About Our Philosophy


We are the spokesperson for our clients’ pet. It’s our professional, moral, and ethical responsibility to tell clients what their pet needs and to teach them what to do to keep their pets healthy. If our clients follow the preventive health care program we recommend, and purchase what is needed to prevent disease, the pet will live a longer life – 18 years being our minimum goal. With preventive care, the pet will be easier to care for. The client will be able to avoid expensive emergencies and the pet will avoid disease. We will perform thorough physical examinations attempting to catch any and all problems. This allows us to treat, cure, or manage diseases insuring a quality lifestyle for our patients and owners. We will never assume the client is aware of all the services the pet needs and we can provide.

We provide our clients with information and educate them on all options available so they can decide what level of preventive health care they wish and can afford to provide for their pets. It is our obligation to offer all clients the best pet health care available and then follow their requests for services.

 
 

About Our Philosophy


We are the spokesperson for our clients’ pet. It’s our professional, moral, and ethical responsibility to tell clients what their pet needs and to teach them what to do to keep their pets healthy. If our clients follow the preventive health care program we recommend, and purchase what is needed to prevent disease, the pet will live a longer life – 18 years being our minimum goal. With preventive care, the pet will be easier to care for. The client will be able to avoid expensive emergencies and the pet will avoid disease. We will perform thorough physical examinations attempting to catch any and all problems. This allows us to treat, cure, or manage diseases insuring a quality lifestyle for our patients and owners. We will never assume the client is aware of all the services the pet needs and we can provide.

We provide our clients with information and educate them on all options available so they can decide what level of preventive health care they wish and can afford to provide for their pets. It is our obligation to offer all clients the best pet health care available and then follow their requests for services.

 

Rebecca Latham

DVM

Rebecca has been practicing on Hilton Head Island since 1998. She earned her undergraduate degree from Clemson University and went to Veterinary School at University of Georgia. Her list of rescue dogs ranges from a Beagle, German Shepard, Australian Shepard and a Great Dane.

Stacy Davidson

DVM

Stacy earned her undergraduate degree and went to Veterinary school at Mississippi State College of Veterinary Medicine, fulfilling her childhood dream of becoming a veterinarian. Although the majority of her patients are dogs and cats, she does treat the occasional pocket pet.

Tracy Duffner

DVM

Tracy graduated from Otterbein College in 2002 and earned her DVM in 2006 from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine. She brings years of experience in Emergency/Critical Care medicine as well as many years practicing in her own small animal/exotics’ clinic. One area where Duffner loves to make a difference is in the education of owners with exotics pets.

Victor Erenberg

DVM

While in undergrad at the University of California San Diego, Victor researched rare chimpanzees (bonobos) at the Center for Reproduction of Endangered Species at the local zoo. He graduated veterinary school from the University of Prince Edward Island in 2006 where he completed an internship with Dr. Stephen Ettinger at the California Animal Hospital with a specialty in internal medicine and surgery. Before moving to Hilton Head in August of 2018, Erenberg was in private practice in Malibu, California for 11 years.

 
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Megan Tomlinson

Practice Manager & LVT

Megan has been a part of the Heritage family since 2004 and her favorite animal is a leopard. She earned her veterinary technician license in 2000. She completed her externship at the University of Pennsylvania Veterinary Hospital where she worked with small and large animals.

 
 

Katherine Nechanicky

Technician

Kathryn joined the Heritage family in September of 2010 and her favorite animal is the hairless cat. She graduated from Augusta State University with a degree in Biology. Kat has been in the veterinary field since 2003 and has a passion for working with exotic pets.

 
 
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Heather Kalnbach

Technician

In August 2016, Heather joined the Heritage family. Her favorite animal is a bat. Heather is originally from Texas and has been working as a veterinary technician since 2012.

 
 
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Jennifer Jansen

Technician

Jennifer has been a part of the Heritage family since February of 2006 and her favorite animal is a pygmy goat. She completed her Veterinary Technician education through Cedar Valley College. Jennifer graduated in 2013 and is now a Certified Veterinary Technician.

 
 
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Betty Chirite

Technician

Betty joined the Heritage family in September of 2005 and her favorite animal is a horse. Betty brings 23 years of experience and a love for all creatures. She has been trained to perform our abdominal and cardiac ultrasounds.

 
 
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Alyssa Peck

Technician

In July 2016, Alyssa joined the Heritage family. Her favorite animal is a turtle. Alyssa has a bachelor’s degree in Zoology from The Ohio State and has volunteered for many wildlife and rescue organizations in her career.

 
 
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Jennifer Howard

Technician

Jennifer has been part of our team since 2004. Her favorite animal is a dog. She started out as a kennel assistant and now works as a Veterinary Technician. Jennifer received her certification as a Canine Rehabilitation Assistant in March 2014.

 
 
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Andrew Tomlinson

Vet Assistant

Andrew joined the Heritage family in December 2017 and his favorite animal is a tiger.

 
 
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Jessica Martin

Vet Assistant

Jessica has been a part of the Heritage family since December 2017 and her favorite animal is a giraffe. Jess has a bachelor’s degree in marine biology and has worked with animals since 2012. She is currently in school to become a veterinary technician.

 
 
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Kathy Bateman

Receptionist

Kathy has been a part of the Heritage family since July 2018. Her favorite animal is a cat. Kathy brings 15 years of customer service experience to our team and has worked over 4 years the veterinary field.

 
 
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Sara Princivalli

Receptionist

In September of 2014, Sara joined the Heritage family. Her favorite animal is a cat. She moved from St Louis, Missouri where she worked as a senior receptionist and pharmacy technician for 13 years. Sara loves working our front desk and greeting our clients and their pets.

 
 

Annie Mitchell

Receptionist

Annie joined the Heritage family in October 2010. Her favorite animal is a koala. Annie has always worked in the customer service field and enjoys cultivating lasting relationships with our pet owners.

 

Rebecca Latham

DVM

Rebecca has been practicing on Hilton Head Island since 1998. Because of her passion for her patients and clients, she opened her practice on the south end of Hilton Head Island in 2004 to better serve the community. She earned her undergraduate degree from Clemson University and went to Veterinary School at University of Georgia. Her list of rescue dogs ranges from a Beagle, German Shepard, Australian Shepard and a Great Dane.

Stacy Davidson

DVM

Stacy earned her undergraduate degree and went to Veterinary school at Mississippi State College of Veterinary Medicine, fulfilling her childhood dream of becoming a veterinarian. Her medical areas of interest are surgery and ultrasonography. Although the majority of her patients are dogs and cats, she does treat the occasional pocket pet.

Tracy Duffner

DVM

Tracy graduated from Otterbein College in 2002 and earned her DVM in 2006 from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine. She brings years of experience in Emergency/Critical Care medicine as well as many years practicing in her own small animal/exotics’ clinic. One area where Duffner loves to make a difference is in the education of owners with exotics pets.

Victor Erenberg

DVM

While in undergrad at the University of California San Diego, Victor researched rare chimpanzees (bonobos) at the Center for Reproduction of Endangered Species at the local zoo. He graduated veterinary school from the University of Prince Edward Island in 2006 where he completed an internship with Dr. Stephen Ettinger at the California Animal Hospital with a specialty in internal medicine and surgery. Before moving to Hilton Head in August of 2018, Erenberg was in private practice in Malibu, California for 11 years.

Megan Tomlinson

Practice Manager & LVT

Megan has been a part of the Heritage family since 2004 and her favorite animal is a leopard. She earned her veterinary technician license in 2000. She completed her externship at the University of Pennsylvania Veterinary Hospital where she worked with small and large animals.

Katherine Nechanicky

Technician

Kathryn joined the Heritage family in September of 2010 and her favorite animal is the hairless cat. She graduated from Augusta State University with a degree in Biology. Kat has been in the veterinary field since 2003 and has a passion for working with exotic pets.

Heather Kalnbach

Technician

In August 2016, Heather joined the Heritage family. Her favorite animal is a bat. Heather is originally from Texas and has been working as a veterinary technician since 2012.

Jennifer Jansen

Technician

Jennifer has been a part of the Heritage family since February of 2006 and her favorite animal is a pygmy goat. She completed her Veterinary Technician education through Cedar Valley College. Jennifer graduated in 2013 and is now a Certified Veterinary Technician.

Betty Chirite

Technician

Betty joined the Heritage family in September of 2005 and her favorite animal is a horse. Betty brings 23 years of experience and a love for all creatures. She has been trained to perform our abdominal and cardiac ultrasounds.

Alyssa Peck

Technician

In July 2016, Alyssa joined the Heritage family. Her favorite animal is a turtle. Alyssa has a bachelor’s degree in Zoology from The Ohio State and has volunteered for many wildlife and rescue organizations in her career.

Jennifer Howard

Technician

Jennifer has been part of our team since 2004. Her favorite animal is a dog. She started out as a kennel assistant and now works as a Veterinary Technician. Jennifer received her certification as a Canine Rehabilitation Assistant in March 2014.

Andrew Tomlinson

Vet Assistant

Andrew joined the Heritage family in December 2017 and his favorite animal is a tiger.

Jessica Martin

Vet Assistant

Jessica has been a part of the Heritage family since December 2017 and her favorite animal is a giraffe. Jess has a bachelor’s degree in marine biology and has worked with animals since 2012. She is currently in school to become a veterinary technician.

Kathy Bateman

Receptionist

Kathy has been a part of the Heritage family since July 2018. Her favorite animal is a cat. Kathy brings 15 years of customer service experience to our team and has worked over 4 years the veterinary field.

Sara Princivalli

Receptionist

In September of 2014, Sara joined the Heritage family. Her favorite animal is a cat. She moved from St Louis, Missouri where she worked as a senior receptionist and pharmacy technician for 13 years. Sara loves working our front desk and greeting our clients and their pets.

Annie Mitchell

Receptionist

Annie joined the Heritage family in October 2010. Her favorite animal is a koala. Annie has always worked in the customer service field and enjoys cultivating lasting relationships with our pet owners.