We Treat Your Pets like the Valued Family Members They Are.
Serving Cary, North Carolina and Beyond! Animal Kingdom Veterinary Hospital

We are a full service hospital providing a wide range of services including surgery, dentistry, client boarding, and grooming. We take a personal approach to veterinary medicine, getting to know you and your pet as individuals. We strive to make your visit to our hospital as pleasant as possible for both you and your pet.

Welcome to Animal Kingdom Veterinary Hospital

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.

Your Veterinarian in Cary, NC

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) 746-7855 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.

Providing Compassionate and Thorough Care for Your Pets

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 Treat Your Pets Like The Valued Family Members They Are

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    Dr. Meredith Highsmith

    Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

    Dr. Highsmith first opened the Animal Kingdom Veterinary Hospital in 1998 after practicing in a large and small animal practice in Pennsylvania and a small animal practice in Raleigh. Dr. Highsmith is a graduate of North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine. She has been practicing in North Carolina since 1995. She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association. Having grown up in Cary NC, she elected to open ...
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    Alena E.

    Office Manager / Senior Technician

    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 over 20 years and has 2 beautiful daughters. She has several four legged babies ...
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    Alicia H.

    Veterinary Assistant

    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 13 years. She currently has 18 pets along with a varying number of wildlife at any given time. Her horses are Misty ...
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    Katelyn B.

    Veterinary Assistant

    Katelyn joined the Animal Kingdom family near the end of 2020. She is from Greensboro NC where she currently has multiple family pets which include a German Shep-radore named Murphy, two kitties named Boy Kitty and Girl Kitty, Gus the guinea pig and Clarence the fish. As well as attending NC State to earn her bachelor’s degree in Animal Science, she also fosters for the SPCA and has her own fur-baby named “Cinnaman” who she lives with in Raleigh. Katelyn plans on applying to vet school after ...
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    Lily B.

    Veterinary Assistant

    Lily joined the Animal Kingdom Veterinary Hospital family in November 2020. She is from Foxborough, Massachusetts where she has two younger brothers, a dog named Hazel, and three kitties named Rosie, Oliver, and Oakley. Lily is a senior at North Carolina State University where she is majoring in Animal Science with a concentration in Veterinary Bioscience. She plans to apply to vet school this fall with hopes of owning her own practice one day. When not at work, Lily enjoys spending time with ...
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    Abby V.

    Veterinary Assistant

    Abby joined the Animal Kingdom family in 2021. She is from Greenville, NC and is a graduate of Pitt Community College and North Carolina State University with a degree in Animal Science. She has 2 family pets, a senior tuxedo cat named Cassie and a 3-year-old German Shepherd mix rescue named Maisy. She plans to begin her graduate studies at NC State in Spring 2022, followed by vet school. In her free time, she likes to read, play video games with her friends, and spend quality time with her mom, ...
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    Metzly R.

    Veterinary Assistant

    Hablo español! Metzly joined the Animal Kingdom family in 2021. She is from Portland, Oregon but has lived in Raleigh for most of her life. Having been around all types of farm animals and pets all her life is where her love for them came from. Metzly is currently enrolled in Wake Tech earning her Associates of Science Degree but plans on attending NC State to major in Animal Science and obtain her bachelor’s degree. She then plans on applying to vet school and work towards one day owning her ...

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See Why People Choose Us
  • “Dr. Highsmith was kind enough to come in earlier than she had planned on the morning I called because I was so worried about Chi. She worked us in, even though she had surgeries scheduled right afterwards.”

    - Amy P.
  • “Highly recommend Animal Kingdom Vet Team in Cary and Dr Highsmith. We have been taking our 4 cats, 4 dogs here since 2007. Dr Highsmith is the most ethical, smart and compassionate vet.”

    - Kelly S.

Animal Kingdom
Veterinary Hospital

Our Hours

Monday: 7:30am - 5:30pm

Tuesday: 8am - 7pm

Wednesday: 8am - 12pm

Thursday: 8am - 7pm

Friday: 7:30am - 5:30pm

Saturday: 8am - 12pm

Closed Sunday

336 East Durham Rd.
Cary, NC 27511
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