(252) 441-8611

Expert Pet Care

In 1988 the Animal Hospital of Nags Head was built by Dr. Barrett Welch as a result of his inspired vision to bring a higher level of veterinary care to the Outer Banks. Our care extends beyond just the pet, but to their families as well. At our state of the art facility, we offer wellness visits and vaccinations, dentistry, an array of surgeries, which include routine spays/neuters, emergency surgery, and specialized orthopedic procedures. An in-house lab, digital radiography, on-site pharmacy, and video Endoscopy and Otoscopy are just some of the services we provide. We also have a full service boarding facility. Are you from out of town? Consider us your Veterinarian away from home!

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Makani D.

“All of my pets (2 dogs and 1 cat) have received nothing but top notch care from Nags Head Animal Hospital’s state of the art facility.”

Amanda A.

“So thankful for their efficient service. I had to have a prescription called in for my dog from Pennsylvania while on vacation. It was filled within a few hours and reasonably priced.”

Deborah T.

“Dr Welch and his staff have always been the best, bar none. For almost ten years, Dr Welch has gone above and beyond to take the utmost care of our boys, Odie and Sidney.”

Complete Care

We are a full-service veterinarian facility and surgery center. Get the care you need with the access to the industries leading products.

Emergency Care

When time is essential, trust your pet’s health to the team that has the knowledge and resources to take action quickly and preserve every moment possible.

Dental Care

Teeth cleaning and repair are essential to an animal’s health. We can help keep your pet’s breath fresh and prevent future complications.


A core component of your pet’s health plan should always include the needed vaccinations. This can help prevent a multitude of issues that may arise.

Onsite Lab

We can help properly assess your animal’s condition with comprehensive blood work tests that allow more detailed information on the right path forward.

Pet Store

Get reliable pet products from the same professionals you trust to take care of your furry friends. Better products mean better health for your pets.


if your pet needs overnight care or you are going out of town, we can provide a safe environment for your pet heal and rejuvenate.

Animal Hospital Of Nags Head

Pet owners trust us to look after the needs of their beloved companions. We are specialists committed to delivering the very highest of veterinary care and affection.

Contact info

Phone: (252) 441-8611
Fax: (252) 449 0281
101 E Dowitcher St. Nags Head, NC 27959

Opening hours

Monday - Friday: 8:00 - 6:00
Saturday: 8:00 - 1:00
Sunday: Closed