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  • Penn Hip Arthritis
    At The Animal Hospital at Lake Brandt, we can see the future… sometimes! We do our best to take a proactive role in arthritis prevention in at-risk dogs. But how do you Read more
  • Protect Your Family from Coyotes
    Protect Your Family from Coyotes I wrote this week’s blog post upon request by one of The Animal Hospital at Lake Brant’s clients after she lost her pet cat to a coyote. Read more
  • Oh, you know who you are!
    “Matt! . . . . Mark! . . . . Max! . . . Oh, you know who you are!” If you grew up in a family with multiple children, Read more
  • Thanksgiving- Is it a time to share?
    The holidays are generally a time of being with loved ones and sharing meals together but sometimes sharing is not always caring, especially when it comes to your family pets. Very commonly Read more
  • New Garden Friends School
    This past Tuesday I had the opportunity to speak with two groups of seventh and eighth grade students at the New Garden Friends School about the veterinary profession. I shared my Read more
  • “Snap, Crackle, Pop!”
    When people think of the Fourth of July, I imagine what comes to mind are freedom, fireworks, parties, and good food. Unfortunately, what is forgotten is that many pets do not Read more
  • 3 Reasons Your Dog Needs Pet Vaccinations
    3 Reasons Your Dog Needs Pet VaccinationsHere at The Animal Hospital at Lake Brandt, our Summerfield vet team believes that every puppy and dog should receive its full range of pet vaccinations Read more
  • Benefits of Regular Pet Exams
    Benefits of Regular Pet ExamsBringing your pet in for its annual pet wellness exam is one of those chores that are just as easy to do as it is not to 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
  • The Case of the Missing Teeth
    Tex came to the Animal Hospital at Lake Brandt for the first time when he was 8 months old. He was rescued from a shelter in Virginia and though he was generally a Read more
  • Increased Mobility Through Laser Therapy
    You, like many other pet owners, may notice your senior pet starting to slow down in regards to their willingness to play, go for long walks or jump on and off the Read more
  • Separation Anxiety
    The end of summer vacation can be an unsettling time for some families as the transition to buying school supplies, making lunches and waking up early to get the kids off to 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
  • You might be amazed at what is underneath your pet’s gum-line!
    You might be amazed at what is underneath your pet’s gum-line! A few weeks ago The Animal Hospital at Lake Brandt treated a young-adult dog with an abnormal swelling in her mouth. Read more
  • Beat the Heat
    “Beat the Heat” The kids are out of school, summer vacation has arrived, and so has the heat of summer. The increased temperature is generally welcomed by most but if our furry friends Read more
  • 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


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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