Pleasure Island Animal Hospital

By / Health and Wellness / الأربعاء, 01 نيسان/أبريل 2015 04:00

“Offering Pet Wellness from A to Z”

Pleasure Island Animal Hospital is a full service animal hospital, offering virtually any procedure your pet could ever need. Their experienced veterinary team provides all the essential veterinary services, such as; wellness exams, vaccinations, microchips, dental care, parasite testing, and other diagnostic services for your pets. They can provide you with all the necessary preventative medicines to keep you pet free of parasites like the dreaded heartworm and of course, fleas and ticks. Keep your pets’ teeth happy and healthy as well. Oral hygiene isn’t just for humans. Your pets’ teeth need love too. They offer teeth cleaning and polishing, tooth extractions and even minor oral surgery. Recently Pleasure Island Animal Hospital added Dr. Jeff LaCroix to their team. Dr. LaCroix, graduated from the New York State Veterinary College at Cornell University in 1966. The majority of his professional career was spent in Connecticut until, in 1996, Dr. LaCroix established a veterinary hospital in Wilmington. After selling the practice in 2007, Dr. LaCroix continued to practice locally, providing relief services. Much of his time and money have helped to support a hobby that involves two airplanes, one of which is an aerobatic biplane. Recently, Dr. LaCroix spent two summers in Valdez Alaska, operating the only veterinary clinic within a 4 ½ hour radius. He has written veterinary advice columns for several newspapers and currently authors a bi weekly column in “The National Enquirer.” His special interests include canine reproduction and problems particular to show and performance dogs. He and his wife, Sherry, have five children and five grandchildren scattered across two coasts. Their home provides food and shelter for one Norfolk Terrier, two Jack Russell Terriers and three cats.
Pleasure Island Animal Hospital is owned and operated by Veterinarian, Ked Cottrell. Dr. Cottrell attended Purdue University Veterinary School, graduating in 2002. Dr. Cottrell has practiced veterinary medicine in Carolina Beach, since 2004. In December of 2011, he opened his own practice, Pleasure Island Animal Hospital, in order to continue to provide the best of care for the beloved pets of Pleasure Island, Wilmington and surrounding areas. ”We pride ourselves on the compassionate care we provide to you and your special animal companions.”
Dr. Cottrell and his wife, Julie, have two dogs and a cat; a Schnauzer named Louise, a Shih Tzu named Jack and Charlie the cat. Dr. Cottrell is an active contributing member of the local community. He is a commissioner on the Planning and Zoning board for the town of Carolina Beach, a member of the Carolina Beach Presbyterian Church and a member of the Cape Fear Power Squadron.
Pleasure Island Animal Hospital is located at 1140 North Lake Park Boulevard, Suite J, across from Town Hall. Hours of operation are: 8:00am to 6:00pm, Monday through Friday and 8:00am to 1:00pm on Saturday. For more information call (910) 458-5800, visit their website for a detailed list of their services and current specials, at  or check them out on Facebook.


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