Our Philosophy

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280 Rutledge Ave, Charleston, SC 29403

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 Great Medicine. Good Sense.

Our philosophy at Charleston Harbor Veterinarians is to provide Great Medicine, but also Good Sense. That means a vet clinic centered on pets AND their people.

Dr. Blackwood and Dr. Kahuda have always loved and valued their careers as veterinarians, but discovered that often pets and their owners actually dislike and sometimes even avoid veterinary visits.  They knew there had to be a better way and set out to make changes to the basic model of an animal hospital in order to create a new experience – one the pet and their owners may actually look forward to!

The vision for what that experience should look like is simplified in three words:


A less stressful experience for pets in an environment that feels more like home than hospital.


The day can be hard enough without a hassle at the vet clinic.  We want to make this easy for you.


A limited walls model and educational mindset ensure you are never left in the dark about your pet’s health care.

We also know that finances can be a barrier to obtaining healthcare for your pet. The advances in medicine for both humans and our pets have made costs increase in recent years. While we cannot magically make the costs go away, we will work hard to be open-minded and flexible with our medical recommendations to keep your pet healthy while also attending to the needs of your family. It is our belief that this common sense approach will result in the most successful health outcome possible in any given situation.

We are excited about introducing you to our practice and look forward to creating an experience that is tailored to your unique needs!sunset

Read the Reviews

#1 Vet in Charleston on Yelp

Love this place! A very relaxed and comfortable environment, and the staff is so nice and very professional. I would highly recommend to any pet owner, especially those of you with anxious pets. I think my cat actually kind of enjoys going to the vet. -Mary B. on Yelp | Click to Read all Yelp Reviews

5 Stars on Facebook

Best Vet I have ever been to! I have a scardy cat, the Doc got down on the floor for what felt like ten minutes, just to get my fluffy to be calm, totally worked. So heartwarming! Love these guys! – I.Mills on Facebook | Click to Read all Facebook Reviews

5 Stars on Google

They are awesome. Love Harbor vets. Attentive to my puppy’s routine meds, loving and affectionate with her, and they explain everything so you can make informed decisions. The exam rooms are warm comfortable and the facility is immaculate. My puppy loves it too. – Sally O. on Google | Click to Read all Google Reviews

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