Our Veterinarians

Dr. Ben Fuller
Veterinarian, Owner
Dr. Ben Fuller feels that one quote from Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s The Little Prince sums up his decision to become a veterinarian: “People have forgotten this truth. But you mustn’t forget it. You become responsible forever for what you’ve tamed.” To Dr. Fuller, his career in veterinary medicine is much more than a job. It’s his ultimate obligation to help us live in harmony with animals as joyfully as possible!

Dr. Fuller was born and raised in Columbia, South Carolina, where he grew up with plenty of family pets and was introduced to the medical field early on by his grandfather, who worked as a physician and occasionally tended to his own dogs. Before entering the world of animal care, Dr. Fuller graduated from Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia with a degree in business administration, then began working in the tourism and resort industry. He spent two years in Vail, Colorado before working on Kiawah Island, South Carolina for the next four.

While on Kiawah Island, Dr. Fuller started taking prerequisite veterinary classes at the nearby College of Charleston. It didn’t take long for him to realize he’d found his true calling—Dr. Fuller moved back home to Columbia and continued taking classes at the University of South Carolina while beginning to work as a veterinary technician. Shortly afterward, he was accepted into the University of Georgia’s College of Veterinary Medicine to earn his DVM degree.

In 2011, Dr. Fuller was looking for a change of scenery. He had been working at a small-animal practice and had become disillusioned with the corporate world of veterinary care – that’s when he joined Cats Only Animal Hospital and found the type of environment he was looking for.

It just so happened that Cats Only Animal Hospital’s previous owner was looking to ease into retirement after 30 years of practice. In 2013, Dr. Fuller took over ownership duties that fall and has happily been serving the pets and animal owners of the area ever since.

Medically, Dr. Fuller is particularly fond of internal medicine cases and dentistry work. For him, solving these problems is like a puzzle—cats certainly won’t give him much to go on, and figuring it out himself is quite rewarding!

In his time away from the clinic, Dr. Fuller enjoys snowboarding and mountain biking, golfing whenever he gets the chance, watching football, eating and cooking barbeque, and brewing his own beer. He lives with his wonderful wife, Lucy, who also works as a veterinarian, as well as their young daughter, Grace. The family shares their home with several pets: Goose, a Labrador/Corgi mix; an Australian terrier named Fish; and four cats named Kitty, Tina, Loki, and Watson.
Dr. Alice Bucy
Relief Veterinarian
Dr. Alice Bucy always accompanied her childhood pets to her family’s local veterinary office, and paid close attention to what the professionals there did to help animals live happier and healthier lives. The way that the vet helped to calm down pets and owners as well struck a chord with young Dr. Bucy—she knew that she wanted to perform the same service when she got older! Dr. Bucy hasn’t looked back since, and she’s proud to now serve as a veterinarian with the Cats Only Animal Hospital team.

A native of Charlotte, North Carolina, Dr. Bucy secured her very first job as a Kennel Assistant at her local vet clinic. She quickly worked her way up to a Technician and Surgical Assistant position, gaining even more hands-on experience in the world of animal medicine. After completing her undergraduate studies, Dr. Bucy headed to North Carolina State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine to earn her Doctorate and become a licensed veterinarian.

After serving pets and owners at a small-animal practice in North Carolina for nine years, Dr. Bucy moved to Mount Pleasant in the summer of 2017. She brought her own cats here to the clinic for a checkup, and wound up loving the practice so much that she inquired about a job! The rest is history—Dr. Bucy now serves as a Relief Veterinarian with the hospital team. She has particular interests in preventative medication, client education, animal behavior, and hospice care.

When time permits away from the office, Dr. Bucy enjoys hiking and camping in the great outdoors, knitting, making her own soap and candles, traveling, and reading. She and her husband share their lives with two wonderful cats: Hobbes, who Dr. Bucy adopted during her veterinary school years; and Elora, who was relinquished to Dr. Bucy’s previous employer by the local Animal Control office and was rescued after receiving hands-on treatment from Dr. Bucy herself!
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    • Vicki D'AndreaVicki D'Andrea

      A wonderful experience, first time for an exam and shots. It is obvious that the doctor and entire staff has a great love of animals. They were gentle and caring with my cat, who,like other cats, is not fond of shots or having his nails clipped. They even suggested an alternate boarding facility as they are booked up for the holidays, and gave me the contact information, which I really appreciated. As I am new to the area I worried about finding a vet, no worries now, this is this is the one for me and my kitty!

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    • Pam HoffmanPam Hoffman

      I have never gone to a "people" Dr. or Vet that spent so much time answering questions. Dr. Fuller is so gentle with my cat's. What a great place to take my kitties. Thanks!

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    • Mae OlsonMae Olson

      The vet here finally diagnosed my cat with the correct problem after other vets couldnt, and my cat is on his way to feeling better!!

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    • Jessica HayesJessica Hayes

      I am so happy with them. After our greyhound passed away, I wanted to find a new vet for our animals, so I decided to give them a try. When of our cats needed to be seen because she was losing fur, they fit us in that day. They took excellent care of our other cat for spaying and microchipping, everything seems reasonably priced, I would highly recommend them

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    • Randy G.Randy G.

      I took my 14 year old cat to a local weekend clinic to have him checked out, as Cats Only was closed. The experience there was less than positive and very... Read More

    • Terry W.Terry W.

      For animal lovers, one can stress more than their fur baby when a vet visit is in order. Made an appointment a few days ago to bring my cat Nala in for a... Read More

    • Reviewer M.Reviewer M.

      Brought my 3 month old exotic shorthair kitten here after bringing her home from a breeder. The doctor spent a lot of time answering my questions, which... Read More

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