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Serving the Outer Banks of North Carolina With High Quality Veterinarian Services For over 25 Years!

In 1988 the Animal Hospital of Nags Head was built by Dr. Barrett Welch, as a result of an inspired vision to bring a higher level of quality Veterinary care to the Outer Banks.  At this state of the art facility, our  care extends beyond just that of the pet, but to their families as well.  Our focus is to provide the very best in Veterinary care in a modern, clean, safe and caring environment. Our services include wellness visits, vaccinations, dentistry and an array of surgeries, including both soft tissue and specialized orthopedic procedures. We provide an in-house lab for blood work, digital radiology, an on site Pharmacy, Video Endoscope and Otoscopic, and a Full  Service Boarding Facility. In addition, we provide another Facility located in Avon that is open five afternoons each week. Out of town? Consider our facility to be your pets home away from home!

Clean and Modern Facilities Offering A Full Range of Services Including:



Full Service Boarding

In House Lab


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We Have Full Line of High Quality Pet Products To Keep Your Furry Friend Healthy and Happy!

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We love our Coastal Humane Society family!!! <3 Look what they are doing for our precious Hatteras folks!!!! ...

Coastal Humane Society delivered 400 pounds of dog food, cat food, and cat litter to the Free Market in Hatteras Village yesterday to help our friends and neighbors. We pledged to do more as the need arises. Thank you to our donors and supporters for letting us do this.

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HI!!! I was found at Milepost 11... I am a girl and need help finding my family!! Please call the office and we will hook you up with who found me!! <3 252-441-8611 ...

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Tina Bonhamwe have a house on wrightsville at the 10-1/2 mile post. the people who live in the A-frame behind the gym have a female similar to this. her name is Zoey. Not sure that this is her...but, worth the check?3 days ago

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Daily dose of cuteness....

Little bear meets his new best friend...

5 days ago

Precious and Wonderful Dr. Welch.... after a chaotic day, when we we got the final 5:57 call. One of our sweet babies ... a lifelong love of 15years ... it was time... he gently carried the baby to me and we placed her comfortably... if it's possible to say she was a lady....then you understand a lady alway knows her time to leave.... mama couldn't be there... we were Closed and alone in the office ... he had no idea I could hear him as I had said my goodbyes and was doing paperwork then I could hear. his sweet words to her "you are such a good girl""you are not going to suffer or hurt or ache anymore"... "I know your sister is waiting and so happy to see you up there.... I can't wait to see you!!" I lost it trying to mop... so blessed to work with this precious man daily :). #alldogsgotoheaven #catstoo ...

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Jane Watkins RhodesThat made me choke up.... such sweetness. He's a great man.6 days ago   ·  3
Georgia Miller BeachJust made me cry6 days ago   ·  1
Linda BarnhartI was fortunate to begin my pet journey with Dr. Welch in 1988. He has been there for all of my babies.....He is a wonderful person!6 days ago   ·  1
Helen Link CorbettWhen we put our baby to sleep he send us a card- it meant a lot to us6 days ago   ·  1
Wanda Taylor6 days ago   ·  1
Tina Bonhamwouldn't expect anything less from him <36 days ago   ·  4
Nina ToreHe is a wonderful man! :)6 days ago   ·  1
Carolyn Crowell HutchinsonDR WELSH IS A WONDERFUL PERSON!6 days ago   ·  1
Pat Rucklewhat a good testament to a truly good man & good vet6 days ago   ·  1
Catherine ParkerHow precious!6 days ago   ·  1
Glynn PowellSpecial!5 days ago   ·  1
Jennifer CreefHe has been a wonderful caregiver for many animals. My pups have always been lucky to have him as their Dr. He is a kind loving special individual. 💕6 days ago   ·  1
Jettie MillerOops meant employer5 days ago
Eddie LynchHe's the Best!!4 days ago
Jettie MillerThis is the man I loved as a former employee he would always say "don't let this one die alone " BLESS YOU AHNH5 days ago

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