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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. Γ‚ At this state of the art facility, our Γ‚ care extends beyond just that of the pet, but to their families as well. Γ‚ 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 Γ‚ 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 are Closed Today Due to Inclement Weather. Please call Dr Welch @ 757-515-1880 for questions- it may be something he can help you with over the phone- or schedule for tomorrow! Everyone be safe and PLEASE bring your babies inside! 🐾🐾 ...

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Clara Mae is finally starting to chip in by putting clients in the room!! ...

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Hes gonna do WHAT???? Poor Gus Gus pacing before his neuter!! 😿😿. #ahnh #edthecat #bostonpuppies #boxtonterrier ...

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Sarah ReichartIt's our dogs little brother! How is he around little ones?2 weeks ago   ·  1
Linda KrauseKim, Max could be Carly's service dog. He can hear for her. 😍2 weeks ago
Donna Howell JohnsonKimberly Jones Adams.......just thought of you when I saw this little guys sweet face.2 weeks ago
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Dr Welch and Patrice said a very tearful goodbye to their sweet Gigi this morning. Please keep their hearts in your prayers. Patrice rescued Gigi many years ago but who really rescues who? Until you have loved an animal a part of your soul is unawakened. ...

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Karen DelVacchioI am so sorry to hear about sweet Gigi Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge. When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable. All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor. Those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind. They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent. His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster. You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart. Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together.... Author unknown...3 weeks ago   ·  2
Jackie Ricks-SampleI'm just heartbroken for you! Sweet Gigi was your baby. Her passing will leave a hole in your hearts and in your family. Take comfort knowing you gave her the best life ever! Praying for you!πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™3 weeks ago   ·  1
Tina OnetoPatrice and Dr. Welch ~ My heart breaks with yours. I am sincerely sorry for the loss of your Gigi. Thinking of you both at this sad time... Tina3 weeks ago   ·  1
Pam ThomasDreadful way to start the new year, so very sorry but she'll be waiting for you.3 weeks ago   ·  1
Christin Jesse WallaceShe is eating cheeseburgers in paradise.....so sorry for your loss. ❀️❀️❀️3 weeks ago   ·  1
Kateland CaudillSo sorry to hear this! Losing a furbaby isn't an easy thing! Sending love and good vibes y'alls way! <33 weeks ago   ·  1
Marla GottliebSo deeply sorry. Prayers of love and comfort heading your way.😒3 weeks ago   ·  1
Valerie Ingels VaituzisOur prayers are with you. This is so sad and our hearts are broken for you.2 weeks ago   ·  1
Tina BonhamDr. Welch and Patrice...we love you guys <3. Big hug...3 weeks ago   ·  1
Jeanne JonesI am so sorry for your loss of your fur babe. πŸ˜₯3 weeks ago   ·  1
Jane Watkins RhodesI know how much you loved her... <<hugs>>3 weeks ago   ·  1
Shelley Cutler AlexanderMy heart is breaking with you allπŸ˜₯❀️πŸ˜₯3 weeks ago   ·  1
Kimberly MossVery sorry. Hugs to both of you.3 weeks ago   ·  1
David Masters JrSo sorry. Always tough3 weeks ago   ·  1
Lynn Malloy PinkertonSorry for your loss3 weeks ago   ·  1
Alison Gaffney O'ConnorSo sorry. What a sweet dog.3 weeks ago   ·  1
Marsha MusselmanSo sorry πŸ˜ͺ2 weeks ago   ·  1
Carole SykesSo sorry ...❀️2 weeks ago   ·  1
Ginger TillettSoooooooo Sorry...2 weeks ago   ·  1
Dennis ClupperSo sorry3 weeks ago   ·  1
Bridget Hutchins InscoeSo sorry to hear this.3 weeks ago   ·  1
Dale NesterSo sorry to hear this.3 weeks ago   ·  1
Ashley Lynn ChessonSorry for your loss3 weeks ago   ·  1
Anne Duff ChappellSo very, very sorry! I am sure she was one lucky little dog....thank you for taking care of our Riley this past summer- you all truly are the best and I will say a special prayer for Patrice, Dr. Welch and sweet Gigi.....2 weeks ago

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