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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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 […]

Heat Stress/Stroke and Your Pet

As we enter the months where the temperature and the humidity start to rise, we as veterinarians become more concerned about heat stress and heat stroke in pets. We will focus mainly on dogs as they tend to experience heat related problems more than cats, however the information below is also true for cats. […]

The INS and OUTS of Renal Dysfunction in Cats and Dogs

When talking about renal dysfunction or kidney disease it is very important to first understand exactly how the kidneys function. Their main functions are to: filter blood, process and eliminate excess protein waste into the urine, maintain red blood cells and balance the body’s electrolytes, water, and acids. That’s a heck of a lot […]

Anxiety in Your Pets

Animal behavior is a very interesting subject and there has been a vast amount of research focused on better explaining the ‘normal’ and ‘abnormal’ actions of our domesticated animals.

It is important to note that ‘behavior’ is influenced by several components, including genetics, environment, and life experiences.  When diagnosing an animal with a behavioral disorder, […]

Nutritional Aids for Arthritis

Like their two-legged human owners, our four-legged friends very commonly suffer from aching joints. From research date, we know that arthritis affects more than 20% of adult dogs and likely affects a much higher percentage of geriatric animals (typically those over 7 years of age).  Arthritis is also more common in large and giant […]

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 […]

How to Reduce Stress at the Vet

When it comes to taking your pet to the vet, there is a degree of stress that can be involved.  For most people, this is a once a year event and the thought of taking their cat or dog anywhere is stressful.  This is because their pets are not used to going anywhere other […]

Small Animal Food Allergies

One of the most common issues seen today in dogs and cats is allergies, which can be divided into 3 categories: flea allergies, seasonal/environmental allergies, and food allergies. Food allergies are the least common but often the most frustrating type of allergy to diagnose and control.

Food allergy or more appropriately named adverse food reaction […]

Coming Soon, Chiropractics!!

The Scoop on Chiropractic

With only two more sessions of training until I’m certified in Animal Chiropractic, I’m excited to offer this service to our patients starting in June!  I’d like to take this opportunity to give you a few examples of things that can cause your animal to have problems with the spine.

June Bug […]

Pet Emergency Medicine

While veterinary emergencies are stressful for pets and their owners, this guide may serve to help better prepare you and alleviate some of the worry should your pet experience a medical emergency. Please note that this is strictly a GUIDE, and is NOT intended to serve as specific veterinary medical advice or treatment for your […]