Veterinarian in Clemson, SC

Pinnacle Veterinary Group in Clemson, SC wants to be your pet’s primary medical and wellness care provider. Our animal hospital, located on College Avenue on the north side of the city, treats domestic cats, dogs and small animals. Our services run the gamut from wellness visits to surgery and emergency care. Our mission is to help your pet live the best, most healthy life possible. We invite you to see the Pinnacle difference.

Our Philosophy of Care

Our philosophy of care stresses wellness and preventative medicine. It’s much easier, not to mention less expensive, to treat a potential illness or health situation early than to wait until it’s an emergency situation. Some pet health challenges can be prevented all together. Preventing a medical emergency and helping your pet life a healthy life is our goal when it comes to veterinary care.

Wellness care means developing a relationship with you and your pet from your pet’s infancy (starting at around three months) through his or her senior years. By knowing your pet well, we are in a better position to spot potential health problems before they can develop into life-threatening situations. We also help you keep on top of vaccinations, flea and tick preventatives and dental care, all things that help your pet live the best, and healthiest, life possible.

About Pinnacle Veterinary Group

Our veterinary clinic is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Tuesday and Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. We accept most credit cards as well as Trupanion and CareCredit.

Arriving several minutes early for your appointment helps us offer the best care for all of our patients. We invite you to familiarize yourself with our late/no show policy  before making an appointment.


Our services

At Pinnacle Veterinary Group, we offer a comprehensive array of veterinary services. These include.



 As mentioned above, this includes vaccines, flea and tick medication and dental services as well as annual wellness checkups.


Injuries and illness

We are also here to treat your pet’s injuries and/or illnesses. When you pet is ill or injured, we’ll examine your pet and run blood and other tests to determine the cause or extent of your pet’s injuries or illness and devise a treatment plan. We’ll also help you with the tools and skills to treat chronic pet diseases, especially ones that affect older pets like kidney disease and diabetes.


Good dental health is essential to the good overall health of your pet. We perform dental cleaning, under general anesthesia, as well as treat dental situations like infected teeth or gum disease. We’ll also teach you how to keep your pet’s teeth clean at home.


We perform a number of surgeries in our in-house surgical theater. These include spay/neuter procedures and foreign body removal. For more involved surgeries, such as complicated mass removals, we bring in a board-certified surgeon to assist us. When an overnight stay is required, we’ll refer you to a sister veterinary hospital in the area, while we continue to monitor your pet’s progress.


We can handle most pet health emergencies during our regular business hours. For after-hour emergencies, we’ll refer you to one of the area’s 24-hour veterinary care centers.


When it comes time to say goodbye to your pet, we’ll help you with this difficult task. We understand that when your pet has a poor prognosis and is in a lot of pain that the best thing you can do for them is to say goodbye, as hard as that may be. We’ll make this process as smooth and painless as possible.

Our Veterinarian

Our vet team is led by Dr Teri Worl, DVM, who has an extensive and diverse array of experience in veterinary medicine, include a stint as an emergency vet, working as a shelter vet and running an house-call veterinary practice. Dr Worl is particularly interested in pet wellness, pain management for pets and geriatric care.

Dr Worl is a pet parent herself, with a cat named Apollo and a dog named Sidney. She explains Pinnacle’s care philosophy this way, “We make recommendations for everyone’s pet based on what we would want for our own pets”.

Feline Friendly Methods

Low-Stress Methods

We understand that veterinary clinic visits can be stressful for pets and their owners for many different reasons. Many humans experience similar anxiety or stress with their own medical care. One of our goals is to reduce pet and owner stress and anxiety throughout the visit. Our team utilizes proven methods aimed at reducing stress, relieving anxiety, and making the experience as positive as possible for pets and owners alike.  Personalized care for you and your pets is only the beginning.

Get In Touch

Our goal is to proactively diagnose and treat any potential problems progressively.  Your pet’s wellness care helps to provide the best life possible for your pet.  We believe this is achieved through Personalized, Proactive, and Progressive care!  Call us, or stop by, to understand the difference.

Make an appointment

To learn more about our services and/or to make an appointment for your pet, contact us by phone at 864-624-8824. Our team is committed to providing the best possible care for your pet.