Carpenter Animal Hospital and Pet Inn in Cary, NC

Carpenter Animal Hospital & Pet Inn is a full service small animal veterinary clinic in Cary, NC. We offer a wide variety of services to care for all of your pet’s needs. We offer services that include high-quality veterinary medicine, premium overnight boarding, doggie daycare, and grooming. We also have some retail items, such as pet food and veterinary products.

We are here to service the cities of Cary, NC, Apex, NC, Durham, NC, Morrisville, NC, Raleigh, NC, Chapel Hill, NC, Holly Springs, NC, Fuquay- Varina, NC, New Hill, NC, Pittsboro, NC and more!

Our Cary vet hospital focuses on providing your pet with the best possible care while maintaining client satisfaction. We understand that everyone’s situation and beliefs are different and we tailor our approach to meet your needs.  We believe in making sure you are informed of your options and are educated on your pet’s health so that you feel confident about making the best medical decision for your pet. We have five experienced veterinarians on staff, so you are sure to find one that “gets you” and your needs. Our vet clinic is equipped with state-of-the art diagnostics and technology that allows us to treat your pet for just about anything, from routine preventative care to advanced medical cases needing chronic management, emergency medicine, hospitalization, or surgery.

We seek to build lasting relationships with our patients and clients so that you can feel comfortable knowing your pet is in experienced and caring hands. By offering a one-stop convenience for all of your pet care needs, we hope to really get to know you and your pet. Not only does it save you time, but we also believe it leads to better care and service.  Beyond first-rate pet care, we make our animal hospital comfortable, kid-friendly, and calm, so you and your pet can relax and look forward to meeting our staff.

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★★★★★ I am so grateful for the care Dr. Turner has been providing my 13 year old golden retriever. For the past 6 months, he has received acupuncture for severe arthritis in his back legs. I was hoping to just slow down his decline, but I can honestly say he is walking better and faster, getting up and down with less help from me and is in better spirits!!!!! We were even able to lessen his other medications as a result. Dr. Turner always addresses my concerns and questions seriously and thoughtfully. Acupuncture is not painful and my dog's comfort is a priority. Even the techs (Ayah and Ashley) are very attentive to have Jazz's favorite room and blanket ready for him along with lots of "scritches". So glad that this expertise is offered at Carpenter.Karen C.Karen C. ★★★★★ First puppy visit was very pleasant. Dr Turner too her time to explain upcoming appointments and what to expect.Kara W.Kara W. ★★★★★ Alexa was very thorough and helpful with intake questions. She took the time to answer some questions my daughter had for an FFA class. She relayed our questions to Dr. Peace and he answered them during the visit. Both were very kind and patient with our cat.Allison M.Allison M. ★★★★★ CAH is the best! The owner, Dr Hodges, is obviously a very special person because this clinic is run beautifully. You can tell that everyone who works there is happy and truly cares.Dr Terrell has been our vet for several years and words can’t express how thankful we are that she is a part of our lives. She puts her all into caring for our cats and cried alongside of us when we lost two of our babies.The front desk is always welcoming…shout out to Annie who always greets us with a smile and does everything she can to make visits enjoyable.Although we do not have dogs, it is always fun to watch their groomer Kim greet her regulars. Her love of animals is always present at the clinic.Being a crazy cat mom of 6 cats means I am a regular at the clinic and I can’t recommend CAH enough! 🙂Leanne C.Leanne C. ★★★★★ "My experience at Carpenter Animal Hospital was truly exceptional, thanks in large part to the outstanding support provided by Alexa and the rest of the dedicated staff. Their professionalism, expertise, and genuine care elevated the service to a high level, leaving me thoroughly impressed and reassured about the well-being of Kobe (standard poodle).Rodney L.Rodney L. ★★★★★ Brought my dog Charlie in for his annual exam, and our tech, Ashley was amazing with him! She was very helpful and answered a few of my questions when we got there. Thank you for your help and great customer service, Ashley!!Meridith R.Meridith R. ★★★★★ Aiya was very sweet to my cat, she took great care of Sona. We both thank you for being so gentleKristina B.Kristina B. ★★★★★ Love Carpenter Animal Hospital. All the docs have been so great with my very needy Frenchie. Today’s visit was no exception, spent lots of time with us took great care of my dog. The technician J was so great with her and gave her lots of love.Kelly H.Kelly H. ★★★★★ I would highly recommend bringing your pet to Carpenter Animal Hospital. Dr. Turner was great and tech Alexa was very kind and professional they made me and my pet feel at home.They took their time to examine Benny and thoroughly explained everything.Edward I.Edward I. ★★★★★ Dr. Turner and Alexa were so great to our Fredrick today! I know he is in good hands with the two of them 😊Bethany F.Bethany F. ★★★★★ Carpenter Animal Hospital is the best! The facilities are inviting and super-clean, staff is friendly, prompt and helpful, and doctors are caring and qualitified. I would recommend them to anyone wanting to have the best care for their pet.CarolAnn R.CarolAnn R. ★★★★★ The staff and doctors at Carpenter are really amazing. I’m always impressed by their warmth, friendliness and responsiveness! We usually see Dr. Peace (who we love!!). Today my pup was injured and Carpenter was able to get me in within a hour to see Dr. Turner. She was so sweet and gentle with my timid rescue pup. I appreciated her clear and thorough explanations of the issue and treatment options. She also gave me great tips on prevention, since this is the second time my dog has had this issue, and after-care tips. She did a great job of picking up quickly on how to leverage my dog’s personality to be able to provide treatment less stressfully. I appreciate knowing that tomorrow I’ll be getting a phone call to check on my dog. Thank you to Dr. Turner and all for taking such great care of my pup!!Kirsten B.Kirsten B. ★★★★★ Carpenter Animal Hospital and Pet Inn is amazing. My dog goes to Day Care 1 day a week and loves it. The staff is amazing and they love my dog and treat him so well. They are all so super sweet to him. I have boarded him here as well and they are wonderful. The Veterinarians are wonderful as well. Highly recommend Carpenter Animal Hospital for day care, boarding and veterinarian care!Laurie B.Laurie B. ★★★★★ Had my first appointment with my dog here, and both Katie and Dr. Barrett were absolutely amazing! All of the other staff I interacted with were also extremely friendly.Maya S.Maya S. ★★★★★ Thanks to Alexa and Dr Peace!!!MD F.MD F. ★★★★★ Everyone is so friendly here!Gwen N.Gwen N. ★★★★★ I have never had a vet be so patient and kind to my cat. Finding a good vet has always proved a challenge because not many people are willing to be patient towards a cat that takes her time getting used to people. However, Dr. Peace was such a sweetheart! He talked in a soothing voice, offered treats, and didn't push the limits if my cat was clearly not having it. He made recommendations that made sense, and didn't push us to pay extra for services that we honestly didn't need. We will be coming back here and I highly recommend bringing your pets here.Ashlin F.Ashlin F. ★★★★★ Love this place! Just established care for my fur baby. They were kind, took time with my dog, and even sat on the floor to do the exam where my dog was comfortable.Jessi T.Jessi T. ★★★★★ Dr Barret was wonderful with our 16 year old cat.Maria H.Maria H. ★★★★★ Incredible staff , very caring and informativeDuncan F.Duncan F. ★★★★★ We loved being able to take our golden doodle to daycare here. He always came home happy and it made vet appointments a breeze.Tanner S.Tanner S. ★★★★★ they are so kind to my dog. we made an appointment the day of cuz she needed a vaccine and they were able to fit her in!Jordan F.Jordan F. ★★★★★ Great veterinarians and the staff/ vet assistants are all so nice. Very responsive whenever I have a question or concern. I don’t ever feel like I’m being pushed into treatments not needed which I’ve felt like at past vet offices. Very astute in diagnosing my dog with a back issue that I feel like someone else would have missed. Highly recommend!Jillian T.Jillian T. ★★★★★ I love this vet practice so very much. I drive 40 minutes from Durham, past 1,000 other vets, just to take my dogs to Carpenter. The vets and all the support staff are so kind and compassionate. I truly appreciate the check up call the day after a sick visit. I also appreciate them not looking at me like a crazy person when I cry over bad news. They also have a lot of the machines on sight that you get referred to expensive specialty hospitals for, like X-rays and ultrasound. One of my dogs was a Covid pup and has a serious fear of the vet. They are always so kind and patient with her. I can see her starting to relax when we go to the vet.Jennifer Evans W.Jennifer Evans W. ★★★★★ Had an absolutely amazing vet experience with my two kitties. I am so happy to have found a clinic that has fear free certified doctors that are patient and kind. Definitely recommend!eleanor Z.eleanor Z. ★★★★★ Love this place. Doctor Peace is amazing and the staff is great. It's always clean and never smells like the typical vet offices. They get you in and out fast, but take time once you're in for your appointment. Highly recommend!Staci L.Staci L. ★★★★★ My 2 yr old terrier mix, Layla, was in a lot of pain, but we were unable to figure out where. I was beside myself because i couldn't comfort or hold her. She's been my constant companion for a little over a year now. My shadow. My husband was able to get her a same day appointment. My son came with me because he was also very worried about her. I cannot thank you all enough for the amazing care she received. The amount of time spent discussing her diagnosis and our options for treatment was much appreciated. She's feeling 10x better. Back to her sweet spunky self! Now that we know about her condition, we know exactly what to do the next time she has a flare up. Thank you for all you do!Stephanie S.Stephanie S. ★★★★★ First time visiting...was greeted immediately by desk staff & seen fairly quickly by the assistant. It was a short wait for the Dr to come in. Did excellent with our cat (even though it was a very uncomfortable situation for her). Overall, I was pleased with the care and staff.Brandy S.Brandy S. ★★★★★ My husband, Lacy our Labrador and I were visiting our daughter in Cary. Our Lab needed emergency care. Carpenter Animal Hospital was amazing. The staff were professional, and kind. I would recommend them to everyone.Laura D.Laura D. ★★★★★ Always very responsive and provide nothing but great care. We moved 30 mins away and still come here because we love them.Christian Lue Y.Christian Lue Y. ★★★★★ We love CAH. The whole staff is amazing. We especially love Kym the groomer. She is the best and always takes such special care of our Honey. We wouldn’t trust her w/ anyone else. She even sent us an adorable pic of our sweet puppy 🐶Cissy D.Cissy D. ★★★★★ I have been going to Carpenter Animal Hospital for over 9 years now. The staff and vets are fantastic. Everyone is always kind and patient and helpful with our now aging, anxious dog. Our vet always takes the time at our appointments to make sure everything is covered.Grace S.Grace S. ★★★★★ These people are great, and they really care about the animals.Ron Ragan J.Ron Ragan J. ★★★★★ Have been going here for years from when I lived up on Cary. Even now, I live in Holly springs but the staff have been so wonderful I make the drive. You can tell everyone there truly cars about the animalsJennifer R.Jennifer R. ★★★★★ Friendly, helpful, and reliable.I wouldn't consider taking my pet elsewhere for her needs.Kudos, to the entire staff.Robert B.Robert B. ★★★★★ Highly recommend this vet! I started going to this vet when i moved to NC and it is the best one I have been to anywhere. My dog is petrified of going to any vet and I appreciate how welcoming the staff is and to make the animals comfortable. My dog is still hesitant but is slowly warming up to them. I moved 45 minutes from this vet but still plan on using them for my veterinary services!Emily S.Emily S. ★★★★★ Our pet Kaaju has been seeing them for the past several years. They are very attentive and great with his careBob B.Bob B. ★★★★★ My pup and I have been going here for 3+ years. He had a bad injury and infection fromDoggy day camp (somewhere else) and they fixed him right up. Good as new! I live all the way in Durham and come to Cary just for Carpenter Animal Hospital. The team communicate’s really well on the phone/via email and always have fast service. Plus they are really nice. Recommended 100% if you are looking for a local vet.J. G.J. G. ★★★★★ Amazing place we've been going here for nearly 10 years and my pup loves it here.R MR M ★★★★★ I want to thank this office for coming in last minute to lay my sweet fur baby to rest. I had a horrible experience with a previous vet office and you all took me right in, were so kind and helped me through a difficult time. From the bottom of my heart, thank you.Ashlie V.Ashlie V. ★★★★★ Dr. Terrell was wonderful. She truly cared for, and about, my cat and helped me through the very difficult decision to put her down. It wasn't the reason I went in, but she recognized that my cat was worse off than I had realized and she explained what she saw on the x-rays to show me what it all meant.Stephanie P.Stephanie P. ★★★★★ Carpenter Animal Hospital has an excellent, caring staff. All of the front desk staff, veterinary technicians, and Dr. Terrell could not be kinder to our dog, who is our baby. They treat him as if he was their own. When he had a gallstone, Dr. Terrell quickly diagnosed it and sent us immediately to an emergency care facility, literally saving his life. We are forever grateful for the outstanding care we continue to receive at Carpenter. I highly recommend them.CherylCheryl ★★★★★ I love how they follow up on your pets health after you've visit themSabrina R.Sabrina R. ★★★★★ Absolutely AMAZING doctors and staff!! I would rate this hospital 100 stars if I could! The doctors give their upmost care and best recommendations! Our dog will never go anywhere else! I truly appreciate the welcoming atmosphere provided by everyone!Melissa L.Melissa L. ★★★★★ Love it here! The service is very quick and always friendly. My little grandpup loves it here.Kris R.Kris R. ★★★★★ Have never trusted a Vet clinic more than CAHShayne L.Shayne L. ★★★★★ I moved from another state and visit this place for the first time and I have to say that this place is 10 times better than my dog's previous vet. The staff was very friendly and welcoming. The assistant and the vet that saw my dog were very professionals and answered all my family's questions. The vet say down with my dog (92 lbs. dog) and started playing with him while giving him his injections. We'll definitely keep bringing our dog to this vet always. Thanks for making us so comfortable.Suheily O.Suheily O. ★★★★★ I've been going here for years and they continue to be awsome. Thank you for caringDavid S.David S. ★★★★★ We luv Dr Terrell! She took care of 2 of our other dogs as their Vet and we are always very satisfied with the care she and her staff give our lil one. She goes over and beyond and is very thorough w explanations during visits, follow up and questions. Great staff here also, they have all been wonderful! Thanks for ALL u do!!Mark Sam S (.Mark Sam S (. ★★★★★ Great place. Dr. Thill is amazing and very knowledgeable. We take our yellow Lab there and the staff loves him and he gets very excited to see them every time. I highly recommend this place to anyone looking for high quality veterinarian care for their pets.Gaurav C.Gaurav C. ★★★★★ Great doctors and staff!David D.David D. ★★★★★ This veterinarians office have been so amazing to work with. Yesterday I had to rush my cat, Hendrix, in because he was sick and I didn’t know what was wrong. He ate an entire shoestring causing him pain and discomfort. Their office was able to perform emergency surgery and took amazing care of his afterwards. He’s is now home, finally ate something small, and resting while high on his kitty pain meds. I couldn’t recommend you go to anyone else!! The staff is fantastic and their Veterinarians are so knowledgeable. Thank you to you all for taking care of my furbabies, both Hendrix and Woodstock.Megan G.Megan G. ★★★★★ I’ve had nothing but positive experiences here with my kitten needs. Kind, knowledgeable, and accommodative staff and doctors.Sharath P.Sharath P. ★★★★★ The people at carpenter animal hospital truly care about our pets. What a great experience!Douglas S.Douglas S. ★★★★★ Honest, compassionate, competent and all around wonderful people make up Carpenter Animal Hospital. We have taken all 6 of our dogs to them and wouldn't consider going anywhere else. Through the many myriad of problems that our animals have had, we have felt well cared for, listened to. And the love and caring they showed when we had to have our dogs put to sleep was incredibly touching. Best animal hospital in NC!Kim L.Kim L. ★★★★★ This is one of the very best vet clinics I have ever been associated with. They always take amazing care of Dayzy whether its the Spa visit with Kim or a veterinary visit with the Vet/Techs....really great people at this company. Best in class!Stephen C.Stephen C. ★★★★★ We took our yorkie here because we was needing a recheck from where we had to take him to an emergency vet due to symptoms of a liver shunt my dog has had all his life. We also wanted to find a new vet. It has been a few stressful weeks due to everything happening to our sweet boy but Carpenter has out did themselves. All the staff are very welcoming and extremely nice. We have spoke with two doctors and they spent a lot of time with us which I loveeeed and explained everything so clearly. They made a treatment plan for Bentley and they are trying everything they can to help our baby. They called to check on Bentley a few times after our visit. Very very pleased. So happy we have found a new vet that we love.Katelyn L.Katelyn L. ★★★★★ This wasn’t the first vet practice I tried when I moved back to Cary, but it was the first one I felt comfortable trusting with my pets’ care. They offer a variety of services on-site, including ultrasound. The staff is communicative, providing excellent feedback and follow up after tests. My cats have experienced diabetes, IBS and cancer since I moved to Cary, so this is important. Between working in vet clinics when I was young and 30 years of having cats, Doctor Turner has been the most open, informative and reassuring veterinarian I have ever encountered when making decisions regarding the care of my animal companions when they’ve been sick or needed a decision about quality of life. That’s rare in my experience, and I highly recommend this practice.Bonnie R.Bonnie R. ★★★★★ Experience is always a pleasure. We just wish you were closer to us! But, we are willing to travel the extra miles so I guess that says it all!Jo P.Jo P. ★★★★★ Mandy is a seven years old female Shih Tzu, who has always been very nervous and trembles when visiting a Vet.We recently moved to Cary and yesterday was her first visit to Carpenter Animal Hospital. This was a Wellness Visit and treatment for yeast infection in her ears. Mandy was calm because it was obvious she felt secure with the hospital staff.Dr. Turner and her technician were so through and treated Mandy with care.Thank You for your care and advice on how we should treat our little fur baby in order to help her have a long and healthy lifeSylvia O.Sylvia O. ★★★★★ I just recently got a puppy and took him to his first visit at Carpenter Animal Hospital and Pet Inn. All staff members were super friendly and knowledgable. They have taken such great care of my baby Benji during his first visit. I also love the follow up emails concerning Benji's wellbeing. I am so glad to have found a place that truly cares about his health.Shailyn R.Shailyn R. ★★★★★ Love everything about Carpenter Animal Hospital! Everyone here is positive, kind, professional and extremely knowledgeable. Our interactions with all employees have been amazing. The care that our dog receives from the minute we walk in until we leave is wonderful. We are so very thankful for everyone at Carpenter Animal Hospital and appreciate the love and care they give our girl!Kim C.Kim C. ★★★★★ Over the years that I've lived in/around Cary, I've always been pleased with the service provided by the good folks at Carpenter Animal Hospital (and Pet Inn). From regular checkups for my cat all the way up to dental surgery, and everything in between, the people here are friendly, knowledgeable, compassionate, and all-around pet lovers.I cannot recommend them highly enough.Colin O.Colin O. ★★★★★ Doctors and staff are exceptional and knowledgeable.MARTIN W.MARTIN W. ★★★★★ Carpenter has been an exceptional vet for our two GSPs since moving to the area last year. Dr. Turner is wonderful with our pups and has taken amazing care of them!! The front desk team is always responsive and friendly, and makes our pups feel right at home giving them snuggles and treats! We absolutely love Carpenter Animal Hospital! 10/10Kayla E.Kayla E. ★★★★☆ Services are a bit on the expensive side, but the service is very good and vets are very thorough. Unfortunately, grooming services have to be booked 6+ months in advance and are very expensive (more than services in the area that come to your house), but the boarding facilities are exceptional and they take very good care of pets while boarding at their facilities.Kate L.Kate L. ★★★★☆ Friendly staff. Vet is very helpful.Prasad cPrasad cjs_loader

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7515 Carpenter Fire Station Rd,
Cary, NC 27519


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Closed on the following holidays: New Years Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day

If you want the best for your pet head to Carpenter Animal Hospital! I have gone to many Vets in my life but I am particularly impressed by the services rendered by Carpenter Animal Hospital! The best groomer in the area!

Betty S.

The vets and the staff are very knowledgeable, caring and very friendly. We use all their services: vet visits, doggie daycare and boarding. Highly recommend Carpenter Animal Hospital for your pets.

Marie F.

Carpenter staff always take great care of our pups!! They take the time to thoroughly explain information and the staff is very friendly!

Kevin P.

The staff are top notch… even when I come in to just buy dog food, everyone is super friendly and helpful. I love them all, and so does my husky!

Rebecca D.