Welcome to Waterway Animal Hospital

Where four legged friends are treated like family!

Our hospital is proudly accredited by AAHA. Our commitment to meeting the highest industry standards ensures that your furry companions receive the best possible care and attention they deserve.

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We are here to service the cities of Little River, SC, North Myrtle Beach, SC, Longs, SC, Calabash, NC, Myrtle Beach, SC, Conway, SC, Sunset Beach, NC, Ocean Isle, NC, Carolina Shores, NC, Loris, SC and more!

Hear what our clients are saying about us

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★★★★★ I called Waterway when my own local vet could not see our ill furbaby, Annie, for a week. I called waterway and the receptionist explained my situation and Dr. Kathy took her at 1:00pm that same day. We were shocked. She was so caring and did everything she could do to make Annie comfortable, based on her bloodwork and tests. After a week of hydration, antibiotics, steroids, nausea and pain medications, she got worse and didn’t eat or drink for days. Dr. Kathy was so wonderful. Even though we had to make the impossible humane choice of letting Annie go a week later, I can’t think of a better place to have to do it than Waterway with Dr. Kathy and Taylor. They were incredibly sensitive and Dr, Kathy even cried with us. She didn’t know us from anyone off the street, yet her compassion was as if we were lifetime patients. The whole staff signed a card for us and expressed how sorry they all were for our sudden loss. Annie was dead by the time our own vet even wanted to schedule her sick appointment. I don’t think there is any more to say than that.Thank you to Dr. Kathy, Taylor and all waterway staff who cared about us and tried to help our Annie.Kelley and Bob RainsKelley R.Kelley R. ★★★★★ Waterway Animal Hospital has been such a great place for my dog. They are very thorough and have wonderful staff who truly love their patients!Carol T.Carol T. ★★★★★ I’ve referred several friends to Waterway, and highly recommend them to anyone! They are very professional in their care, but treat my babies as if they know them and love them personally!Lissa T.Lissa T. ★★★★★ People are always pleasant, helpful. and understanding.William D. W.William D. W. ★★★★★ If you absolutely love your pet then the only place you want to take them for their health care + is the Waterway Animal Hospital! The team there is the best! They treat your pet with such care and love! And they know their stuff too!😁 The doctors and their team are so knowledgeable and professional. They are located in Little River, give them a try!Sheila D.Sheila D.Sheila D. ★★★★★ The staff was friendly and knowledgeable, and seemed to really glad to have our dog as a new patient. We look forward to a long relationship with this group!Katherine H.Katherine H. ★★★★★ Excellent fur careRosemary I.Rosemary I. ★★★★★ These people are the best. Loving and caring for your pet like they were their own.Rich C.Rich C. ★★★★★ Very kind, caring and patient veterinarian. They answered all my questions and didn’t look at me like I was crazy. They followed up to make sure my dog was doing well. My last vet brushed me off. So glad I found this place. Never going back to bad vet visits again!Karen B.Karen B. ★★★★★ Staff are polite, helpful and caring. New Dr’s on staff recently. Saw Dr Kolb and she was excellent.Mayer's Karate and Fitness North Haledon, N.Mayer's Karate and Fitness North Haledon, N. ★★★★★ Great, caring staff. Love the wellness reccomendations for my senior dog.jsharonwaynejsharonwayne ★★★★★ Very pleased with our first visit to Waterway Animal Hospital. Think Ollie will get excellent care.Norman H.Norman H. ★★★★★ I'm a fairly new and happy client at Waterway Animal Hospital. They have been very responsive, caring and thorough each time we've been there.Jane KJane K ★★★★★ Love taking my boy to the vet here , he always gets treated super well ! And gets a cookie !Kyle A.Kyle A. ★★★★★ While on vacation in Myrtle Beach my dog became ill. I called numerous vet hospitals but no one would take my dog as a patient. That was until I called Waterway Hills. They had me bring her in immediately and they were able to diagnose my pets illness. The whole staff were fantastic. They even brought me on as a permanent client for any future issues. I highly recommend them to treat your pet.David O.David O. ★★★★★ They have been caring for our pets both dogs and cats for nearly 12 years now. I would highly recommend them.Donald U.Donald U. ★★★★★ We are very overwhelmed with the compassion of every employee in Waterway Animal Hospital! They are an amazing group of individuals that touched our lives with loving care 💗We recommend them to all parents of fur babies!!!Mike EMike E ★★★★★ Very efficient. Took care of DuganRichard Y.Richard Y. ★★★★★ Dr. Duford and her staff were kind,patient and caring to our 2 labs!.We are new to the area and I wanted to make sure our “2 boys” would be in good hands.We were welcomed and felt like we were at home!❤️Thank you Dr Kathy and to your exceptional staff.I will recommend your practice😊🐶Deborah B.Deborah B. ★★★★★ All staff are courteous and kind and strive to make the animals calm. The office is managed efficiently and in a timely fashion.Dennis H.Dennis H. ★★★★★ We love Waterway! We love that they take time with our animals and explain everything so that we understand. It’s a place where everyone knows you and your pet’s name!Nona K.Nona K. ★★★★★ We are new to the area and did not have a vet. Our little Daisy had an emergency. I showed up at Waterway and was received with open arms. The warmth and care by the intake staff left me speechless. Despite a full and busy schedule Daisy was worked in. She was diagnosed, treated and allowed to go home with excellent results. Providence sent us to Waterway…and we are thankful!michael F.michael F. ★★★★★ The best vet in the area! Very caring with me and my pets. I wouldn't go anywhere else! Top notch establishment! You can't go wrong trusting Waterway with your fur-babies. They will treat them as if they were their own.Colleen W.Colleen W. ★★★★★ We moved here a year ago and Waterway has been awesome with our senior beagle! Kind and gentle to him.C aC a ★★★★★ The entire staff are so kind and friendly. Best veterinarians in the area.Kerry S.Kerry S. ★★★★★ Waterway Animal Hospital and Dr Cathy have been awesome. We have been with Waterway for 14 years. They are caring and knowledgeable, and have been able to give our pets the care they needed when they were dealing with life threatening crisis’s. And very compassionate when we had to make the decision to do the right thing when our fur babies lives were at the point we had to make that hard decision to let them go. I would recommend Waterway and I give them A+++Sherri S.Sherri S. ★★★★★ The courtesy and efficiency from the employees greets you the minute you walk in. My beagle feels comfortable too! I don't feel I'm paying too much or not getting what I have paid for.Sandy L.Sandy L. ★★★★★ Friendly and helpful staffBETH S.BETH S. ★★★★★ We just moved to the area and our first Vet visit for Lexi was wonderful. Dr Kathy and staff were awesome with Lexi! We were put into a room immediately and the Vet Tech was very patient with Lexi giving her cheerios to help gain her trust. When Dr Kathy came in, she also was down on the floor making sure Lexi was at ease. The exam was slow and methodical to ensure no sudden moves. We really appreciated the care taken with Lexi and are thankful we found Dr Kathy and staff!Eileen M.Eileen M. ★★★★★ Waterway Animal Hospital has been good to our Twoey...very nice and I like the fact they email us when our dog is due for care.K R.K R. ★★★★★ Dr. Duford and staff are wonderful! Tinker (my Cairn Terrier) and I love going there. We are fighting allergies right now and besides the drugs their suggestions are very helpful.Pat H.Pat H. ★★★★★ I have complete confidence in Dr. Kathy and the staff.Patricia T.Patricia T. ★★★★★ Has been absolutely amazing and helpful with my newest rescue dog. Highly recommendKatherine S.Katherine S. ★★★★★ WONDERFUL ❤️❤️👍👍Evelyn R.Evelyn R. ★★★★★ We were on vacation when our sweet Josie Girl got choked on a dental chew and she was having trouble breathing. We rushed her to their office and the staff at the hospital jumped into action as soon as we got there and made sure she was breathing okay. Doctor Courtney went above and beyond and reassured us she was okay. They were amazing and so kind!! They made us feel at ease and took such good care of our girl. We are so thankful!Maggie H.Maggie H. ★★★★★ Everyone at Waterway were very nice and especially patient with my pup and me. I felt that my concerns were heard and I never felt rushed. We'll be back!Tori K.Tori K. ★★★★★ The staff was great they truly made every effort to keep my pup calm and comfortable during her visit.I would recommend Waterway Animal Hospital for all of your pets needs.Nancy A.Nancy A. ★★★★★ This was my first visit changing from my previous vet with my Corgi. The staff are very friendly and helpful. Dr. Kathy was great and spent a lot of time learning about Marsha and her needs. Looking forward to a long relationship with Waterway for Marsha the Beach Corgi.Bill W.Bill W. ★★★★★ Best Vet Clinic there is here. Caring, considerate, professional and the one to go to for your furry friends by far.Jeff S.Jeff S. ★★★★★ Waterway Animal Hospital gave Peanut great care when he wasn't feeling well. All the staff and Dr. Lewis were very friendly and were genuinely concerned about him. The prescription Dr. Lewis gave Peanut started working that day and we all able to sleep through the night! Thank you Dr. Lewis, and the wonderful staff at Waterway Animal Hospital!Ann C.Ann C. ★★★★★ My sister dog coco was very ill call them they were book but said.come right in 8 am in the morning left her and pick her up after several hours they gave her meds andi pick up more men's at a pharmacy at seashore drugs Aninmal.hospital were great doctor cathy is the best we been going to this place over20yrs exclent. People very nice and politeDavid M.David M. ★★★★★ Top notch doctors and staff. Large clean ac'd waiting room with water/coffee.Did I mention they're the best vetinarians in the county? No? They are.Craig B.Craig B. ★★★★★ The best staff they've cared for 3 of my dogs Dr Kathy and Dr Jen are the best 👌Sandra S.Sandra S. ★★★★★ The only vet I would trust my babies withRob B.Rob B. ★★★★★ We needed an emergency visit for my puppy. Waterway gave their best effort and got her. She is doing much better now!!💖LauriLauri ★★★★★ We have been clients of Dr. Kathy Duford, and Waterway Animal Hospital for 15 years. Through the years we have had multiple rescue dogs. Waterway has treated us like family in serving our veterinary needs. The best veterinary service we have ever received!Larry T.Larry T. ★★★★★ The staff are so nice and welcoming! It was my first visit there and they made my dog feel like he was one of their own, very thankful to be a patient at Waterway Pharmacy.Jana L.Jana L. ★★★★★ Jen is an amazing veterinarian, she is all about your baby, she takes the time to talk through things, also is not in any rush or pressure. She has a big heart and helps you understand everything about your animal. I would highly recommend this veterinarian office for your babies.Kim C.Kim C. ★★★★★ We had a wonderful experience here with our kitty, Ellie. Everyone was very kind and friendly. They took time to answer all our questions. We have definitely found our new vet!Kristine S.Kristine S. ★★★★★ Waterway Veterinary Hospital has been so wonderful they took such great care of my fur babies. They returned calls in a timely fashion the Veterinarian sit with my babies and listen to me. We recently lost one of our babies and the staff was so wonderful and helpful I can’t say enough. I trust them to care for my babiesKarey “Karebear” C.Karey “Karebear” C. ★★★★★ In all my 35 years of being a pet owner and needing a local veterinarian, I can say that Waterway Animal Hospital has given me the best service EVER! I have never experienced (time after time) such exceptional, wonderful, accommodating and easy to work with staff as WAH. They have provided my 4 pets (2 cats & 2 dogs) with such respectable, service oriented and affordable care. Being a loving and responsible pet owner comes with a lot of expenses. They have the best care cost around (from my extensive search) and are always sharing options to help make it as affordable as possible. In addition, my pets are at ease with everyone they’ve come to know there. I feel much more at ease knowing my fur babies are loved on with sincerity each time they have appointments. And it doesn’t stop short of visits, they call to follow up on how the patients are doing, even after routine vaccinations. Thanks WAH for being the best in the biz in my humble opinion. You are so appreciated and very valued. 😻🐾Rhonda R.Rhonda R. ★★★★★ Great place to bring your pet. Nice staff and they care about your pet!Carl P.Carl P. ★★★★★ It was pouring rain when we arrived at Waterway & we were met at our car w/an umbrella! We were put in a room immediately. The Vet tech was super friendly collecting all of Cappuccino’s basic info & history. When the doctor came in, she actually sat on the floor to get Cappuccino-comfortable, he was nervous with the other animals around & thunderstorms. The Vet was so friendly, patient & knowledgeable, she knew Cap’s history. They didn’t try to sell unnecessary meds or vaccinations. Check out was a breeze, everyone at the front desk was kind & personable. We love Waterway Vet, we trust them with our very spoiled dog & definitely recommend them to others.Lauren S.Lauren S. ★★★★★ Dr. Kathy and her staff are great and have been taking care of our pets for years.Allen T.Allen T. ★★★★★ These are the most caring people in their profession. Dr. Kathy and staff thank you for your knowledge, support with Jaggs and your kindness meant more than words can express.Susan D.Susan D. ★★★★★ Easy scheduling with the app, clean office, friendly staff and our boys and us really liked Dr, Kathyeric W.eric W. ★★★★★ Waterway Animal Hospital in Little River, SC is undoubtedly the best place for animals. I've been going there for several years and I am alway grateful for their care and love of animals. From the moment you enter the door you know you're in the right place. Friendly staff, very caring doctors and spotlessly clean. The entire staff is friendly, very caring and very professional. The time they spend with you and your pet is thorough, comprehensive and complete. They take the necessary time needed to examine your pet but they also involve the owner by asking questions. This is not a place with you are in and out in 5 minutes. They take the necessary time to keep your pet healthy and happy and you too. We love our pets and they do too. I am so glad I found Waterway Animal Hospital. I have peace of mind knowing that my Chelsea is healthy and happy and well cared for on every appointment. Rose Ann PescheffRose Ann P.Rose Ann P. ★★★★★ Dr.Jenn is excellent. She is always so helpful. She treats my dogs as her own.Tammy W.Tammy W. ★★★★★ Very friendly staff and everyone was very attentive to my sweet Lizzie! The vet tech was super and the vet explained things to me so I could understand what was happening to my Lizzie!❤️❤️❤️Sally D.Sally D. ★★★★★ They not only provide excellent care, but every staff member treats us as family 🐶🐶🐶Kim W.Kim W. ★★★★★ So much compassion provided for my 2 dogs on their first visit to Waterway Animal Hospital... especially loved when Dr Jen sat on floor with Jameson and Vino during their very thorough examination because it was 'THEIR' time for attention 🐶🐶Linda K.Linda K. ★★★★★ When you have to make a tuff decision they are very compassionate, professional and very willing to do everything they can.Jim J.Jim J. ★★★★★ After having a horrible experience at On Point Animal Hospital in NMB, Dr. Jenn and the staff at Waterway Animal Hospital have been a God-send! My poodle has been suffering with a chronic ear infection since January. I finally feel like my sweet girl is on the way to recovery! So thankful my furbabies are now a part of the Waterway family!❤️🐾Sbmama4Sbmama4 ★★★★★ Always very friendly and helpful!!Angela H.Angela H. ★★★★★ We are fairly new to Waterway, but are very impressed with the caring staff and especially our vet Dr. Kevin.Denise T.Denise T. ★★★★★ All of the staff are very compassionate, & caring. Thanks to Dr. Kevin when we had to put Tig down. He kept giving her treats, which was her favorite. I am sure she thought she was going to treat heaven. A big thank you to Dr. Kathy, she was so sweet and patient with Tig over the years. She always spent time talking to us, explaining everything. God Bless you all.Tigs Mom & DadShirley M.Shirley M. ★★★★★ The staff here is awesome! They not only take care of our pets but answer all of our questions as well. Thank you Waterway Animal HospitalJim J.Jim J. ★★★★★ I want to thank Dr. Kevin and all his wonderful staff for taking care of my sweet dog, Louie. Their compassion and empathy is truly appreciated.Claudia K.Claudia K. ★★★★★ They were twice able to squeeze us in for an emergency, staff are super nice and were able to get us fixed up in no timeJ P.J P. ★★★★★ Excellent care of our Chloe!Bonnie B.Bonnie B. ★★★★★ They fit us into a tight schedule, treated our cat with utmost care, and emailed the receipt that I left on the counter. Great friendly service.William A.William A. ★★★★★ Very clean, professional and pleasant front office staff. The Veterinarian was so capable and caring that she got down on her knees to give our English Bulldog some extra Love. I highly recommend this Animal Hospital for your fur babies!BDUOA Local #.BDUOA Local #. ★★★★★ They are always so helpful. Dr Kathy, calls to check my cat, and gives helpful advice. The assistants and front desk are always friendly. I highly recommend Waterway Animal Hospital.Katherine T.Katherine T. ★★★★★ Great peopleBetsy B.Betsy B. ★★★★★ They are a very compassionate and caring group of doctors and staff. I especially love Dr. Smith he always took such good care of my cat. And when she passed away they sent me a beautiful sympathy card that they all signed.Michelle S.Michelle S. ★★★★★ Been bringing our fur babies here for many years! Highly recommend!Tracy BTracy B ★★★★★ Love Waterway Animal Hospital. The veterinarian's here are all kind compassionate and truly care about your pets health. 5 stars from me.Anita M.Anita M. ★★★★★ You can tell that they really care about pets from the vet all the way to the receptionist it is also apparent that they are all happy in their jobs .When I called for an appointment and explained the reasoning the pup needed to be seen quicker than the standard wait time , I was given an appointment in the time frame I had requested. I would highly recommend Waterway , would give it ten stars if I could . You won't regret bringing your pet here !Redfox F.Redfox F. ★★★★★ My Grand-dogs are exceptionally taking care of by Everyone at Waterway Animal Hospital..... From the warm welcome to all the care and information and all your pets needs. This is the best place to have the Best Care for your fur babies.....They all take great care of your pets as well as you....After All...Our Pets Are Our Family .....Mary Desrochers and Angela HernConway, SC.Mary D.Mary D. ★★★★★ Have been using this vet for years. Very caring and knowledgeable.janet P.janet P.js_loader

Come See Us in Little River, SC

135 A Pinnacle Pl,
Little River, SC 29566

Monday

8:00am - 5:00pm

Tuesday

8:00am - 5:00pm

Wednesday

8:00am - 5:00pm

Thursday

8:00am - 5:00pm

Friday

8:00am - 5:00pm

Saturday

Closed

Sunday

Closed

What's Next

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    Call us or request an appointment online.

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    Meet with our animal clinic doctor for an initial exam.

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    Put a plan together for your pet.

Dr. Kathy and her staff are the best. I know everytime my pet is there she receives the best care. We love Waterway Animal Hospital.

Lisa M.

Most caring staff we’ve ever worked with, from the front desk to the techs and doctors. Everyone is wonderful!

Rebekah C.

I have never met a more caring compassionate Veterinarian. Love this place and highly recommend it to anyone.

Kris H.

Fabulous experience even though I have a very sick furbaby and didn’t want to be here! I trust the doctors here and the staff is so caring, it makes me feel my furbabies are in good hands!

Pat T.

We had to find a new vet for our cat after our move to the area. We were very impressed by the attentive staff and cleanliness of the office and exam rooms. Dr. Kathy was very thorough and explained everything to us. We’re so happy to find a caring vet nearby.

Jan C.