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Coastal Carolina Animal Hospital

Wilmington, NC 28412
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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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College Road & Carolina Beach Animal Hospital

Wilmington, NC 28412
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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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Dineen Animal Hospital

Wilmington, NC 28403
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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.

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Leland Veterinary Hospital

Leland, NC 28451
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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.

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Pleasure Island Animal Hospital, PLLC

Carolina Beach, NC 28428
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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.

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Port City Animal Hospital

Wilmington, NC 28409
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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.

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Porters Neck Veterinary Hospital

Wilmington, NC 28411
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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.

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River Road Animal Hospital

Southport, NC 28461
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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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Rocky Point Animal Hospital

Rocky Point, NC 28457
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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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Surf City Pet Hospital

Surf City, NC 28445
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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.

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The Sound Cat Veterinary Hospital

Wilmington, NC 28411
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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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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How much do veterinary assistants/technicians make?

A: Veterinary assistants typically earn about $13.75 an hour, or $28,590 per year. Vet technicians, on average, make $17 per hour, or $35,320 per year for full-time employment.

Q: What do veterinary technicians do?

A: Vet technicians serve many roles in the clinic. They act as surgical nurses, lab and radiography technicians, and supervisors to veterinary assistants. Technicians also meet with pet owners and usually provide the initial exam of their animal. They can administer vaccines and medications, but are not allowed to write prescriptions or provide a diagnosis without veterinarian approval.

Q: What do veterinary assistants do?

A: Vet assistants help veterinarians and technicians with their daily tasks, set up equipment, and clean key areas of the clinic, such as kennels and operating rooms. There are certification programs for vet assistants, but most are trained for these tasks on the job.

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