North Wake Animal Hospital

★★★★★
  • 2160 S Main St

    Wake Forest, NC 27587

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  • 919-556-1121

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Mon 8:00-18:00, Tue 8:00-20:00, Wed 8:00-18:00, Thu 8:00-20:00, Fri 8:00-18:00, Sat 8:00-14:00, Sun closed
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Loved going there when Dr. Darch and Alice were there. Now it's more like a walmart, check in and check you out fast as possible.

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Loved going there when Dr. Darch and Alice were there. Now it's more like a walmart, check in and check you out fast as possible.

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Dr. Teresa Danford recently left the vet I had been using, but I trust her so much I moved my pets to North Wake. At my previous vet I had a cat that had been diagnosed with Cardiomyopathy and when Dr. T has seen him she questioned the

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Dr. Teresa Danford recently left the vet I had been using, but I trust her so much I moved my pets to North Wake. At my previous vet I had a cat that had been diagnosed with Cardiomyopathy and when Dr. T has seen him she questioned the

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The check in desk staff were very friendly and I only waited a few minutes before seeing the doctor. Dr. Danford was awesome, straight forward and to the point and very caring. My first visit with Dr. Danford and I knew right away I

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The check in desk staff were very friendly and I only waited a few minutes before seeing the doctor. Dr. Danford was awesome, straight forward and to the point and very caring. My first visit with Dr. Danford and I knew right away I

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This place use to be a great vet. Now that it has been taken over by a corporate group the service has declined. They can't seem to keep good vets there. We finally found one we liked and he only stayed a couple of months. I think that

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This place use to be a great vet. Now that it has been taken over by a corporate group the service has declined. They can't seem to keep good vets there. We finally found one we liked and he only stayed a couple of months. I think that

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I am sad to say that since Lee Darch left North Wake Animal Hospital, the place has gone to the dogs. Pun intended. You wait forever, even if the waiting room is empty. Oral meds for my senior dog doubled in price at once. The caring

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I am sad to say that since Lee Darch left North Wake Animal Hospital, the place has gone to the dogs. Pun intended. You wait forever, even if the waiting room is empty. Oral meds for my senior dog doubled in price at once. The caring

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I've been a long time client of North Wake Animal Hospital and was very sad to learn that Dr. Darch is no longer associated with the clinic. We have lost a wonderful vet in this town. I don't know how we will ever find someone who could solve almost ANY vet problem and gave us his committment of time and energy all day and all night for SO many years! I know many clients who will sorely miss him in Wake Forest.

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I've been a long time client of North Wake Animal Hospital and was very sad to learn that Dr. Darch is no longer associated with the clinic. We have lost a wonderful vet in this town. I don't know how we will ever find someone who could solve almost ANY vet problem and gave us his committment of time and energy all day and all night for SO many years! I know many clients who will sorely miss him in Wake Forest.

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I have been a long time client of Dr. Darch and was very sad to learn that he is no longer with the clinic. The town has lost a wonderful vet! His years of unwavering service at all hours of day or night will not be forgotten. He was so

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I have been a long time client of Dr. Darch and was very sad to learn that he is no longer with the clinic. The town has lost a wonderful vet! His years of unwavering service at all hours of day or night will not be forgotten. He was so

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Dr. Darch knows what he is doing!! He has performed several surgeries for me over the years on several animals, including the removal of an eye due to glaucoma, removal of a toe due to bone infection, spay, ear crop, and cyst removal. Each

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Dr. Darch knows what he is doing!! He has performed several surgeries for me over the years on several animals, including the removal of an eye due to glaucoma, removal of a toe due to bone infection, spay, ear crop, and cyst removal. Each

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North Wake Animal Hospital is fully awesome! I have taken my dachshund in to see Dr. Darch and his staff for several years. Whether it is a wellness visit or for an injury or sickness, Dr. Darch and his team have provided fast, effective, and caring service at every visit. This is a walk in clinic and they have always seen me promptly and answered all my questions. I highly recommend this vet to anyone in the Wake Forest area.

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North Wake Animal Hospital is fully awesome! I have taken my dachshund in to see Dr. Darch and his staff for several years. Whether it is a wellness visit or for an injury or sickness, Dr. Darch and his team have provided fast, effective, and caring service at every visit. This is a walk in clinic and they have always seen me promptly and answered all my questions. I highly recommend this vet to anyone in the Wake Forest area.

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If it wasn't for this place, I would not be able to afford to take my pets to the vet. It is nice to have a vet that cares enough about the community and the animals to not price gouge you. I have 3 dogs and 2 cats and wouldn't dream of going anywhere else. One night one of my dogs got loose and came back limping at 5am. I called and left a message on their machine and received a return call within 5 minutes. He met me there right away. The only thing is once I arrived she was fine. Dr. Darch was so nice about it.

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If it wasn't for this place, I would not be able to afford to take my pets to the vet. It is nice to have a vet that cares enough about the community and the animals to not price gouge you. I have 3 dogs and 2 cats and wouldn't dream of going anywhere else. One night one of my dogs got loose and came back limping at 5am. I called and left a message on their machine and received a return call within 5 minutes. He met me there right away. The only thing is once I arrived she was fine. Dr. Darch was so nice about it.

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I have the greatest respect for this practice. I have been taking pets for vet care from Lee for 20+ years. Thanks for your continuing service to this community!

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I have the greatest respect for this practice. I have been taking pets for vet care from Lee for 20+ years. Thanks for your continuing service to this community!

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best doctor in wake forest!!! dr. darch goes beyond the call and duty of a vet. the staff is also wonderful, would recommend him to anyone . dr.darch looked after my dog "chyna" for 13 yrs. and i would like to say thanks! we had to put

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best doctor in wake forest!!! dr. darch goes beyond the call and duty of a vet. the staff is also wonderful, would recommend him to anyone . dr.darch looked after my dog "chyna" for 13 yrs. and i would like to say thanks! we had to put

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We were referred to Dr. Darch by a very good friend and the compassion and care he provided to us and our pet is tremendous. I would recommend him to anyone who really cares for their companions.

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We were referred to Dr. Darch by a very good friend and the compassion and care he provided to us and our pet is tremendous. I would recommend him to anyone who really cares for their companions.

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Our two English Bulldogs are 9 years old and have seen many vets as we've moved from Colorado, Virginia and now North Carolina. We only found Dr. Darch this past year and how I wish that we'd found him when we first moved to the area 5 years ago. I was dreading of the walk-ins only concept (no appointments), but we have never had more than a 5 minute wait. His no-nonsense approach caught me off guard initially, but I have come to appreciate how he automatically trims their nails, gives them a thorough exam and is assessing everything from the moment he walks into the room - regardless of why they're being seen. It's all about the pet. There is no piece-mealing with the pricing which I GREATLY appreciate and he seems to truly be the pet's advocate. He is hands-down the most cost effective vet that we have ever encountered and I am glad that we have him for these final years. I trust his guidance as we face upcoming forks in the road.

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Our two English Bulldogs are 9 years old and have seen many vets as we've moved from Colorado, Virginia and now North Carolina. We only found Dr. Darch this past year and how I wish that we'd found him when we first moved to the area 5 years ago. I was dreading of the walk-ins only concept (no appointments), but we have never had more than a 5 minute wait. His no-nonsense approach caught me off guard initially, but I have come to appreciate how he automatically trims their nails, gives them a thorough exam and is assessing everything from the moment he walks into the room - regardless of why they're being seen. It's all about the pet. There is no piece-mealing with the pricing which I GREATLY appreciate and he seems to truly be the pet's advocate. He is hands-down the most cost effective vet that we have ever encountered and I am glad that we have him for these final years. I trust his guidance as we face upcoming forks in the road.

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I highly recommend North Wake Animal Hospital to anyone looking for a caring, professional, very knowledgeable veterinarian to go to. The whole team is always very friendly when I come in for my pets appointments. The way that Dr. Darcher cares for my pets is absolutely wonderful. He's a wonderful person that has so much compassion and love for all of the animals that walk into his office. I couldn't ask for more because he's gone above and beyond for me in many situations. I'm very grateful. -David R

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I highly recommend North Wake Animal Hospital to anyone looking for a caring, professional, very knowledgeable veterinarian to go to. The whole team is always very friendly when I come in for my pets appointments. The way that Dr. Darcher cares for my pets is absolutely wonderful. He's a wonderful person that has so much compassion and love for all of the animals that walk into his office. I couldn't ask for more because he's gone above and beyond for me in many situations. I'm very grateful. -David R

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Dr. Darch is by far the best animal doctor I've ever been to. He confident, caring and attentive every time I take my animals in for their appointments. If I have any questions of anything he doesn't have a problem explaining things to clearly. Him and his staff are very professional and compassionate. I wouldn't ever leave North Wake Animal Hospital because over the many years I've taken my pets there it's been a very pleasant experience. -Mel

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Dr. Darch is by far the best animal doctor I've ever been to. He confident, caring and attentive every time I take my animals in for their appointments. If I have any questions of anything he doesn't have a problem explaining things to clearly. Him and his staff are very professional and compassionate. I wouldn't ever leave North Wake Animal Hospital because over the many years I've taken my pets there it's been a very pleasant experience. -Mel

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I can't thank North Wake Animal Hospital and Dr. Darch enough for all that he's done for me and my animals over the past 12 years. I've taken care of my animals over the years, from foster, my own and strays and he's helped me

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I can't thank North Wake Animal Hospital and Dr. Darch enough for all that he's done for me and my animals over the past 12 years. I've taken care of my animals over the years, from foster, my own and strays and he's helped me

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I have been going to this vet for years. Dr. Darch has great prices, and he is very smart. He also has hired some pretty good vets in the past few years who have also never let us down. As for the last posting I just read, he may not be

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I have been going to this vet for years. Dr. Darch has great prices, and he is very smart. He also has hired some pretty good vets in the past few years who have also never let us down. As for the last posting I just read, he may not be

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I waited a month to write this to be sure that I was no longer upset over the situation that caused us to leave. I have never been treated worse by any service individual as I was here.
We have taken our cats and dogs to Dr. Darch for

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I waited a month to write this to be sure that I was no longer upset over the situation that caused us to leave. I have never been treated worse by any service individual as I was here.
We have taken our cats and dogs to Dr. Darch for

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My animals have been under the care of Dr. Lee Darch dating back to 1984. He started caring for my horses in 1984, and for all my dogs as well spanning over the past 27 years.

His knowledge and dedication to all animals is the best I

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My animals have been under the care of Dr. Lee Darch dating back to 1984. He started caring for my horses in 1984, and for all my dogs as well spanning over the past 27 years.

His knowledge and dedication to all animals is the best I

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We have been going to Dr Darch for more then 10 years. Dr. Darch has seen 2 dogs and 5 cats at different times. Awesome Vet! Very professional but laid back and very knowledgeable!

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We have been going to Dr Darch for more then 10 years. Dr. Darch has seen 2 dogs and 5 cats at different times. Awesome Vet! Very professional but laid back and very knowledgeable!

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If there was a no star rating, this is what I would provide for this so called vet. Recently, I bought in my dog for excessive thirst, and they diagnosed her as having diabetes. They ran a panel of blood on her as well. They kept her for

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If there was a no star rating, this is what I would provide for this so called vet. Recently, I bought in my dog for excessive thirst, and they diagnosed her as having diabetes. They ran a panel of blood on her as well. They kept her for

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Best vet in N. Raleigh area. Been a client for 12+ years. I won't go anywhere else. He is a common sense kind of guy. He has treated 8 of my animals. He treats my animals with experience and respect, but like they are pets, not children. No craziness. He always provides many treatment options. He is the salt of the earth.

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Best vet in N. Raleigh area. Been a client for 12+ years. I won't go anywhere else. He is a common sense kind of guy. He has treated 8 of my animals. He treats my animals with experience and respect, but like they are pets, not children. No craziness. He always provides many treatment options. He is the salt of the earth.

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Im not sure where you folks with complaints took your pets before - perhaps it was New York fashion butique or Beverly Hills spa. But, Ive been going there for the past 12 years with numerous animals and not once have i had anything close

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Im not sure where you folks with complaints took your pets before - perhaps it was New York fashion butique or Beverly Hills spa. But, Ive been going there for the past 12 years with numerous animals and not once have i had anything close

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I have been taking my 2 dogs and 2 cats to North Wake for about 5 years. They have never been rude, never mispelled anything, never been condescending or anything like that. Dr. Darch has never rushed me, never ignored my questions, he has

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I have been taking my 2 dogs and 2 cats to North Wake for about 5 years. They have never been rude, never mispelled anything, never been condescending or anything like that. Dr. Darch has never rushed me, never ignored my questions, he has

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Starting on a Friday my dog began having some major diaherra issues. At first I wasn't too concerned about it but by Sunday she was still sick and wasn't taking in any water. I called Dr Darch's office just to see if he had anything to reccomend trying. Since we had already tried what he suggested he volunteered to come in on his day off and take a look at my dog. On top of coming on, the final bill was very reasonable considering he came in on an off day.

I've never had a vet that I didn't know on a personal level be willing to do this and it assured me that North Wake and Dr Darch is where I will be taking all my pets.

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Starting on a Friday my dog began having some major diaherra issues. At first I wasn't too concerned about it but by Sunday she was still sick and wasn't taking in any water. I called Dr Darch's office just to see if he had anything to reccomend trying. Since we had already tried what he suggested he volunteered to come in on his day off and take a look at my dog. On top of coming on, the final bill was very reasonable considering he came in on an off day.

I've never had a vet that I didn't know on a personal level be willing to do this and it assured me that North Wake and Dr Darch is where I will be taking all my pets.

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Dr Darch has been my vet for 25 years, unlike other vets some of my family uses , he offers top notch quality care, along with new Vets out of NC State vet school Latest Tech at a price we can Live with Michael Church

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Dr Darch has been my vet for 25 years, unlike other vets some of my family uses , he offers top notch quality care, along with new Vets out of NC State vet school Latest Tech at a price we can Live with Michael Church

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I was a little nervous taking my pets to a new place, but needed to get their records updated and couldn't afford my regular vet. I am so happy with my visit. Dr. Darch and all of the staff took time to know me AND my pets. They were very gentle with them and treated them both well. They did NOT roughly handle them, as others have said. In fact, they were extremely careful with my senior dog as well as my puppy. I cannot say enough kind words about this practice!!!

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I was a little nervous taking my pets to a new place, but needed to get their records updated and couldn't afford my regular vet. I am so happy with my visit. Dr. Darch and all of the staff took time to know me AND my pets. They were very gentle with them and treated them both well. They did NOT roughly handle them, as others have said. In fact, they were extremely careful with my senior dog as well as my puppy. I cannot say enough kind words about this practice!!!

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I used Dr. Darch when I lived in Raleigh, but now I live in Efland NC, over 50 miles from there and I still bring my 3 dogs to him! Wonderful Vet and one that won't make you take a second Mortgage out on your house to help your pet.

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I used Dr. Darch when I lived in Raleigh, but now I live in Efland NC, over 50 miles from there and I still bring my 3 dogs to him! Wonderful Vet and one that won't make you take a second Mortgage out on your house to help your pet.

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Awesome Practice, Awesome Care, Awesome Handling, Awesome Priorities, Awesome, Awesome.....!!!!!
Extremely satisfied with Dr Darch! He showed me there are still vets that have the health of the animals as a priority! I didn't get the estimate before the actual work, to determine if I could afford to save my dog's life. He acted and took care of her and then gave me a reasonable fee. I would have paid more! He was awesome with his follow up phone calls. I've found my dogs' vet! I'm grateful for him and his staff.

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Awesome Practice, Awesome Care, Awesome Handling, Awesome Priorities, Awesome, Awesome.....!!!!!
Extremely satisfied with Dr Darch! He showed me there are still vets that have the health of the animals as a priority! I didn't get the estimate before the actual work, to determine if I could afford to save my dog's life. He acted and took care of her and then gave me a reasonable fee. I would have paid more! He was awesome with his follow up phone calls. I've found my dogs' vet! I'm grateful for him and his staff.

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Dr. Darch is my HERO the best of the best. He has saved some of my dogs that seemed impossible to save. He is always very pleasant and loves his work you can tell. His fees are reasonable also. My son brings his dog from Wilmington to see Dr. Darch.
I hope he never retires!

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Dr. Darch is my HERO the best of the best. He has saved some of my dogs that seemed impossible to save. He is always very pleasant and loves his work you can tell. His fees are reasonable also. My son brings his dog from Wilmington to see Dr. Darch.
I hope he never retires!

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Drs. Darch, Church and Gomes and their team are EXCELLENT vets. I have been a customer here for about 20 years and have always recieved great care.They are honest and give multiple options. They are also not judgemental and very supportive of the decisions you choose. I want to thank Dr Gomes for being so great with Bugzee. We appreciate all you do.

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Drs. Darch, Church and Gomes and their team are EXCELLENT vets. I have been a customer here for about 20 years and have always recieved great care.They are honest and give multiple options. They are also not judgemental and very supportive of the decisions you choose. I want to thank Dr Gomes for being so great with Bugzee. We appreciate all you do.

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Having moved from WV we found all services in Wake Forest to be double. I was really worried when it came to picking out a vet because we have 3 dogs and 2 cats and they have been seeing the same vet in WV for 11 years. So, picking a vet was going to be hard.
I met a Vet who works in research and he referred me to Dr. Darch. He and his wife have several animals and they all go to Dr. Darch.
The first time we met Dr. Darch we had been up most of the night with our youngest Maltese. Dr. Darch was very thorough with Lilly. THis happened a second time and we were able to get her to Dr. Darch while she was still in discomfort. By the time we got her home and she took the first dose of medicine, she was back to normal. I forgot to mention, he gave me the antibiotic and a can of wet food for her and I don't think he charged me extra for that. :)
We just took Lilly in to get her teeth cleaned the first time. Dr. Darch said she may have a cough because of the trach. Well, she was fine until 3:30 in the morning. She was barking like a seal. I called the office at 8:30 and Dr. Darch came to the phone and assured me that it was the cough he was telling me about yesterday. He did not make me feel stupid. I just didn't expect it to be so severe. Well, it wasn't 30 minutes later and he called back to say that if it was really bad that I could give her a dose of children's cough medicine. I know he just did that to make me feel better.
I've read several negative comments about Dr. Darch and I find them hard to believe. He is a busy doctor with many patients. He does not have time to carry on a 20 minute converstation with each of us. I had a very hard time changing vets but I have found his staff and him to be great! He did not have to call me back but he did.
If a vet uses him then that should tell you something right there!

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Having moved from WV we found all services in Wake Forest to be double. I was really worried when it came to picking out a vet because we have 3 dogs and 2 cats and they have been seeing the same vet in WV for 11 years. So, picking a vet was going to be hard.
I met a Vet who works in research and he referred me to Dr. Darch. He and his wife have several animals and they all go to Dr. Darch.
The first time we met Dr. Darch we had been up most of the night with our youngest Maltese. Dr. Darch was very thorough with Lilly. THis happened a second time and we were able to get her to Dr. Darch while she was still in discomfort. By the time we got her home and she took the first dose of medicine, she was back to normal. I forgot to mention, he gave me the antibiotic and a can of wet food for her and I don't think he charged me extra for that. :)
We just took Lilly in to get her teeth cleaned the first time. Dr. Darch said she may have a cough because of the trach. Well, she was fine until 3:30 in the morning. She was barking like a seal. I called the office at 8:30 and Dr. Darch came to the phone and assured me that it was the cough he was telling me about yesterday. He did not make me feel stupid. I just didn't expect it to be so severe. Well, it wasn't 30 minutes later and he called back to say that if it was really bad that I could give her a dose of children's cough medicine. I know he just did that to make me feel better.
I've read several negative comments about Dr. Darch and I find them hard to believe. He is a busy doctor with many patients. He does not have time to carry on a 20 minute converstation with each of us. I had a very hard time changing vets but I have found his staff and him to be great! He did not have to call me back but he did.
If a vet uses him then that should tell you something right there!

Pros: Friendly staff, convenient, cheaper than most.

Cons: Can't use my credit card but that's okay.

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Dr Darch is a wonderful vet... no need for small talk... he does what he needs to do for those animals. He had met me up there at night when my jrt almost lost her eye... she is fine now thanks to him... and today,, my friend had an injured dog... he left home and met her at the clinic and is helping dixie right now.... thanks to him so much for keeping our babies healthy! He is the best....n

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Dr Darch is a wonderful vet... no need for small talk... he does what he needs to do for those animals. He had met me up there at night when my jrt almost lost her eye... she is fine now thanks to him... and today,, my friend had an injured dog... he left home and met her at the clinic and is helping dixie right now.... thanks to him so much for keeping our babies healthy! He is the best....n

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Dr. Darch was recommended to us by my co-worker. I am so happy the I got a second opinion regarding my little dogs torn ACL. He is the best and our new vet!! I would highly reommend him if you are looking for an honest opinion!

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Dr. Darch was recommended to us by my co-worker. I am so happy the I got a second opinion regarding my little dogs torn ACL. He is the best and our new vet!! I would highly reommend him if you are looking for an honest opinion!

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We took in a stray dog and had her for a couple of months when she broke her leg, we do not know how. I took her to the vet I had been using and we were told she needed surgery and pins put in her leg to save it. We were told the minimum price would be $1200. When I said that I could not afford to pay that much the vet said they could amputate for $800. A friend at work convinced me to try Dr. Darch. Dr. Darch said he could try and fix the leg without surgery; our dog might have a limp but he thought she would be fine. Dr Darch saved the leg and charged us a third of the cost of the other vets fee for amputation. Our dog has a limp when she gets tired but otherwise is fine. He is now our family vet for all our animals and we have not had a single bad experience.

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We took in a stray dog and had her for a couple of months when she broke her leg, we do not know how. I took her to the vet I had been using and we were told she needed surgery and pins put in her leg to save it. We were told the minimum price would be $1200. When I said that I could not afford to pay that much the vet said they could amputate for $800. A friend at work convinced me to try Dr. Darch. Dr. Darch said he could try and fix the leg without surgery; our dog might have a limp but he thought she would be fine. Dr Darch saved the leg and charged us a third of the cost of the other vets fee for amputation. Our dog has a limp when she gets tired but otherwise is fine. He is now our family vet for all our animals and we have not had a single bad experience.

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Dr. Darch has a great practice. He is easily accessible and thorough and very knowledgeable. My experience has been great, his staff is helpful and he is able to quickly diagnose and treat your pet.

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Dr. Darch has a great practice. He is easily accessible and thorough and very knowledgeable. My experience has been great, his staff is helpful and he is able to quickly diagnose and treat your pet.

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After my dog injured herself, I did some calling around to vets that are near me, as well as many of the ones in Raleigh. North Wake was the only one that had affordable rates and they were able to see me that same day.

Even though they do walkins and not appointments, they got me in and out quickly and easily. However, I do not feel I was rushed and they took the time to answer my questions and concerns, as well as giving me some advice for how to proceed.

Despite being a bit of a drive, I will be taking my animals here in the future, as they are friendly, professional, and well priced.

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After my dog injured herself, I did some calling around to vets that are near me, as well as many of the ones in Raleigh. North Wake was the only one that had affordable rates and they were able to see me that same day.

Even though they do walkins and not appointments, they got me in and out quickly and easily. However, I do not feel I was rushed and they took the time to answer my questions and concerns, as well as giving me some advice for how to proceed.

Despite being a bit of a drive, I will be taking my animals here in the future, as they are friendly, professional, and well priced.

Pros: Price, Staff, Quality of Service

Cons: Don't Live in Wake Forest and Have to Drive there...

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Dr Darch and his staff are caring professionals! My dog has been going for 'dips' and even though it's a drop-off-pick-up-routine each week, Dr. Darch always wants to take a few moments to touch base. Wonderful!

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Dr Darch and his staff are caring professionals! My dog has been going for 'dips' and even though it's a drop-off-pick-up-routine each week, Dr. Darch always wants to take a few moments to touch base. Wonderful!

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my family and i love his clinic he has saved both of our dogs lives one of them he has saved twice! one of them was bitten by a copperhead as a puppy, the poor girl was so swollen! another occasion she had gotten pregnant from a larger stray and had one puppy in her that was one-third of her size she almost died from that too! she is a jack russel and kind of small so that puppy would have been huge! my other dog a black lab was poisened and he watched and cured him for almost a month! he was very generous and didnt charge us a whole lot of money! Another time my black lab was hit by a car and almost broke his leg thank goodness he hasnt. thank you Dr. Darch!

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my family and i love his clinic he has saved both of our dogs lives one of them he has saved twice! one of them was bitten by a copperhead as a puppy, the poor girl was so swollen! another occasion she had gotten pregnant from a larger stray and had one puppy in her that was one-third of her size she almost died from that too! she is a jack russel and kind of small so that puppy would have been huge! my other dog a black lab was poisened and he watched and cured him for almost a month! he was very generous and didnt charge us a whole lot of money! Another time my black lab was hit by a car and almost broke his leg thank goodness he hasnt. thank you Dr. Darch!

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this vet charges you a fee to use your credit card, this is illegal according to visa/mastercard regulations and they can be charged a 5,000 fee for this. when you tell them what they are doing is illegal, the vet screamed at me in front of the entire office and ranted that his brother is a lawyer. he treats me cat ok though but he wasn't nice to me

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this vet charges you a fee to use your credit card, this is illegal according to visa/mastercard regulations and they can be charged a 5,000 fee for this. when you tell them what they are doing is illegal, the vet screamed at me in front of the entire office and ranted that his brother is a lawyer. he treats me cat ok though but he wasn't nice to me

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I am not a vet and I even know not to stick a qutip in one ear and put the same end in the other ear. I couldn't believe it when I saw Dr Douche do that to my dog. If she had an ear infection in her left ear it would of been transferred to the right. Against my better judgement I left her there to get spayed. When I picked her up the next day she was covered in feeces. I had to drive home with my shirt over my nose and mouth. I understand my extremely house broken girl just had surgery and may have had an acciedent, but if she is left in your care she should not be returned to me in that condition. Esspecially with a fresh stitched insision. It is only sanitary that she would of been cleaned up. I have suspicion that she was just left in the cage to sit in her own increment and not let out while she was in their care, but I have no proof of that. Now she is bleeding from the vaginal area. It has been 1 week since the surgery and she is bleeding. I refuse to take her back there so now I have to pay another vet to make sure she is ok. I wouldn't go back there if they were free and I recommend you don't either. If you do watch Dr Douche cross contaminate your dog's ears with a qutip. (excuse my spelling)

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I am not a vet and I even know not to stick a qutip in one ear and put the same end in the other ear. I couldn't believe it when I saw Dr Douche do that to my dog. If she had an ear infection in her left ear it would of been transferred to the right. Against my better judgement I left her there to get spayed. When I picked her up the next day she was covered in feeces. I had to drive home with my shirt over my nose and mouth. I understand my extremely house broken girl just had surgery and may have had an acciedent, but if she is left in your care she should not be returned to me in that condition. Esspecially with a fresh stitched insision. It is only sanitary that she would of been cleaned up. I have suspicion that she was just left in the cage to sit in her own increment and not let out while she was in their care, but I have no proof of that. Now she is bleeding from the vaginal area. It has been 1 week since the surgery and she is bleeding. I refuse to take her back there so now I have to pay another vet to make sure she is ok. I wouldn't go back there if they were free and I recommend you don't either. If you do watch Dr Douche cross contaminate your dog's ears with a qutip. (excuse my spelling)

Pros: They are cheap

Cons: You get what you pay for

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North Wake Animal Hospital is probably the best clinic I have ever taken my cat to.
My fiancee and I don't exactly make that much money, so when we were hit with kitty health problems, is was pretty devastating to us, Boots, and our bank account.
The staff was understanding, and Dr Darch was kind enough to work with us as much as possible.
He is the most knowledgeable veterinarian I have ever met, I believe.
He knew what he was talking about the whole time, and didn't beat around the bush, charging us for tests that he knew our kitty didn't need. (the other clinic wanted to keep him overnight and run tests for every disease known to feline kind)
He even came to the clinic on a Sunday to check on my cat after his surgery and let me know if I could pick him up that day.
Overall, we are very happy with the turnout, and are glad to see Boots recovering when we thought that it was just going to get worse.

I recommend NWAH to anyone and everyone, on a budget or not.

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North Wake Animal Hospital is probably the best clinic I have ever taken my cat to.
My fiancee and I don't exactly make that much money, so when we were hit with kitty health problems, is was pretty devastating to us, Boots, and our bank account.
The staff was understanding, and Dr Darch was kind enough to work with us as much as possible.
He is the most knowledgeable veterinarian I have ever met, I believe.
He knew what he was talking about the whole time, and didn't beat around the bush, charging us for tests that he knew our kitty didn't need. (the other clinic wanted to keep him overnight and run tests for every disease known to feline kind)
He even came to the clinic on a Sunday to check on my cat after his surgery and let me know if I could pick him up that day.
Overall, we are very happy with the turnout, and are glad to see Boots recovering when we thought that it was just going to get worse.

I recommend NWAH to anyone and everyone, on a budget or not.

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Dr. Darch is the most wonderful and knowledgable vet I have ever seen. He treats my Bonnie like she is his own pet. His staff is great and very nice. I would never take my pup anywhere else. And I live 30 miles from his office.

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Dr. Darch is the most wonderful and knowledgable vet I have ever seen. He treats my Bonnie like she is his own pet. His staff is great and very nice. I would never take my pup anywhere else. And I live 30 miles from his office.

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I drive 45 min. each way to take my dog. I picked this vet because I was nickeled and dimed by the time my first dog died with our first vet. Dr. Darch does not mince words but he is very honest. My dog has fatty tumors all over, and he will say just wait until he gets his teeth cleaned and we'll remove the bothersome ones effecting his gate. He even did surgery on a cat that lives with us, by his choosing, not ours, when he got an infection from a cat fight, and barely charged me anything. He also save me many, many dollars that the small animal vet in N. Raleigh wanted to charge me for my guinea pig who needed care now and then. It is important to have questions ready, and don't be afraid to ask what costs what. I was always embarressed at my old vet, but I like to know what I am paying for. Oh and if your animal has skin allergies, try Blue Buffalo fish and sweet potato. Contains no glutten.

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I drive 45 min. each way to take my dog. I picked this vet because I was nickeled and dimed by the time my first dog died with our first vet. Dr. Darch does not mince words but he is very honest. My dog has fatty tumors all over, and he will say just wait until he gets his teeth cleaned and we'll remove the bothersome ones effecting his gate. He even did surgery on a cat that lives with us, by his choosing, not ours, when he got an infection from a cat fight, and barely charged me anything. He also save me many, many dollars that the small animal vet in N. Raleigh wanted to charge me for my guinea pig who needed care now and then. It is important to have questions ready, and don't be afraid to ask what costs what. I was always embarressed at my old vet, but I like to know what I am paying for. Oh and if your animal has skin allergies, try Blue Buffalo fish and sweet potato. Contains no glutten.

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Dr. Church and Dr. Darch have been great to my dog. They are very no nonsense and thorough. They also don't try and charge you for anything unnecessary. I would recommend NWAH to anyone!

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Dr. Church and Dr. Darch have been great to my dog. They are very no nonsense and thorough. They also don't try and charge you for anything unnecessary. I would recommend NWAH to anyone!

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If there was a lower rating than one star, I would award it to North Wake. I had heard about this vet from my sister. Of course, like any owner who loves their pet I researched them . . . came across several negative reviews, but my sister said they were "so great" with her dog, I thought I'd give them a chance anyway.

My initial reaction was "Wow! What a great vet"! Initially, I was very impressed with the treatment and the care they took with my babies. So much so, that for the last 6 years I have driven 45min one way just to make sure my babies had the "best" treatment. However, the last few years I had started to notice a downward shift in both the treatment of my babies and the care they were given. Instead of handling them kindly, they started handling them quickly and matter-of-factly. They would loft my older handicap German shepherd up on that cold table like a sack of flower. She can't stand very well anymore and they didn't support her or even do anything to help calm her. To say the least, she was traumatized every time. This is how it has become. . . . now.

Our most recent visit was our last. I had taken our lab in to have the vet check her skin. After a quick once over he left. When he did return he shot my baby full of a highly potent steroid/hormone (this I found out later . . . when we transferred her med. records the new vet told me she had "never seen that much steroid used on a dog her size") without asking me or telling me a thing. When I asked him questions about her condition he was very vague and very curt . . . he obviously was not interested in answering my questions and left almost as quickly as he came.

My husband an I have a new baby at home. So, still concerned about our labs condition and even more concerned that this could be dangerous for our little girl, I called the vet the following morning. When I tried to ask the woman on the phone (another vet in this practice) the questions I did not get the opportunity to ask the day before, she very rudely snapped at me "I DON'T UNDERSTAND WHAT IT IS YOU WANT TO KNOW . . . I MEAN, WHAT DO YOU WANT? A DERMATOLOGY LESSON?"

If North Wake REALLY cared about the pets and people they serve, do you really think that two of the three vets in this practice would set such a negative example of concern for the patient or the parent? I am a teacher . . . and I LOVE my job. I get tickled to DEATH when I have a parent show concern and involvement in their child . . . because this shows me that the child is well loved and taken care of. Obviously this is not a concern for this veterinarian practice.

NOT EVERYONE TREATS THEIR PET LIKE A MEMBER OF THEIR FAMILY - IF THIS IS YOU, THEN NORTH WAKE IS THE PLACE FOR YOU! OTHERWISE I RECOMMEND YOU STAY AWAY.

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If there was a lower rating than one star, I would award it to North Wake. I had heard about this vet from my sister. Of course, like any owner who loves their pet I researched them . . . came across several negative reviews, but my sister said they were "so great" with her dog, I thought I'd give them a chance anyway.

My initial reaction was "Wow! What a great vet"! Initially, I was very impressed with the treatment and the care they took with my babies. So much so, that for the last 6 years I have driven 45min one way just to make sure my babies had the "best" treatment. However, the last few years I had started to notice a downward shift in both the treatment of my babies and the care they were given. Instead of handling them kindly, they started handling them quickly and matter-of-factly. They would loft my older handicap German shepherd up on that cold table like a sack of flower. She can't stand very well anymore and they didn't support her or even do anything to help calm her. To say the least, she was traumatized every time. This is how it has become. . . . now.

Our most recent visit was our last. I had taken our lab in to have the vet check her skin. After a quick once over he left. When he did return he shot my baby full of a highly potent steroid/hormone (this I found out later . . . when we transferred her med. records the new vet told me she had "never seen that much steroid used on a dog her size") without asking me or telling me a thing. When I asked him questions about her condition he was very vague and very curt . . . he obviously was not interested in answering my questions and left almost as quickly as he came.

My husband an I have a new baby at home. So, still concerned about our labs condition and even more concerned that this could be dangerous for our little girl, I called the vet the following morning. When I tried to ask the woman on the phone (another vet in this practice) the questions I did not get the opportunity to ask the day before, she very rudely snapped at me "I DON'T UNDERSTAND WHAT IT IS YOU WANT TO KNOW . . . I MEAN, WHAT DO YOU WANT? A DERMATOLOGY LESSON?"

If North Wake REALLY cared about the pets and people they serve, do you really think that two of the three vets in this practice would set such a negative example of concern for the patient or the parent? I am a teacher . . . and I LOVE my job. I get tickled to DEATH when I have a parent show concern and involvement in their child . . . because this shows me that the child is well loved and taken care of. Obviously this is not a concern for this veterinarian practice.

NOT EVERYONE TREATS THEIR PET LIKE A MEMBER OF THEIR FAMILY - IF THIS IS YOU, THEN NORTH WAKE IS THE PLACE FOR YOU! OTHERWISE I RECOMMEND YOU STAY AWAY.

Pros: Cheap

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Dr. Darch and Dr. Church have been wonderful to my Corgi. He has had chronic allergies and they simply fixed the problem unlike other veterinarians in the area. Very thorough and direct.

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Dr. Darch and Dr. Church have been wonderful to my Corgi. He has had chronic allergies and they simply fixed the problem unlike other veterinarians in the area. Very thorough and direct.

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I've been taking my cats to Dr. Darch for 21 years and have been very satisfied. I haven't always liked his intern vets but I always have a great experience with the man himself. He is committed to quality vet care and works with new vets to help them gain experience. If you get one of his interns, just ask for a second opinion from Dr. Darch himself. That is why they are there...to learn from the best.

Everybody has bad days and you never know what is going on in someone's personal life. Whenever I have been there, everyone is nice.

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I've been taking my cats to Dr. Darch for 21 years and have been very satisfied. I haven't always liked his intern vets but I always have a great experience with the man himself. He is committed to quality vet care and works with new vets to help them gain experience. If you get one of his interns, just ask for a second opinion from Dr. Darch himself. That is why they are there...to learn from the best.

Everybody has bad days and you never know what is going on in someone's personal life. Whenever I have been there, everyone is nice.

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