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Dr. Jim Holden is a native South Carolinian who received his Bachelor of Science from Clemson University and his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Georgia in 1983.

Growing up on a small farm in the Upstate inspired Jim from an early age to pursue Veterinary Medicine. During his almost 40 year career, he has cared for a myriad of creatures large and small, domestic and wild, and even some famous “movie star” exotic animals.

He has practiced in Beaufort since 1986, succeeding Dr. Bruce Pratt at Holly Hall Animal Hospital on Lady's Island before opening Sea Island Animal Hospital in 1998 and Veterinary Wellness Care in 2011.

Jim loves being outdoors and exploring the natural world through hiking, backpacking, camping, paddling, boating, and skiing. He feels most at home when surrounded by Nature.

He feels very privileged to have been able to live and pursue his chosen profession in our beautiful Lowcountry environment and looks forward to helping pets and their owners for years to come.

Jim Holden, DVM


Dr. Maggie Culbertson (Dr. Cub) is from Georgetown, South Carolina. Maggie received her Bachelor of Science from Clemson University. After graduation, she went to Zambia, Africa through the Peace Corps for agricultural improvement. She then went to Grenada, West Indies, where she received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at St. George's University. Her clinical year was completed at Auburn University School of Veterinary Medicine.

Maggie practices acupuncture, an alternate form of medicine, on dogs and cats. She is currently taking Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine courses through Chi
University. Her goal is to incorporate holistic veterinary medicine practices with western medicine.  

Maggie wanted to be a veterinarian since she was a little girl. Ever since her parents gave her a Playschool Veterinarian toy kit, she knew her calling. She has always had a
love for animals and nature. She enjoys walks on the Spanish Moss Trail and going to the beach with her dog, Wrigley.

Maggie Culbertson, DVM


Kathy Livingston, Licensed Veterinary Technician, was born and raised in Beaufort, South Carolina.  She received her degree in Animal Health Technology from the Tri-County Technical College in Pendleton, South Carolina.

She has worked in the veterinarian industry for over 35 years, of which 33 of those years have been spent with Dr. Jim Holden. 

In her spare time, Kathy enjoys wildlife photography, painting and helping to care for several animals on a local farm. 

Kathy Livingston, Vet Tech

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