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Quality, Compassionate Vet Care in Chesapeake and North Suffolk You Can Trust!

Anyone who has ever loved a pet understands how that love is returned to them one-hundred-fold. How the simple act of opening your home and welcoming a four legged friend is really about opening your heart and baring your soul. Pet parents recognize that the loyalty, affection and dedication our animal family members provide is well worth the sacrifices we make for them.

At Western Branch Veterinary Hospital, the love of pets drives us every day.

Why? Because like you, we are pet owners too. Each one of us knows the joys and sorrows, the ups and downs, and the pure enrichment that sharing your life with a companion animal can bring. That’s why treating your loved one as if he or she were our very own just comes naturally to us.

At Western Branch Veterinary, a Chesapeake and North Suffolk veterinarian, we operate our practice in a way that focuses on so much more than the clinical aspect of care, but also places a strong emphasis on building relationships. We believe that when we put our clients and their pets first, everything else will fall into place. That’s why you can always expect a welcome greeting, warm conversation, and a partnership that you can trust at Western Branch Veterinary.

We offer the highest quality veterinary care in the Chesapeake and North Suffolk communities, with comprehensive services and cutting edge treatment options that are designed to help each and every patient enjoy a long, happy and healthy life. Our team is committed to providing all the education, support and exceptional service you need to extend and improve the quality time you get to share with your four legged friend. We would love to be your “other family doctor.”

Whether you recently relocated to the Chesapeake or North Suffolk, VA area, just welcomed a new furry member to your family or you’re searching for a veterinary provider who will treat you and your companion with the personal care you both deserve, we encourage you to give us a try. Our doors are always open and our family always has room for a few more! We look forward to meeting you both!

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      What our clients have to say…

      • Victoria PleasantsVictoria Pleasants

        The staff is incredible and soo caring with your pets.The doctor took her time with us and explained everything she was going to do as well as breaking down the costs. I am so happy that we ended up taking our baby there. Couldn't be happier with the service we (and our puppy) received!

      • Jeanette Augustine FoxxJeanette Augustine Foxx

        All of the doctors I've seen here are very professional and knowledgeable. I don't feel like they push unnecessary tests. They take their time with each patient to discuss owner concerns.

      • Gail Sanders MartinGail Sanders Martin

        very friendly and knowledgeable staff. clean and no odors. vet took her time with us. reasonable rates.

      • Heidi BairHeidi Bair

        Dr.Porter is the absolute best!!! I couldn’t ask for a better vet for my girls, also the staff is amazing! I love them all, wonderful experience all around every time I’m in!

      • Bryan AxsonBryan Axson

        This vet has been an amazing vet over the past 14.5 years we have been going there with my bassetts. The staff there has been so supportive for all these years with the issues we've had with my dogs. I was sad to say bye to them walking out today after all these wonderful years, but you helped my dog move on to be with her sister again.

      • Paulette Batten LeGrandePaulette Batten LeGrande

        Dr. Porter has taken care of our dogs since he opened. He is the best. When we lost our Irish Setter this past summer, he wrote us a very sweet note. Highly recommend!!

      • Natalie Davis BartonNatalie Davis Barton

        Over the past 14 years, my Boston, Taz has received the best care imaginable here. We just had to put our beloved dog down and Dr. Porter was there for us. He is the most kind, compassionate, and patient vet. He made what has been the worst day of my life, a little less hard. It takes a special person to do what you do and we are grateful for you. Thank you! Natalie and "Taz" Barton