MARIKAY CAMPBELL, DVM, MS
Dr. Mary C. Campbell – who goes by Marikay – is the head veterinarian and part-owner of Port Royal Veterinary Hospital. She purchased the practice along with Shelia Ellis and Bob Ellis in June 2009.
Originally from Stillwater, NY, Dr. Campbell attended the University of Charleston as an undergraduate, majoring in biology and recreation and graduating Summa Cum Laude. “As a teenager, I wasn’t sure I’d want to be a veterinarian,” she says. “After college, I visited a friend whose family owned a veterinary practice and ended up totally hooked! Seeing a dog that had been hit by a car make a full recovery and walk out the door changed my life.”
After working part-time at a veterinary clinic, Dr. Campbell attended veterinary school at Michigan State University and graduated in 1991. She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the South Carolina Association of Veterinarians, the Association of Avian Veterinarians and the Association of Sugar Glider Veterinarians. Her professional interests include exotic animal medicine, surgery, pain control and dermatology.
Dr. Campbell has a master’s degree in Veterinary Forensic Science. She has been involved in forensic cases for a number of years and spent three years getting her master’s. She often goes onsite on cases and testifies in court as an expert witness. She says that with her expertise in veterinary forensics, she can better serve the community, but more important, be the voice of the voiceless.
“The ability animals have to heal is amazing,” Dr. Campbell says. “Being able to participate in the process by removing obstacles from their paths is truly inspiring. Seeing a critically ill or injured pet turn the corner and recover makes every long day worthwhile.”
At home, Dr. Campbell has a Shetland Sheepdog named Swan, a French bulldog named Crash and a Bengal cat named Jag (“who thinks he's a dog,” she adds). In her free time, she enjoys photography and working with plants.
DR. MEGAN GREINER
Dr. Megan Greiner joined Port Royal Veterinary Hospital in May 2014. A native of South Carolina, she attended Clemson University for her undergraduate degree, majoring in animal and veterinary science with a pre-veterinary concentration. She graduated from the Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2011.
Dr. Greiner completed a yearlong small animal rotating internship at Animal Hospital Specialty Center in Highlands Ranch, Colo., where she was then appointed as an emergency veterinarian. Although she loved the fast-paced emergency life and the Colorado Rockies, she is happy with returning to her home state.
She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and South Carolina Association of Veterinarians. Her professional interests include emergency and internal veterinary medicine, focusing on endocrinology. She has volunteered for the World Vets and Wildlife Friends Foundation of Thailand.
Dr. Greiner knew she wanted to be a veterinarian at an early age. “My entire family made sure I had every opportunity and supported my decision to pursue any career,” she says. “They always knew it would be in the animal field, as I was the child catching lizards and coming home with snails in my pockets!
“The knowledge that my efforts can improve a pet’s quality of life and care is the most defining purpose of my career,” Dr. Greiner says. “I am passionate about delivering the best therapy for patients as well as instilling comfort and education for my clients.”
At home, Dr. Greiner has all rescues, a Border Collie mix named Guster, a Boxer/Pit Bull mix named Peyton, a Siamese mix named Maggie May and a Domestic Longhair named Khal Drogo. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, skiing, spending time on the beach, kayaking, playing guitar and ukulele, and supporting Clemson football.
DR. MICHELLE MARTIN
Dr. Martin is the most recent addition to our veterinary team at Port Royal. She hails from Cape Cod, Massachusetts where she earned her undergraduate degree at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She then followed her lifelong love all things Scottish and attended the School of veterinary medicine at the University of Glasgow, Scotland. She graduated in 2009 and moved to Wilmington, NC to begin her veterinary career.
She fell in love with educating clients about the importance of preventative care. Just like with humans, regular wellness exams provide the opportunity to diagnose and treat ailments early. The veterinary world tends to mirror changes in human medicine. As
In December of 2016, she moved to South Carolina to be closer to her parents who reside in the Bluffton area. She has a black Labrador named Chatham and a rescued senior cat named Mako, who is FIV positive and hyperthyroid. She is passionate about making hospital visits easier for owners and pets alike. This is made possible through the use and education of gentle handling, along with pheromones, anti-anxiety medication, positive reinforcement and minimally invasive exams.
Dr. Martin grew up on the beaches of Cape Cod which prepared her for southern shore life. Except, in the
EXTERNAL GROUP LIASION
Bob Ellis co-founded and is part-owner of Port Royal Veterinary Hospital along with Dr. Marikay Campbell and Shelia Ellis.
Bob has bachelor’s degrees in Psychology and Communications from the University of Detroit and previously worked as a supervising editor, production specialist, book and special projects editor and NASCAR columnist for the Detroit Free Press, Michigan’s largest daily newspaper.
“After 30 years in the newspaper business, I wanted to move to somewhere warm and near the
Outside of work, Bob is a runner who has competed in five marathons since turning 50 and approximately 30 half marathons and more than 100 10K races. He also enjoys swimming and kayaking and is an avid student of history and current events.
Bob serves on the board of directors for the Sea Island Rotary Club and volunteers for its Smile Mobile program, which provides free dental care to patients well below poverty level. Bob is also active in Adopt-A-Highway.
He serves on the Town of Port Royal’s Zoning Board of Adjustments and Appeals and is a member of the Historic Port Royal Foundation. Bob belongs to the Beaufort Chamber of Commerce and is a proud member of Port Royal’s Wardle Family YMCA.
SOCIAL MEDIA AND PUBLIC RELATIONS DIRECTOR
Shelia Ellis was a master groomer for 30 years and has retired from that profession. She is now our Social Media and Public Relations Director. She purchased Port Royal Veterinary Hospital along with Dr. Marikay Campbell and Bob Ellis in June 2009.
“We love our clients and try our best to make them feel as though they are family,” Shelia says. “We want to empower them to take a vital role in the medical care of their pets.”
Shelia has a Shetland Sheepdog named Swan, a French bulldog named Crash, and a Bengal cat named Jag. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, training her dogs, taking walks on the beach and spending time with her grandchildren.
“My name is Colin and I am new to the veterinary side of medicine. I am currently enrolled at USCB, majoring in biology, and serve as a Fleet Marine Force Corpsman in the USNR. I came to SC by way of PA and have two cats, Wilma and Fred.”
Erin McKee joined Port Royal Veterinary Hospital in January 2017. Born in Atlanta, she has lived in Port Royal for seven years and is a certified surgical technologist.
Erin has a Doberman named Piper and says she “can't imagine
She enjoys boating when the weather is nice and loves reading a good book on her days off.
“My name is Kristy and I have three fur babies. Since I was
“In my free time, I like to do DIY home projects and spend time with my dogs Butch and Sylvester and
Beverly Boehm’s career in animal husbandry includes more than 38 years in the equine industry in which she showed hunters and dressage, owned and managed
Beverly has more than 15 years’ experience as a large animal and small animal vet tech.
“I presently share my life with two rescue dogs: Bear, an 8-year-old Boykin Spaniel; and Bitsie, a 13-year old rat terrier/Jack Russell mix; Miss Kitty, an orange tabby; and Sherlock, a 46-year-old Yellow-Naped Amazon Parrot; and best friend of 35 years, Carol.”
Hobbies and passions: animal rescue – Beverly has rescued more than 40 cats, dogs, horses, donkeys, birds and goats – and arts and crafts such as making jewelry, painting and refinishing furniture.
“I have shared my experiences while living in seven states and the U.S. Virgin
“My family has been showing dogs and involved in the veterinary and grooming industry for many years. I started professionally grooming about 20 years ago in a grooming salon owned by my family in Michigan.
“I was trained by a master groomer. I moved to Port Royal in 2010 to be closer to my family. I appreciate animals of all species and sizes. I am the groomer at PRVH and love my job. I have a Cat named Lover Boy and a Shetland Sheepdog named Brie. I get a kick out of caring for my pets and helping with my niece and nephew. I enjoy cooking, reading, riding horses and traveling.”
CLIENT SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE
“Beaufort, SC native, music lover and someone who loves to have a good laugh
“Ever the critter lover, I currently have six fur babies as part of my family: two dogs (Charlie & Chuckie), a cat (Odin) and three guinea pigs (Sam, Elliott
“As a Client Services Representative at PRVH, I have been given the opportunity to contribute to bettering the health and welfare of pets. Such an opportunity is rewarding – it gives my work purpose. To be part of a team working toward the same goal is nothing short of amazing!”
CLIENT SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE
“My name is Joscelynne. I have two fur babies named Lily and Princess and a three-year-old named Jensyn.
“In my spare time, I like to take my daughter to do fun activities, refinish furniture, go to karaoke and cuddle with my pups. I’ve always had a passion for animals and love seeing all the fur babies and their favorite humans that come into our hospital!”
CLIENT SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE
April Haas is originally from Allentown, PA, and moved to Beaufort in March 2016 and is “loving it here,” she says.
April is married with two daughters and five grandkids. She’s also the proud mother of a hamster named Legosi and a Rottweiler named Tiff.
“My name is Jacqueline Garvin and I love being
HEATHER NICOLE GARCIA
Heather Nicole Garcia grew up in Antioch, Ill., and graduated from high school in 2010. She moved to South Carolina in 2013 with boyfriend Keith Thornton. She enrolled in Penn Foster’s veterinary technician program in 2015.
Heather has four fur babies, a dog and three cats: Pia, Suglio, La
Heather started working at Port Royal Veterinary Hospital in July 2015.
Hobbies: Spending time with family and friends, traveling, cooking, home décor and going to the
“I moved to Port Royal in July 2016 from Oregon to be a grandmother for the first time. I was led to Port Royal because my son-in-law and daughter are both in the Marine Corps. I also have an adult son, who also moved from Oregon at the same time. He is now living in Kentucky. In Oregon, my former husband and I owned and operated an Unfinished and Log Accented Furniture, along with a Unique Lumber Yard, since 1999.
“I am very outdoorsy. I spent a large majority of my free time on horseback. I was also a swine 4H leader for years, while my children were growing up. I have raised horses, mules, chickens, among many other animals that showed up at our funny farm. I also breed and raised Boston Terriers, which truly helped my empty nest syndrome. I enjoy
“Although that lifestyle is over, I am so blessed by my life today. I am here in South Carolina for a reason I believe, one in which I haven’t quite figured out yet. I have been so fortunate and grateful to find Port Royal Veterinary Hospital. I love my position with them. I am surrounded daily
LICENSED VETERINARY TECHNOLOGIST
“My name is Victoria. I am a licensed veterinary technologist. I enjoy working with all kinds of animals. I have two cats, one dog
“I am a big nerd who is into reading fantasy books and playing Pokemon games. I am an advocate for all animals and speak up for those who have no voice.”