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Who We Are

Bayleaf is an accredited member of the American Animal Hospital Association(AAHA)

We are proud to be counted in the elite grouping of 15% of U.S. practices that are certified as meeting these exacting professional standards. Bayleaf Veterinary Hospital is the only independent practice in Raleigh that is accredited by AAHA.The association sets high standards for quality pet care in veterinary hospitals. As an accredited hospital, we voluntarily uphold the association’s high standards in 18 different areas, including: patient care, surgery, pharmacy, laboratory, exam facilities, health records, cleanliness, emergency services, dental care, diagnostic imaging, anesthesiology and continuing education.We are committed to promoting responsible pet ownership, preventative health care and health-related educational opportunities for our clients. Bayleaf Veterinary Hospital strives to offer cutting-edge veterinary care in North Raleigh and surrounding areas. Please take a moment to contact us today, to learn more about our veterinary practice and to find out more information about how Bayleaf Veterinary Hospital can serve the needs of you and your cherished pet.

Our Story

Bayleaf Opening 1982

Dr. Craig Wilson opened Bayleaf Veterinary Hospital in 1982, and has been serving pets in the Raleigh area ever since.

When Bayleaf first opened, all the patient files for the entire practice fit in just a few folders. Check out the manila accordion files to the left of his head, those folders! Many of those early clients still bring their pets to the practice. Bayleaf has grown greatly since then, thanks to referrals from our loyal clients.

Dr. Craig with patient files
Bayleaf Opening 1982

Dr. Wilson’s main partner in the early years was his wife, Pam. They even lived full-time in the practice for the first year. This era is why subsequent generations of Bayleaf employees have been baffled to discover that Bayleaf to this day hosts a rather nice shower-bath.Bayleaf’s veterinary technicians are dedicated veterinary assistants who help Bayleaf provide the best veterinary care possible. Here are the first veterinary technicians!

Dr. Craig with patient files
Bayleaf Vet Hospital Sign

Today, Bayleaf helps many pets in the greater triangle area. We have grown over the last 40 years, but still strive to take care of each patient like they are family. We are still privately owned by Dr. Craig WIlson and we work hard to make genuine connections with our clients. We greatly prioritize customer service, compassionate care, and high quality yet accessible medicine. Whether you have been a client since Dr. Wilson first opened the doors or are new to us, we hope you will feel like we are a team in the care and health of your pet.

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