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.
Pretty Plants but Poisonous to Pets Lilies are beautiful plants and can make any room or garden more elegant. Unfortunately, the leaves, stems, and flowers of virtually all lily plants are toxic to cats (but, interestingly enough, not to dogs or rabbits). Eating part of a lily plant can cause a cat to vomit, become...
Christian Veterinary Mission Every summer for 2 weeks from late July to August, in conjunction with Christian Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Page Wages of Care First Animal Hospital at Oberlin and Dr. Sam Galphin, a local dairy veterinarian, take a group of veterinary students from the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine out to the Navajo...
Neuse River Golden Retriever Rescue, Inc. (NRGRR) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to helping unwanted golden retrievers through rescue, rehabilitation and adoption. Dogs enter the program from a wide variety of situations. They may be the products of broken homes, surrendered due to abuse or neglect, or dropped off at shelters where they have...
Since 1989, Second Chance Pet Adoptions has been providing homeless pets a second chance at a happy life. As the Triangle area’s oldest no-kill animal shelter, we strive to provide excellent care for each animal that comes into our program and match each one with the best possible home for its needs to ensure a...
Preparing Your Pet for the Vet Many of us go to the doctor knowing what to expect and how we will need to do to prepare for depending on the purpose of the visit. How many of us prepare our pets for their veterinary visits? It may seem silly to let the animal know what...
Dr. Bethany Riego discusses the importance of flea and tick prevention Why is flea and tick prevention necessary? We recommend flea and tick prevention for various reasons. First and foremost, the goal is to help protect your loved furry friends from contracting tick or flea transmitted diseases such as Lyme Disease, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever,...
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.