Meet the friendly staff at Friarsgate Animal Hospital!

  • Dr. Jeffrey Mundell
    Veterinarians / Owners

    Dr. Mundell received Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology from Clemson University and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from UGA in 1985 and has been practicing in the Midlands area ever since. He especially enjoys all types of surgery, particularly orthopedics. Dr. Mundell resides on a “farm” in the Newberry area and currently has approximately 84 pets, including horses, bunnies, cats, dogs, quail, pheasants, chickens and cray fish. He has a wife and three children and enjoys fishing, horseback riding and building.

  • Dr. Steven Glenn
    Veterinarians / Owners

    Dr. Glenn was born in Abbeville, SC. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science in 1978 from Clemson University and a Master of Science degree in 1980 from Purdue University. He then received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Georgia in 1984. He is married to Dr. Susan Glenn and has three sons and numerous pets. He has practiced in Newberry County since 1984 and resides in Prosperity. Dr. Glenn enjoys golf and biking. He believes that our pets have a special bond with our families.

  • Dr. David Hurst

    Dr. Hurst began his veterinary career as a veterinary healthcare technician at the age of sixteen. After only three years of undergraduate study, Dr. Hurst was accepted early to the University of Georgia’s College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Hurst graduated cum laude with special recognition in small animal medicine and surgery. In addition to being a veterinarian, Dr. Hurst is also a licensed interior structural firefighter and a retired police officer for the State of South Carolina, under the Federal LEOSA, after serving a little over 11 years. Dr. Hurst resides in Lexington County with his loving wife, beautiful two daughters, and an array of pets including a  bird, dog, and several cats.

  • Heather Pavlick
    Office Manager

    Heather joined our team in February 2010 and has over 13 years of experience as a technician. Heather resides in Lexington with her husband, their 5-year-old son,  two cats (Bunn Bunn & Teddie), 2 rats (Harry & Jerry) and one dog (Pablo).

  • Amy Stokes
    Veterinary Technician

    Amy grew up in the Columbia area and joined the team in January 2010 and has over 13 years of experience in the Veterinary field. She currently resides in West Columbia with her husband, daughter, and they have one dog and three cats.  In her spare time, Amy stays busy as a dance mom and an active Tupperware sales consultant. 

  • Taylor Bruce

    Taylor joined our team July 2017.  Taylor has four dogs and one cat.  She enjoys going to the river on the weekends and fishing.

  • Rebecca Beale

    Rebecca joined our team November 2018.  She has 1 dog, 2 cats, 3 rats, 2 snakes, 1 bird, and an iguana.  Rebecca has always been an animal lover and has aspired to be a vet since kindergarten.

  • Jennifer Sheridan

    Jennifer started with us in 2019.  She has over 10 years of experience working in oncology, cardiovascular research, and general practice. She lives with her husband, daughter, and 3 dogs. In her spare time she likes competing in dog sports, being outdoors, and spending time with her family. 

  • Erica Emch

    Erica joined our team July 2019.  She currently has two rescues, 1 dog (Sherlock) and a cat (Bagherra).  Erica has been an animal enthusiast her whole life.  In her spare time, she enjoys different forms of artistic expression, such as photography, painting, and sketching. 

  • Anya Mundell

    Anya is the middle child of Dr. Mundell and is a full time student at Clemson University.  She is majoring in animal and veterinary science and plans on becoming an equine veterinarian.  She rides horses and spends time with family and friends in her spare time. 

  • Gabi Hamilton

    Gabi is a full time student at Clemson University, studying animal and veterinary science with the intention of becoming a veterinarian. In her spare time she enjoys spending time on the lake boating and paddle boarding with friends and family.

  • Caroline Lavigne

    Caroline was born and raised in Columbia, SC. She has 3 crazy little dogs and 1 cat that keeps her on her feet! In her spare time she loves watching movies, being outside and hanging out with her two handsome nephews! She has been working with animals off and on for several years and loves every minute of it.

  • Jessica Huddleston

    Jessica is a student at the University of South Carolina majoring in Biological Sciences.  Jessica resides in Cassatt, SC with her boyfriend and has 3 dogs. She loves animals of all types and has been working with them for a few years. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, watching movies and shopping with friends. 

  • Mary Johnson

    Mary moved to South Carolina 25 years ago from the great state of Ohio. She has been in the Veterinary field for even longer. Upon first moving to Columbia, Mary could be found caring for animals at Seven Oaks Animal Hospital with Dr. Marlow. After 3 months of retirement, Mary began missing the furry little critters and found herself at Friarsgate Animal Hospital. When not at Friarsgate you can find Mary on the golf course or traveling the country visiting her two children and one grandchild.

Office Hours

open on the 3rd Saturday of the month for medicine refills and food orders (no Appointments available)


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8:00 am-6:00 pm


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8:00 am-6:00 pm


8:00 am-12:00 pm




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