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Bear Creek Veterinary Hospital

20492 NC HWY 73

Phone: 704-986-0000

Fax: 704-986-0016

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#TFTVT Volume Six: Help Me Help You!

By |October 1st, 2020|

Help me help you!

This is probably one of my favorite stories to tell about doing large animal medicine in the field. 

I do not remember the exact time of year this incidence occurred, but it was cold.  This happened when it was just me and one employee. I recall that we were bundled up in many layers and insulated coveralls.  They keep you warm but do not allow for quick and agile movements.  It was likely late fall or winter as it was also calving season. Literally that was it.  We rode around in the truck together and answered […]

#TFTVT Volume Five: Close Calls Part Two

By |July 1st, 2020|

An “Oh Shit Moment”

When in the course of performing my duties as a large animal
veterinarian, there have been many times that I have been injured.  Fortunately, none have been too serious.  By the Grace of God, I am certain most
instances I have walked away unscathed when I should have in all likelihood
been trampled or ground into the dirt like a very ripe tomato. 

There is one particular situation that I recall quite
vividly that I would like to make the subject of this tale.  It involves working a group of cattle.  This was, by all definitions, a fairly
ordinary group of […]

Bear Creek Amid the Myriad of Upheavals

By |July 1st, 2020|

I will be up front in saying that most things at Bear Creek
have not really changed much in terms of our daily routine.  We have continued to see patients and perform
surgeries.  We are allowing people in our
lobby, and yes, we wear face masks; but otherwise, we are still plugging right
along.  To say we have been busy is a GROSS

I would love to have at least two more doctors to share the
case load and meet the demand, but they are no where to be found these
days.  Trust me I have tried. 

We are being inundated with demands from clients […]

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 Five: Close Calls Part One

By |April 1st, 2020|

As some of you might have already deduced, large animal medicine can be hard on the body.  Farm work in general is dangerous because of the equipment and unpredictable nature of animals weighing over 1,000lbs.  Throw in the need to work up close and personal with these rather dangerous entities can lead to some hairy and hair-raising situations. 

I thought you might enjoy some of those stories.  I got to thinking which stories would be entertaining enough to write down and quickly realized that there were more than I could reasonably fit in one quarterly newsletter.  I decided to […]

#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

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 […]

#TFTVT (Tales from the Vet Truck) Volume 3: Car Seats in the Work Truck

By |October 1st, 2019|

You’ve heard me say it before, large animal medicine takes
its toll on family time.   Many large
animal veterinarians are female.  So,
what happens when you have a little one and you have to go on a call….? You
take them with you!  I know I am not only
veterinarian that has had a car seat in the back of their vet truck.  I can think of several times Josh went with
me on calls.  I never really liked having
to take him though.  I always felt like I
could not effectively divide my attention between him and my clients or
patients.   However, I must say, my
clients never […]

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 […]

#TFTVT (Tales from the Vet Truck) Volume 2: Equine Plastic Surgery

By |April 3rd, 2019|

I love to put things back together.  This is one aspect of veterinary medicine I
love more than most, which is good I guess, because horses seem to love to hurt
themselves.  Over the years, I have sewn
up a lot of horses.  There have been some
memorable ones.  You see, when horses
hurt themselves, they do it in dramatic fashion.  I have archived lots of pictures over the
years that I should probably not show without a serious warning to their
graphic content.   This article could be
pages and pages but here are just two examples…

One of my clients called one very hot summer afternoon and
asked […]