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  • Our November noble pet Sailor, is a real treat!
    Sailor is a six year old English Cream Golden Retriever.  As a puppy, she was quite feisty, but she mellowed into a very calm adolescent.  It was suggested to me Read more
  • Meet our Spooktacular October Noble pet, Chuy!
    Chuy Sailes, an 8-year-old longhaired Dachshund, who loves to play and go on long walks with his Humans.  He's a bit of a hound, who loves to chase rabbits and Read more
  • Two Orphaned Squirrels Raised and Released
    Meet Bailey and Jameson!  They came into my care on St. Patrick's Day this year (hence the Irish names recognized by those of you who may have partaken in the Read more
  • Upgrades at Birdneck Animal Hospital
    Birdneck Animal Hospital is excited to announce that we are in the process of upgrading our phones and computer systems!  Expect to see more convenient ways to communicate with our Read more
  • National Dog Bite Prevention Week - Tips
    This is National Dog Bite Prevention Week.  4.7 million people in this country are bittenby dogs every year. Children are by far the most common victims, and are farmore likely to Read more
  • Got Fleas?
    Most dogs and many cats have flea allergy dermatitis, meaning they are allergic to flea bites.  Most dogs tend to bite and scratch around their tail base where they have Read more
  • Microchipping for Identification at Birdneck Animal Hospital
    Birdneck Animal Hospital and Dr. Johnson, your Virginia Beach veterinarian,  recommend that all pets receive an identification microchip.  This is a sterile device the size of a grain of rice Read more
  • Early Morning Drop Off Available
    Dr. Johnson and his team at Birdneck Animal Hospital understand how busy you are, and how difficult it can be to fit in time for a visit to the veterinarian Read more
  • Is That Rice In My Pet's Poop?
    Have you ever ween what appears to be rice in your pet's poop?  Many of us have seen this, and it's not rice.  It's a parasite that can pose some Read more
  • Cat Not Using The Litter Box?
    Cats may stop using the litter box for several reasons.  With cat litter box problems, the first thing that needs to be discovered by the cat's veterinarian is whether or Read more
  • Hand Raised Baby Opossums Successfully Released
    As a wildlife rehabilitator, I earlier this summer took in a trio of opossum joeys whose mother was hit and killed by a car.  These babies were found still alive Read more
  • Patient Success Story Using Therapeutic Laser Therapy (conatins graphic images)
    Buford came to Birdneck Animal Hospital seeking Dr. Johnson's care for several very deep and badly infected wounds.  Due to the severity of these wounds and the fact that Buford Read more
  • We Want Our Patients To Be Pain Free
    At Birdneck Animal Hospital we strive to reduce or eliminate pain whenever possible.  We have many modalities to meet this challenge.  Very often choosing the combination of these treatments that Read more
  • Parasites: From Pets to People
    What You Need to Know About That Walk In The Park Infectious agents that can be passed from animals to people are called zoonotic infections.  There are numerous zoonotic parasites that Read more
  • Congratulations First Colonial High School Graduates!
    Birdneck Animal Hospital is a proud sponsor of First Colonial High School 2012 Gradfest! We are excited to help support this all-night alcohol-free and drug-free celebration immediately following First Colonial Read more
  • Nutrition Myths Vs. Facts #1
    Myth: By-products are low quality ingredients that shouldn't be in my pet's food. Fact: By-products are a great source of protein and other nutrients! So, what actually is a by-product?  A by-product Read more


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Feedback from our clients

  • "Words can not begin to express our gratitude for the care you had given Hunter over the years. When his time came, he watched for you to come through the door and his tail showed his affection towards you. That was most comforting having you there. Thank you.""
  • ""Thank you so much for taking care of Maggie over the years. Y'all are the best and Dr. Johnson, you are the best vet in the world! God bless you all.""
    ~ J.D.
  • ""Your care for my beloved Mattie these last 10n years made her life, and mine much better….God bless each of you for all you did for us and I'm sure for all your other two and four legged patients.""
  • ""Thank you for saving my life." ~T.C."
  • ""I can not express how grateful I am for you and your staff… I appreciate everything you did in Beckham's treatment. He was so lucky to have such a wonderful doctor on his side. Thank you for all you do for the benefit of all our beloved pets.""
  • ""Dr. Johnson - There are no words that can truly capture your kindness.""
  • ""Thank you for the great care you took of Taco and the rest of our family. He is doing great now! He is enjoying running and playing with all four legs again.""
  • ""People who avail themselves of your services at the clinic certainly are blessed to have such a caring staff....bless you and your devoted staff.""
  • ""A sincere thank you for taking such good care of Dulce. We are so thrilled that she is back to her normal self. You gave her the support and care she needed in her darkest hours and kept us confident in her recovery.""
  • ""Just to say how much we appreciate all of you. You all are wonderful people. We feel blessed to have our beloved furry children in your care when they need it. Your professional knowledge and your acts of kindness have a beautiful act all it's own. You are a great vet, compassionate and everything good all in one. You are in our daily prayers.""
  • ""Thank you and all of your staff for the excellent care you gave to my wonderful Abbey, who was so much a part of the family. Thank you for all the advice and support you gave to me these last few months. I don't know how I would have gotten through this without your constant support. I will, and I have highly recommended you to family and friends, as I feel you are the best!""
  • ""Thank you for taking care of my kitty, Slingshot. He is feeling better and better. My Paw-Paw said that you took extra special care of him and I really appreciate it. So, thank you again for taking care of my cat.""
    ~T.B. (age 6)
  • ""Dr. Johnson, I don't know why you decided to move here from your home in New Jersey, but I absolutely believe it was so you could help me and Mickey. I know coming to someone's home is not what a typical veterinarian would do, but you are obviously an extraordinary man in a world filled with ordinary men….On top of that, your sensitive and wonderful handwritten note arrived and touched my heart…You are one of those quiet, unheralded champions who make life easier for everyone you touch.""
  • ""Thank you so much for taking care of Lola when she had her reaction, and your office was already closed. I know you took time away from yourself and your family and I really appreciate it.""
  • ""Thank you for giving me more time with my best friend. We are all so grateful.""
  • ""Thank you for all of your support for Maxine during her illness. All was very much appreciated and will always be remembered. I have related to all my friends of what a great doctor and staff at Birdneck Animal Hospital.""
  • ""Thank you for taking such good care of me over the last 4 years. I am doing well and both legs and feet feel great. You sis an awesome job on me Dr. Johnson, and I'm gonna have a great year this year and I hope to see you only for my check up. You guys are the best!""
  • "We can't thank you enough for the wonderful and loving care you gave to"Budkus" while he was in your care. He was so little and so sick and we were so scared for him. Each and every one of the staff members made us feel like we had the only dog in the world. Like nothing else mattered except getting "Budkus" well again. Our deepest gratitude to all of you for the excellent care and attention we received, for your encouragement, comfort, and understanding, and most importantly for saving his life! Thank you so much.""
    ~ J.,B.,C.