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Care, Comfort, and Compassion - Chronicled

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It's been a year since Shrimpy burst her CCL. Against the horrible odds, she hasn't burst the other knee (yet...hopefully never, but I don't want to jinx it). A little grayer around her muzzle is the only outward sign she shows from the ordeal. I might yell across the house (often), "knees are expensive!" when I think rough housing is getting a bit too rough, but there's no way possible we could be where we are today with her recovery without the help of Dr. Stallings and the amazing staff at the COVE. She's back to her normal self. She hasn't lost her love to swim, play and run in the yard. But, most importantly to her, she can follow me wherever I go.

— Chrystal Trapani



Thanks to Dr. Fox and all of the amazing professional, kind and loving staff at the Cove. Dr. Fox operated on our dog, Gidget, yesterday after we found a mass covering her upper front teeth last Thursday. Gidget also had 3 teeth removed after finding issues with them. We were notified every step of the way with Gidget's treatment, including several phone calls before and after surgery. Gidget is now home resting comfortably. Thanks again for your compassion and professionalism.

— Janice Dolak Spencer via Facebook



When things for you and your pet are at the worst, the Cove is at their best. This past May we had a major medical emergency with our tiny little Chihuahua Persia and our vet referred us to the Cove. We sped over there and they were waiting for us at the door. They had most of the paperwork ready and the vet techs and staff were hustling to get Persia processed in. The good news is that through their hard work, our dog is much better.

 The doctors, the techs and the staff were quick and concise, but always remaining sensitive and understanding. They even call every once in a while just to make sure everything is going well. I would refer the Cove to friends and family.

— Paul C.



"My cat Blu had a urinary tract blockage and the cost was a lot higher than my husband and I were prepared for. We had decided to put him down but the staff worked with us on an option closer to what we could afford and Blu is back to his normal self. The staff were sensitive to what we were feeling when we thought that we had to put him down and throughout our entire visit they were very helpful. They even called to check up on him and make sure he's still doing ok. I will forever be grateful."

— Brittany Garrett



"The staff at The Cove took great care of Becky. I want to thank all the Doctors and Staff who took care of her. Thank you for being there at all hours for our fur babies!"

— Corinne Forzano




"We want to thank the doctor and staff that treated our Marley who ingested a mothball from somewhere??? We were offered two plans of treatment for him which gave us a choice. They are so compassionate and friendly. I love the fact that we have a choice when we are in need of ER services. Most of all I love the fact that they are so close to our house. Thank you again everyone that helped us that night. Even the other patients in the waiting room were so friendly."

Janice Sandefur



"While we did not make it in time to save my baby, we are eternally grateful for the wonderful staff that showed us nothing but compassion and empathy for our loss. She was not just a "pet", she was my friend. We will miss her greatly."

Trina Pascal



"Thanks to everyone at the Cove and Dr. Stallings for taking such wonderful care of my pug Joey. He is doing great thanks to all of you. We are truly blessed to have such a fantastic team in Hampton Roads."

Cathleen Codling




"Just wanted to say a huge THANK YOU to ALL OF YOU! 17 weeks and 2 surgeries later ROXY is happy to return freely to her sunny spot on our deck! We will forever be grateful to Dr. Stallings and the entire staff who compassionately loved ROXY when she was under their care. Hats off to you!"

Lisa Wegener-Hicks



"I love everyone at The Cove and Thorin O Brooks will see you tomorrow for some dental diagnostics." :)

Janice Brooks