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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!

    • 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.

    • Mandy WebbMandy Webb

      Every time we have been we have gotten excellent care. Just took my sick puppy and the staff was kind and caring to him. The vet was very helpful and caring to us, answered all my questions. Excellent place for pets, staff is amazing all around.

    • Dana GobrechtDana Gobrecht

      Dr Porter and his staff have been taking care of my dogs for 25 years. Your pets are family and you want the best for them.
      And his office staff become family as soon as you step thru the front door. 😍

    • Brandy GrazeBrandy Graze

      I have been bringing my furbabies here since Dr. Porter opened. He's kind, sincere, knowledgeable, patient and querky 🤭. The staff is outgoing and helpful. Any vet we've seen at WBVH has always been kind and knowledgeable, caring as well. You get QUALITY here. We appreciate your skills and experience. You're awesome.

    • Rob SquaredRob Squared

      Moved from the West Coast out here a couple of years ago. We were worried about finding a great vet here. After we had our first visit, Western Branch Vet Hosp is our go to. Staff is friendly and they give TLC to our fur babies. They are not over priced and give caring service. Highly recommended.

    • Lisa M.Lisa M.

      My dog was "released" from another vet due to his temperament and anxiety towards the vet. Went to Western Branch and they were so great with my baby. He...