Staff

Doctors:

Jose Biascoechea, DVM, Dipl. ABVP (Avian Practice)

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Jose Biascoechea, DVM, DABVP earned his BS and DVM from Kansas State University. He is board-certified by the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners in Avian Practice. He founded Exotic Vet Care in 2000 and has been practicing exclusively exotic animal medicine and surgery since. He is the staff veterinarian for The Center for Birds of Prey and provides consulting and relief services for the South Carolina Aquarium and The Turtle Survival Center. He lectures frequently at local, state and national conferences.

Dr. Biascoechea in the news!

Katie Rainwater, MA, DVM

Dr RainwaterAfter a year-long small-animal internship with Georgia Veterinary Specialists, Dr. Rainwater joined our team in November of 2008. A graduate of the zoological track at UC Davis and a California native, she has a colorful history of globetrotting animal experience, including leading research groups studying black howler monkeys in Belize, working with ringtailed lemurs in Madagascar, and studying elephants in Namibia.  She is a Category II USDA-APHIS accredited veterinarian.  She attends continuing education seminars several times a year to keep up with the latest developments in avian and exotic medicine. She and her husband welcomed their new baby into the world in August 2013 and they couldn’t be more proud. When not in the clinic she enjoys stand-up paddleboarding and napping on the porch with her cats Dexter and Fireplace.

Dr. Rainwater in the news!

The doctors and staff of Exotic Vet Care, 2016. What a great team!


 
 

Support Team:

Kerry Bateman: Practice Manager

Kerry has been managing Exotic Vet Care since 2003. When she is not working to keep the clinic running smoothly and all of our clients and patients happy, she enjoys singing, playing guitar, crafts, and being mommy to 2 formerly stray kitties: Peek and Essie.

Brittny Gallo: Client Services Coordinator

A lover of all animals, Brittny came to us with many years of experience in veterinary reception and customer service. Wanting to spread her wings, she left the world of dog and cat medicine to join our exotic team. When she is not behind the desk she loves to spend time with friends, family, and her two dogs, Rufus and Beverly, hiking, cooking, and doing arts and crafts.

Annde Pfeifer: Veterinary Technician

With nearly a decade of experience as a veterinary technician, Annde joined us in April of 2014. Her confidence and competence help keep everyone focused and organized, and her attention to detail ensures the highest standard of care for our patients. Her vivacity and exuberance bring a positive energy to the practice. When she is not providing top-notch care and service, she enjoys reading and hanging out with her mixed-breed dog Rustle, Western Hognose snake Kevin Bacon, and python Flexx.

Kori Cotteleer: Veterinary Technician

Kori came to us from The Avian Medical Clinic in March of 2017 with a BS in Animal Ecology and a minor in Biology. She has 6 years of experience in wildlife rehabilitation and has worked with exotic vets in three states. Her experience in avian surgical monitoring and assisting makes her indispensable in the surgical suite. Her enthusiastic and helpful manner makes her indispensable everywhere else. In her spare time she enjoys being outside and exploring all Charleston has to offer. At home she cares for her two rescued ball pythons and fosters bearded dragons until she can find them permanent homes.

Lisa Avant, RN: Veterinary Technician

An avid reptile enthusiast, Lisa is also mother to Bella, the daintiest Mollucan cockatoo ever hatched. She has been with Exotic Vet Care since the clinic’s inception in 2000. Technically retired, Lisa is here the first Saturday of each month because she loves us THAT much!  She also enjoys cooking, reading, and basking in the sunshine (much like her reptilian cohorts).

Brian Ross: Technician Assistant

*bio coming soon*