Welcome to


Veterinary Clinic

at Ballantyne Village in south Charlotte

DownDog Veterinary Clinic is a fusion of serenity and amazing veterinary care for dogs and cats. Inspired by the calm and tranquility of a regular yoga practice, Dr. Jennifer Kimmel brings this same aesthetic to the design of a clinic and the care of her beloved patients.


Wellness Services


Regular checkups help catch potential health issues early, when they're easier to address and treat.

Diagnostic Services


Advanced technology and an onsite lab help us to diagnose and treat your pet quickly and accurately.

Pharmacy Services

Shop With Us

We have a wide range of pet medications, food, and accessories. Check out our online store today.

Pet Library Service

Pet Library

Have questions about your pet? See our online library for an up-to-date resource of pet health content.

What People Are Saying

From Our Happy Clients

I’ve worked with Dr Kimmel–she is a lovely person and a great Vet that will love and take care of your furry family members.

Colleen Perkins

Fantastic Vet!!
Definitely has your Pet’s best interest at heart ❤️

Jennifer Jones Hargette

Most say the phrase “you’re a life saver” for the small things in life, but for our “Cooper” Dr. Kimmel was literally his life saver. Best Vet ever, no doubts!!

Hope-Tonya Stilwell

Colleen Perkins
Jennifer Jones Hargette
Hope-Tonya Stilwell


for Dogs and Cats

Office Visit for a Medical Concern

An office visit enables us to examine and assess your pet in order to recommend any indicated treatment or diagnostics and provide a cost estimate. An in house laboratory, pharmacy and on site radiology are available for emergent cases.
Office Visit for a Medical Concern
Puppy Preventive Care

Puppy Preventive Care

Physical Exam, Vaccines, Intestinal Parasite Test, Deworming, Nutritional/Behavior Counseling, Heartworm/Flea/Tick Prevention.

Kitten Preventive Care

Physical Exam, Leukemia/FIV Screen, PUREVAX Vaccines, Deworming, Nutritional/Behavior Counseling, Heartworm/Flea Prevention.
Kitten Preventive Care

Trupanion is one simple plan that covers 90% of eligible costs from your actual veterinary invoice for all new injuries and illnesses for dogs and cats, including:

  • Diagnostic tests
  • Surgeries
  • Hospitalizations
  • Medications
  • Therapeutic diets, herbal therapy and supplements
  • Orthotics, prosthetics and carts
  • Cancer treatments
  • Dental illness and injury
  • Hospitalizations
  • Hereditary and congenital conditions

To find out more you can call 888.615.8318 or visit TRUPANION.COM and they'll do the rest!

“Timely Topics”

by Dr. Jennifer Kimmel
What Should I Feed My Pet?

What Should I Feed My Pet?

What’s Up with “Grain Free” Diets and Heart Disease? And What Should I Feed My Pet? So glad you asked! Sustenance can be such a hotbed topic and I ...

The Story of Lykke, our Clinic’s (sometimes hesitant) Ambassador

One hundred years ago, as I was graduating veterinary school at Colorado State University, I made a promise. I promised that if I ever had the opportunity, I would ...
Trupanion - Medical insurance for the life of your pet.

Does Dr. Kimmel recommend pet health insurance?

Absolutely! Positively! Most of us, including myself, are able to budget for our pets’ annual preventive care, vaccines, and monthly preventives. However, what happens when one of our four-legged ...