Veterinary Services was the first veterinary hospital in Aiken, South Carolina, established in 1950 by Dr. Grady McElmurray. Dr. Holly Woltz (Doc Holly) bought the practice in 1987 and through the years has gradually added staff (now totaling approximately 20 supporting staff and two veterinarians). In 1995, Veterinary Services moved and expanded into a larger facility.

American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) CertifiedAmerican Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) logo

We have been an AAHA certified hospital for 32 years. We are recognized as a three year AAHA hospital. Only 17% of the veterinary hospitals in the United States are AAHA approved and only 2% of these are three year approved. We are very proud of this distinction! Every three years we must pass a rigorous inspection by an individual from AAHA who is certified in Practice Management and licensed in Veterinary Medicine. We must complete a 900+ question document on every aspect of the hospital’s services and facilities. Our patient records, housekeeping standards, diagnostic services, nursing care, pharmacy, OSHA standards and more are scrutinized (even plans for emergency evacuation of the facility). It is an exhausting three months of preparation and one week inspection. To be certified as a member of AAHA says that we are the best that a veterinary hospital can be.

Our Mission

The Mission of Veterinary Services of Aiken is to care for your pet as if they were our own. We want to ensure that our patients live long, wonderful, healthy and dignified lives by:

  • providing the highest quality and progressive health care following the standards of the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA), and
  • offering our services in a professional facility with the best medical equipment, compassionate care and a "home away from home" atmosphere that allows our patients to be comfortable, stimulated and clean.

The Vision of Veterinary Services is to provide advanced medicine and excellent customer service by a responsive, professional staff with emphasis on individual attention and commitment to community service. We are the best veterinary hospital in our community for small animal physical and emotional well-being.

Service Area

We serve communities in the Central Savannah River Area (CSRA) including, but not limited to: Aiken, Edgefield, and Barnwell, South Carolina. Please call (803) 648-5489 today to make an appointment for your pet!