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Suffolk, VA  23435      Google Map

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Preparing For Your Pet’s Surgery

When a pet needs surgery, it can be an overwhelming experience for both the pet and their family. However, pet parents have an important role to play to ensure the best possible outcome, both before and after the surgery. Step 1: Relax First thing to do is try to...

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How to Have a Safe Labor Day with Your Pet

Labor Day is known as the last weekend of summertime fun, and a great time to travel with your furry family to a favorite vacation spot or just stay home and relax. While holiday weekends are fun with your four-legged friend, they can also bring a few risks associated...

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How to Prepare your Pet for a Natural Disaster

Here in Virginia we can experience various types of natural disasters, from hurricanes to flooding. As a pet owner, how prepared are you to care for your furry family members during a disaster? Unfortunately, many pets and large animals are lost during natural...

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My Pet Broke a Tooth, Now What?

Written By: Taylor Redmond, LVT Broken teeth are very common in pets and can result from trauma or from chewing on hard objects. If your pet has a broken or injured tooth, it is important to seek medical care immediately, either with your primary care veterinarian or...

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Why Your Pet Needs Health Insurance

There is a peace of mind that comes from being covered by health insurance. Not only because we’ll receive necessary medical attention during an illness or injury, but also because health insurance takes on much of the financial burden when it comes to paying medical...

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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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