The friendly and professional staff at VCA Palmetto is made up of dedicated individuals who have made it their mission to help pets live long, healthy lives. To be true to this mission, the hospital team relies on several individuals, each equally important in helping us deliver the best patient and client experience for both you and your pet.
In a word: TEAMWORK!
Teamwork is a constant in our daily practice. From check-in to check-out, our team of pet lovers work cohesively to create a warm and welcoming environment for both you and your pet.
Want to join our team? Visit our Careers section.
Get to know us. Explore our staff biographies and learn about the people who make our facility an excellent choice for your pet care needs.
Dr. Buerkle grew up in Charleston SC, but in the course of pursuing a lifelong passion for science and biology has also lived in Hartsville SC, Raleigh NC, Perth (Western) Australia, Athens GA and outside Chicago IL. Her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine was completed at the University of Georgia. She spent a year at VCA Arboretum View Animal Hospital in Illinois completing advanced training in a small animal internship. Dr. Buerkle returned to her home state to join the VCA Palmetto Animal Hospital family in July 2014.
Dr. Buerkle has a wide variety of interests within the field of veterinary medicine...
Tina is originally from Conway and has been with VCA over 20 years. She is a proud mother of 2 children. She also has two fur babies named Smokey Joe and Milo.