Serving Charlotte area pets since 1996

We treat your pets like family.

We offer cutting-edge medical and surgical technology with a personal touch.

Keeping your pet healthy and happy is our top priority.

  • Opening Hours

    • Monday - Tuesday
      7:00am - 7:00pm
    • Wednesday - Friday
      7:00am - 6:00pm
    • Saturday
      8:00am - 12:00pm
  • AAHA Accredited

    At St. Francis Hospital for Animals we are proud to have been AAHA Accredited since 2017. Click to learn more about what that means for our clients.

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  • Patient Portal

    Login to VetScene Proactive Pet Portal to manage your pet’s care, schedule or view appointments, receive reminders and more.

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  • Regenerative Therapies

    Any surgical or medical treatment available will be offered, whether traditional, holistic, or requiring a specialist: Stem Cell Treatments - PRP Treatments - K-Laser Therapy - Assisi Loop Treatments - Physical Therapy
  • Online Ordering

    Use our online store and have your products shipped directly to your home.
  • Personal Touch

    We feel that by getting to know our clients by name, we can provide better care, team up with you, and work together. We are here when you need us 24/7.

Welcome to St. Francis Hospital for Animals

St. Francis Hospital for Animals provides progressive, state-of-the-art animal care services in a warm and friendly environment to pet owners in Charlotte, Pineville, Matthews, and Indian Trail, North Carolina. Operating since 1996, our skilled and compassionate doctors and staff strive everyday to put you and your pet at ease while delivering the best veterinary care available.

Services Offered at St. Francis Hospital for Animals

  • • Boarding
  • • Dental Care
  • • Heartworm Testing
  • • Nutritional Counseling
  • • Pain Management
  • • Wellness Visits
  • • ACL Repair
  • • Regenerative Therapy
    • • Platelet Rich Plasma
    • • Stem Cell Therapy
  • • Electrocautery
  • • Radiosurgery
  • • Cryosurgery

Accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA), St. Francis Hospital for Animals meets the standard of veterinary excellence. We are committed to maintaining high quality pet health care and providing outstanding customer service and educational guidance for members of our community. St. Francis Hospital for Animals is devoted to delivering loving care to each pet that comes through the door.

History of the Hospital

Founded by Dr. William R. Cooper in his hometown of Charlotte, North Carolina, St. Francis Hospital for Animals has been serving the healthcare needs of pets since 1996. As a sole practitioner, Dr. Cooper grew his practice providing personal, tender care for each patient. In 2014, the practice moved to its current location on Kettering Drive in Charlotte that has more space allowing for the expansion of pet care services.

In 2018, Dr. Jaime Kozelka joined the growing practice bringing a fresh perspective and great enthusiasm. The combination of Dr. Kozelka and Dr. Cooper and their knowledge, passion, and experience, makes St. Francis Hospital for Animals the place where your pets will find the path towards happy, healthy, long and pain-free lives.

Mission Statement

“To help pets live happy, healthy, long and pain-free lives.” We believe that bigger is not always better. At St. Francis Hospital for Animals we offer a small-town atmosphere with the convenience of a city location. Our practice offers cutting-edge medical and surgical technology, while maintaining a personal relationship with you and your pet. We aspire to develop the human-animal bond, helping you grow into the best human companion possible!


AAHA Accredited Since 2017


St. Francis Hospital for Animals Blog

Timely tips, news, and articles from Dr. Jaime Kozelka to help you care for your pet. Click Here.

Our Hours

Monday 7:00am - 7:00pm
Tuesday 7:00am - 7:00pm
Wednesday 7:00am - 6:00pm
Thursday 7:00am - 6:00pm
Friday 7:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday 8:00am - 12:00pm
Sunday Closed