VCA Chancellor Animal Hospital

Matthew Baechtel, DVM, Associate Veterinarian

DVM, Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine


Dr. Matthew Baechtel, a Virginia native, did his undergraduate work at the University of Virginia. Afterwards, he attended and graduated from the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in 2000. Dr. Baechtel then spent a few years practicing in small animal surgery and, emergency and critical care. He now brings his experience to VCA Chancellor’s family day practice to focus on strengthening the human animal bond through education on wellness and disease prevention. He has a special interest in cardiology and dermatology. Two golden retrievers and a cat currently cohabitate with Dr. Baechtel and his family. You may see him with his family at a little league game, hiking in the area, or perhaps at the golf course.  " I am here to help strengthen the human/pet bond.  I enjoy working with owners to be the best they can be tp help that relationship." 


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.