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Best Veterinarians in Wilmington

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Wilmington Veterinarians on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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Wilmington, NC 28411

Why choose this provider?

The Sound Cat Veterinary Hospital is a Wilmington veterinary clinic. Services at the cat care center include ultrasound, radiology, comfortable exam rooms, an in-house laboratory, dental surgery, and diagnostic tools including digital radiography and Doppler blood pressure testing. Cat boarding is also available in spacious condominiums, and The Sound Cat features a large conference room as well, which can be used for veterinary seminars and client educational programs. The center is an AAHA-accredited hospital and regularly lists cats in need of a home on its Adoption Center website page.

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4.0
Yelp
4.0 / 5 (9)

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Wilmington, NC 28412

Why choose this provider?

Coastal Carolina Animal Hospital has been providing veterinary services to the Wilmington area for almost 20 years. The team seeks to enable all pets to have healthier and happier lives via routine care and exams, deworming, declawing, trauma repair, orthopedic corrections, nutrition plans, microchipping, vaccinations, dental services, surgery, and spay and neuter. Treatments are also available for conditions such as kennel cough, fleas and ticks, eye infections, vomiting, and urinary tract infections. Pet owners can call to schedule an appointment or fill out an online form, and Coastal Carolina offers 24-hour emergency care as well.

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4.8
Google
4.8 / 5 (105)
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (12)
Yelp
4.0 / 5 (7)

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Wilmington, NC 28412

Why choose this provider?

College Road & Carolina Beach Animal Hospital has been a veterinary center in Wilmington for over 30 years. Owners can bring their pets to the office for immunization and wellness care, nutritional counseling, behavioral medicine, surgery, laser surgery, and dental care. Clients also have access to emergency care, digital radiology, acupuncture, radioactive iodine treatment, and ultrasound as well as house calls, bathing, grooming, and boarding. College Road is an Accredited Business of the BBB with an A+ rating, and the owner is a member of the American Animal Hospital Association.

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1.5
Yelp
1.5 / 5 (18)

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Southport, NC 28461

Why choose this provider?

River Road Animal Hospital has been a Southport veterinary center since 2007. The clinic is known for compassionate care, continuous education, and top-notch customer service with services including digital radiology, ultrasound, ultrasonography, endoscopy, therapeutic laser, orthopedic and soft tissue surgery, dermatology, and opthalmology. The hospital employs the only University of Pennsylvania Hip Improvement Program (Penn-HIP) certified veterinarian in Brunswick County and also cares for exotics and wildlife animals. Boarding services are also available for dogs,cats, and exotics, and the principal veterinarian graduated from North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine.

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4.6
Google
4.6 / 5 (225)

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Rocky Point, NC 28457

Why choose this provider?

Rocky Point Animal Hospital has been a veterinary clinic serving Rocky Point pet owners for 10 years. The center is known for top-quality care and reasonable fees with a range of services including orthopedic and soft tissue surgeries by a board certified surgeon for everything from fracture repair to hernias and mass excisions. Rocky Point also provides an online patient portal, laser therapy for pain, chronic conditions, and post-operative pain, home delivery of medications, and HomeAgain microchipping. The owner received her DVM from NCSU College of Veterinary Medicine

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4.4
Google
4.4 / 5 (164)
Facebook
4.4 / 5 (64)

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We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
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Leland, NC 28451

Why choose this provider?

Leland Veterinary Hospital has been caring for pets in the Leland area since 1991. The state-of-the-art animal clinic provides treatments for dogs and cats including dental care, diagnostics, grooming, microchipping, pain management, pharmaceuticals, preventative health, senior care, ultrasound, and surgery. Pet owners can shop online for medications and prescriptions and have access to a convenient pet portal as well to manage their loved ones' health directly online. The owner is a former President of the North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association and chairman of the American Veterinary Medical Association Judicial Council.

Reputation:

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4.6
Google
4.6 / 5 (279)
Facebook
4.5 / 5 (16)
Yelp
3.5 / 5 (9)

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Carolina Beach, NC 28428

Why choose this provider?

Pleasure Island Animal Hospital, PLLC is a veterinary center serving the Carolina Beach community. The team seeks to treat patients via prevention and offers wellness exams, early disease detection, vaccinations, flea, tick, and heartworm prevention, general procedures, nutritional counseling, microchipping, surgeries, and emergency care. Pets also have access to oral cleanings, oral surgery, laser therapy, spays and neuters, and digital radiography. Pet owners can read all bios for veterinarians at the clinic as well as for hospital staff, and Pleasure Island is open every day except for Sunday.

Reputation:

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4.8
Google
4.8 / 5 (121)
Facebook
4.7 / 5 (69)

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We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
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Surf City, NC 28445

Why choose this provider?

Surf City Pet Hospital brings over 20 years of veterinary experience to Surf City pet owners. The full-service animal care center offers surgery, laser surgery, dental care via a Registered Dental Technician, in-house radiology, in-house laboratory, and preventative care. An online pet portal can be used to track animals' health, and an online pharmacy is also available with food and medication deliveries made directly to patients' homes. Surf City treats vacationing pets and is proud to house Purrfect Pet Adoptions, which was founded by the owner.

Reputation:

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4.0
Yelp
4.0 / 5 (6)

Professionalism:

We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
5.0
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Wilmington, NC 28409

Why choose this provider?

Port City Animal Hospital is a Wilmington veterinary clinic. The center provides emergency care five and a half days a week, state-of-the-art technology, blood work, digital x-rays, diagnostics, treatments, surgery, dental care, and on-site grooming, and pet owners can conveniently purchase needed pharmaceuticals and healthy dog food as well. The chief veterinarian graduated from the NCSU School of Veterinary Medicine where he twice served as Student Chapter President of the American Veterinarians Association and as a member of the Dean's Advisory Council.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
4.1
Yelp
4.0 / 5 (8)
Facebook
4.7 / 5 (1)

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We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
3.8
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Website
Wilmington, NC 28411

Why choose this provider?

Porters Neck Veterinary Hospital has been providing veterinary care in Wilmington since 1999. The family-owned group is owned by a husband-wife team and offers wellness and parasite prevention, vaccinations, surgery and diagnostics, boarding and bathing, and technician services. Health certificates, microchipping, and euthanasia services are also available as well as a walk-in clinic every Saturday. The hospital was named a Readers' Choice Family Favorite in 2016 by Wilmington Parent Magazine, won Best of 2015 from Encore Magazine, and has been an Accredited Business with the BBB since 2008.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
4.7
Google
4.7 / 5 (191)
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (81)
Yelp
4.0 / 5 (23)

Professionalism:

We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
5.0
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Wilmington, NC 28403

Why choose this provider?

Dineen Animal Hospital has been a Wilmington veterinary clinic since 1988. The center has decades of combined experience and provides a range of veterinary services including allergy treatments, health checks, online pharmacy, a diagnostic laboratory, dental care, vaccinations, eye and ear care, and spay and neuter. Pet owners also bring their loved ones in for senior care, surgical procedures, and ticks and fleas.The owner is a former program chairman and vice president of the NC Academy of Small Animal Medicine as well as a former member of the NC Veterinary Medical Association Board.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
3.5
Yelp
3.5 / 5 (12)

Professionalism:

We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
5.0
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FAQs

  • Introduction

    If you're a pet owner, you're probably familiar with companion animal veterinarians. This type of vet is a general practitioner who provides preventative care, diagnosis, treatments, and surgical services for dogs, cats, and other common pets. Some vets specialize in the care of exotic animals, including birds, reptiles, amphibians, and pocket pets. There are veterinarians for livestock and large animals, too. These vets focus on providing care for cattle, horses, pigs, and other animals on the farm.

    Veterinarians can choose to specialize in areas such as nutrition, oncology, cardiology, and many others. The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) currently recognizes more than 40 fields of study and 22 veterinary specialist organizations nationwide.
  • How often should I bring my pet in for an exam?

    This depends on the age of your pet. Ideally, puppies should have their first vet visit between six to eight weeks old, and kittens should see the vet within one week of bringing them home. Healthy adult animals need a checkup once per year. Vets recommend two exams per year for senior pets (age 10 and up).

  • What are the benefits of having my pet spayed or neutered?

    Aside from preventing unwanted pregnancy, sterilization has other benefits for pets. Spayed females won't go into heat, and they have a lower risk of developing ovarian cancer and mammary gland tumors. Neutering males reduces aggressive behavior, territorial marking, and roaming urges. It also eliminates the possibility of testicular cancer and can reduce the chance of prostate disease.

  • Should my pet be on heartworm medication?

    Dogs are very commonly affected by heartworm disease, so they should be on medication to prevent it all year long. Heartworm preventatives are available as topical “spot-on” medications, monthly chewable pills, and injections that are given every six to 12 months. Heartworms are less common in cats, but preventative medication is still recommended.

  • How often should my pets be vaccinated?

    In general, puppies and kittens need several types of vaccines every three to four weeks until they're 16 weeks old. Depending on the vaccine, your pet might need a booster shot every one to three years. Pets that are indoors-only may require fewer and less frequent vaccinations.

  • Are you supposed to brush your dog’s or cat’s teeth?

    Poor oral hygiene can lead to dental disease in animals as young as two to three years of age. To help prevent this, vets recommend that you brush your pet's teeth at least two to three times a week. Dogs and cats should also have a professional dental cleaning once per year.

  • Is it safe for my cat or dog to be vegan?

    According to the ASPCA, cats need a diet that's high in protein and taurine, which can only be found in meat and other animal products. They also struggle to digest carbohydrates from plants. Dogs can eat plants, but it's difficult to provide adequate nutrition for them on a vegan diet.

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