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Welcome to Westside Veterinary Clinic
Your Veterinarians in Florence SC


Westside Veterinary Clinic is a full-service animal hospital and welcomes both emergency treatment cases as well as pet patients in need of routine medical, surgical, dental care, x-ray, boarding, and exotic pet medicine. Our three full time veterinarians as well as our staff have years of experience treating serious conditions and offering regular pet wellness care. Beyond first-rate pet care, we make our clinic comfortable, kid-friendly, and calm, so your pet can relax in the waiting room and look forward to meeting our Florence veterinarians.

At Westside Veterinary Clinic, we treat your pets like the valued family members they are.

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  • Dr. Charles Hewitt

    Dr. Charles 'Chuck' Hewitt was born and raised in Florence, SC, and after attending Tuskegee University for veterinary school, returned back to his hometown to open his practice. When he is not treating animals at Westside Veterinary Clinic, you can find him fishing on a boat or driving his tractor. Dr. Hewitt owns two Labrador Retrievers: an English yellow lab, Remi, and a black lab, Whistle. Wilson, a mixed breed rescue, is also part of the family. He has a soft spot for puppies, but his favorite aspect of the job is being able to see the animals grow up and know them throughout their lives.

    Fun Fact: Dr. Hewitt loves the beautiful sunsets of South Carolina and often takes pictures to share with friends and family!

  • Dr. Sylvia Hewitt

    Dr. Sylvia Hewitt is originally from Venezuela, but after moving to the United States, she attended Louisiana State University for her undergraduate education and then Tuskegee University for veterinary school. She then settled in Florence, SC to start a family and open the practice. After a busy day at the office, Dr. Hewitt enjoys going on walks or working in the yard on her plants and flowers. She owns Alvin, a yellow cat, a yellow, English Labrador Retriever, Remi, a black, American Labrador Retriever, Whistle, and her mixed breed rescue, Wilson.  Her favorite aspects of being a veterinarian are being able to help make pets feel better and working with her wonderful staff members.

    Fun Fact: Dr. Hewitt loves to salsa dance and she always looks forward to watching the sunrise!

  • Dr. Marita Anderson

    Dr. Marita Anderson is originally from New Jersey and attended the University of Georgia for veterinary school. She is our exotic pet expert here at Westside. In her free time, she enjoys horseback riding, traveling, skiing, dancing, or going out for a drive! Dr. Anderson is the owner of French Bulldogs that are hilarious, cuddly, and playful. Kevlan, Berreta, and Dahlia are her sweet, loyal, and intelligent large breed dogs. Mini is the little princess of the house and Darby and Doodle are the trouble makers! Dr. Anderson's favorite aspects of being a vet are the animals, the people, and being able to make a positive impact on their lives.

    Fun Fact: Dr. Anderson is about to become a grandmother for the first time and she is so excited!

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Read What Our Clients Say

    WVC has been my vet of choice for over 14 years. They seem me through first shots and the pain of having to say goodbye. Through it all, the entire staff has been wonderfully thoughtful, caring and supportive AND they love, love your babies as their own.

    Sharon M.

    they always take care of my fur babies

    Noah T.

    It's hard to put into a shirt summary how much of a appreciation I have for the place and the many reasons why. If you are looking for a vet I would recommend them every time.

    Chris K.

    Amazing veterinarians. Amazing staff. Amazing prices! They are fast and very sufficient. Will travel from out of town because they are so great!

    Kathleen B.

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For after hours emergencies, please call (843) 713-1926

Regular business hours please call: (843) 673-9233.


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