in Cary, NC



2430 Walnut Street
Cary, NC  27518

(919) 858-8450

Hospital Number: 0595

Find us at PETSMART

Hospital Hours

10:00 AM - to 5:00 PM
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9:00 AM - to 7:00 PM
9:00 AM - to 7:00 PM
9:00 AM - to 7:00 PM
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  • Description
    Located in the heart of Cary, North Carolina, Banfield Pet Hospital provides compassionate and experienced veterinary care. We offer extensive preventive care, surgery, dentistry, and specialized and emergency services for your pets, including exotics such as rodents and reptiles avians. Our medical team provides care and expertise at a level you would demand for any family member.

    Please stop by anytime! You can find us in the Centrum at Crossroads shopping center off of Walnut Street, inside PetSmart. We also offer Optimum Wellness Plans® for cats, kittens, dogs and puppies. Same day access appointments are available, as well as drop off appointments which allow you to go to work or run errands while we take care of your pets' medical needs. We look forward to seeing and meeting you and all of your pets!
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  • Services

    Services Offered at this Location

    • Skin Care
    • Parasite Control
    • Dentistry
    • Internal Medicine
    • Radiology
    • Geriatrics
    • Cardiology
    • Spays & Neuters
    • Microchipping
    • Nutritional Counseling
    • Vaccinations
    • Emergency Care
    • Early Morning Drop-Off Service
    • Exotic Pets
    • Spanish Language
  • Team

    Dr. Karina Ballester-Martinez

    Chief of Staff

    Dr. Karina Ballester is originally from Mayaguez, Puerto Rico and is a native Spanish speaker. She graduated with honors from Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2007 and moved to our area to pursue a Post Doctoral Fellowship at North Carolina State University, while finishing a master of public health at the University of Minnesota and working at Banfield. After finishing her studies, she decided to stay full time at Banfield and later became Chief of Staff. Dr. Ballester is a skilled small animal surgeon and is an advocate of preventive care and nutrition. She and her spouse, Walter, have a pitbull/beagle mix named India, a tabby cat named Che, and a pitbull puppy named Carmen. When not at the hospital, Dr. Ballester enjoys traveling, exercise, and good food. More Details >>

    Dr. Christina Hampton


    Dr. Christina Hampton is originally from upstate New York, but has also lived in Boise, ID, Salt Lake City, UT, and most recently the coastal city of Virginia Beach, VA. She received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine in Pullman, WA in 2009. Dr. Hampton, her husband, two young children and four rescue cats recently moved to the Triangle area for its beauty and family atmosphere; and also to support her husband's love of NC State athletics- Go Pack! She spends her time off at home with her family; she enjoys cooking, dangling things in front of her cats (Cadillac, Orange, Potter and Baby Buster) and watching football. Dr. Hampton has been with Banfield for 6 years and is a member of the NCVMA, AVMA and AAFP. More Details >>

    Dr. Robert Bakal


    Dr. Robert Bakal is originally from New York but has spent most of his life in Raleigh, NC. He is a graduate of NC State where he double majored in biological sciences and zoology. He received his DVM from North Carolina State University in 1996 and a master’s degree in veterinary medical sciences in 1998. After finishing his studies, Dr. Bakal worked for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service as a Veterinary Medical Officer and went on to become the National Animal Health Coordinator for the entire U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Dr. Bakal has an extremely broad knowledge base and is particularly interested in exotic animal medicine. In his free time, Dr. Bakal enjoys spending time with his 10-year-old daughter, fishing, geocaching, and playing with their pets (a 2-year-old pit bull/Labrador mix named Keystone, a 7-year-old Guinea pig named Splinter, and 2 corn snakes). More Details >>

    Dr. Tyler Barrett


    Dr. Tyler Barrett was born and raised in San Diego. He graduated from the University of San Diego, California with a bachelor's degree in animal physiology and neuroscience. He then went on to obtain his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine at St. Matthew's University in Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands in 2015. He started with Banfield in February 2015 with the Southern Pines, NC practice, and moved to Cary, NC in April 2016. His veterinary interests include cats, internal medicine, and radiology. He currently lives in Apex, NC with his wife Meghan, and their two cats, Sniper and Chalupa Batman. His hobbies include CrossFit, rugby, football, and anything involving the beach or the water. More Details >>

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