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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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  • They Like Our Service

    What our clients have to say…

    • 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...

    • 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. 😍

    • Beverly O'QuinnBeverly O'Quinn

      Thank YOU Dr. Porter, for making us at ease for Bears procedure; and thank your staff. YOU are truly the best, and have been in our WB Community a Long time. You are family to us; and take care of us as such. We are so blessed and grateful to have not just a Fantastic Vet, but to have such an outstanding Person in who you are.

    • 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!

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • Katherine RiggsKatherine Riggs

      brought our service dog in because he had a bump on his shoulder. They did a full exam and found an ear infection that the last place wouldn't take the time to look because he didn't sit still; Western Branch was awesome in handling him being scared. They gave us an estimate before doing anything and the price was less than we expected. All of the staff were incredibly nice and gave my pup quality care. Definitely going back for any future care.