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AAHA Accredited

As certified pet medical experts, our staff is dedicated to discovering the root of your pet’s health concerns. We aim to provide top-quality customer service backed by exceptional pet care.

Experts of Pet Wellness

Our high standards enable us to provide the devoted care that your pet deserves. We know trusting your pet’s health with a stranger can be difficult, which is why we make our best effort to get to know our pet parents and patients on a more personal level. We implement diagnostic imaging alongside laboratory services to provide pet parents with a well-defined diagnosis. Should a veterinary emergency occur, we make our best effort to see pet patients promptly and provide care as soon as possible.

Education

As a veterinary practice, we know that by providing our pet parents with a thorough understanding of numerous pet conditions, we are empowering them to make more informed decisions regarding their pet’s treatment. Through comprehensive exams and investigative practice, we can express our concerns about your pet’s health and propose a knowledgeable solution.

AAHA Accredited

AAHA-Accredited Hospital since 2005: Champions for Excellent Care

We are an AAHA-accredited veterinary hospital. That means we hold ourselves to a higher standard. Pets are our passion, and keeping them healthy is our #1 priority. At the Animal Health Clinic, we strive to deliver excellent care for pets, because your pets deserve nothing less.

Learn more about AAHA accreditation and why our accreditation is important to you and your pet. Visit aaha.org/petowner.

A Positive Experience

Our veterinary office focuses on treating the issue at hand but doesn’t neglect additional health concerns a pet may be exhibiting. Our knowledgeable, friendly staff is here to provide a comprehensive medical examination while making the experience enjoyable.

If your pet is overdue for their annual wellness exam, schedule an appointment today. Catching medical concerns before they develop opens your pet up to further treatment options that could save their life!

Certified Cat Friendly Practice

A Certified Cat Friendly Practice since 2012

We understand that bringing your cat to the veterinarian can be a stressful experience for both you and your cat. We are devoted to providing the best care and positive experience for you and your cat.

Our Promise to You and Your Cat:

  • Our premises are of a good clinical standard.
  • Our staff are knowledgeable about and understand cats.
  • Our staff have a gentle, caring and empathetic approach to handling cats.
  • Our practice has a cat friendly waiting room and examination room.
  • Our practice has the ability to hospitalize cats in a comfortable setting to meet their unique needs.

Our practice has participated in the American Association of Feline Practitioner’s (AAFP) Cat Friendly Practice Program to help achieve these goals. The program was created to help practitioners address the wide range of unique feline needs in a veterinary practice. We are dedicated to being cat friendly in both the physical environment of the practice and the way in which medical care is delivered. Our staff is passionate about feline friendly handling and committed to continuous feline training and education.

Blue Ridge Veterinary Blood Bank

Blue Ridge Veterinary Blood Bank

A BRVBB donation site since 2011

Your dog could save a life!

Healthy donors are needed to give blood for the many dogs who need it. A single donation can be used to save up to 4 lives, because the blood can be separated into two components, red blood cells and plasma. The components are given to patients suffering from anemia, injury or disease.

How long will it take?

The blood collection process, an almost completely painless procedure, will take about 10-20 minutes. Your pet will not be sedated and only a small percentage of his or her blood will be donated.

How often can my pet donate?

Dogs can donate blood without any issue as often as every 3 weeks. You will only be asked to come in every 5-7 weeks. Red blood cells are replaced over 21 days and plasma in the blood is replaced in about 48 hrs.

How will this benefit my pet?

  • Every pet is given a physical examination before each donation
  • Each pet’s blood type is determined in their initial screening.
  • A free Blood Chemistry Profile, Complete Blood Count (CBC) and a Heartworm test is performed annually.
  • Each pet is tested for Lyme, Ehrlichia, and anaplasmosis. Certain groups of dogs are tested for other communicable tick borne illness.
  • Brucella testing (once for neutered dogs and yearly testing for intact dogs)
  • For each unit of blood donated, a donor is eligible to receive free blood or plasma should illness or injury ever warrant its use.
  • Each pet receives an BRVBB identification tag which identifies the dog as a blood donor, and can be traced through the BRVBB if the owner cannot otherwise be located
  • Each pet receives an BRVBB bandanna identifying the donor as a life saver
  • Various free pet health and nutrition giveaways
  • And plenty of dog treats before and after each donation
  • Featured throughout the year on our social media channels ( life saver bragging rights!)

How can my dog become a blood donor?

Contact the Blue Ridge Veterinary Blood Bank at 1-800-949-EVBB or 540-338-7387 or visit their website