A Few Words About Archdale Animal Hospital

Our Animal Hospital Is Devoted To Your Pet's Wellbeing

At Archdale Animal Hospital, we are a family-owned full-service animal clinic that is dedicated to helping our clients maintain their pet's comfort and health. Archdale Animal Hospital was started at this location in Charlotte, NC in 1964 as Barton-Francis Veterinary by Dr. John Barton.

He felt it was important to provide quality medicine in an atmosphere where he could get to know his patients and clients well. In 1990, his son-in-law, Dr. Barry George, joined the practice and has continued this tradition of providing quality veterinary services and customer care for almost 30 years.

We love being small enough to know our patients and families, and proud that despite our small size, our animal hospital is able to offer some of the most comprehensive medical care for pets throughout the Charlotte, NC area. Since 1964, our team of veterinarians have been proud to offer a full suite of veterinary services including kitten and puppy vaccinations, pet surgery procedures, animal teeth cleaning and dental services, and more. There's no better choice for the well being of your pet than our animal hospital in Charlotte, NC.

At our animal hospital, we also boast our own our in-house laboratory and digital radiography facilites which allow our animal clinic to provide the latest in advanced treatments and care from animal teeth cleaning, pet surgery, pet micro chipping, and more. We are also equipped to offer pet laser therapy treatments with our Class IV laser technology. To learn more about Archdale Animal Hospital or to schedule an appointment, please call us today!

Our Practice At A Glance


As one of the leading animal clinics in the Charlotte, NC area, we are committed to providing only the highest quality of care whether you need routine puppy shots, pet surgery, or our other services. As a family-owned-and-operated business, you can count on our caring animal hospital team to provide excellent care for your pet in a warm and friendly environment.


In order to continue to provide the latest in medical and pet surgical services, Dr. Barry George and the team at our animal hospital frequently attend seminars and training that allow them to stay up to date on new therapies and treatment protocols. Our animal clinic is dedicated to learning all we can to help provide our clients with an accurate diagnosis, as well as offer comprehensive treatment options to help them stay informed when making decisions regarding the health and well-being of their pet.


Offering a wide range of veterinary services from preventive care to pet surgery, our animal hospital in Charlotte, NC is designed to assist in all aspects of care throughout the life of your pet. Along with puppy shots or annual physicals for young, healthy animals, we also specialize in the early detection and treatment of diseases with advanced medical and surgical services to help ensure your pet's comfort and quality of life.

Meet Our Doctors

Located in Charlotte, NC Archdale Animal Hospital offers comprehensive veterinary services performed by a skilled team of veterinarians. When you need quality care for your pet at an affordable rate, let our professional staff and doctors help you. At Archdale Animal Hospital, you can be sure that you and your pet will receive personal attention and compassionate care, no matter what veterinary service you may require.

important milestones

Company Timeline

Since 1964, our company has achieved a lot and developed new ways of helping our customers.


Establishment of Archdale Animal Hospital

Dr. John H. Barton and his partner, Dr. Charles Francis, opened their second veterinary hospital, Barton-Francis Veterinary Clinic, at this location. Dr. Barton was a native of Charlotte and returned here to practice after graduating from Oklahoma State University Veterinary School and serving two years in the Army Veterinary Corps. Eventually, Dr. Barton took over the Archdale Dr. location and renamed the practice Archdale Animal Hospital.



Dr. George joins Practice

Dr. Barton's son-in-law, Dr. Barry George joins the practice after graduating from NC State College of Veterinary Medicine. He had worked at the practice while in school and liked the practice philosophy and style. After being mentored by Dr. Barton for four years, Dr. George and his partner bought the practice when Dr. Barton retired in 1994.


Dr. George becomes Sole Owner

Dr. George bought out his partner and became the sole owner and practitioner. He has been able to carry on Dr. Barton's mission of providing quality medical care to his patients and developing long standing relationships with his clients.



Dr. Matthew George joins practice

Dr. Matthew George, Dr. Barry George’s son and Dr. John Barton’s grandson, joined the practice in 2015. After working at Archdale as a veterinary assistant during his childhood, Dr. Matthew graduated from NC State’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 2015 and joined the practice as the third generation of veterinarians in our family to practice at Archdale Animal Hospital.


When you are deciding which animal clinic to visit, it is important to understand the veterinary services they provide to find the right fit for you and your pet. Proudly serving Charlotte, NC for over 50 years, Archdale Animal Hospital offers a variety of both medical veterinary services as well as additional wellness programs that help set us apart from other animal clinics in the area. Offering an education-based approach to preventive care and a patient-first mindset, we are proud to have become one of the leading animal hospitals in the Charlotte, NC area.

At Archdale Animal Hospital, our staff will work hard to ensure your pet’s optimal health and comfort. Let our experience in animal care work for you. Our team is made up of both animal lovers and medical professionals. Our veterinarians, Dr. Barry George and Dr. Matthew George, have a long history of providing medical and surgical services. Dr. George and his staff will treat you and your pet with the respect and compassion you deserve. When you visit our animal clinic, you can rest assured that we’ll take the time to get to know both you and your pet. Our relationships with our clients help us understand their pet’s lifestyle, diagnose health risks, and find the best treatment plan available.

Contact Our Animal Hospital in Charlotte, NC Today

Contact Archdale Animal Hospital for more information on any of our veterinary services - we look forward to meeting you!