Providing the highest-quality veterinary care
to dogs, cats and pocket pets in a fear free environment
We have Fear Free Certified Professionals on Staff
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Does your pet get nervous, anxious or stressed when going to a clinic?

Vet visits do NOT have to be fearful! Dogs and cats can even enjoy their trips to the veterinary office!

Chestnut Arbor is a full-service veterinary hospital created by Dr. Jennifer Merlo. We welcome pets in need of routine vaccinations as well as sick patient care, soft tissue and orthopedic surgery and dental care.
Fear Free Certified

Fear Free Certified

Our hospital is different than other veterinary clinics, however, because our staff are Fear Free Certified.

Fear Free Certified Professionals

As Fear Free Certified professionals, we take into account the stress and anxiety you and your pet face when coming to the vet’s office. We use alternative methods to approach your pet to keep them calm during their visit and involve you in all aspects of their medical care. All appointments are scheduled for 30 minutes or longer so that we can get to know you and your pets, as well as have ample time to discuss any and all concerns.
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OUR COMMITMENT

OUR COMMITMENT

Research has shown that when pets experience emotional stress it negatively impacts their physical health (much like their human counterparts). We have made a commitment at Chestnut Arbor Veterinary Hospital to decrease your pet's fear, anxiety and stress by becoming certified in the Fear Free Initiative. This initiative, started by Dr. Marty Becker, uses a series of tools, methods and practices to create a calm and low-stress veterinary visit. We took all these into account when we designed our hospital, and you may notice subtle differences upon entering our doors.
OUR EXAM ROOMS

OUR EXAM ROOMS

Our exam rooms were designed with your pet in mind -- we offer comfortable bedding and yoga mats for your pets to be examined on. Dr. Merlo prefers to do her exams on the floor so your pet does not need to be worried about standing on a tall, cold exam table. Classical music is playing in our exam rooms to help relax you and your pet and our patients are offered tasty treats and toys during their exam and procedures.
OUR COMFORTABLE  PROCESS

OUR COMFORTABLE PROCESS

Research has shown that when pets experience emotional stress it negatively impacts their physical health (much like their human counterparts). We have made a commitment at Chestnut Arbor Veterinary Hospital to decrease your pet's fear, anxiety and stress by becoming certified in the Fear Free Initiative. This initiative, started by Dr. Marty Becker, uses a series of tools, methods and practices to create a calm and low-stress veterinary visit. We took all these into account when we designed our hospital, and you may notice subtle differences upon entering our doors.
OUR COMMITMENT

OUR COMMITMENT

Research has shown that when pets experience emotional stress it negatively impacts their physical health (much like their human counterparts). We have made a commitment at Chestnut Arbor Veterinary Hospital to decrease your pet's fear, anxiety and stress by becoming certified in the Fear Free Initiative. This initiative, started by Dr. Marty Becker, uses a series of tools, methods and practices to create a calm and low-stress veterinary visit. We took all these into account when we designed our hospital, and you may notice subtle differences upon entering our doors.
OUR EXAM ROOMS

OUR EXAM ROOMS

Our exam rooms were designed with your pet in mind -- we offer comfortable bedding and yoga mats for your pets to be examined on. Dr. Merlo prefers to do her exams on the floor so your pet does not need to be worried about standing on a tall, cold exam table. Classical music is playing in our exam rooms to help relax you and your pet and our patients are offered tasty treats and toys during their exam and procedures.
OUR COMFORTABLE  PROCESS

OUR COMFORTABLE PROCESS

Research has shown that when pets experience emotional stress it negatively impacts their physical health (much like their human counterparts). We have made a commitment at Chestnut Arbor Veterinary Hospital to decrease your pet's fear, anxiety and stress by becoming certified in the Fear Free Initiative. This initiative, started by Dr. Marty Becker, uses a series of tools, methods and practices to create a calm and low-stress veterinary visit. We took all these into account when we designed our hospital, and you may notice subtle differences upon entering our doors.
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OUR SERVICES

We apply these Fear Free principles to everything from routine wellness and senior pet care to spay and neuter procedures. We take a holistic view of veterinary care, which includes puppy and kitten classes and nutritional counseling in addition to in-house ultrasound diagnostics for health concerns. For existing clients, we also offer at-home pet euthanasia for when it’s time to say goodbye to a beloved companion.

OUR VETERINARY HOSPITAL

Our veterinary office is conveniently located in Matthews and treats dogs, cats, pocket pets and chickens. At Chestnut Arbor, we strive to approach every patient and client in a gentle manner to decrease fear, stress and anxiety. We value your pets as our own family members!

Love and Care for your Pet

Chestnut Arbor Veterinary Hospital is dedicated to providing Fear Free Certified wellness exams, dental care, ultrasound diagnostics, senior pet care, spay & neuter procedures, nutritional counseling, vaccinations, orthopedic care, puppy & kitten classes and at-home euthanasia for pets and owners in Matthews, Weddington, Mint Hill, Hemby Bridge, Indian Trail, Wesley Chapel, Wildwood, Ballantyne and the surrounding areas.
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Chestnut Arbor Veterinary Hospital

Chestnut Arbor Veterinary Hospital provides veterinary services in Matthews, Weddington, Mint Hill, Hemby Bridge, Indian Trail, Wesley Chapel, Wildwood, Ballantyne and the surrounding areas.

Call us at (980) 238-3218


2925 Matthews Weddington Rd, Matthews, NC 28105

We have Fear Free Certified Professionals on Staff

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