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Welcome to Cary Street Veterinary Hospital

Your Richmond Veterinarian

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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!

 Here are some great tips for less stress at the vet!


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!


January 2018

Leave no stone unturned: Schedule your pet’s yearly checkup to ensure their kidney and urinary health

Did you know 75% of your pet’s kidney function is gone before you see signs of serious illness? That means your pet may have kidney disease and you may not even know it.

This month we want to focus on your pet’s kidney and urinary tract health because this is an area of veterinary medicine (and human medicine too) where preventive healthcare can make a big difference! A routine blood and urine test can clue us into the status of your pet’s kidney and urinary system. It’s that simple.

When we talk about chronic kidney disease, it’s a very common disorder in cats, especially those that are older than age 5. Renal (kidney) insufficiency or renal failure occurs when the kidneys are no longer able to do their appointed job--to remove waste products from the blood. Renal failure is not the same as not being able to produce urine. In fact, most cats with renal failure make lots of urine in an attempt to remove the waste products that collect in the blood.

The kidneys are failing but the cat makes a huge volume of urine...this can be confusing to pet owners!

Let’s switch gears and talk about urinary stones. Dogs or cats with very small stones in the urinary system do not usually have any signs. They look and act the same as usual. However, if these stones become larger, and are not detected and monitored, they can move into other areas of the urinary system that may cause obstruction. Obstruction is an emergency that puts your pet’s health at serious risk.

The best way to keep your pet’s kidney and urinary tract health in tiptop shape is through preventive healthcare. Schedule your pet’s yearly checkup today so we can examine your pet from nose to tail, run any tests if needed and discuss all the concerns you may have.

We care about your pet so call us today.

We promise, we will leave no stone unturned.


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