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Welcome to Animal House Veterinary Hospital

Your Veterinarian in Rutherford College, NC
Call us at 828-893-7387

Pet Emergency? Call us right away at 828-893-7387!


If you live in Rutherford College or the surrounding area and need a trusted veterinarian to care for your pets – look no further. Dr. EJ Kennedy is a licensed NC veterinarian, treating many different species of animals.  Your pets’ health and well-being are very important to us and we take every possible measure to give your animals the care you expect and attention they deserve!

Animal House Veterinary Hospital is a full-service animal hospital and handles emergency cases as well as routine medical, surgical, and dental care for your pets. Dr. EJ Kennedy has years of experience treating serious conditions and offering regular pet wellness care.  Beyond our top-quality patient care, we strive to keep our hospital clean, comfortable, and child-friendly in a calm, relaxed, and fear-free environment.  We want your pet to be comfortable in our lobby and exam rooms and look forward to meeting our Rutherford College veterinarian.

We're happy to offer a number of resources that enable you to learn about how to take better care of your pets.  Please feel free to browse our site, particularly the informational articles.  The best veterinary treatment for animals includes good nutrition and prophylactic care, so becoming knowledgeable about preventative medicine is essential to the on-going maintenance of your animal’s long-term health and well-being.  If you have any questions, call 828-893-7387 or e-mail us and we'll promptly get back to you.  Our Rutherford College veterinarian office is very easy to locate -- and you can find directions on our Contact Us page!  We also invite you to subscribe to our newsletter, which is created especially for Rutherford College pet owners.

At Animal House Veterinary Hospital, we treat your pets like cherished family members.  Every member of our staff is expected to treat every client we serve as they would want to be treated themselves and to treat every patient with the same care, attention, and compassion they would want for their own personal pets.

Dr. EJ Kennedy
Rutherford College Veterinarian

| Animal House Veterinary Hospital

| 828-893-7387

965 Malcolm Blvd
Rutherford College, NC 28671

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Read What Our Clients Say

  • "We love animal house!!! Dr. Kennedy and his vet techs are wonderful and always willing to help us! The office staff are amazing, very helpful,and super sweet!"
    Taylor S.

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