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Suffolk, VA  23435      Google Map

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How to Avoid Common Summertime Pet Emergencies

The dog days of summer can be an enjoyable time for our pets. Parks, picnics, hiking, and traveling to new and exciting places are all part of this favorite season. There are, though, some common themes when it comes to cat and dog emergencies. Here at The COVE, we...

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Celebrating Seven Years at The COVE

They say time flies when you are having fun. But it goes even faster when caring for pets and their families. May 2019 marks The Center Of Veterinary Expertise—The COVE’s seventh anniversary of providing emergency and specialty medicine to Suffolk-area animals. Since...

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Fun in the Sun: Outdoor Safety Tips for Your Pet

The summer months welcome outdoor fun, vacations with loved ones, and parties on the patio. This time of the year is perfect to enjoy pet-friendly activities including chasing frisbees, swimming, running, hiking, and so much more. With spring and summer also comes an...

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Why Your Pet May Benefit from Minimally Invasive Surgery

A recommendation of surgery for your dog or cat can be frightening, but sometimes surgery is simply the best diagnostic or treatment option for your furry family member. Fortunately, there are several minimally invasive surgical techniques available that are less...

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Peeps and Pups: Making Easter Safe for Your Pet

The Easter bunny is on his way! From the Peeps and Cadbury Eggs to the pastels and stuffed rabbits, Easter is a time of fun, family, and the welcoming of spring. For the team at The COVE, this time of year also means helping pet families understand how to have a...

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Gus the Rescue Kitty and the Value of Pet Insurance

A licensed veterinary technician at The COVE shares the value of enrolling her rescue kitty in a Trupanion insurance plan. We first discovered Gus, a sweet little kitten, in a bush outside a gas station just days before an impending hurricane and immediately welcomed...

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How Diagnostic Tools Can Help Us Help Your Pet

During any veterinary appointment, whether a routine exam or consultation for something specific, tests are often ordered to assess the health of an animal. If your pet experiences a sudden illness or injury, tests such as blood work, X-rays, and ultrasound may be...

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February is American Heart Health Month

By Merrilee Small, DVM, DACVIM (Cardiology) & Marie Moore, LVT February is American Heart Health Month and this includes your furry family members as well! Did you know that approximately 20% of small-breed dogs are diagnosed with a heart murmur by the age of 10?...

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Chula the Chihuahua (finally!) Gets Her Dental Work Done

By Danielle Martin, LVT Did you know that by age three, according to the American Veterinary Dental Society, 80% of dogs and 70% of cats will develop some stage of oral disease? February is National Pet Dental Health Month. In honor of that, we would like to highlight...

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A Clearer View: Making Pet Eye Care a Priority

Eyes are the windows to the soul and no one can deny the soulful eyes of a beloved pet companion. Eye health in pets, however, is sometimes overlooked despite the fact that good vision is critical to a good quality of life. The COVE is here to explain why your pet’s...

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Boutique, Exotic, and Grain-Free, Oh My!

By Andria Davis, LVT, and Merrilee Small, DVM, DACVIM (Cardiology) If you’re a pet parent to a dog, it’s important to know that the FDA recently issued warnings about a possible link between grain-free diets and a serious heart condition called canine dilated...

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Thanksgiving Pet Safety Tips

Food, family, fun – did we mention food? Thanksgiving Day is here, and we have a few tips to help you keep your furry family members safe and happy this holiday weekend. 1. Resist the temptation to share food with your pet With all those delicious aromas floating...

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Would You Know if Your Pet Had Diabetes?

Approximately 1 in 200 cats and 1 in 300 dogs have diabetes. But, cats and dogs with the disease can lead long, happy lives with proper management. For Pet Diabetes Awareness Month, here at The COVE, we’d like to educate pet owners on how to recognize the signs of...

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