VCA Animal Care Associates


  • Hospital Manager

    Crysty Perkins
    School: VA Tech, Animal Science

    Crysty worked with VCA ACA for about a year as a veterinary assistant and moved into management in August of 2013.  Crysty graduated from Virginia Tech in 2007 with a Bachelor of Animal Science. She has over 13 years of experience in the animal field, working at the Richmond SPCA, Ambassador Animal Hospital, and Prince George Animal Control. She has been to Tijuana, Chiapas, Thailand, Brazil, Germany, Tanzania, Morocco, Romania, and Belize over the years on mission trips with her church.  Crysty is also an avid photographer who enjoys volleyball, football, hiking, and pretty much anything outdoors.   She has 4 dogs-Timo, Berk, Cyrus, and Tiki as well as 3 cats-Huck, Marmalade, and Mishka.  Back in September of 2012 she gave birth to her first child, a son, who has given her a new purpose for living.

    "Asking why I do what I do takes into account so many aspects of my life.  I am here because I feel that I was born with an innate passion for God's beautiful 4-footed creations.  I feel extremely blessed to be in a position in which I can support my incredible son while doing what I truly love.  Moving into management has opened my eyes to playing an entirely new role in the care and compassion for animals while also taking care of the amazing women that I am proud to call my team." 


Specialty Care

Sometimes sick or injured pets need the care of a veterinary medical specialist. When that happens, VCA specialty hospitals work closely with the general practitioner veterinarians who refer cases to us in order to provide seamless veterinary care to your pet. When your pet is facing any kind of serious illness or injury, our specialty referral hospitals will provide the compassionate and expert care your beloved pet needs.

Our goal is to make sure that when you and your pet are in need that you have access to board certified specialists who are up to date on the very latest developments in their field. In our state of the art hospitals, our specialists also have access to the most sophisticated diagnostic and treatment tools and techniques from ultrasonography and endoscopy to CAT scans and even MRI.

As part of the VCA family, we have over 83 specialty hospitals across the US and Canada which provide referral specialty care, so there may be one near you. Our specialized services include: behavior, cardiology, critical care, dentistry, dermatology, integrative medicine, internal medicine, neurology, oncology, ophthalmology, radiology, rehabilitation, reproduction, and surgery.

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Emergency Care

In case of emergency, please call us immediately. If it is after hours, please contact one of the following local emergency veterinary centers;

  • Deer Run Animal Medical Center - Midlothian, VA - (804) 639-3900
  • Dogwood Emergency and Specialty Center - Richmond, VA - (804) 716-4700
  • Veterinary Referral & Critical Care - Manakin-Sabot, VA - (804) 784-8722