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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What are your office hours? When are you open?

Our hospital facility is currently open Monday,Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 7:30am to 5pm; Tuesday we stay open later until 6:30pm and Saturdays from 8am to 12noon.

Daytime and after-hours emergency fees apply to clients that want their animals seen without an appointment or after regular business hours.

Remember we are available for after-hour emergencies outside these times.

Do you Board or Groom?

Unfortunately not at this time.  We do not have sufficient space in our hospital to allow for excess kennels.  We need all of our available space for sick or surgery patients as they are our priority.   We can provide you with referral options for grooming and boarding kennels upon request.

What vaccinations are required for my animal?

All animals have different needs, however, ALL dogs, cats and ferrets are required by NC Law to be vaccinated for rabies.  Livestock are not required to vaccinated except under certain circumstances, but all horses and pet livestock (not chickens) are strongly recommended to be vaccinated every year with an approved vaccine by a licensed veterinarian.  NC law allows for a 3 year tag to be issued to dogs and cats if certain criteria is met otherwise the vaccine is only considered current for 1 year.  Stanly County (and most all counties) require the rabies tag to be worn by dogs and cats at all times.

Other recommended vaccines are based on the species and risk level associated with your environment.  Please email or call to ask our staff what your animal may need for your individual situation.

Can you euthanize my pet at home?

Yes, we can.  This is a service that we have been offering to our clients since 2006.  Lets face it, this is a hard time for owners and pets of all varieties.  It is never an easy or pleasant decision, but one that is made in the best interest and unselfish love of a valued member of our four-legged family.  Sometimes it is difficult or impossible to move the animal without causing undue pain.  Also it is just made easier by having the animal in familiar surroundings, surrounded by loved ones.  We can come to your home,livingroon,  backyard, basement, or even your favorite shade tree.  Our intent is to alleviate suffering and ease the animal over the rainbow bridge and make the good-bye process as low stress as it can be made.  We can even arrange for our cremation service with Good Shepherd to come and pick the animal up at home if you choose to have them cremated.  Yes, even horses.   Our friendly and understanding staff members are available to answer your questions and help make the necessary arrangements.  Just give us a call.

Do you bill? Can I pay later?

Unfortunately, the answer is no.  Our practice policy is that payment is due when services are rendered.  We do however, accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover and Care Credit along with cash or checks.  We do not accept Blue Bird checks or American Express.

Some long standing hospitalizations will necessitate a deposit be left at the beginning and then paid in full when the animal is picked up.

How to I make an appointment?

You can email us at vet@bearcreekvet.net, but by far the most effective way to schedule an appointment is to call our office (704-986-000) and speak to one of our receptionist staff members.  They are more than happy to answer your questions and find the earliest and most convenient time available to get you seen.  Understand that emergencies take priority and sometimes an appointment may need to change to accommodate a very sick patient.  We thank you for your understanding in this matter.

What do I do when there is an emergency?

Day or night, in the event of an emergency, call us at 704-986-0000.  If it is after-hours, you will be prompted by the voice mail to choose between an non-urgent question that will be returned the next business day (#1) or to be directed to the doctor on call for an urgent call back (#2).  When you press #2, the call is diverted to the cell phone of the doctor on call and you will need to leave a message for them.  They will call you back as soon as possible.  Keep in mind they may currently be working with another emergency and unable to answer the phone immediately.  Rest assured they will get back to you as soon as they are able.

Can you come to my home for an appointment?

Farm or house calls are scheduled the same as in-clinic appointments.  The doctor is given a time to be at your home or farm on a specific day.  We arrive with our mobile unit (the Truck) hopefully fully stocked with the anticipated needs for your appointment.  It is important that you be as specific as you can when scheduling the appointment of your needs so that the doctor can be as prepared as possible when they arrive.  We all hate to arrive at our destination and realize that we do not have what we need.  Some things cannot be performed in the field and must be scheduled in the clinic (aka most surgeries).   Our doctors have laptops complete with all the records as the main facility and a printer in the truck for quick and professional invoice printing.   We can even swipe your credit card in the field for easy and convenient payment processing.  Sorry we don’t take American Express.