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. Ann Yowell

About Dr. Ann Yowell

Dr Ann Yowell graduated Summa cum Laude from Morehead State University and in 1985 graduated with honors from Auburn University School of Veterinary Medicine. Dr Yowell is our resident “cat lady”and is diligently working toward making our practice an official “Feline Friendly” one.  Her experience and calm personality make for an awesome addition to our clinic.

Diabetes in Small Animals

Diabetes is a common condition that occurs in dogs and cats.   It is more common in older pets; but it can occur in any pet, at any age, and even during pregnancy.  It is not curable, but it is manageable.   With proper treatment, diet, and exercise, diabetic pets can live a long, happy life!

Diabetes […]

Arthritis from a Medical Standpoint

Osteoarthritis, also known as arthritis or degenerative joint disease, is the most common cause of chronic pain in dogs and cats. Dogs are often affected by  arthritis in the later stages of their lives. One in five dogs will develop arthritis and 90% of cats that reach 12 years of age have arthritis.

Dogs are more prone […]

Feline Nutrition

Cats are very opinionated about their food and many of their food preferences are formed in their first year of life.  So, if you have a kitten, now is the time to get them used to different types of food – semi-dry, dry and wet.  But if you have an adult, there are still […]

Overweight Pets

Many times, we don’t notice that our pets have gradually put on some extra weight until they start slowing down.  More often than not, it is someone else who notices that weight gain such as the groomer, a friend, or the vet before we notice it ourselves. That extra weight your pet may be […]