A Voice for The Voiceless

Caring for your pet is our calling in life.



Dr. Scott Senf

Dr. Scott Senf grew up in Youngstown, NY, a small town near Niagara Falls. He walked to school, played football, and took care of any animal he could get his hands on including horses, salamanders and everything in between. He knew from an early age that he wanted to be a veterinarian. He graduated with a degree in Microbiology from University of Tennessee, and attended the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine graduating in 1987. After vet school, Scott moved to Mt. Pleasant, SC to be close to his family and has made SC his home ever since. In 1989, he established the Animal Medical Center of Mt. Pleasant. Scott wanted to create a practice that would provide exceptional care to both the pet and the owner. This emphasis on quality care with an inventive, evidence-based practice and procedures has become the foundation on which AMC stands. He practices small animal medicine and surgery on dogs and cats. His areas of special interest include soft tissue, orthopedic surgery, laser surgery, special imaging with ultrasound and CT, pain management, and cardiology. Scott and wife, Jennifer, reside in Mt. Pleasant with their three grown daughters. They have two cats, Sally and Mo, and a yellow lab named Bess.

Dr. Steven Epstein

Dr. Epstein grew up in Mt. Pleasant and used to spend his summers working at Animal Medical Center! He went to Clemson University and majored in Animal and Veterinary Sciences and then went off to vet school at St. George’s University. Dr. Epstein spent three years at St. George’s before completing his clinical year at Louisiana State University graduating in 2012. Dr. Epstein is currently the Vice President of the Trident Veterinary Medical Association, a member of the American Association of Feline Practitioners and an active member of the American Veterinary Medical Association. Dr. Epstein enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine and has a special interest in oncology, internal medicine and surgery. He is married with 2 dogs and 2 cats and 2 small children!

Dr. Anne Briley

Dr. Briley graduated with a B.S. degree from the University of South Carolina in 1981, and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Georgia in 1985. After practicing in Summerville for ten years, Dr. Briley moved to Animal Medical Center of Mount Pleasant in 1996. Dr Briley practices small animal medicine, surgery, and dentistry with interest in feline hyperthyroid disease and animal behavior problems. She currently lives in Mount Pleasant with her family, 3 dogs and 3 cats.

Dr. Brooke Fenamore

Dr. Fenamore graduated as a VMD from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. She started her career at an emergency and general practice hospital in Baltimore, MD before relocating to Charleston with her husband and two cats. Her professional interests include surgery, dermatology, internal medicine, and preventative care. She loves working with clients to strengthen the human-animal bond through care and compassion.

Dr. Elaine Beck

Dr. Beck grew up in Columbia, SC before heading off to the University of Georgia, where she earned a B.S. in Environmental Health. Dr. Beck pursued her lifelong dream of becoming a veterinarian and attended UGA College of Veterinary Medicine. She graduated in May 2019. Her professional interests include dermatology, dentistry, emergency medicine, and preventative care. Dr. Beck believes that developing strong relationships with her clients and patients is crucial for practicing the best medicine possible. She has traveled to South Africa, India, and the Galapagos Islands to volunteer and provide veterinary assistance and plans to continue to donate her time and expertise throughout her career. In her free time, Dr. Beck enjoys hanging out at the beach with her fiancé and their two golden retrievers, traveling, trying new restaurants, and cheering on the Georgia Bulldawgs!

Dr. Karen Spencer

Dr. Spencer obtained a Bachelor of Science degree from VPI and SU in 1977. She then completed a Masters and Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Georgia in 1983. After graduation, she worked in a small animal/equine practice in Aiken, SC. In 1999, she moved to Mt. Pleasant to join the Animal Medical Center. Dr. Spencer practices small animal medicine and surgery with special interest in dermatology and reproductive physiology. She resides in Mt. Pleasant with her 3 dogs and 1 cat.

Dr. Tess Lawhon

Dr. Lawhon grew up in Charleston, SC where she worked at Animal Medical Center as a technician assistant while attending college. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of South Carolina with a major in biological sciences and a minor in psychology in 2016. She then attended the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine and graduated in 2020. A year following her graduation at UGA, she was invited rejoin AMC as their newest doctor. Her professional interest includes oncology, internal medicine, and all things feline. When not at Animal Medical Center, Dr. Lawhon enjoys trying new restaurants in town, travelling, and spending time with her rescue cat, Cersei.