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Welcome to Scotts Creek Animal Hospital

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Your Veterinarian in Statesville NC
Call us at (704) 495-3250

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Pet Emergency? Call us right away at (704) 495-3250!

If you live in Statesville or the surrounding area and need a trusted veterinarian to care for your pets – look no further. Dr. Jim Cartner and Dr. Lysa Deaton Smith are licensed NC veterinarian, treating all types of pets. Your pets’ health and well being are very important to us, and we take every possible measure to give your animals the care they deserve.

Scotts Creek Animal Hospital is a full-service animal hospital and welcomes both emergency treatment cases as well as pet patients in need of routine medical, and dental care. Dr. Cartner and Dr. Deaton have 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 Statesville 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 (704) 495-3250 or email us and we'll promptly get back to you. Our Statesville veterinary 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 Statesville pet owners.

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

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Dr. Jim Cartner, Dr. Lysa Deaton Smith
Statesville Veterinarian | Scotts Creek Animal Hospital | (704) 495-3250

115 Scotts Creek Road
Statesville, NC 28625

Meet Our Skilled Team

Learn Who We Are

  • Jim Cartner

     Dr. Jim Cartner is a 1979 graduate of Auburn School of Veterinary Medicine. He has lived and practiced in Statesville, North Carolina for the past forty years. He and his wife Jane have three adult children and one grandchild. He has two dogs, Fraser Fir, an eight
    year old chocolate lab and Albert (Bertie), a two year old Australian labradoodle. Dr. Cartner enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine, especially orthopedics and surgery. He is an attending member of First Presbyterian Church, the N.C Veterinary Medical Association, and N.C Academy of Small Animal Medicine, and a member of American Veterinary Medical Association.

  • Lysa Deaton Smith

    Lysa P. Deaton- Smith, DVM, is a native of Charlotte, N.C., but grew up in Cornelius, N.C. She attended North Carolina State University for her Bachelor of Zoology degree and then attended North Carolina State - College of Veterinary Medicine and graduated in 1991 with her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine.  

    She originally worked in a mixed animal practice for several years, and then settled in on small animal medicine. Dr. Deaton-Smith, her husband, Alex, and their dog, Agatha, moved to Catawba county in 2005 and built a home outside of Claremont, N.C. Dr. Deaton-Smith's interest range from family, horses, water skiing, snow skiing, diving, travel to decorating and landscaping.

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Read What Our Clients Say

  • "Dr Cartner is truly an amazing vet, my two older goldens he diagnosed them with cancer and caught both in time Brooke and Skye are doing great since their November surgeries this year"
    Sandy S.
  • "Love this place. Starr and Ashley are always a great help."
    Clarence R.
  • "Very friendly staff and great with pets"
    Misty K.
  • "Great vet office"
    Eric A.
  • "Friendly"
    Gloria B.
  • "Caring doctor's and staff."
    Pamela B.
  • "The doctors and team are wonderful. They treat your pet with the same love and care you do. Please visit them if you have a pet need."
    Andrew S.


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