Animal Hospitals in Charleston

Caring for Pets in West Ashley Since 1987

Our clinic was founded in 1987 by Dr. Merrill Irvin and the late Dr. Thomas Hutto. We are advocates not only for our patients but also for the people who love them. From preventive care to dentistry to surgery, we offer more than a dozen services under one roof. Among traditional veterinary services like wellness care, medicine, surgery and dentistry for dogs and cats, we are proud to offer non-invasive diagnostics like ultrasound and endoscopy as well as multimodal pain control with drug-free choices like laser therapy and acupuncture.

During our long-standing presence in the community, we have adopted a local animal sanctuary, participated in community and school service events, and sponsored sports teams and equine events. We are happy to accept vouchers from local rescue organizations like Charleston Animal Society and Pet Helpers. Every year we host qualified externs from veterinary colleges around the country.

"Experienced team with genuine love and care for animals.”

- Matthew W.

Features of our state-of-the-art facility:

  • Spacious waiting and treatment areas
  • Imaging room for diagnostic imaging like ultrasound and endoscopy
  • Seven examination rooms
  • Digital radiography room
  • Two surgical suites with advanced anesthetic machines and monitoring equipment
  • Intensive care and post-operative recovery areas
  • Large in-house laboratory for diagnostic testing
  • Quiet room for euthanasia, equipped with separate side door exit
Animal Hospitals in Charleston
Animal Hospitals in Charleston

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  • Separate entrances, exam rooms, and treatment area for cats and dogs
  • Cat rooms with pheromone diffusers, cat trees, and toys
  • Pet beds on exam tables
  • Gentle approach with distraction
  • Minimal restraint and floor exams
  • Comfort medication packs for routine visits and surgery
  • Treats, including peanut butter and cheese
  • Relaxation pheromones, including Feliway® for cats and Adaptil® for dogs
  • Species-specific travel recommendations
  • Tranquilization as needed