VCA Animal Specialty Center of South Carolina

Michelle Waschak, DVM, DACVS, Veterinary Specialist

DVM, University of Georgia
Certifications: DACVS
Masters of Science in Veterinary Medicine, University of Missouri
Departments: Surgery


Dr. Waschak, Diplomate American College of Veterinary Surgeons, received her D.V.M. from the University of Georgia. After internships at the University of Tennessee and at a private surgical referral practice in Cincinnati, she completed surgical residency and a Masters in Veterinary Science degree at the University of Missouri. Board certified in surgery in 1997, Dr. Waschak joined SCVS after being an associate professor in Mississippi State University's clinical teaching program.

Dr. Waschak has previously served as an officer of the Greater Columbia Association of Veterinarians and she is the rising President of the Society of Veterinary Soft Tissue Surgery where she interacts with some of the country's best soft tissue surgeons. Her interests include oncological surgery, reconstructive and dermatologic surgery, gastrointestinal surgery, thoracic surgery and minimally invasive surgical procedures. She frequently lectures on these subjects at local and regional continuing education seminars.

Dr. Waschak is a homebody and book nerd who enjoys spending her free time with a good book or with her family, friends and pets. She currently has two dogs: (Rottweiler and Chihuahua), a love bird and a duck.




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