Flea And Tick Control

Get Rid of Fleas and Ticks with the Help of Our Virginia Beach Veterinarian

Our Virginia Beach Veterinarian can control your pet's flea and tick problem. When a pet struggles with fleas or ticks, the whole family struggles. At Birdneck Animal Hospital in Virginia Beach, we understand what a struggle it can be when a pet becomes infested with fleas or ticks. It can spread quickly to other areas of the house and cause a pet a great amount of discomfort that often leads to misbehaving.

Many treatments of flea and tick problems do not last long or prevent the return of the parasites. Our veterinarian in Virginia Beach focuses on not only the treatment of parasite infestations but also the prevention. Treatments at our veterinary clinic help pets avoid the suffering and annoyance of constant flea and tick infestations. In addition to providing treatments for fleas and ticks, the veterinarians at our animal clinic also offer vaccinations, dental care, boarding and surgery for pets.

Our Veterinary Hospital Provides Flea and Tick Prevention

Although it can be obvious once the problem escalates, there are several different ways to tell if a pet has fleas in the early stages. Our animal clinic advises that you check your pet's coat regularly to look for any dark specks. Fleas are so small that it may be difficult to distinguish between a community of fleas or dirt leftover from playing outside. The best way to tell is to collect some on a damp paper towel and rub it all around. If the paper has an orange-colored streak, this is an indication of fleas. Fleas and ticks are common problems in both indoor and outdoor pets. The veterinarian at our animal hospital can show pet owners how to administer the medication properly to kill fleas and ticks and prevent them from coming back.

Virginia Beach Vet provides Flea and Tick Treatments

It can often be difficult to tell which treatment and prevention formulas available are effective. The professionals at our Virginia Beach animal hospital have the experience and knowledge to advise patients about what flea and tick products are effective and best suited for your pet. Not only will the staff at our veterinary clinic be able to find an effective treatment formula for pets, but we will also teach pet owners how to apply properly the medication. Improper application is often one of the main reasons flea and tick formulas are ineffective. Our Virginia Beach animal hospital believes that treatment formulas should be complemented by prevention formulas as well, so when the fleas and ticks are gone, they do not return.

Although all pets can be exposed to problems with parasite infestations, outdoor pets tend to suffer from infestations more often than indoor pets. Our veterinary clinic advises owners to prevent infestations by keeping pets away from animals that can carry parasites such as raccoons, opossums and from environments that may be homes for these parasites. Owners should try to limit a pet's exposure to these parasite sources at all times as a form of prevention. This is especially important because these animals can often carry harmful diseases that can affect a pet, even if the pet has had proper vaccinations.

If you believe your pet has parasites, please contact our veterinary hospital immediately for treatment. The sooner fleas and ticks are targeted and treated at our animal clinic, the better it is for both you and your pet. In addition to these services, the veterinarian at our veterinary hospital also provides dental care, boarding and surgery. You can reach our veterinary clinic by phone at 757-355-5694 or by email.

Virginia Beach Veterinarian | Birdneck Animal Hospital
508 North Birdneck Rd Suite C
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
Phone: (757) 355-5694


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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.