WELCOME TO RALEIGH COMMUNITY ANIMAL HOSPITAL

We are a dedicated team, working hard to deliver the care that we believe everyone wants for their pets. We are not the fanciest; we are not a boutique; we do not pressure; we are not sales people. We like to smile (sometimes dance), love puppy kisses, and don’t mind dealing with your grumpy cat. We want to be your first and primary source of information for the care of your pets. We want to earn your trust by honesty and integrity: trust in the fact that our recommendations are based on the best information, not best for our bottom line; trust in the fact that we will always answer your questions; and trust in the fact that we will always give you options, by providing you all the information available, to make the best choice for your whole family.

Below is our commitment to you of that daily pursuit to make a difference...

The RCAH Vision: Helping people; helping pets; helping our community. We strive to be known as a trusted animal care resource in the community, not just a business, and to be connected to our patients, clients, animal advocates, and larger community.

Our Core Values:
Doing the RIGHT thing in everything we do with
- honesty and integrity
- attention to detail and accuracy
- passion for our brand and vision for our growth
- professionalism blended with warmth

Our Core Focus: Care for people by caring for their pets; asking ourselves with purpose: what can we do to make it easier (whether: financially, emotionally, time-wise)?

Our Passion - Our Purpose - Our Niche: Exceeding people’s expectations by helping people, helping pets, and helping our community with affordable, quality care.

Get to know our team a pinch more by reading our bio's here and schedule an appointment to meet us in person!


Raleigh Community Animal Hospital

Contact us today to schedule an appointment!
1108 Dresser Court
Raleigh, NC, 27609

Call: (919)948-4210

Animal Emergency Hospital & Urgent Care
After hour Emergency Call: (919)-781-5145
409 Vick Avenue Raleigh, NC, 27612.

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Meet Our Doctors

Learn Who We Are

  • Teresa Priest
    Dr. Teresa Priest
    Owner/Lead Veterinarian

    Dr. Teresa grew up training dogs and showing horses in Upstate New York, receiving her Bachelors of Science degree in Zoology and completing her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine degree in 1999 from the University of Wisconsin. Upon graduation, Dr. Teresa worked in rural Wisconsin hospitals until she moved to Raleigh in 2004. When not caring for your furry family members, Dr. Teresa and husband, Jaime, are managing the lives of their children and finding any opportunity to steal away and go camping, to music festivals, and dancing.

  • Kimberly Foca
    Dr. Kimberly Foca
    Associate Veterinarian

    Dr. Foca is initially from New Jersey where she completed her Bachelors in Biology at Rutgers University.  To pursue her passion for science, she moved to Oahu to attend the University of Hawaii where she received a Masters in Developmental and Reproductive Biology focusing her research on preterm/premature birth.  Dr. Foca then pursued her veterinary degree at Ross University in the Caribbean and completed her clinical year at NC State College of Veterinary Medicine; emphasizing her studies on small animal and exotic medicine.  She instantly fell in love with Raleigh and the community, and decided to remain in the area upon graduation.  Besides caring for animals, Dr. Foca enjoys exploring the Triangle, practicing archery, and hiking with her coconut retriever, Daisy.  She also has two cats from Hawaii named Sir Lucas Magellan and Menagerie.

  • Dr. Ashley Pooch
    Dr. Ashley Pooch

    Dr. Ashley Pooch is originally from Wilmington, North Carolina. She graduated from Auburn University in 2014 with a bachelor's degree in zoology with a pre-veterinary concentration, and she graduated from theUniversity of California, Davis School of Veterinary Medicine in 2018with her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine. She wanted to be a small animal veterinarian for as long as she can remember! Dr. Pooch's veterinary special interests are feline medicine, behavior, and dermatology. She also loves interacting with and building lasting relationships with clients. Dr. Pooch has two cats, Siegfried and Tristan. Her hobbies include swing dancing, writing, reading, cooking, baking, running, triking (like biking, but with one extra wheel!), and traveling. She is very proud of her younger sister, who is a veterinary student at the Royal School of Veterinary Studies in Edinburgh, Scotland!

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HOURS OF OPERATION

Raleigh Office

Monday

8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Tuesday

8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Wednesday

8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Thursday

8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Friday

8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Saturday

Closed

Sunday

Closed

Raleigh Office

Monday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed