The Carolinas Animal Hospital & Dental Clinic doctors and staff are proud of our quality of care and cutting-edge services offered in Charlotte, NC. We have chosen to provide access to some great medical tools right here in our hospital that some practices don’t have available. Diagnostic services that are completed here benefit dogs and cats by providing fast results compared to sending basic blood work to an off-site lab or having to wait for a traveling ultrasound veterinarian to come on certain days. We have our own ultrasound equipment, and all images are reviewed by a board-certified veterinary radiologist ensuring fast, accurate, detailed information about your pet’s health and needs.

We genuinely enjoy helping dogs and cats get the veterinary care they need, from routine vaccinations, microchipping, and wellness exams to diagnosing more advanced needs, non-invasive pain management, laser surgery, and specialized dental care. Attention to detail is critical to us, from our choices in high-quality grooming products to the kind of anesthesia we use.

We are passionate about animals, believing that they deserve the best medical care available. Our mission is be sure that every patient is treated that way. We want to be the Charlotte vet that you can trust to be the most compassionate and most advanced in medical care.

Treating your dogs and cats as if they were our own isn’t just a goal. It’s a promise.

  • Examinations – Sick and Well
  • Vaccinations
  • Complete Medical Work-ups
  • Whole Body Digital X-Rays
  • Digital Dental X-Rays
  • Routine and Advanced Dental Care
  • Advanced Surgery - Accuvet® Laser
  • Sevoflurane® Anesthesia
  • Hospitalization of Critical Animals
  • Nutritional consultations
  • Behavioral conditioning plans
  • Bathing & Grooming
  • On-Site Laboratory
  • Well-Stocked Pharmacy
  • Advanced monitors for anesthesia
  • Isolation Room for Sick Pets
  • Prescription diets and pet products

Preventative Care

Prevention of disease through proper nutrition, an individually tailored vaccination plan, and flea/tick/heartworm control are essential for your pet's long term health. What sets us apart from other veterinary hospitals is the time and care we take to educate our clients about their pet's health. As a client with our practice, you will have the ability to contact a doctor even when we are not open. We will be here for you to work hand-in-hand throughout your pet's life.

  • Examinations – Sick and Well
  • Puppy, kitten and adult Vaccinations
  • Complete Medical Work-ups
  • Labwork to access your pet's organ health
  • Routine and Advanced Dental Care
  • Advanced monitors for anesthesia
  • Individually tailored flea/tick and heartworm prevention
  • Senior care and disease prevention

Dogs and cats have different needs at different stages of life, and sometimes even different needs relating to breed. Nutritional needs are basic preventative are the building blocks for a healthy life. When we examine your furry family member, we take care to see the individual, evaluate their needs and current state, and help you to form a plan. As much as we love our clients and patients, we hope that good health will keep you from having to visit us too often!

The Carolinas Animal Hospital and Dental Clinic provides complete dental care for your pets. Our veterinarians have received extensive training to be able to evaluate, diagnose, and treat common dental concerns for dogs and cats.  The Carolinas Animals Hospital & Dental Clinic was one of the first to have a Digital X-ray system and the latest in anesthetic equipment to keep critical patients safe. The clinic also contains a complete dental operatory with 3 work stations.

Services Offered:
  • Complete Oral Examinations
  • Full Mouth Digital Radiographs
  • Complete Dental Cleanings
  • Periodontal Therapy
  • Surgical Extractions


If your dog's or cat's dental issues are advanced and need a dental specialist, we are able to seamlessly refer you to our partner hospital, The Hosptial for Veterinary Dentistry and Oral Surgery, or schedule your pet to see one of our dental specialists when they visit the Carolinas Animal Hospital and Dental Clinic once a month.  

Services Offered By Referral:
  • Root Canals 
  • Crowns
  • Orthodontics
  • Maxillectomy
  • Mandibulectomy
  • Advanced Oral Surgery
  • Oral Mass Removals
  • Treatment of Stomatitis

If you would like to refer a dentistry case to our boarded veterinary specialists, please click here.  

We are pleased to not only offer laser surgery at our hospital, but we have mandated that laser surgery will be the standard of care at
The Carolinas Animal Hospital and Dental Clinic.

The main advantages of laser surgery vs. traditional surgery include:

1) LESS PAIN: The laser seals the nerve endings and your pet will feel less pain post-operatively. This often results in a quicker recovery for your pet.

2) LESS BLEEDING: The laser seals small blood vessels, which also allows for extraordinary precision and often shortens anesthesia and surgery time.

3) LESS SWELLING: Laser energy does not crush, tear or bruise because only a beam of intense light contacts the tissue.

All of these benefits provide for a reduced risk of infection, a more precise surgical procedure (less damage to healthy tissue) and a quicker return to normal activities.

Please ask any of our doctors or other staff members about the benefits of laser surgery – we are happy to answer any of your questions. You and your pet will be pleased with this “cutting edge” technology.

Class IV Therapeutic K-Laser

K-Laser therapy is fast, painless, and completely non-invasive with GREAT results for pain management and accelerated healing.

We are excited to announce that our hospital is the FIRST PRACTICE IN NORTH CAROLINA TO HAVE THE NEW Class IV Therapeutic K-Laser for use on patients. Common conditions for which the laser can be used include:

• Arthiritis and Joint Disease
• Wound Healing
• Inflammatory Skin and Ear conditions
• Oral diseases and post tooth extractions to promote faster and more comfortable healing
• Post orthopedic surgical care (cruciate ligament repairs, fractures, etc)

The laser is a PAINLESS, NON-MEDICATION way to decrease pain and promote healing. Your pet will be awake for the treatment, which lasts only a few minutes. We have seen incredible results using the laser on patients with many ailments and are excited to offer this incredible new technology to our patients!

The Carolinas Animal Hospital is proud to house state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment designed to provide fast and accurate care for your pet.
When it comes to sick dogs and cats, speed isn’t just about convenience. It’s also about a fast diagnosis so we can treat your pet efficiently. Some vet practices send out all of their blood work, for example, so results often aren’t available until the next day. We run basic blood work here, in our own office on top-of-the-line diagnostic equipment, so that we have a good picture of your dog or cat’s organ function, blood cell counts, etc. in just minutes. The same goes for urinalysis to help us quickly diagnose painful or potentially dangerous conditions such as bladder infections, kidney infections, or crystals in urine which can easily cause blockages in cats.

On-Site Imaging
Whole Body & Dental Digital X-Rays

Radiographs, or X-rays, give us a physical picture of what your pet looks like on the inside. Everyone knows this is great for looking at bones and joints, but this also gives us a look at other things like the gut to confirm an intestinal blockage, for example. We also need fast X-rays of teeth during dental procedures to minimize your pet’s time under anesthesia.

Dr. Olson’s expertise in ultrasonography allows us to quickly assess medical needs with great detail.


We are excited to offer ultrasound services to our patients. Ultrasonography is a non-invasive way to assess the internal organs (the kidneys, liver, spleen, bladder, etc.) in a far more detailed manner than x-rays can provide.  All of our ultrasound images are also reviewed by a board-certified veterinary radiologist to ensure that your pet is receiving the highest standard of care.


Using our integrated radiography system, we are able to digitally send images to board certified radiologists and cardiologists to obtain results of a consultation in as little as 30 minutes. In the medical world, that is lightning fast!

On-Site Laboratory Services:

Wellness and sick blood tests can be performed to obtain rapid results, whether on-site or at a nearby outside laboratory for some specific needs.  This gives your pet the “voice” they need to tell us what is going on inside of them. Every measurement, every result, gives us vital information.

Did you know that different blood panels are run for pets in different age groups? Or that prior to any surgery, your pet should have a Pre-Op panel to see that they are healthy enough to undergo anesthesia? Just as with humans, the data that we can obtain from a small sample of blood is invaluable. Animals can’t tell us about their symptoms or physical changes. Combined with  your own observations of your pet, we look for some of the most crucial information we can gather. Of course, we’d want something that important to be done quickly on-site whenever possible!