Dr. Patrick Mornane has had a long and fulfilling career as a...
Owner / Office Manager
Relocated to the Upstate in 2006, Lynn Mornane has a long and...
Lindsay is a care technician at critter care and has been with...
Tami has almost three decades of veterinary experience. She has worked in...
Senior Dental and Surgical Assistant
Amber has a decade of veterinary experience. She started her animal career...
Dr. Patrick Mornane has had a long and fulfilling career as a practicing veterinarian. He graduated in 1967 at the age of 22 from the University of Melbourne, Australia, where he was in a mixed large and small animal practice before going to Adelaide for equine practice.
In 1972, Dr. Mornane set up what was to develop into a multi-person practice in Darwin, the capital of the Northern Territory and outback Australia. The practice covered many hundreds of square miles. At the time, other than an existing practice in Darwin, the nearest private practice was 1,000 miles to the south in Alice Springs or another 1,000 miles to the south east In Mt. Isa Queensland. Referrals were out of the question as it was over 3,000 miles to a University, so indeed, a lot of self reliance and ingenuity were developed.
In the early days, many trauma cases were seen and orthopedic skills were soon sharpened. Heartworm was in epidemic proportions and daily preventive care had just been released. Diagnostics were more limited and the art of veterinary medicine was very much to the fore in case selection for treatment. In addition, there were tropical diseases in canines such as Babesia and Ehrlicha, which at the time, there was limited knowledge about both and neither had not yet been positively diagnosed in Australia. And, with a pathogenic strain of hookworm, it made for a Parasitologist’s dream.
Dr. Mornane made contributions to the Australian horse racing industry by organizing sponsorship for the Darwin Cup (now the premier tourist attraction in the Northern Territory). He was involved in legislative changes and served as chairman of the Darwin Turf Club for 9 years. In the early 1980’s, he was made a Life Member and inducted into the local hall of fame .
In addition, Dr. Mornane served on the NT Veterinary Surgeons Board as Deputy Chair for 14 years. He gained a diploma in Advanced Tropical Horticulture, and his interest in botany served him well in setting up intradermal skin testing services for allergic pets, which in those days was in its infancy. He took an active interest in adaptional problems of the thoroughbred in the tropics and gave a seminar in Hong Kong representing the NT Government.
In 1992, he sold his practice, Parap Veterinary Hospital, and went to New York to do a post graduate course at the Animal Medical Center in Manhattan. From there, he was selected as the Charlie Bild VIP at the University of Florida, a position for successful private practitioners to give students a different perspective and to become current with newly introduced technologies. He spent six months pursuing his interests in dermatology and Equine Anhidrosis there.
In 1993, he completed the necessary certification to become licensed in Florida and developed Aussie Animal Hospital in Miami into a premier veterinary Hospital. A canine frozen semen bank and advanced reproductive techniques were added making this the first Miami based veterinary hospital to offer these services. It was during this time that he developed expertise in surgery for brachycephalic dogs of which Lynn, his wife, has six French bulldogs and has since retired from showing or breeding them. Dr. Mornane expanded Aussie Animal Animal Hospital to Miami Beach and Pinecrest before selling both to concentrate on the South Dade location. He sold the practice to Dr. Carlos Machado in 2010 and still travels down twice a year to help out.
In 2006, Dr. Mornane and his wife, Lynn, moved to Union in the Upstate of South Carolina to settle down into partial retirement .They purchased an historic home (Nicholson Mansion) with the mission of completely restoring it back to its former glory. He continued to commute to Miami and do other part time relief work. In 2011. he linked up with Dr. Doug Chappell, a well respected and long time veterinarian in the Upstate, to develop Care Animal Regional Emergency Clinic of Spartanburg, a very busy emergency hospital servicing Spartanburg and surrounding areas. He continues to do a lot of day time weekend work there.
In 2015, Dr. Mornane founded Fairforest Veterinary Consultants. Located in Union, SC, his private veterinary practice offers a wide variety of services including Veterinary Dermatology, Internal Medicine, Consultations, a wide variety of surgical services including Orthopedics, and Advanced Reproductive Techniques. Dr. Mornane has always maintained that the secret to a long and satisfying career is investing in continuing education and current technologies, and these attributes will be foundation for this new venture into private practice.
Relocated to the Upstate in 2006, Lynn Mornane has a long and extensive background in petcare. For many years, she held positions as a Veterinary Technician in South Florida and managed three veterinary hospitals for her husband, Dr. Patrick Mornane. Dr. Mornane is Managing Director of Care Animal Emergency and co-owner of Critter Care Wellness and Rehabilitation Center.
Lynn has bred and shown Welsh Corgis and French Bulldogs, and has spent many years in wildlife rescue and rehabilitation. She and her husband own 4 rescue Standard Poodles, 1 rescue Miniature Poodle, and a rescue pug. Plus 3 cats. We also have 2 African Grey parrots, they were also rescues and you can meet them when you visit the center.
Lindsay is a care technician at critter care and has been with us since 2018. She began her work in the animal field privately keeping animals through a pet sitting service and moved on to work at an animal kennel and daycare. She has also helped in fostering and relocating animals to their forever homes.
Lindsay has always loved animals and pertained a goal of working with them in her lifetime. She has two dogs of her own and can’t wait to help anyone in the care of their pets and other wildlife!
Tami has almost three decades of veterinary experience. She has worked in emergency medicine and daytime practices, alike. While her experience spans dogs and cats, she is known as our resident " cat whisperer". Tami joined us to become our office manager. In her spare time, she volunteers with a feline rescue.
She shares her home with her husband, Kevin, and an ever changing number of personal and foster pets.
Amber has a decade of veterinary experience. She started her animal career at a local humane society. She then moved to emergency medicine for a few years and joined us a year ago. She can be found performing dentals and assisting Dr. Mornane in surgery.
She's the mom to two active boys who keep her busy at home, and the proud fur parent of two wolf dogs, a high spirited Jack Russel mix , and a spicy calico kitty.