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6550 Hampton Roads Pkwy, #113
Suffolk, VA  23435      Google Map

Referral Portal

OPEN 24/7/365

(757) 935-9111

Visit ExpertVet for comprehensive veterinary information!

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How To Know When Your Pet Is in Pain

It can be challenging to tell when your pet is in pain. Animals have an instinctual urge to hide discomfort and weakness, and they can be very good at it. It is essential to stay attentive and seek veterinary medical care if your pet is in serious or consistent pain....

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Why Your Pet Needs to Be on Heartworm Medication Now!

During your pet's wellness visits with their primary care veterinarian, you probably and hopefully always discuss heartworm prevention. While it might seem easy to opt-out of heartworm medication because: your cat is an indoor pet and doesn't get bit by mosquitoes...

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CPR and Emergency Preparedness for Pets

As a responsible pet owner, one of the best things you can do is to prepare for medical emergencies. Just like practicing fire drills at work or school, planning ahead can help save time and save lives - including those of your canine and feline friends. A pet medical...

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Exciting and Fulfilling Careers in Animal Health

When you think about working with purpose, does your mind jump to caring for animals? Veterinary professionals provide invaluable care and service by ensuring that our beloved animals stay happy and healthy. You'll be happy to know that there are many rewarding career...

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What Happens in the Back of our Animal Emergency Hospital?

You’ve brought your pet to an animal emergency hospital because of an illness or injury. Naturally, you’re concerned and you want your dog or cat to receive the best possible care. But what is really going on “back there” while you wait? Here at The COVE, take comfort...

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Surf’s Up! Pet Water Safety Tips

As the temperatures and humidity index rise, our thoughts naturally turn to water. This might be the perfect time for enjoying the backyard pool, boating on the ocean, or finally leaving the house and traveling to a favorite lakeside destination. Whatever you choose,...

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Happy 8th Anniversary Team COVE

In May of 2012, The Center of Veterinary Expertise (COVE) opened to offer 24/7 animal emergency and specialty care to the animals of Suffolk and beyond. Since then, they have had over 65,000 patient visits, grown the team to over 70, participated in dozens of...

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COVID-19 and Pets: Separating Fact from Fiction

Recent news reports about dogs and cats testing positive for the coronavirus may have you wondering if you’re at risk of catching COVID-19 from your pet. Let us set the record straight—and set your mind at ease. First, it’s believed that most domestic pets have caught...

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COVID-19 & What You Need to Know as a Pet Owner

In a continued effort to better protect our patients, staff, and fellow pet parents, we wanted to take a moment to let you know what we are doing to promote recovery, wellness, and provide a safe and clean environment for you and your pets during the Coronavirus...

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How to Prevent Your Dog or Cat from A Poisoning

To our pets, the world can be a giant playground filled with exciting places to explore, unusual things to smell, and surprising things to taste. While it's good for them to have an environment that satisfies their sense of adventure and mischief, however, an animal's...

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What Pet Owners Need to Know About Heart Disease

February is designated as American Heart Month – a perfect time to talk about heart disease in pets. Here at The COVE, we are dedicated to educating our pet families on the signs, symptoms, and treatment options for dogs, cats, and other domestic animals with heart...

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When Your Pet Needs Advanced Oral Care

Nobody likes bad dog breath. But keeping your pet’s teeth clean not only assures fresh breath but also a healthy pet. Here at The COVE, we encourage all pet parents to brush their dog’s, and yes, cat's, teeth regularly, give dental treats, and schedule routine dental...

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My Pet Has Been Referred to a Specialist – Now What?

In healthcare today - both human and veterinary - there is an incredible volume of knowledge, research, and methodology with new advances happening rapidly. It’s simply impossible for one person to be an expert in all things. Your primary care veterinarian works hard...

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