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Cheat Lake Animal Hospital


We are a small animal practice that strives to practice high quality medicine and surgery. We see many exotics including birds, reptiles, and pocket pets. We have an underwater treadmill and a veterinarian with training in physical rehabilitation.

We also have a veterinarian with an interest in advanced dentistry and the ability to perform dental radiographs, surgical extractions, and root canals. We also have a veterinarian with an interest in behavior medicine and weight management.

Our 4th veterinarian has a strong interest in avian medicine and works with a raptor rehab center as well as the aviary in Pittsburgh. We do see after hours emergencies. We have an in house laboratory, x-ray, ultrasound, etc. We feel our practice would offer a veterinary student a well-rounded experience in small animal private practice.


Associate Veterinarians and special expertise available

Not available

Educational Resources

  • Many journals including JAVMA, the Clinician's Brief, and Veterinary Medicine.
  • We strive to keep current textbooks available.
  • Access to VIN
  • Daily in-hospital rounds.


  • 4th year veterinary students will have the opportunity to help with appointments, surgery, and hospitalized cases.
  • They are allowed to perform physical exams, recommend and interpret diagnostics, and make treatment recommendations all under the direct supervision of a veterinarian.
  • Our veterinarians will also exam every patient seen by a student, and discuss work-ups with clients.
  • Students may assist in surgery as well as perform spays and neuters for our local rescue organizations.
  • Students may be expected to help with hospitalized patients overnight and assist in seeing after hours emergencies.

Student Supervision

Students generally work 40 - 45 hours per week and are always in direct contact with one of the veterinarians. We generally assign them to work with a different veterinarian everyday so that they may learn from all of us and appreciate different personalities, philosophies, and approaches to medicine.


Yes - on site

Practice Information

Cheat Lake Animal Hospital
286 Fairchance Rd.
Morgantown, WV 26508

Ph: 304-594-1124
Fax: 304-594-1911


Updated: 1/27/10
Signature On File: Carrie Dixon

Morgantown, WV
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