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Our History

The Animal Hospital of Statesville opened its doors on Mocksville Highway in February 1974. Prior to splitting into separate small and large animal practices in 1980, the hospital was a joint facility with ownership shared between Dr. Dave Parks and Dr. Dwight Blackwelder. Dr. Chip Cooney joined the team in 1995 and became a partner in 1998. Upon Dr. Parks’ retirement in 2004, Dr. Cooney assumed full ownership of the Animal Hospital of Statesville.

Since taking full ownership, Dr. Cooney has totally remodeled and modernized the facility, equipping it with state-of-the-art equipment and highly skilled doctors and staff. Animal Hospital of Statesville provides referral quality medicine, including ultrasound, echocardiography, advanced dentistry and an in-house laboratory, making AHS one of the most progressive veterinary hospitals in the Statesville/Iredell County area.

Community involvement is emphasized. Frequent staff meetings encourage staff to share problems and solutions, making customer service and patient care our top priority. Dr. Cooney has built an organization where our top concern is working together toward common goals. Our passion is providing premium pet care and exceeding our clients’ expectations. His leadership has brought out the best in his staff in all departments, and he encourages each of us to excel in the things we do best in order to achieve our goal – to be the best animal hospital in this area, and to do so believing that at the Animal Hospital of Statesville, Pets ARE Family, Too!

Core Values:

  • To honor God by serving pets and their owners
  • To provide quality care that enhances the human-animal bond
  • To live a culture of joy while taking work seriously
  • To be involved in community service.
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