VCA Total Care Animal Hospital


  • Hospital Manager

    Chris Stefanac, LVT
    Veterinary Tech School: Blue Ridge Community College

    Chris graduated from Blue Ridge Community College in 1994 and became a Licensed Veterinary Technician that same year. He worked in the field of emergency and critical care medicine for 17 years, and joined the VCA team in 2008, as hospital manager for VCA Total Care. Chris has a special interest in anesthesia and business management.  In his spare time he has his own photography business, attends many dog shows with his wife throughout the year, and trains to run marathons year round.
    Chris has 2 dogs, all Bernese Mountain Dogs, and 2 cats.


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