Meet our Doctors

All professionals at Kind Care Animal Hospital maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in the veterinary field.



Dr. Robin Livingston

 Dr. Livingston is a graduate of the University of Georgia Veterinary School and also did her undergraduate work there. She is a native of the D.C. area, but has resided in the North Myrtle Beach area since her high school days. She opened Kind Care Animal Hospital in June 1996. Dr. Livingston and her husband have 3 children. 




Dr. Kim Stengel

Dr. Stengel, a Myrtle Beach native, graduated with a BS in animal industries from Clemson University in 1992. She attended Tuskagee University School of Veterinary Medicine and received her DVM in 1997. She joined the Kind Care family in 1999. She completed the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society (IVAS) course in 2001 and is happy she can add this modality to help her patients. Dr. Stengel enjoys camping with her husband, Glenn, children (Jake and Abby), and their dog, Zeke.


Dr. Mindy Newman

Dr. Newman joined the Kind Care family in 2002. She grew up in Charlotte, NC and received her undergraduate degree from UNC Chapel Hill. After graduating from Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Newman practiced in Massachusetts for twelve years. She is IVAS certified in acupuncture. She and her husband currently live in Loris with their 3 dogs and 4 cats.


Dr. Alison Carroll

Dr. Carroll grew up in Richardson, Texas, near Dallas. She received her DVM from Texas A&M University Veterinary School in 2005. She has been coming to the Myrtle Beach area to visit her grandparents since she was a little girl and always loved the Grand Strand. Therefore, after she graduated veterinary school she moved down and joined the Kind Care family in June 2005. Dr. Carroll's goal as a veterinarian is to treat all of her patients like she would her own pets and to the best of her ability. She loves all aspects of veterinary medicine, but particulrly enjoys internal medicine. In her spare time, Dr. Carroll enjoys reading and spending time with her husband, Bo, their two sons Mikey and Keegan, their daughter Kinsey, and their loving dog Ernie.



Dr. Mike Marino

Dr. Mike was born and raised in Pennsylvania (GO EAGLES!). He attended West Chester University, where he earned a bachelor's degree in biology with a concentration in microbiology in 1997. He then worked for several years in research, where he eventually met his wife, Carolyn. Dr. Mike felt God calling him in a different career path and in 2005 he was admitted into Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Mike and Carolyn married two months prior to school starting, and moved away from all of their friends and family. It was worth it in the end. Dr. Mike achieved his goal of becoming a veterinarian in 2009, and is looking forward to a long career in veterinary medicine. He joined the Kind Care family in July of 2015. He and his wife have two daughters, Bethany and Tiffany, and one son, Joshua. They also have three furry children, 2 dogs: Henry and Bud, and 1 cat: Maggie.


Dr. Steve Kaylor

Dr. Kaylor grew up in a small town near Hershey, Pennsylvania in the heart of Amish/PA Dutch country, and is a 2011 graduate of Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine. He moved to the Grand Strand area after graduation, and joined the Kind Care fanily in 2018. He has two spoiled and spiteful pets at home-- a Maltese/Pomeranian mix named Savannah and a black house cat named Biloxi. In his spare time, Dr. Kaylor enjoys serving at church, watching his Atlanta Braves and Clemson Tigers, playing tennis, and spending quality time with family.


Dr. Rachel Carey

Dr. Carey is originally from Charleston, West Virginia. She has always wanted to live in a beach town, so after graduating the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine in May 2018, she moved to the Grand Strand. After completing her internship with Kind Care in early 2018, she knew she was in the right field and couldn't wait to start seeing patients at Kind Care as a full-tme DVM in June 2018. Dr. Carey is a cat lover, and enjoys spoiling her three at home. She has two domestic shorthair cats named Dale and Brennan (named after the movie Stepbrothers), and a Devon Rex named Tula. In her spare time, Dr. Carey enjoys going to the beach, reading, and going back up north for snowboarding.