VCA Animal Specialty Center of South Carolina

Kevin Kunkel, DVM, DACVS-SA, Veterinary Specialist

DVM, Colorado State University
Certifications: DACVS-SA
Departments: Surgery


Dr. Kunkel earned his B.S. degree in physiology from Cornell University and his D.V.M. from Colorado State University. After four years in private practice, Dr. Kunkel began his specialty training. He completed a rotating small animal internship at Oklahoma State University and a small animal surgery internship at VCA Veterinary Referral and Emergency Center in Connecticut. He joined VCA Animal Specialty Center of South Carolina in 2007 and completed his residency and board certification in 2012. His clinical and research interests include both soft tissue and orthopedic surgery with special interests in cruciate disease and orthopedic implants.

Dr. Kunkel is a certified PennHIP member. PennHIP represents the non-profit veterinary health service University of Pennsylvania Hip Improvement Program that developed a multifaceted radiographic methodology to more accurately measure and assess canine hip quality and joint laxity and the existence or likelihood of developing osteoarthritis (OA) also known as degenerative joint disease (DJD), the hallmark of hip dysplasia (HD). For more information about PennHIP, please visit

After hours Kevin enjoys working on his horse farm with his wife, sons, dogs and horses and enjoys hunting, fishing, and polo.


General Practice

We have over 600 animal hospitals in 41 states and 4 Canadian provinces that are staffed by more than 3,000 fully-qualified, dedicated and compassionate veterinarians, with more than 400 being board-certified specialists.

The nationwide VCA family of general practice hospitals give your pet the very best in medical care, providing a full range of general medical and surgical services as well as specialized treatments such as wellness, spay/neuter, advanced diagnostic services (MRI/CT Scan), internal medicine, oncology, ophthalmology, dermatology, cardiology, neurology, boarding, and grooming. Services may vary by location.

Our family of pet hospitals stands out by delivering the greatest resources in order provide the highest quality care available for your pets. By maintaining the highest standards of pet health care available anywhere, we emphasize prevention as well as healing. We provide continuing education programs to our doctors and staff and promote the open exchange of professional knowledge and expertise. And finally, we have established a consistent program of procedures and techniques, proven to be the most effective in keeping pets healthy.

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Emergency Care

VCA Animal Specialty Center of South Carolina is open Monday-Friday 8 AM-5 PM; Saturday 8 AM-3 PM; closed on Sundays. If your pet has a medical emergency during our hospital’s hours, please telephone us immediately at 803-798-0803. Our experienced team of veterinarians, technicians and assistants are here to help you and your pet.

Our address is:

VCA Animal Specialty Center of South Carolina
3912 Fernandina Road
Columbia, SC 29210
Phone: 803-798-0803

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If your pet is experiencing a medical crisis when our hospital is closed, you may take your pet to the following 24/7/365 veterinary emergency hospital in our vicinity:

South Carolina Veterinary Specialists & Emergency Care
3924 Fernandina Road
Columbia, SC 29210