CARE PROVIDES 24 HOUR EMERGENCY SERVICE

Address : 3726 Latrobe Drive, Charlotte NC 28211
  Telephone : (704) 457-2300

Welcome to CARE | Charlotte Animal Referral & Emergency, a state-of-the-art veterinary facility offering 24/7 emergency care and board-certified specialty care.

Our mission is to provide exceptional veterinary specialty and emergency care to our patients. We strive to exceed your expectations of service and promise to treat each patient as if it is one of our own. As a referral center, we will work closely with your referring veterinarian and, together as a team, diagnose and treat disease, provide compassionate care, and offer hope for best quality of life. Our commitment to our staff is to treat them with respect and dedication, and they will commit to continually improve their skills and knowledge to best assist in all aspects of care.

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Meet our Veterinary Specialists

Board-certified specialty services offered include internal medicine, cardiology, neurology, surgery, and oncology. Our advanced diagnostic services include ultrasonography and echocardiography, endoscopy, non-invasive surgical procedures, rapid-scan CT imaging, and high-field MRI.

Dr. Laura D. Dvorak, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVS
Dr. Laura D. Dvorak, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVS (Surgery)

Dr. Dvorak obtained her doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Florida in 1998. She completed a rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the University of Missouri-Columbia. She then completed a surgical internship at Affiliated Veterinary Specialists in Jacksonville, Florida. Her small animal surgical residency training occurred back at the University of Missouri-Columbia from 2000-2003. She continued at the university for one year as a clinical instructor before moving to Charlotte, NC in 2004.

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Dr. Peggy Sayer, DVM, Diplomate ACVIM
Dr. Peggy Sayer, DVM, Diplomate ACVIM (Cardiology)

Dr. Peggy Sayer is originally from New Mexico and attended veterinary school at Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, graduating in 2002. She completed an internship at the Animal Medical Center in New York in 2003 and a cardiology residency at North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine in Raleigh, NC in 2006. Dr. Sayer has been honored with multiple awards for service and teaching during her tenure at the Animal Medical Center and North Carolina State University.

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Dr. Kathleen Bonawandt, DVM, Diplomate ACVIM
Dr. Kathleen Bonawandt, DVM, Diplomate ACVIM (Internal Medicine)

Dr. Bonawandt is a board certified internal medicine specialist. She did her undergraduate studies at Cornell University, where she graduated with Honors in Animal Science. Dr. Bonawandt obtained her doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Michigan State University. She then completed a one-year internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Long Island Veterinary Specialists. In 2011, Dr. Bonawandt completed a three-year residency in small animal internal medicine at the Animal Specialty Center in New York.

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Dr. Amy Fauber, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVS, Diplomate ACVIM
Dr. Amy Fauber, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVS, Diplomate ACVIM (Neurology)

Dr. Fauber obtained her doctorate in veterinary medicine from The Ohio State University, and completed a small animal surgery residency at Purdue University. Dr. Fauber became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 2007. While on the faculty as a small animal orthopedic surgeon at Purdue University, Dr. Fauber completed a second residency in neurology. In 2012, she became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Neurology).

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Latest Blog Posts

Our veterinarians are writing and posting articles to our blog. Our vets are highly qualified and board-certified in a range of specialties. Each vet will focus on their area of expertise to provide readers with rich content that we hope will give you guidance with pet care, and insight into pet health.

Accepting New Patients

Dr. Elizabeth Thompson will join our surgery team on August 1st. She is now accepting referrals. Please call (704) 457-2300…

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