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  • Introducing a new baby to your existing fur kids
    As a new mom, I have recently experienced the changes that your fur kids can undergo when being introduced to their new human sibling. Prior to the birth of Clara, I Read more
  • Stay Healthy, My Friend
    Annual Bloodwork I can imagine we have all had the experience of receiving a post card, email or text reminder letting us know that our furry companion is due for their yearly exam Read more
  • Pet food myths
    Dr. Queeney’s Top Pet Food Myths! As promised, here is a compilation of some of the most common confusions about pet food that we, at the Animal Hospital at Lake Brandt, run into Read more
  • Why My Dog Has Pet Insurance (And Yours Should Too)
    In addition to being a veterinarian I am also a pet parent. I adopted my first dog, Spencer, from the Wake County Animal Shelter nearly 15 ½ years ago, and remarkably, he Read more
  • Heartworms and Your Cat
    Many people are aware that heartworms are a serious and potentially life threatening parasite prevalent in North Carolina. However, most people are not aware that heartworms can affect their cats almost as frequently Read more
  • Spring is in the “Ear”
    It can present acutely or have a gradual progression, but otitis externa, otherwise known as an external ear infection, is an inflammatory process often exacerbated by the growth of yeast and bacteria Read more
  • What Is The Best Dog Food?
    One of the most common questions I am asked as a veterinarian is, “What should I feed my dog?” While this is a very difficult question to answer, I am happy Read more
  • Obesity and Your Pet
    Obesity and your petAn article in the Journal of American Veterinary Medical Association (JAVMA) stated that “obesity is estimated to be the most prevalent manifestation of malnutrition in dogs and cats in Read more
  • Lyme Disease Part II (A Wakeup Call)
    Lyme Disease Part II (A Wakeup Call) One of the pleasures of living in North Carolina is the pleasant weather that we enjoy. During our most recent Spring like weather (inspite of Read more
  • Lyme Disease and the Best Prevention
    Since the popular boom of Lyme disease in the 1980’s, there has been some misconception about Lyme disease in humans vs. canines. Unfortunately, many dogs exposed to the Lyme Read more
  • Itchy Dog?
    There has been an exciting new breakthrough in treating itchy dogs, and your veterinarians at The Animal Hospital at Lake Brandt are up to date on this cutting edge therapy! Read more
  • Make a Difference in the Lives of Animals (and your own!)
    Are you looking to get involved? Did you know that volunteering just a few hours a week can reduce stress, combat depression, keep you mentally stimulated and provide you with a sense Read more
  • Can Just One Bite Really Be Dangerous?
    I know it often seems impossible to say “no” to those adorable begging puppy dog eyes. You ask yourself, “Can just one bite really be dangerous?” Well, that depends on what it Read more
  • You Mean I Have to Brush My Pet’s Teeth? (Pets Get Dental Disease Too)
    Believe it or not, our pets are just as susceptible to dental disease as people are, and the cause is the same. Gum infection caused by bacteria that is present in dental Read more
  • Arthritis and Cold
    Does your dog appear to slow down in the winter time? He/She could be sore from underlying arthritis that is exacerbated by colder temperatures. There are several options available like laser therapy Read more
  • What is Laparoscopic Surgery?
    Benefits of minimally invasive technique:Laparoscopic surgery or “lap-surgery” utilizes the advantage of modern technology to perform traditionally invasive surgeries through tiny ports rather than making a large incision. Common procedures such as Read more


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  • "I have been taking my 16 year old lab, Oscar, to this vet since he came to me in 2004, and I wouldn't take any of my dogs anywhere else! They are so wonderful with both pets and people. I would recommend any of the doctors and staff to anyone."
    Erin H
  • "We have been going to another vet for years. We wanted to have our year old Wheaten Terrier, Rylee spayed by laparoscopy so she would have less pain and be back to her usual activity in 2-3 days instead of 10-14 days. Our vet does the traditional spay. We had a consult meet and greet with Dr. Courtney Pierce. She answered all our questions and so friendly and professional. They have a state of the art OR suite. Rylee did great. On post op day three she spotted a squirrel and did an all out chase with no ill effects! All the staff were great."
    Linda A
  • "I love Dr. Jernigan at AHLB and would never take my dog anywhere else! The staff is excellent with animals and always professional, courteous and respectful to owners. I have trusted this animal hospital for all of my dog's care, including check ups, surgeries (she's had three!) and for boarding when we have to go out of town. Every experience I have had here has been wonderful and I highly recommend their services to anyone looking for a veterinary office for their furry children!."
    Avery C