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Where Pets Come First

PetSound Animal Hospital provides full service care for the life of your four-legged companion. From puppy or kitten hood to the aging senior dog or cat, we will ensure that your cherished companion receives modern preventative care, wellness counseling, and appropriate screening tests. If the unthinkable happens and your pet is injured or becomes critically ill, we have the facilities and equipment to provide for their needs.
We offer preventative and wellness services including vaccinations, annual examinations, obesity prevention, early disease detection, and annual screening tests. We also have progressive endoscopy, ultrasound, surgical, overnight boarding and doggie daycare services. Our hospital is equipped to treat conditions from the common--such as allergic skin disease, ear infections, and dental disease--to the chronic or complex--such as diabetes, heart disease, liver disease, and chronic urinary or intestinal conditions.

Our veterinary staff includes a board-certified internist with over 30 years experience caring for pets with complex conditions. Dr. Kevin Monce has helped many companion pets when their owners arrived at PetSound as a last hope. Theirs are some of the happy stories you'll find on our website.




Diplomatic American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine Specialty: Internal Medicine

Dr. Kevin Monce opened the doors of PetSound Animal Hospital in January 2005 to Cary and other surrounding communities. Prior to opening, Dr. Monce practiced 5 years of general medicine in northern Kentucky and 11 years as a referral internal medicine specialist throughout the eastern areas of North Carolina. Dr. Monce is a graduate of Auburn University School of Veterinary Medicine. He attended North Carolina State University for his internal medicine specialty and in 1994, became a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine for small animals. Dr. Monce's professional interests include diagnostic and internal medicine, orthopedic and soft tissue surgery. When he is not practicing medicine he enjoys the company of his daughters and canine and feline companions. His hobbies include home improvement, entertainment systems and landscaping his Cary home. Dr. Monce is also an avid sports fan, following Kentucky basketball and Auburn football.

Honors & Awards

  • Member, Phi Kappa Phi Honors Society

  • Member, Phi Zeta Honors Society

  • Outstanding Resident Abstract Presentation, American College of Veterinary Medical Association, annual meeting 1994


  • Evaluation of the Coumatrac Prothrombin Time Test System, Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, 1995 Several second author publications




Dr. Shaina Stewart graduated from NC State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2017. Prior to veterinary school she received a Bachelor's Degree in Veterinary Science from Clemson University. Dr. Stewart has been a member of PetSound Animal Hospital's team since November 2013, working as a veterinary technician throughout vet school. When she is not practicing medicine, Dr. Stewart enjoys hiking with her German Shepherds. She is an avid fan of all Clemson sports teams.

Honors & Awards

  • Member, Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society

  • Member, Phi Zeta Honor Society

  • Veterinary Scholars Program, May-August 2014




Dr. Abigail Hockenberry is a North Carolina native who earned both her bachelor’s and veterinary medicine degrees from North Carolina State University.

Abigail has worked in the veterinary field since her 18th birthday once she was finally old enough to work for a veterinarian. Since then, she has worked in a variety of veterinary hospitals as an assistant during college, developing her passions for small animal medicine and desire to positively impact the community.


 She is especially interested in dentistry, dermatology, and soft tissue surgery. She has two dogs: a hound mix named Kovu and a chihuahua mix named Pico. She resides in Durham, NC with her husband Max.


We strive to become your pet's home away from home. With loving, caring, dog savvy staff to take care of everyone's individual needs. Right next door to our Veterinary Hospital.

PetSound Daycare & Boarding provides services such as:

  • Overnight Boarding

  • Doggie Daycare Group Play

  • Grooming



Veterinary Assistant

Mikayla has been a part of Petsound Animal Hospital’s team since October 2019. She even adopted Gunner (on the right) from a rescue we work with. When not at work, Mikayla enjoys watching football, spending time with friends, or taking her dogs swimming at the lake. Mikayla’s favorite parts of her job include scrubbing into surgeries and assisting doctors with appointments.

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