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  • Five Secrets to a Well-Adjusted Puppy
    Did you know that puppies develop a big part of their adult personality by 16 weeks of age? It’s true and if you want a happy, well-adjusted dog for a Read more
  • Packing on the pounds
    Unfortunately, it is not uncommon during the winter months to have the conversation of weight loss with many of my clients for their pets. There is this natural trend of Read more
  • What's that bump?
    At the Animal Hospital at Lake Brandt, we know that as dogs and cats get older it is very common for them to develop lumps and bumps. These growths can Read more
  • Make NO bones about it
    I will never forget the Christmas of 2015. All was well, stockings had been passed around, and gifts had been unwrapped including the dog’s special treats. This year they had Read more
  • Cold Weather Safety Tips for Pets
    The first snow of the season came early this year in North Carolina. With the cold weather and frozen precipitation come special considerations for keeping your pet healthy and happy. Read more
  • Happy Veterinary Technician Appreciation Week!
    Happy Veterinary Technician Appreciation Week. I am thankful to say that here at the Animal Hospital at Lake Brandt, we have some of the hardest working, most passionate, and skilled veterinary technicians that are 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
  • 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
  • Top Flea Myths Debunked
    Fleas are one of the most common parasites affecting cats and dogs. More than just an itchy nuisance for your pet, these little buggers can spread disease, cause severe allergic reactions and 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
  • 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
  • Beaver Fever on the Rise in Summerfield
    What the heck is beaver fever? Beaver fever is the common term for the illness caused by the parasite Giardia lamblia. Giardia is a microscopic organism that causes mostly gastrointestinal symptoms. Read more
  • Antifreeze Poisoning in Cats and Dogs
    Though the weather has started to turn a bit cooler, August is not typically a month in which veterinarians see cases of anti-freeze poisoning. However, in the last two weeks the doctors Read more
  • 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
    Gastric Dilatation and Volvulus (GDV), sometimes known as bloat, is a common condition that occurs in large breed dogs. The bloating occurs when the stomach overfills with gas. The stomach 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