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The number one goal of West Ballantyne Animal Hospital is simple: to keep the pets of Charlotte and its surrounding area healthy and happy. We believe that this can only be accomplished with close communication and sharing of information between the pet’s owner and their veterinarian. Our vet is an expert in the field of veterinary medicine, but nobody knows more about your treasured pet than you do. In an effort to bridge the gap between vet and client, our veterinary hospital is providing links to valuable resources for pet owners. Learn about important topics like pet insurance, microchipping, heartworm prevention, and more. The more you know about how to care for your pet, the better West Ballantyne Animal Hospital can help to make sure your dog or cat stays fit, active, and enjoying life for years to come. Also be sure to check out our veterinary hospital’s frequently asked questions page for even more opportunities to learn!

ASPCA Poison Control Center
Learn what to do in a poison-related emergency and how to keep your dog or cat safe from poisonous substances.

American Association of Feline Practitioners
The American Association of Feline Practitioners strives to improve the health and welfare of cats through research, education, and high quality veterinary care.

American Heartworm Society
The American Heartworm Society provides education about heartworm disease and its effects on animals.

Companion Animal Parasite Council – Pets and Parasites
The CAPC has numerous tips on parasite prevention as well as an updated map to track the prevalence of parasites around the country.

Care Credit
Care Credit is a veterinary health care credit card that helps you manage the costs of your pet’s healthcare.

AVMA Microchipping FAQs
The American Veterinary Medical Association answers the most frequently asked questions about microchip implantation.

ASPCA Pet Loss
The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals offers helpful articles and answers to frequently asked questions regarding end-of-life care and coping with the loss of a pet.

Trupanion Pet Insurance
Medical insurance for your pet insurance helps cover the cost of medical care for your pet. West Ballantyine Animal Hospital recommends all pets be covered by pet medical insurance.

Pet Place
Pet Place is a website with a database of articles on pet health and well-being. With articles from over 85 trained veterinarians, Pet Place features informative articles and heartwarming stories.

Veterinary Partner
Veterinary Partner has a large database of articles regarding animal health, medications, therapies, surgery, behavior, and more.