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.
Molly Emory, a 7 year old Sheltie, first came to Care First Animal Hospital in October for a sore on her left front paw that was causing her to be painful on walks. We tried traditional therapy at first, administering a corticosteroid to help with inflammation and then dispensing a topical spray and a non-steroidal...
Most of us think that dog training means teaching your dog sit, down, and stay. We all want our dogs to walk nicely without pulling on a leash and to stop eating things off the kitchen table. However, there is so much more to training with lots of choices for you and your dog that...
SPARR : The Little Cary Rescue Making a Big Difference Sound Pet Animal Rescue and Referral (SPARR) was founded in January of 2006 to help the injured, ill and unfortunate animals that find their way into the shelter system. Most shelters are unable to put these animals on the floor for adoption to the general...
Let’s meet Scout. She’s a sweet, 14-year-old Beagle, who started limping on her left front leg about a year ago. Sometimes her pain was so bad she would not even bear weight on the leg at all. Her owner, Cara brought her in and a physical exam revealed both shoulder and elbow pain. She tried...
Mary has extensive experience training dogs of all ages and skills. She discusses socialization and explains how we can improve our dog's behavior by some basic playing early in life! Dog trainers hear on a continuous basis: “my dog is afraid of men, he must have been abused”, or “my dog doesn’t like kids”. I’m...
Dr. Colleen Sawyer enjoys seeing patients at our Oberlin facility and is the newest doctor to our Care First family! She gained experience with us as a technician prior to attending and graduating with honors from North Carolina College of Veterinary Medicine. From her knowledge as a technician, veterinarian, and pet owner, she discusses pet...
Dr. Butler has been caring for our 14 year old Pugsy for over a year. She is the most caring doctor and happy we found her. So blessed to have her taking care of Pugsy to keep him going and keeping him comfortable during his late years. You guys are the best!
- Jackie H. (Pugsy)
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)
Wonderful experience. The staff are incredibly professional, caring, and detail oriented. Our daughter's cat is traveling to her overseas and they ensured that the cat was well taken care of, and also researched and ensured all paperwork was filled out and prepared. Thank you very much!
- Jim and Reberta P.
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)
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.