With locations in Waxhaw and Charlotte, Providence Animal Hospital strives to provide you with the best education and customer service when entrusted with your pet. The Piper Glen location has been around for 24 years and is a well-established practice. After six years in Waxhaw, Providence Animal Hospital is making it’s mark in Union County, too. The four doctors rotate in both clinics to provide the best care for your small pets.
Dr. Paul D. Weeks is the medical director and staff veterinarian at both hospitals. A native North Carolinian and animal lover, Dr. Weeks owns two cavachons and a tabby cat. Married with three children, Dr. Weeks enjoys computers, outdoor sports, scuba diving, and wildlife management when he’s not taking care of your loved ones.
Dr. Daniel Hay’s interests in veterinary medicine include soft tissue surgery and gastrointestinal diseases. He received his Bachelor’s degree at Virginia Tech and his DVM degree from the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine. In the Charlotte area, he completed a small animal internship at Carolina Veterinary Specialists.
Dr. Susan Murray is from Kentucky, where she obtained a Bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from Western Kentucky University. She received her DVM from Auburn University and then completed a preceptorship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery in Tennessee. Her main interests in veterinary medicine include dentistry, soft tissue surgery, and canine and feline medicine.
In addition to his wife and daughter, Dr. Bonacquisti has a few furry family members including two cats and two dogs. When he’s not working in Waxhaw or Piper Glen, Dr. Bonacquisti enjoys gourmet cooking, fine wines, and salt water aquariums.
Providence Animal Hospital is 100% small animal, with a main focus on dogs and cats. They do see some pocket pets such as hedgehogs and chinchillas, however Dr. Bonacquisti is the only veterinarian that will see exotic animals. Appointments are scheduled to run on time and last about 30 minutes. Most appointments can be made same-day or next-day and emergencies will not be turned away.
The hospital stays up-to-date on current therapies and medical treatment of diseases. They provide digital radiographs and ultrasounds to help the doctors pinpoint illnesses. They are also able to perform many types of surgeries, including orthopedics. If your pet requires care not provided by the hospital, they will refer you to a specialty hospital that can better assist you.
New pets should visit Providence Animal Hospital shortly after being acquired. They will need to get their necessary vaccines and be checked for parasites. Typically, vaccines are needed every three weeks until your pet is 16 weeks old. The doctors recommend feeding your pet premium puppy or kitten food for the first year, before switching to adult food. If your pet requires a prescription diet, the hospital carries Hills and Royal Canin pet food for your convenience.
Aside from caring for your pets, Providence Animal Hospital works closely with Project2HEAL, and provides their veterinary services. Project2HEAL is a local organization that breeds, nurtures, and trains Labrador Retrievers to provide healing for those with emotional and physical challenges. Providence Animal Hospital has also been a sponsor of the annual Union County Humane Society fundraiser event.