Our COVID-19 Policies

While our standard operating protocols may have changed to increase our patients’ and clients’ safety, you can continue to expect the same exceptional care and service from Mills Creek Animal Hospital, COVID or no COVID. See our updated COVID-19 policies below to find out more about how we’re keeping you and your pets safe.

Curbside Care

Currently, our hospital is performing curbside appointments only. To schedule a visit, simply contact us as you typically would. When you and your pet arrive, stay in your car and call to let us know you’re ready. One of our team members will take your pet into our facility where we’ll provide the necessary treatments. If you need any food and/or medication refills, let us know and we’ll bring them out to your car. When your pet’s appointment is complete, we will bring them out to you, then call you after to discuss the appointment and collect your payment.


Our services are currently being prioritized based on the resources we have available. If there is something your pet needs, please give us a call so we can discuss it and help you schedule an appointment.

Online Pharmacy

You can always use our online pharmacy if your pet needs a refill on their medication, prescription diet, or supplement. Every product you order online will be shipped right to your front door, so you won’t need to drive out to our hospital.

If you have any questions about our COVID-19 policies or need to make an appointment, call us today at (704) 802-1005!

Veterinarian in Concord, NC

Cat and DogSurgery

Has your pet been recommended for surgery? Call us or 704-802-1005 or schedule online by clicking the button below.
Mills Creek Animal Hospital

Offering surgery to the pets of Concord, NC.

Surgery plays a pivotal role in your pet’s health and development. Spays and neuters are essential procedures for every dog and cat to ensure their continued health and to prevent unwanted litter. However, while a spay or neuter is often the only surgery most pets will need during their lifetime, the veterinary team at Mills Creek Animal Hospital can provide a variety of other important surgical services as well to correct existing health problems and prevent future ones. Also, because every surgery for dogs and cats carries its risks (just like human surgery), our team meticulously follows the latest surgery protocols for safety, monitoring, pain management, and more.

Making pet surgery less stressful

Safety is our top priority, and with Fear Free Certified Professionals on our team, we also incorporate
Fear Free treatment into our protocols to help our patients relax.

How we make surgery for dogs and cats as safe and low-stress as possible

Safety is our top priority, and with Fear Free Certified Professionals on our team, we also incorporate Fear Free treatment into our protocols to help our patients relax. This includes gentle handling and the use of dog and cat pheromones to create a calming atmosphere.

To ensure the highest level of safety during your pet’s surgery, we implement these practices:

  • An experienced veterinary technician monitors your pet’s condition and vitals during all stages of their surgery–from pre-op to post-op.
  • We use the safest gas anesthesia and administer it based on your pet’s size and health.
  • Our monitoring equipment includes pulse oximetry, EKG, blood pressure, and more.
  • We administer IV fluids and medications to your pet during surgery if needed.
  • All pets receive multimodal pain control to minimize discomfort after surgery.
  • We use warm blankets to keep our patients warm during and after surgery to prevent hypothermia.
Surgeries our veterinarian perform

Our veterinarian can perform a variety of routine and elective surgeries, including:

  • Spays and neuters
  • Mass and growth removals
  • Foreign body removals
  • Abdominal surgery
  • Wound treatment and repair
  • …and more

Advanced surgery and orthopedics

For more specialized soft tissue and orthopedic surgeries, we partner with Dr. Ritter, DVM, DACVS of Acacia Mobile Veterinary Surgery. He assists with many advanced cases, such as TPLO surgery for ACL tears. He has been board certified in veterinary surgery since 2007.

If your pet might need a more advanced surgical procedure, contact us at 704-802-1005 so we can arrange an appointment with Dr. Ritter.