Dr. Watson H. Matthews (1925-1986) established Ebenezer Animal Clinic in 1946 after graduating from Auburn University's College of Veterinary Medicine. He moved back to the township of Ebenezer and began his practice from his family's home (actually in his back yard chicken house). At that time, his patients were mainly horses, cattle, and hogs on the farm with an occasional dog coming to his clinic for a vaccine. In 1948, he built the brick Ebenezer Animal Clinic building. That building stood as a Rock Hill landmark on the corner of Ebenezer Road and Herlong Avenue for the next 52 years.

In 1968, Dr. Matthews stopped going on farm calls because of an wound. He started to emphasize companion animals, although he would see any farm animals delivered to the clinic. Appointments were not required . In 1976, he hired his first associate, the late Dr. Billy Lazenby. After a few years, Dr. Lazenby built his own facility in Fort Lawn and moved there to start his own practice. The next associate was Dr. Roger Ross, hired in 1984. The following year, Dr. Ross moved on.

Dr. Lorin D. Lawrence was practicing in Lake Wylie at Bethel Animal Clinic in 1985 when he was hired by Dr. Matthews. An agreement was established that Dr. Lawrence was to work until 1990 and then purchase the hospital , allowing Dr. Matthews to retire. The next year on August 25, 1986, tragedy struck. Dr. Matthews suffered a massive heart attack and passed away the next day. Rock Hill lost one of its finest citizens that day.

The "walk-in" style of practice continued. Dr. Lawrence hired a retired veterinarian, Dr. John Risser, to work on Wednesdays, thereby preventing insanity! In 1990, the first of two remodeling projects was completed. The surgery room, previously used as a second exam room, was relocated into a much larger room. This greatly enhanced the surgical quality and productivity, because a second table and new equipment were brought in.

That year, Dr. Lawrence hired his first full time associate, Dr. Virginia Brown. She brought exotic animal expertise and expanded that end of the business. In 1992, Ebenezer Animal Clinic joined the ranks of most other animal clinics, by remodeling to create a reception desk. Dr. Brown assisted grow the practice until departing in 1994 to work near her hometown. The next associate was Dr. Ellen Buechler, a native of Louisville, Kentucky. Dr. R. Kyle Faust joined the practice in 1995 as the third associate, hired to expand the hours of service into the evenings two nights per week as well as help with the ever increasing caseload.

Highlights, Specialties & Features

  • Dr Lorin D Lawrence, owner, has practiced at Ebenezer for 26 years. Three associate veterinarians.
  • Each have there own skills to offer. Animals examined are dogs, cats, birds, rabbits, ferrets,
  • Pocket pets, and reptiles.

Professional Associations & Certifications


Serviced Areas

  • York county, Mecklenburg County, Chester County, and Lancaster County

Payment Options

  • American Express, Debit Cards, Discover, Financing Available, MasterCard, Money Orders, Personal Checks, Travelers Checks, VISA

Contact Details

  Person Dr. Lorin D. Lawrence
  City Rock Hill, SC
  Zip Code 29732
  Address 2445 Ebenezer Rd
  Phone Number (803) 366-1950

Business Representative

Dr. Lorin D. Lawrence

Medical Director

Born in Utica, New York, educated at Syracuse University, Southern Illinois University, and University of Missouri (DVM)

Products & Services

Wellness Examinations

Puppy and kitten examination and vaccinations (FREE gift at the first visit!)
Vaccinations for adults based on the new three or five year protocol
Nutrition advice
Coat care advice
Behavior advice
Husbandry consultations for avian and exotics species.
NEW: ALL-INCLUSIVE Wellness visits that include comprehensive health evaluation, blood test panels, parasite tests, vaccinations, wormings, and for cats, a free dose of Revolution all for one low price. When you call, you will not believe the value!
HomeAgain microchip implants for rescuing your pet

Medical Care

We can tailor your animal's care from a nagging itch to a debilitating seizure.
Whether your pet requires a simple injection to help it feel better or an in-depth evaluation, our team of dedicated professionals will handle your pet with gentleness and compassion.
Diagnostic procedures include x-rays, EKG, laparoscopy, endoscopy, in house blood tests and urinalysis, microscopic analyses, eye tests, and many more.
In some situations, you may be asked to leave us with a deposit amounting to at least 1/2 of the estimate cost of your pet's treatment should it require extensive workup.
Written treatment plans (estimates) are gladly prepared for clients.
Inpatient visitation: for most hospital stays, we welcome visitation with a phone call ahead of time.

Emergency Care

Sometimes the unexpected happens. When it does, please contact us! During regular hospital hours we will make helping emergencies a priority. If it happens after hours, call us and you will get assist either with our doctor's pager or with referral to a nearby emergency facility where you will get excellent service.

  • I would recommend this business

The Doc and Techs were very helpful and attentive to my small bird. He left looking great after a nail trim and with helpful tips for his continued happiness.

Value for money
Service & support
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Customer Testimonials

The staff at Ebenezer Animal Hospital is great! From the doctors down, everyone that I've had the privilege of meeting has been so compassionate and caring. I recently boarded my dog Oscar, and requested a playtime, and you know what they did??? They sent me a picture of my little buddy during his playtime and my dog looked very happy!! Its a great peace of mind knowing my dog is well taken care of when I am away on business. They also see my African Grey parrot which most vets around here will not. Outstanding place. I strongly encourage anyone looking for a great new vet to try Ebenezer first.

I have been here before in the past- but I will now ONLY come here! I absolutely appreciate everyone that works to make the entire visit, from check in to check out, stress free. The doctors are thorough and welcome any questions you throw at them. The care that I got here today for my cat makes me feel so good, because we all want the best for them. Thank you so much for all you do!

Love the friendly staff at Ebenezer and Dr. Cline. I know that my pups are always getting a thorough exam and they only want the best for them. Clean nice facility and I know they aren't ripping me off like petsmart.

Extremely awesome team! My little Hercules had parvo and I literally went straight from the emergency hospital to them. At the hospital I was told to put him to sleep. As soon as I got to Ebenezer they went straight to taking care of my Hercules. He was hospitalized for a week and got extremely skinny but they never gave up on him and now my Hercules is strong and active again! You guys made us extremely happy and we that you a million times for your patience. I called multiple times a day and stopped by every day. I have absolutely nothing negative to say. You saved my son's dog and I will be forever thankful for your help. In this place you can tell there is a lot of love and passion for the animals. Never go to that emergency vet on South Tryon. They are horrible! Try to wait a little and take your pet to Ebenezer. They will treat your pets like family! I love them! Thanks a lot to everyone that worked with Hercules! We will stop by to visit soon!

Found out our puppy had worms late last night, only animal hospital opened and even with me calling close to their closing time, they were super nice and very respectful. Got our puppy looked out today by Thomas who was honestly the best person we’ve ever encountered with our pets. He explained everything clearly and even repeated to us everything when we asked the same question over. He was very professional and friendly with our puppy. We really enjoyed this animal hospital and were definitely coming back for our puppy’s shots!! The staff was awesome and we look forward to seeing them again for puppy’s next appointment! Thank You to all the staff at Ebenezer Animal Hospital!

Thank you so much!! We moved to SC on Monday & our Cooper hurt his foot this morning you guys were able to get us in same day & get him taken care of. Everyone was so kind thank you again! We looking forward to using all the services you offer there.

Everyone at Ebenezer Animal Hospital is always very friendly when I come in and they are able to get me scheduled for an appointment quickly.

All the veterinarians here are very well informed and current on treatment options for your pet. I know that isn't true at all veterinarian centers. The staff is professional and efficient. I feel like this is part of our family.

I have taken my dog (Joey) to Ebenezer for the last 7 years and have always been very satisfied with the level of service and care. I appreciate the personal attention given by the staff and doctors and I feel that they put my dog's best interest first. Joey has had to have several surgeries and several procedures in his older age and honestly I wouldn't want anyone else taking care of him! In addition to the great service, the cost is nearly half of what you would pay in Charlotte and other nearby locations - so if you have pets, I strongly recommend you take them here!

They are very professional & you can tell they really enjoy working with animals. My dogs are standoff-ish but when they get there their tails start wagging & want to be rubbed. Ben is awesome & patient with my fur babies. Definitely will refer others to them

From Our Website

We've created a personal pet portal for you to keep track of your pet's valuable information. Ebenezer Animal Hospital is now offering remote healthcare services through our EbenezerAH app chat feature for existing clients and patients! Veterinary hospitals are evaluated on approximately 900 standards of veterinary excellence in order to become accredited. AAHA-accredited hospitals are recognized among the finest in the industry, and are consistently at the forefront of advanced veterinary medicine.

Ebenezer Animal Hospital has been proud to serve the Rock Hill, SC and surrounding communities since 1946. We became an AAHA-accredited hospital in 2018, and thrive on providing outstanding care to our patients. What is AAHA-Accredited and what does that mean for you and your pets? Our doctors and staff take continuing education in the veterinary field very seriously, and stay on top of new advances in veterinary medicine. As such, we strive to provide the most innovative medicine available, while at the same time keeping fair costs for our clients.

Ebenezer Animal Hospital provides up-to-date care for your companion animals, from dogs and cats to birds, rabbits, exotics, pocket pets, ferrets, and reptiles! Pet owners generally look upon their pets as members of the family. We do too, which is why we say and truly believe that pets are our purpose. We understand that when you bring your companion to us, you are entrusting us with a member of your family. With that in mind, we apply our high standards to every aspect of our hospital, from the experience and training of our professional and support staff, to our modern facility and equipment.

We are excited to now offer laser therapy to our patients. This pain free, drug free, non invasive treatment can be used to treat a large variety of conditions. Whether your pet is rehabilitating from trauma or injury, healing from wounds, or simply aging, the laser has been shown to provide relief of pain and a faster rate of healing! Our staff and clients are already impressed with the results we are seeing with treatment and our patients seem to enjoy the soothing effects of the therapy. Laser therapy uses high energy light to penetrate deep into tissue and accelerate cellular reproduction and growth.