Cary Street Veterinary Hospital is a full service, AAHA accredited, Low Stress Handling and Fear Free certified small animal hospital whose mission is to provide the highest standard of veterinary care. Our team is committed to bringing you and your pet better health by practicing the science of veterinary medicine in a compassionate and knowledgeable manner. We strive to provide welcoming, informative, and supportive services to our clients, while maintaining a top quality working environment for our employees. Cary Street Veterinary Hospital offers the Richmond animal community medical, surgical, and dental veterinary care, as well as canine rehabilitation, acupuncture, and hospice and palliative care. Our in-house pharmacy, lab, and digital radiology enable you to make one stop for all of your pet's medical needs.
We are certified in Low Stress Handling and most of our staff are Fear Free Certified. Our goal is to make every visit an enjoyable one for you and your pet. Beula is a very nervous dog, but she did well having her nails trimmed while we distracted her with treats. We have a lot of tricks up our sleeves to make every visit with us a happy one!
Do you have a new puppy? We offer a series of three complimentary puppy orientation visits scheduled between your vaccine boosters! During orientation appointments, we won't do anything that your new dog would find scary. Instead, we will go over basic obedience, socialization, counterconditioning exercises, and puppy class information. These visits include lots of praise and treats - that way your puppy will build confidence and be comfortable coming to see us in the future. Our goal is to build a positive mental association with our office so your puppy loves us as much as we love him.
Please ask us about scheduling your new puppy orientation visit today!
Our Holiday Hours are as follows: Friday, December 22 we will be open from 8-3, we will be closed on Monday, December 25th for Christmas, we will be open on Tuesday, December 26th from 9-5 and closed on January 1st.
We hope everyone has a peaceful and merry Holiday season!
Pack your bags.
Pack your car.
Pack your sleigh.
But don’t let your pet pack on the holiday pounds.
Schedule your pet’s yearly checkup today.
Holiday season is upon us — a busy time of year for festivities, family and of course, lots of eating! Did you know that if a ten-pound cat ate just one ounce of cheddar cheese from your hors d’oeuvres, it would be the same as if a person ate three and a half hamburgers or four chocolate bars? Gaining those “holiday pounds” is not just a problem for humans, but also for our four-legged friends.
Research shows that pets are more likely to gain unwanted pounds during this holiday period than any other time of year. What pet can resist a potato chip, onion dip or chocolate? (Wait, you know better than to feed them that!)
Obesity is the leading medical problem in pets. When a pet is too chubby, not only may they have little energy to walk or play, but also studies have shown that pets who are overweight may have a shortened life span.
How can you tell if your pet is at the right weight?
It can be hard to know because for many pets, they don’t get a big round belly. Instead, the extra fat is well hidden inside your pet’s body, tucked between their vital organs. So let us check! Our veterinary practice team has a trained eye to best assess your pet’s weight. Bring your pet in for their yearly exam and we’ll take a look at their body condition and nutritional needs. If we determine your pet needs to lose a few pounds, don’t worry. We’ll come up with a plan that will keep you and your pet sailing through the holiday season.
Call us today to schedule your pet’s yearly checkup. Happy holidays and remember, pack your suitcase. Pack a trunk. It’s even fine to pack a sleigh. But don’t let your pet pack on the pounds!
AAHA-Accredited Hospitals: Champions for Excellent Care
We are an AAHA-accredited veterinary hospital. That means we hold ourselves to a higher standard. Pets are our passion. And keeping them healthy is our #1 priority. Here, we strive to deliver excellent care for pets. Because your pets deserve nothing less.
Learn more about AAHA accreditation and why our accreditation is important to you and your pet. Visit aaha.org/petowner.
Cary Street Veterinary Hospital
3210 West Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23221
Tel: 804-355-9144 | Fax: 804-358-5501
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