Wake Forest Animal Hospital

★★★★☆
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919-562-9040

992 Durham Rd

Wake Forest, NC

27587

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We have been going to W.F. Animal Hospital for 15 years. We switched to Dr. Manning after seeing another local vet who only does walk-ins and refused to treat our poisoned and dying lab until the animals ahead of us receiving routine vaccinations and check-ups were seen. That vet told us to drop her off with him and to call that afternoon to see if she needed to spend the night. When I called, he said, "Oh, your little puppy died a few hours ago." We didn't even have the chance to tell her goodbye. Needless to say, we switched vets to the only other animal hospital that was in the area at the time. During the last 15 years, we have taken 3 dogs and 3 cats to W.F. Animal Hospital and have been pleased with every vet we've seen. They are friendly, and I have never had a problem with a vet returning my calls for any reason. Our elderly cat had frequent bladder stones and thyroid problems, and this practice was great at treating both of these issues for years. She had to be put to sleep in 2011, which was the most difficult thing I've gone through. Dr. Manning drove to our house in Louisburg so she wouldn't be traumatized at the office and was extremely compassionate. He sent a very heartfelt sympathy note later, and the fee was very reasonable. Recently, we adopted a new kitten and had her spayed. I was concerned about the way her incision site looked. I dropped in with her, was quickly seen and reassured, and not charged for the visit. We are clients for life!

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We have been going to W.F. Animal Hospital for 15 years. We switched to Dr. Manning after seeing another local vet who only does walk-ins and refused to treat our poisoned and dying lab until the animals ahead of us receiving routine vaccinations and check-ups were seen. That vet told us to drop her off with him and to call that afternoon to see if she needed to spend the night. When I called, he said, "Oh, your little puppy died a few hours ago." We didn't even have the chance to tell her goodbye. Needless to say, we switched vets to the only other animal hospital that was in the area at the time. During the last 15 years, we have taken 3 dogs and 3 cats to W.F. Animal Hospital and have been pleased with every vet we've seen. They are friendly, and I have never had a problem with a vet returning my calls for any reason. Our elderly cat had frequent bladder stones and thyroid problems, and this practice was great at treating both of these issues for years. She had to be put to sleep in 2011, which was the most difficult thing I've gone through. Dr. Manning drove to our house in Louisburg so she wouldn't be traumatized at the office and was extremely compassionate. He sent a very heartfelt sympathy note later, and the fee was very reasonable. Recently, we adopted a new kitten and had her spayed. I was concerned about the way her incision site looked. I dropped in with her, was quickly seen and reassured, and not charged for the visit. We are clients for life!

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Awesome vet! Rocky, my Dachshund, has been going there for 14 yrs. Dr. Manning and all his staff members have been so pleasant and helpful anytime I take my pets to them.

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Awesome vet! Rocky, my Dachshund, has been going there for 14 yrs. Dr. Manning and all his staff members have been so pleasant and helpful anytime I take my pets to them.

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Not happy with the care. My boxer, Laila unfortunately swallowed another object. This time it was a bone, according to Dr Darch at the North Wake animal clinic in Wake Forest, an irregular shape about 3 inches long. He removed it manually from her anus. Before she went to Dr Darch, I took her to Wake Forest Animal Hospital expecting to see Dr Manning, however, was passed over to Dr Bennett, because he was conferring with a vendor. I got over that, because she was being seen by a professional regardless. They x-rayed Laila only to have an inconclusive finding! They suggested she get a barium swallow to highlight any objects in the intestines-another $300! Then blood tests should have revealed a possibility of Addisons' disease, only they didn't test for it and I would have to pay another $100 or so. This requires another blood test of some sort. Then she could be put on steroids, just in case, it was a hormonal issue. Another $100 or less...I just didn't feel right with this vet. The receptionists were pretty nice and professional. They took her in immediately, but I was disappointed with the lack of knowledge on the vets behalf. I'm still wondering how the huge bone in her intestines could have been overlooked after the x-ray?? Fishy.
The remaining care handled by Dr Darch with pills, blood tests, bone removal, shots, after care for about 3-4 days (he called)-total cost = $156.

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Not happy with the care. My boxer, Laila unfortunately swallowed another object. This time it was a bone, according to Dr Darch at the North Wake animal clinic in Wake Forest, an irregular shape about 3 inches long. He removed it manually from her anus. Before she went to Dr Darch, I took her to Wake Forest Animal Hospital expecting to see Dr Manning, however, was passed over to Dr Bennett, because he was conferring with a vendor. I got over that, because she was being seen by a professional regardless. They x-rayed Laila only to have an inconclusive finding! They suggested she get a barium swallow to highlight any objects in the intestines-another $300! Then blood tests should have revealed a possibility of Addisons' disease, only they didn't test for it and I would have to pay another $100 or so. This requires another blood test of some sort. Then she could be put on steroids, just in case, it was a hormonal issue. Another $100 or less...I just didn't feel right with this vet. The receptionists were pretty nice and professional. They took her in immediately, but I was disappointed with the lack of knowledge on the vets behalf. I'm still wondering how the huge bone in her intestines could have been overlooked after the x-ray?? Fishy.
The remaining care handled by Dr Darch with pills, blood tests, bone removal, shots, after care for about 3-4 days (he called)-total cost = $156.

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We have been taking our dear dog, Noelle, to see Dr. Manning for the past 10 1/2 years. He and his staff have always provided wonderful care and have been very kind and professional. This past week we had to have Noelle put to sleep. Dr. Manning was wonderful in how he treated her, and us, in this very upsetting time. If, in the future, we decide to adopt another dog we will, without hesitation, return to Dr. Manning and the Wake Forest Animal Hospital. They are superb!

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We have been taking our dear dog, Noelle, to see Dr. Manning for the past 10 1/2 years. He and his staff have always provided wonderful care and have been very kind and professional. This past week we had to have Noelle put to sleep. Dr. Manning was wonderful in how he treated her, and us, in this very upsetting time. If, in the future, we decide to adopt another dog we will, without hesitation, return to Dr. Manning and the Wake Forest Animal Hospital. They are superb!

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I would highly recommend WFAH. The doctors and assistants are very good at their jobs, knowledgeable, and have been very caring with our two senior citizens. I also like the fact that they give you options for treatment and they are very supportive when it comes time to make tough decisions. My only complaint would be that the reception staff could have been a bit more discrete when we brought our old, very sick dog in to be put down. That said, overall this is a great vet office.

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I would highly recommend WFAH. The doctors and assistants are very good at their jobs, knowledgeable, and have been very caring with our two senior citizens. I also like the fact that they give you options for treatment and they are very supportive when it comes time to make tough decisions. My only complaint would be that the reception staff could have been a bit more discrete when we brought our old, very sick dog in to be put down. That said, overall this is a great vet office.

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Been taking our pets here since 2000; we switched from Banfield in Raleigh when we moved to Wake Forest and someone recommended Dr. Manning. We're very pleased with the services that have been provided and nearly everyone on staff has been kind, caring and professional. We only had one negative visit in the past 8 years and that was with a vet that is no longer on staff there. She misdiagnosed a torn ACL (despite my protests that that wasn't the problem) in our malamute's knee, stating it was just her hip displaysia acting up, and as a result, we missed a narrow window of opportunity to get it repaired before it was completely blown out. As a result, it cost us nearly $2,000 at a specialist to rebuild & stabilize the joint, instead of the $700 to strengthen the tendon. At any rate, that vet is not on staff there anymore and we've been thrilled with the care of our pets. Dr. Manning keeps up with newer procedures and when our other dog (Lab/Chow mix) tore his ACL, was able to repair it himself surgically for under $700, using a procedure he had recently trained for with a top orthopedist from Cary & UNC Vet School.

All our pets are aging now and some require special & gentle care, which Dr. Manning and his staff provide easily. Dr. Manning takes time to explain possible treatments, helps you weigh the pros & cons of each, and makes sure you understand any side effects, etc., of medications. He's especially good with our Mal, who is a difficult and curmudgeonly large animal to treat in the best of situations; she seems to have a healthy respect for him herself and he's the only vet that she allows to touch and manipulate without complaint. Our other pets are usually treated by one of the other on-staff veterinarians and they seem genuinely concerned with their health and well-being.

This animal hospital has managed fit us in during emergencies on many occasions.

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★★★★★

Been taking our pets here since 2000; we switched from Banfield in Raleigh when we moved to Wake Forest and someone recommended Dr. Manning. We're very pleased with the services that have been provided and nearly everyone on staff has been kind, caring and professional. We only had one negative visit in the past 8 years and that was with a vet that is no longer on staff there. She misdiagnosed a torn ACL (despite my protests that that wasn't the problem) in our malamute's knee, stating it was just her hip displaysia acting up, and as a result, we missed a narrow window of opportunity to get it repaired before it was completely blown out. As a result, it cost us nearly $2,000 at a specialist to rebuild & stabilize the joint, instead of the $700 to strengthen the tendon. At any rate, that vet is not on staff there anymore and we've been thrilled with the care of our pets. Dr. Manning keeps up with newer procedures and when our other dog (Lab/Chow mix) tore his ACL, was able to repair it himself surgically for under $700, using a procedure he had recently trained for with a top orthopedist from Cary & UNC Vet School.

All our pets are aging now and some require special & gentle care, which Dr. Manning and his staff provide easily. Dr. Manning takes time to explain possible treatments, helps you weigh the pros & cons of each, and makes sure you understand any side effects, etc., of medications. He's especially good with our Mal, who is a difficult and curmudgeonly large animal to treat in the best of situations; she seems to have a healthy respect for him herself and he's the only vet that she allows to touch and manipulate without complaint. Our other pets are usually treated by one of the other on-staff veterinarians and they seem genuinely concerned with their health and well-being.

This animal hospital has managed fit us in during emergencies on many occasions.

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I have been taking my animals to Norman Manning since 1997. I have had two animals that have been very very sick-one a 19 year old cat that was quite a handful and one a 6 month old puppy with liver shunts. I have always had a good relationship with Norman and he has been very supportive of my efforts to help both my old cat and my poor puppy. I have had run ins with his staff and in particular one person but for the most part, have been treated with courtesy and respect. I have recommended the hospital to many people and for the most part, again, all have had positive experiences. I would not hesitate to take any animal to them. I think a particular experience sums up their care. I was in the office with my dog and when I left a man was putting his dog in the car. She got away from him and ran around the hospital. I went inside and called the staff. Everyone left what they were doing to try to catch the poor dog. Norman took his car onto the highway so that he could stop the dog if she came that way. The other staff followed her on foot. they didn't catch her, but boy did they try!

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I have been taking my animals to Norman Manning since 1997. I have had two animals that have been very very sick-one a 19 year old cat that was quite a handful and one a 6 month old puppy with liver shunts. I have always had a good relationship with Norman and he has been very supportive of my efforts to help both my old cat and my poor puppy. I have had run ins with his staff and in particular one person but for the most part, have been treated with courtesy and respect. I have recommended the hospital to many people and for the most part, again, all have had positive experiences. I would not hesitate to take any animal to them. I think a particular experience sums up their care. I was in the office with my dog and when I left a man was putting his dog in the car. She got away from him and ran around the hospital. I went inside and called the staff. Everyone left what they were doing to try to catch the poor dog. Norman took his car onto the highway so that he could stop the dog if she came that way. The other staff followed her on foot. they didn't catch her, but boy did they try!

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We have been taking our dog to Wake Forest Animal Hospital since we moved to Wake Forest about 10 years ago. About a week ago, we had to put our dear dog down. Dr. Mullen came out to the house & was absolutely wonderful! It was the saddest time of our lives but she was so supportive and understanding. She was very gentle with our baby and it was quick and painless. She gave us time in private to say goodbye while we cried our hearts out and even hugged us with support and sympathy. We had her cremated and when we picked up her ashes: they were in a box with a velor satchel and included was a heartfelt poem about Meeting at the Rainbow Bridge & a ceramic tile with her paw print. It just touched our hearts. We couldn't ask for a more heartfelt experience. We hope someday to go back to Wake Forest Animal Hospital when we are ready to welcome another pet into our lives. Thank you Dr. Mullen and staff for taking care of our most treasured possession!

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We have been taking our dog to Wake Forest Animal Hospital since we moved to Wake Forest about 10 years ago. About a week ago, we had to put our dear dog down. Dr. Mullen came out to the house & was absolutely wonderful! It was the saddest time of our lives but she was so supportive and understanding. She was very gentle with our baby and it was quick and painless. She gave us time in private to say goodbye while we cried our hearts out and even hugged us with support and sympathy. We had her cremated and when we picked up her ashes: they were in a box with a velor satchel and included was a heartfelt poem about Meeting at the Rainbow Bridge & a ceramic tile with her paw print. It just touched our hearts. We couldn't ask for a more heartfelt experience. We hope someday to go back to Wake Forest Animal Hospital when we are ready to welcome another pet into our lives. Thank you Dr. Mullen and staff for taking care of our most treasured possession!

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Dr. Manning saw our cat when she was very sick. He kept her overnight, gave her medicine, re-hydrated her, and took blood to determine what was wrong with her. He called to let us know how she was the next day which we were not expecting. Unfortunately, she had a liver disease of unknown origin and he wasn't sure if it was an acute or chronic problem. Dr. Manning put her on a special diet and she seemed to get better for a while. Her condition turned out to be chronic and despite excellent care, she died the next year. Upon hearing about our loss, Dr. Manning sent us a handwritten sympathy card. We were very touched. We recently adopted a new cat and are more than happy to take her to Wake Forest Animal Clinic for all her veterinary needs.

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Dr. Manning saw our cat when she was very sick. He kept her overnight, gave her medicine, re-hydrated her, and took blood to determine what was wrong with her. He called to let us know how she was the next day which we were not expecting. Unfortunately, she had a liver disease of unknown origin and he wasn't sure if it was an acute or chronic problem. Dr. Manning put her on a special diet and she seemed to get better for a while. Her condition turned out to be chronic and despite excellent care, she died the next year. Upon hearing about our loss, Dr. Manning sent us a handwritten sympathy card. We were very touched. We recently adopted a new cat and are more than happy to take her to Wake Forest Animal Clinic for all her veterinary needs.

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They have taken care of my 4 dogs & each time they've been great. I had an emergency situation with my pug (blood in her urine) late on a Friday - took her in Sat morning & while they were too packed to take her when I brought her in they told me what to do for her & what to watch for - if she got worse where to take her for an emergency. The gave me an appointment for 1st thing Monday & took excellent care of her. I'd recommend them.

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They have taken care of my 4 dogs & each time they've been great. I had an emergency situation with my pug (blood in her urine) late on a Friday - took her in Sat morning & while they were too packed to take her when I brought her in they told me what to do for her & what to watch for - if she got worse where to take her for an emergency. The gave me an appointment for 1st thing Monday & took excellent care of her. I'd recommend them.

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We also had a terrible experience with Wake Forest Animal Hospital. Our dog was very sick with a severe case of diarreha. She would not eat or drink and had been sick for a few days. When we called we were told they could not see her that day. The dog was so sick my husband insisted on bringing her in. They reluctantly agreed to sqeeze her in. Unfortunately, our dog also had a cast on her leg which had been put on by an emergeny vet after she'd been hit by a car. (We actually rescued her after the car accident and brought her to an emergency vet to be treated). The cast had slipped and also needed to be attended to. The vet tech told us Dr Manning wanted us to follow up with the emergency vet. Dr. Manning refused to talk to us about her leg and said that he refused to examine her cast, discuss it with us or to even discuss the case with the emergency vet. I called the emergency vet while at Wake Forest Animal Hospital and while I was tracking down the emergency vet via phone, I was told Dr Manning did not want to talk to him.

The following day I left 2 phone calls to talk to Dr. Manning since he did not come upfront in the office the previous day to talk to me. When he finally returned my call, he said that he can choose which cases he wants to handle and which he does not, even for existing patients. He then proceeded to hang up on me even though I had never been unprofessional or even raised my voice during our conversation.

PET OWNERS BEWARE - you too may find this vet will not want to treat your pet even if they've treated your pet in the past. In our opinion, Dr. Manning is cocky, abrubt, lacks professionalism and any sense of good customer service. We've pulled all 4 of our pets out from their care and have found another vet in the Wake Forest area.

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We also had a terrible experience with Wake Forest Animal Hospital. Our dog was very sick with a severe case of diarreha. She would not eat or drink and had been sick for a few days. When we called we were told they could not see her that day. The dog was so sick my husband insisted on bringing her in. They reluctantly agreed to sqeeze her in. Unfortunately, our dog also had a cast on her leg which had been put on by an emergeny vet after she'd been hit by a car. (We actually rescued her after the car accident and brought her to an emergency vet to be treated). The cast had slipped and also needed to be attended to. The vet tech told us Dr Manning wanted us to follow up with the emergency vet. Dr. Manning refused to talk to us about her leg and said that he refused to examine her cast, discuss it with us or to even discuss the case with the emergency vet. I called the emergency vet while at Wake Forest Animal Hospital and while I was tracking down the emergency vet via phone, I was told Dr Manning did not want to talk to him.

The following day I left 2 phone calls to talk to Dr. Manning since he did not come upfront in the office the previous day to talk to me. When he finally returned my call, he said that he can choose which cases he wants to handle and which he does not, even for existing patients. He then proceeded to hang up on me even though I had never been unprofessional or even raised my voice during our conversation.

PET OWNERS BEWARE - you too may find this vet will not want to treat your pet even if they've treated your pet in the past. In our opinion, Dr. Manning is cocky, abrubt, lacks professionalism and any sense of good customer service. We've pulled all 4 of our pets out from their care and have found another vet in the Wake Forest area.

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We have taken our cat and dog to Wake Forest Animal Hospital for several years. This is an excellent facility. They offer exceptional care to animals and also to worried owners! When we got our puppy (our first dog ever), the vets took lots of time in order to answer our questions. Recently, our cat has been very ill. The staff and vets have been unbelievable. They have seen us on a moment's notice, and all of them, from the front desk staff to the vets, have been wonderfully caring. When we are in the office, even though they may be busy, we feel that we are their most important patients and that we have all of their attention. We have seen both Dr. Melissa Mullin and Dr. Miranda Jones and would recommend both of them without reservation. They are both extremely knowledgeable, very caring, good with both cats and dogs and even called us at home to see how our sick kitty was doing. We feel fortunate to have found this exceptional office.

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We have taken our cat and dog to Wake Forest Animal Hospital for several years. This is an excellent facility. They offer exceptional care to animals and also to worried owners! When we got our puppy (our first dog ever), the vets took lots of time in order to answer our questions. Recently, our cat has been very ill. The staff and vets have been unbelievable. They have seen us on a moment's notice, and all of them, from the front desk staff to the vets, have been wonderfully caring. When we are in the office, even though they may be busy, we feel that we are their most important patients and that we have all of their attention. We have seen both Dr. Melissa Mullin and Dr. Miranda Jones and would recommend both of them without reservation. They are both extremely knowledgeable, very caring, good with both cats and dogs and even called us at home to see how our sick kitty was doing. We feel fortunate to have found this exceptional office.

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We have been taking our pets here for a couple years. We never got a wonderful feeling towards them but it was close and convenient. The other day one of our dogs had a deep cut and needed stitches and they refused to see her. Claiming that surgeries weren't occurring. How does the need for stitches have anything to do with surgeries? They turned down my puppy who was badly hurt. I will never ever take my pets back here. They lost three patients due to their receptionist's laziness.

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We have been taking our pets here for a couple years. We never got a wonderful feeling towards them but it was close and convenient. The other day one of our dogs had a deep cut and needed stitches and they refused to see her. Claiming that surgeries weren't occurring. How does the need for stitches have anything to do with surgeries? They turned down my puppy who was badly hurt. I will never ever take my pets back here. They lost three patients due to their receptionist's laziness.

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We just moved to the area, and our 8 yr old Peke needed to be seen quickly. Called Wake Forest and they got us right in. The waiting room was a good size, clean, and the front office staff were friendly and knowledgeable. The front office suggested a vet that would work well with our small dog, and Dr. Miranda Jones was exceptional. She took time with our dog before the exam, and explained the problem with several solutions our previous vet never mentioned. I recommend them highly. Personable, caring office.

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★★★★★

We just moved to the area, and our 8 yr old Peke needed to be seen quickly. Called Wake Forest and they got us right in. The waiting room was a good size, clean, and the front office staff were friendly and knowledgeable. The front office suggested a vet that would work well with our small dog, and Dr. Miranda Jones was exceptional. She took time with our dog before the exam, and explained the problem with several solutions our previous vet never mentioned. I recommend them highly. Personable, caring office.

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Having lived in places all around the U.S. and the world, a good vet is always one of the first things we look for. Of all the vets we've been to I think that the kind and loving folks at WF Animal Hospital have to be the best we've ever been to.

I would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone looking for excellent and exceptional vet care in the Wake Forest area.

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Having lived in places all around the U.S. and the world, a good vet is always one of the first things we look for. Of all the vets we've been to I think that the kind and loving folks at WF Animal Hospital have to be the best we've ever been to.

I would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone looking for excellent and exceptional vet care in the Wake Forest area.

Pros: Compassionate, Caring

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