Kevin McGinn, DVM
Dr. Kevin McGinn is a General Practitioner as well as the founder of Sangaree Animal Hospital.
A native of Atlanta, Georgia, Dr. McGinn credits his father with instilling in him a love and respect for animals from an early age. As a child, he also learned the value and importance of proper animal care from the family's beloved pets and then later as a volunteer at Lenox Animal Hospital in Atlanta.
After graduating from high school, Dr. McGinn enrolled in Emory University in 1973. Soon after beginning his studies, he transferred to the University of Georgia where he continued his studies, majoring in Animal Science. In 1977 he was accepted into the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine and was named the Outstanding Animal Science Student by the University.
In 1981, he earned his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine and began practicing. Since then, he has developed a particular professional interest in dermatology and endocrine diseases. He is also a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, South Carolina Association of Veterinarians, and the Trident Veterinary Medical Association.
Asked what he loves most about his career choice, Dr. McGinn says it is being part of the human/animal bond and helping children and seniors cherish their pets. Dr. McGinn is a pet owner as well, and has three Chihuahuas, a Shih Tzu and two cats. In his spare time, he also enjoys traveling, skiing, hiking and cooking.
Angela Penrod, DVM
Dr. Angela Penrod joined Sangaree Animal Hospital in mid 2013 as a General Practitioner and Associate Veterinarian.
Dr. Penrod is a native of Iowa and spent the first part of her life living in the Quad Cities. She graduated from Purdue University’s School of Veterinary Medicine where she earned her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 1993. After earning her degree, Dr. Penrod went back home to the Quad Cities where she worked in many different general practices. Over these fifteen years of work, she was often named the practice’s primary emergency contact. This unique factor landed Dr. Penrod a full-time job in 2008 at the Animal Emergency Center of the Quad Cities. Dr. Penrod moved with her family to South Carolina in 2013 where she began working with us at Sangaree Animal Hospital.
Dr. Penrod’s veterinary interests also extend to the areas of internal medicine, endocrine diseases and surgery. Her dedication to animals continues outside of Sangaree. At home, she has five pets including Blanco and Sam, two short hair felines, Princess, a mixed-breed long-haired terrier, Blossom an umbrella cockatoo, and Pixie, a beautiful Chihuahua.
Jessica Holland, DVM
Relocating from Pittsburgh to the Sunshine State, Dr. Jessica Holland joined the team at Sangaree Animal Hospital in November 2016 as an Associate Veterinarian.
Dr. Holland earned her degree in veterinary medicine from Michigan State University in 2009. She was inspired to help animals at a young age and entered the veterinary field as a kennel technician in high school. As an undergraduate, Dr. Holland received her Bachelor of Science in Equine Science from Colorado State University, where she graduated as an honors scholar in 2005.
While earning her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Holland worked as a veterinary technician and completed internships at equine hospitals where she gained valuable first-hand experience. Following graduation, Dr. Holland practiced as an associate veterinarian at an equine hospital before shifting her focus to small animal medicine. Dr. Holland’s areas of professional interest include surgery, ophthalmology, and cardiology.
Dr. Holland finds pleasure in cooking, baking, and exploring new restaurants. She is also a lover of the great outdoors and enjoys walking and water sports. Since moving to South Carolina, Dr. Holland looks forward to paddle boarding and surfing in her free time. Dr. Holland shares a home with her wife, two dogs, and two cats.
Ashley Balzano, DVM
Dr. Ashley Balzano joined the medical team at Sangaree Animal Hospital as an associate veterinarian in September 2018.
Dr. Balzano decided she wanted to be a veterinarian at the young age of five years old. Her natural, lifelong connection with animals drives her to provide the outstanding clinical care they need to be happy and healthy, as well as support the people who love them.
Born on the beautiful island of Maui, Dr. Balzano moved to Summerville, SC when she was eleven years old. Dr. Balzano obtained a bachelor’s degree in biology with a minor in chemistry from the College of Charleston in 2011. Motivated to bring her dream career as a veterinarian to life, Dr. Balzano gained valuable hands-on experience during her undergraduate studies by working as a veterinary assistant for five years.
In 2016, Dr. Balzano graduated from the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree. While working towards her degree, Dr. Balzano was a student technician in the ICU at the University of Minnesota Veterinary Medical Center. She also participated in VeTouch and SIRVS, two separate student organizations aimed at providing free basic health care to pets owned by low-income residents in underserved areas of the twin cities.
After graduation, Dr. Balzano started her career as a veterinarian in Minnesota where she practiced for one year before returning to Summerville. Most of all, Dr. Balzano finds fulfillment in developing lasting relationships with clients and their special pets and diagnosing and treating challenging cases. She has professional interests in internal medicine and surgery.
Her first pet was a grey DSH named Mr. Blue. Currently, she has three rescued felines: Starbuck, Jinx, and Scarlet. All of whom are great at begging for food! Outside of her work in the veterinary field, Dr. Balzano likes to spend time on the water, exercise, horseback ride, and travel.