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Dr. Doug Chappell
Dr Chappell has had a stellar career as a veterinarian servicing Spartanburg and surrounding counties for over 35 years in all facets of practice. Whether it be a tiny pocket pet or a 1 ton bull he has provided consistently high quality surgical and medical services for over 35 years. His compassion and caring has earned himself a legion of devoted clients.
Dr Chappell graduated from University of Georgia in 1973 after doing undergraduate stints at Clemson and the University of South Carolina. He recently sold Eastside Veterinary Hospital and is now concentrating his efforts into developing CARE into a high quality emergency care facility.
All his hobbies have been animal orientated raising Border Collies, participating in sheepdog trials, and rearing quarter horses & Welsh ponies for over 25 years . Currently, he is training and showing quarter horses together with Corriente cattle.
Dr. Patrick Mornane
Dr. Mornane has been an active Veterinarian for over 40 years graduating from the University of Melbourne Australia in 1967. After doing mixed practice and equine work he departed to Darwin in 1972 and established a large multidoctor practice (Parap Veterinary Hospital) which serviced the Top End of the Northern Territory.
When he began, his nearest private practice was 1,000 miles to the South in Alice Springs and 1,000 miles to the South East in Mt. Isa. With referral institutions being over 2,500 miles away, a natural self reliance developed and he gained expertise in a wide variety of surgical medical procedures.
In 1992, he sold the practice, completed a post graduate course at the Animal Medical Center in Manhattan, and was then was selected as the Charlie Bild VIP at the University of Florida. Dr. Mornane stayed at the University of Florida for 6 months before taking over a practice in Miami. He created 2 satellite practices, one in Miami Beach and one in Pinecrest.
He developed an interest in advanced canine reproductive techniques including Cryopreservation of canine semen. Early in 2010, he sold the last of his practices and moved to Upstate South Carolina where he continues to remain active in private practice.
Dr Mornane, with the experience of having practiced in two vastly different regions, became interested in the potential role that companion animals could play in our society as sentinels for environmental carcinogens. He currently serves on the Board of Pawstrong Animal Cancer Foundation. Dr Mornane and his wife Lynn maintain an active interest in breeding and showing dogs along with owning and operating Nicholson Mansion at Fairforest Creek, a bed and breakfast located in Union, SC.