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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 Ten: “Emergencies” I have been called out on…just two for now

By |July 1st, 2021|

“Puncture wound” on a horse:  I had a client call in a panic and demanding that I come out right away for her pony that appeared to have a puncture wound on the top of her rump.  Anything other than “I am on my way” was going to be unacceptable.  When I arrived on the farm, the owner directed me to the pony and pointed out the puncture wound.   The pony is very fluffy, as most ponies are during the cooler months so there was a decent hair coat present.  I see the abnormal hair that was stuck together […]

Dear Bear Creek Family

By |April 1st, 2021|

I am writing to inform you that I will be resigning from my role as an associate veterinarian at Bear Creek Veterinary Hospital as of May 31st, 2021.

If you did not already know, Bear Creek Veterinary Hospital is the first clinic I have worked at since graduating from veterinary school in 2017.  I initially moved to this area and started to gain experience practicing as a mixed animal veterinarian, but quickly found my niche working in the hospital with cats and dogs. I have learned so much during my time here, and I am so thankful for the past 4 […]

Should I get my pet Spayed or Neutered and if so, at what age?

By |April 1st, 2021|

This is a much debated and frequently asked question.  It is also with many possible answers.  Honestly, there are many factors that go into
this decision and there is no one absolute answer.  I will, however, discuss some factors and
reasons why one should do so and when.

Let me start by saying the age at which it is recommended
that an animal be spayed or neutered is a case-by-case evaluation of
environment, breed, purpose of use, and disease prevention.  All these factors go into a sort of risk
assessment analysis and we come up with a recommendation. 

There are many opinions about this topic […]

#TFTVT Volume Seven: Understandings and Connections

By |January 1st, 2021|

There are animals that we meet that are deemed special.   For whatever reason you seem to have a
connection or an understanding that others may not have.   Often, for me, that seems to be the ones
that no one else understands.   Most
people see them as misbehaved or difficult.

There have been several over the years that really stand out
to me.  Since this is a Tales From the Vet
Truck, I will highlight one encountered in my large animal career. 

I had the pleasure to serve as veterinarian to many talented
horses and wonderful owners.  One such
horse was a Tennessee Walking horse named, Susie.  […]

#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 […]