About Us

Welcome to Animal Health Center, your local veterinarians in Charleston.

Our veterinarians and staff are devoted to staying on top of the latest diagnostics, treatments, and wellness programs to maintain your pet’s optimal health. Let’s work together to keep your beloved furry friend happy and healthy!

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Meet Our Team

Meet the Veterinarians & Team of Animal Health Center in Charleston!

We’re pleased to provide exceptional vet care for your pets. Call us at 573-683-4445 to speak to one of our caring veterinary team members today.

Dr. Amber Swain


Education: Southeast Missouri State University & LSU School of Veterinary Medicine
Hometown: Blytheville, Arkansas
Pets: Bailey - German Shepherd, Mike - DSH Cat, Felix - DLH Cat, & Phoebe - DSH Cat

Dr. Swain was born and raised in Blytheville, Arkansas and moved to Missouri to complete her undergraduate studies at Southeast Missouri State University. She graduated from the Louisiana Sate University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2006 and joined the Animal Health Center family shortly after. Doctor Swain treats dogs and cats and has a special interest in internal medicine and wound care. In her spare time she enjoys horseback riding and running with her dog.


Veterinary Technician/ Assistant

Hometown: East Prairie, Missouri
Pets: Jennings-border collie

Ireland has been a member of the AHC team since 2016. She started out as a Kennel Assistant and then worked her way up to a Veterinary Assistant position. She has been helping us at our Charleston office, but you can also see her at our Dexter location. She loves being outdoors and spending time with her dog Jennings.


Veterinary Technician/ Assistant


Veterinary Technician/ Assistant


Clinic Manager/ Assistant