Our Team in Fort Mill

Our team is wholly dedicated to the care and wellbeing of your dog and cat. We couldn’t be more proud of our incredible team and all they do for the pets of Fort Mill and surrounding communities! Learn more about them below.

Dawn Martin, DVM

Dr. Martin grew up in Western Pennsylvania where she started working in veterinary medicine as a 16 year old. She is a 1990 graduate of The Ohio State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine which she describes as the best 4 years of her life, combining her love of learning, medicine and animals. As a senior student, Dr. Martin was awarded the Small Animal Medicine Award, and the Ray S. Smiley Award for outstanding character given by the clinical staff at the college. She completed an internship at the College of Veterinary Medicine at Washington State University in 1991.

Dr. Martin practiced around the country including the states of Washington, California, and Florida before settling in the Carolinas. She loves the combination of animal personalities, medicine, solving puzzling cases and seeing the humor in life’s many challenges.

Dr. Martin is happiest practicing veterinary medicine, but in what free time she has, Dr. Martin also enjoys horseback riding, golf, reading, skiing with her nieces and nephews, and spending time with her cats, dogs and horses.


Dr. Dane Buenten, Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Dane Buenten (who goes by Dr. Dane) is a native of eastern Long Island, New York. He grew up in the suburbs with multiple cats and dogs, and a brief period with mice and birds. From a young age, he always enjoyed the company of a loyal animal friend. He attended Fredonia University in New York, where he gained a fascination with the complexity of the immune system. He graduated with a degree in Molecular Genetics and a minor in chemistry. He attended Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine and finished his clinical year at Colorado State University. He joined Palmetto Pet Hospital as a Veterinary Associate in December of 2019 and has been impressed with the remarkable level of medicine that Palmetto has been known for. His interests include internal medicine, immunology, clinical pathology, dentistry and diagnostic imaging.

Dr. Dane moved down to the Charlotte area to be with family and has enjoyed all the southern hospitality that the Carolinas are known for.  He currently lives in Uptown with his handsome cat Ringo.


Victoria, Office Manager

Victoria graduated from Clemson University with her B.S. in Biological Sciences and Pre-Veterinary Medicine. She has been in the veterinary industry for more than a decade but has been with Palmetto Pet Hospital since 2013. She is originally from Saratoga Springs, NY and enjoys spending time with her son Max, her fiancé Nick and her dog Punky.


Debbie, Kennel Manager

Growing up in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, Debbie always loved animals and aspired to work closely with them one day.  Over the years, she has worked with the Houston Humane Society, York County Humane Society and doggy day cares. As a Palmetto Pet Hospital client, Dr. Martin offered her the kennel position because of her high level of experience caring for fur families.  “I look forward to meeting all of our fur babies and am honored to care for them while they are staying with us.”


Brittni, Veterinary Technician

Brittni was born and raised in the Carolinas.  She has been working with small animals for over the past six years now and couldn’t image doing anything else! She is dedicated to providing compassionate care to each and every patient and has an extra soft spot for feline companions.  She has two rescue kitties at home, Doodle Bug and Lil Girl.  When she’s not working she enjoys spending time with her fiancé and reading a good book.


Nancy, Veterinary Technician

Nancy was born and raised in NY. She moved to Charlotte 33 years ago.  Nancy has been working in the Veterinary industry for 32 years, and has a passion for client education, training, and animal rescue.  She has two dogs, two cats and a bird that she rescued. When not at work you can find her at the dirt track watching her son Lucas race. Nancy and her husband James enjoy camping.


Stacey, Veterinary Technician

Stacey previously received her B.A. in Technical Design Theatre before returning to a life-long dream of veterinary medicine. She is currently a veterinary technician student at Gaston College. In Stacey’s free time she enjoys reading, crafting, poetry and dinner parties with friends.


Tia, Technician Intern

Tia is a graduate from Columbia Southern University with a degree in Business Management with a specialization in Project Management. She has retired from both the U.S. Army (29 years) and civil service (17 years). Tia moved to the Carolinas in 2010 from Georgia with her husband Johnny and their fur baby JR. Tia is currently attending Penn Foster College pursuing her Veterinary Technician certification with the intent of acquiring her Vet Technician license. Tia is also a volunteer with The Humane Society of Charlotte. Tia’s favorite things to do include going for walks, decorating, reading, drawing, and hanging out with family and friends.


Aisha, Customer Service Representative

Aisha has been in the animal care field for over 3 years. She lives in York, SC with her fiancé and two dogs Oli and Cecile. Aisha has been fostering dogs since 2015. She loves to travel and has citizenship in 4 countries. Aisha is a certified scuba diver, who has dived in Cuba, Florida Keys and Clemson.


Lisa, Customer Service Representative

Lisa has been in the veterinary industry for over 10 years and has a love for rescue animals. Lisa and her husband Richard of 32 years currently have 3 dogs (Chance, Roo and Leo). She loves spending time with her grandson R.J. cooking and playing the Nintendo Wii.