Myrtle Beach Veterinarians

Caring for your small animal is no small feat. Our vets fully recognize that your pet is more than just an animal – and that he or she is a beloved member of your family. Just like any other family member, it is critical to provide your pet with complete surgical and medical care. Our Pet Doctor veterinarians strive to get your pet’s illnesses and injuries taken care of so they can get back to being entirely healthy again! The veterinarians on our staff are both devoted and knowledgeable, with seamless track records in animal recovery of all shapes and sizes. By combining our abundant years of practice with our immense love of animals, you can trust us to care for your small or large pets in a way that makes us unique from any other Myrtle Beach veterinarian.

Our Pet Doctor’s

Dr. Stephanie Fotorny
Veterinarian, Owner of the Pet Doctor
Dr. Fotorny was born and raised in upstate New York. In 2003, she received a Bachelors of Science from Clemson University, in 2007, a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Ross University, with finishing at the University of Georgia. She has extensive experience in both corporate and private practice, and shelter medicine. She has been practicing in the Myrtle Beach area since 2007. Dr. Fotorny currently has one English bulldog named Fletcher who is the CEO in training, and his side kick assistant Fredrick the French Bulldog.
Dr. Heather Caplan
Veterinarian, Owner of Grand Strand Equine
Heather Caplan was born in Miami Beach, Florida and lived in South Florida until she and her family moved to Toms River, New Jersey when she was a freshman in high school. While living in New Jersey Heather began working at Walnridge Farm, a standardbred breeding facility and veterinary hospital. She completed her undergraduate studies at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida. Upon completion of her undergraduate degree in Biology she attended Drexel University in Philadelphia graduating with a Masters in Laboratory Animal Medicine. Heather was then accepted to veterinary school at the University of Florida. In her free time Heather enjoys running, biking, crossfit, watching college sports and reading. She has competed in several triathlons and completed two marathons. Dr. Heather is married to Daniel Brass and they recently had twins Jackson and Lillian. She also has a white dog named Velo that sometimes rides along.

Veterinary Hospital Staff

Office Administrator

Lorraine grew up in the Bronx, then moved to California where she began working with animals. After 23 years she returned to New York, but missed the California heat and ended up in Myrtle Beach. Now she works in administration, but enjoys visiting the dogs and cats in our waiting room! She lives with 5 dogs, 5 cats and 1 African Grey parrot who happily tells the dogs to “be quiet”.

Veterinary Technician
LeTavious R. Hemingway was Born and raised in Conway, South Carolina. He joined The Pet Doctor team in 2012 after getting a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from Morris College. With amazing on he job training he became a veterinary technician who loves the job with every fiber of his being. When he isn’t drawing blood, placing catheters, and helping treat pets he’s an avid writer. He’s started his own blog, which can be found on, and published two novels. Also, he is the writer of the Official Per Doctor Blog. He moved in 2015 to Augusta, Georgia with his beautiful wife Devin, his tabby cat Kahn, and two rescue pit bulls Bruce, and Wayne.
Veterinary Technician
Jelisa was born in Queens, NY and moved to Conway when she was 15. She always had a love for animals and had many pets growing up. She went to school to study veterinary technology to fulfill her dream of working alongside the doctors to help every pet be healthy and happy, and to have every pet owner know that we care about their pet as much as they do. She currently has 4 dogs and a Bearded Dragon.
Veterinary Technician

I was born in Myrtle Beach SC.  I graduated class of 2019 from Socastee High School.  I have always loved working with and spending time with animals. I began working for The Pet Doctor in February 2017 and spent 2 years at working at the kennel before moving to the vet clinic.  I have 5 dogs, 2 Hermit crabs and fish.

Veterinary Assistant
Nick was born in California and moved to South Carolina when he was 5 years old. He graduated from Socastee High School in 2015. Nick has a dog, Oreo, who he enjoys spending time with. Nick also loves sports! You can find Nick watching sporting events during his free time, especially hockey. Go Rangers!

Daycare & Boarding Facility Staff

Beth was born and raised in the Myrtle Beach area. After working in motorsports for 10 years, she transitioned into the animal care field. Her animal family consists of Sampson the Great Dane, Bella the Boxer, a rabbit and a large aquarium. She states that she is “beyond excited to be part of the Pet Doctor family”.
Boarding Consultant

Hi, My name is Brandon. I am 24 years old. I have lived in the Myrtle Beach area for a little over 2 years. I am originally from Tennessee. I have worked at the Pet Doctor Doggie daycare & Boarding for a little over a year now. I have two pets of my own. A parrot named Buddy and a chihuahua named Jasper. When not working i like to spend my time playing golf and paintball or at the beach surfing.

Boarding Consultant

Hello, My name is Daniel. I am 18 years young. I have been apart of the Pet Doctor Doggie daycare and Boarding staff for a year now. I have a new puppy named Luna who is a Blue nose Pitbull. When I am not working I enjoy hanging out at the pool, riding bikes/finding trails,or cruising the strip. I love Logan's Roadhouse considering steaks and rolls are my favorite thing to eat. I also enjoy shopping and finding cool stuff to do.

Dr. Micheala
Veterinary Technician

Dr. Micheala Polly was born and raised in mid-Missouri.  In 2014 she received a Bachelors of Science in Marine Science from Coastal Carolina University (Go Chants!).  In January of 2021 she received a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Ross University, and finished her clinical rotations at the University of Missouri (Mizzou-Rah!).  Her area of interest is small animal surgery and she was recently matched with an internship program in Tennessee, where she will continue her path toward a small animal surgery residency starting this June!  In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, surfing, scuba diving, hiking and traveling.

Boarding Consultant

My name is Brie Gillen and I am from Williamsburg, VA. I am 20 and a junior at Coastal Carolina University. My major is marine science with a minor in biology. I hope to graduate and continue my studies to become a marine veterinarian specializing in mammals or birds.

Boarding Consultant

I did cross country, track, and 3.5k runs on the Marshwalk. I love Maryland blue crabs and I love scary movies. I love painting and drawing sea life. I love animals of all types.

Boarding Consultant

I am from a small town near Roanoke Virginia. I grew up on a farm so I’ve always had a love for animals, I have a dog, three cats and a rabbit of my own now. I moved to Myrtle Beach about four years ago, but just recently joined the pet doctor family. I am really enjoying working and learning with all different breeds of dogs.

Boarding Consultant

Hello, my name is Jeffrey Hilton I was born in Lancaster, PA. I have lived in three different places. While in high school I was intrigued by animal and this inspired me on my college journey. I started at Coastal Carolina in 2015 where I studied marine Science with a minor in Biology.  I hope in the future to become a veterinarian and help with marine research.

Boarding Consultant

Hi! My name is Sarah I was born and raised in Charlotte, NC. I moved to Conway to go to college at coastal Carolina where I study animal behavior, which will help me pursue my dream of training service animals to help the disabled! I have worked at The Pet Doctor Doggie Daycare and Boarding for almost 6 months now.  I have three dogs of my own back home, two boxers and a pit mix! When I am not playing with all the pups at work, I am usually spending my time with friends and family!