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Dr. David E. Steele


Medical Director and Co-Owner


Dr. David Steele is a distinguished veterinarian renowned for his unwavering commitment to the well-being of animals and the nurturing of the human-animal bond. Graduating with distinction from Auburn University, Dr. Steele earned his Bachelor of Science in microbiology in 1989, followed by his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine with honors from the esteemed College of Veterinary Medicine at Auburn University in 1992.

With a career spanning over three decades, Dr. Steele's passion for animal care led him through various roles in small animal practices and after-hours emergency care before settling in Mount Pleasant in 1994. Alongside his dedicated spouse, Dr. Leslie Steele, Dr. Steele co-founded the Charleston Cat Clinic in 1995, setting a benchmark for feline healthcare in the region.

In 2001, Drs. David and Leslie Steele embarked on a new chapter by founding Advanced Animal Care of Mount Pleasant, a beacon of excellence in veterinary care. Dr. Steele's practice philosophy revolves around general preventative medicine and wellness care, with a profound interest in behavioral medicine and fostering meaningful connections between pets and their human companions.

“In relationship with our pets, humans are the beneficiary of unconditional, non-judgmental love, better health and so much more. It is an honor to have dedicated my life and professional career to the betterment of animal health, welfare and the promotion of the human-animal bond.”

A natural educator at heart, Dr. Steele finds fulfillment in enlightening pet owners about the marvels of their animal companions. His distinctive approach to veterinary medicine is characterized by a blend of expertise, empathy, and a genuine zeal for teaching. Beyond his professional endeavors, Dr. Steele is a multifaceted individual with diverse interests. An amateur banjo player, he finds solace in music, alongside engaging in scholarly discussions on theology and philosophy. Dr. Steele is committed to holistic well-being and dedicates time to fitness, karate, and nurturing his native garden oasis.

At home, Dr. Steele cherishes precious moments with his family, including his beloved wife Leslie, and their two daughters, MaryLou and Olivia. Their household is enriched by the presence of numerous furry companions, embodying their unwavering devotion to animal welfare both personally and professionally.

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“The staff at Advanced Animal Care is by far the best around. Always kind and courteous. Always so genuinely concerned about their patients. They take time with both the animal and their owners to make it truly a pleasant experience for all. ALWAYS willing to see you if your pet is sick. I have never before had a vet that has dedicated more time to my dogs general health than Dr. David. They are the absolute best!!”  - Becky Kemp, Google Review, 9/13/22

“I honestly couldn’t say enough good things about this place. They were extremely kind and provided me with so many answers! My puppy has had some skin problems that have affected his coat. Dr. Steele was so king and extremely thorough. I felt comfy leaving my dog in their care and will definitely be returning." - Hope C., Yelp Review 9/21/22

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