Our Staff

Hi, I'm Athena Chappell

Hi, I'm Athena Chappell

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. I cared for Dr. John’s equine patients until he built the equine hospital in 2002. Since 2003 I have been the practice manager for both hospitals. 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.”

I am happily married to Dr. John “Hun,” totally enjoy our “spoiled” babies large and small, love the Lord Jesus and serving Him.

Kelsea Reynolds

Kelsea Reynolds

Support Services

Hey, y’all! My name is Kelsea Reynolds. I was born and raised in Rock Hill, SC. I love to ride horses and spend most of my weekends on the road to rodeos! I compete in barrel racing, pole bending, and goat tying.

I started working in the vet field as a sophomore in high school as an extra hand after school. Since then I have moved on and started working at Chappell Animal Hospital in 2016.

Being around animals and especially horses makes going to work something to look forward to. I am here to help you and your pet in any way I can, large or small.

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How are you? I'm Cynthia

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.

Heyyyy! My name is Kristen Grubb

Heyyyy! My name is Kristen Grubb

Client Services

I was born in Rock Hill, SC and currently reside here. As a girl, I grew up on a farm with horses, cows and dogs. Living in that type of atmosphere has inspired me to pursue in the field of Veterinary Science. In order to accomplish that goal, I am currently enrolled at Clemson University majoring in Pre-Vet and Animal Science

I started my journey at Chappell Animal Hospital as a senior in high school working as an intern, eventually becoming a vet assistant. My goal is to make sure that every animal has the fighting chance they serve! I wish everyone the best of luck with all of your future endeavors. Have a great day and remember…. GO TIGERS!

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Hey I am Stephanie White

Hey I am Stephanie White

Client Services

I was born and raised in York South Carolina. I started Chappell Animal Hospital in 2015. You will see me at the front desk, I am willing to help you in any way possible. I have two spoiled rotten dogs Cali and Sheba. They are my absolute world! Outside of work I enjoy going to dirt track races, riding four wheelers, and spending time with my friends and family. I am glad to be a part of Chappell Animal Hospital and I couldn’t imagine doing anything else!

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Shane Sigmon

Shane Sigmon

Maintenance Services

Hello, how are you? I’m Shane Sigmon. 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 twenty-eight years, a father of three, and grandfather of four. I enjoy Scouting (BSA) with my son (Troop 161), fishing, and spending time with my wife, my two daughters, and my four wonderful grandchildren with whom God has blessed me.

I joined Chappell Animal Hospital & Equine Services in May 2010, as the maintenance technician for both hospitals and grounds. I’m here to help the clients and their pets have a safe, clean and nice visit.

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Alex Glasscock

Alex Glasscock

Vet Assistant

Hey! My name is Alex Glasscock. I was born and raised in Catawba, SC, and grew up on a farm with horses, dogs and cats. Its always been a dream of mine to help animals in need. In my spare time you might find me riding horses, playing fetch with the dogs, and swimming. After working at another animal hospital for 3 years, I joined the Chappells staff in 2016. Currently my role as a vet assistant includes helping the doctors with any task that needs to be done. I am here to make you and your pets happy!

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Terri Randle

Terri Randle

Client Services

Hi, I’m Terri Randle.

I am a native of Belmont, NC. I moved to Kings Mountain, NC in 1991 when I met and married the love of my life, Tony. Our 23 years of marriage have been wonderful years. We have two sons, John and Ryan. We are proud to say our son, John, is a soldier serving in the U.S. Army in Japan. And Ryan will graduate Kings Mountain High School next year to go on to college. I love to spend time with my family, friends and our pets. Scratchy is our loving feline, and Banjo our senior Terrier-x. We attend Bethlehem Baptist Church. God has blessed our family so much.

I love working at Chappell Animal Hospital… here I get to do two things that I love which is to be around animals and to assist the clients. You will see me in the office area, I look forward to chatting and assisting you and your fur babies.

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Our Doctors

Hello! I'm Dr. John Chappell III, DVM

Hello! I'm Dr. John Chappell III, DVM

Practice Owner, Small and Large Animal 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. We live in York, SC along with our many spoiled pets.

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

I am excited about what the future has in store and will continue to strive to put the needs of my clients and their furry companions first.

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.

Dr. Libby J. McKay, DVM

Dr. Libby J. McKay, DVM

Small Animal Veterinarian

As a native South Carolinian who grew up in the Midlands, one of Libby’s earliest memories involved being asked by “Mr. Knozit” what she wanted to be when she grew up…. and she responded with a four-year-old’s enthusiasm, “A horse doctor!”

Though still passionate about horses, now she just “plays” with them (trail riding, dressage) while her professional focus is on companion animals, primarily dogs and cats. After graduating from Clemson University in 1984, Libby studied at the University of Georgia where she developed an interest in dermatology and small animal behavior medicine before earning her DVM in 1988. Her first two years as a veterinarian were spent in a busy mixed animal practice where she says she saw “everything but pigs.”

She then moved to Lexington, where she managed and later purchased a semi-rural small animal clinic where she worked as a solo practitioner for 17 years before moving to the Rock Hill area and joining Chappell Animal Hospital in late 2007.

Libby enjoys many aspects and challenges of veterinary medicine, but she is most passionate about promoting and fostering the human-animal bond, and especially appreciates the opportunity to spend time with her new puppy and kitten owners, making sure they get off to a good start with their new friend.

Outside of work, her many interests include gardening/landscaping, hiking, reading history/old things, and “almost anything Scottish.” She lives in rural western York county on a small farm property she shares with her four-legged family.