Dr. McDaniel opened the Animal Hospital of North Myrtle Beach in 1976 after graduating from the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine. He built the current hospital and moved to its present location in 1984. Dr. McDaniel is a member of the Waccamaw Association of Veterinarians, the South Carolina Association of Veterinarians, the American Association of Feline Practitioners, the American Veterinary Medical Association, and the American Animal Hospital Association. He has been honored by AAHA for his longtime hospital membership and for his adherence to its strict medical and ethical guidelines. The hospital has been awarded AAHA Accreditation with Honors. Dr. McDaniel served six years on the South Carolina Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners including two years as Chairman. He is married and lives in Longs with two alley cats (Esso and Squeaky), two German Shepherds (Tango and Hexe), two horses (Zippy and Sam) a donkey named Walter, and the feline barn supervisor named Eloise.