About Our Animal Hospital in Carolina Forest

animal hospital in carolina forestHighest-Quality Care & Exceptional Customer Service

Dr. Heather Duncan opened River Oaks Veterinary Hospital in June 2014 to provide not only compassionate and highly skilled medical care to Myrtle Beach pets, but also exceptional customer service that truly engages you, the pet owner, and gives you the support needed to be the best possible caregiver to your pet.

You and your cherished pet are our foremost concern, and so our skilled, experienced veterinary team goes above and beyond to deliver the care your pet needs and the peace of mind you deserve. Visit our full-service veterinary hospital in Carolina Forest and let us show you what you've been missing — make an appointment for your beloved pet today!

Comprehensive Pet Wellness Exams

Your pet's lifetime good health begins with River Oaks Animal Hospital's regular pet wellness care, which includes comprehensive nose-to-tail examinations, balanced vaccinations and parasite prevention. Identifying issues before they become serious is the key to long-term good health and to keeping the lifetime cost of caring for your pet as low as possible.

Highest-Quality Carolina Forest Pet Care

If your pet becomes sick or injured, we're here to provide the compassionate, skilled veterinary care your pet needs and you want. Our pet diagnostic and surgical capabilities and in-house laboratory mean we can work quickly to get you an accurate diagnosis and treatment recommendation, minimizing your pet's discomfort and your worry.

A Commitment to You and Your Pet

You and your pet need more than just advanced medical technology and an experienced, skilled staff. You need a veterinary clinic that appreciates that great care begins with developing a relationship with you and your beloved pet. Dr. Duncan and the entire staff at River Oaks Animal Hospital know your pet is a member of your family, and we look forward to understanding you and your pet's needs and playing a part in a special connection that lasts a lifetime.

Our commitment to you and the furry members of your family doesn't end when you leave our hospital, either - we're passionate about providing you the knowledge you need to give the best possible care for your pet at home. Please ask us anything you want to know!

Your First Choice for All Your Pet's Medical Needs

Please read through our website. We've included a variety of materials regarding the services we provide and about why you should trust us with your pet's health now and for years to come. If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please call (843) 236-6080. We look forward to meeting you and your companion!

Community Involvement

The Carolina Forest community is a vital part of our practice's success; that's why Dr. Duncan and the staff at River Oaks Animal Hospital is thrilled to give back through volunteer work. Volunteering our time is one of the many ways we say thank you to the community, as well as help animals in need. We are currently working with Friends of HCACC to help heal and rehabilitate Lil' Bit, a well-known Chihuahua who was surrendered to the local animal shelter with bilateral broken front legs, Heartworm disease, malnutrition and numerous other problems.

We also sponsor many events at local schools, including "Day at the Bay," a festival at Ocean Bay Middle School and fundraisers for Ocean Bay Elementary School and Carolina Forest Middle School. We have also held fundraisers for Camp Smiles, an organization that sends children with disabilities to summer camp.

River Oaks also participates in the annual PetiCURE Party to raise money for St. Jude's Children's Hospital, and we work with numerous local groups that transport animals to local shelters to rescue groups up north, including the New England Lab Rescue. We also support Ducks Unlimited, a non-profit organization whose mission is to conserve, restore and manage wetlands and associated habitats for North America's waterfowl, and we're a member of the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce.

Deuce, the Myrtle Beach Pelican's On-Field Best Friend

Baseball fans in the Myrtle Beach area know Deuce, the on-field best friend of the Myrtle Beach Pelicans who charms audiences as both bat boy and ball caddy. But did you know that Deuce is a patient at River Oaks Animal Hospital? That's right, when Pelicans are looking to take care of one of their most valuable assets, they come to our hospital to make sure Deuce get the best veterinary care possible, allowing him to provide baseballs to the umpire and, when the Pelicans win, make the postgame victory lap around the bases.

animal hospital, myrtle beachLocation & Hours

4016 River Oaks Drive C2
Myrtle Beach, SC 29579


Monday: 7:30am – 5:30pm
Tuesday: 7:30am – 5:30pm
Wednesday: 7:30am – 5:30pm
Thursday: 7:30am – 5:30pm
Friday: 7:30am – 5:30pm
Saturday: 8:00am – Noon (Open on select Saturdays)
Sunday: Closed

Payment & Appointment Policy

We accept cash, checks, CareCredit, Visa, MasterCard and Preventive Healthcare Plans. Payment is due when services are rendered unless you are a part of the Preventive Healthcare Plan program. We require 24 hours notice for all appointment cancellations and we reserve the right to charge a $25 fee in the event of a no-show.