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Welcome to Old Trolley Road Animal Clinic
Your Veterinarian in Summerville South Carolina
Call us at (843) 871-3135

The Old Trolley Road Animal Clinic was established in March of 1977 by Dr. Thomas Lawson and his wife Judith Ann Lawson and has remained one of the longest family owned veterinary clinics in Summerville.

After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania Veterinary College, the Lawson's chose the quaint little town of Summerville to settle down and establish a veterinary clinic. For the next 40 years they have generously served their community while building their business and raising five children.

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

Dr. Thomas Lawson
Old Trolley Road Animal Clinic

(843) 871-3135

429 Old Trolley Road
Summerville, South Carolina 29485

Office Hours


9:00 AM-6:00 pm


9:00 AM-6:00 pm


9:00 AM-6:00 pm


9:00 AM-6:00 pm


9:00 AM-6:00 pm


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Meet Our Team

Learn Who We Are

  • Dr.

    Dr. Lawson grew up in York, Pennsylvania with his mother, father, and younger brother. He attended Purdue University for his undergraduate studies as a biology major so he could go on to do research. After a while, he decided that biology was not for him and then decided to go into veterinary medicine.

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  • Mrs.

    Judy Lawson grew up in an Air Force family. Her father was a Chaplin so they moved every 2 to 3 years. She graduated from Texas Woman's University as a nurse. She then went on to gain her Masters degree in Nursing at The University of Mississippi. After graduating, she came to South Carolina and attended MUSC nurse midwifery school where she became a certified nurse midwife.

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  • Erin

    Erin joins us with 13 years of experience in veterinary medicine! She graduated with her Bachelors in Applied Science; Veterinary Technology from Suffolk County Community College.

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  • Laura

    Laura has been working with animals in some capacity her entire life. Not only has she worked at either Howl-a-day Inn or Old Trolley Road Animal Clinic for the past 11 years, she grew up around her grandfather's hunting dogs. When she isn't at work, Laura enjoys the outdoors, camping, fishing, hiking, and boating. Thankfully she shares her active lifestyle with two high energy dogs, a border collie and a lab mix, who often join her on adventures around the Lowcountry.

  • Todd

    Todd has lived in the Summerville, SC area all of his life. He has been with Old Trolley Road Animal Clinic since February 2001. He enjoys video games, computers, sci-fi, fantasy, comic books, history, books & movies, astronomy, technology, and biology.

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  • Elizabeth

    Elizabeth first came to Old Trolley Road Animal Clinic as a pet owner nearly thirty years ago, and in that time has brought many, many of her cats and dogs there for its excellent care. Since graduating as a veterinary technician in 2010, she's also working here part-time and says she learns something from the staff and our patients every day.

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Read What Our Clients Say

  • "Amazing staff. We are from out of town and my service dog got bit by a snake. It was non-venomous but still we were concerned about it being so close to her eye. We rushed her in and they calmed my fears and checked her out thoroughly and did a wonderful job. Thank you guys so very much."
    Dawn C.
  • "Today was the first time I have ever been here but I will definitely be taking my pets back. everyone is very nice and very informative and great with your pets and you can't beat the prices."
    Rachel M Charpia G.
  • "Wonderful staff and Dr. Lawson truly cares. He has a twinkle in his eye when he talks to my dog. Thumbs up all the way around!"
    Bev Rogers W.
  • "Aside from having some pup parents invading my nervous pups space with their pups, we had a great experience.(nothing more than excited pups wanting to say hello, and mom letting them get too close, and my pup was just a little too nervous to make fur friends) It's not our first visit, and won't be our last. Honest, knowledgable, and amazing staff."
    Megan P.

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