About Providing Excellent Care Since 2006

About Us

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 an animal hospital. This means we can easily take care of routine medical issues as well as complex issues that require lab work. Whether your pet needs surgery or vaccinations, we are here for you.

Our clinic and hospital is headed up by Dr. 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 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 home care, 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.

We are a top veterinarian center 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.

AAHA Accredited Veterinary Hospital

We are proud to be an AAHA accredited veterinary hospital, we take the health and well-being of our patients seriously and an AAHA accreditation keeps us at the forefront of the veterinary profession. This means we are held to stringent quality standards that encompass all aspects of veterinary medicine—from pain management and patient care to team training and medical recordkeeping—and are continuously updated to keep accredited practice teams at the forefront of the profession. To learn more about our AAHA accreditation, click here.

What to Do Next

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.

Contact us today to make your pet an appointment at our full-service animal clinic at (336) 252-2208.

Why Choose Us?

  • Long Term Supporters & Providers of the Local Rescue, Red Dog Farm
  • We Provide Full Service in One Location
  • We Are Dedicated to Provide the Finest Veterinary Care
  • We Are AAHA Accredited

Serving Your Pet's Every Need at One Convenient Location

Providing your pet with any service they may need, big or small, since 2006. We are here for you. Call us or schedule an appointment online. We are ready to help your pet feel better!

Meet Our Team

Dedicated To Your Pet's Happiness
  • Dr. Carolyn  Hennessey Photo
    Dr. Carolyn Hennessey

    Associate Veterinarian

    Dr. Hennessey has been an animal enthusiast all her life.  She grew up riding and showing horses at a young age.
  • Dr. Catherine  Smith Photo
    Dr. Catherine Smith

    Associate Veterinarian

    Born and raised in Greensboro, NC, Dr. Catherine Smith knew from an early age that she wanted to have a career in veterinary medicine. This passion only continued to grow as she continued down the educational path toward this goal.
  • Dr. J. Linwood  Jernigan Photo
    Dr. J. Linwood Jernigan

    Veterinarian, Chief Medical Officer, President

    Growing up in Whiteville, North Carolina, Dr. J. Linwood Jernigan’s home was within walking distance of a veterinary practice. In the seventh grade, Dr. Jernigan started working there.
  • Dr. Tess  Jordan Photo
    Dr. Tess Jordan

    Associate Veterinarian

    Upon entering college, Dr. Tess Jordan knew she wanted to get into the medical field and help patients, but she struggled to find her exact calling.
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