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Best Veterinarians in Charleston

Our Recommended Top 16

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Charleston Veterinarians on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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Summerville, SC 29483

Why choose this provider?

Westbury Veterinary Clinic is a full-service animal hospital located in Summerville, SC that specializes in wellness and preventive care for animals. Services include general wellness care, diagnostic care, dentistry, laser surgery, internal medicine, vaccines, microchipping, etc. The hospital was founded in 1960, and has won multiple awards including three Reader’s Choice awards.

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3.5

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5.0
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Mount Pleasant, SC 29466

Why choose this provider?

Park West Veterinary Associates is located in Mount Pleasant, SC, and specializes in preventive health and senior care, dental care, ear disease, heartworm and flea prevention, spay and neuter, vaccines, x-rays, ultrasound, cardiology, and numerous other veterinary services. The doctors and staff strive to pair their knowledge breed, lifestyle, and temperament with individual pet personalities to provide quality and effective care.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
4.5
Yelp
4.5 / 5 (40)

Professionalism:

We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
5.0
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Summerville, SC 29485

Why choose this provider?

Sweetgrass Animal Hospital is located in Summerville, SC, and specializes in wellness and preventive care, surgery, spay and neuter services, orthopedic surgery, dentistry, behavioral counseling, and other veterinary services. Owner and founder Dr. Suzy Shannon has many years of veterinary experience, and strives to provide quality vet care in a stress-free environment.

Reputation:

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4.5
Yelp
4.5 / 5 (23)
Facebook
4.5 / 5 (15)

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We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
5.0
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Mount Pleasant, SC 29464

Why choose this provider?

Cats Only Animal Hospital is located in Mount Pleasant, SC, and specializes in wellness care, vaccinations, dermatology, nutrition and weight management, dentistry, radiology, adoptions, and many other services for cats. The hospital was named a cat friendly practice by the American Association of Feline Practitioners.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
4.9
Facebook
4.9 / 5 (21)
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (17)

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We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
5.0
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Mount Pleasant, SC 29464

Why choose this provider?

Tidewater Veterinary is a full-service integrative veterinary practice in Mount Pleasant, SC that specializes in wellness exams, diagnostics, preventive medicine, surgery, nutrition, dental, acupuncture, laser therapy, and other veterinary services. The practice seeks to provide the least invasive approach to treatment by pairing holistic therapies with conventional methods for optimal pet health.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
4.8
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (20)
Yelp
4.5 / 5 (12)

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5.0
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Mount Pleasant, SC 29464

Why choose this provider?

Vet Street is a full-service veterinary hospital in Mount Pleasant, SC that specializes in routine care, digital radiology, EKG, behavioral counseling, senior care, doggy daycare, cat boarding, dental care, surgical procedures, and a range of other vet services. The doctors and team are experienced working with dogs, cats, rabbits, bird, small farm animals, and wildlife. The hospital operates as an open hospital allowing pet owners to remain with their pets during any medical procedure.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
4.6
Yelp
4.5 / 5 (16)
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (11)

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We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
5.0
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North Charleston, SC 29418

Why choose this provider?

The Animal Hospital of North Charleston is a full-service animal hospital located in North Charleston, SC that specializes in full service medicine, diagnostic care, pet dentistry, surgery, and pharmacy services. The expert doctors and staff have a wealth of experience and knowledge about animal healthcare. The hospital also has an online store for purchasing preventative petcare products.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
4.5
Yelp
4.5 / 5 (38)
Facebook
4.8 / 5 (24)

Professionalism:

We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
5.0
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Mount Pleasant, SC 29466

Why choose this provider?

Advanced Animal Care of Mt. Pleasant is a full-service veterinary practice in Mount Pleasant, SC that specializes in routine surgical procedures, behavior consultations, diagnostics, radiology and ultrasound, and other veterinary services. The practice uses a carbon dioxide laser for all routine surgeries which causes less pain, swelling, and bleeding. The practice also offers boarding for dogs and cats with special medical needs.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
4.9
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (10)
Yelp
4.5 / 5 (10)

Professionalism:

We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
5.0
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Hanahan, SC 29410

Why choose this provider?

Best Friends Animal Clinic is a full-service animal hospital located in Hanahan, SC that specializes in wellness care, diagnostics, surgery and dental care, and emergency and urgent care for dogs, cats, and some rabbits and pocket pets. Owner Dr. Melanie Mokos is a licensed veterinarian with over 30 years of veterinary experience. Dr. Mokos has practiced in over 30 clinics.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
4.7
Facebook
4.8 / 5 (38)
Yelp
4.5 / 5 (20)

Professionalism:

We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
5.0
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Daniel Island, SC 29492

Why choose this provider?

Daniel Island Animal Hospital is located in Daniel Island, SC, and specializes in wellness care, medicine, surgery, dentistry, and diagnostic imaging for dogs, cats, and small animals. The hospital has an in-house laboratory, radiology, anesthesia, and pharmacy. The hospital has been named a cat friendly practice by the American Association of Feline Practitioners, and has been Fear Free Certified.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
4.7
Facebook
4.8 / 5 (15)
Yelp
4.5 / 5 (14)

Professionalism:

We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
5.0
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Summerville, SC 29483

Why choose this provider?

Central Veterinary Hospital is located in Summerville, SC, and specializes in preventive medicine, nutritional counseling, dentistry, behavioral counseling, and other veterinary services.Owner and founder Dr. Chad Reynolds has been practicing since 1997, and leads the team. The hospital has an in-house laboratory, and also offers boarding for cats and dogs.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
4.9
Facebook
4.9 / 5 (27)

Professionalism:

We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
5.0
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Johns Island, SC 29455

Why choose this provider?

Riverbank Veterinary Clinic is located in Johns Head, SC, and specializes in vaccines, diet, full pharmacy, digital radiology, routine surgeries, sick and emergency care, comprehensive evaluation, and more. The clinic is a full-service companion animal hospital designed to provide pet care throughout the life of the pet.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
5.0
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (30)
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (17)

Professionalism:

We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
3.8
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Johns Island, SC 29455

Why choose this provider?

Sun Dog Cat Moon is a full-service vet clinic in Johns Island, SC that specializes in integrative medical services such as holistic medicine, chiropractic treatment, acupuncture, homeopathy, western medicine, and traditional Chinese medicine for pets. The skilled doctors and staff are trained in a variety of veterinary treatment modalities including Food Therapy, Chinese Herbology, and Regenerative Medicine/Stem-Cell Therapy, and are members of professional associations.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
5.0
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (17)

Professionalism:

We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
5.0
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Charleston, SC 29401

Why choose this provider?

Olde Towne Vet Clinic is a full-service animal clinic located in Charleston, SC that specializes in wellness, pharmacy, dental care, radiology, ultrasound, surgery, geriatric, and other veterinary services. Owner and founder Dr. Cynthia P. Smith is a licensed veterinarian with over 30 years of experience in the field, and expertise in dermatology, internal medicine, and dentistry.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
4.8
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (13)
Yelp
4.5 / 5 (8)

Professionalism:

We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
5.0
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Charleston, SC 29414

Why choose this provider?

Charleston Veterinary Referral Center is a specialty and emergency referral practice in Charleston, SC that specializes in emergency, cardiology, critical care, diagnostic imaging, internal medicine, and other specialty veterinary services. The center primarily serves injured cats and dogs that have been referred by their veterinarians. The center is certified as Level I by the Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
4.0
Yelp
4.0 / 5 (42)

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We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
3.8
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Charleston, SC 29403

Why choose this provider?

Patrick Veterinary Clinic is located in Charleston, SC, and specializes in routine pet health, laser therapy, vaccines, and other pet services. The clinic was established in 1974, and requires not appointment for pets to be seen. The clinic was voted Best in Charleston by the Charleston City Paper five years in a row, and is a 2016 Charleston’s Choice Winner for The Post and Courier.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
4.5
Yelp
4.5 / 5 (47)
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (1)

Professionalism:

We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
5.0
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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Introduction

    If you're a pet owner, you're probably familiar with companion animal veterinarians. This type of vet is a general practitioner who provides preventative care, diagnosis, treatments, and surgical services for dogs, cats, and other common pets. Some vets specialize in the care of exotic animals, including birds, reptiles, amphibians, and pocket pets. There are veterinarians for livestock and large animals, too. These vets focus on providing care for cattle, horses, pigs, and other animals on the farm.

    Veterinarians can choose to specialize in areas such as nutrition, oncology, cardiology, and many others. The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) currently recognizes more than 40 fields of study and 22 veterinary specialist organizations nationwide.
  • How often should I bring my pet in for an exam?

    This depends on the age of your pet. Ideally, puppies should have their first vet visit between six to eight weeks old, and kittens should see the vet within one week of bringing them home. Healthy adult animals need a checkup once per year. Vets recommend two exams per year for senior pets (age 10 and up).

  • What are the benefits of having my pet spayed or neutered?

    Aside from preventing unwanted pregnancy, sterilization has other benefits for pets. Spayed females won't go into heat, and they have a lower risk of developing ovarian cancer and mammary gland tumors. Neutering males reduces aggressive behavior, territorial marking, and roaming urges. It also eliminates the possibility of testicular cancer and can reduce the chance of prostate disease.

  • Should my pet be on heartworm medication?

    Dogs are very commonly affected by heartworm disease, so they should be on medication to prevent it all year long. Heartworm preventatives are available as topical “spot-on” medications, monthly chewable pills, and injections that are given every six to 12 months. Heartworms are less common in cats, but preventative medication is still recommended.

  • How often should my pets be vaccinated?

    In general, puppies and kittens need several types of vaccines every three to four weeks until they're 16 weeks old. Depending on the vaccine, your pet might need a booster shot every one to three years. Pets that are indoors-only may require fewer and less frequent vaccinations.

  • Are you supposed to brush your dog’s or cat’s teeth?

    Poor oral hygiene can lead to dental disease in animals as young as two to three years of age. To help prevent this, vets recommend that you brush your pet's teeth at least two to three times a week. Dogs and cats should also have a professional dental cleaning once per year.

  • Is it safe for my cat or dog to be vegan?

    According to the ASPCA, cats need a diet that's high in protein and taurine, which can only be found in meat and other animal products. They also struggle to digest carbohydrates from plants. Dogs can eat plants, but it's difficult to provide adequate nutrition for them on a vegan diet.