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Bear Creek Veterinary Hospital

20492 NC HWY 73

Phone: 704-986-0000

Fax: 704-986-0016

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Dr. Amy Jordan

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.

#TFTVT (Tales from the Vet Truck) Volume Four: Holiday Blues

By |December 31st, 2019|

Large animal veterinarians know all too well that holidays
are often interrupted with emergency calls. 
Thanksgiving and Christmas are known for large family gatherings with
large meals, but they are also known for cold weather.   Before I hired my first associate, I was a
solo practitioner and I worked every

Thanksgiving and Christmas for 7 years with no break.  It was a given that I would be called out at
some point during these holidays. 
One Thanksgiving in particular, my mother-in-law came to visit for the
week.  She remarked that she wouldn’t
mind going on a few calls with me, if I got any (If I […]

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    How the Opioid crisis is affecting Veterinary Medicine and your pets….

How the Opioid crisis is affecting Veterinary Medicine and your pets….

By |December 31st, 2019|

The severity and longevity of opioid abuse in society has
caused a ripple effect in the veterinary world and will continue to be a
problem for some time.   The purpose of
this article is only to shed some light on the complications we deal with every
day and will likely have to deal with in the near future in veterinary
medicine.

There have always been regulations, guidelines, and the
proverbial hoops to jump through surrounding the use of controlled substances;
but, new and tighter restrictions are being introduced.  It is very difficult to keep up with the new
rules as they seem to be popping up daily. 
One of […]

#TFTVT (Tales from the Vet Truck) Volume 3: Car Seats in the Work Truck

By |October 1st, 2019|

You’ve heard me say it before, large animal medicine takes
its toll on family time.   Many large
animal veterinarians are female.  So,
what happens when you have a little one and you have to go on a call….? You
take them with you!  I know I am not only
veterinarian that has had a car seat in the back of their vet truck.  I can think of several times Josh went with
me on calls.  I never really liked having
to take him though.  I always felt like I
could not effectively divide my attention between him and my clients or
patients.   However, I must say, my
clients never […]

CBD Oil, Veterinary Medicine, and Your Pets

By |October 1st, 2019|

CBD oil is such a popular supplement out there today that
many humans are trying on themselves.  It
is a short step to see those humans also trying it out on their pets.  Wildly popular for its claims on almost
anything from cancer to anxiety, if there is an ailment, then someone is going
to recommend CBD for it.    I have
received a lot of questions about CBD oil in my patients and if they can use it
for various problems.  There is a
clear-cut answer for veterinarians currently, but it is not one my clients like
to hear.  I wanted to take some time to
explain the […]

Tough decisions…

By |April 26th, 2019|

I never envisioned myself at this point in my life or career doing what I am now doing. To say it has been a journey with unexpected turns and surprises, ups and downs, is probably the biggest understatement of the century. Those of you that follow me personally...

#TFTVT (Tales from the Vet Truck) Volume 2: Equine Plastic Surgery

By |April 3rd, 2019|

I love to put things back together.  This is one aspect of veterinary medicine I
love more than most, which is good I guess, because horses seem to love to hurt
themselves.  Over the years, I have sewn
up a lot of horses.  There have been some
memorable ones.  You see, when horses
hurt themselves, they do it in dramatic fashion.  I have archived lots of pictures over the
years that I should probably not show without a serious warning to their
graphic content.   This article could be
pages and pages but here are just two examples…

One of my clients called one very hot summer afternoon and
asked […]

Online Shopping

By |April 3rd, 2019|

We live in a very web-based society…a time where nearly
everything is found online. 
Pharmaceuticals are no different.  
The bygone era of buying everything from your veterinarian is long since
over.  That is ok.   From a practice owner’s perspective, I do
not mind clients purchasing medications from other resources.  I do however mind when clients are sold
counterfeit products with no safety or efficacy to back up their look alike
façade.   As the owner of Bear Creek
Veterinary Hospital, it is not my practice philosophy to turn a profit from
primarily the sale of preventions and other retail items.  Even reoccurring prescription medications can
be outsourced most of the […]

A word or three about heart worms:

By |April 3rd, 2019|

In our area and throughout the South, heartworms are a
year-round problem.  Though it is a
common conversation we have in the clinic, it is still a conversation we keep
having.  There are still a lot of
misconceptions floating around out there.  
This is not meant to be a technical article full of long names and terms
that most people have no idea what they mean.  
I want this to be the kind of conversation I have in my exam rooms every
day. 

First, let’s start with the most common misconception I hear
daily.  Your dog IS exposed even if he
does not live outside. I see dogs on […]

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    It’s that time of year again, is your Coggins test up to date?….

It’s that time of year again, is your Coggins test up to date?….

By |March 1st, 2019|

When the weather turns warmer, people get the bug to go ride their horses.  Many of those that enjoy trail riding, will often travel to lovely places away from home like Morrow Mountain, Uwharrie Forest, or H. Cooper Black. 

Morrow Mountain

Veteran trail riders know that this also means it is time to make sure your Coggins test is up to date.  For those that do not know what a Coggins Test is, let me explain.  This test is for a disease called Equine Infectious Anemia or EIA.  The federal and state governing agencies dictate that horses moving off the […]

Hit By Car: Three Dreaded Words

By |March 1st, 2019|

This is a traumatic occurrence both emotionally and physically.  Unfortunately, it is also a common occurrence.  So common that we refer to it by its acronym, HBC, rather than saying those three dreaded words.  Dogs and Cats do not have the mental capacity to equate getting in the road with ‘I might get hurt or killed.’  They will often chase prey into the road or simply run head long into traffic without so much as a care in the world.  We see devastating effects from these encounters of dog meets truck.  Common injuries include fractured limbs/pelvis, spinal trauma, lung […]