VCA Chancellor Animal Hospital

Charis Thompson, DVM, Medical Director

DVM, Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine


Dr. Thompson completed her undergraduate work at the University of Findlay in Ohio before graduating from Virginia Tech's College of Veterinary Medicine in 2004. Dr. Thompson was drawn to veterinary medicine because of an interest in geriatric medicine, soft tissue surgery, and wound management. She truly enjoys getting to know clients and their pets and finds watching the human animal bond grow stronger through the years especially rewarding. Her goal is to be an advocate for the pet which means doing her best to keep them healthy, as well as being there for them when they are sick. Two rescue grey hounds, Alex and Stephi (top notch couch occupiers), and a goofy german shepherd Rohan (top notch grey hound aggitator) make up her dog family. Her three cats, one of which is dubbed the living alarm clock, boss the dogs and Dr. Thompson's family of three. When not at work, she and her family are active in the local congregation of her church.  " Pets offer many rewards to being part of our family, and taking care of them is truly as much a blessing for me as I receive in return from them. "


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 if Emergency Please contact the Fredericksburg Regional Veterinary Emergency Center at: 1301 Central Park Boulevard - Fredericksburg, Va.  Phone: (540) 372-3470.