Companion Animal Hospital

Companion Animal Hospital is a full-service veterinary medical facility, located in Shallotte, NC. The professional and courteous staff at Companion Animal Hospital seeks to provide the best possible medical care, surgical care and dental care for their highly-valued patients.

We are committed to promoting responsible pet ownership, preventative health care and animal health-related educational opportunities for our clients. Companion Animal Hospital strives to offer excellence in veterinary care to Shallotte and surrounding areas.

Please take a moment to contact us today, to learn more about our veterinary practice and to find out more information about how Companion Animal Hospital can serve the needs of you and your cherished pet.
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  • Location:
  • 5272 Ocean Hwy W.
  • Shallotte, NC 28470
  • Phone: 910-754-7282
  • Fax: 910-754-8129
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  • Hours:
  • M, Tu, Th, Fr: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wed:Closed
  • Sat: 8AM - noon
  • Sun: Closed
  • Debra Donovan, DVM

    Practice Owner

    My name is Deb Donovan and I am the new owner of Companion Animal Hospital here in Shallotte, NC.  I’m originally from southeast Michigan and graduated from Michigan State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine.  After practicing in the Ft. Lauderdale area, I fell in love with coastal Carolina and relocated here in the spring of 2006.  I practiced veterinary medicine in New Hanover County, until I purchased Companion Animal Hospital in March, 2011.

    I love animals of all kinds, especially the 4-legged, fuzzy ones. I am involved with several local animal rescue groups and share my home with 5 dogs and 4 cats – all rescues.  I donate my surgical skills to Friends of Felines to spay and neuter feral cats in the area.  I am also Vice President of Pleasure Island Paws, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping animals in need.

    Doctor of Veterinary Medicine-MSU
    Small Animal (Companion Pets)
  • Karen Gundrum, DVM

    Relief Vet

    Dr. Karen Gundrum has practiced veterinary medicine in Brunswick County for 12+ years, including several years here at CAH.  Karen continues to provide veterinary services to your dogs and cats, as well as exotic species including rabbits, ferrets, hamsters, guinea pigs, gerbils, chinchillas, hedgehogs, birds, iguanas, turtles and some amphibians.

    Years in Practice:
    Feb 21, 2013
    Exotics, Rabbits, Ferrets, Hamsters, Guinea Pigs, Gerbils, Chinchillas, Hedgehogs, Birds, Iguanas, Turtles, some Amphibians.