Pets are loved ones. It’s that simple. And when your loved ones need medical attention, you want—and deserve—the best help available. Earl F. Smith, D.V.M. and Brian Barron, D.V.M., understand the strong bonds between pets and people. At Shackleford Road Veterinary Clinic, compassionate, quality care for your pet is our primary goal. Our full-service clinic is equipped for whatever care your pet needs.
CO2 laser surgery
Doppler blood-pressure monitor
In-house blood analyzers
Let us help put the swing back in your pet’s step! Call for an appointment, or visit our clinic.
Baths, dips, and nail trims are available daily. We also provide medicated baths for dogs and cats with special skin disorders. Please call ahead to schedule.
Indoor boarding is available year round for cats and dogs. Boarders are checked regularly to assure their well being during their stay. All boarders are fed and medicated according to your specifications. Special services or medical procedures can be performed by simply arranging for these when making reservations. Proof of current vaccinations is required for all boarders to prevent the spread of infectious diseases. Dogs are required to be current on Rabies, Distemper-Parvo and Bordetella (Kennel Cough) vaccinations. Cats are required to be current on Rabies and Distemper/Upper Respiratory Virus vaccinations. We tend to book up fast for holiday and summer boarding, so please call early for reservations!
We use AVID microchips to provide a permanent means of identification if your pet should be lost. Most veterinary clinics, humane societies, and shelters have scanners that can read such chips. The scanner is able to get a number from the chip. A national registry can then be contacted and the number traced back to the owner and the veterinarian that placed the chip. Chip placement is done by a simple injection. It can be done during a routine office visit or during another surgical procedure, such as spay/neuter or a dental cleaning. The number is then registered with a national database, for which there is a small fee.