Dr. Walter Anderson McPhail, Jr., DVM 

Dr. McPhail grew up on a farm in Abbeville, South Carolina. Doc did his undergraduate work at Clemson University and graduated from the University of Georgia in 1968 with his doctorate. He opened McPhail Animal Hospital (MAH) in 1978. Doc lives in Mauldin with his beautiful wife. He has served as the President of the South Carolina Veterinary Association. He has won South Carolina Veterinarian of the Year as well as numerous awards for his work with the forrestry association. He has two dogs, three cats, eighteen birds, three turtles, and two beta fish. In his spare time, he enjoys working with loblolly pines, gardening​, attending Clemson football games, and catching up with his two wonderful daughters and their children.

Dr. Brian Roberts, DVM

Dr. Roberts has been in practice for 30 years.   He has just joined McPhail Animal Hospital and we are pleased to have him.   He graduated from the College of Veterinary Medicine at  Perdue.  He is married and enjoys his time off with his wife, dogs, cats and bees. Yes, he is a bee keeper and has honey for his honey.  He enjoys visiting their son, grandson, and hiking.

Chuck, Technician  is back after 2 years of "retirement". He just couldn't stay away!  He retired after 38 years in 2017, and we are so happy to have him back here with us. He is happily married with an adult son and an adult daughter. He was two dogs, a German Shepherd and small maltese. Come on by and say hi to your favorite tech!

Elizabeth, Technician

Liz to us, comes with a background in Veterinary work. She earned her bachelors in Spanish with a minor in English at Clemson in 2019. We are glad to say that we now have a Spanish translator on staff. ​​She has a blind German Shepherd and a cat.

Shiloh, Receptionist

Shiloh is returning to us after a 12 year absence. We are so glad to have her back. We are glad to have her back. Since her return she has continued working in reception. Look for her smiling face next time you're in!

Jennifer, Groomer

Jennifer has been with MAH for over 17 years (since 2003). She enjoys spending time with her daughter, and granddaughter when she is not grooming.

Ashley, Technician Ashley joined our team in 2018 after having worked as a technician in a clinic in Laurens. We are so glad to have such an experienced coworker! She loves animal and has two English bulldogs, an Old English bulldog, and Staffordshire Terrier. She is a bully breed lover!

Meet Our Team


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Barbara, Office Manager
Barbara has worked at MAH since she married into the practice in July 1979.  Since her daughters left home, she has filled her “nest” with dogs, cats, birds, and turtles!  She also enjoys spending time with her new granddaughter, Savannah and grandson J.Damon.

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Sabrina, Receptionist

We are glad to have Sabrina join our team. She's got a husband at home and a lovely lab mix. Ask her about her newest addition! (its a boy!!)

Top (left to right): Dr. Kennon, Dr. McPhail, Chuck, Dr. Roberts

Liz, Sabrina, Shiloh, Barbara, Jennifer and Ashley

Dr. Robert (Hal) Kennon, DVM

Dr. Kennon attended Louisiana State University and graduated from Mississipi State University College of Veterinarian Medicine in 1985. He has worked at MAH for over 25 years. Kennon is married and has five children and many grandchildren. He has two dogs and enjoys working with animals, spending time outdoors, and watching LSU football games!