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Suffolk, VA  23435      Google Map

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It Pays to Have Pet Health Insurance

Here at The COVE, we’ve seen firsthand that having pet insurance can help dogs and cats live longer, healthier lives. That’s why we believe it’s important to educate our clients about its value. We’d love to see every pet that comes through our doors have insurance,...

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Emergency Case Study: Rocky’s Road to Recovery

By Chelsea Whitfield, LVT Sometimes, when pets need emergency care, the road to recovery can be a bit rocky. That was the case for a 1-year-old Pomeranian named Rocky, who arrived at The COVE’s Emergency Department in very rough shape. His owners didn’t know exactly...

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Canine Diarrhea: When Is It An Emergency?

Diarrhea is a common issue that most dog owners struggle with at some point in their canine companion’s life. It is defined as unformed or loose stools, usually occurring in larger amounts and/or more often. Diarrhea is not a disease but rather a symptom that can...

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How to Prevent and Treat Canine Parvovirus

Canine parvovirus, also known simply as “parvo,” can strike fear into the hearts of puppy owners and veterinary teams alike – and with good reason. This highly contagious disease causes a great deal of suffering in affected pets and can unfortunately be fatal....

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My Pet’s Having Surgery: What Can I Expect?

It’s understandable that hearing the words “your pet needs surgery” is not at the top of any pet parent’s list. You may have a million questions, or your mind may go blank! Either way, our team is here for you and your pet. After 10 years of providing advanced surgery...

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Keeping Pets Safe From Wintertime Health Hazards

When the weather gets colder, pet health emergencies can become extremely common. This time of year, our emergency room at The COVE often sees patients with frostbite, hypothermia, and ingestion of toxic substances. You can be prepared by following some basic tips to...

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Our Year in Review: 2021

What a long, strange trip 2021 has been! We know it was another challenging one, but our team came together, worked together, and truly brought to life our core values of Community, Collaboration, Commitment, Compassion, and Integrity. Thank you again to all of our...

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Safe Pet Holiday Guide: Your Pet Swallowed What?

Our fur babies are family members, so of course, we want to spoil them during the holiday season! While we wholeheartedly encourage this behavior (within limits), there are a few things to keep in mind to ensure toys and gifts are safe so you don’t end up spending...

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Pets & Cancer: What It Means and How We Can Treat It

We are fortunate that the advances made in veterinary oncology diagnosis and treatment over the past few years mean that veterinarians have a wide range of options that can extend your pet’s quality of life and keep them happy, active, and comfortable, even if cancer is discovered.

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Meet Miss Molly: Linking Heart Disease to Grain-Free Diets

By Marie Moore, LVT Molly is a 7-year-old female spayed Dachshund who arrived at The COVE emergency service as a referral for episodes of collapse. During a cardiac consultation, Molly was diagnosed with dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM), a condition in which the heart...

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Why Is My Dog Vomiting?

Dogs can vomit for a wide range of reasons, from eating something they shouldn’t, also known as a “dietary indiscretion,” to a much more serious illness. And while it’s not the most – ahem – appetizing of topics, dog owners need to be able to decipher what might be...

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Surgery & Anesthesia: How We Keep Your Pets Comfortable

When your pet is facing surgery, we know that you have lots of questions and concerns. Because we know you never want to see your beloved family member in pain, we wanted to talk a little about how we handle pain management and anesthesia.  Plus, September is Animal...

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TPLO Surgery: What Is It, and When Do Dogs Need It?

By Brandy Sinclair, LVT Was your pet just diagnosed with a cranial cruciate ligament tear? If so, you are not alone; unfortunately, cranial cruciate ligament (CCL) ruptures are the most common injury diagnosed within the veterinary field. This blog will explain the...

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