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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New to VCA?

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. Alyson Johnson
Associate Veterinarian
Veterinary School: Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Johnson received a Bachelor’s of Science in Animal and  Poultry Sciences from Virginia Tech in 2006. In 2007, she attended Ross University

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What's wrong with Trip
Mary Stavitzski from Henrico

My dog & I have been seeing Dr.Pikul. I had just had enough of my yappy 4yr.
old SPCA rescue, he was driving me nuts.I was considering giving my companion away.
I love this dog. He just seemed out of control.
Dr. Pikul recommended a dog collar that calms dogs down, changed his food to prescription.The very next day Trip was talking up a storm, he was happy and I was laughing.That night I came home he laid in my lap for the first time, my leg was actually sweating, he laid there so long, I didn't want to move, I finally had a calm pooch.Dr. Pikul called me and his Thyroid was low, so now he's on medicine.
My dog is not perfect and neither am I. If Dr. Pikul hadn't helped us,I'd had a
broken heart and lost a companion. I was determined to get him right and with the listening ears of the doctor. I know the direction is right.Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Mary

Convenient, Affordable Wellness Plans

Membership includes:

  • Convenient monthly payments
  • 5 visits to VCA each year
  • Doctor-recommended vaccines
  • Prevention and early detection tests for serious diseases
  • Routine dental care for your pet
  • Peace of mind knowing you are doing the best for your pet

To enroll in VCA CareClub®, call us at
804-672-3576 or request an appointment.