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.
The minimal risk of anesthesia is worth the benefits of a dental cleaning. Many of our clients are concerned about the anesthesia required for a dental cleaning. We understand. With bloodwork and an exam by a veterinarian prior to the anesthetic event, proper anesthetic monitoring, and no health concerns to preclude anesthesia, the ultrasonic dental...
Beat Depression: Spend Time With Your Pet Make winter and post holiday blues a brief memory by spending quality time with your furry companion. Getting out for a walk with your pooch and sharing some quality playtime with your cat can do wonders for everyone’s attitude. Looking for more to do? Sign up for dog...
Do you ever wonder what your veterinarian is looking for when he/she examines your pet? Why is she shining that light in Fluffy’s eyes? Why is he feeling all her bones and joints? The short answer is: we are looking for any sign of problems that needs to be addressed. Pets aren’t able to communicate...
Care First Animal Hospital Canned Food Drive Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays are a busy time for us all, including those organizations that help the less fortunate. With your help, in just two weeks we were able to collect 737 pounds of food for the Food Bank of Eastern and Central North Carolina, which serves 34...
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...
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)
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.
- Keri (Zoe)
We had an unusual situation with Rocky and all of the staff couldn't have been more helpful and supportive. I can't think of a single way our experience could have been better.
- Gail S (Rocky)
My cat is not a fan of going to the vet, but this visit did not seem to bother him at all. I was already very happy with this veterinary practice before this visit, but if possible I think like them even more!