About Upstate Veterinary Specialists

History/Timeline

1997
The Beginning

Upstate Veterinary Specialists opens its doors in a converted Hardee’s restaurant in Greenville SC. We are the first specialty practice in the Upstate with our staff consisting of one surgeon, one veterinary nurse and one receptionist.

2002
The Move

We completed our new facility on Woods Lake Road. Our new hospital allows us to bring new technology such as CT scanning. We can also now treat patients with radioactive iodine for thyroid disease.

2003
National Recognition

We are awarded the 2003 Veterinary Economics Hospital of the Year award for our innovative architectural design and state of the art facility.

2006
Growth

Upstate Veterinary Specialists undergoes an expansion, doubling its size and accommodating a full service oncology suite. The first linear accelerator in South Carolina is installed allowing pets with cancer to receive radiation therapy in addition to chemotherapy as we aggressively pursue cancer treatment.

2007
A Second National Award

We are fortunate to receive a second Veterinary Economics Award for Best Specialty Hospital, recognizing the advances we have made in specialty medicine.

2008
Paws for a Cause

Upstate Veterinary Specialists teams with the American Cancer Society for our first Paws For A Cause dogwalk. Since its inception, we have raised over $100,000 for the fight against cancer in humans and increased the awareness of cancer in pets.

2009
Asheville

The opening of our satellite clinic in Asheville, allows us to make our services more accessible to our North Carolina clients.

2011
Best Specialty Hospital in North America

Upstate Veterinary Specialists is honored to bring an international award home to the Carolinas as we are presented with the inaugural American Animal Hospital Association Accredited Specialty Practice of the Year Award.

2012
New Service

We welcomed the specialty of ophthalmology to Upstate Veterinary Specialists.

2013
Best Leasehold Hospital

We are thrilled to announce that Veterinary Economics selected our Asheville clinic as the winner of their 2013 Design Competition for Best Leasehold Hospital.

New Service

We welcomed the specialty of dentistry to Upstate Veterinary Specialists.