• What Does A Veterinary Technician Do?
    Did you ever wonder exactly what a veterinary technician does?  Well, in addition to assisting veterinarians in maintaining animal health, they are a key team member in keeping a veterinary Read more
  • Update on Pug Puppies Born at our Hospital
    One of our most popular posts was the caesarian birth of seven Pug puppies back at the end of July. We have had a lot of inquiries about them since, Read more
  • Meet Our Pet Of The Month
    Meet Lucy Clark, Birdneck Animal Hospital's "Pet of the Month"!  Lucy is a 2 year old rottweiler who is sweet as a peach.  Lucy's owners have been coming to Birdneck Animal Read more
  • December Pet Of The Month
    Meet Rookie, our December pet of the month.  Rookie is a 7 year old Mastiff/Australian Shepherd mix.  He recently underwent an intensive surgery to repair his cranial cruciate ligament, (a Read more
  • Our Birdneck Family Is Growing By Leaps and Bounds! Part 4
    I am Heather, a receptionist at Birdneck Animal Hospital, and this is my pet adoption story.  Scuffy is a 4 year old Shih-Tzu mix who was rescued from Richmond, VA.  Read more
  • Heartworm prevention in the winter? YES!
    The staff of Birdneck Animal Hospital in Virginia Beach supports the recommendations of the Companion Animal Parasite Council, which recommends that all cats and dogs be on a monthly de-worming 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
  • Does Fido Need a Flu Shot Too?
    Many dog boarding facilities and day cares now are requiring dogs to be vaccinated against canine influenza. Canine influenza, or canine flu, was classified as an emerging infectious disease in Read more
  • Our Birdneck Family Is Growing By Leaps and Bounds! Part 3
    I'm Heather, a veterinary assistant and receptionist.  On March 19, 2012 Vinny, a 5 year old English Bulldog was brought to Birdneck Animal Hospital to be euthanized due to many Read more
  • Are You Brushing Your Pet's Teeth?
    About 80% of dogs and 70% of cats have some form of dental disease by age 2, but some simple steps can prevent painful conditions and pricey treatments later.  Twice-yearly Read more
  • Going The Extra Mile For a Stray Kitten
    The Birdneck Animal Hospital would like to commend the Ambrosino Family for going above and beyond to save a kitten's life.  Here is their story: Aaron Ambrosino, son of long time Read more
  • Top 10 Peeves Dogs Have With Humans
    10. Blaming your farts on me...not funny! 9. Yelling at me for barking.  I'm a DOG! 8. Taking me for a walk, then not letting me check stuff out.  Exactly whose walk Read more
  • September is HAPPY CAT MONTH!
    According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, September 2011 is Happy Cat Month.  Please share a favorite photo of your happy cat! Read more
  • Interesting Cat Fact
    Cats paw (repeatedly treading on a spot - often it's the owner) to mark their territory.  Cats sweat through the bottom of their paws and rub this off as a 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
  • New In-House Laboratory Equipment Provides FAST Results While You Wait!
    New in house laboratory equipment at Birdneck Animal Hospital allows your Virginia Beach veterinarian, Dr. Wayne Johnson, to do more tests and get the results to his clients even faster 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.