josie Kate along with 3 cats, Petunia, Pansy and Big Girl.

Santee Animal Hospital

Our Staff


I'm a wife and a mom first. I've worked in the veterinary field for over 20 years and am currently one of the receptionist here at SAH. I have 8 dogs and 1 cat at home that I love! I have always wanted to work with animals and have done so most of my life. I love and look forward to coming to work every day. Our Clients and patients are the best and we have an awesome team here.


Kennel and Vet Assistant

I'm a youth pastor, wife, and mom-to-be. I've worked in the veterinary field for two years now. I'm currently pursuing my veterinary technician degree while working and enjoying our family farm. At home we have a dog named Piper, two cats named Stella and Ollie, one cow named Otis, two goats named Bubbles and ButterCup, and two pigs named Rudder and Rose.


Vet Assistant and Customer service

I have wanted to work in the veterinary field since I can remember. I started on this path while in high school by getting my veterinary assistant credentials and by starting here as a kennel assistant. Now I work in all areas of the hospital. I'm planning to get my veterinary technician degree in the next few years and look forward to learning and growing with this team! At home I enjoy time with my dog, Vegas, and my cat, Nuggets. My favorite breed of dog is the Pitbull .


Kennel and Vet Assistant

I’m a mother of two, a son who’s 13 and a daughter that’s 7. Our family has 4 dogs, 2 cats, 5 sugar gliders, chickens and a rabbit. I love to hunt and fish on my down time! I was a certified professional groomer for 3 years. Now I’m a kennel assistant for SAH and I love it! Getting to help alongside the Technicians and Veterinarians has been an awesome experience. I love to spend time with the animals and give quality service to our clients.


Vet Tech

I always wanted to be in the veterinary field so I took a veterinary assisting course at my Florida high school. I also started working as a kennel assistant and worked my way up to surgery technician. I never looked back! My fiancée and I moved to SC to start a Goat Dairy Farm. I spend my free time making soap and farmer's cheese on the farm with our dogs, cats, and around 80 various farm animals. My passion in the veterinary field is in educating people about the importance of spaying and neutering pets, pet obesity, and the importance of nail trims.


Licensed Vet Tech

I'm the lead Vet Tech and have been with SAH since 2011. I'm originally from California. After serving in the US Coast Guard for 8 years, I moved to SC. I graduated from Trident Technical College with a degree in Veterinary Technology in May 2010 and became a licensed technician in the state of SC in July 2011. I'm a local living in Eutawville with: my husband, 3 boys, dog Patty, 6 cats, and lots of chickens.


Customer Service

I've been with SAH as a receptionist since the summer of 2020. I love animals and helping people! I currently have 3 dogs: Teal, Bear, and Olive and 2 horses: Rio and Jimmy. My favorite dog breeds are labs, goldens, and Belgian Malinois. I'm a current student at USC Upstate studying to earn my BS in Criminal Justice. When I'm not at work, I'm finding positive ways to be an adrenaline junkie!