A Roanoke Rapids Animal Hospital


Our mission is to provide excellent service to our clients and the best healthcare possible for their pets. We appreciate your trust in us, because we know your pets trust you.

Our Pet Annual Wellness Plans (PAW Plans) provides you with proactive care for your dog or cat at a discounted price. Visit our Annual Wellness Plans page to find out how signing up for a dog or cat wellness plan, can help keep your furry family member healthy and thriving.

The Roanoke Animal Hospital has served the Roanoke Valley since 1954. Dr. Bennet Carraway was the hospital's founding father. The hospital has a long and valued history of providing quality healthcare for the pets of the Roanoke Valley and Southside Virginia and has earned a well deserved reputation of excellence.

Located in northeastern N.C. along the scenic Roanoke River and Lake Gaston, Roanoke Animal Hospital is a certified American Animal Hospital Association member at the highest recognized standard of excellence. The accreditation process is a voluntary process and signifies the hospital's desire to be the best for the pets we serve. This commitment to the highest standards of veterinary medicine and client service is the hallmark of our successful practice. Our qualified staff provides knowledge, devotion and professionalism to all our clientele.

The hospital is a client centered practice using the concept of teamwork. The workload of the hospital is carried out by interdisciplinary teams working in concert with the doctors to focus on quality patient care and the best possible client service. There are routine full staff meetings. During which, emphasis is placed on safety issues, team supervisor recomendations, and medical educational programs.

Our community is fortunate to have our talented veterinarians who are featured in the "Our Veterinarians" section on this website. Both Dr. Andrea Watson and Dr. Galligan are compassionate professionals who are highly respected by the hospital staff, and our clients. 

Our spacious, modern 7,000 sq. ft. facility includes 6 exam rooms, 2 surgery suites, a critical care suite, separate dog and cat boarding areas, and much more. The hospital is a noted referral center throughout eastern North Carolina for internal medicine cases, and ultrasound imaging including echocardiograms. Compassionate pain management, junior wellness exams, spays & neuters, senior wellness exams, and advanced dental procedures are routine and expected medical care procedures. Digital radiography along with a separate dental digital radiographic system puts Roanoke Animal Hospital's diagnostic interpretation ability on the cutting edge. Touring our well equipped hospital by visitors and clients alike always brings responses of how impressive our facility is. We are justifiably proud of our hospital.

Our relationship with the community goes beyond medicine. Our practice philosophy nurtures and respects the veterinarian/client/patient relationship. Our strength is that we genuinely care about those we serve. Our greatest compliment is for our clients to refer us to their family and friends. Our satisfaction and delight is to see pets leave us well and healthy.



Have you heard of canine influenza or H3N2? There have been recent confirmed cases in 8 states and while not transferrable to humans, it is highly contagious to dogs. In some cases, dogs may not show symptoms but be carriers of the infection for up to 24 days. You can find information regarding Canine Influenza by clicking here, including symptoms and prevention tips. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to give us a call and we would be happy to speak with you!

Oral & Dental Care

There are many ways to help maintain a healthy mouth for your pet, find out more about our services, which include teeth cleaning and polishing, tooth extractions and more.Read More >


Hear what our clients are saying about their experience at our hospital. If your pet or animal is currently a patient, feel free to give us your feedback! Read More >


We know that your pet is part of your family, so you can be assured that they are well taken care of when they stay with us. Read More >