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Welcome to Animal Kingdom Veterinary Hospital
Your Veterinarian in Cary NC
Call us at (919) 460-9111

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If you live in Cary or the surrounding area and need a trusted veterinarian to care for your pets – look no further. Dr. Meredith Highsmith is a licensed NC veterinarian, treating all types of pets. Your pets’ health and wellbeing are very important to us, and we take every possible measure to give your animals the care they deserve.

Animal Kingdom Veterinary Hospital is a full-service animal hospital and welcomes both emergency treatment cases as well as pet patients in need of routine medical, surgical, and dental care. Dr. Meredith Highsmith has years of experience treating serious conditions and offering regular pet wellness care. Beyond first-rate pet care, we make our clinic comfortable, kid-friendly, and calm, so your pet can relax in the waiting room and look forward to meeting our Cary veterinarian.

We are happy to offer a number of resources that enable you to learn about how to take better care of your pets. Please feel free to browse our site, particularly the informational articles. The best veterinary care for animals is ongoing nutrition and problem prevention, so becoming knowledgeable about preventative pet care is essential to the ongoing success of your animal’s health. If you have any questions, call (919) 460-9111 or email us and we'll promptly get back to you. Our Cary veterinarian office is very easy to get to -- just check out the map below! We also welcome you to subscribe to our newsletter, which is created especially for Cary pet owners.

At Animal Kingdom Veterinary Hospital, we treat your pets like the valued family members they are.



Dr. Meredith Highsmith
Cary Veterinarian | Animal Kingdom Veterinary Hospital | (919) 460-9111

336 East Durham Rd.
Cary, NC 27511

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Office Hours

Our Regular Schedule

Animal Kingdom Veterinary Hospital

Monday:

7:30 am-5:30 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am-7:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-12:00 PM

Thursday:

8:00 am-7:00 pm

Friday:

7:30 am-5:30 pm

Saturday:

8:00 am-12:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed

Meet Our Skilled Team

Learn Who We Are

  • Alena

    Alena joined the Animal Kingdom family in 1998 when she helped to open the hospital. She is a long time resident of Cary, having moved here at the age of 13. Alena attended West Cary Middle and Cary High School before heading off to North Carolina State where she earned a B.S. in Zoology. She then chose a career as a Veterinary Technician and later joined Animal Kingdom. She is happily married to her husband of 19 years and has 2 beautiful daughters. She has several four legged babies including 8 cats, 1 dog and a rabbit. In her spare time she enjoys loving on her babies both furred and un-furred, gardening, reading, cooking with her daughters, spending time with her husband and the never ending task of home improvement.

  • Kristen

    Kristen hails most recently from Seattle and is enjoying the abundance of sunshine that North Carolina offers. She joined the Animal Kingdom family in January of 2016. She is finishing up her degree in the quest for a future veterinary degree. She has been in the veterinary field for nine years. Kristen lives with her husband David and her two cats Bear and Nigel. Keeping three boys in line is a full time job in itself. Her spare time is devoted to crafts like leather working, sewing, and costume construction. Her other favorite activities are camping, hiking and baking.

  • Julia

    Julia joined the Animal Kingdom family in January 2017. She is from New Hampshire, but also spent a few years in California while her husband was in the military. Julia completed a Veterinary Assistant Specialist certificate program through Auburn University in the spring of 2016, and is planning to attend Durham Technical Institute in the fall to finish her transfer in science associates degree. She hopes to work towards a bachelors degree in zoology. When she's not busy with work or school she enjoys spending time outdoors and traveling. Together her and her husband have three pets: Rascal, their tabby kitty, Frank their pug, and Sherman, their Sulcata tortoise.

  • Alicia

    Alicia has been a member of the Animal Kingdom family since August of 2013. Prior to her work here, she volunteered for Noah's Landing in Coats for 8 years as a Zookeeper, Tour Guide, Camp Counselor and eventually Camp Director. Her heart is with exotic animals, especially rabbits. She has been a licensed Wildlife Rehabilitator specializing in Eastern Cottontail Rabbits for over 5 years. Alicia currently lives in North Raleigh with her husband and parents but will soon be moving to Creedmoor to have enough land for a horse. Together with her husband and parents they currently have 15 pets along with a varying number of wildlife at any given time. Her dogs are Hope and Wilson. Her cats are Lily, Maia and Elsie. Her rabbits are Adelina Mae, Remy, Carl, Cole and Clementine along with 3 non-releaseable wild rabbits Spinny, Blue and Quasimodo. She also has a cockatoo named Sophie.

  • Courtney

    Courtney joined the Animal Kingdom family as a veterinary technician in 2014. She moved to Wilmington, NC from the Ivory Coast, West Africa 6 years ago. She is fluent in English and French. After moving to North Carolina Courtney received her B.S. in Animal Science from North Carolina State University and is attending North Carolina State College of Veterinary Medicine to pursue a D.V.M. degree in 2019. Her interest in veterinary school will be companion and large animal medicine. In the small amount of free time remaining between studying and work she enjoys creating jewelry, decorating, listening to music and dancing.

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Read What Our Clients Say

  • "The staff are the most pleasant people I have ever interacted with and I wouldn't take my pet anywhere else. I have complete faith and trust in them. Congrats on your new facility! ���"
    Virginia Grace
  • "Love them, very friendly and helpful. I will miss Jean, but glad Elaina is still there!"
    Danielle Tru'Diva Countee
  • "The doctors and staff continue to tke wonderful care of Zaley. She 's always treated with love and care. Thank you!"
    Ann Sasso Mahlitz
  • "Love all things Animal Kingdom, staff, care, location & cost. My family of pets have been going here close to 20 yrs. Treatment is always caring and reasonable."
    Nicole Hall Hussey