Rosie came to Animal Hospital at Brier Creek through Hart-2-Heart Rescue, a wonderful nonprofit organization based in Greensboro that has partnered with Dr. Goetz for many years to save unwanted, neglected, or abused little dogs. Rosie had been abandoned at an apartment complex.

When Dr. Goetz first met Rosie, the poor Pekinese could barely breathe. Her nasal openings were so small (called stenotic nares) she could not take in enough air. The tissue on the roof of her mouth was also so long it covered the opening to her windpipe (called an elongated soft palate).

Dr. Goetz spayed Rosie and performed surgery to correct her breathing problems as soon as possible. Rosie had a difficult two-week recovery before she was finally able to breathe with ease.

When Rosie first came to AHBC, she could not run or play. Today she is our professional greeter and lovable fur baby! She gets lavished with treats and attention at our weekly team meetings. Rosie loves to dress up in cute costumes, prance around with her squeaky toys, and chase her adopted Pekinese sister, Daisy.


Slick is a 15 year old Maine Coon cat. He was diabetic and a very high maintenance sort of fellow. He came to us from a pet parent who felt like they could not give him the attention he deserves. He is no longer diabetic ! Slick brightens everyone’s day each and every day. He catches his catnip mice and meows proudly until we tell him how special he is and pet him. He tells us when it is time to eat beginning about an hour before meal time. He is fed an all canned high protein low carb diet 3 times daily. Slick is our patient advocate. Whenever he hears any patient making upset noises, he comes running (well with his arthritis, he walks fast) and has to meow and check on the patient until we assure him everything is ok. Slick has been a true blessing to this hospital and is loved by all.