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.
Positive Reinforcement is the Care First way Why Use The Clicker? Clicker training opens up clear communication between us and our animals by pairing “event markers” with things that are reinforcing to the animals. Event marks help bridge the time from when the animal completed the desired behavior to the reinforcer. It signals to the...
The NEW Preventive Health Program (PHP) On January 1st, 2020, Care First Animal Hospital will be launching a new Preventive Health Program and discontinuing our old plans. Here are a few key things to know: Enrollment will begin on January 1st, 2020All patients in enrolled in the PHP prior to January 1st will continue the...
Holiday Safety Concerns As delicious and stressful as the holiday season can be for most humans, it’s important to remember how delicious and stressful it can be for our pets. With all of the decorations, guests and food associated with the holidays, it’s important to make sure you keep your pets safe by understanding the...
By: Dr. Page Wages Some people might call me crazy, but when I look into the weathered eyes of a dog or cat in need of a home, I melt; Especially the older ones. Every dog has a story to tell, of a previous life, good or bad, of owners they knew, and experiences had. ...
September is Pain Awareness Month, which is why our team has created this guide to help you notice the signs of pain in your pets and manage it in the best way possible. Signs Your Pet is in Pain Your pet’s instinct is to hide that they’re in pain in order to not look weak...
Why Should I Microchip My Pet? In North Carolina alone, thousands of pets are lost each year and never find their way back home. We know how much you love your pet and would never want this to happen. In the case that it does, the best chance you can give your pet is to...
We’ve been coming here for about seven years, and we feel like they’re our family. Ruby got very, very sick and had to have surgery. We get excellent care here, and also they hold your hand through some tough times. It’s really a wonderful place.
- Linda (Ruby and Harley)
My experiences with Care First Animal Hospital are ALWAYS SUPERIOR! The staff is exceptional and the medical care is superior! I adore the doctors and am so grateful for their loving care!
- Ann (Abby)
All of your providers, from the greeting at the front desk all the way to the doctors, are so amazing. Everyone truly cares about my dog's health and well being. I wouldn't trust anyone else with our sweet little guy!
- Alli (Gunner)
Care First at Glenwood is the BEST! This practice is simply superb- caring & capable! My experience is consistently excellent. Every doctor & staff member I have met has always been top-notch! I consistently recommend Care First to my friends seeking veterinary care for their beloved animals.
- Liz (Macintosh)
Dr. Riego is the best. It was late in the evening, and she promised she would call me with an update. She called on her way home. I always trust her to do what is best for my girls. I wouldn't go anywhere else.
- Helen M. (Lily and Murphy)
You guys always take such great care of my dogs, thanks SO much. I especially appreciate that you have always been able to fit Jessie into the schedule whenever her skin issues have acted up so much that she needed to be seen.
- Sarah (Jessie)
Really enjoyed our experience with Dr. McConnell! Very professional and clearly knowledgeable. Cayman loves her! Will recommend to friends.
- Adam (Cayman)
Dr. McConnell and team are the best. They have always treated my dogs like family. I would recommend Care First at Tryon to any new pet owner or anyone looking for personalized care.