Meet the Veterinarians & Team of Mills River Animal Clinic. We’re pleased to provide exceptional vet care for your pets.
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Dr. Jennie Hernandez
I have been a resident of Mills River for over 36 years. I graduated from Auburn University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1984 and have been practicing small animal medicine and surgery ever since.
I married Michael, also a veterinarian, while we were in veterinary school. He is a large animal veterinarian and his family has lived here for generations. That is why we chose to come to this area and open Mills River Animal Clinic in 1985.
We have 3 grown sons and 6 grandchildren to date. We are blessed to have them all living in the area.
Recently I decided to step back a little and we sold the small animal clinic to two exceptional veterinarians. They also acquired Fletcher Animal Hospital making us "sister practices" in order to serve this area.
I am still working here at Mills River Animal Clinic but as a veterinary associate. This allows me to just enjoy being a veterinarian without the stress and long hours of running a business.
Michael is still practicing large animal medicine, doing farm calls as usual.
I enjoy gardening - we can lots of vegetables and soup every year. I also enjoy crafts - especially making jewelry and cooking. Some of you may have sampled my jams and jellies.
Dr. Zach Brown
Bachelors in Animal Science, Clemson 2008
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine,
Mississippi State University 2013
Born and raised in Woodruff, SC. After graduation, Dr. Brown practiced in Texas before returning home to the upstate.
When not at work, Dr. Brown enjoys spending time with his wife and two boys.
Manager/Registered Veterinary Technician
Stephanie earned her license from AB Tech in 2010, but has been in the veterinary world since 2008. When she is not spending time caring for pets,or teaching others about veterinary medicine, you can catch her outdoors with her partner Justin and her dog ReginaFay.