AHBC is a full-service animal hospital. Our core services include wellness visits, senior care, behavior consultations, dentistry, surgery, lab work, grooming, radiology, and more. In 2018, AHBC was nominated by an amazing pet parent to the Pets Best Insurance “My Vet’s the Best” Contest. Get the details. And in both 2017 and 2018 we were voted the neighborhood favorite vet by local members of Nextdoor. Find out what our pet parents say about us.
Put Your Pet in Good Hands
AHBC pet parents deserve the very best. Please explore everything we do.
Wellness Visits. The best way to treat a problem is to catch it! The most important part of your pet’s wellness visit is the full physical exam. We call this our “nose-to-tail time.” Find out why preventative care is the key to wellness.
New Pet Visits. Congratulations—getting a new pet is exciting! There is a lot to know about caring for your newest family member. At AHBC we take the time to discuss crucial care. Find out what to expect at your new pet visit.
Senior Care. We understand senior care can be overwhelming. Many senior pets have a combination of medical and behavioral issues. Your senior pet deserves good quality of life, which requires specialized attention. Find out how we are here to help you and your senior pet.
Behavior Consultations. Behavior issues pose a frustrating challenge for even the most patient pet parents. We can help. The key is to get to the bottom of what’s really going on. Find out how behavior counseling helps you learn how to listen to your pet.
Cat Whispering. Is your cat driving you crazy? We can help! Dr. Goetz speaks cat. At a home visit, she will figure out exactly what your cat is trying to tell you—and then solve the problem. Learn about Dr. Goetz’s cat whispering services.
House Calls. Introducing our newest service: house calls! On Wednesday afternoons, Dr. Goetz will come to you and your pet in northeast Raleigh or southeast Durham. She can perform wellness or sick visits. This special service is just another way we go above and beyond. Get the details on house calls.
Help by Phone. Too busy for a house call? Or perhaps you don’t want to bring your anxious pet to the vet until you get more information. Introducing behavior consultations by phone! For both cats and dogs, and both current and new patients. Get the details on Dr. Goetz’s phone consultations.
Personalized Parasite Protection. Protecting your pet from heartworms, fleas, ticks, and intestinal worms is crucial to good health. Based on your pet’s lifestyle, we work with you to determine and customize the best preventatives. Your pet deserves a personalized protection plan. Learn how customized care is what we do best.
Dentistry. Dental disease is extremely common in pets—and it is can be dangerous and painful. We perform dental cleanings and extractions regularly. It’s one of our core services. Read our in-depth article about Oral Assessment, Treatment, and Prevention.
Surgery. We use the safest anesthesia drugs and state-of-the-art equipment. In our sterile surgery suite, a skilled vet nurse monitors your pet constantly. Learn more about our standards of surgery care.
Anesthesia Monitoring. At AHBC, we do something special. We designate a skilled vet nurse to monitor your pet’s vital signs under anesthesia during the entire procedure. Anesthesia always carries a certain degree of risk. That’s why we practice the best medicine. Learn more about our comprehensive anesthesia monitoring.
Diagnostic Lab Work. We are proud of our in-house laboratory, where we can conduct comprehensive tests quickly and efficiently on state-of-the-art machines. Our lab is just another way we offer the best care. Find out more about in-house testing at AHBC.
Pharmacy. We offer a fully stocked in-house pharmacy and an extensive online pharmacy for your convenience. We guarantee all medication, food, and preventative products from both our in-house and virtual pharmacies. Learn more.
Grooming. We believe in pampering the whole pet! We offer a variety of customized grooming services: a simple sudsy bath to full shaves and everything in between. Lots of regulars love their spa days at AHBC. Meet our groomer and see all our grooming options.
Boarding. We offer boarding services to current AHBC pet parents whose pets are up to date on vaccinations. We look forward to seeing our regulars! We take care of boarding pets like they were our own. Learn about our boarding policies and procedures.
Radiology. Radiology is a valuable diagnostic tool that helps us assess your pet’s internal organs, detect and prevent illness, and discover the presence of a foreign body. We take high-quality digital radiographs in our designated x-ray room. Learn more about our full-body radiology services.
Electrocardiography. Heart disease is common in pets. An electrocardiogram, or EKG, is a completely non-invasive procedure that provides essential information about your pet’s heart health. Find out more about our in-house EKG services.
Permanent Identification. Thousands of beloved pets go missing every year: a helpless, hopeless feeling for their pet parents. Microchipping is a simple, safe, painless way to ensure your lost pet is reunited with your family. Find out how we microchip your pet—and why it’s so important.
Nutritional Counseling. A good diet is one of the best things you can do to keep your pet happy and healthy in every stage of life. Nutrition can be a complex topic. A nutritional consultation will determine the optimal diet for your pet’s age, lifestyle, and health. Find out how diet makes a world of difference.
Saying Goodbye: Hospice Care and Euthanasia. Saying goodbye to a beloved pet is the hardest thing a pet parent has to do. We know you have questions and difficult decisions to make. Our goal is to ease your concerns and, above all, keep your pet from pain and suffering. Learn more about the importance of end-of-life care.