About Us Serving Gaston & Surrounding Areas Since 1945

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About Us

In 1945 Dr. Ben Dawsey, a recent graduate in veterinary medicine from Auburn University, saw a need for a full-service veterinary hospital in his hometown of Gastonia. Starting out as the first such facility in the county, Gaston Veterinary Hospital has grown from a 900 sq foot building to the 5000 sq foot building that it is today.

In 1991 a sister clinic Carolina Cat Clinic was founded to provide medical care exclusively for our feline friends, providing a dog-free environment that they and their owners can enjoy.

It has always been our goal, as well as our pleasure, to establish a personal relationship with our clients and their pets. We strive to meet everyone’s needs whether it is a well-pet visit, diagnosis and treatment of an illness, elective or emergency surgery, or client and pet education.

Schedule an appointment by calling (704) 251-6692 or completing our online form. We look forward to enriching the lives of you and your special companions!

Pawsitively Raving Reviews

  • “I have been going to Gaston Vet for over 20 years. Dr. Suggs and Dr. Pearman are the best. I would not go anywhere else.”

    - Dianne M.
  • “They are the best ,I will not take our Goldens any where else. They are all so good with our fur babies.They have even sat on the floor to be at our dogs level to make them feel safe with them.”

    - Robin C.
  • “Most wonderful Doctors & staff you will find anywhere! We’ve gone there for over 15 years & they have taken care of our dog and our cat. We trust them, they are the best!”

    - Cathy Y.

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