Best Veterinarians in Charlotte, NC

For new pet parents in the Charlotte area, finding the right veterinarian can be tough. We’ve put together a resource to make the search a little simpler.

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Best Veterinarians in Charlotte, NC

It’s no secret that Charlotte is a great place to be a pet parent! Charlotte offers tons of amenities and resources for pet lovers, including dog parks and outdoor spaces, some great pet shops, and many highly-qualified veterinarians.

We put together this list of some of the highest-rated and professional veterinary care centers in Charlotte, based on their services offered, pets served, and reputation among Charlotte’s pet owners. If you’re looking for your perfect vet, this list is a great place to start!

Emergency Veterinary Care:

CARE (Charlotte Animal Referral & Emergency)is located at 3726 Latrobe Drive, Charlotte NC 28211 and offers 24/7 emergency care for your pet. Their board certified doctors are experts in specialized medical treatment like cardiology, oncology, neurology, and internal medicine. They do not offer regular preventative care but specialize in specialized emergency services for pets. Many of the non-emergency providers on this list, and those who only provide emergency services during regular business hours refer their patients to CARE for emergency treatment. 
Cotswold Animal Hospital offers emergency services during normal business hours (and refers patients to CARE outside of those hours). They offer full veterinarian services and dental care for your dog or cat’s lifespan. They are open weekdays from 7:30-6:00 at 401 S Sharon Amity Rd, Charlotte, NC 28211.
Carolina Veterinary Specialists of Charlotte offers 24/7 emergency care as well as radiology, cardiology, neurology, and surgical services, among others. They are primarily an emergency care facility that works closely with your family veterinarian to give your pet the best possible care. You can find them at 2225 Township Rd, Charlotte, NC 28273.

Clear Creek Animal Hospital offers emergency care during normal business hours. They also offer comprehensive veterinary services for your cat or dog, laser therapy, boarding, dentistry, and rehab services. They’re located at 9336 Parkton Rd, Charlotte, NC 28215.

Animal Medical Hospital and 24 Hour Urgent Care is located at 3832 Monroe Road, Charlotte, NC 28205. They offer 24 hour emergency care for your pet, as well as a long list of veterinary and pet wellness services, boarding, camp, and spa time for your pet.

Atrium Animal Hospital & Wellness Center offers emergency care during regular business hours only. You can find them at 6520 McMahon Drive Charlotte, NC 28226, where they perform complete veterinary services, as well as dog behavioral training, boarding, pocket pet care and exotic and barnyard avian care.

Brookdale Animal Hospital is located at 13528 Plaza Road Extension Charlotte, NC 28215 and offers emergency services during normal business hours only. They offer health care for dogs and cats from birth through old age.

Non-Emergency Veterinary Care Facilities  

South End Vet Clinic offers individualized care for your pet and their unique needs, including preventative services, surgical procedures, wellness services, and nutritional counseling. They are located at 2135 Southend Dr. Suite 106 Charlotte, NC 28203.
Uptown Vet Hospital offers non-emergency services for companion animals and exotic pets, including routine medical, surgical, and dental care. You can find them at 626 N Church Street Charlotte, NC 28202.
Ballantyne Veterinary Clinic is located at 16139 Lancaster Hwy #100 Charlotte, NC 28277. They provide wellness care for pets including microchipping, dental care, dietetics, radiology, and surgery.

Mobile Pet Care Services 

OneVet offers mobile veterinary services for those pets that can’t (or won’t) travel for care. They also offer virtual visits, dental services, and behavioral health care. 
Meridian Mobile Veterinary Care offers in-home Chinese medical procedures for your pet, including acupuncture, herbal therapies, food therapy, and therapeutic laser therapy for pets.  

More Pet Health Resources

The Humane Society of Charlotte is a non-profit organization that offers support for pet families, including a pet food bank, rehoming services, spaying and neutering, and behavioral training. offers a long list of their favorite pet medical centers in the Charlotte area. Their listings were critiqued based on reputation, experience, professionalism, and reputation. There, you can find their 20 picks for best vet centers in the area, and shop around by services. 
Lap of Love is an organization that provides end of life and hospice care for your pet. They also offer in-home euthanasia, memorial and cremation services, and grievance support groups for those who have just lost a pet.