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Your local animal hospital in Charlotte, NC

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A Skilled Team of Charlotte Veterinarians

At Long Animal Hospital and Emergency Center, we are ready and committed to offering reliable services to your cats and dogs. Our practice features a sizeable team of skilled doctors with a diverse range of expertise. We utilize our vast range of experience to provide personalized care that you can trust. Let our skilled veterinarians provide comprehensive care to help your pets enjoy a future of ideal health and happiness.

Located in Charlotte, we have served our local community and surrounding areas with responsible veterinary assistance since 1948. We prioritize clear, transparent communication between our extensive team and you as the client, so nothing gets lost in translation. If your pet requires effective care delivered with the careful and respectful touch they deserve, contact our Charlotte veterinarians today and schedule an appointment!

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Our Extensive & Comprehensive Services

We offer a broad range of services that will be tailored to your pet’s unique needs, struggles, and characteristics. Our efficient animal hospital strives to provide your furry family members with personalized care to best treat the cause, not just the symptoms. We can provide a variety of services, ranging from routine to specialty, which include, but are not limited to:

Pet Wellness Exams / Pet Grooming / Pet Boarding / Spay & Neuter / Emergency Services / Pet Rehabilitation / Pet Acupuncture / Cat Thyroid Treatment


Thorough check-ups and preventive care can help alleviate serious health problems. We offer a wide range of veterinary services to keep your companions feeling their best.

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Long Animal Hospital & Emergency Center offers an online pet pharmacy that provides convenient access to medications, supplements, and healthcare products tailored to the needs of pets.

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Here at Long Animal Hospital & Emergency Center we always want to make sure our clients are up-to-date with the latest pet information. View the variety of pet health resources we have to offer.


Compassionate & Efficient Charlotte Animal Vet Care

At Long Animal Hospital and Emergency Center, our extensive team of skilled veterinarians and trusted staff are ready to treat your cats and dogs like family. We provide comprehensive services to help them live a long and healthy life by your side. Our veterinary hospital is conveniently located on South Boulevard, near the corner of Remount Rd, where plenty of free parking is available with easy access to our practice for you and your pets.

Let our South End animal hospital offer a broad range of services to help your pets enjoy optimal health and wagging tails for years to come. Contact our office today to receive an appointment!

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Our Veterinarians

Without our amazing and qualified staff, the success of Long Animal Hospital & Emergency Center just wouldn’t be possible. We pride ourselves on great veterinary services and a friendly, welcoming atmosphere.

Dr. Richard Killough


Dr. Killough's desire was to be a veterinarian when he was a small child living on a dairy farm in Indian Trail, North Carolina. Dr. Killough and his wife, Kay, graduated together from Indian Trail High School in 1961. After graduation, he was accepted to North Carolina State University, where he continued to pursue his dream of becoming a veterinarian. Since North Carolina did not have a school of veterinary medicine, Dr. Killough applied and was accepted at Oklahoma State University School of Veterinary Medicine. He received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 1968.

After graduation, Dr. Killough was on the staff of Sandhill Veterinary Hospital in Southern Pines, North Carolina for four years. Dr. Cliff McLean and Dr. Joe Currie were the owners of this AAHA-accredited hospital. Dr. Killough always felt he received wonderful mentorship and guidance for his career in their hospital. Family ties brought the Killough's back to Charlotte in 1972, where they found a permanent home at Long Animal Hospital.

Dr. Forest B. Long was the founder of the hospital, which was established in 1948. He built the hospital on good service to his clients and dedication to the highest quality of veterinary medicine. Dr. Killough has always strived to provide the same high-quality medicine and customer service to his clients. Several years after being in partnership with Dr. Long, Dr. Killough purchased the hospital. Dr. Long continued to be a part of the hospital for many years until his retirement in 1987.

Dr. and Mrs. Killough have two children. Dr. Brian Killough is also a veterinarian and on the staff of Long Animal Hospital, which makes Dr. Killough, Sr. extremely proud! Kay Killough, and Judy Killough (wife of Dr. Brian Killough) are part of the management team. Kara Ruth King, the Killoughs' daughter, is a medical representative with St. Jude's heart division. They have four grandchildren: Jake Killough, Paul Killough, Hannah Killough, and Kara Grace King.

Dr. Brian Killough


Dr. Brian Killough grew up in Charlotte, North Carolina, and began working at Long Animal Hospital with his father at the young age of 12 as a kennel assistant. Dr. Killough graduated from the North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1995. He enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine and his areas of special interest include soft tissue and orthopedic surgery, endoscopy, abdominal/cardiac ultrasound, and oncology.

Outside of practicing veterinary medicine, Dr. Killough enjoys spending time with his wife, Judy; their three children, Jake, Paul, and Hannah; and their two dogs, Licky and Maggie.

What They Are Saying

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I cannot express how amazing Long Hospital has been. I brought my puppy in for emergency surgery and was immediately met with incredible kindness and patience. The care they provided was phenomenal. Long Hospital also offered more affordable options compared to other vet hospitals in Charlotte. Dr. Gibson was amazing, and thanks to them, my puppy made a full recovery. I can’t thank Long Hospital enough for all their help. I’m extremely happy with my experience and recommend this hospital to anyone with a pet in the Charlotte area.

Aliya P.

Over the past couple of years, I've had nothing but great experiences at this vet hospital. The doctors are super knowledgeable and really friendly, especially Dr. Short - he's just awesome. I feel lucky to have found such a caring team for my dog, and I'd recommend this clinic to anyone looking for top-notch care.

Olga G Battista.

We have been going to Long Animal Hospital for our dog’s vet visits since we moved to south Charlotte 3 years ago. Staff are all incredibly kind and friendly, and so respectful and loving to our dog. The office and exam rooms are all very clean. We have never had an issue with other patients. Dr. Yasin especially has given great to our elderly dog. Highly recommend for any vet care needs!

Graham Smith.

Needed an updated rabies shot for my dog in a hurry, and Long Animal Hospital greeted us with a smile and took Loki in as a walk in an after 7pm, less than an hour before closing. The process was smooth, fast, and affordable. Will visit again if needed!

Tim Jones.
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Long Animal Hospital
2523 South Boulevard
Charlotte NC 28203

Mon – Fri: 7 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturday: 7 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Sunday: Closed
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