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Bear Creek Veterinary Hospital

20492 NC HWY 73

Phone: 704-986-0000

Fax: 704-986-0016

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About Dr. Amy Jordan

Amy grew up in a small farming community near the Outer Banks. After graduating from Manteo High School she went to NC State University where she graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor degree in Animal Science in 1998. She went on to Vet School at NC State where she graduated with her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 2002. Then in April of 2006 she decided the time was right to start her own practice with the intention of providing quality medicine and service to the community.

New Hours of Operation and Paperwork Procedures

By |January 1st, 2022|

Changes to be aware of:

As of December 1st, we changed our office hours to Monday through Friday 8-5pm.  We are currently not open on Saturdays. 

We structured our doctors’ daily schedules in a more compact arrangement to allow for more same day sick appointments.  These appointments are not allowed to be scheduled until the opening of that day.  These are still limited and fill up quickly.  The draw back to this appears to be that once all these same day sick appointments fill up, it is more difficult to impossible to add more to the schedule.  You may also find […]

COVID-19 Changes Within the Clinic

By |January 1st, 2022|

Covid updates: 

Stanly County has seen a great increase in the number of cases of Covid and Bear Creek has specifically felt this wave.  We have several employees that have tested positive and are out recovering.  One of our family members is seriously ill and, in the hospital, fighting this illness.  Due to this uptick, we are reinstituting some stricter control measures to keep our staff and clients as safe as possible.  Afterall, if we are out sick, we cannot help your pets.  These protocols will be effective immediately and apply to ALL regardless of vaccination status. 

We are reinstituting curbside […]

#TFTVT Volume Twelve: Scary Places

By |January 1st, 2022|

As a large animal veterinarian, on call emergencies are part of the gig.  Especially late at night.  I have often been called out at night to some very sketchy locations.   Honestly most of them turn out to be nothing serious, but you really do not know that until after the call is over.   Those accustomed to country life are no strangers to dirt or gravel roads, railroad crossings, creeks, rickety bridges, and dilapidated buildings.  Those per se do not bother me, but when you start getting combinations of these and throw in some serious warning signs, then I get […]

Separation Anxiety in Dogs

By |November 1st, 2021|

My colleagues and I whole heartedly agree that it seems we are having the discussion about separation anxiety a lot more frequently that we used to.  Owners are requesting more and more assistance with their dogs because of this condition. 

It may go without saying but, it’s the dogs that are suffering from separation anxiety. The cats are just glad you are finally giving them some peace and quiet. 

It also seems that we are seeing more patients daily that are not the easiest to handle and do not feel comfortable out in public around people that are not […]

Change is Inevitable

By |November 1st, 2021|

EFFECTIVE DECEMBER 1, 2021

I feel sure you guys are getting tired of hearing about the struggle we are facing by being short staffed with veterinarians.  Trust me, probably not as tried as I am of being short on veterinarians.  I speak for all of us at Bear Creek when I say that we all agree with you that things need to change. 

We are still searching for new veterinarians to join our team.   There truly is a shortage of veterinary staff across the country.  Fewer people are staying in the profession and those that are in the profession and sticking […]

#TFTVT Volume Eleven: The Really Good Ones

By |November 1st, 2021|

In the past I have spoken about clients that were difficult.  Let me talk about the clients that make this job worth doing.  People talk about why they got into a specific field; and, in veterinary medicine, people always say that they really love animals.  I get it, so do I.  However, for me it was more than animals.  I got into veterinary medicine because of the people.  People that I want to help.  I have been blessed on many occasions with wonderful clients coming into my life.  They became more than clients.  They became friends and family to […]

NEW COVID POLICIES (August 7, 2021)

By |August 7th, 2021|

A note from the Hospital Administrator:

Due to the sudden rise in COVID cases here in Stanly County, now classified as the Delta Variant which is 6x more contagious and cause more severe symptoms which often lead to hospitalization in the most common cases, Bear Creek Veterinary Hospital is in the process of enforcing new policies to ensure the safety of our staff and clients so that we can allow our doors to remain open and provide you with service during this time while also maintaining a healthy environment.  These processes may take effect as early as Monday morning, and […]

TO ALL OF OUR CLIENTS

By |July 1st, 2021|

Hello Bear Creek Family!

2020/2021 has provided Bear Creek Veterinary Hospital with many challenges in scheduling as well as  staffing.  Every single patient and client is very special to us, therefore we felt it was necessary to write to each of you and keep you updated on various issues and solutions we are experiencing on a day to day basis.  BCVH has prided itself in the relationships we have built over the last 15+ years and we will continue to work to earn the trust you have placed in us.  That means face to face conversations and decision making. 

During a […]

#TFTVT Volume Ten: “Emergencies” I have been called out on…just two for now

By |July 1st, 2021|

“Puncture wound” on a horse:  I had a client call in a panic and demanding that I come out right away for her pony that appeared to have a puncture wound on the top of her rump.  Anything other than “I am on my way” was going to be unacceptable.  When I arrived on the farm, the owner directed me to the pony and pointed out the puncture wound.   The pony is very fluffy, as most ponies are during the cooler months so there was a decent hair coat present.  I see the abnormal hair that was stuck together […]

#TFTVT Volume Nine: Summer Calvings

By |July 1st, 2021|

Working as a large animal veterinarian in the summer has its challenges.  Much like other jobs that are outside, the weather plays a huge factor in how you do your job.  In this case, not only your comfort or ability comes into play, but the animals’ as well.  Heat stress and heat exhaustion can be deadly to livestock and horses.  Cattle are overly sensitive to this in most cases, and you often have to schedule appointments for them early in the morning to avoid causing undue stress or even death.  Most cattle producers in the south avoid breeding their […]