Wide Variety of Services

We know that you don't always know the right terms to look for when trying to find care for your animal, especially when it's an emergency. Feel free to examine our service offerings below, but don't be discouraged if you don't see what you're looking for. Give us a call any time and our trained and professional staff will be right there to help you understand what your animal needs.

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.

Laminitis (Founder)

General Information
Laminitis (founder) is a painful condition characterized by inflammation of the blood vessel-filled laminae holding the coffin bone to the inside of the hoof. The term laminitis is a technical term used to describe the sudden onset of laminar inflammation, while the term “founder” is a lay term applied to the same condition. […]

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Lacerations and Wound Repair

General Information
A laceration is an accidental full-thickness cut through the skin. An abrasion is a scrape that damages the skin but does not penetrate the full thickness of the skin. To determine if a wound is an abrasion or a laceration, gently pull the wound edges apart. With a laceration, the underlying connective tissue […]

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Insect Bite Hypersensitivity

General Information
Various types of insects can cause skin problems in horses. Problems involving large, easily visible insects, such as deer flies, house flies, stable flies, horn flies, bot flies, mosquitoes and fire ants, are usually obvious. The extent of involvement of very small insects, such as lice, ticks, chiggers, mites and midges (no-see-ums), in […]

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Equine Castration (Gelding)

General Information
Castration involves surgical removal of the testicles. This surgery is usually performed one of two ways: standing under local, with sedation or under general anesthesia with the animal on its side (lateral recumbancy). The choice of how the procedure is performed is usually made based on the horse’s temperament, owner preference, veterinarian preference, […]

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Pregnancy, Foaling, and care of Newborn Foals

Early and Middle Pregnancy
In the early months of pregnancy, a mare requires only routine care.
Late pregnancy (During the last month):
Mares confined to a stall or another small area should be regularly given the opportunity for moderate exercise.
Feed the mare a complete balanced ration. Additional nutrition is necessary in the last several months of pregnancy […]

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