About Roanoke 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.
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 monthly team and team supervisor meetings, monthly doctor meetings, and monthly full staff meetings. During each staff meeting, emphasis is placed on safety issues, team supervisor recommendations, and medical educational programs. Our community is fortunate to have our talented associate veterinarians who are featured in the "Our Veterinarians" section on this website. Both Dr. Andrea Watson and Dr. Purcell 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 orthopedic surgeries, internal medicine cases, and ultrasound imaging including echocardiograms. Compassionate pain management, junior wellness exams, 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.
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