• 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
  • A Special Day Yesterday for a Pug and her Pups (and Us)!
    The Birdneck Animal Hospital had a very special day yesterday. At 12:30 pm Dr. Johnson performed a cesarean section on a very special patient. Our patient is a one and 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
  • This wonderful pet family needs a new home - Can you help?
    These 3 wonderful pets - a cockatiel, a lovebird, and Harry the cat, all belong to the same family.  Their human parent is looking for a special new home for Read more
  • "Back to School" Pet Care Tips
    Will Your Pet Get an "A-plus" from the Veterinarian? Once you've gotten the "dog days of summer" or a happy holiday season behind you, it's time for many individuals and families Read more
  • Dog Park Etiquette
    Birdneck Animal Hospital is happy to provide some helpful tips for your visits to the dog park this summer. Tip #1: Don't bring a favorite toy! It may not make it out of 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
  • Dog Park Etiquette
    Tip #5:  Think twice about bringing small children to the dog park.  Young children run and yell, and dogs will instinctively chase them, because that is what dogs do!  Read more
  • Dog Park Etiquette
    Tip #3: Don't bring a sick pet.  Likewise, be sure your pet is current on vaccines to protect your "Fido" from another feverish fellow.    Read more
  • Dog Park Etiquette
    Tip #4: Have control of your dog.  Be sure he/she respects your commands and avoid correcting the behaviors of other peoples dogs without their permission.  Read more
  • Dog Park Etiquette
    Tip# 6: Repair any damage.  Besides stepping in doggy droppings, there nothing worse than twisting your ankle in a hidden hole in the ground.  If your dog is a digger, Read more
  • Answer to the FINAL HEARTWORM Question # 10
    Question: Are heartworms similar in shape to rice or spaghetti? Answer: Spaghetti Disgusting, but true. Heartworms do resemble pasta. They are about a foot long, pale tan and spaghetti-like.   Read more
  • Answer to Heartworm Question #9
    Question: Is heartworm disease treatable? Answer: Once again, Yes and No are both correct. In dogs, heartworm disease is treatable. However, treatment can be risky, and some dogs do not survive. There is no Read more
  • Very special addition to the Birdneck Family
    The latest addition to the Birdneck Family is not furry with four feet. Please join us in congratulating our receptionist Nicole of the birth of her baby boy!  Mom and baby 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
  • 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


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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.