Dr. McElveen's earned a BS in Biology from Armstrong State College in 1969. He finished a MS in Physiology and a DVM from the University of Georgia in 1976. Early in his career, he developed an interest in dermatology and soft tissue surgery.
"Doc" has a big heart for puppies, kittens, babies, and anything that can be planted in the dirt. He is a graduate of the Master Gardner program at Clemson University. He loves his wife, his 3 grown children and their spouses plus 9 grandchildren (in 5 years!, "The Grizzlies" (his camping buddies), two mutts named Max and Millie and two felines! Pleasantburg Veterinary Clinic has been home to him since 1981.
Dr. Flowers is a Greenville native and a 2009 graduate from Greenville High School. She originally worked as a veterinary assistant at Pleasantburg Veterinary Clinic in college while earning her BS in Biological Sciences from Clemson University in 2013. She received her DVM from the University of Georgia in 2017 and graduated with summa cum laude honors.
In her spare time, Dr. Flowers enjoys spending time with her husband and their dog ‘Finn’, attending Clemson football games, and exploring downtown Greenville. She is a true extrovert and loves the social interaction and lasting relationships that are made daily in veterinary medicine. She is thrilled to return home to “the clinic that raised her” and to have the privilege to work alongside and continue to learn from her very first mentor, Dr. McElveen.
Dr. Breanne Stauffer was born and raised in Rock Hill, South Carolina. Dr. Stauffer’s passion for veterinary medicine started at a very young age working alongside her grandfather who was a veterinarian. Dr. Stauffer completed her undergraduate studies in animal and veterinary science at Clemson University graduating in the fall of 2018. In 2022, she received her DVM from Auburn University. Dr. Stauffer completed an externship with Pleasantburg Veterinary Clinic in the summer of 2022 and we were beyond thrilled when she joined our staff following graduation.
Dr. Stauffer enjoys cooking, traveling and running – but most of all spending time with her husband, Jared, and her mini goldendoodle Rosie. The aspect of veterinary medicine that Dr. Stauffer is most passionate about is client communication and preventative care – taking the time to relay to a client how their pet’s medical needs are being met and how owners can facilitate the best environment for their pet is just one of the many reasons we love Dr. Stauffer!
Dr. Leo Krick was born and raised in Greenville and attended Greenville Tech Charter High School. During his senior year, Leo became an intern at Pleasantburg Veterinary Clinic working and learning from Dr. McElveen. That summer Leo started work as a veterinary assistant as well as a supportive team member within the kennels. Leo continued working as a veterinary assistant with PVC throughout his undergraduate studies and completed his externship under Dr. McElveen. Dr. Krick attended Clemson University and received his bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences in 2018. In 2022, he received his DVM from The University of Georgia where he was SAVMA President and a UGA CVM Student ambassador.
Dr. Krick enjoys skiing, fly fishing, wakeboarding, and spending time with friends. His favorite part of veterinary medicine is getting to know clients and meeting their pets. His specific interests in veterinary medicine include nutrition, dermatology, and ophthalmology.
Alyson kind of fell into our laps, literally from heaven. She was a busy stay at home mom and did catering as a sideline. We corralled her in as a full time receptionist. Working out is her past time which helps keep our office running!
She is married to a military kind of man and loves her daughter and three dogs. Alyson is a SC native who has found her niche for life, we hope!
Cierra, as a junior in high school in 2008, fell head over heels in love with our patients! She primarily cares for our canine and feline boarders staying in their "home away from home" and assists Sam on busy holiday weekends. Cierra is also quick to help others in the hospital in the course of the day.
Besides being an entertaining addition to our staff, Cierra loves her spunky and adorable little boy. She enjoys singing, dancing, spending time with loved ones, and traveling.
Dianne has been at Pleasantburg Veterinary Clinic for about 35 years. She has two dogs, Tillie and Gin Gin, a squirrel named Petey, and five cats. As you can imagine, over the years she has filled every pair of shoes in the clinic at one time or another. She has a sixth sense about animals and the elderly.
Dianne is truly a jack-of-all-trades: selling makeup, making jewelry, coloring hair, gardening, and buying every available hosta in Greenville! She and her husband, Wayne, have two adult children and a beautiful granddaughter, Stella. They have been sighted in shagging contests on the coast!
Hallie has been at Pleasantburg Veterinary Clinic since 1999. In her spare time, Hallie enjoys attending hockey games, reading and walking with Jasmine, her dog. She is a primo list-maker, handling all the paper in our busy veterinary office!
In addition to Jasmine, she is also dog-mom to Puck and Addison, who you may see on your next office visit! Hallie is also an experienced cat herder, as she is greeted by a group of spoiled cats waiting for treats each morning upon arriving at work.
Kaila is an all-around guru in the animal care world; she can bathe a Tasmanian devil and keeps the facilities OSHA compliant. Kaila has a boatload of 4 kids, innumerable cats and dogs. She is a lifer as far as we are concerned, and such an asset on all fronts of our work family. If time would allow, she'd love some llamas and a french bulldog. For the time being, her jorja escorts and helps her out at work!
When we found this one in the heavenlies, Lauren had supervisory duties in manufacturing and has now been transformed into a pet groomer in less than a year! There is an artistic bent in her that has mesmerized us all. She is a Governors School candidate in the applied arts; it shows in her grooming style! Lauren is an amazing person to boot, compassionate, capable and has a heart that seeks the best in all around her. She's crazy about her fiancé and her dogs!
Misti knew Pleasantburg Vet Clinic was the place for her when she found out about Abu, our beloved late resident monkey. An animal lover, she's not only a big fan of monkeys, but of her three dogs and her cat, too. Misti even fostered kittens from the Clinic at one point in time. She has two children who keep her busy, and when she has a little time, she loves to spend it being artsy-craftsy!
Misti has her certificate in Applied Science with a Major in Veterinary Assistance. She's been with us since 2011, and plans to get her Vet Tech license in the future. You'll find Misti just about anywhere at the office, she's a veterinary talent: she's one of our fabulous groomers, but you may find her in the front office or assisting in one of the examination rooms.
Nicole loves the lake, boats, water skiing, camping, and just about everything about the great outdoors. We should have known when she uncovered her scrapbooking and jewelry making hobbies that we had a groomer in the making. We love the design skills that come out in her grooms! Her heart is her young son and a little bitty chihuahua.
She fits like a glove here, we're just so glad to have her!
Pill's full name is Burnley Owens Landing. That is why we call her Pill. She has been with Pleasantburg Veterinary Clinic since 2000. She has fed, watered, scooped, cleaned, mopped and manned the front office. She is a valuable team member and handles recalls, answers client questions, and provides a shoulder to cry on when the need arises.
Pill has a heart for animals; she has 4 dogs (you've probably seen Kave and Mocha at the office), 2 goats, 4 horses and a fish! In her spare time, Pill enjoys raising the blood pressure of folks who attend her Halloween haunted farm, Treedines.com. Pill heads up the Frosty Patrol.
We did not know how boring our lives were until Rikki Beth showed up. She is colorful, creative, a hard worker, always chipper and full of life. She is also a cosmetologist… so she can help your pet heal and make you look good, too! Did we mention she's ambidextrous?!
Not a lot of free time, as she is in school, works full time and has three young boys, 2-legged and 4-legged who keep her extra busy!
Sam has worked at Pleasantburg Veterinary Clinic since 2003. Sam's primary responsibility is caring for our canine and feline guests while they are boarding with us. Sam has many other talents and has been known to step in quite ably with plumbing, heavy lifting, computer work, photography, patient monitoring (he has saved more than one life in this regard), or kitty holding!
During basketball and football season, Sam heads to Tiger Town and loses himself in a sea of orange. Sam's entourage includes a fierce long-haired Chihuahua named Pedro and a chihuahua named Wally.
Susan is a country girl and the original Annie Oakely! She has been with Pleasantburg Veterinary Clinic for 25 years. Susan is an experienced pet groomer and team member. Susan is our "Mrs. Fix It," and when anything breaks, her resourcefulness is quite handy. She keeps us organized and on top of our game!
Susan has five horses, four dogs, and a veritable clowder of cats running around her barn that she has rescued over the years. Susan has two sons, is a grandmother, and spends her time presiding over her local saddle club and keeping her better half, Marlin, out of trouble.