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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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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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Pet Insurance – A Must-Have for All Pet Owners

Imagine it is a warm sunny spring day and you and your dog are out on a nice brisk walk. He is happily trotting along by your side, and you are enjoying every minute watching him. Then the next day, you notice something a bit odd – Roscoe is now limping and doesn’t...

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A Look Back at 2019: Over 12,000 Patients Treated and More!

The end of a year and the beginning of a new one―or in this case, the beginning of a new decade―is the perfect time to reflect on the pet patients, their families, and the community members we have helped and touched here at The COVE. In 2019, we: Treated 12,233 pets...

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How to Safely Celebrate the Holidays with Your Pets

Holiday time is family time. And for pet parents, the family wouldn’t be complete without having their furry loved ones close by. But the holiday season also brings its own set of challenges for pet parents to watch out for. Unfamiliar people in the house or changing...

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Featured Pet Tale – Reeves

The COVE is dedicated to providing each patient that walks through our emergency room with life-saving care. One of the unique benefits of The COVE is that our departments often work hand in hand to provide the most progressive care for our most ill or critically...

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