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Keep Your Pets Happy and Healthy at Pleasure Island Animal Hospital

Pleasure Island Animal Hospital is located at 1140 North Lake Park Boulevard, Suite J. Hours of operation are: 8:00am to 6:00pm, Monday through Friday and 8:00am to 1:00pm on Saturday. For more information call (910) 458-5800, visit their website for a detailed list of their services and current specials, at animalhospitalcarolinabeach.com.

Pleasure Island Animal Hospital is a full service animal hospital, offering virtually any procedure your pet could ever need. Their experienced veterinary team provides all the essential veterinary services, such as; wellness exams, vaccinations, microchips, dental care, parasite testing, and other diagnostic services for your pets. They can provide you with all the necessary preventative medicines to keep you pet free of parasites like the dreaded heartworm and of course, fleas and ticks. Keep your pets’ teeth happy and healthy as well. Oral hygiene isn’t just for humans. Your pets’ teeth need love too. They offer teeth cleaning and polishing, tooth extractions and even minor oral surgery. Pleasure Island Animal Hospital is owned and operated by Veterinarian, Ked Cottrell. Dr. Cottrell attended Purdue University Veterinary School, graduating in 2002. Dr. Cottrell has practiced veterinary medicine in Carolina Beach, since 2004. In December of 2011, he opened his own practice, Pleasure Island Animal Hospital, in order to continue to provide the best of care for the beloved pets of Pleasure Island, Wilmington and surrounding areas. ”We pride ourselves on the compassionate care we provide to you and your special animal companions.”
There are many problems and health concerns that can arise during the summer season and are uniquely associated with summer activities. The warm weather brings out bees, snakes and other creepy crawlers that can bite or otherwise infect your pet. Dr. Cottrell can help treat all these. Plants can be a problem as well, causing various skin allergies for your pet. If your dog likes to go swimming at the beach be sure to watch out for problems like ear infections, which can be caused by swimming, oyster shell cuts on their paws and legs, sand impaction from swallowing too much sand and ingestion of saltwater. If any of these problems do arise, Dr. Cottrell and his staff will be happy to help you treat them. For the upcoming hurricane season, Pleasure Island Animal Hospital has created a Hurricane Preparedness brochure, detailing any and all procedures and precautions necessary to keep your pets alive and well. Upon reading the pamphlet, you will quickly realize that there are several questions you may have never asked yourself, concerning your pet’s safety and health during the hurricane season. Is your pet up-to-date on vaccinations? Kennels will not board pets without a vaccination history, so make sure you keep documentation on-hand. Does your pet have anxiety that would require a mild sedative to keep them calm during the hurricane? An overly anxious pet can be not only a problem for them but for you as well. Does your pet have a securely fastened ID tag or microchip, in case they get lost? These and other questions are important to ask and Pleasure Island Animal Hospital can help you answer them. They also include, within the pamphlet, a very thorough list of emergency phone numbers. There are several numbers for boarding facilities, over a dozen numbers for veterinarians in and around our area and even a list of pet-friendly hotels.  
Dr. Cottrell and his wife Julie have two dogs and a cat; a Schnauzer named Louise, a Shih Tzu named Jack and Charlie the cat. Dr. Cottrell is an active contributing member of the local community. He is a commissioner on the Planning and Zoning board for the town of Carolina Beach, a member of the Carolina Beach Presbyterian Church and a member of the Cape Fear Power Squadron. When Dr. Cottrell is not available or is out of town, Dr. Silos, of Myrtle Grove Animal Medical Clinic will be happy to help you with all of your veterinary needs. Pleasure Island Animal Hospital is located at 1140 North Lake Park Boulevard, Suite J, right next to Casa Matta. Hours of operation are: 8:00am to 6:00pm, Monday through Friday and 8:00am to 1:00pm on Saturday. For more information call (910) 458-5800, visit their website for a detailed list of their services and current specials, at animalhospitalcarolinabeach.com or check them out on Facebook.