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About Our Summerfield, NC Animal Clinic

Are you looking for a full-service animal clinic to serve your beloved pet's every need at one convenient location? Then, the Animal Hospital at Lake Brandt is here to give you exactly what you need. We are proud to serve the area of Summerfield, NC on everything related to pets of all kinds. We are both an animal clinic and animal hospital, so we can easily take care of both the little things and the big ones. Whether your pet needs surgery or vaccinations, we are here for you.

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Our clinic and hospital is headed up by Joseph L. Jernigan, a licensed and experienced veterinarian who loves your pets almost as much as you do. You will find him to be kind, gentle, and one of a kind. He knows how important your pet is to you, and will always give your pet what is in their best interests and yours. You will get the caring and compassion here that is missing from so many other animal clinics. Here, you and your pet aren't just clients. You are valued members of our own family.

Kindness is the Basis of Our Practice

The rest of our team is just as committed to the health and well-being of your pet as Dr. Jernigan. We are committed to educating you on how to keep your pets healthy all the time, at home, using excellent nutrition and exercise. We understand that the best animal health begins at home, and want you to know that, too. With excellent care at home, most pets should only need us for routine examinations and vaccinations, or the occasional illness or minor injury, the same as any other family member. We give you the tools necessary to create this scenario and make it a way of life for you and your pet.

And, we are a top veterinarian in the area. We stay on top of the latest innovations in veterinary medicine and technology, so your pet always has access to the best of everything. Whether you are coming in to get your pet a check-up or medication, care for an acute illness or a hip replacement, we do everything with the best equipment, the most up to date techniques, and the kindness and compassion both you and your pet deserve.

What to Do Next

Contact us today to make your pet an appointment at our full-service animal clinic at (336) 643-2229. Whether you have been here before, or are just getting established as a client, we are here to serve your every pet need. We understand your pets are your family, and we treat them just as well as we would treat our own cherished family members, so you can be confident they are always in excellent and trustworthy, expert hands with us. We are looking forward to meeting you and welcoming you to the Animal Hospital at Lake Brandt family.


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Feedback from our clients

  • "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