VCA Durant Road Animal Hospital

Our Hospital

Here at VCA Durant Road Animal Hospital and Pet Resort, your pet's health is our top priority. We are committed to providing high-quality, professional care and genuine personal service. We also now offer doggy day care services for your pet while you are away.

We pledge to instill in our clients trust and confidence that their pets will always receive compassionate, gentle care, and the highest standard of veterinary medical service available.

At VCA Durant Road Animal Hospital, our focus is on the "prevention" side of medicine. Did you know that many diseases can be treated successfully if caught early by simple, routine wellness testing? And did you know that our pets can develop such "human" diseases as diabetes, thyroid issues and liver disease? Fortunately, in addition to having a Feline Hyperthyroid Treatment Center on site, we also have a board-certified surgeon on staff, Dr. Szymeczek. This enables us to perform such surgeries as TPLO, splenectomies, and cruciate surgeries. If your pet needs a "major" surgery, you can rest assured that our doctors and staff are able to take care of them.

We are located in Raleigh, but conveniently located for those of you in Rolesville and Wake Forest as well. Call for an appointment today, our team can't wait to meet your dogs and cats.

Local Medical Issues

The most preventable disease our pets can get is heartworm disease. Did you know that heartworms are transmitted by mosquitoes? Heartworms are NOT just a canine disease - our feline friends are able to contract this disease as well. Heartworm disease is prevented by simply giving your pet a flavored tablet once a month. Although there is a treatment for heartworms, it is much safer, easier and cheaper to use the monthly prevention.

We recommend that you also use your flea prevention monthly in conjunction with your heartworm prevention. Fleas have become worse in our area over the past few years due to the recent drought. It's definitely easier to prevent fleas than to deal with them after you get them. One flea can lay eggs that turn into hundreds of fleas within a day's time. Not only can they cause irritation to your pet's skin, if ingested while your pet is grooming itself, they can cause the intestinal parasite known as "tapeworms."

Strictly indoor pets are not immune from fleas or heartworms. Fleas can be brought into our homes on our socks or simply picked up by walking your pet in your front yard. Mosquitoes can get into our homes as easily, if not easier, than flies. Protect your pet's health with easy, monthly preventions. Ask our staff for the best products for your pet.


Specialty Care

Sometimes sick or injured pets need the care of a veterinary medical specialist. When that happens, VCA specialty hospitals work closely with the general practitioner veterinarians who refer cases to us in order to provide seamless veterinary care to your pet. When your pet is facing any kind of serious illness or injury, our specialty referral hospitals will provide the compassionate and expert care your beloved pet needs.

Our goal is to make sure that when you and your pet are in need that you have access to board certified specialists who are up to date on the very latest developments in their field. In our state of the art hospitals, our specialists also have access to the most sophisticated diagnostic and treatment tools and techniques from ultrasonography and endoscopy to CAT scans and even MRI.

As part of the VCA family, we have over 83 specialty hospitals across the US and Canada which provide referral specialty care, so there may be one near you. Our specialized services include: behavior, cardiology, critical care, dentistry, dermatology, integrative medicine, internal medicine, neurology, oncology, ophthalmology, radiology, rehabilitation, reproduction, and surgery.

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Emergency Care

In case of emergency, please call us immediately. If it is after hours, please VSH (Veterinary Specialty Hospital) at 919-861-0109