Tar River Veterinary Hospital

101 E. Green St.
Franklinton, NC 27525



Compassionate Pet Care

For 27 years and counting, Tar River Veterinary Hospital has the knowledge and skill to bring you the best approaches to raising a healthy pet. Our staff dedicates the time needed to deliver the most expert care available by utilizing state-of-the-art technology and techniques. With our patients and their families in mind, we offer extensive services and high quality products that work hand in hand to yield the healthiest results.

We provide the following services: 

  • Medicine
  • Surgery
  • Hospitalization
  • Digital X-ray
  • Dentistry
  • Grooming
  • Climate-controlled Boarding 
  • Indoor and Outdoor Run

Specialty services can be provided:

Board Certified Surgery (www.CVSSweb.com)

Dr. Erik M Clary, DVM, MS, MA, Bioethics

Board Certified Radiologist and Ultrasound 

Dr. Gail Mackey, DVM and Dr. Michael Metcalf, DVM

Dr. Elyse Goldman, DVM and the staff at Tar River Veterinary Hospital understand and promote the importance of preventing unwanted puppies and kittens. We accomplish this common goal by working closely with rescue shelters and nonprofit organizations in our area.

  • Paws for Life Animal Rescue (Franklin County Humane Society)
  • Franklin County Animal Shelter
  • Operation Catnip
  • Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA)

Rabies Clinics

In conjunction with Franklin County, Dr. Goldman provides a monthly Rabies clinic at the Franklin County Animal Shelter in Louisburg, NC and at other locations through out Franklin County at other times during the year- contact us at Tar River Veterinary Hospital (919) 494-5500, the Franklin County Animal Shelter (919) 496-3032, or like us on Facebook for more information and upcoming dates. Attending a rabies clinic does not mean that Dr. Goldman is your pet's Veterinarian. Please call us or see our "New Client" section if you would like more information on becoming a client.


Animal Rescues and Shelters

Paws For Life Animal Rescue (Franklin County Humane Society)

We have had a working relationship with the Paws for Life Animal Rescue for over 15 years. Together we have worked to increase spays and neuters for the pets and stray animals in Franklin County.

Paws For Life Website

K-9 Cart Company East

K-9 Cart Company East. The Pet Mobility Experts. K9 Carts is the original patented dog wheelchair company for paralyzed pets developed and owned by a veterinary orthopedic surgeon.