The Animal Hospital of North Charleston
8389 Dorchester Rd | North Charleston, SC 29418Call 843-608-8949
|Monday||8:00am - 6:00pm|
|Tuesday||8:00am - 5:00pm|
|Wednesday||8:00am - 5:00pm|
|Thursday||8:00am - 5:00pm|
|Friday||8:00am - 6:00pm|
|Saturday||8:00am - 4:00pm|
|Sunday||8:00am - 4:00pm|
- Full-Service Veterinary Practice
- Open 7 Days a Week
- Laser Surgery
- Discounts Available
- Animal Flea Control
- Animal Microchipping
- Bird Vet
- Emergency Veterinary Clinic
- Exotic Animal Vet
- Reptile Vet
- Small Animal Vet
- Veterinary Dentistry
- Veterinary Euthanasia
- Veterinary Medical Specialties
- Veterinary Surgery
- Veterinary Vaccinations
- New Pet Initial Visit
- Physical Exam
The Animal Hospital of North Charleston:
Where we treat your pet like our own!
We are a full-service, modern animal hospital offering the highest quality veterinary medicine in a pet-friendly atmosphere. At The Animal Hospital, you’ll find a dedicated, compassionate team of veterinary professionals committed to providing outstanding service to your whole family.
We strive to evaluate and offer every treatment option available. We utilize cutting-edge technologies and time-tested medical procedures through a process of continual improvement. Our passion is to improve the bond between you and your pet through education, prevention, and treatment.
Dr. Kristin Ingram is the Medical Director at the Animal Hospital of North Charleston.
She was born in Murray, KY, and spent most of her childhood in southwestern and northern Virginia. Her father was born and raised in North Charleston, and she is a 4th generation Bishop England graduate, so she has always considered her beloved Charleston, SC, home. Growing up next door to a veterinarian and an entomologist, she was destined to go into a scientific field, and veterinary medicine became her dream. She completed her Bachelor of Science at Virginia Tech, graduating in 2004. She worked as a veterinary technician for a number of years after college, and also worked as a research assistant with the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, under the guidance of the State Wildlife Veterinarian. She journeyed to the small island of St. Kitts to complete her DVM at Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine, and while there also had the opportunity to participate in leatherback sea turtle research and sea turtle rehabilitation. She graduated from Ross University in September 2012, after completing her clinical year at Auburn University School of Veterinary Medicine.
She and her husband Jay have been married for 9 years, and they have two little girls, 2 dogs, and a cat. She loves spending time with her family, reading, and watching college football (Go Hokies).
Dr. Wendy Carter accomplished her dream of becoming a veterinarian in 2000 when she graduated from the University of Georgia School of Veterinary Medicine with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree. Her dream of becoming a veterinarian started at a much younger age, out of her innate love for animals and genuine desire to make a difference in the lives of pets.
Dr. Carter joined the medical team at The Animal Hospital of North Charleston in September 2018, and has professional interest in soft-tissue surgery. If you haven’t had the opportunity to meet Dr. Carter yet, she is the doctor with blue and purple hair!
Born and raised in Charleston, South Carolina, Dr. Carter currently resides in Summerville with her husband and two children. Her pet family is an adorable group of two Boston Terriers named Serena and Frances, a French Bulldog named Natasha, and a three-legged brown tabby cat named Chocolate Chip. Her overachieving pets know two tricks: eating and shedding.
When Dr. Carter is not seeing pets at The Animal Hospital of North Charleston, she enjoys crocheting, watching sci-fi and superhero movies, and going for a drive. Her go-to cuisine is Italian, and she doesn’t believe in going light on the cheese. Dr. Carter also volunteers her time with Samaritan’s Purse, an organization that packs shoebox gifts for those in need.
With 18 years of experience, Desiree is certainly no newcomer to the veterinary field. Currently, in the process of earning her B.A. in business management and Certified Veterinary Practice Manager (C.V.P.M.) Certification, Desiree keeps the Animal Hospital of North Charleston running smoothly for the staff that she views as incomparable and the absolute best. Although she is not a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine or a Veterinary Technician, Desiree is an invaluable asset to the team. During her free time, Desiree enjoys riding and training horses and is interested in canine behavior. Her pug, Rufus, is the office mascot and can howl and sing along to opera music!read more
Dr. Kaitlin Guffey is an Associate Veterinarian at The Animal Hospital of North Charleston. She attended the College of Charleston for her Bachelor of Science in Biology in 2015, and earned her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine at Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2019. Dr. Guffey completed her clinical year at Auburn University and her areas of professional interest include dermatology and preventative care in all species.
Dr. Guffey was inspired to become a veterinarian through her love of caring for animals of all kinds. She realized a passion for science and was thrilled to bring her two passions together to help make a difference in the lives of animals and the community.
Dr. Guffey grew up in Summerville, South Carolina and currently resides there with her husband, Jeremiah. They also share a home with many four legged family members which include a Golden Retriever, Chihuahua Mix, four cats, a rabbit, hamster, bearded dragon, and pacman frog! When she is not caring for animals. you can find Dr. Guffey exploring the outdoors with her husband and dogs, doing yoga and kickboxing, and catching up on her favorite TV shows.