First, I did not have an appointment. I was a walk-in with my wonderful rescue cat who was due for his annual shots. Also, it was a Saturday. I would have been happy to just have an appointment set proper for the coming week. However, Dr. Samson and his team were accomodating and gracious right off the bat. They saw my boy, Rudy, who has a great back story, after I simply completed the requisite forms. A short time later, my cat was seen, received a basic check-up and also got all his shots. Plus, it was a very reasonable charge. I am now a big fan of Coastal Animal Hospital and would happily encourage everyone on the Outer Banks to make them your first choice in pet care and love.