UPDATED COVID-19 RESPONSE 3-23-2020
We appreciate your understanding, support and patience as we are all working to keep our community safe and healthy during this challenging time.
Following the CDC recommendations, we will only be allowing Atlantic Animal Hospital ... Read More
In light of the emergence of COVID- 19 and the recommendations of the CDC, we want to do our part to ensure the safety and health of our employees, clients and their families while also making sure your pet's medical needs are met. Starting March 17, ... Read More
Grain-Free Diets and the FDA
Recently, the FDA issued an updated statement regarding it's ongoing investigation of dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) and it's possible association with grain-free diets.
At this point in time, we are not certain of the exact causal r... Read More
Stem Cell Therapy- Is my pet a candidate?
Stem Cell Therapy- Is my pet a candidate?
You are cordially invited to join us for our one (1) hour educational seminar on August 7th beginning at 7pm.
Atlantic Animal Hospital & Pet Care Resort and M... Read More
Laparoscopic Surgery is now available!
Laparoscopic surgery provides your pet with a minimally invasive surgical technique that offers a large range of benefits over traditional surgical techniques. Laparoscopic surgery requires only small "key-hole" incisions, which significantly reduces bo... Read More
Spring is near!
With Spring on the horizon, it is important to take inventory of springtime hazards that can affect your pets. From spring cleaning to Easter treats, make sure your pet is top of mind.
Easter Treats and Decorations
Easter Lilies, ... Read More
Caring for your pet's dental health
How often do you brush your teeth? Twice daily? Three times a day, or more? Now how about your dog's teeth, or your cat's? I'm guessing the answer would be considerably less, or maybe even not at all. You're not alone.
Periodontal ... Read More
Welcome to our new groomer!
We are pleased to announce that our new groomer will begin offering appointments next week!
Anna comes to Atlantic Animal Hospital and Pet Care Resort with over 10 years of grooming experience and a love of animals that drives her ... Read More
Atlantic Animal Hospital Receives Accreditation From AAHA
AAHA-Accredited Hospitals: Champions for Excellent Care
Did you know that accreditation for animal hospitals is voluntary? Surprising, isn't it? Nearly 60 percent of pet owners believe that their pet's veterinary hospital is accred... Read More
Grain-Free diets and what you need to know.
Your Diabetic Pet
While diabetes management is a challenge, with the right support from you, and the medical expertise of your veterinary care team, your pet can have a great quality of life. Here are Read More
National Kids and Pets Day is April 26th!
National Kids and Pets Day is a fun day to celebrate the special bond that is held between our pets and kids. It also reminds us what pets can teach our children as they grow up. Here are some great reminders of positive child/pet interactions and some good dos and do nots for reference. <... Read More
National Kids and Pets Day is April 26th!
National Kids and Pets Day is a fun day to celebrate the special bond that is held between our pets and kids. It also reminds us what pets can teach our children as they grow up. Here are some great reminders of positive child/pet interactions and some good dos and do nots for reference. ... Read More
Featured Testimonial- December 2017
I received a recommendation to take my two new puppies to Atlantic Animal Hospital. The citizens of my NC town are blessed to have quite a few excellent vets to take our dogs to and for that I am very grateful so when selecting a new vet as I am also new to the area I went off of a recomm... Read More
Worms are for the birds!
Intestinal Parasites are gross! 1 in every 10 dogs in North Carolina tests positive for an intestinal parasite each year. These parasites can cause your pet to have diarrhea, vomiting, lethargy, just to name a few... So what do you do and how can we help?
Due to the ... Read More
Safer Holidays for your pets!
Planning for the holiday guests to arrive?
Don't leave your pet's needs out of the agenda. Pet Parenting choices are different for everyone and the last thing you want is guests encouraging negative behaviors, letting your arthritic canine jump for toys, or table scraps makin... Read More
Pet Pictures with Santa!
Pet pictures make the best holiday cards. Come get your pet's pictures (or the whole family's) with Santa and benefit an amazing cause!
Enter our Pet Halloween Costume Contest!
Cats vs. Carriers
Although your cat may think a carrier is a medieval form of torture, they are actually important safety devices. These are just a few reasons you should keep your cat in a carrier when they have to leave your home:
1. Keeping your cat in a carrier when traveling keeps them from ... Read More
Parking lot repairs!
On Friday, July 21st we will be having some repairs completed to the artificial turf area of our parking lot. This will require the blocking of several parking spaces and parts of the side walk. We apologize for any inconvenience you may experience and appreciate your patience while we co... Read More
How Canine Influenza affects your pet!
Recently, you may have heard about Canine Influenza Virus affecting animals in North Carolina. From this recent outbreak, there have been two confirmed Canine Influenza (CIV) related deaths in North Carolina. Both of which were in the Eastern part of our state. We recommend any pets that freq... Read More
Blueberry Spa Treatment now available!
Give your pet a premium SPA experience...
Lavish Shampoo to enrich your pets' coat
Nourishing conditioner to soften the fur and help detangle ... Read More
Hairy Situations- Tips from the Grooming Table (1)
When is it okay to shave down a double coated breed? Unless requested by a vet, I would say never! A dog's undercoat serves an important role in its health and well being. I will go through steps on how to maintain your dog's undercoat and how it's important for a dog.
Most ... Read More
Home dental care success!
February is National Pet Dental Health Month! To celebrate, and encourage improved dental health for your pet, Atlantic Animal Hospital offers 15% off your pet's dental procedure this month only! You will get the best dental care for your pet, a take home kit to help you with ... Read More
The Pearly White Club Inductees
Here are a few before and after photos of some of the pets who have improved their dental health this month! While we take a month to promote dental health, it is a year-round commitment to improving the lives and health of your pet. Dental care does not stop after we clean your pet's teeth.... Read More
Get the best dental care for your pet!
February is National Pet Dental Health Month! To celebrate, and encourage improved dental health for your pet, Atlantic Animal Hospital offers 15% off your pet's dental procedure this month only! You will get the best dental care for your pet, a take home kit to help you with home dental care... Read More
If my pet doesn't go anywhere, why do I need to have them vaccinated?
To vaccinate, or not to vaccinate, that is the question!
Well, what happens if a raccoon, deer, or other wildlife frequents your backyard? These animals carry disease that can be spread to your pet, even if they do not touch each other. Urine, feces and saliva of wildlife can tr... Read More
You nominated us, now go VOTE!
Thanks to your nomination we are finalists in
Encore Magazine's Best Of 2017!
Go vote now, and share with the community who you trust to care for your furry family.
Holiday Planning- Pet Style - Don't give them that!
You've heard it before, "table scraps bad, dog food good". But during the holidays, we often let the spirit of the season move us to feed snacks to our pet. It is not so much some of the specific items that you might feed are harmful but the fact if they do not g... Read More
Holiday Planning- Pet Style - The guests are arriving!
Planning for the holiday guests to arrive? Don't leave your pet's needs out of the agenda. Pet Parenting choices are different for everyone and the last thing you want is guests encouraging negative behaviors, letting your arthritic canine jump for toys, or table scraps making it in to the fo... Read More
Nominations are open for 2017 Encore Magazines "Best of"!
Go nominate your favorite veterinary office (ahem), favorite groomer (ahem), favorite place to board your pet (AHEM), and Coastal Animal Rescue Effort as the best non-profit.
Grooming is back in business!
We are pleased to welcome our new groomer, Kyle McClellan. He is excited to meet all of our clients and their furry family and has an keen affinity for taming the furriest do. He is dedicated to providing the best care to your pet and a passion to make your pet as beautiful on the outside as ... Read More
Giardia- Get the scoop on poop!
What is Giardia?
Giardiasis is an intestinal infection of man and animals caused by a protozoan parasite Giardia intestinalis (also known asGiardia lamblia).
"...it is not a "worm", bacteria or viru... Read More
Pet Pictures w/Santa- Just in time for holiday cards!
Be sure to stop in on Saturday, November 19th between 10am- 1pm to get your pet's picture with Santa by Eric Von Bargen.
Minimum donation $15, $5 each additional pet or $30 for a family photo.
All proceeds will ben... Read More
Halloween Costume Contest
We want to see your pet dressed in their spookiest, cutest or most creative costume on October 31st. Bring your pet in the office dressed for Halloween on October 31st to enter our costume contest. We will be voting on our favorite costume and you can win a $75 credit on your client account. ... Read More
Why does your pet need an exam?
Ever wonder what the veterinarian really can tell from a physical exam? From in the ears to under the tail, here is a great resource to get info on what they are really looking at in the exam room. Click Here!Read More
Hurricane Preparedness for your pet!
If a hurricane is approaching your town, do you have an evacuation plan in place that includes your pet? Start with these top tips to make sure your pet stays safe during a potential disaster.
1. Make a plan! Reading this post is a good start but here are some links for additi... Read More
Rebates, Coupons and Savings!
VECTRA - mail in or online www.VectraRebate.com *Must have coupon code
Buy 3 doses / get 1 dose mailed to you
Buy 6 doses / get 3 doses mailed to you
SENTINEL- online or mail in Read More
Featured Testimonial- July 2016
I have always been so pleased with the care my Sweet Lila has relieved at Atlantic Animal Hospital. She recently had to have surgery for the removal of a large bladder stone. The veterinarians took such good care of her, were great with informing me of her progress, and followed her clo... Read More
Pet friendly places to drive thru in Wilmington!
So, you have decided to start desensitizing your dog to riding in the car but where to go? The Wilmington area is packed full of pet-friendly places from drive- thrus, banks, parks, restaurants and more. Below is a list of so... Read More
Taking the fear out of a car ride for your dog
Some dogs love to go on car rides and you actually have to try to keep them home when you go to run your errands. But what about that dog who hides under the bed at the mention of that dreaded phrase "you want to go for a ride"?
If your dog fears car rides, like a cat to water, th... Read More
What do you do?
We get many compliments on the quality of service, and care, we provide our clients and patients. But what do you do if we didn't meet, or exceed, your expectations? We are human and, despite our best efforts, we know that there could be an occasion that we did not perform at our best. If thi... Read More
Featured Testimonial- June 2016
We are very pleased with the care our 2 dogs get from these folks. Very professional and truly have our dogs best interests at heart. Like the reminders we get by email about appointment. Very responsive in giving us appointments when we need them. Highly recommend.
- Jerry S... Read More
Heat stroke and your pet- Keeping them safe in the Wilmington heat.
Don't be deceived that it is okay to leave your pet in the car while you run in the store real quick. Those quick trips can easily be delayed by a slow cashier or running in to a neighbor. And the trip could never be quick enough for our furry friend that was left behind. <... Read More
Featured Testimonial- May
Dr. Rohrer and the staff here are incredible. They are so helpful and I can tell they take the health of my pups very seriously. They always communicate with me so well and are just awesome!!
-Angela C.Read More
Healthy snacks for your pet!
Let Basil show you what healthy snacks he enjoys.
Featured Testimonial - April
Very very happy and satisfied with the care my sick furbaby received at the Atlantic Animal Hospital in the last two weeks. My dog was very sick required immediate surgery and the outcome was excellent and we were all happy I was able to take home my dog. Thanks to everyone there and thei... Read More
Ticks are a big problem and we are here to help!
In New Hanover County in 2016,
1 out of every 71 dogs tested positive for Lyme Disease!
1 out of every 20 dogs tested positive for Ehrlichiosis!
1 out of every 368 dogs tested positive for Anaplasmosis!
These serious tick borne diseases ... Read More
Heartworm prevention for your pet!
April is Heartworm Awareness Month and we want to help you understand heartworms and how to protect your pet. Heartworms effect both cats and dogs but cannot be treated in cats. Year round protection with an approved heartworm preventive is recommended to protect your pet. It only takes one (... Read More
Featured Testimonial- March
Exceptional care of our English bulldog. From routine care to surgical procedures- every interaction with staff and physicians has exceeded expectation.
M. BauerRead More
Coastal Animal Rescue Effort Annual Gala!
C.A.R.E's Pawty of they Year is nearly here and we hope you will come!
The event is a fun evening of music, food, open bar and live auction, all to benefit the rescued animals of C.A.R.E.
Auction items include a weekend getaway for 4 at Bald Head Island with gift c... Read More
Featured Testimonial- February
Bar none, this is the best veterinarian practice I've been to since moving to NC! They are compassionate, they care and obviously not just through words. I recently was very nervous about having my precious dog, Rosie, go through a dental procedure that I knew would most likely result i... Read More
Training a puppy can be a challenge but the life time of benefits are well worth it. Basic manners and house breaking your new pup at an early age will help prevent future frustration. Here are some great guides as you work with your puppy.
Understanding Dog Behavior
Have you ever tried to learn a second language? Chances are, if you have a dog you already know one. Understanding the way your dog communicates with you, other dogs and other people can be a challenge but there are plenty of resources to help. We are not only here to provide medical care and... Read More
We are on Instagram!
Ok, so we are finally on Instagram. Help us make it great! Follow us and share your pet pictures.Read More
Pet Product Coupons and Rebates!
We want to help you provide the best for your pet and keep your budget in check. Below you will find valuable rebates and coupons to help you save on flea control, heartworm prevention, pet food and more...
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Featured Testimonial- December 2015
I love Atlantic Animal Hospital because they truly put your pet's care as their priority. They don't see pet's and owners as a dollar symbol and the entire staff makes you feel as if your concern is important to them. They are active in the aid of adoption and helping animals who have be... Read More
Featured Testimonial- November 2015
Dr Duffy & her assistant, Jasmine, were outstanding in the professional and caring manner that they took care of my Lab, Rori. In addition to the thorough exam, they also provided detailed & informative responses to my questions as well as demonstrating how to use & apply med... Read More
Leptospirosis and your pet!
We want to make you aware of a bacterial infection called leptospirosis. Leptospirosis is prevalent throughout the world and 5 to 7 serovars, or strains, of this bacteria have been found in the United States. It is a zoonotic disease, which means it is potentially transferable and conta... Read More
Greenies offers a rebate!
Do you use Greenies Pill Pockets to give your pet their medication? Well, don't forget to submit for your $5.00 rebate good with a purchase of two Greenies Pill Pockets. www.greenies.com/rebateRead More
Featured Testimonial- October 2015
What can I say about the people that saved my cat's life this week? Drs. Rorher and Parrish gave my Rosie the best of care, and spent a lot of time discussing the options for the best medical approach to her sudden and serious illness. The rest of the staff, as I have said for years, ar... Read More
Pet Insurance made easy!
There is no doubt that with expanding capabilities, technology and training, veterinarians are able to care for your pet better then ever before. But having pet insurance can allow you to focus your energy on the care your pet needs and not the estimates and payment plans. But know, not all i... Read More
Our changes will make your pets stay even easier!
NEW AND IMPROVED BOARDING CHECK-IN PROCESS
We have always required a certain amount of documentation for your pet to stay at our Pet Care Resort but we have found a way to make it easier on you.
Beginning September 15th, we will have each client boarding their ... Read More
Canine Influenza and your dog
As many as 200 dogs nationwide and at least three in North Carolina have been diagnosed this summer with canine influenza (dog flu), according to the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services' Animal Welfare Section.
Facts about Influenza A:
... Read More
Current Rebates and Coupons for Cat and Dog products.
Looking for coupons to keep your costs down. Check out these links for products you use for your cat or dog and pet food savings.Read More
Featured Testimonial- August 2015
"Atlantic animal hospital has been the best care my dog has received. The staff is remarkable and it comforts me to know my dog has a fun and safe stay while boarding. They are more than knowledgeable and have no problem catering to my dog's needs. It's his home away from home and I kn... Read More
What to do with your thank you cards?
We are so thankful for our amazing clients and their pets. We often receive cards from our clients as an expression of gratitude for care we have provided to one of their furry loved ones. We don't throw these away! We treasure them. They are a constant reminder to our staff of their impact o... Read More
IS YOUR CAT THE BEST?
August is Cat Month here at Atlantic Animal Hospital and we are hosting a "Why my cat is the BEST!" contest.
Complete the entry form, submit a picture and let our judges do the rest.
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The New Patient Portals Are Here!
Our new and improved patient portals, hosted by ePet Health, put your pets medical information within reach 24/7. You can access vaccination information, request appointments, order medication refills and gain access to informational videos all by logging in. If you haven't received you... Read More
Doggies love our Puppy Play! Check out this VideoRead More
All of the doctors at Atlantic Animal Hospital are so wonderful, as are the technicians. I know my pets are always in good hands & will be treated like family. Thank you Read More
Cancer can affect any pet, any time.
It was October 2013 when Cole started limping and came in to Atlantic Animal Hospital for an exam. Mrs. Head was not prepared to find out, during Cole's routine anal gland expression, that he had a mass in his anal gland. Over the next few days, tests were completed both on the anal gland mas... Read More
Dr. Parish discusses finding the right pet companion.
Check out this article in Star News Online, written by animal blogger Tom Grady and featuring our own Dr. Laurie Parish.Read More
Sweetie makes his TV debut!
Sweetie is pulling out all the stops to get a new home. He is ready for adoption. Check out his video on WECT!
Amber loves her getting her teeth brush!
Check out this great video of Amber getting her teeth fresh and clean! YOUTUBERead More
VOTE NOW! Best of Wilmington 2015
Our amazing clients have nominated us for Encore's Best of 2015 in the Best Veterinarian, Best Groomer and Best Place to Board Your Pet categories. If you agree, please CLICK HERE to vote. Polls close January 26th so don't wait and than... Read More
Are you getting a puppy for Christmas?
This 4 week course, with trainer Allison Bradley from Pawsitive Direction, will provide you the tools to effectively communicate with your puppy for a positive, healthy and happy relationship.Your puppy will have the opportunity to socialize with other puppies, and people, while learning ... Read More
Check out our holiday hours to ensure all of your pet care needs are met.
Dr. Rohrer and Castille on WECT!
Check out Dr. Rohrer and Castille on WECT with Kim Ratcliff. WECTRead More
We are a cat friendly practice!
Atlantic Animal Hospital is proud to announce we are taking steps toward achieving our Cat Friendly Practice Certification!!!! We will be completing a comprehensive checklist of criteria to verify our staff is highly qualified and our hospital is designed to make every visit as stress free an... Read More
We're on YouTube!
We are excited to announce that you can now follow our YouTube channel. There are only a few videos now, but watch for more to follow.Read More
Best of Wilmington 2014
We were voted the Best Veterinarian in Wilmington 2014! Check out Wilmington Magazines' "Best of Wilmington" edition to see all of the top choices Wilmington has to offer.Read More
Follow us on Twitter!
Don't use Facebook? Then follow us on Twitter! Quick snippets to keep you updated with what is happening at Atlantic Animal Hospital.Read More
ACP Treatment now available for your pet!
ACP Treatment (Autologous Condition Plasma)
Used for years in human medicine, ACP is revolutionizing how we can treat your pets. ACP allows for a natural treatment by using your pet's own plate... Read More
Congratulations to all of our March Puppy Class graduates. If you have a puppy under 6 months of age we would love for him/her to be a part of our next class. We expect to have a class starting in June so call today to save your spot. Click here to learn more about our trainer, Allison Bradl... Read More
Puppy Classes Return in March!
The puppy classes in January were so successful we are doing it again. The next round of classes start in March and we are now enrolling puppies under 6 months of age. Classes begin Thursday, March 6th from 7:00-8:00pm and will be held every Thursday for 4 weeks. Allison Bradley from Pa... Read More
Let us come to you!
Cold weather got you down? Don't worry about struggling to get your pet in to the office, we will come to you. Dr. Duffy is available on Wednesdays to bring our great veterinary care right to your door. Call today to make your appointment and see how easy we make it to provide superior care t... Read More
Join the Pearly White Club!
Let your pet be part of the 2014 Pearly White Club! February is Dental Health month and we will be offering 15% off your pet's dental procedure. We are filling up fast so call now to get your pet's smile sparkling and improve their dental health!Read More
3rd Annual C.A.R.E. fundraiser!
Coastal Animal Rescue Effort will be having the 3rd annual fundraiser to help pets in medical need. The Pets Rock event will be held Friday, March 21st from 7:00-10:00pm at The Terraces on Sir Tyler. Expect a great time with fabulous food, cash bar, entertainment and a silent auction with amaz... Read More
January is Behavior month at Atlantic Animal Hospital
Follow us on Facebook to get information on common behavior issues, medical conditions that can affect your pet's behavior and great things you can do to enrich your pets' life.Read More