VCA Animal Care Associates


  • Kennel Assistant

    Chelsie Holmes

    Chelsie joined VCA ACA in November of 2013 and is in her junior year of high school here in Colonial Heights.  She has adjusted well to the working world and is excelling in the care of our animals here.  When she is not in school or working, Chelsie enjoys photography and culinary arts as well as listening to music and excercising.  She absolutely adores her family and chilling with her fiesty pomeranian, Ashley. 

    "I love working with animals.  They are always fun to be around.  I enjoy walking dogs and playing with them.  I am a very caring person and I am a person that likes to help.  I don't only enjoy helping the animals, I also enjoy helping my fellow employees.  I am a very hard working person and always get the job done.  I have a dog and she truly is my best friend.  I do about everything with her.  She is my right arm.  I grew up with all kinds of animals, and I have cared for all kinds of animals.  I believe I have a true connection when it comes to animals.  I am truly an animal person.  Animals are the center of our lives and I am here to take care of them when you have to be away, just as I hope you would if you were looking after my dog."

  • Groomer

    Michelle Holmes

    Michelle is our professional groomer here at VCA ACA.  She has been here for over 20 years and makes sure that your furry friends always look their best!  Michelle has 6 dogs: Ashley, Ty, Pokie, Sarah, Barron, and Hope.  Michelle has completed 2 1/2 years at Richard Bland College and in her spare time, she enjoys reading, watching movies, taking pictures and working outside. 

    "I have been grooming since 1990 and I could not imagine doing anything else.  The dogs I groom and the clients they belong to are why I come to work every day.  I love animals, always have.  I love to make them look beautiful."  


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