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Welcome to Eastridge Animal Hospital

Your Veterinarian in Gastonia NC

Pet Emergency? Call us right away at 704-869-9400!


If you live in Gastonia or the surrounding area and need a trusted veterinarian to care for your pets – look no further. Dr. Melissa Chitu is a licensed NC veterinarian, treating all types of pets. Your pets’ health and wellbeing are very important to us, and we take every possible measure to give your animals the care they deserve.

Eastridge Animal Hospital is a full-service animal hospital and welcomes both emergency treatment cases as well as pet patients in need of routine medical, surgical, and dental care. Dr. Melissa Chitu has years of experience treating serious conditions and offering regular pet wellness care. Beyond first-rate pet care, we make our clinic comfortable, kid-friendly, and calm, so your pet can relax in the waiting room and look forward to meeting our Gastonia veterinarian.

We are happy to offer a number of resources that enable you to learn about how to take better care of your pets. Please feel free to browse our site, particularly the informational articles. The best veterinary care for animals is ongoing nutrition and problem prevention, so becoming knowledgeable about preventative pet care is essential to the ongoing success of your animal’s health. If you have any questions, call 704-869-9400 or email us and we'll promptly get back to you. Our Gastonia veterinarian office is very easy to get to -- just check out the map below! We also welcome you to subscribe to our newsletter, which is created especially for Gastonia pet owners.

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


Testimonial

  • Went there for the first time today and could not have been more impressed by the level of care and love the entire staff showed my dog and me!! Dr. Melissa Chitu and her entire staff were fantastic, thorough and gentle. Thank you!!!

    - Anne-Bee M.

Meet the Veterinarians

  • Daniel Chitu DVM

    Native of Romania, Dr. Daniel Chitu is the new owner of Eastridge Animal Hospital and has cared for pets as a general practitioner since 1992.

    Interested in medicine at a young age, Dr.Daniel first wanted to pursue a career in human medicine. However, as a freshman in college, he discovered his love for pets and became interested in veterinary medicine. He finds every day to be challenging and rewarding and receives great satisfaction in seeing patients grow healthy and happy.

  • Melissa Chitu DVM, CVA

    Also a native of Romania, Dr. Melissa receive her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Bucharest University School of Veterinary Medicine, came to North America to pursue the “American dream” and receive her DVM certificate in 2010.

    Dr. Melissa has always had an interest in alternative medicine which prompted her to further her studies and get her Certificate of Veterinary Acupuncture (CVA) in 2014 from the Chi Institute – Florida. She finds acupuncture to be a wonderful adjunct to traditional medicine and she has been extremely pleased with its success in her patients.

  • Clinton Lowry DVM

    Bio Coming Soon...

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Office Hours

Monday

8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Tuesday

8:00 AM - 5:30 PM

Wednesday

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Thursday

8:00 AM - 5:30 PM

Friday

8:00 AM - 5:30 PM

Saturday

8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Sunday

Closed

Monday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sunday
Closed

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