Celebrating 10 Years of Caring for Suffolk Area Pets

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The COVE has reached double digits, so a special 10th-anniversary celebration was in order! Several of our team members, including co-founders Merrilee T. Small, DVM, DACVIM (Cardiology) and Jeff T. Stallings, DVM, DACVS, welcomed some very special guests for a morning of commemoration, reflection, and recognition. We were honored to welcome Suffolk Mayor Michael Duman,…

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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 clients who were patient, kind, and understanding as we did our utmost…

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Sampson’s Story: A Tail of Collaborative Care


By Danielle Martin, LVT, VTS (Dentistry) Sampson Creekmore is an 11-year-old cat whose story provides a perfect example of how team members from different veterinary specialties can work together to provide complete health care for furry family members. Here at The COVE, members of our cardiology and dentistry teams often collaborate on patient care. While…

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The COVE Is Celebrating 9 Years


They say that if you love what you do, you’ll never work a day in your life. Especially for our team at The COVE, caring for pets and their families is a labor of love. This month, as we mark our ninth anniversary, we’re reflecting on our journey of nearly a decade of providing advanced…

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Continuity Through COVID-19: An Update on Pandemic Protocols

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As we continue to operate amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we want to update you on our safety procedures, including how we’re handling emergencies and scheduling specialty appointments. Above all, we want to assure you that we are here for you and your pets. Our emergency department remains open 24/7 – no appointment is ever needed. It…

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A Look Back at 2020: Over 14,000 Patients Treated and More!

Cove 2020 Recap

Thankfully, 2020 is coming to an end. While it was a weird, stressful, and often challenging year, we had the wonderful opportunity to help even more pets and their families here at The COVE. In the spring of 2019, we implemented curbside services to keep our staff safe and healthy to ensure our doors could…

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