VCA Total Care Animal Hospital

Our Hospital

VCA Total Care Animal Hospital welcomes you and your pets to our caring hospital! We make your pet's health as our top priority and excellent customer service is our first goal! Our doctors take the time you need to perform a thorough exam on all dogs and cats who come to us and to explain all findings to you. Our support staff has a wealth of information to help you make informed decisions about the best healthcare for your pet. Our knowledge of the latest in veterinary medicine and procedures ensures that all our patients receive the best in prevention and treatments! We have a newly rennovated veterinary facility which allows us to even better help you maintain excellent health for your family friends! Just ask and we will take you on a tour!

Local Medical Issues

One of several Richmond area issues which may affect the health of your pet is heartworm disease, which can affect both cats and dogs and is transmitted by mosquitoes (which thrive in our region). This is a serious cause for concern since the winter temperatures here do not get cold enough to kill mosquito eggs - making heartworm a year-round risk.

Likewise the potential for flea and tick infestation is a higly common issue for both dogs and cats in this area. Again, the winter temperatures play a role - allowing these parasites to remain active - requiring prevention year-round.

Other internal parasites are common for our pets - diseases can be passed pet to pet and cause wide ranging problems.

Allergies are also a year-round concern. Many dogs and cats suffer from skin and ear allergies, the signs of which include scratching, redness in the ears and scaly skin.

The good news is that all of these parasites and diseases can easily be prevented by giving monthly medication to your pet!!

Call VCA Total Care if you believe your pet may be suffering from one of these problems or to inquire about the best prevention for your pet.

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

If you have an emergency during normal business hours, please call us immediately at 804-282-4215.

If you have an emergency AFTER normal business hours, please call the following:

Dogwood Veterinary Emergency & Specialty Center

5918 West Broad St.

Richmond, VA.  23230