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Raleigh Community Hospital

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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

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), we love puppy kisses, and we 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.
- a drive to excel with attention to detail and accuracy.
- passion for our brand and vision for our growth.
- professionalism, blended with warmth.

OUR Core Focus: We care for people by caring for their pets, asking ourselves with purpose: what can we do to make it easier (whether: financially, emotionally, time).

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!

Meet Our Skilled Team

Learn Who We Are

  • Dr.
    Teresa Danford

    Dr. Teresa Danford grew up training dogs and showing horses in Upstate New York. She received her Bachelors of Science degree in Zoology from the University of Wisconsin and stayed to complete her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 1999.

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Read What Our Clients Say

  • "Amazing service from all of the staff. My dog George loves the daycare and they go above and beyond with their care for him."
    Kristin H.
  • "I would highly recommend Raleigh Community! They truly care about our pets and give wonderful advise for home care to insure they are happy and healthy!"
    Repsi T.

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  • Why the Controversy About Pet Vaccinations?

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  • Pet Clothes: A Fashion Statement or a Necessity?

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  • Introducing a New Pet to Your Current Ones

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    According to the American Animal Hospital Association, nearly two-thirds of pets suffer from dental problems because their owners do not provide dental care for them. Imagine what would happen to your own teeth if they were never brushed or examined by a dentist. The same thing can happen with your pet’s ...

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  • Managing Pet Allergies in Kids

    Are you concerned that your child's allergies may mean that you will have to give up your pet? Although rehoming a pet may be necessary if allergies are severe, most children can live with pets if you are willing to make a few changes. The Problem About three in 10 people who have allergies are allergic ...

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  • Euthanasia: Saying Goodbye

    It's not easy to say goodbye to cherished pets, even those that have lived long, happy lives. Although you may hate the thought of life without your pet, euthanasia can be the kindest decision you can make when your friend is suffering. Making the Decision If your pet has been seriously injured in a ...

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  • Is a Wet Nose a Sign of a Healthy Pet?

    Have you ever heard that a wet nose is a sign that your pet is healthy? Although that's often the case, it's not always true. A moist nose can benefit your pet in several ways, but it doesn't necessarily guarantee good health. How Does a Wet Nose Help My Pet? Have you ever been woken at 5 a.m. by a cold, ...

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1. Payment is expected when services are rendered. In order to focus on our patients' needs, customer service, and minimizing costs, we do not bill.

2. We accept debit cards, credit cards (Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express), checks and cash. All presented cards must be signed by the owner of the card.

3. We also accept CareCredit. For more information, please visit


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Office Hours

Our Regular Schedule

Raleigh Office


7:30 am-6:00 pm


7:30 am-7:00 pm


7:30 am-6:00 pm


7:30 am-7:00 pm


7:30 am-6:00 pm


8:00 am-12:00 pm


4:30pm - 5:00pm (Boarding pickups only)