Veterinary Specialty Hospital of the Carolinas opens in Durham
The Veterinary Specialty Hospital of the Carolinas (VSH) has opened its third hospital in the Triangle at 7105 Highway 751 in Durham, at the intersection of Highways 751 and 54). The new 7,000-square-foot facility will be open 24 hours a day and will provide internal medicine, surgery, oncology, and emergency services.
VSH began providing specialty services for patients in North Carolina and as far away as Delaware and Florida in 1997 at its Cary location. In 2006, VSH opened a second location in North Raleigh.
Just as a doctor can refer a patient to a specialist to receive additional treatment or testing, a general practice veterinarian can do the same with pets. VSH specialists see patients referred from primary-care veterinarians during the weekdays, and emergency doctors see walk-in emergencies and monitor hospitalized patients after hours.
“We see patients from all over the state and decided that a Durham location would be helpful and convenient for pets and veterinarians in Orange, Durham, Chatham, Granville, Alamance, Person, and parts of Wake counties,” says Dr. Kevin Concannon, VSH co-founder.
The Durham facility is more similar to a small human hospital than to a general veterinary practice due to the hours of operation, infrastructure, staffing, and specialized medical equipment. Veterinarians at all three VSH hospitals will be able to simultaneously view digital radiology images, access the same electronic medical records and consult via webcam with specialists at other VSH hospitals.
For more on the new location, visit www.vshcarolinas.com.