VCA Pets First Animal Hospital


Have an Exotic Pet?
Dr. Jamie Mays may be able to help you.  Dr. Mays attended the University Of Tennessee College Of Veterinary Medicine partly because of their strong exotics program and the extra electives they offered in the field. The school was also closely affiliated with the Knoxville Tennessee Zoo.  She also took a short externship with a board certified Exotic Animal Specialist in Northern Virginia.

Our exotic pet friends have special needs and problems that can be very different from those of a cat or a dog.  She can help you answer questions about your exotic pet’s husbandry, health and nutrition.  If we need to collect samples, or run tests an estimate will be provided before hand.

Doctor Mays can do beak, nail, and wing trims on small to medium sized birds.  She will also see reptiles (only non-poisonous ones please) as well as small mammals such as ferrets, rabbits and rodents.  If you need your rabbit spayed or neutered, she can help you with that as well.  Please call ahead for an appointment.


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 call one of the following emergency hospitals:  

Dogwood Veterinary Emergency & Specialty Center (804)716-4700

Veterinary Emergency & Specialty Center (804)353-9000