VCA Pets First Animal Hospital Staff

VCA Pets First Animal Hospital

Phone: 804-672-3576
Fax: 804-672-1154
9201 Staples Mill Rd.
Richmond, VA 23228
Business Hours
Sun Closed

Caring for pets... and their people, too.

At VCA Pets First Animal Hospital our primary goal is to provide your pet with the highest quality pet care available. We accomplish these goals through preventative medicine, sophisticated diagnostic services, comprehensive medical care and surgical expertise provided by the doctors and staff selected for their love of animals as well as their experience. We also believe that the absolute best care for all pets is created by a strong relationship between the pet owner and the veterinary staff. We are dedicated to the optimum in patient care and welcome your suggestions and opinions. Our animal hospital offers a full range of general medical/surgical services, boarding and grooming for dogs and cats. Our hospital treats diseased and injured, provides pharmaceutical products, pet foods, retail items and offers a wide variety of pet wellness programs including routine vaccinations, health examinations, diagnostic testing, spaying/neutering, dental care, and weight management.


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We provide veterinary services for every stage in your pet's life, from their first shots to a lifetime of preventive care to keep them happy and healthy.

Our services don't end at our hospital doors.  As a member of the VCA family, our veterinarians have access to extensive medical resources, not the least of which is the VCA knowledge base, which allows our doctors to tap into the collected knowledge of over 2,000 VCA veterinarians.

And if your pet ever needs truly advanced veterinary care, VCA Specialty Hospitals are ready to help.  These twenty-eight clinics provide state-of-the-art care in orthopedic surgery, physical therapy, advanced oncology, and even such cutting-edge treatments as stem cell therapy.

The friendly, professional staff at VCA Animal Hospital is made up of dedicated individuals who have made it their mission to help pets live long, healthy lives.  To be true to the mission, the hospital team relies on several individuals, each equally important in helping us deliver the best patient and client experience for both you and your pet.  And if things get complicated, we are fortunate to have access to the nation's largest network of VCA veterinarians and board-certified specialists.

Dr. Kristen Keller
Associate Veterinarian
Veterinary School: North Carolina State University

Dr. Keller joined the VCA team in the summer of 2010.  She completed her undergraduate degrees in Biology and Animal Science at Virginia Tech

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Well handled
Jennifer Trew from Richmond

I only had to bring my thirteen year old dog James in twice.

The first time was on a panic filled Saturday morning after I noticed his hind leg had swollen to twice it's normal size. This was shortly after finding a lump in the same leg. After testing we found that it was an aggressive form of cancer.

A week later we brought him back. I have to give full marks to the team at VCA Pets First. We were ushered into a room as soon as we arrived, we were allowed time with my sweet beast and when it was time for him to slip away, the Vet and assistant quietly allowed him the grace and dignity that he failed to live his life with (He ran into door frames and walls fairly often, not very graceful).

When it was over they left us alone to say good bye and once we were able to leave we were ushered out a side door.

Thank you guys for not making an extremely difficult time in my life any harder.