Dear Pet Parents,

You may notice us putting a shiny new sign up on Blythewood Road. It features our brand new name and logo! After thirty years as Companion Animal Clinic, we are happy to announce that we are now DOKO Animal Hospital. Since Dr. Gallery purchased the practice over four years ago, it has grown from a 1 doctor clinic with 6 employees to a 4 doctor hospital with 19 employees. The new name and new logo represent a more modern look that embodies how our practice has grown into a more modern hospital. Don't worry, we still have the same great staff and offer the same great services as before.

With this change we will be making some slight adjustments to our hours: we will be opening a little earlier (8:00am) and also closing a little earlier (5:30pm). We will also have more limited hours on the weekend. These changes will go into effect starting in January 2023.

We are very excited about our new look, and would love to share it with everyone in the community. We will be hosting an open house in January
with the Blythewood Chamber of Commerce (exact date and time will be sent out in a follow up newsletter) . Our doctors will be available to meet and greet with everyone and we will be giving tours of the hospital. We will also have drinks and gifts to give away! We look forward to meeting everyone!

Dr. Gallery and staff have loved getting to know all the pet parents in Blythewood and the surrounding area over the last 7 years. We look
forward to providing you with the best veterinary, grooming, and boarding services available in the years to come.

We look forward to serving you and your pets!

The DOKO Animal Hospital Staff

Welcome to DOKO Animal Clinic
Your Veterinarian in Blythewood SC
Call us at (803) 786-2412


If you live in Blythewood or the surrounding area and need a trusted veterinarian to care for your pets – look no further. Dr. Brian Gallery and Dr. Cara McKinnon are licensed SC veterinarian, treating small animals. Your pets’ health and well being are very important to us, and we take every possible measure to give your animals the care they deserve.

Dr. Brian Gallery and Dr. Cara McKinnon-Gallery are the proud owners of Companion Animal Clinic in Blythewood, SC. The husband and wife team purchased the practice in April of 2017 and are thrilled to be a part of the Blythewood community! Together they bring over 17 years of veterinary experience with them, and are committed to providing the highest quality medical and surgical care to their patients. 

Dr. Gallery is a native of Columbia. He graduated from Heathwood Hall Episcopal High School, Lewis and Clark College, and The University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Gallery enjoys meeting both first time and experienced pet owners, and has a special interest in both canine and feline medicine. 

Dr. McKinnon is originally from Douglas, Ga. She graduated from Coffee County High School, Valdosta State University, and The University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. McKinnon enjoys all surgical cases and is especially interested in dental surgery, laser surgery and soft tissue surgery. 

Companion Animal Clinic is a full service veterinary hospital offering vaccines and annual check ups as well as emergency and surgical care.
We always gladly accept new clients, and love to talk to new owners about their pets! In addition to veterinary services Companion Animal Clinic
also offers daily grooming, bathing, and  boarding in a fully climate controlled kennel with multiple oversized runs.

At DOKO Animal Clinic, we treat your pets like the valued family members they are.

Dr. Brian Gallery and Dr. Cara McKinnon
Blythewood Veterinarian | DOKO Animal Clinic | (803) 786-2412
120 Blythewood Rd.
Blythewood, SC 29016


  • "Two knowledgeable veterinarians who listen to my concerns and offer reasonable solutions for the care of my pets. We are thrilled to have this couple in Blythewood."
  • "Dr. GaIlery is very thorough and kind to my dog. I am so thankful to have not one but two competent veterinarians that are caring and reliable for my dog's care."
  • "Dr. Gallery, Dr. McKinnon and staff provided wonderful care and compassion to Bubba (my cat) So thankful for their knowledge and kindness!"
  • "The veterinarian actually showed love and compassion with my pup. He has a true love for animals. Which is rare to see. Being an animal rescue I have been to many vets that hurry you through and do not show love for animals. Doctors, take time to go the extra mile to research problems with our Dogs. Explain treatment required, at a reasonable cost. Staff members, are polite and knowledgeable."
  • "Dr Gallery is wonderful with Mollie. Time is always taken to listen and answer my questions or concerns. Front desk staff was so pleasant. Caring and friendly Animal Hospital. I highly recommend!"
  • "Dr Gallery and Dr. McKinnon are a blessing to Blythewood. I’m so glad they are here to stay!!!"
  • "Dr. Gallery, Dr. McKinnon and the staff are extremely nice and professional. They truly care about me and my dogs. I would highly recommend them to take care of your sweet pets."
  • "I recommend you to everyone. I have never seen/experienced such a fantastic vet and staff before, anywhere. You truly care and it shows in everything you all do."
  • "Dr Gallery took his time to answer all of our questions and we did not feel rushed. It has been a long time since we have felt this confident in a vet."
  • "Companion Animal Hospital is now the only veterinary practice I will use."

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