Are you searching for a vet that you can trust and rely on for quality pet care, we’d like to welcome you to give us a try at Hartsville Animal Hospital.
Highly trained, expert staff
Come meet our friendly, knowledgeable staff and learn about our vet services. We’re confident that once you do, you’ll want us to become your pet’s veterinary doctor for life!
With two vet locations in the Pee Dee area, our fully-staffed animal hospitals maintain the highest standards to keep your precious furry family members healthy and happy. From routine annual visits to major surgery, we care for your beloved pets in a compassionate, loving environment.
We have the reputation of being Florence & Hartsville’s premier animal clinics. We understand that it’s often a difficult, emotional time when your pets are ill or injured, and our veterinarians and staff are always there to offer a gentle hand. You can count on us to treat your pets as if they are our own.
hartsville animal hospital
Providing the highest quality of pet care and attention to your dog, cat, exotic small pets.
We offer a wide range of veterinarian services from Health & Wellness Exams, Pain Management, Dentistry, Vaccinations, Microchipping, Pet Boarding & Grooming to Radiology & Cat, Dog Animal Surgery.
Who We Are?
We are your local hometown animal care providers and have been since 1982 when Dr. Woody Morgan started the practice. We have evolved over the years along with the evolution of veterinary medicine. Dr. James and Dr. Tochiki are now working hard to continue the tradition of quality care for your pets that you have come to expect from the Hartsville Animal Hospital Group.
Veterinarians & staff
Highly Trained Veterinarians
❤️ Our Hartsville Animal Hospital Vets are the finest animal doctors in Florence. See what sets our vets and staff apart from the rest.
Dr. Kenzo Tochiki
Dr. Tochiki was born in Lima, Peru but moved to Charlotte, NC when he was 8 months old. He attended High Point University where he captained the men’s soccer team and earned a bachelor’s degree in chemistry.
He worked as a veterinary technician for Miller Animal Hospital in Matthews, NC before moving to St. Kitts, West Indies to attend Ross University for veterinary school. He spent a year of clinical training at The Ohio State University School of Veterinary Medicine and then returned to Charlotte. Kenzo worked as a veterinarian at Miller Animal Hospital before joining Hartsville Animal Hospital in early 2014.
Dr. Kenzo currently lives in Hartsville with his two dogs Irie and Marty. He is happily married to his wonderful wife, Caitlin.
Dr. Kenzo enjoys outdoor activities, including hiking and gardening, and is an avid Carolina Panthers fan. – ❤️.
Dr. Ryan James
Dr. James was born and raised in neighboring Darlington, SC. He started working at Hartsville Animal Hospital in the summer of 2006 as a vet assistant. He attended college at Clemson University from 2004-2008, and remains an avid Tigers fan.
He went to vet school at Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine, which is located on the tiny island nation of St. Kitts from 2009-2011. He then attended Auburn University School of Veterinary Medicine for a year of clinical training from 2011-2012.
He enjoys spending time with his great wife Kelsey and all kinds of outdoor activities during his time off including fishing, hunting, and horseback riding.
He has two dogs, a border collie mix named Rho, and a Pitt bull named Case. He also has two horses named Koozie and Kitt, and two cats named Reba and Tina. – ❤️
Dr. Kristen Sponseller
Dr. Kristen Sponseller was born and raised in Richmond, VA. She attended Bridgewater College where she received a B.S. in biology. She moved to St. Kitts to attend Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine and attended Wisconsin University for her clinical year.
She practiced veterinary medicine in Wisconsin for 4 years before moving to Hartsville with her husband, Dr. Kevin Sponseller. Kevin is a family practitioner at Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center.
The Sponsellers have a beautiful little baby girl named Hunter. They have four dogs Yeti, Sage, Rigby, Dooley, and one horse Liam. Dr. Sponseller has special interest in dermatology, chronic disease management, and client education / preventative medicine.
She can’t wait to meet all of you and your pets, and we’re excited to be able to bring in an excellent doctor that will help us provide your pets with the best care possible. – ❤️
Explore our veterinary staff and see the great people who make our animal hospital an excellent choice for your pet’s care.
Ashleigh is married to Jamie and has a daughter named Paisley. She enjoys going on cruises, going on walks and spending time with her daughter.
Danielle is from Darlington, SC and enjoys spending time with her family, friends and boyfriend. She loves the outdoors and traveling. She has five pups and one beautiful bay pony.
Do you love helping people?
We are looking for responsible people-oriented individuals with excellent customer service skills, initiative and a desire to learn and grow with us.
We are a team of friendly, motivated and highly collaborative veterinarians and business professionals looking for other top tier people to join our growing team here at Hartsville Animal Hospital. – Career Opportunities.