Veterinarian Owned and Managed
As a veterinary-owned facility, your pet’s happiness and well-being are our top priority. All of our team members will treat your pet with the same love and compassion that they are used to receiving at home. We know they will enjoy their time here, enough to want to come back and see us!
Like our family at PAH, our role in the community and our commitment to the families and the pets we care for are extremely important. So much so that we have become an interim foster/boarding facility for several rescue animals awaiting their furrever homes. Helping these dogs become socialized with other pets and people is important for their long-term happiness in their lasting homes.
We are the voice of forgotten pets.
After working in the corporate veterinary care world, Dr. Pressly recognized the need for more practices working with rescue organizations, abused pets, and unfortunate cases coming out of animal shelters. His goal was to open his own clinic to help these pets in addition to those in his community. As the voice of forgotten pets, our mission is to bring that level of care and compassion to every patient we see, whether they’re from a shelter or a loving home.
We believe in being dedicated members of the veterinary community.
We are members of several veterinary associations, which allows us to both maintain the most up-to-date veterinary care practices as well as advocate for pets and their health. We’re proud members of the American Veterinary Medical Association, North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association, American Academy of Veterinary Acupuncture, Better Business Bureau of Southern Piedmont, and American Heartworm Society.
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Dr. William Pressly
Dr. Pressly's Bio
I have lived in Charlotte most of my life and graduated from East Mecklenburg High School in 1987. I attended the University of North Carolina at Charlotte for my undergraduate studies and graduated in 1992. Graduating in 1998 from North Carolina State University, I went to work with my mentor, Dr. Cochrane, treating large animals in the NC triangle area. Moving back to Charlotte in 1999, I suffered a near-fatal car accident. After several months of rehab, I returned to what I loved, veterinary medicine. I decided at that time to make the transition to small animal medicine.
Previously in emergency medicine and as an associate in corporate and local private practice, I noticed a lack of private practices with local rescue organizations. So, our mission was born: WE ARE THE VOICE OF FORGOTTEN PETS. I quickly came to terms with my calling and opened Pressly Animal Hospital in July 2011. At PAH, we are very fortunate to work with over 80 different local and long-distance rescue organizations.
In March 2019, PAH moved into a new facility, and our boarding and daycare were formed. We knew this type of service was needed in the area. The boarding took off like a rocket, but we could only offer daycare to a handful due to space. In October of 2020, an opportunity came along that allowed us to move our services into a previous boarding and daycare facility. So under my direction, Pressly Playcation Station was created, BECAUSE YOUR PET DESERVES A VACATION TOO!
In my free time, I spend it with my three daughters, enjoying various outdoor activities, and of course, rescuing animals both big and small. Our animal family consists of three rescue dogs, a chaperone family for two Labradors from Project 2 Heal, a cat. To our farm, we have added three sheep, several chickens, and twenty-six goats, a cow, two pigs, a horse, and a donkey.
Thank you to all our clients and friends that support our practice and mission to help all pets have a better life. Remember, stewardship of all creatures is our responsibility.
Boarding & Daycare Supervisor
I have been working in the boarding/daycare world for the past 14 years and can’t imagine doing anything I enjoy more. I’m married, and we have a blended family with six grown children and three grandchildren that are the light of my life, along with three extraordinary hound dogs. I have known Dr. Pressly for around nine years and was asked to join Pressly Animal Hospital to manage their boarding and daycare when they moved into their new location.
Hi, I’m Brooks. I absolutely love animals, and I’ve been working with them most of my life. I have been working in the daycare and boarding field for ten of those years. I’m married and have a wonderful rescue pup named Zoe, who we adore! I joined Pressly Animal Hospital in April 2019 when they moved into their new location.
Hi, my name is Kailee. I have lived in the Charlotte area all my life. I graduated from Charlotte Christian School, and I am currently attending Wingate University, majoring in Biology. I have a three-year-old German Shorthaired Pointer named Otto.
Hi! My name is Shaffer, and I’ve worked with animals my whole life. I’ve been working for Pressly Animal Hospital since the beginning of summer 2019. I enjoy spending time on the lake with my dog named Mavi and riding horses. I graduated high school at Metrolina Christian Academy, and now I am attending college at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Go 49ers!!
I decided to try the career path of boarding/daycare because of my love for animals. I enjoy the outdoors and love learning about new animals or new care techniques for animals. I’m currently a student as well, working towards a degree in forensic psychology. After many years of pet-owning, I now have eight cats, three dogs, one rat snake, one leopard gecko, and 18 chickens (of varying ages).