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If you live in Rutherford College or the surrounding area and need a trusted veterinarian to care for your pets – look no further. Dr. E. J. 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. E. J. 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. E. J. Kennedy
Rutherford College Veterinarian | Animal House Veterinary Hospital | 828-893-7387
965 Malcolm Blvd
Rutherford College, NC 28671
Make-A-Wish makes wishes come true!!!
As many of you know, the Make-A-Wish foundation works to grant the wish of every child diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition. In the United States and its territories, on average, a wish is granted every 34 minutes. When we were presented with the opportunity to help the Make-A-Wish foundation grant Ms. Madison’s wish to receive a puppy, we were more than happy to help! Madison received a French bulldog puppy originally named Chubby - she later decided to change his name to Duke since she loves Duke mayonnaise. Dr. Kennedy agreed to donate the needed vaccinations, de-worming treatments, neuter surgery at the appropriate age, as well as a microchip thru Animal House. With the help of multiple vendors, we also received donations for items such as food, flea/tick prevention, heartworm prevention, shampoos, ear cleaners, and any needed diagnostics for the first year. Please keep this family in your prayers – as we all know, sickness can take a toll on any family but our hearts break for this family as they deal with the everyday expenses, emotions, and stresses that come with having a sick child. We are so glad that we were able to help & would like to send a special thanks to all of our vendors that donated towards this cause. We hope that Madison and her new friend “Duke” can have a long and happy life together!
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