VCA Animal Care Associates

Phone: 804-520-2273
Fax: 804-526-1766
2403 Boulevard
Colonial Heights, VA 23834
Business Hours
Sun Closed

Caring for pets... and their people, too.

VCA Animal Care Associates has one goal and that is to provide your pets with the quality care you want and they deserve! Our highly trained, long-term staff will take time to explain procedures and treatments to you, as well as provide education on the various pet-related issues you may have. We have extensive boarding facilities and great groomers to round out your experience.

Local Medical Issues

Many local medical issues can impact your pet's health, and require your attention over the entire year. In this area we see year-round problems with heartworm, which can affect both cats and dogs. Since it's transmitted by mosquitoes, which thrive in our region, it's a serious cause for concern. Our winter temperatures do not get cold enough to kill mosquito eggs, making heartworms a year-round risk.

Likewise there is a potential for flea and tick infestation, or intestinal parasites, which can pose a problem in any season.

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New to VCA?

We provide veterinary services for every stage in your pet's life, from her first shots to a lifetime of preventive care to keep her happy and healthy.

Our services don't end at our hospital doors.  As a member of the VCA family, our veterinarians have access to extensive medical resources, not the least of which is the VCA knowledge base, which allows our doctors to tap into the collected knowledge of over 2,000 VCA veterinarians.

And if your pet ever needs truly advanced veterinary care, VCA Specialty Hospitals are ready to help.  These twenty-eight clinics provide state-of-the-art care in orthopedic surgery, physical therapy, advanced oncology, and even such cutting-edge treatments as stem cell therapy.

The staff of VCA Animal Care is not only dedicated, we also have long-term staff members, some of whom have been with us for over 10 years! Everyone here loves their job and we all work well together. We have to be a team to get through some of the crazy days we have :)  We always pull through with hard work and our commitment to loving our customers and their pets. We are here to help! There is no question or problem that we won't try very hard to find a solution to. We look foward to seeing you and your pet - COME ON IN!

Dr. Valerie Lucas
Associate Veterinarian
Veterinary School: Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Lucas works at VCA Animal Care Associates as an associate Veterinarian and has been practicing for many years.  She lives in Richmond with

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Simon My Peke
Becky Hunley from Henrico

When in lived in Chester, I took my Pekingese, Simon, to VCA. When he developed a kidney problem, they took the best care of him. He was loved by all the staff. When he died, at 17 years, they were there for me. I really appreciate everything they did for me and for Simon.

Convenient, Affordable Wellness Plans

Membership includes:

  • Convenient monthly payments
  • 5 visits to VCA each year
  • Doctor-recommended vaccines
  • Prevention and early detection tests for serious diseases
  • Routine dental care for your pet
  • Peace of mind knowing you are doing the best for your pet

To enroll in VCA CareClub, call us at
804-520-2273 or request an appointment.