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Animal House Veterinary Hospital

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965 Malcolm Blvd
Rutherford College, NC 28671
Phone: 828-893-7387
Fax: 828-893-7389

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Elissa Bradford   

Elissa Bradford                          Miriah Schulte


Elissa Bradford has been an all breed groomer for more than 18 years, custom trained by a long time poodle breeder. Miriah joined her team in 2012 as a bather and the two of them make an excellent team with much added value to our hospital.

Elissa offers full grooming services to all breeds of dogs and cats, and can accommodate some requests for other animals such as rabbits, guinea pigs or ferrets, depending on the needs and the temperament of the animal.

A full groom consists of a bath, full body haircut, nail trim or dremel, anal gland expression and ear cleaning.  Any issues with your pet’s skin or teeth will be noted and brought to your attention.

A bath and cleanup consists of a bath, full brush out, nail trim anal gland expression and ear cleaning.  For those dogs with longer hair you can add a “Trim Tight” to this which will trim the hair on the backs of the legs, the belly and the britches without affecting the overall length of the body coat.

We offer several different shampoos, customized to your particular animal’s needs.  We also have a deodorizing shampoo that works well for de-skunking.

Haircuts are customized to the owner’s preference and each animal’s coats needs.  We do not use “heated” cage dryers and offer larger runs for big dogs rather than confined cages.

 We have an exercise /area for dogs that are here for more than a couple of hours and can accommodate owner’s requests for access to food or water while their pet is here.

Grooming is by appointment however, we take walk-ins as time and space allows.   Drop off between 8:30 and 10:00 AM unless special arrangements are made.

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New clients will receive 15% off the first exam when you mention our website. Call us today to set up an appointment!

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Services We strive to provide complete care for our patients. Learn more about all the services we provide. Make An Appointment We will do our best to accommodate your busy schedule. Schedule an appointment today! Online Forms Our patient forms are available online so they can be completed in the convenience of your own home or office.

Make-A-Wish makes wishes come true!!!

As many of you know, the Make-A-Wish foundation works to grant the wish of every child diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition. In the United States and its territories, on average, a wish is granted every 34 minutes. When we were presented with the opportunity to help the Make-A-Wish foundation grant Ms. Madison’s wish to receive a puppy, we were more than happy to help! Madison received a French bulldog puppy originally named Chubby - she later decided to change his name to Duke since she loves Duke mayonnaise. Dr. Kennedy agreed to donate the needed vaccinations, de-worming treatments, neuter surgery at the appropriate age, as well as a microchip thru Animal House. With the help of multiple vendors, we also received donations for items such as food, flea/tick prevention, heartworm prevention, shampoos, ear cleaners, and any needed diagnostics for the first year. Please keep this family in your prayers – as we all know, sickness can take a toll on any family but our hearts break for this family as they deal with the everyday expenses, emotions, and stresses that come with having a sick child. We are so glad that we were able to help & would like to send a special thanks to all of our vendors that donated towards this cause. We hope that Madison and her new friend “Duke” can have a long and happy life together!

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Day Open Closed
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8am 8am 8am 8am 8am 8am Closed
6pm 6pm 6pm 6pm 6pm 1pm Closed

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