Top Veterinarians in Sumter, SC

Are you new to town, new to pet ownership, or thinking about switching vets? I’ve done the research for you to help decide which veterinarian is best for you and your pet. My husband and I have two cats – Joanie and Goose – and one dog, Charlie, so we are VERY well versed in vet care and vet bills. I’ll break down these 5 veterinary offices from quality of care to cost and customer reviews.

1. Peach Orchard Veterinary Clinic

Located at 1266 Peach Orchard Road Sumter, SC 29154. Phone: (803) 494-8387 Email:

Closed on Sundays

Peach Orchard is a full service vet clinic offering veterinary care for dogs and cats including preventative and wellness care, surgeries such as spay and neutering, dental care, radiology, and microchipping. Dr. Addie Williams is praised for going above and beyond to ensure the health and wellbeing of her patients. Each member of the staff makes sure the patients have a thorough understanding of their pets condition so any and all worries are soothed. This is a very busy clinic but from personal experience, if your pet needs to see a vet right away Peach Orchard will do everything they can to squeeze you in. Highly recommend!

2. Hudson Veterinary Hospital

Located at 2565 Broad St, Sumter, SC 29150. Phone: 803-905-9700 Email:

Closed on Saturdays and Sundays

Hudson Veterinary Hospital, which opened in 2017 has quickly become one of the town favorites for vet care. They are currently the top rated vet in Sumter on google with 4.4 stars and 241 reviews at the time of writing. Dr. Kevin Hudson provides preventative care, internal medicine, surgery, radiology, stem cell therapy, and lab services. Nearly all of their reviews mention the knowledgable and friendly staff, and many people have expressed how thankful they are for Dr. Hudson’s patience in soothing their worries and explaining every detail of their pets condition. Hudson’s care and services are definitely valued by our community. They are a busy office so make sure you call to get your preventative care appointments made in advance just in case there’s a wait for getting in to see the doctor.

3. Guignard Animal Clinic

Located at 1216 S. Guignard Drive, Sumter, SC 29150. Phone: 803-775-9152 Email:

Closed on Saturdays & Sundays

Guignard Animal Clinic has the highest quantity of reviews for a vet office in Sumter, with 4.2 stars and over 450 reviews at the time of writing! Resources say they’ve been serving the Sumter community for over 30 years. Dr. Nicolae Mut offers preventative examinations, vaccinations, routine annual testing, digital radiography, laboratory testing, and a full pharmacy. They’re also available for house calls if needed! Guignard is the only veterinarian on this list whose website mentions exotic animal care, so if you have a non traditional pet they have you covered. Reviews mention staff that go above and beyond to ensure that customers/patients feel taken care of, and gratefulness for the vet’s professionalism and passion for animals.

4. Palmetto Veterinary Clinic

Located at 463 N Guignard Dr. Sumter,SC 29150. Phone: (803) 773-5506 Email:

Closed on Saturdays & Sundays

Palmetto Vet Clinic is a full service veterinarian office providing medical care, surgical care and dental care. Customer reviews mention Dr. Alexa McClary taking her time with each of her patients and making sure they have all of their questions answered. Others have mentioned great interactions with the entire staff of the office from receptionists to vet techs. One customer even states “They truly are invested in your pets wellbeing and not the profits.” It seems safe to say your pets will be in good hands with Dr. McClary!

5. Advanced Veterinary Hospital

Located at 1230 Wilson Hall Rd. Sumter, South Carolina, 29150. Phone: 803-469-6077 Email:

Open until noon on Saturdays & closed on Sundays

Advanced Veterinary Hospital and Dr. Chris Gerard have been serving Sumter since 1998. They provide pet wellness and vaccination programs, diagnostics, surgery services including spay and neuter, dental cleanings, radiology, and more. Dr. Gerard is very thorough with each pet’s exam and makes sure to go over any concerns he has about their condition whether related to the topic of the visit or not. Since covid, Advanced Veterinary Hospital has not returned to regular in office visits. The receptionist will come retrieve your pet and bring it inside where Dr. Gerard will examine them and call you on the phone to carry out the visit while you stay outside in your car. Dr. Gerard is praised in reviews for his patience, empathy, and extensive knowledge of vet care.

There are plenty of great options for vet care in Sumter

If your pet is in need of medical attention, don’t stress! After doing this digging I’m definitely resting easy knowing we have so many well loved and well qualified veterinarians in town. If I didn’t include your vet and you’d like to give them a shout out in the comments please do!

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