I have never been to a vet where they genuinely care about your animal and didn’t see you as a walking dollar sign. Dr. Hower was so nice and had a very laid-back personality which is always nice. The day after my visit I think her name was Jessica, called to check on Watson. She is just as sweet as can be and so so helpful. On the second day, Dr. Hower himself called me to check on him. It is always a good feeling when the doctor takes time from his busy schedule to call and check in. I will more than likely be switching vets and bringing both my dogs here even though its way across town. Totally worth it!


I LOVE this place! I have had many experiences with many pets over many years, but none have seemed to care for my dogs as the staff here. Everyone I have met have been extremely kind, compassionate, and professional. Dr. Hower offered tremendous comfort when having to let go of my best friend, Kayla after ten plus years.


We love CRAH! They are wonderful with my pets and I have complete trust for not just the vets but the entire staff. Everyone expresses genuine interest and concern for anything and everything having to do with my fur babies, and they go above and beyond. Did I mention we love CRAH?


We visited the Carolina Beach location with our new rescued pet. We were very happy with our visit. The staff was very friendly caring and informative. Tank was very comfortable and loved everyone there. Tank will go back for all of his vet needs.

Elizabeth Batten Dowdy

We had to put our beloved Clara (Weimaraner) to rest after almost 16 years of family companionship. We are extremely grateful for the very compassionate, respectful, considerate and professional manner Dr. Scarzella and her staff handled this very sad occasion. It was also very comforting for us as Dr. Scarzella was also Clara’s long-time care provider.

Gary Swanson

My family is so grateful to College Road Animal Hospital and the fantastic staff in our time of emergency with our little pup, Mrs. Beasley. They took us in without an appointment without hesitation on a Sunday morning. They adeptly diagnosed her and prescribed medications– and she is doing so remarkably well!! The front desk staff greeted us and understood the urgency of our needs and comforted us while we waited. Our little pup was in wonderful professional hands every step of the way. You have made loyal clients out of us thanks to your handling of our emergency. Thank you so much! –The Gansmanns


I’ve been a client of CRAH for over 20 years. Over this time all 6 of my dogs (and I) have been treated wonderfully.My pit bull likes only one man on this earth and that one man is Dr. Lanzi. We also love Dr.Collins and Dr. Smith. All staff of CRAH are incredible. As long as I have pets I will use no other vets.

Lynn Tremper

Although I am not excited about my recent need for emergency services, I was very happy with the help I received at the hospital. I have all my pets there now as regular clients and appreciate the great hours, great vets and pleasant staff at the counter. Dr Cozart is very thorough and caring. I have had great experiences with all the vets, and forever grateful for Dr Smith, who saved my big girl, Kopa. Thank you Dr Lanzi and all, for the great service!

Melissa A. Murray

College Road Animal Hospital is Great! I have tried numerous vets around Wilmington and this one is by far the BEST! The staff is so friendly and actually take time to explain things to you. Its great that they have emergency hours which we have used as well. They take time and patience with my kitties as well as my puppy! I will not be going to any other vet ever! 🙂

Nicole Craven

I would like to thank Dr. Lanzi and the whole Staff for the your EXTREME Care for our Buddy & Babi during their recent dental surgeries !! Plus EVERYONES compassion for our anxiety for our Fur Babies was over the top !!!! I can’t Thank You all enough !!!

Ron & Sandi Fowler

I could not ask for better care or service from either location. I completely trust them to care for my pets the way I would. Dr. Lanzi and his team are the best! Love them all.


It is clear everyone at CRAH loves our fur babies. Most caring group of professionals ever.


Dr. Scarzella is the most understanding vet. She is so caring and available for any questions or concerns I have about my fur baby.


We couldn’t have asked for a better appointment with Odie! Dr. Cozart was extremely kind and patient. We didn’t feel like we were being rushed which is very important to us. We were referred by a friend and plan on telling everyone we know to go! Thank you so much, Odie didn’t want to leave!


Dr. Keresman was fantastic. Very friendly, caring and answered all our questions thoroughly.

Eddy & Lindsey

We must find time to stop and thank the people who make a difference in our lives.-John f. KennedyThank you Dr. Hower and CRAH staff. Words can’t express the depth of our appreciation for your skilled care and compassion. You have certainly made a positive difference in our lives and the lives of our babies. Thank you!!

Frances C. Brown

We love our College Road Animal Hospital family! Thank you for the excellent, friendly, competent care to all our fur babies!

Jennifer & Jason

We love Dr. Smith! We drive almost an hour to see her, and recommend her to everyone we know!


The staff is wonderful, I always end up with last minute plans and they always work with us on everything from bath, to boarding, and updating their shots.

Maria Nelson

Dr. Scarzella and the staff at Carolina Beach Animal Hospital are very professional and courteous. They make us feel like family! We have the highest regard for all.

Mary Ann

Over the years the staff at Carolina Beach Animal Hospital have taken such attentive & wonderful care of my animals. Most recent I had to send my sweet Annie to heaven. I can’t thank Dr Scarzella & the entire staff, that day, for there compassion, understanding of my grief, tenderness & support during this difficult time. Through the tears & hugs they stayed by my side until Annie’s last breath. I will forever be grateful. Thank you.

Renee Ludlum

Cleanest and friendliest animal hospital we have ever used. Great, attentive staff.


Thank you so much for all the loving care and compassion you always show to my Brodie and ZudieBell.


Great experience first time I went in. Veterinarian was knowledgeable and informative and my technician, Jessie, was very caring. I’m happy to be in good hands while I’m here at the beach.


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Flexible Appointments

We understand that our clients have busy lives, so we do our best to be as accommodating as possible by offering flexible hours, weekend availability, and online appointment scheduling. To schedule an appointment for your furry friend, head over to our appointments page or contact our office directly.

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Online Shop & Pharmacy

Our online shop has everything that you need to keep your pet healthy after a visit to the vet. From prescriptions and preventatives to diets and compound medications, you’ll find it all here! We also offer free expedited shipping with no minimum purchase, so you don’t need to worry about waiting around for your pets’ medications to arrive.

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