in Hickory, NC



1610 8th Street Dr SE Bldg E
Hickory, NC  28602

(828) 261-0356

Hospital Number: 0418

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  • Description
    The pet owner population of Hickory has a dedicated partner in their pet’s health in Banfield Pet Hospital. From vaccinations to emergency care and everything in between, Hickory’s Banfield is the place to go for all things pet health related.
    For over 50 years Banfield has partnered with the nation’s pet owners in providing the best health care possible. You can rest assured that when you partner with Banfield, your pet’s overall health and well-being will be top priority. This focus results in happy, healthy pets.
    Banfield believes that a successful partnership is based on service and convenience. As such, Banfield of Hickory not only provides the best services available for your pet’s health care needs, we are also easily accessible. In Hickory, our pet hospital is located near the Valley Hills Mall and Valley Crossing, just off 8th Street Drive SE.
    Banfield Pet Hospital is always accepting new pet patients and walk-in visits. Don’t forget to ask our staff about the Optimum Wellness Plan® options we offer to our Hickory guests.
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  • Services

    Services Offered at this Location

    • Vaccinations
    • Comprehensive Exams
    • Parasite Control
    • General Dentistry
    • General Surgery
    • Skin Care
    • Geriatrics & Pediatrics
    • Spays & Neuters
    • Drop Off Services
    • Giardia Testing
    • Microchipping
    • Digital Radiography
    • In-House Laboratory Diagnostics
    • In-House & Online Pharmacy
    • Nutrition Consultation
    • Behavior Consultation
    • Personalized Client Web Portal and Mobile App
    • Urgent Care (see operating hours)
    • Optimum Wellness Plans®
    • Canine Genetic Analysis™
    • Care Credit
  • Team

    Dr. Sarah Kinal


    Dr. Sarah Kinal graduated from the University of Missouri-College of Veterinary Medicine in May 2013. She was raised in Lancaster, PA and attended Virginia Tech for her undergraduate degree. She loves that she is only a 2.5 hour drive from her Alma mater. On her days off she loves spending time with her husband, Cory, and two cats, Gracie & Josie. They love to go camping, canoeing, and hiking. Sarah also enjoys attending college football games and other sporting events (Go Hickory Crawdads!). Sarah has been working for Banfield since June 2013. She has a special interest in internal medicine. More Details >>

    Dr. Joseph Sawdy


    Dr. Sawdy is a graduate of the Ohio State University (DVM '07, MS '04) and has been a Banfield associate since 2007. Dr. Sawdy also has a background in public health and education. He served as a Public Health Veterinarian with the US Department of Agriculture, and taught in a registered veterinary technician program at a local community college. His interests include canine and feline primary care, soft tissue surgery and reptile medicine. Dr. Sawdy is married with two children. He currently also has two cats, a bearded dragon and several chickens. His personal hobbies include hiking, biking, camping, outdoor pursuits, gardening and home improvement. More Details >>

    Dr. Heidi Cooley

    Chief of Staff

    Dr. Cooley has been practicing in the Charlotte region since 2006. She has practiced throughout the US prior to settling down in Charlotte NC. She has a Bachelor of Science in zoology from Auburn University and received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2001 from Auburn University. She loves being a general practitioner and her relationships with people and their pets. She has special interest in feline behavior and hospice care of elderly pets. Her pet family consists of two Labrador pointer dogs, a dachshund, and three lovely feline friends. Her goal is provide pet parents a partner in their pets care and strives to have her hospital be a place that is comfortable and caring for all pets. More Details >>

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