Meet Dr. John and the staff

Hello! I’m Dr. John Chappell III, DVM

Practice Owner / Veterinarian

Hello, I am “Dr. John” H. Chappell III, DVM.
I am a native of Rock Hill where my family’s roots run deep having been involved in farming and livestock in the area since 1915.
I am a practice owner as well as a large and small animal veterinarian. A member of the SC Association of Veterinarians, American Veterinary Medical Association, American Association of Equine Practitioners and remain an active alumnus of Tuskegee University. I’m an avid supporter both professionally and personally of York County events that promote both the small and large animal industry.

I enjoy my work, being outdoors, old cars, singing, and giving glory to the Lord in all things. Many years ago my father, Curwood P. Chappell, instilled in me the desire to help animals. He worked closely with nearby farmers providing herd health products through his company Chappells Breeding Service.

I attended Clemson University and received a bachelors and masters degree in Animal Science and agriculture. I graduated from Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1988. After graduation I returned home to begin Chappell Animal Hospital and in 1994 opened Chappell Equine Services. Over the years I have dedicated myself to providing comprehensive pet health care for my clients and patients, realizing that the two can’t be separated.

In November 2003, I married Athena, my best friend. She has become a vital part of our practice. Without her prayers and vision we would not be where we are today. To Zoe… I love and enjoy being “Daddy” to the most beautiful, amazing, funny, smart and most caring daughter in the universe. We love you! We live in York, SC along with our many spoiled pets.

I have been a practicing veterinarian for over thirty years now and still enjoy the diversity of medicine and surgery in a mixed animal practice.

We at Chappell Animal Hospital will continue my Father’s legacy… treat people like you want to be treated and help out as often as you can. It served him well as it does us.

Hi, I’m Athena

Practice Manager

I’m a native of Belmont, North Carolina but moved across the line to York, SC in 1986. I’m truly a southern girl with southern grit!

I teamed up with Chappell’s in 1989 and have been the practice manager since 2003. I love to help people care for their animals. And I’m here to assist all in providing “your babies” the “VERY BEST IN AFFORDABLE CARE.” It is such a humbling blessing to open shut doors to “provide opportunities” and “lead” in training-up of York County’s best veterinary employees, for our clients.

I am happily married to Dr. John “Hun” and love being “Momma” to our beautiful, amazing, wonderful, and loving daughter, Zoe!! I totally enjoy our “spoiled” babies large and small. Love beyond and most “Thankful For All” to my Lord and Savior, Jesus Forever-Together!

Hey, Y’all! I’m Bryanna!

Vet Assistant

I was born and raised in Rock Hill, SC and caring for animals is in my blood! I love on a farm with my family where we have 4 Labrador Retrievers, 2 cats, 4 ducks, 4 pygmy goats, a pig, chickens and turkeys. I have always loved the farm life and enjoying the outdoors.

I graduated from Lewisville High School in 2015 and attended Columbia College. I graduated in December of 2018 with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. I started working with Chappell Animal Hospital in May of my senior year of college and I absolutely love it!

I have been accepted into Tuskegee University College of Veterinary Medicine and will begin the journey to obtain my DVM in August. I am getting married in July to my high school sweetheart and will then move to Alabama. I am truly Blessed and excited for this new chapter!

Hi, I’m Stevie

Client Services

I am a native of For Lawn, SC. I have lived there for 13 years but recently moved to Richburg, SC in November of 2018 after marrying the love of my life, Tyler. We live there with our many fur babies: 4 doggies, 2 cats, 3 chickens and a duck.

I thoroughly enjoy spending time with my family and friends. I attend New Hope Baptist Church of Rock Hill, SC.

I love my job here at Chappell Animal Hospital! You will catch me at the front desk checking in your fur babies or sometimes in the back lending a helping hand. I look forward to meeting you and your babies! God Bless.

Hello, how are you? I’m Shane

Veterinary Assistant/Services

I’m a native of Belmont, North Carolina. I moved to York, South Carolina in 1992 and still reside there. I have been married for thirty-two years, a father of three, and grandfather of six. I enjoy fishing, spending time with my wife, my two daughters, and my six wonderful grandchildren with whom God has blessed me.

I joined Chappell Animal Hospital in May 2010, as the maintenance technician for the hospital and grounds. Along the way, I’ve trained as a veterinary assistant with Dr. John. I’ve helped and enjoyed meeting many of you and your pets/horses at the clinic, equine barn, and on farm calls with Dr. John. I’m here to help you and your pets.

Hi… My name is YANORI “Mary”

Veterinary Assistant

I am from Costa Rica. I moved to the USA in 2014 and now live in Lancaster, SC. I have been married to my wonderful husband, Ronald, since 2012. I have two adopted dogs, Amy and Moses, and five cats.

I started working at Chappell Animal Hospital in August 2018, my job is assisting in the rooms and keeping the kennels clean.

This is a big opportunity for me, everyday meeting and helping clients; and the staff at this hospital are teaching me!

I love working here… Thanks, a lot… Dr. Chappell, clients, staff and family for this opportunity.

Hi, I’m Terri

Client Services Manager

I am a native of Belmont, NC. I moved to Kings Mtn, NC, in 1991 when I met the love of my life, Tony. We married in 1993. I am proud to say we have 2 wonderful sons, John and Ryan. We live on our cattle farm in Kings Mtn.

I love to spend time with my family, friends and our fur babies. Scratchy is our loving feline and Baby is our Red Heeler that has lots of energy.

We attend Bethlehem Baptist Church. God blesses our family so much each and every day.

I have been working at Chappell Animal Hospital since 2016. I love it… here I get to do two things that I love, which are to be around and to assist animals, and their owners. You will see me wherever I’m needed. I look forward to chatting and assisting you and your fur babies.

Hi, Y’all, I’m Zoe 🙂

Volunteer… Client/Veterinary Services

I am a native of Flagstaff, AZ. I went to MO at 7 years old for foster care. At 8 years old, I came to South Carolina for a 30-day visit and that turned into my forever home. Now, I am 11 years old and love being the daughter of John and Athena.

I have 7 cats, 3 dogs, 2 horses and a loving God. I go to Rock Hill Dream Center Church.

I started helping/volunteering with my dad, Dr. John, as soon as I arrived. I love working with my dad and keeping the clients and patients company. I also love watching how my dad examines the animals. I love the entire clinic and the people I meet and their fur babies. I especially like the equine services. What I want to do here is to learn to be a vet and to provide friendly services. 🙂

How are you? I’m Cynthia

Client Services

I was born and raised in North Carolina, where I lived until 1995. After working for 31 years and a short “retirement,” I landed here.

Now I live in this area with my husband and my critters. My favorite things have always been God, my family and of course my furry babies.

I’ve been a part of Chappell’s since February 2005. You will catch me at the front desk in Client Services. I’m here to help you in any way that I can.