VCA Animal Care Associates

Veterinary Support

  • Technician Supervisor

    Amy Smith

    Amy Hensley has been with Animal Care for over 10 years! She is in huge part, the backbone of this clinic.  She graduated from Virginia Tech with a Bachelor's Degree in Animal Science. She enjoys sports, with baseball being her favorite, and watching movies.  Amy's dogs include Black Dog, Buster, Roscoe, Daisey, Jake, Lexie, and two cats-Kitty and Lucy.

  • Veterinary Assistant

    Jen Ramsey

    Jen transferred to us in 2013 from VCA Airline in Portsmouth, VA.  She graduated from Ashworth University in 2007 and enjoys traveling, reading, and spending time with her family and fur babies.  Jen has a miniature dachshund named "Peppy" and a cat named "Penelope".

    "I love helping people.  Our pets are family and should be treated as such."

  • Veterinary Assistant

    Tara Stevens

    Tara has been with Animal Care Associates for 20 years!  In 2013, she finished her nursing degree, however still finds time to help us out on Saturdays :)  Outside of work she enjoys reading, watching movies, going to the beach, and spending time with her great dane Daisy Duke, dalmation Dottie Mae, beagle P-Diddle, and yellow lab Bailee.

    " I have a passion to work with and care for animals."

  • Veterinary Assistant

    Tiffany Thompson

    Tiffany graduated from Thomas Dale High School and joined the VCA ACA team in June of 2013 as a kennel assistant.  However, she quickly worked her way into being a versatile player, filling in as a client service representative as well as a veterinary assistant.  Tiffany has a great passion for the well-being of our 4-footed (or 3 as Chula is pictured here :)  friends.  She has a shih-tzu, Daisy, a fiesty kitten named Cheeto and two senior kitties, Zipper and Sassy.  In her spare time, Tiffany enjoys playing softball as well as trying her hand in the kitchen with baking and pastry arts.

     "I do what I do because I love doing it.  I believe that pets are a blessing, so I feel very priviledged to work with animals on a daily basis.  I couldn't think of a  better way to make an income than to help people take good care of their pets.  Every member of the family deserves love and care and I am happy to provide that for our clients."


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