Dr. Dannell Johnson DVM

Dr. Dannell Johnson, DVM, was born and raised in the Columbia area, graduating from Airport High School. She graduated from North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2004 and has been practicing small animal veterinary medicine in the Columbia area for the past ten years. She is married with two two legged children and four four legged furry children.


Rachel Todd, DVM

Dr. Rachel Todd joined White Knoll Veterinary Hospital in September 2014. She graduated in 2008 from Clemson University with a Bachelors in Pre-Veterinary Sciences and attended Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine, where she graduated in 2012. After veterinary school she completed a general rotating internship at Memphis Veterinary Specialists in 2013, and completed a small animal surgical internship at Carolina Veterinary Specialists in 2014. She recently moved back to South Carolina after getting married. She has two cats: Bear and Eschar and two dogs: Cole and Riggs.


Dr. Inda Pennington

Dr. Inda Pennington joined White Knoll Veterinary Hospital in January of 2021. She is originally from a small town in Northeast Georgia and studied Animal and Dairy Science at the University of Georgia. After attending veterinary school in Grand Cayman, she completed her senior year of clinical rotations at Purdue University in 2012. Dr. Pennington enjoys many small and large animals, and even has two very large Mastiffs at home! Outside of work, she enjoys family time, spending time with her husband (who is also a veterinarian), and being outdoors.


Dr. Des” Desiree Stensing DVM

Dr. Desiree’ Stensing joined the team at White Knoll Veterinary Hospital in January 2021 after practicing small animal medicine for 5 years in the North Georgia mountains. She graduated in 2012 from Auburn University with a Bachelor’s degree in Microbial, Cellullar, and Molecular Biology concentrated in Microbiology. In 2015, she went on to get her doctorate in veterinary medicine. Dr. Des has a special interest in internal medicine cases and ultrasound, but especially enjoys keeping geriatric pets happy and comfortable as they get older and more health problems emerge. She also likes the challenge of figuring out unusual cases. She lives with her husband, Dr. Brannon Rickman, who is also a veterinarian and practices at Dutch Fork Animal Hospital. They have 2 dogs – Emma, a border collie, and Bones, a rescued pit bull. They also have a chubby orange cat named Cheese. Dr. Des enjoys fishing, hiking, mountain biking, and doing pretty much anything outdoors in her free time. She also enjoys travelling and most recently explored Glacier National Park in Montana with her husband and not so little little brother Taylor. Dr. Des looks forward to making lasting relationships with all of the furbabies here (and their people of course). *Picture – Grinnell Glacier*