10500 Little Brier Creek Lane, Raleigh, NC 27617 | (919) 544-2226


We are a hometown family business where pets and pet parents get the best care and compassion. AHBC is where pets are family!

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We offer wellness visits, dentistry, surgery, senior care, lab work, behavior consultations, and more.

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For the second year in a row, Nextdoor members voted us "favorite vet" in several local neighborhoods! Thank you.

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Monday: 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday: CLOSED
Wednesday: 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Thursday: 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Friday: 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Sunday: CLOSED

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Pet Parent Testimonials

"We have received the best care possible for our fur babies. Everyone there is so helpful, friendly, courteous. It truly feels like a family."
–Gladys & John, 3/27/19

"I liked the fact you had a private place for us to wait for our ride home."
–Linda, 3/25/19

"Maggie was very fearful. We really appreciate everyone’s patience with her!"
–Leslie, 3/22/19

"Kaley and I have not received such great service since her initial vet in Northern Virginia retired back in 2008. I believe Kaley will live a healthy and long life with your care. Thanks so much!"
–Peg, 3/14/19

"Bailey and I were very impressed with our first visit. Bailey developed a crush on Gabby instantly. He really liked the notebook for senior dogs, and the water and treat were very nice as well. I don't recall a time he has been given as much attention as he received. We were both very comfortable and felt the staff really cares."
–Janet, 3/14/19

"We love taking our pups here. Very caring staff. Keep up the great work."
–Wanda & James, 3/10/19

"Thank you for taking Kip in such an emergency situation. The front desk agent, the nurse, and the doctor felt compassionate as well as professional. We appreciate it so much."
–Jaeun, 3/5/19

"My cat was very feisty, and everyone was very patient with her!"
–Ashley, 2/23/19

"They let us drop Tucker off early so we could get the kids to school on time! They called us when he was ready and again the next day to check on him. Kara, as always, did a fantastic job on his hair, and implemented my notes from the last cut perfectly. We're so, so pleased and can't wait for his next trim! He smells and looks like a million bucks!"
–Jim & Whitney, 2/23/19

"The binder with Leo's name on the front was a really special touch. I also really appreciated that when Dr. Goetz left the room, she left catnip, treats, and toys for Leo. Those little special touches really make a difference. All in all a great experience!"
–Sarah, 2/21/19

"Makes you feel welcome. Molly got excellent care from Gabby and Dr. Goetz."
–Cathy, 2/20/19

"They’ve been great with my pup. Easy to get in if something is wrong, and everyone loves Stella and treats her, and me, well!"
–Layne, 2/18/19

"Great staff! Dr. Goetz, Dr. George, Jennifer, Terese, Percy: All have taken exceptionally good care of my fur babies. I would not take my pets anywhere else! Thank you!"
–Lindsey, 2/18/19

"My initial appointment was great. I learned more at this visit than I did at any other practice. I asked so many questions, and they took their time. I have also been here on emergency; Percy, the most amazing receptionist, had me come straight in, and I was seen immediately. I overheard him tell another person it would be a bit of a wait because an emergency just came in. This proved to me their communication is unlike any other. At my previous clinic, I had to go to another clinic because their schedule was full for the day! This practice is a gem."
–Amy, 2/18/19

"My fur babies are in good hands! Buffy was given a high-quality exam and treated well by staff. Percy is always cheerful and helpful."
–Barbara, 2/16/19

"Everyone is so helpful and friendly and takes excellent care of my three cats."
–Nicole, 2/14/19

“My first visit was amazing. I learned a lot. Dr. Goetz was very personable. She broke everything down for me to understand since I'm a new pet owner.”
–Tyler, 2/7/19

“Kara is a great groomer, and it was very convenient being able to get what Desiree was due for with Dr. George. I also always enjoy seeing Percy!”
–Jackie, 2/4/19

“So happy with the care the AHBC team gives to my puppers!”
–Michelle, 2/4/19

"Fantastic! Everything was great! Customer was wonderful, and everyone was very attentive to our sweet furry kid!"
–Elizabeth & Austin, 1/31/19

“We are so incredibly lucky to have Dr. Goetz and the AHBC staff taking care of our cats! Your patience, kindness, care, and understanding over all these years are deeply appreciated.”
–Erin, 1/23/19

“I love this hospital! Excellent people!”
–Svetlana, 1/22/19

“Dr. Goetz and her team were so sweet to our cats. Dr. Goetz followed up with me via a lengthy email and phone call. I was so appreciative!”
–Shirley, 1/15/19

“I absolutely love Animal Hospital at Brier Creek! The customer service is amazing, and the staff is very kind and always accommodating! I only trust Kara with grooming my dog.”
–Kristen, 1/9/19

“Dr. Goetz is always so thorough. We never feel rushed. It’s as though we have her undivided attention and Rosie is the only patient. We’ve needed a couple of urgent/emergency visits, and AHBC has accommodated us every time. So much so that Dr. Goetz gave me her mobile number, and we were texting after hours about how best to care for Rosie! ”
–Monica, 1/6/19

“Great experience. I feel so cared for and comfortable at each visit. We recently moved to the area, and I am so grateful I found you.”
–Karen & Bill, 12/19/18

“Everyone is professional and friendly. We are made to feel welcome. Molly was given excellent care by everyone. And I really appreciate the follow-up phone calls.”
–Cathy, 12/18/18

“Compassionate, professional, obviously love animals: They are generous with their time and will answer every question thoughtfully and thoroughly. They have supported my pets and me in times of deep sadness, and times of joy.”
–Mary, 12/1/18

“I loved that I could register my cats to be new patients online. It was so quick and easy, and I loved that Percy emailed me the next day to ask if I wanted to come in for an appointment. I also love that you give out medical record binders. It shows your office is organized and helpful, especially to first-time pet parents. Lastly, our two visits with Dr. George and the staff were excellent! Everyone was knowledgeable and caring. They also gave me advice on feeding, litter, and health issues. I can’t thank you guys enough!”
–Kimberly, 11/29/18

“Best vet we've had.”
–William & Carolyn, 11/25/18

"Staff is excellent, very friendly with my animal."
–Andrew, 11/7/18

"Excellent facility, excellent service. My dog can't wait to go back. Highly recommended."
–Michael, 10/18/18

"A certain four-legged baby is very, very excited to receive such quick and amazing veterinary care like that of AHBC. A cracked tooth was the culprit in making her not eat or drink recently. Oral surgery is scheduled the 27th. Feeling blessed at AHBC!"
–Kelly, 9/13/18

“The team at Animal Hospital at Brier Creek has been nothing but friendly and informative. We began taking our rescue here in July. He's quite the nervous fellow. They were so gentle with him! Friendly, patient, kind. He recently had to have dental work. The team was incredibly loving; they sent me a photo of him post-surgery so I knew he was okay and even called the next morning to make sure he was still doing well. It makes me feel good knowing they care about my Murphy as much as I do!”
–Amy, 9/6/18

"Kara did the best job she's ever done with Tucker this week! He looks fantastic! She is so good with him. Kind, loving, sweet: And she takes feedback seriously. Best hair cut he's ever had!"
–Whitney, 8/10/18

"BooBoo and Buffy had their first visit today. The vet and staff were thoughtful, thorough, and kind. My fur babies and I were treated well. We left knowing they will always receive excellent medical care!"
–Barbara, 8/6/18

“You can tell they love animals so deeply! On my first visit Stella and I were seen by a nurse and the vet. They gave her Goldfish crackers with peanut butter, which she thoroughly enjoyed. They also did a full exam; the price is totally fair and reasonable. I’ve been super happy here!”
–Layne, 7/20/18

"They care with their heart about every animal."
–Sabine, 7/17/18

"Paloma is currently snoring at my feet. I wouldn’t trust most vets with my pet rock. I trust AHBC with my baby because you again and again prove to amaze me. Y'all are forever the best!"
–Kelly, 7/14/18

"My dog needed emergency surgery because he swallowed a golf ball. I took him there around 5 p.m.; they close at 5:30. [Dr. Goetz] did the surgery anyway, and everyone who worked there stayed past 8:30. During the surgery they found something else wrong with my dog that could have eventually killed him. She fixed that as well, and I still didn't pay the full estimate they previously gave me. Everything was very fair price, staff was great, and they have complimentary drinks and snacks while you're waiting."
–Will, 5/19/18

"Always the best experience for my cats. Dr. Goetz is so good with them, and so are the nurses and techs. They are fast, efficient, and usually on time. Love coming here."
–Melissa, 4/6/18

“I've been taking my dog, Honey, to Animal Hospital at Brier Creek since 2007. Wow...11 years! It was a choice of convenience back then because we lived in Brier Creek. But we haven’t stopped going, even when we moved to Durham. It’s worth the 25-minute drive to know Honey is in good hands!”
–Megan, 2/26/18

“We've been taking our dog, Owen, here for a little over a year. Great staff: friendly and honest. Definitely recommend!”
–Steven, 2/20/18

“I have been taking my dog, Kirby, to Animal Hospital at Brier Creek since they opened. I can't say enough good things about them. Kirby has terrible skin issues. Dr. Goetz worked with me until we found a medication that works. Kirby is now doing great, thanks to Dr. Goetz. The staff are all very caring, professional, and attentive. I know Kirby gets the best quality of care.”
–Brenda, 2/6/18

“I've been bringing my two cats here for nine years. This office is amazing. The entire staff gives your animals a lot of dedicated time and work hard to make sure your animals stay healthy.”
–Jim, 1/19/18

“Dr. Goetz and staff have always been focused on what is best for our dog, Ryleigh. In the last 10 years, we have found the practice continually centered on promoting the health of pets as family members. We have always felt respected as customers. The wellness plans have also been instrumental in helping us budget for and maintain regular vet services.”
–Alycia, 1/9/18

“So friendly and helpful! Thanks to the amazing staff!”
–Brianna, 12/26/17

"My son was killed in a car accident this past September. The other day his beautiful Pit bull, Blue, was shot; Blue's wonderful mom, Allison, took him to Animal Hospital at Brier Creek. You can see his story on their Facebook page. They have been absolutely wonderful with Blue. In my opinion, they are angels. Thank you to each and every one of you for helping take care of Blue. He is so very special.”
–Cindy, 12/21/17

"Blue is doing a lot better! I can't tell y'all how much pain it would have caused me to lose him. The fact that everyone was willing to be there for him means the world to me. I love you guys!"
–Allison, 12/19/17

“Although I was only picking up medication, I was treated with friendliness and warmth.”
–Betsy, 12/15/18

“I was very pleased with the staff at AHBC. Everyone was kind and friendly to me and my pet. I would recommend Animal Hospital at Brier Creek to anyone new in town looking for a vet.”
–Terri, 12/15/17

"Just switched to Animal Hospital at Brier Creek and couldn't be happier. Everyone was extremely nice and VERY knowledgeable. After just one visit it’s clear the difference between here and my last vet is night and day. I would highly recommend to everyone.”
–Brooke, 12/6/17

“We have been seeing Dr. Goetz and her amazing staff for 11 years. You and your pets will be treated like family! They are knowledgeable and compassionate. We couldn’t imagine seeing any other vet!”
–Heather, 11/29/17

“My cat is having issues with swollen paws. The vets and nurses all treat him like one of their own fur kids! They have flexible scheduling and talk me through their thought process and treatment options. AHBC will be a part of my fur kid’s family for life!”
–Tara, 11/21/17

“I am new to the area and just adopted a senior cat. I saw the great reviews online for Animal Hospital of Brier Creek. It definitely lived up to my expectations! Everyone was so kind, and I really appreciated how they tried to make everything financially feasible.”
–Lauren, 11/18/17

“This clinic got rave reviews and has exceeded my high expectations. They take great care of T-Bone. It’s clear they truly care about their patients. Yes, even the cats! (My dog made me type that.)”
–Charles, 10/31/17

“Professional and experienced: They were very kind during our cat’s annual visit. They really go out of their way to make pets as comfortable as possible. Thanks!”
–Sarah, 10/24/17

“True animal lovers who care for your fur friend like one of their own. Marley loves going to the vet for extra treats and petting. Easy, flexible appointment times for a busy schedule as well!”
–Marissa, 10/4/17

“We highly recommend Animal Hospital at Brier Creek. The staff is organized, knowledgeable, and professional. Lucy receives lots of attention every time we have an appointment, board her, or come in for the doggy beauty parlor!”
–Jamie, 9/28/17

“I have carried my little Gigi to AHBC since she was 8 weeks old. Now she’s 6 and a half. Love Dr. Goetz, and all the staff. I would not be happy anywhere else. Everyone is very courteous and helpful.”
–Teresa, 9/16/17

“Finding the right care for our precious dog, Cookie, is a big deal for us. We are so happy with our choice of AHBC. The vet, staff and groomer, Kara, are wonderful! Cookie is so loved and always looks so beautiful after her spa day! Thank you all.”
–Kristina, 8/22/17

“We love the staff here! Everyone is so nice and attentive and thorough with my fur baby! They never mind answering all my questions, and are responsive to my electronic messages pretty quickly as well.”
–Barbara, 7/1/17

“The staff is very attentive to the dogs and the parents, from the minute I walk in to the minute I walk out. It's clear they love what they do! Also had an excellent experience with my boy getting groomed—he looked so handsome when I picked him up!
–Karen, 6/28/17

“As a first-time visitor, I called with an urgent request to have my cat’s eye looked at. I was told to be there in an hour, which was awesome considering the soonest anybody else could see him was tomorrow. They were thorough, gentle, and professional. For a last-minute visit the price was very reasonable. I am very pleased with my experience here.”
–Kathleen, 6/9/17

“After visiting some five veterinary facilities, finally found one that actually has a play-space for kids and staff who personally interact with them. What a relief! Very welcoming experience throughout, with all our concerns explained. Highly recommend!”
–Anju, 3/3/17

“I would never take my fur babies anywhere else. Dr. Goetz has an amazing bedside manner and a gentle presence. Ozzy and Brody are very different—the quality of their care is not. Dr. Goetz is also great with me. She breaks down everything I need to do and what to expect; she goes above and beyond most human doctors. I never have an issue getting an appointment, and the three of us are always greeted by name.”
–Crystal, 1/12/17

“BEST place in Raleigh. Very nice team and doctor.”
–Jessica, 11/3/16

“This place is wonderful. On my last visit, when I arrived at 5:15, they were expecting an emergency and still took great care of my dog. To my surprise, they called every day for a week after my visit to monitor my dog's health. They are amazing!”
–Angelica, 11/3/16

“Dr. Goetz and the staff were extremely caring, knowledgeable, and helpful. They gave us good tips for puppy training and grooming, written information about everything we discussed, and a binder for medical records and info. Extremely organized and thorough. We will continue to bring our pup here!”
–Liz, 10/13/16

“Dr. Goetz and her staff have always been thorough and honest, even in less-than-happy situations. When I had to put down my dog after 15 years, they were helpful and sympathetic. Months later when I got a new puppy, she was one of my first calls. She is a wonderful woman and a great doctor. She will be my choice for vet services for many years to come.”
–David, 9/29/16

"Dr. Goetz is the most thorough, attentive doctor I have ever known. Last year she accurately diagnosed my rescue Japanese Chin with a terrible yeast infection two other doctors had missed. I can tell how much she genuinely cares ABOUT my babies every time she cares FOR them. She really loves them, and they really love her right back. And so do I! Thank you, Dr. Goetz, for only hiring nice people, and, most of all, just for being you!"
–Chuck, 9/13/16

“Great bunch of animal lovers. Absolutely the best care my dog has ever received.”
–Betsy, 1/5/16

“Everybody there is so helpful and friendly. They really treat everybody like family.”
–Lisa, 11/10/15

“Vets, nurses, and staff are all awesome! I have been taking my dog, Kirby, there for over a year. They have done wellness check-ups and handled incidents of illness and injury. Scheduled appointments or emergency: They have been capable of accommodating. Many thanks!”
–Daniel, 9/19/15

“Dr. Goetz is the only vet who took my senior cat's health seriously, tested his blood pressure, and treated it. She called me personally to deliver the results. She has a fantastic kitty bedside manner. Dr. Goetz is the best.”
–Alkim, 9/3/15

“Dr. Goetz and her staff are absolutely amazing. They go above and beyond to make sure your pet is cared for second to none. They are kind, professional, and spend time with you to explain everything. Dr. Goetz performed multiple surgeries on my rescue Shih Tzu, Teddy. She gave me her home phone number in case of emergency. Of all the vets I have ever known, none has ever done this for me.”
–Angela, 12/29/14

“Best place ever. Thank you everyone for the love and care you gave Cameron.”
–Mary, 11/25/14

“We LOVE this place! We first discovered it when we moved to the area and our Shih Tzu was very sick. Dr. Goetz and her staff took excellent care of her. We now take our Min Pin and our newest rescue to Dr. Goetz. We would never dream of going anywhere else.”
–Ray, 11/14/14

“The staff is amazing and go over and beyond. The customer service and love they provide my four-legged family are exceptional. They always check in and follow up. I wish all doctors did this. Wonderful team. Thank you for all that you do.”
–Tina, 10/1/14

“We’ve been taking our rescue dog to AHBC since before his first birthday. Each visit has been professional and caring, not only to the pet but also to the owner. They make every effort to accommodate late-minute requests. Five stars for 1) immediate care, 2) prompt treatment follow-up, and 3) day-after follow-up... something we had not seen at our other vet.”
–T.S., 3/23/14

Hours & Location

Monday: 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday: CLOSED
Wednesday: 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Thursday: 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Friday: 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Sunday: CLOSED

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