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Hi! I'm Dr. Rebecca Rittenberg

Veterinary Internist


I was born and raised in Charleston and have felt connected to the veterinary community here since I was a kid. After completing my undergraduate degree at the University of Miami, I moved abroad for a short period before moving back to Charleston. I quickly found myself being called back to veterinary medicine. I began working as a veterinary technician at the clinic I grew up taking our family pets to before being accepted to the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine. Upon graduation, I completed a one-year rotating internship in Hollywood, Florida followed by a clinically intensive three-year residency program in internal medicine in Louisville, Kentucky. After completing my residency, my husband and I moved to Phoenix, Arizona where I worked as an internist for two years before moving home to Charleston. What I love most about internal medicine is the relationship I form with my clients and patients. I strive to treat every patient with the attention to detail I give to my own pets. 


I am ecstatic to be back in the amazing city I grew up in. I make this move home with my husband, Shmuel, a pediatric dentist, and my daughter Batya (“Bethe”). I have a perfect dog, Sababa, and a ridiculous cat, Jondalar. Outside of work we love to travel, attend concerts and plays, cook, and are always excited to try a new restaurant. Charleston is a different place than when I left ten years ago and I can’t wait to get involved in the city it has become!

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LVT  |  Veterinary Nurse


Amanda knew from an early age that she wanted to be involved in the veterinary field. She obtained an associates degree in Animal Health Science in 2004 from Trident Technical College and is a nationally certified and state licensed veterinary technician. 


With 20 years of experience in veterinary medicine, she still loves helping clients and their fur babies. She spends her free time with her husband, daughter, and their five rescue dogs: Penelope, Daisy, River, Bacon and Georgia Mae.


CHT-V  |  Veterinary Nurse


Heather was born and raised in Charleston, SC. She grew up surrounded by animals and knew she wanted to be in the veterinary field from a young age.  After graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in biology, she found her passion in veterinary medicine, where she helps animals, as well as their families heal and be their healthiest.  She is very excited to join the Charleston Veterinary Internal Medicine team and brings 20 years of working experience to the team.


Heather’s passion for her family revolves around raising her incredible little girl; who shares many of her passions for animals. In her spare time, she also enjoys serving at her community food bank, as well as rescuing and bottle feeding orphaned animals.


Outside of her career and family, Heather is also passionate about a healthy lifestyle. In her down time, she enjoys running marathons and boxing at a local gym. Her favorite running partner is her rescue dog Benedict.

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