At first glance, Fullwood Animal Hospital might look like a hospital for humans. Only diminutive treatment tables and a row of boarding cages hint that its pristine, professional spaces are actually for healing pets. The hospital boasts all equipment necessary to diagnose and treat animals: an X-ray, ECG machine, a surgical suite with anesthesia. There's even a lab on-site, so some basics parasite and urinalysis tests can undergo analysis quickly.
The loving staff at the AAHA- and AVMA-certified Caring Hearts Animal Hospital recognizes that pets are treasured members of the family. At the head of the facility are Drs. Lorie White and Laura Morefield, who oversee a practice equipped with comprehensive medical and surgical facilities. With more than 22 years of veterinary experience each, Drs. White and Morefield treat pets with acupuncture, behavioral medicine, dentistry, and emergency care. To that end, their animal hospital contains a lab and pharmacy, as well as radiology, surgery, examination, grooming, and boarding areas. Trainers also lead puppy and behavior classes, ensuring pups can lead obedient lives and will never eat dessert with a salad fork.
Dr. James Doyle and Dr. Kelly Baete met when they were both studying at Purdue School of Veterinary Medicine. Later, they showed up at the same wedding venue to tie the knot, and then the same Fort Mill veterinary clinic to start a practice. Dr. Doyle specializes in surgical and orthopedic procedures, utilizing everything from scalpels to radio waves in his quest to treat internal ailments. Meanwhile, Dr. Baete focuses on preventative medicine, educating her clients on how best to care for their pets and minimize future trips to her office.
Together, the two relentlessly strive to improve the welfare of their community's creatures—even offering free spay and neuter services for pets rescued from the Humane Society of York County. In order to make visits as easy as possible, their clinic boasts a playroom to entertain children while their parents discuss the serious business of pet care or the less serious business of clown accounting.
As his parents' only human child, Dr. James Pressley of Brookdale Animal Hospital says the family pets were like his four-legged siblings. It was this relationship with his furry friends that likely propelled him to become a veterinarian. He and his staff enjoy fostering the same relationship with his clients' animal companions, a dedication that can be felt as soon as they step into the light-flooded reception room of his clinic. From the hallways to the treatment room, this bright atmosphere permeates the space, putting both owners and pets at ease even as they undergo wellness exams, dental procedures, and x-rays.
Spay Neuter Charlotte provides low-cost sterilization and other animal-wellness services to help improve pets' health while also reducing animal overpopulation and subsequent deaths by euthanasia in the community. At its nonprofit clinic, Spay Neuter Charlotte's team of experienced surgeons sterilize pets at low costs, helping pet owners with low incomes or restricted budgets care for their pets properly. The veterinarians will also provide a complete exam, any necessary vaccinations, and postoperative pain medication for the cat or dog at the time of the surgery.
Three out of four of K9 Playland’s co-owners can’t answer the phone without barking. That’s because Alvin, Zoe, and Allie-Gator are a pug, dachshund, and german shepherd who belong to co-owner Erica Iglesias. Erica and her staff view their canine clientele as being every bit as important as these three pups.
When owners leave for top-secret CIA missions, dogs can take vacations inside 4’x8’ kennel spaces equipped with miniature cots and blankets. Doggy daycare takes place in a 4,000-square-foot indoor space where pups play in groups divided by age, size, and temperament, and an outdoor play area entertains with playground equipment, toys, and pools. The facility also offers gentle, meticulous grooming treatments, such as balmy oatmeal baths, in addition to training programs, which aim to instill perfect table manners and obedience deep in pets' psyches.
The team of veterinarians at Carolinas Veterinary Care Clinic have more than enough expertise between them—more than 10 years of experience apiece—but what really sets them apart is their bedside manner. The doctors tuck modern machines into a homey atmosphere, where they focus on getting to know pets and their owners. Once they’ve set their patients at ease, it’s much easier to create an individualized wellness plan that will keep cats, dogs, and their ESP skills healthy. They also tend to pets’ aesthetic and vacationing needs with a grooming salon and boarding area onsite.