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Bear Creek Veterinary Hospital

20492 NC HWY 73

Phone: 704-986-0000

Fax: 704-986-0016

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COVID-19: Thoughts from Dr. Jordan

By |April 1st, 2020|

Photo Credit: U.S. Department of State https://www.state.gov/coronavirus/

I myself am personally very desensitized to anything else
that comes across my newsfeed or email that has more to do with Covid 19.  I get inundated with so many vendors, support
companies, insurance brokers, etc. telling me how they can help or news
agencies updating me on the current numbers. 
The last thing I wanted to do was add to the barrage other people, my
clients, were having to endure.  However,
my husband requested that I try to address the current concern still held by
many that animals are a concern with the spread of Covid 19.  

I do not […]

#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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Exam Room Conversations: Parvo Virus

By |March 1st, 2019|

This is a dirty word in most veterinary clinics.  We often refer to Spring as “Parvo season”, but only because we seem to have many parvo positive cases this time of year.  There really is no season that is related to weather, it is most likely due to the many litters of puppies being born in the spring of the year.  I want to break this down into a very simple explanation about this horrible disease.  Parvo is a nasty virus that strikes the immune system and intestinal lining.  It presents with vomiting, bloody diarrhea and lethargy (weakness). 

Not […]

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    In-House vs. Reference Lab Testing (including benefits of both)

In-House vs. Reference Lab Testing (including benefits of both)

By |February 1st, 2019|

One of the major progressions in veterinary medicine is the
ability to perform more specific and accurate laboratory testing.  This is of utmost importance when your pet is
ill, but is also needed for routine wellness screenings, pre-anesthetic
evaluations, and monitoring response to therapy.

As you may know, we are able to perform many laboratory
tests ‘in-house.’ This means that we can obtain results the same day that your
pet is in the clinic. We do this by using microscopes, blood machines, and
urine analyzers located in the hospital laboratory area. Examples of different
in-house tests we perform include: complete blood count, full blood chemistry
and electrolyte analysis, […]

Interpreting Dr. Google

By |February 1st, 2019|

We live in an age where
information, good or bad, is readily available at our fingertips with the
emergence of tablets, smart phones, computers, etc. This seems to have further
perpetuated the number of home remedies people try, prior to bringing their pet
in for something alarming. Home remedies have always been around; but, with
Google and other search engines and blogs, it seems that sometimes pet owners
prolong treatment by a veterinarian because something at home may have helped
temporarily (or didn’t help), but trying it prolonged the time for the animal
to get proper care for an ailment. Whether we verbalize it to you or […]