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News & Events at Care First Animal Hospital

As Care First Animal Hospital is your neighborhood vet and loves to be involved in the local community, we participate in and sponsor many events throughout the year. Keep up with the latest pet news and events in Raleigh, NC and the Triangle area by checking back here regularly. If you have any questions about our veterinary events or news, please contact us at one of our locations.

Q&A Care First Animal Hospital Veterinary Ultrasonography and Radiology

Ultrasonography & Radiology are used to diagnose internal problems… If both look at my pet’s insides, what is the difference between a radiograph and an ultrasound? Radiographs give us a good overall picture, showing the general size and shape of organs, as well as their position relative to one another. Ultrasound gives us a detailed look …


Community CareGiver Spotlight: Pawfect Match Rescue and Rehabilitation

Pawfect Match Rescue and Rehabilitation (PMR&R) Pawfect Match Rescue and Rehabilitation is a non-profit all breed dog rescue and rehab organization based in the Triangle area since 2006. We believe that ALL dogs deserve a second chance regardless of their breed or age. Our Approach to Rescuing Dogs All of our dogs come into our …


Holiday Plants and Your Pets: What Can Be Toxic?

Let’s face it – whether we like it or not, most pets like to eat plants. Around the holidays, this can be especially dangerous. But what plants that are popular this time of year are actually harmful to your pets? Let’s break it down:   Poinsettia If you’re a pet owner, you’ve no doubt heard …


NC State Honors Dr. Joe Gordon for “Farm to Philanthropy” Program

Dr. Joseph “Joe” Gordon, Care First Animal Hospital’s founder and CEO, joined the ranks of NC State University alumni recognized by the College of Agriculture and Life Science during the recent 2016 “Evening of Stars Gala.” Dr. Gordon was awarded as a Distinguished Alumni for 2016. Dr. Gordon was honored for his continuing commitment to …


Halloween Pet Safety Tips: What You Need To Know

Halloween is a fun holiday, but can take a turn for the worst if pets aren’t taken care of properly. While your beagle dressed as a hot dog might be stress howling, your corgi dressed as a mermaid might be sneaking treats behind your back. Let’s examine a few Halloween pet safety tips that will …


Ellmer’s Tail: What Pigs Eat?

Hi everyone! For those of you who don’t know me, my name is Ellmer Fudd, and I hold a very important position on the Care First Animal Hospital Team at Oberlin, as I am the only pig on staff. My mom, Dr. Wages, chauffeurs me to work and school every day. I also have official …