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The Animal Hospital of North Charleston

The Animal Hospital of North Charleston

8389 Dorchester Rd | North Charleston, SC 29418

Call 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
  • Ultrasound
  • Discounts Available
  • Animal Flea Control
  • Animal Microchipping
  • Bird Vet
  • Emergency Veterinary Clinic
  • Exotic Animal Vet
  • Reptile Vet
  • Small Animal Vet
  • Spaying/Neutering
  • Veterinarians
  • Veterinary Dentistry
  • Veterinary Euthanasia
  • Veterinary Medical Specialties
  • Veterinary Surgery
  • Veterinary Vaccinations
  • New Pet Initial Visit
  • Physical Exam
Description

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.

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At The Animal Hospital of North Charleston, you’ll find a dedicated, compassionate team of veterinary professionals committed to providing outstanding service to your whole family. At The Animal Hospital of North Charleston, you’ll find a dedicated, compassionate team of veterinary professionals committed to providing outstanding service to your whole family.
That’s right! The Animal Hospital of North Charleston is open 7 days a week for your convenience. That’s right! The Animal Hospital of North Charleston is open 7 days a week for your convenience.
Can you spot this pug’s sleepy sidekick? Can you spot this pug’s sleepy sidekick?
Dogs and cats need dental care too! Here, a veterinary technician gently peeks at a dog’s teeth and gums for signs of dental disease. Dogs and cats need dental care too! Here, a veterinary technician gently peeks at a dog’s teeth and gums for signs of dental disease.
A veterinary technician cuddles up to one of our adorable patients. A veterinary technician cuddles up to one of our adorable patients.
Is it just us or is this cute pup smiling? Is it just us or is this cute pup smiling?
We love what we do at The Animal Hospital. Here, Dr. Kristin Ingram happily greets a patient before beginning a routine wellness exam. We love what we do at The Animal Hospital. Here, Dr. Kristin Ingram happily greets a patient before beginning a routine wellness exam.
Does your pet have stinky breath? If so, it’s time to brush up their dental health at The Animal Hospital. Does your pet have stinky breath? If so, it’s time to brush up their dental health at The Animal Hospital.
Megan, one of our fantastic veterinary technicians, gives a patient some love. Megan, one of our fantastic veterinary technicians, gives a patient some love.
Dr. Kristin Ingram listens to a patient's heart and lungs to check for murmurs and other irregularities. If further testing is recommended, our clinic is fully equipped with an in-house diagnostic lab. Dr. Kristin Ingram listens to a patient's heart and lungs to check for murmurs and other irregularities. If further testing is recommended, our clinic is fully equipped with an in-house diagnostic lab.
How beautiful is this patient! This pup is visiting The Animal Hospital for a routine wellness exam, which is preventative and will help us maximize his health and happiness. How beautiful is this patient! This pup is visiting The Animal Hospital for a routine wellness exam, which is preventative and will help us maximize his health and happiness.
Dr. Kristin Ingram uses a stethoscope to check a patient’s pulmonary health. Dr. Kristin Ingram uses a stethoscope to check a patient’s pulmonary health.
At the Animal Hospital of North Charleston, every animal undergoing surgery receives a pre-surgical exam and bloodwork to ensure they are healthy enough to undergo surgery and to allow us to individualize their anesthesia and pain management plan. At the Animal Hospital of North Charleston, every animal undergoing surgery receives a pre-surgical exam and bloodwork to ensure they are healthy enough to undergo surgery and to allow us to individualize their anesthesia and pain management plan.
Pave the way for a lifetime of wellness in your new pet. The first step is to schedule your new pet’s first wellness visit at The Animal Hospital. Pave the way for a lifetime of wellness in your new pet. The first step is to schedule your new pet’s first wellness visit at The Animal Hospital.
Carefully timed physical exams, vaccines, parasite testing and control, and spay/neuter procedure are essential to a new pet’s health and happiness. Carefully timed physical exams, vaccines, parasite testing and control, and spay/neuter procedure are essential to a new pet’s health and happiness.
This kitten is up on the exam table and ready for her very first wellness visit! This kitten is up on the exam table and ready for her very first wellness visit!
Open wide! Proper dental care begins during puppy and kitten years. Open wide! Proper dental care begins during puppy and kitten years.
At The Animal Hospital, client education is a top priority. Our medical team will help you best care for your pet between visits. At The Animal Hospital, client education is a top priority. Our medical team will help you best care for your pet between visits.
We love pets, and pets love us! Our veterinary team has years of experience caring for North Charleston’s special pets. We love pets, and pets love us! Our veterinary team has years of experience caring for North Charleston’s special pets.
Ear infections are common in dogs. Here, veterinary technicians gently clean a patient’s ears and check for areas of concern, like infection, inflammation, and the presence of parasites. Ear infections are common in dogs. Here, veterinary technicians gently clean a patient’s ears and check for areas of concern, like infection, inflammation, and the presence of parasites.
Megan, a veterinary technician, prepares to administer a routine vaccination. Megan, a veterinary technician, prepares to administer a routine vaccination.
A visual dental assessment is part of every physical examination at The Animal Hospital. If signs of dental disease are observed, we may recommend a professional dental cleaning for your pet’s comfort and safety. A visual dental assessment is part of every physical examination at The Animal Hospital. If signs of dental disease are observed, we may recommend a professional dental cleaning for your pet’s comfort and safety.
The in-house diagnostic laboratory at The Animal Hospital allows our medical team make efficient, accurate diagnoses. The in-house diagnostic laboratory at The Animal Hospital allows our medical team make efficient, accurate diagnoses.
We can’t stress enough how important dental health is to your pet’s complete wellness. Oral bacteria can infect not only the oral cavity, but the rest of the body too! We can’t stress enough how important dental health is to your pet’s complete wellness. Oral bacteria can infect not only the oral cavity, but the rest of the body too!
This patient was such a good boy during his wellness visit with Dr. Kristin Ingram. This patient was such a good boy during his wellness visit with Dr. Kristin Ingram.
Even seemingly healthy pets benefit from routine wellness visits. Even seemingly healthy pets benefit from routine wellness visits.
Our medical team strives to maintain a stress-free environment for all of our clients and their pets. Our medical team strives to maintain a stress-free environment for all of our clients and their pets.
Dentistry is a key component of the preventative care offered at The Animal Hospital. Our medical team is highly experienced in dental exams, dental cleanings, and dental procedures. Dentistry is a key component of the preventative care offered at The Animal Hospital. Our medical team is highly experienced in dental exams, dental cleanings, and dental procedures.
Listening to the heart beat allows your veterinarian to identify early signs of cardiac disease, like heart murmurs. Listening to the heart beat allows your veterinarian to identify early signs of cardiac disease, like heart murmurs.
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Dr. Kristin Ingram, DVM
Dr. Kristin Ingram, DVM

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).

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Dr. Wendy W. Carter, DVM
Dr. Wendy W. Carter, DVM

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.

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Desiree, Practice Manager
Desiree, Practice Manager

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!

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Dr. Kaitlin Guffey
Dr. Kaitlin Guffey

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.

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