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Banfield Pet Hospital® - Cary

Banfield Pet Hospital® - Cary

2430 Walnut St | Cary, NC 27518

Call 919-576-1619
Monday 9:00am - 7:00pm
Tuesday 9:00am - 7:00pm
Wednesday 9:00am - 7:00pm
Thursday 9:00am - 7:00pm
Friday 9:00am - 7:00pm
Saturday 9:00am - 7:00pm
Sunday 10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Early Morning Drop-Off Service
  • Optimum Wellness Plans®
  • Animal Flea Control
  • Animal Microchipping
  • Spaying/Neutering
  • Veterinarians
  • Veterinary Dentistry
  • Veterinary Euthanasia
  • Veterinary Vaccinations
  • New Pet Initial Visit
  • Physical Exam

A great local veterinarian loves your pet (almost) as much as you do by providing the best preventive pet health care. From nose-to-tail veterinary medical exams to vaccinations, microchipping, dental care and surgery, you’ll find the vet your pet deserves at your neighborhood Banfield Pet Hospital®. We’re committed to partnering with you for your pet’s health and happiness, and your peace of mind with:

• 900+ hospitals with convenient evening and weekend hours
• Optimum Wellness Plans® for affordable and comprehensive care
• Online access to your pet's medical records
• And so much more!

Banfield is here to take the best possible care of your furry family members. We hope to meet you and your pet soon!

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Karina Ballester, DVM
Karina Ballester, DVM

Dr. Karina Ballester is originally from Mayaguez, Puerto Rico. She is a native Spanish speaker. She graduated with Honors from Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2007 and moved to our area to pursue a Post Doctoral Fellowship at North Carolina State University while cuncurrently Finishing a Master of Public Health at The University of Minnesotta and working part time at Banfield Pet Hospital. After finishing her studies, Dr. Ballester decided that the bond we humans form with our pets is what she's passionate about and decided to stay full time at our hospital and later became our Chief of Staff. Dr. Ballester is a skilled small animal surgeon and is an avid advocate of preventive care and nutrition. She enjoys engaging in the development of our associate doctors and technical staff. Dr. Ballester and her spouse Walter have an adorable Pitbull/Beagle mix named India, whom is the hospital mascot and staff favorite; a male tabby cat named Che, everyone's favorite cat; and a new female Pitbull puppy named Carmen, the leader of the gang. When not at the hospital, Dr. Ballester enjoys traveling, exercise, and good food.

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Christina Hampton, DVM
Christina Hampton, DVM

Dr. Christina Hampton is originally from upstate New York, but has also lived in the high desert of Boise, ID, the beautiful and olympic Salt Lake City, UT, and most recently the coastal city of Virginia Beach, VA. She received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine in Pullman, WA in 2009, graduating in the top 10% of her class. Dr. Hampton, her husband, two young children and four rescue cats recently moved to the Triangle area for its beauty and family atmosphere; and also to support her husband's love of NC State athletics- Go Pack! Dr. Hampton spends her time off at home with her family; she enjoys cooking, dangling things in front of her cats (Cadillac, Orange, Potter and Baby Buster) and watching the football. Her family is wanting to add a dog into the mix-as soon as the kids are old enough to help out. Dr. Hampton has been with Banfield for 6 years. She is also a member of the North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association, AVMA and AAFP.

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Dr. Kristina Douthett
Dr. Kristina Douthett

Dr. Douthett graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a degree in biology and began working for Duke Medicine in a medical laboratory. She then worked as a veterinary assistant with a Banfield in Raleigh, where she discovered her love of veterinary medicine and ultimately decided that she wanted to become a veterinarian. After completing her pre-clinical curriculum at Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine, she returned home to North Carolina to complete her clinical rotations at the North Carolina College of Veterinary Medicine. She also has a master's degree in animal science, and special interests in small animal surgery and internal medicine. She and her husband, Dennis, have two Shih Tzu�s, Frank and Banjo, and two cats, Winston and Abigail.

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Dr. Lindsey Neafsey
Dr. Lindsey Neafsey

Dr. Lindsey Neafsey was born and raised in Hagerstown, MD. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from Bridgewater College in Bridgewater, VA and preceded to veterinary school at The Virginia Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in Blacksburg, VA. Dr. Neafsey started her career with Banfield shortly after graduating from veterinary school in 2013. She and her husband have a 2 year old daughter, 3 dogs, 5 cats, and 3 guinea pigs.In her spare time, Dr. Neafsey likes to spend time with her family, crochet, and get lost in a good book.

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