Advanced Animal Care of Mt. Pleasant
When we, Drs. David & Leslie Steele, started Advanced Animal Care of Mount Pleasant June 2001, our goal was to create a practice that provided the specialized pet care to which we have always aspired. Through the years we have changed and grown with our community and we have learned so much from our friends, colleagues and especially our patients, as to what makes our practice special.
Your pet is an important member of your family and we try to make sure that all of our patients feel safe, secure and comfortable. While you are with us we strive to assure you of the care we are providing by discussing all procedures and therapies and providing estimates and therapy plan options. Assuring you that your pet is loved and cared for properly and professionally is our way of providing you with peace of mind.
Our team is made up of caring professionals that have chosen veterinary medicine as their passion and career. We provide for them the tools they need to further their education and training and the support they need to care for their own families and their community. In turn, they are empowered to pass that care on to you, your pets and our community.
We are honored to have received the “Best of Mount Pleasant 2014, 2015, 2016” award from Mt. Pleasant Magazine, as well as being named in the “Best of Charleston Living 2017” in the Charleston Living Magazine.
David E. Steele, DVM
- Medical Director and Co-Owner
Dr. David Steele graduated from Auburn University with a Bachelor of Science degree in microbiology in 1989 and completed his studies and graduated with honors from the College of Veterinary Medicine, Auburn University in 1992. Dr. Steele worked in several small animal practices and after-hours emergency practices until moving to Mount Pleasant in 1994. In 1995, they collaborated together and opened the Charleston Cat Clinic. In 2001, Dr. David and Leslie Steele proudly began practicing together with the opening of Advanced Animal Care of Mount Pleasant. Dr. David Steele’s practice emphasis is in general preventative medicine and wellness care with a special interest in behavioral medicine and the human-animal bond. “I think my ability to teach others is what makes my style of practice different from my colleagues. I really enjoy teaching people things they did not know were so awesome about their companions. When not working, Dr. Steele enjoys playing the banjo, studying and discussing theology/ philosophy, fitness, karate, and gardening. David and Leslie Steele have two wonderful daughters, MaryLou and Olivia, and numerous furry children.
Leslie Steele, DVM
- Medical Director and Co-Owner
Dr. Leslie Steele also earned her degree in Microbiology prior to attending Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine. After moving to the Low Country, she opened and operated for 9 years The Charleston Cat Clinic in Peninsular Charleston. She is now practicing at Advanced Animal Care with a particular interest in internal medicine, soft tissue surgery and feline medicine. She is currently the director of the East Cooper Pet Relief. This non-profit organization is working to provide care for feral and stray animals and population control in the East Cooper area. ECPR will focus it’s resources on low cost spay/neuter and medical care for homeless animals as well as pets of low income families. Dr. Steele is also a member of the choir at Palmetto Presbyterian Church.
- Veterinary Associate
We are excited to announce Dr. Megan Hardy has joined the AAC family! She hails from Lexington, Kentucky where she was born and raised. She obtained her undergraduate degree from the University of Kentucky, and completed her rigorous veterinary medical training at the College of Veterinary Medicine of Auburn University (War Eagle!). We first got to meet Dr. Hardy when she completed her professional training this spring with a preceptorship program here in our practice. Our doctors and staff were so impressed with her skills that we offered her a long-term position starting this September.
Dr. Hardy will be seeing patients Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and some Saturdays. She will provide services in general medicine and preventative health with a focus in small animal dentistry.
- Client Care Coordinator/ Technician Assistant
Jessica Hecker, LVT
- Marketing Coordinator/ Technician Manager
- Client Care Coordinator
- Lead Technician
- Office Manager