950 W. US 64 Murphy, North Carolina 28906

Alpine Animal Hospital in Murphy, NC

Where Pets are Family!

Carlton Van Horn, DVM and his staff at Alpine Animal Hospital in Murphy, NC, provide compassionate care to ensure the well being of your pet. Our practice includes medical and preventative services for small animal patients. We specialize in the needs of canine and feline adults, puppies, and kittens.

Alpine Animal Hospital provides the professional care that your pet deserves. We believe that “Pets Are Family.”

"Your Hometown Veterinarian"

Alpine Animal Hospital of Murphy, NC, specializes in dogs and cats

As a longtime resident of the community and practicing veterinary medicine in Murphy for over 40 years, Dr. Van Horn established his practice in 1983 on the principles of honesty & integrity. These principles have enabled Dr. Van Horn to become a leader in the community as well as a leader in the use of cutting edge medical technology in the veterinary field. We invite you to schedule your pet’s next visit to the doctor at Alpine Animal Hospital in Murphy, North Carolina.

We hope to see you soon!

We Care

Pets may alter a family’s routine and hierarchy, its social rhythm and web of relationships. Pets play an important role in many people’s lives. Our staff cares about the well-being of your pet. We believe pets ARE family. All of our employees are pet owners and we’ll treat your family pet as if it were ours…more

Laser Therapy

Dr. Van Horn uses the Companion Therapy Laser® system to reduce inflammation and heal damaged tissue through deep tissue penetration. The deep tissue penetration increases the pet body’s cellular production of ATP (Adenosine-triphosphate) to treat and heal the inflamed area…more

Versatility & Precision

We use state of the art equipment from Aesculite to perform procedures requiring laser surgery. Offering outstanding versatility and precision, Laser Surgery can be used effectively for many surgical procedures and your pet experiences less pain with a quicker recovery period…more

Alpine Animal Hospital Veterinary Services:

Dog Veterinarian in Murphy, NC
  • Annual Examinations and Vaccinations
  • In-House and Reference Laboratory Testing
  • Radiology Services
  • General Laser Surgical Procedures using a State of the Art CO2 Surgical Laser
  • Dental Services
  • Medical Diagnosis and Therapeutics Associated with:
    • Internal Medicine
    • Cardiology
    • Dermatology
    • Ophthalmology
    • Orthopedics
    • Reproduction
    • Endocrinology
    • Dentistry
  • Therapeutic Laser Services – Companion Therapy™ Laser for:
    • Pain Relief
    • Wound Healing
    • Arthritic Conditions
    • Intervertebral Disc Disease
    • Pyotraumatic Dermatitis
    • Post Surgical Pain Relief
    • Degenerative Joint Disease
    • Lick granulomas
    • Degloving Injuries
    • Dermatological Cases
    • Periodontal Disease
    • Gingivitis
    • Otitis
  • Referral Services to Specialists – We work with a wide network of specialists should your pet require more specialized care
  • PRO PLAN® Prescription Diets
  • HomeAgain® Microchip Placement
  • Nail trimming, Ear cleaning, and Anal Glad Expression
  • Internal and External Parasite Control
  • Animal Care Products, Flea & Tick Medication, Shampoos and More
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