Thank you so much for your kind words!
Your feedback allows our team to provide excellent, compassionate care during each visit.
I have dogs for all my life. When I moved few years back from Atlanta

I visit few of vet’s clinic in Charleston Area. I was looking to replace my wonderful vet and staff from the clinic my dogs were patients for over 20 years. And I found it. The Animal Medical West is just the place.

Everybody over there are caring and very knowledgeable. The doctor care is excellent. If you need vet this is the place to go Ewa K.

I have known and trusted Tom Henges with my pet needs for over 30 years. He is spectacular with dogs and cats and the people who bring them in. I know he spends much time these days doing volunteer work with shelters so i am always willing to make my appointments far in advance so i can see him. He makes me and my fur kids feel special. Everyone else is great too. Terri C.

Best vet clinic I have visited yet. My dog is aggressive and it was nice to have plenty of room in case of another dog walked by. Everyone was nice, the Vet was great and explained everything and also it was actually affordable unlike most veterinarians! Emily A.

Dr. Hentges has been the veterinarian for Reesee and Riley since we adopted them as puppies 14 years ago. He and his staff always show great care for our family’s pets. They truly care! Sallie B.

Good veterinary care and very friendly. We have used this facility for over 20 years and they are the best. Marty C.

We’ve used AMW for many years. Dr Henges (Tom) has seen all of our animals – from start to finish, very good vet. Our daughter also likes Dr. Ross. Sometimes with front end staff turnover, communications good improve. Overall, rate very high.
Al M.

I really like the staff and vets at this clinic. I especially love that they always have animals around that they are fostering. My dog would rather avoid the place, but then again she’s the one who has to get the shots.
Ann M.

We went through a lot of vets around Charleston before finding Animal Medical West, and none of them even came close. This is an amazing vet office with awesome staff and veterinary technicians who remember you and your pet and seem to genuinely love the work that they do. Dr. Henteges is second to none, a great vet who doesn’t try to foist unnecessary or expensive treatments on you, and always tries to do what’s best for your pet rather than what’s easiest for the vet. He’s staying behind at the vet office to take care of boarded animals during hurricane Florence instead of going home or evacuating, and that’s the kind of selflessness we’ve always experienced from him when having our cats in for both major and minor things.

Wouldn’t trust our critters with anyone else. Mikkel M.

We are loyal to Animal Medical West. We have complete faith in Dr. Hentges’ work. He is always friendly and personable yet he remains to be professional. The front desk, as well as the Vet assistants, are very good. They are all friendly and always willing to go the extra mile for us f needed. They are not the lowest price in town nor are they the highest. It comes down to “You get what you pay for”. That said, we feel the price is well worth the care. Mark P.

Animal Medical West is great. I think we have seen all the Drs. for various things over the years, and everyone is always great with my dogs and knowledgeable about breed-specific quirks. I have never had to wait long to get an appointment, and in cases of injury/illness we’ve usually gotten in on the same day.
Valerie H.

Dr. Tom is my hero!!! I won’t go into all the lengthy details, but he saved my puppy!!! We were referred to him for a second opinion by one of his devoted clients, and now we are among his long list of devoted clients!
Here is what you get from Dr. Tom: 30 plus years of knowledge, will address every concern, genuine concern for your pet, and compassion.
Here’s what you won’t get: hurried out of his office, unnecessary tests or procedures, upselling, or patronized.
The front office and vet techs have all been very nice and helpful…in person and over the phone!!
There may be newer and fancier offices out there, but that doesn’t mean anything to me. After all, the vets who were letting our poor girl suffer under their care were in a newer and fancier office.
And one more thing great about Animal Medical West is you will always find a sweet rescue dog or two, at the front desk!!
Erin E.

Very friendly staff and doctors. Always available when I need them and very gentle with my cat.
Joyce J.

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Below you will find contact information for our veterinary hospital in Charleston, SC. Please contact us to make an appointment!


704 Orleans Rd
Charleston, SC 29407
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Mon-Fri: 7:30am – 6:30pm
Sat: 8:00am – 1:00pm
Sun: Closed

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Phone: 843-766-7387
Fax: 843-766-7806
Email: info@animalmedicalwest.com
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