Welcome to Coastal Animal Hospital

Your OBX Vet! -Call 252-261-3960

                                          Specializing In Compassionate Veterinary Care

 Voted Best Veterinary Hospital on OBX 15 years running*

                      Locations in Kitty Hawk and Hatteras Island

Our Outer Banks veterinary practice is a progressive, full-service, small, large and exotic animal OBX vet providing comprehensive state-of-the-art medical, surgical and dental care in a compassionate and supportive environment, serving the Outer Banks of Corolla, Duck, Southern Shores, Kill Devil Hills, Kitty Hawk, Nags Head, Manteo, Hatteras and Ocracoke Islands, as well as southern Currituck and mainland Dare counties. Our fundamental philosophy is to provide exceptional OBX veterinary care with integrity and compassion for all animals. We foster this environment by taking care of one patient at a time, and by surrounding our patients with a loyal and loving staff who wholeheartedly live by these principles.  Coastal's Outer Banks Vet practice is proud of our reputation of referral quality medicine while catering to the most discerning pet owner.  We fully understand your love and devotion to your pet and are committed to providing individual care that exceeds your expectations. All of us at Coastal Animal Hospital strive to create a relaxed, non-hurried environment so that you and your pet get the attention you deserve.  Out of town clients and vacationers are welcome and we will accommodate all walk in patients.

42.jpgFor those owners with multiple pets, owners or pets with special needs, or people who just prefer the convenience, Coastal offers Mobile Veterinary & House Call appointments.  Our staff of highly skilled doctors and nurses provide a broad spectrum of diagnostic procedures through in-house testing and the use of external laboratories. We offer conventional and holistic treatment modalities. The facility includes a full laboratory for blood and urine analyses, an in-hospital surgery suite and state-of-the-art ultrasound and digital x-ray capabilities, as well as therapeutic laser treatments for all inflammatory conditions.  Coastal offers cutting edge chemotherapy protocols for our cancer patients.  We also utilize the surgical skills of Dr. Clark, a board certified orthopaedic surgeon, who performs in house advanced orthopedic procedures, such as cranial cruciate repair and total hip replacements.

Coastal maintains a closely supervised hospitalization area, pharmacy and climate controlled, deluxe, indoor canine and feline boarding kennels with large outdoor exercise areas. Professional bathing and grooming services are offered 4 days a week by Groomingdales.  As a full service hospital we do offer After Hour Emergency Services.

We welcome out of town clients and strive to make them feel as though we are their home away from home-so please feel free to call or stop by if you have any questions at all. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff is always willing to help.

Coastal Animal Hospital's deep commitment to all of God's creatures extends beyond mere words and is demonstrated by our non profit, Coastal Canine Hope, which was formed in 2004. This foundation accepts local, unwanted dogs on a case by case basis. Once admitted into the program, Coastal provides any medical and surgical care at no cost and houses them until they can be adopted. To date, over 30 dogs have been placed in loving new homes. This effort is funded by the hospital, doctors and staff as well as donations from the public.

Coastal Animal Hospital is also known locally for its treatment and rehabilitation of injured wildlife at no cost. We have cared for everything from bald eagles and ospreys to opossums and turtles.

At Coastal Animal Hospital our mission is to offer not only sound medical advice, but also optimal veterinary wellness care, thus allowing you the enjoyment of your companion for a maximum number of years. Our job is not only to treat your pet when he or she isn't feeling well, but to also help you learn how to keep your best friend happy and healthy. We place a strong emphasis on owner education and preventative medicine because we don't just treat animals, we treat families!

*Voted Best Veterinary Hospital On The OBX
for the last 15 years by our wonderful clients!

Dr. Stephen Samson
Kitty Hawk Veterinarian | Coastal Animal Hospital | 252-261-3960

Mile Post 5, 9206,
3616 N Croatan Hwy
Kitty Hawk, NC 27949

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Office Hours

Our Regular Schedule


8:00 am-6:00 pm


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8:00 am-6:00 pm


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8:00 am-6:00 pm


Temporarily Closed on Saturdays

Drop and Pickup Boarding is 9AM or 5PM if prior arrangements have been made




Read What Our Clients Say

  • "We want to thank you and your staff for all the caring love and attention you provided our wonderful Rocky. We know that you treated him as you would your own companion and put forth all efforts to give him the best quality of life for as long as possible. We feel that he touched your hearts as well and your support will always be remembered."
    Michele and Bob A. - Kitty Hawk, NC