We're pleased to offer the following services in our WHITTIER Veterinary Clinic:

  • kitty1.png General/Wellness Exams
  • General Surgery/Spay/Neuter
  • Emergency Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Laser Therapy
  • Chronic Pain Management
  • Geriatric Care
  • Digital X-Ray
  • Ultrasound
  • Pregnancy Care
  • Vaccinations
  • Nail Trims
  • Large Animal Care
  • Equine Insemination
  • And So Much More!!!


Our appointment book is computerized which allows us to efficiently make appointments for you and your pet. Our receptionists and team will attempt to accommodate all requests to the best of our ability. Emergencies are accepted anytime our clinic is open. If you feel you have an emergency with your pet, please call us or come to the hospital immediately. If possible it is best to call before coming in so that a staff member can advise you on your particular emergency.

Emergency & Urgent Care

We have a veterinarian and personnel on duty 5 days a week who are trained and equipped to handle any urgent care your pet has. Usually an emergency team consists of at least one veterinarian and several technicians working together to save a pet's life. Emergencies can be things such a rat poisoning, dog attack, hit by car, and chocolate ingestion. If you ever feel that your pet needs emergency treatment do not hesitate to call or come in immediately, during our regular business hours. If possible it is best to call before coming in so that a team member can advise you on your particular emergency. If an emergency happens to any small animal after our regular business hours please contact:

Western Carolina Veterinary Emergency (828)667-7767, Haywood Animal Emergency (828)452-1978 or Reach Animal Emergency (828)665-4399.

Farm Animal:

Cowee Cowgirl (828)332-2924, Whiskey River Large Animal (828)524-1957 or Animals R US (828)693-7387

Work In Appointments

We are also available for urgent care when the condition is not life-threatening, but you feel your pet needs to be seen before you are able to get an appointment. Our veterinarians will work to "squeeze" you in between scheduled appointments. When you arrive, our receptionists will be able to give you an estimate on how long you may have to wait in order to be seen.

Drop Off Appointments

Don't have time to wait around for your pet to be seen by a Dr? We offer drop off appointments for those people that have very busy lives and need veterinary care, but just don't have the time to spare during the day. It's simple, drop your pet off in the morning and we will work them into our schedule and you can pick them up at your convenience before the office closes. While they are here they will be spoiled in one of our clean, comfortable kennels or runs and have lot's of attention from one of our kennel technicians!  Please call our office (828)497-3401 and a representative will get you all set up.

No Appointments Needed For

Nail Trims, Anal Glands, Ear Cleanings, Heartworm Tests, Rabies Shots and Equine Coggins Tests. Come in anytime during our normal business hours and we will get you taken care of as fast as possible! We know your time is valuable!

Types of Pets Seen

  • Dogs
  • Cats
  • Rabbits
  • Pocket Pets
  • Reptiles
  • Birds
  • All Farm Animals (Horses, Cows, Goats, Chickens, Sheep, etc)
  • Small and Large Exotics


Cherokee Animal Care Clinic accepts payment via cash, CareCredit, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, Scratch Pay or Visa. So that we can continue to provide you high quality service utilizing the best medical technologies, we request that payment be made at the time services are rendered.

We provide estimates for all surgeries and hospitalizations. If you have not received an estimate, you are welcome to request one at any time for your expected charges.


Contact us at (828) 497-3401 to hear more about our discounts!

Office Hours

Our Regular Schedule


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Read What Our Clients Say

  • "The best vet clinic around. They listen to your concerns, your needs, and wants for your fur babies. They treat your pets like there own. I highly recommend going to them for all of you fur babies needs"
    Sheena Craig
  • "These folks went above and beyond to help an out of town visitor help with a puppy who decided to do a flying nun impression from a second floor bedroom. The staff were kind, helpful and thorough. We were fortunate that the pup was not seriously injured.
    I can tell you this...if you're in the area, I would highly recommend Cherokee Animal
    Care as a primary pet health provider.
    Thank you for helping me and my pup!"
    Terri Jenkins
  • "A stray cat came to our house with a broken leg so we called the animal care clinic and they took him in with no questions asked! They said if he tested negative for feline leukemia then they would fix him up and get him adopted out 😀 I called the next day and he's on the schedule to get his leg amputated and they're getting him fixed up! I couldn't be more grateful for them!"
    April Booth
  • "Wonderful and caring people for our pets. I always use the Animal care clinic for my kitty, unless its a Emergency and they can't see him...wonderful experience every time so far....I would highly recommend...Thank you all so very much for taking care of our Best Friend's for life...."
    Sherry Price
  • "My almost six month old puppy Banshee was terrified of her vet visit, but the staff was very sweet and let us wait in the exam room so the other dogs wouldn't stress her out more. They were very gentle and compassionate. It gives me peace of mind knowing she's in good hands."
    Brooke Karma
  • "Absolutely great people to take care of your Fur-Babies. We have been very pleased with this Veterinary Office. We get all of our dogs monthly Meds there. We Highly Recommend if you live in 10 miles or so you should take your family pets to get anything you need."
    Joe Collins
  • "I love this vet! Dr. Robbie is the best! Great staff also! The staff is so caring. I had to board my two cats while I was in the process of moving and they took great care of them! Not only that I was worried because my cat wasn't breathing well and she ended up having asthma and Dr. Robbie did everything to get her back to feeling better. My baby is doing great!!"
    Elmo B. (Whittier, NC)

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