Best 29 Veterinary Clinics Hospitals in Swansboro, NC with Reviews -

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By: Katie J.
Swansboro Pet Care
They have that perfect small town feel. The vet really cares and is extremely knowledgeable, not only in veterinary medicine but also natural remedies. When I didn't want to give my dog drugs for the rest of her life, she had a natural, much cheaper remedy for me. I don't have to argue with her about anything like most vets; she always honors my wishes. She also cares about saving you money. When she recommends a medicine, she then lets you know the cheapest way to get it. When a procedure may be needed, she discusses all the pros and cons to include price and doesn't hold anything back. She's the most honest vet I've ever seen. I have annoyed many people because I always have tons of questions and what ifs. She patiently and politely answers every single one of them. When my dog had labs done, she actually took the time to bring me back into the lab to let me look through the microscope and explain everything to me. The care is very personal.I will have to move in a few months and I wish I could take her with me. I have a service dog who is my lifeline and I can't imagine having to trust her care with any other vet.ONLY downside is - because they are small - they don't have an on-call vet. But honestly, I'm so impressed with them I don't even care. I have the emergency vet number in Jacksonville (910-455-3838), so my plan B is covered.
By: Ashley M.
Swansboro Pet Care
Always take the time to answer all my questions. They truly care about my pets and give very affordable, friendly service. Wish they had an emergency line or vet on call that I could call.
Tips & Advices
Most 24-hour clinics do not allow owners to stay with their pets overnight. However, many do have specific visiting hours or will let owners see their pets at any point during the day. In addition, owners can call most clinics at any time for an update on their pet's well being.
  • Important phone numbers, especially those of the the veterinary clinic, the animal hospital or emergency clinic, and the poison control center
  • A book detailing pet first-aid steps
  • Copy of medical records
  • Nylon leash
  • Muzzle (only use if pet is not vomiting and has no difficulty breathing)
  • Absorbent gauze
  • Nonlatex disposable gloves
  • Scissors
  • Tweezers
  • Nail clippers
  • Digital thermometer
  • Sterile saline solution
  • Hydrogen peroxide (to induce vomiting only at the recommendation of a veterinarian
  • Milk of magnesia (to absorb poison only at the recommendation of a veterinarian)
Find a 24-hour animal hospital that provides emergency services within your area. Keep the facility's contact information in a place that's easy to locate, such as the refrigerator, address book, or smartphone. Most veterinary clinics operate on standard business hours and are not equipped to handle emergencies.
Veterinary clinics operate on a smaller scale than animal hospitals. The latter are more likely open 24 hours and provide emergency services. The former generally operate on typical office hours and only perform wellness exams and minor surgeries. Veterinary clinics also do not generally perform laboratory tests on site.
The specifics vary depending on the type of visit. For a wellness exam, bring:
  • Medical records
  • The type or brand of food the pet eats
  • Medication (including flea, tick, and heartworm medication).
If the animal needs medical treatment, the following may be helpful depending on the situation:
  • Fresh stool sample
  • Vomit sample
  • Video of the pet engaging in abnormal behavior
  • Substance the pet may have ingested

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