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Welcome to Companion Animal Hospital
Your Veterinarian in Blythewood SC
Call us at (803) 786-2412


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If you live in Blythewood or the surrounding area and need a trusted veterinarian to care for your pets – look no further. Dr. Brian Gallery and Dr. Cara McKinnon are licensed SC veterinarian, treating small animals. 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.

Dr. Brian Gallery and Dr. Cara McKinnon-Gallery are the proud new owners 
of Companion Animal Hospital in Blythewood, SC. The husband and wife team 
purchased the practice in April of 2017 and are thrilled to become a part 
of the Blythewood community! Together they bring over 17 years of 
veterinary experience with them, and are committed to providing the highest 
quality medical and surgical care to their patients. 

Dr. Gallery is a native of Columbia. He graduated from Heathwood Hall Episcopal High School, 
Lewis and Clark College, and The University of Georgia College of 
Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Gallery enjoys meeting both first time and 
experienced pet owners, and has a special interest in both canine and 
feline medicine. 

Dr. McKinnon is originally from Douglas, Ga. She graduated 
from Coffee County High School, Valdosta State University, and The 
University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. McKinnon enjoys 
all surgical cases and is especially interested in dental surgery, laser 
surgery and soft tissue surgery. 

Companion Animal Hospital is a full 
service veterinary hospital offering vaccines and annual check ups as well 
as emergency and surgical care. We always gladly accept new clients, and 
love to talk to new owners about their pets! In addition to veterinary 
services Companion Animal Hospital also offers daily grooming, bathing, and 
boarding in a fully climate controlled kennel with multiple oversized runs. 

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


Dr. Brian Gallery and Dr. Cara McKinnon
Blythewood Veterinarian | Companion Animal Hospital | (803) 786-2412

120 Blythewood Rd.
Blythewood, SC 29016

Testimonials

  • "Companion Animal Hospital is now the only veterinary practice I will use."
    anonymous
  • "I recommend you to everyone. I have never seen/experienced such a fantastic vet and staff before, anywhere. You truly care and it shows in everything you all do."
    Gilman
  • "Dr. Gallery, Dr. McKinnon and staff provided wonderful care and compassion to Bubba (my cat) So thankful for their knowledge and kindness!"
    anonymous
  • "Dr Gallery took his time to answer all of our questions and we did not feel rushed. It has been a long time since we have felt this confident in a vet."
    Chuck
  • "The veterinarian actually showed love and compassion with my pup. He has a true love for animals. Which is rare to see. Being an animal rescue I have been to many vets that hurry you through and do not show love for animals. Doctors, take time to go the extra mile to research problems with our Dogs. Explain treatment required, at a reasonable cost. Staff members, are polite and knowledgeable."
    Tommy
  • "Dr Gallery and Dr. McKinnon are a blessing to Blythewood. I’m so glad they are here to stay!!!"
    Lisa
  • "Two knowledgeable veterinarians who listen to my concerns and offer reasonable solutions for the care of my pets. We are thrilled to have this couple in Blythewood."
    Wanda
  • "Dr Gallery is wonderful with Mollie. Time is always taken to listen and answer my questions or concerns. Front desk staff was so pleasant. Caring and friendly Animal Hospital. I highly recommend!"
    anonymous
  • "Dr. GaIlery is very thorough and kind to my dog. I am so thankful to have not one but two competent veterinarians that are caring and reliable for my dog's care."
    anonymous
  • "Dr. Gallery, Dr. McKinnon and the staff are extremely nice and professional. They truly care about me and my dogs. I would highly recommend them to take care of your sweet pets."
    Kay

Office Hours

Monday:

8:30 am

6:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:30 am

6:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:30 am

6:00 pm

Thursday:

8:30 am

6:00 pm

Friday:

8:30 am

6:00 pm

Saturday:

9:00 am

1:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed

Closed

Our Location

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