Puppy Training Now Offered

Tuscan Ridge Animal Hospital now offers dog training classes in our facility.

Sign up has begun for our March 15 Puppy Class 101 for puppies between the ages of 8 weeks and 5-1/2 months. The class will be held from 6:15 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. for six consecutive Thusdays--March 15, 22, 29, April 5, 12 & 19, 2018. 

Puppies and their owners will learn skills for bite inhibition, separation anxiety prevention, walk nicely on a leash training, focus and safely meet and greet others. This class will help your puppy develop proper socialization skills and more. 

To sign up and for more information about this training and/or other behavioral training needs, please contact us at 919-556-1944 or email us.

We're proud to offer this in-house service as part of our continued commitment to provide personalized care that fosters patient and family wholeness and well-being. 


Boarding Policy Reminder

For the safety of your pet(s) and our animal hospital, please be aware of our boarding policy which requires vaccinations and vet care procedures PRIOR to your boarding reservation.

This is especially important for dogs that have never received the canine influenza (dog flu) vaccine, which must be administered 14 business days before your dog arrives at our facility for boarding.

Below is the list of vaccinations and veterinary care standards that are required for your animal to stay in our hospital.

These requirements must be met prior to your pet(s) arrival at Tuscan Ridge. We're happy to provide your animal with any or all of these required services or alternatively, you will need to provide documentation from your Veterinarian showing current vaccine history at least 48 hours (two days) before your scheduled arrival.

Rabies vaccine
Canine distemper vaccine
Bordetella vaccine
Canine influenza vaccine (initial first-time dose must be administered at least 14 days prior to your dog's boarding date followed by a booster vaccination when your dog arrives)
Fecal test

Rabies vaccine
Feline distemper vaccine
Fecal test

For the health and safety of all our boarders, patients and staff members, failure to meet these health requirements will result in the cancellation of your boarding reservation. 

We thank you for understanding and handling these vaccinations and veterinary care procedures prior to your pet's arrival. 

Thanks for Your Votes!

I enjoyed attending The Wake Weekly newspaper’s Best of the Best gala on Sept 14 with other business owners from Wake Forest, Rolesville, Franklin County, and northern Wake County. The competition recognizes the Best area businesses, services, schools and more.

Tuscan Ridge Animal Hospital was a finalist in two categories: Best Pet Kennel and Best Veterinarian.

While we didn’t win, I was so humbled that we were a finalist thanks to the votes from the many wonderful pet parents and families that I am blessed to serve.  My heart is full knowing that Tuscan Ridge clients went out of their way to vote for us.

Thank you for entrusting your pet to us and for making us a finalist in Wake Forest’s Best of the Best.


Best of the Best Finalist


Tuscan Ridge Animal Hospital is honored to be a finalist in two categories of Wake Forest Best of the Best 2017--Best Pet Kennel and Best Veterinarian.

This local competition held by The Wake Forest Weekly, each year recognizes the very best of area businesses, services, schools and more. In previous years more than 53,000 individual votes were cast for over 400 businesses in 144 categories.

Nominations are allowed for all people, places, services and businesses with a Wake Forest, Rolesville, Franklin County, or northern Wake County address. To be valid, a ballot must have a minimum of 10 categories filled in.

Finalists, along with the general public, have been invited to attend the 2017 Best of the Best Gala on Sept. 14, at Richland Creek Community Church. Dr. Kelly Harper will be attending and thanks her patients and friends who voted for Tuscan Ridge Animal Hospital!

Winners of the Best of the Best will be recognized in an upcoming issue of The Wake Weekly newspaper.

Dog Flu Vaccines Required for Dog Day Camp and Pet Boarding

For the health and safety of the dogs that attend doggy day care and are boarded or groomed in our facility, Tuscan Ridge Animal Hospital now requires canine influenza vaccinations.

Tuscan Ridge is one of several animal facilities that has tightened its protocols after the canine influenza virus infected dogs in several states throughout the Southeastern U.S. It is believed to have spread among animals at dog shows in Florida and Georgia.

The virus is generally mild, similar to the flu in humans, but is highly contagious. In rare cases, the virus can be fatal in young, elderly and immune-compromised dogs.

In June, Dr. Kelly Harper alerted patients and families about the recent outbreak of canine influenza. As always, please contact Dr. Harper with any questions or concerns.