Since its beginning in 1991, Bonnie Brae Veterinary Hospital has been committed to serving Polk County and the surrounding county residents. The name Bonnie Brae is in honor of the area’s beauty and culture, meaning “Beautiful Hillside” in the Old Scottish language.
Our goal is to earn the trust of the caregivers who bring their companions to us for care. In order to accomplish this goal, we strive to offer a professional and caring environment with the expertise necessary to help with the numerous opportunities presented.
Our nurses, doctors, receptionists, kennel attendants and office staff all consider their positions as integral in making sure our patients and their "parents" get the best care they deserve. We offer all of our staff opportunities to further their education so as to better serve our community.
Everyone at Bonnie Brae realizes the strong bond between owners and pets. Consequently, not only do we use our intellects to help but also our hearts. We are very personal in the care of your companions and share all aspects with our patients - from puppyhood (or kittenhood!) to old age.
We are appreciative and aware of our vibrant community and find pleasure in contributing to many of the events offered. We are thankful for the opportunity to help during the lives of your companions and pledge to continue to do our best to offer compassionate, professional and skilled care for your loved ones.
We offer up-to-date Western Medicine including diagnostic testing and therapy, digital X-ray, surgery, and pain management. Our doctors have special interest in Acupuncture, Chiropractic, Chinese Herbal Medicine, and Avian and Exotic Mammal Medicine. We provide a variety of services for your pets, including:
"How does acupuncture work?" That is one of the most common questions I am asked. There are two different explanations, the eastern way and the western way. As westerners, it is easier for us to understand that acupuncture works by stimulation points in the body that are associated with nerve plexi that cause the release within the body (at both local and distal sites) of chemicals such as endorphin and anti-inflammatory agents.
Chinese herbal medicine along with Acupuncture makes up a system of diagnosis and treatment called Traditional Chinese Medicine or TCM. Herbs are the mainstay of TCM. Most Chinese herbal formulas are very complex with multiple ingredients and very specific uses. The groups of herbs in a formula complement each other and allow the formula to work with minimal side effects and in a way that supports health and balances the body.
Chiropractic is an excellent method to allow continued healing of your pet. Chiropractic involves manipulating the vertebrae and limbs to determine which joins need to be adjusted. By adjusting at the appropriate locations the joint, muscles, and nerves are able to function in an optimal manner. Once the body is in alignment it functions more efficiently and therefore often requires less medical intervention.
Food and "other things" our pets eat build up on their teeth over time. This build up leads to calculus (more commonly known as tartar) on their teeth. Calculus harbors massive amounts of bacteria, which can lead to bad breath, gum disease (such as gingivitis), periodontal disease, and tooth loss. Bad breath (medically known as halitosis) can affect your relationship with your pet.
At Bonnie Brae Boarding, you will be rest assured that your pet will receive the loving care they deserve just like at home. We are located in Columbus North Carolina just off Interstate 26 in the beautiful foothills of Western North Carolina. If you look on the map, you will find us thirty minutes away from both Spartanburg, South Carolina and Asheville, North Carolina.
Our boarding kennel provides a clean and healthy atmosphere with individual attention offered to your pets, be they dogs, cats, birds or other small critters, with the added benefit of a full service veterinary hospital adjoining our kennel.
Personal tours are available Monday through Friday, during kennel hours. Please stop by and say hello.
Bonnie Brae Boarding Kennels offers two large exercise yards in view of Polk county's scenic surroundings. Our kennel provides indoor/outdoor runs for larger breed dogs or smaller runs for the little fellows. We also have spaces available for dogs who may not want to board near the big dogs.
Our cattery kennel is complete with individual cat condos kept separate from the dog area. Each comes with a view of our bird feeding area. There is, also, a large room for extra lounging time with toys available to play with.
Dogs must have current proof of rabies, distemper/parvo and bordetella vaccinations. Cats must have current proof of rabies and feline distemper vaccinations. There are certain circumstances which may require exemptions to be made concerning your pets vaccinations (our veterinary staff will make the appropriate decision for your pet's individual needs). Be sure to contact us in advance of any special needs. Our veterinary staff is available for consultation.
155 Shuford Rd
Columbus, NC 28722
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Monday - Saturday: 9:00am→12pm and 2:00pm→4:00pm
Sunday: 2:00pm →4:00pm
155 Shuford Rd
Monday - Friday: 8:00am→5:30pm
Monday - Saturday: 9:00am→12pm
Sunday: 2:00pm →4:00pm
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