New Patient Center

Your Summerfield Veterinarian New Patient Center

Welcome to the New Patient Center of your Summerfield veterinarian. This is where you will find everything you need to help you get started as a member of our animal clinic family. Here, we have online forms you can fill out before coming in for your first visit, information about our practice, a virtual office tour, and information on what you can expect at your first visit. Once you have explored this page, you will feel totally comfortable adopting us as your preferred family veterinarian. We look forward to you joining us.

Doctor holding a cat and a dog before treatment.

Our Practice and Your First Visit

Our practice is headed by an experienced, compassionate veterinarian and a dedicated staff of technicians, assistants, and office personnel. We have the latest in veterinary technology and always stay on top of the most recent innovations in veterinary medicine. This means your pet will always have access to the best of care regardless of whether you are coming in for surgery or a regular checkup. Not only that, we pride ourselves on treating your pet just as if they were one of our own. We understand that your pet is your family, and the bond between you is deep. We respect that in everything we do. After all, the family is the most important thing in the world, and your pet is part of that.

At your pet's first visit, we will get the basics of your pet's health at that time. This means weighing your pet and taking other vital statistic measurements. We will then use this information as a baseline for future visits, to let us know if your pet's health has gotten better, worse, or stayed the same, and in what ways.

After the initial examination and tests, we will recommend any services your pet may need right away, such as vaccinations, spaying or neutering, medicine for fleas and/or ticks, or a change in diet. Once those are out of the way, we will recommend a schedule of visits, usually annually for young, healthy pets, and maybe more often for pets with health issues, or elderly ones. And, of course, we will give you our contact information and let you know you can call us to make an appointment to bring your pet in any time you need to between the regular checkups.

What to Do Next

Explore our New Patient Center, become comfortable with who we are and what we can offer you and your pet, then call us to make an appointment for your pet's first visit with us. You will be so pleased you chose us as your pet's primary health care provider. Once you experience the difference between our practice and a standard veterinarian's office, which is a whole world of compassion and kindness, you will know you never need to look elsewhere for the best pet health care in North Carolina.

We are looking forward to meeting you and welcoming you to the Animal Hospital at Lake Brandt family. Get ready for a joyous journey of optimal health for your pet. Contact us today! We can be reached at (336) 643-2229.


Find us on the map

Office Hours

Our Regular Schedule


7:00 am-6:00 pm


7:00 am-6:00 pm


7:00 am-6:00 pm


7:00 am-6:00 pm


7:00 am-6:00 pm


7:30 am-12:00 pm




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