Pets Make Our Lives Better… Let’s Return the Favor.

Lincolnton Animal Hospital partners with you to keep your furry family happy & healthy. Our Lincolnton veterinarians have served the community since 1983.

Pets Make Our Lives Better… Let’s Return the Favor.

Lincolnton Animal Hospital partners with you to keep your furry family happy & healthy. Our Lincolnton veterinarians have served the community since 1983.

Pets Make Our Lives Better… Let’s Return the Favor.

Lincolnton Animal Hospital partners with you to keep your furry family happy & healthy. Our Lincolnton veterinarians have served the community since 1983.

At Lincolnton Animal Hospital, caring for pets is our passion

Here, we treat pets like family. We understand how important your companion is to you — because they’re there for you through the thick and thin of life, with a wagging tail or a happy purr, and unconditional love. Our goal is to be your partner in taking care of your pet’s physical and mental wellbeing, so you can enjoy many happy years together. So, whether your pet needs a checkup with a doctor… a caring team and top-notch medical treatments when they’re ill… or, some advice on the best food for them or how to care for them at home — we’re here for you! Here, we see dogs and cats. And, we’ll strive to make their visit a comfortable and positive experience. Come in and get to know us, and see why both you and your pet will love coming here!

Monday7:30am - 6:00pm
Tuesday7:30am - 6:00pm
Wednesday7:30am - 6:00pm
Thursday7:30am - 6:00pm
Friday7:30am - 6:00pm
Saturday8:00am - 12:00pm
SundayClosed

Meet Our Veterinarians

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    Karen Miller, DVM

    My name is Karen Miller and I am a veterinarian in the small town of Lincolnton, NC about 25 miles west of Charlotte. I was born and raised in Charlotte. I graduated from North Carolina State University in 1983 with a B.S. in Zoology and in 1987 from the College of Veterinary Medicine with a DVM. I have practiced at Lincolnton Animal Hospital since then.

    I have special interests in dentistry and endocrine diseases. One of the most fulfilling parts of my job is the long standing relationships with many of our clients and patients. A significant number of our clients have been with us since and even before I started here in 1987.

    Education of our clients and our staff is of the highest priority for me. I believe in giving in abundance.

    I lost my first husband to a long, courageous battle with cancer. I have a wonderful daughter, Caitlin, who is a graduate from NCSU and is a landscape architect living in Raleigh with her husband. My stepdaughter and stepson live in Texas with their spouses and my husband, Ron Tapley, and I have 3 grandkids there and one on the way. Ron and I have 2 dogs, Socks and Smiley and our cat, named Baxter. I enjoy singing in our church choir, reading, yardwork, and trying new recipes. Ron and I like to ride our Harley, play corn hole and pickle ball, and love to try out new restaurants.

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    Amy Jones, DVM

    Dr. Jones grew up in Lincoln County and attended East Lincoln High School. She received her Bachelor of Science in Biology from UNC-Charlotte in 1991. She graduated from NC State University and received her DVM in 1995. She has two children, a son and a daughter. Her family also includes 4 dogs, Radar, Trip, Fifi, and Nismo and 2 cats, Shadow and Oswin. She enjoys photography, scrapbooking, reading, and spending time with her family.

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    Alex Schaeffer, DVM

    Dr. Schaeffer grew up in Greenville, SC and attended undergraduate school at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, SC. She has wanted to be a veterinarian since was 5 years old (and even has the drawings of her as a vet to prove it!) and pursued her dream at University of Georgia where she earned her DVM. She currently resides in Shelby, NC with her husband, and one dog, Zucker. Dr. Schaeffer enjoys reading, hiking, creative writing. Dr. Schaeffer has a strong interest in dermatology, dentistry, and veterinary business management. She looks forward to fostering the bond between humans and animals, and helping pets live healthier, happier lives.

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Our Services

We offer a full range of services — including preventive care, diagnostic tests, surgeries, treatments for illness or pain, consultations for behavior or nutrition, and more — for your pet’s well-being. When they’re ill, we’ll help get them feeling better quickly. And, we offer personalized preventive care, to help keep them healthy in the first place.

Your First Visit

No need to be nervous. Here’s what you can expect at your pet’s first visit…

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Forms

Save time by filling out your forms before you arrive. Use these for your first visit, boarding, grooming, and behavior consults.

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Payment & Insurance

We accept a variety of payment options, including Care Credit. And, we can help you with pet insurance forms.

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FAQs

Have a question for us? Check our list of frequently asked questions, or give us a call at 704-732-0728.

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Happy Pet Parents

  • The staff and Dr. Miller are patient with my pups, kind, and loving. I have a scared boy and we are working on it, but they always come outside and help me get him inside. They sweet talk him and coax him inside. They do a fantastic job answering questions and taking time with us.

    Christy A.

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  • The staff and doctors at Lincolnton are always wonderful! We needed for our kitty to be seen right away and Lincolnton never disappoints. Dr. Jones and her team evaluated our cat and due to their prompt action and diagnostic actions he will be feeling better in no time. Dr. Jones always follows up with me personally and addresses all my questions/concerns. Highly recommend.

    Jennifer J.

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  • Kind and courteous staff! We love Dr. McFerren!

    Tracy L.

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  • Dr Shaeffer is the best! She takes care of our dog as if it were her own.

    Ronald M.

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