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Spotlight On Business: Pleasure Island Animal Hospital

Pleasure Island Animal Hospital is located in Carolina Beach at 1140 North Lake Park Boulevard, Suite J, just across the street from the Town Hall. 

The friendly staff at Pleasure Island Animal Hospital.

By: Allen Denning
Staff Writer

Pleasure Island Animal Hospital is one of the Island’s favorite and most trusted options in pet healthcare.  Offering a full range of services including general care, preventative care, emergency care and more, the Pleasure Island Animal Hospital is here to help your pet’s live long and healthy lives.  “Caring for your precious pets” is our motto here at Pleasure Island Animal Hospital and we provide that care with a full range of services for pets, whether your pet needs an emergency vet in Carolina Beach, a routine exam, preventative measures or urgent care, our veterinary hospital  team is here to serve you six days a week.” 
Just as you would look for the best doctors and facilities for your own healthcare needs, Pleasure Island Animal Hospital would definitely be among your pet’s top choices if they could talk! At the Pleasure Island Animal Hospital you will find a state of the art facility and a team that is fully capable of providing health services for your pets.  They “offer a full service Veterinary Hospital to keep your beloved pet safe throughout their lives with annual checkups, microchips, dental cleanings, vaccine boosters, parasite testing and other veterinary services.” “Pleasure Island Animal Hospital offers a full service Veterinary Hospital to keep your beloved pet safe throughout their lives with annual checkups, microchips, dental cleanings, vaccine boosters, parasite testing and other veterinary services.”
Pleasure Island Animal Hospital is committed to providing you with the most efficient service possible because they know how important it is to know the status of your pet’s health or ailments quickly.  “When you bring your pet to Pleasure Island Animal Hospital, we don't want to keep you or your pet waiting for test results. Therefore, we offer the latest in veterinary medical technology, including complete diagnostics such as blood work, radiographs and ultrasound and cytologic evaluations to assists in obtaining a correct diagnosis for your pet.  If your pet needs medicine, our convenient in-house pharmacy carries a wide selection of medications and our vet can provide written prescriptions for use in an outside pharmacy.”  “Pleasure Island Animal Hospital embodies the future of veterinary medicine by providing both routine and advanced veterinary medical therapy and surgical procedures. We always keep up on the most recent medical advances in veterinary medicine.  Modern veterinary medicine is now capable of providing complete care for your pets comparable to the care and treatment offered to people.  A visit to Pleasure Island Animal Hospital begins with a consultation with one of our friendly, highly trained veterinary medical professionals who are dedicated to the very finest medical care available for your pets. After reviewing the history of your pet’s illness or injury and performing a complete examination of your pet, they will discuss treatment options that may include surgery and formulate a plan that is right for both you and your pet.  If surgery is recommended, you can feel comfortable knowing that Pleasure Island Animal Hospital uses only the safest anesthetics. Doctors and technicians monitor vital signs such as your pet’s heartbeat, oxygen level, and blood pressure. Immediately following surgery, our veterinary staff will update you on your pet’s recovery.”
At Pleasure Island Animal Hospital you will find a staff that is unparalleled when it comes to quality of care.  “We all have our own pets, and we really love and care for animals so we understand how important your cherished family member is to you. We work hard to offer you that personal touch you've been looking for.”  Their staff is friendly and compassionate making their clients feel comfortable, relaxed and reassured.  “Dr. Ked Cottrell has been practicing in the local area for the past 10 years. He is a graduate of Purdue University Veterinary School and a resident of Carolina Beach enjoying many activities the local environment has to offer. He is a commissioner on the Planning and Zoning board for the town of Carolina Beach, a member of the Carolina Beach Presbyterian Church as well as a member of the Cape Fear Power Squadron. Dr. Cottrell and his wife Julie have 2 dogs: a Schnauzer named Louise and a Shih Tzu named Jack. The pack would not be complete without 1 free stray cat named Charlie.”  Dr. Kottrell is a local resident, known and trusted by the Pleasure Island community. 
“Dr. Stephanie Crow was born and raised in King, North Carolina. After high school she attended North Carolina State University where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science and Nutrition. She also earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from North Carolina State University. She received the Portia Milbradt Scholarship for Veterinary Geriatrics upon graduation. After practicing small animal medicine for several years in Raleigh, NC she moved to Wilmington.
She is married with 2 sons and has one dog named Ruby and one cat named Captain Noodles. Her professional interests include senior wellness and internal medicine.”
Pleasure Island Animal Hospital also offers boarding services when needed.  The next time you find yourself needing to board your pet while on vacation, business trips or any other reason you can rest assured that your pet will be well taken care of and will receive all the love and care that they get at home!
On a personal note my own dog, Guinness, was recently injured and required some fairly extensive treatment.  The Pleasure Island Animal Hospital Team took excellent care of him from surgery on throughout his mending process.  Guinness is now fully recovered and though he is 9 years old he is back to acting like a puppy!
Pleasure Island Animal Hospital is located in Carolina Beach at 1140 North Lake Park Boulevard, Suite J, just across the street from the Town Hall.  The Pleasure Island Animal Hospital is open on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 7:30 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.  On Tuesdays and Thursdays they are open from 7:30 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.  On Saturdays they are open from 8:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. and they are closed on Sundays.  If you would like to find out more about the Pleasure Island Animal Hospital you can visit them online at www.AnimalHospitalCarolinaBeach.com.  The website contains a plethora of great information about the hospital, their staff and services as well as testimonials from their many satisfied clients.  You can reach the Pleasure Island Animal Hospital by phone at (910) 458-5800. 
If your pet could tell you where he or she would want to go for healthcare it would be Pleasure Island Animal Hospital.  Call or stop in today to set up your pet’s next veterinary visit or emergencies.