What began in 1988 from humble beginnings remains privately owned and operated today.  At Care First Animal Hospital, our commitment to your pet's well-being is unwavering, and we stand ready to provide compassionate care when you need it the most.  Because of this, Care First Animal Hospital reserves at least one appointment per hour per veterinarian left open until that day; so not if, but rather when your pet is sick, they can be seen at one of our locations as soon as possible.

At Care First Animal Hospital, our guiding principle, encapsulated in our mission statement, is "It begins with caring... every client, every patient, every time..." This philosophy is ingrained in our daily practices, as we consistently strive to treat your beloved furry family members with the same level of care and attention as if they were our own.

Two of our values, continuous learning and clinical excellence, are realized through weekly staff training and twice weekly doctor rounds to ensure best practices.  Through these meetings, we strive to uphold the highest standards to guarantee the well-being of your furry family members. Recognized nationally as the Triangle's only Veterinary Practice of Excellence, Care First Animal Hospital is committed to exceeding expectations.

In addition to having a group of amazing general practitioners, we encourage our veterinarians to pursue a concentration in an area of veterinary medicine in which they have a particular passion. By dedicating themselves to advanced continuing education, our veterinary team is well-equipped to address the unique health challenges your pet may face.  

Prioritizing your pet's comfort, we lead the way in innovative care. As pioneers in the region, we proudly offer laparoscopic surgery, setting a standard for advanced procedures that contribute to the well-being of your pet. Our comprehensive range of services includes high-definition CT, ultrasound, endoscopic procedures, laser therapy, rehab, and more!  During your pet's visit, you may meet externs from around the world that come to study with your veterinarian.  We look forward to introducing you to your dedicated veterinary team!  

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