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Welcome to Seventy First Animal Hospital
Your Veterinarian in Fayetteville,NC
Call us at (910) 487-5070

Pet Emergency? Call us right away at (910) 487-5070!

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If you live in Fayetteville or the surrounding area and need a trusted veterinarian to care for your pets – look no further. Dr. Margaret Wright and Dr. Alicyn Cross are  licensed NC veterinarians, treating all types of pets. Your pets’ health and wellbeing are very important to us, and we take every possible measure to give your animals the care they deserve.

Seventy First Animal Hospital is a full-service animal hospital and welcomes both emergency treatment cases as well as pet patients in need of routine medical, surgical, and dental care. Dr. Margaret Wright and Dr. Alicyn Cross have years of experience treating serious conditions and offering regular pet wellness care. Beyond first-rate pet care, we make our clinic comfortable, kid-friendly, and calm, so your pet can relax in the waiting room and look forward to meeting our Fayetteville veterinarian.

We are happy to offer a number of resources that enable you to learn about how to take better care of your pets. Please feel free to browse our site, particularly the informational articles. The best veterinary care for animals is ongoing nutrition and problem prevention, so becoming knowledgeable about preventative pet care is essential to the ongoing success of your animal’s health. If you have any questions, call (910) 487-5070 or contact us and we'll promptly get back to you. Our Fayetteville veterinarian office is very easy to get to - just check out the map below! We also welcome you to subscribe to our newsletter, which is created especially for Fayetteville pet owners.

We are a state of the art, small animal veterinary hospital with a family feel. We are here for your pet's preventative care as well as the illnesses that can suddenly strike. Birds and other exotics are also welcome!



Dr. Margaret Wright and Dr. Alicyn Cross

 Fayetteville Veterinarian | Seventy First Animal Hospital | (910) 487-5070

7103 Raeford Rd Fayetteville, NC 28304


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Our Office Hours


7:00 am-7:00 pm

Appointments from 9am-6pm


7:00 am-7:00 pm

Appointments from 9am-6pm


7:00 am-7:00 pm

Appointments from 9am-6pm


7:00 am-7:00 pm

Appointments from 9am-6pm


7:00 am-7:00 pm

Appointments from 9am-6pm





Meet Our Skilled Team

Learn Who We Are

  • Dr.
    Margaret Wright

    I attribute my love and respect of animals to growing up on a family-run dairy farm which was run solely by my parents and 4 brothers. I was totally inspired in choosing a career in veterinary medicine after watching our large animal veterinarian come out to the farm to provide not only medical treatments, but also preventative herd health care. I knew that one day I wanted to help provide medical care for ill pets that are depending on us to bring them to better health.

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  • Dr.
    Alicyn Cross

    I was driven to become a veterinarian out of my own need for my exotic pets. Throughout my education, I have had the opportunity to work at several zoos and with many exotic specialists in order to develop a basis with which to treat the strange and unusual pets out there. I hope to one day pursue specialization in exotic pets.

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  • Marie
    Office Manager/Veterinary Assistant

    I absolutely love working here! Part vet assistant and part office manager, I come to work each day ready to help you with your pet's health from your first, exciting puppy visit, the many years you will have together until that last final good-bye. I enjoy road biking, hiking and - of course - animals! My pets include 3 doggies (Jaxon, Tinkerbell and Benji) and 1 feisty kitty (Munchie). The dog in the photo is Lucy, she was with Seventy First as a blood doner dog for many years and is the face of our Lucy Fund because she helped so many doggies in need.

  • Sandi
    Customer Service Representative Supervisor

    As you can see, even though I love all animals, boxers are my favorite!  Hi – I’m Sandi the customer service representative supervisor with over 17 years as a team member at Seventy First Animal Hospital.  I am native to Fayetteville and live here with my husband Derrick of 27 years along with my 2 boxers, Titus (the fawn and white one) and Nora (the sealed brindle) and our kitty Mr. Puffton.  If you have any questions about your pet’s food or need to make an order, talk to me!  A little more about me:  I LOVE the Pittsburgh Steelers and UFC_MMA fighting.

  • Christy
    Customer Service Representative

    I have always loved all kinds of animals and wanted to be a Veterinarian when I was a kid. I have been with Seventy First Animal Hospital since 2006 and I still love it, we are family here.  It's a good chance when you call you will speak with me when scheduling your appointment.  When you walk in, I will be sure to greet you and your loved one.
     I have 4 boys: my cat Grayson, and 3 dogs, Oreo (a beagle, Pitbull and chihuahua mix), Fred (a Dapple Dachshund)and George also a Dachshund.  My husband Bobby and I have been together since 1991 and married in 1994. We have a wonderful daughter that was born in 1998.

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  • Kathy
    Customer Service Representative

    My name is Kathy, I am originally from Northeast Ohio, I have been living in North Carolina since 2007. I have been here at Seventy First Animal Hospital since 2012.  My sweet old lady is Sweet Pea. She is about 12-13 years old, a pointer mix and I have had her in my life since 2011. My house panther is Ziggy. He is about a year old and I adopted him from Animal Control in 2017. I love all things Disney, books, my family, listening to vinyls and watching Netflix. I have been married to my husband Marshall since 2016 and I have a wonderful bonus daughter named Emily.

  • Beth
    Animal Care Taker

    I have been with 71'st Animal Hospital since 2014. I am the kennel supervisor and I love working here! I am from Michigan, but have lived in North Carolina since 2007. I have a 7 year old son who is the light of my life and several 'fur babies'...a Maltese (Tinkerbell), a Beagle Mix (Jaxon), a Chihuahua Mix (Benjamin), a cat (Munchie) and two Chinchillas (Stanley and Lloyd).

  • Jamie
    Animal Care Taker

    Hi, I am Jamie and this is Stacey. I enjoy working with all types of animals especially ferrets and guinea pigs.


Read What Our Clients Say

  • "Another great vet office and a awesome groomer. When I pick up my dogs after being groomed they look great."
    Pickett S.
  • "I brought my rabbit here for a wellness exam. It wasn't expensive at all and the vet knew exactly what she was doing."
    Jani R.
  • "They were so very compassionate at a very difficult time for me."
    Cindy M.

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