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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Equine Endoscopy

Diagnostic imaging plays an essential role in the accurate diagnosis of a variety of conditions in our equine patients. With our state-of-the-art 3 meter endoscope, we are able to obtain images and samples that help us more accurately diagnose and treat many disorders. Endoscopy allows us to assess conditions affecting the equine upper airway, […]

Awareness of Equine Diseases

We all want to stay on top of outbreaks that can affect our animals and with today’s digital world it’s becoming easier and easier to do. Merial has launched a website focused on notifying horse owners about disease outbreaks in and around a certain geographic region and you can take advantage of it to […]

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Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA)

What is EIA?
This disease is something most horse owners only know in relation to the test we use to identify the disease, aka Coggins test. That term is thrown around quite a bit but it surprises me how little people actually know about this disease. If you own horses then you should familiarize yourself […]

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Metabolic Syndrome: Cushings and so much more…

What is Metabolic Syndrome?
There are several diseases and multiple combinations of those diseases that can comprise metabolic syndrome. The main three are Pituitary Pars Intermidia Dysfunction (Cushings disease), Type II Diabetes/Insulin Resistance, and Hhypothyroidism. They can occur individually or in combination with each other.
First let me give you some background information on each disease […]

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Strangles (Streptoccous equi var. equi)

What is Strangles?
The disease commonly known as “Strangles” is an upper respiratory disease caused by the bacteria Streptoccocus equi var. equi. This bacterium is not a normal inhabitant of the respiratory tract. Bacteria are shed into the environment via nasal secretions or abscess material. Exposure often occurs when a horse comes into contact with […]

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Colic

General Information about Colic
Colic is simply defined as abdominal pain. It is often a sign of a serious medical/intestinal problem. Abdominal problems causing colic are the most common reason for doing surgery and the most common cause of natural death in horses. Colic pain does not point to a specific cause and can have […]

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Winter Weight Loss

Why does my horse loose weight during the winter?
It can be difficult for some horses to maintain good body condition through the winter. Many factors can contribute to the weight loss like poorer quality hay/forage available, bad teeth or missing teeth, and really cold weather. The bottom line is a negative calorie intake. The […]

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Equine Asthma (COPD or Heaves)

Whatever you call it,  Equine Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), or Heaves it’s BAD.
General Information
This inflammatory airway disease has had quite a few names.  It was originally called “Heaves” due to the the heaving of the chest and abdominal muscles working very hard to move air.  Then they changed to  it to Chronic […]

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Equine First Aid Kit

These following items are recommended to keep on hand as a first aid kit in your barn and/or in your horse trailer:
Vetwrap 2 rolls
Quilt/Cotton leg wraps
Bandage scissors
Betadine Solution 2%
Triple Antibiotic ointment
Saline eye wash
Hoof pick
Icthamol
Epsom Salts
12 cc syringes
35 cc syringes
18ga. 1 ½” needles
20ga 1 ½” needles
Exam gloves
* Phenylbutazone
* Flunixamine (Banamine)
* These products are available by […]

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Recurrent Uveitis

General Information
This condition, also known as “moon blindness,” is the main cause of blindness in horses. The uveal tract, consisting of the iris and adjacent structures, is the main blood supply of the eye. Toxic, immunologic and/or infections agents in the blood damage the blood vessels of the eye and then can indirectly affect […]

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