ASPCA Poison Control Center

The best resource for any animal poison-related emergency, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. If you think that your pet may have ingested a potentially poisonous substance, call (888) 426-4435 . A consultation fee may be applied to your credit card.

Financial assistance and options

The Care Credit card helps you manage those unexpected expenses. Your qualifying purchases may be eligible for “No Interest” payment terms and with the instant credit application you can begin treatment on your pet before your card arrives in the mail.

Learn more and apply online at

PawsAbility – A Pawsitive Mission, This program was created to assist pet parents in New Hanover COunty who are facing financial hardships to provide Veterinary care to their pets during and illness or after an injury. More details on grants and how to request assistance can be found on their website

Go Fund Me offers a free way to raise funds for emergency pet care or for that stray dog you found that needs treatment.

Animal Friends Rescue Project offers a list of financial assistance options when the care your pet needs is not in your immediate budget.

The Ian Somerhaulder Foundation offers grants for urgent medical care and rescue care for injured animals.

Pet Insurance

Pawlicy Advisor is a great resource for you to shop pet insurance policies and select the plan that works best for you and your furry family. It will provide you quotes and comparisons of available insurance companies with details on the differences, all in the ease of one website.

What is Pet Insurance

Pet Loss and Support

Losing your beloved pet can be as difficult an experience as losing a member of your family. We appreciate your need for compassion at this time of change and transition. We sincerely hope that these pages are helpful and comforting to you.

Pet Loss Support Group– Held the second Thursday of the month at 50 Greenville Ave in Wilmington from 6:30-7:45pm. This group is open to the public and you can register by emailing

ECVR- Veterinary Social Work Program- This program can provide individual and family grief support at no cost to you. For more information or to schedule counseling, contact 910-703-7089 (Charity Moorhous) or email

American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animal’s Pet Loss Support Hotline 1-877-474-3310

Day By Day Pet Caregiver Support

Patient Portal

Gain access to your pets’ important medical information from your home or on the go. Our Patient Portal can be accessed 24/7 and allows you to see your pets vaccinations, request appointments, see what medications they have been prescribed and more. Click here for the portal or get the app from Google Play or the App Store.

ASPCA - The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

The ASPCA works nationally to rescue animals from abuse, pass humane laws and share resources with shelters across the country.

Home Again- Pet Microchipping

HomeAgain is a microchip that provides permanent, lifetime identification for your pet. No lost tags and collars, your pet’s information will be linked to a database to provide the best chance of a safe return should he become lost.

Pet Rescue Resources

Paw Prints Magazine offers a comprehensive list of shelters and rescues in the Wilmington area.

Coastal Animal Rescue Effort accepts stray and unwanted animals with serious medical needs. For more information click here.


New Hanover County Sheriffs Department- Animal Services Unit

Click here to find out local laws pertaining to your pet animals, what to do in case of an animal bite and your licensing and vaccination requirements as a pet owner.

Carolinas Animal Hospital & Dental Clinic

Dr. Katherine Queck of Carolinas Animal Hospital & Dental Clinic provides advanced dental care on a referral basis at Atlantic Animal Hospital. For more information on Dr. Queck, her services or to make an appointment, visit her website at

Atlantic Animal Hospital in the News

Dr. Michele Rohrer discusses how to keep your pet safe when walking your do in the heat. WECT Article

Dr. Kara Duffy talks with Kirsten Gutierrez of WWAY on Canine Influenza and how to protect your pet. WWAY Video/Article

Dr. Duffy talks with Kim Ratcliff on things to consider before getting a pet for Christmas. WECT article.

Dr. Rohrer informs the community of the dangers of Leptospirosis. WECT article.

Atlantic Animal Hospital and Pet Care Resort was voted WWAY TV’s Best Vet in Wilmington. WWAY Best Vet Video

Our very own, Dr. Kara Duffy was featured in Wilma magazine’s 2nd annual Women to Watch for 2013. Check out this great article. Wilma’s Women to Watch for 2013

Thank you to the Encore voters! We were nominated 2014’s Best Veterinarian, Best Groomer and Best Place to Board Your Pet. Coastal Animal Rescue Effort was also nominated as the best Non-Profit.

Dingo’s amazing journey and his care at Atlantic Animal Hospital. Dingo’s Story

Dr. Rohrer is published in the International Journal of Applied Research in Veterinary Medicine. Article

See what great things Atlantic Animal Hospital is doing to help the rescued pets of the Coastal Animal Rescue Effort. WECT

Dr. Duffy discusses heartworm disease, treatment and the importance of prevention. Article

Dr. Michele Rohrer provides information to help keep pets safe from snake bites. WECT

Dr. Michele Rohrer and Castille on WECT in the morning with Kim Ratcliff. WECT

Canines & Couture event sponsored by Atlantic Animal Hospital. Photo Montage

Dr. Parish and Andy on WECT in the morning with Kim Ratcliffe. WECT

Dr. Rohrer and black cats. WECT

Dr. Parish in “Finding the right animal companion in your twilight years”. Star News Online

Dr. Duffy in “There is more that comes with getting your child a pet for Christmas”. WECT

The dogs of Coastal Animal Rescue Effort and doctors and staff of Atlantic Animal Hospital take to the runway for a good cause. Canines & Couture

Cancer testing for Dogs

Like humans, dogs have a 1-in-3 lifetime risk of getting cancer. Early detection of cancer can give you more time and more options in caring for your dog. We proudly offer OncoK9: a revolutionary new test that enables veterinarians to screen dogs for cancer with a simple blood draw, before the onset of clinical signs.