Dr. Cynthia P. Smith graduated magna cum laude from the College of Charleston in 1977 and was the first woman to be accepted into University of Georgia’s veterinary school program from the College of Charleston. She graduated with honors from UGA in 1981. Soon after, she began working at the newly formed Greater Charleston Veterinary Emergency Clinic, the first of its kind in Charleston. After 2 years she left to open her own practice, Olde Towne Veterinary Clinic. Dr. Smith’s special interests lie in dermatology, internal medicine, and dentistry. She lives on Wadmalaw Island with her husband Wayne & two dogs: Ollie & Andy.

Cynthia P. Smith, DMV | Olde Towne Vet Clinic


Dr. Kelli Klein obtained her Bachelor of Science with a major in Psychology from College of Charleston in 1998.  She graduated from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2010.  After graduating, Dr. Klein moved back to Charleston to join the team at Olde Towne Veterinary Clinic.  Dr. Klein has been associated with Olde Towne Veterinary Clinic for over ten years.  She started working there as a veterinary technician during college and continued this until going to veterinary school.  Throughout her time in veterinary school Dr. Klein maintained a close relationship with Dr. Smith and the clinic’s patients and theirs owners. Dr. Klein’s special interests include emergency/trauma, geriatric medicine, and internal medicine. She works part time at the Veterinary Emergency Clinic in Charleston. Her hobbies include:  hiking, reading, going to the beach, and learning to cook.  Dr. Klein has one mixed breed dog and two cats.

Kelli Klein | Olde Towne Vet Clinic

Staff Members

Cherie Pauls, Client Service Specialist

Cherie was born and raised in Charleston, SC. Growing up, her family always had animals in the household, including everything from dogs and cats to birds and hamsters. This helped her foster a natural love for animals. She has worked in veterinary medicine for over 8 years, primarily as a Client Service Specialist. Cherie lives in Summerville with her two children, Grace and Landen and their two cats- Madison and Papa Smurf. In her free time, she enjoys going to the beach, movies, or cheering on the Clemson Tigers.

Margaret Mims, Veterinary Technician

Margaret is a Charleston native and has been with Olde Towne Veterinary Clinic for over ten years. Margaret majored in English at Coastal Carolina University.  She lives in the Charleston area with her husband Blake and their two pets: a yellow lab named Ben Sawyer and a calico cat named Sully. Margaret enjoys spending time at the beach, going to festivals, and having get-togethers with family and friends.

Phyllis Cecchini | Olde Towne Vet Clinic
Margaret Mims | Olde Towne Vet Clinic

Patrick Follett, Veterinary Technician

Patrick joined Olde Towne Veterinary Clinic in July 2012.  He has been in the veterinary field for seven years.  Patrick came to Charleston from New England 15 years ago and now calls South Carolina home.  He graduated from Trident Technical College with a degree in business. He lives in West Ashley with his wife Sabrina.  They have two labs (“Boston”  and “Walter”), two cats (“Lefty” and “Reubon”), and three fish.  He enjoys the outdoors; especially boating and fishing.

Patrick Follett | Olde Towne Vet Clinic

Morgan Stone, Veterinary Technician

Morgan was raised in Charleston, SC and attended Charleston Southern University for her Bachelor’s. She moved to Philadelphia for 4 years where her husband attended graduate school. They moved back to Mt. Pleasant in 2017, and Morgan began her Associate’s degree at Penn Foster for Veterinary Technology. She has experience with wildlife rehabilitation and has a heart for all animals, especially her wild pit bulls, Brooklyn and Cash. Morgan is excited to be the newest addition to Olde Towne Veterinary Clinic and looks forward to caring for your pet! 

Q-Tip the Cat | Olde Towne Vet Clinic