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Friendship Animal Hospital Your Pineville, NC Veterinarian

At Friendship Animal Hospital in Pineville, we know how important your pet is to you. A pet is a beloved member of your family and you want all the best for your pet. This is why we treat your pet with all of the care and love that you give to your pet. When you are in need of veterinary services for your pet, we hope you turn to us. 

The Importance of Regular Pet Care

Your pet needs routine veterinary care to help your animal remain healthy and live a full life. It is recommended that your pet have an annual exam by a veterinarian. If your pet is still a baby, is elderly, or has health conditions, they may need more frequent visits. During a routine vet visit, our vet will examine your pet and check them for any potential health conditions. Catching problems early on allows the condition to be treated and managed before it becomes problematic. 

Why Use Friendship Animal Hospital

While there are many veterinarians you can turn to when your pet needs care, we hope that you will consider bringing your pet to us. Here at Friendship Animal Hospital, we treat your pet just like family. We offer both preventative services and services for pets who may already be ill or experiencing an emergency. We offer all of the services that you would need for your pet's overall health and well-being, ensuring that we are the only place your pet needs to go. 

Services We Offer

At Friendship Animal Hospital, we offer a variety of services, to ensure we can provide you and your pet the best care possible. Some of the services that we offer includes wellness visits, vaccinations, medical services, surgical services, dental services, diagnostic services, boarding, microchipping, and after-hours emergency services. When your pet has a medical need, our animal hospital can help. Contact us to inquire about specific services we offer and our pricing. 

Schedule Your Pet an Appointment

Whether you need routine pet care or your pet is experiencing a pet emergency, we at Friendship Animal Hospital, located in Pineville, NC, can help. If you are in need of an appointment for your pet, contact us at 774-889-7387 to book your appointment today. We are open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Wednesday and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Dr. Panuska and wife


Who We Are
A few words about us...

There’s nothing quite like those wet, slobbery kisses or that deep, throaty purr to welcome you home after a long day. Sharing your life with a companion animal is more than just owning a pet. It’s opening your heart and welcoming that furry guy or gal to become a part of your family.

At Friendship Animal Hospital, we recognize the special connection you share with your pet. That’s because we too are animal lovers. Veterinary medicine is more than just a job for us. It’s our passion and what drives us to always go above and beyond in everything we do.

From the moment you step through our door you’ll experience the difference. Warm greetings, a comfortable atmosphere and plenty of extra cuddles are par for the course around here!

If you’re looking for an experienced, compassionate animal health care provider in the Pineville or South Charlotte area, you’ve come to the right place. Call or stop by today!

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Meet Our Skilled Team

Learn Who We Are

  • Dr.
    Rich Panuska
    Owner, Veterinarian

    Dr. Panuska grew up in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia, where he first began volunteering at the local small-animal clinic. He would remain at that practice for nine years, gaining hands-on experience throughout his high-school years and his undergraduate career at Virginia Tech. Next, Dr. Panuska volunteered with a local emergency clinic and became a Licensed Veterinary Technician, working in both small-animal and emergency clinic settings, before heading to the Caribbean to study animal medicine at Ross University’s School of Veterinary Medicine.


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  • Amanda
    Registered Veterinary Technician

    After serving her country as a member of the United States Army, Amanda attended a few colleges in search of a career she would be happy with. When she saw a commercial on television advertising a program in veterinary technology, she knew instantly that she wanted to help animals as a Veterinary Technician! Amanda hasn’t looked back since—she’s now a proud member of the Friendship Animal Hospital family.

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  • Amber
    Assistant, Kennel Assistant

    Amber has wanted to work in the healthcare field for as long as she can remember. She’s also had many opportunities throughout life to help animals. For Amber, combining her passion for pet care and her fascination with the world of medicine simply makes sense! She’s proud to serve the area’s pets as a Veterinary Assistant and Kennel Assistant with the Friendship Animal Hospital team.

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  • Audrey
    Kennel Technician

    Audrey grew up in Baltimore, Maryland with her parents, sister, and the constant company of the family pets. She would frequently bring home stray animals she encountered, and her mother was always willing to help return them to full health and find them loving homes. Audrey knew early on that a career spent caring for pets was the perfect path for her!

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  • Emily
    Receptionist / Assistant Technician

    Emily was a teenager when her family cat fell ill—her experiences made her realize that she wanted to help others through difficult times with their own pets. What better way to do that than by serving as a veterinary professional? Emily uses her skillset and innate compassion for animals every day as a member of Friendship Animal Hospital’s talented care team.

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  • Heather
    Receptionist

    Heather had a variety of pets while growing up in Charlotte; she cared for everything from dogs and guinea pigs to fish and hermit crabs. She never tired of visiting the zoo and poring over her collection of books about different animal species. Heather always knew that a career spent tending to animals was the perfect fit for her—she decided to dive headfirst into the veterinary world, and hasn’t looked back since!

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  • Brooke
    Kennel Assistant

    Taking care of animals has been Brooke’s biggest passion ever since her earliest memories. She simply can’t imagine spending her days doing anything other than advocating for their health and happiness! As a member of Friendship Animal Hospital’s compassionate and caring kennel team, she’s able to spend time around the pets she loves while helping the community’s animal owners at the same time.

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  • Tracy
    Receptionist

    Tracy is originally from Syracuse, New York, where pets were a constant in her household growing up. She was especially inspired by her grandfather, who always helped feed wild birds and stray pets. For Tracy, helping to care for pets professionally simply made sense! She’s thrilled to satisfy a lifelong dream of hers by caring for the area’s pet owners and animal companions here at Friendship Animal Hospital.

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Our Location

Office Hours

Our Regular Schedule

Friendship Animal Hospital

Monday:

7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday:

7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Wednesday:

8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Thursday:

7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Friday:

7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Saturday:

8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Sunday:

Closed

Testimonials

Read What Our Clients Say

  • "Great value and friendly staff... we've taken our dogs here on numerous occasions and have always been pleased with their level of care and responsiveness..."
    Bill H.
  • "Staff was really friendly and even called me a couple days after to my sure my kitten was doing fine."
    Nathaniel J.
  • "The staff is caring and knowledgeable. They really took the time to get to know my pets and answer all of my questions."
    Michelle
  • "Great place to take my pup and cats. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable. The office is very clean and does not smell at all! I know some vets do smell..."
    Colin R.
  • "I always feel like my pets are getting the best care. All of the staff seems concerned about them and they remember my pets names, quirks, etc. There is..."
    Eileen M.
  • "I have had the chance to bring both my dog and cat in now. The vet is wonderful and explains all options as well as specifics of what is/might be happening...."
    Ashley T.