2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 & 2021
Motto: "Enhancing the Quality of Life for Your Pet"
Accepting new clients and their fur babies
Mission statement: Our goal and policy is to treat our clients as we would treat our families, and to treat our clients’ pets as though they were our own. Our clients are the heart of our practice and the reason we are here. At all times our clients and patients will be treated with respect, dignity and compassion. Being of service to our patients is the definition of our purpose and the mission of our practice. “We pledge that we will always do our very best to serve you and to provide your pets with the care they deserve resulting in a high quality of life”.
– Gilda Radner
We believe the key to your pet’s health starts with annual wellness exams, vaccinations, and diagnostic screenings. Parasite prevention and control is an important part of keeping your pet healthy and happy!
Another part of any preventative health plan is routine vaccines. This begins at 8 weeks of age for puppies and kittens. We believe vaccines are extremely important and should be administered by trained professionals. Vaccines are not created equal. For…
Welcome a new pet into your family is exciting! Get your new puppy or kitten off to a great start with a specialized package that includes many services.
Heartworm (Dirofilaria immitis) disease is a very serious disease for both cats and dogs and very widespread in the South. For example, most stray dogs or dogs adopted from a southern shelter have this disease. The immature heartworms are transmitted…
Dentistry can enhance the quality of life for your pet. During your pet’s annual or bi-annual physical exam an oral exam is performed to look for dental tartar build-up, infected or loose teeth, sore areas or any tumors in the…
A complete and balanced diet is one of the most important factors in optimizing your pet’s health and longevity. We provide nutritional counseling and customized weight loss plans tailored to your pet’s needs.
At Elizabethtown Veterinary Hospital, your pet’s safety is of our highest concern. Prior to surgery your pet will receive a complete physical examination. An exam of internal organ function via pre-anesthetic blood work is always recommended and can be performed…
An electrocardiogram or ECG is an important diagnostic tool to look for underlying heart disease. Elizabethtown Veterinary Hospital uses this tool frequently and is available as part of our preventive package. A copy of your pet’s ECG will be sent…
An ultrasound is used to image internal organs. It can uncover heart, liver, urinary, intestinal, spleen, gallbladder, kidney, and adrenal gland problems. This non-invasive procedure does not hurt your pet, and it takes about 15 to 30 minutes. Generally speaking…
Microchipping is the process of placing a small sterile, rice sized chip between the shoulders of your pet becoming a source of permanent identification. You receive the pet’s identification number and benefit information. Anesthesia is not needed for this procedure….
Chemotherapy is a very personal decision for you, the pet owner. Chemotherapeutic drugs are used to kill cancer cells in your pet’s body. These drugs are administered by our trained staff by injection or by mouth in a controlled environment….
We provide a home away from home for your pet while you’re away. Leave them in the hands of our diligent and attentive staff.
Elizabethtown Veterinary Hospital offers equine vaccines, Coggins testing, fecals and dewormers for your horse. Dr. Haskins can assist you on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s with appointments or questions. We offer pasture boarding from May through September.
Saying goodbye to your faithful companion. The special bond between people and their beloved pets cannot be measured, we understand this bond and that the loss of this vital member of your family can be devastating. When you call to…
On the grounds of Elizabethtown Veterinary Hospital we pride ourselves with our Companion Animal Cremation Services, the only service like this in Bladen County. Private and communal cremations are performed with dignity and compassion. If you choose to cremate privately…
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Dr. Gensel is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and studied to become a veterinarian due to his desire as a child to “make animals healthier and ease their pain”.
A Graduate from NC State and grew up locally
Team member since February 2008.
Team member since 2009.
Team Member since 2014 Joan loves her best friend “Rocky” whom is her friend and protector. She has a weakness for felines and volunteers in the community at her church, hospital and pet activities.
Team Member since 2015.
Team Member since 2018.
Experienced horse lesson instructor.
Team Member 2021
Team Member Since 2019
Team Member since 2016
Technical Assistant Since 2021
Team Member Since 2021
Assisting in Developing Young Minds"You may also see the occasional unfamiliar face at Elizabethtown Veterinary Hospital. We frequently welcome high school students, interns and externs from local educational programs."