Animal Care Hospital of Matthews                  

 Meet Dr. Rutowski

DrRFrank Rutowski, DVM graduated from North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine in the spring of 1990. Upon graduation he went to work for Butler Animal Hospital. In 1992 Dr. Rutowski bought Butler Animal Hospital and changed the name to Animal Care Hospital of Matthews.

 Dr. Rutowski is currently and has been in the past the proud owner of many different pet species including dogs, cats, birds, horses and fish.




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Dr Jeannette McGarry

 drmcgarryDr. Jeannette McGarry was born and raised in Bethesda, Maryland. When she  was 4 years old, she decided to become a veterinarian, and worked with animals  until she left for college in Maine. She attended Nasson College in Springfield  Maine, and while there, she became the student director for the state’s water  quality laboratory as well as the senior laboratory director for the college Science  Departments. She graduated with honors in three majors, including Biology,  Chemistry and Laboratory Sciences.

 Following graduation, Dr. McGarry began research work on cryoprecipitation and  coagulation with the American Red Cross Blood Research Laboratory while  working toward a Master’s Degree in Pathophysiology at the University of Maryland. She coauthored published research in cryoprecipitation and animal behavior. It was during this time that she was accepted into the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine program and was awarded her DVM degree in 1985. She moved to North Carolina to be closer to her family and has been there since. She enjoys her work with companion animals, but her special interests are in feline medicine and behavior.

Outside of work she enjoys nature conservation, anything to do with martial arts and reading. She lives with her husband Mike, their cats and their cats’ fish. 



Dr Joy Fine

drfinesmI am originally from Perrysburg, Ohio. I have a Bachelor of Science from the University of Richmond where I was a member of the university dance company, a member of the Alpha Phi sisterhood, and founded the pre-veterinary club.


I earned a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Ross University where I was the vice-president of the student chapter of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians. I completed in certification in Veterinary Acupuncture from the Chi Institute on the first day of Chinese New Year 2012. When not working, I enjoy practicing tai chi, dancing, cooking, and attending performing arts events.


Hours of Operation

Animal Care Hospital of Matthews

1216 Matthews Mint Hill Road
Matthews, NC 28105

Phone: 704-847-3647
Fax:     704-845-1505


7:45am - 7:30pm

7:45am - 6:00pm

7:45am - 6:00pm

7:45am - 6:00pm

7:45pm - Noon
(closed Noon - 2:00pm)
reopen at 2:00pm - 6:00pm

7:45am - Noon

Closed Sunday

By Appointment Only

Forms of Payment Accepted




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