Although it's name may sound harmless, bloat is a life-threatening emergency for dogs. The condition, formally called gastric dilation-volvulus (GDV), can quickly kill dogs if they don't receive p ...View Article
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When you are looking for a veterinary care clinic you should be able to count on superior care and excellent service. We at Barker Animal Hospital in Chesapeake VA and our expert team of veterinary professionals strive to help you provide the best healthcare for your pet. Our new progressive veterinary facility is clean, welcoming, and efficient. Call 757-410-5533 to schedule an appointment and we will find a time that is convenient for you.
We recommend twice yearly wellness exams for all pets. This includes a comprehensive physical exam. Dr. Sarah J Barker will check the health of your pet from head to tail. During this consultation our veterinarian will partner with you to understand your pet's unique lifestyle in order to create an individualized preventative healthcare plan for your pet. We take great pride in the quality of service we provide. We understand the trust you place in your veterinarian and we are certain you will be happy you came to Barker Animal Hospital for service.
Be sure to bring in any medical history you have of your pet when you come to our vet clinic. It's best to keep a journal of your pet's health throughout his or her life, including behavioral shifts. If you have something like this, share it with our team. If not, let us know everything that you think will be important. Dr. Barker can still work with whatever information you have.
In some circumstances, Dr. Barker may refer you to a specialist who has advanced expertise in areas such as internal medicine or surgery.