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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!
Recommendations on Selecting Pet Foods
There has been quite a bit of conflicting information circulating in the news and online recently regarding the safety of pet foods, specifically grain free options. At Cary Street Veterinary Hospital, we want to make sure that our pet parents are equipped with the best tools and most up-to-date research to make informed decisions that will provide the longest high-quality lives for their pets. For this reason, we follow the guidelines recommended by The World Small Animal Veterinary Association in selecting pet foods. We are happy to discuss any concerns or questions that you might have regarding your pet's specific diet at your next visit to Cary Street.
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!
October is a great month for animals. It’s National Service Dog Month, National Animal Safety and Protection Month, ASPCA’s Adopt a Shelter Dog Month and there’s even a shout-out to cats this month on National Cat Day, October 29. With all of these warm and fuzzy feelings circulating in the autumn air, it’s a perfect time to take a good, hard look at your pet. How has he/she been acting lately? Nipping. Scratching. Litter box issues. Leash pulling. Meowing at night. Urinating on the floor. Chewing shoes. Are these behaviors just part of being a “normal” dog or cat, or not? Some common behavior issues are due to underlying medical problems. These illnesses are tough to recognize even for the most observant owners. For example, if your dog started nipping at the kids, it may be a sign he’s in pain. Your cat may stop jumping on your lap. Not because she’s being unfriendly, but because she has arthritis and it hurts. If these behaviors are left unchecked, it’s a triple issue. The behavior may worsen, the underlying medical condition may progress (which puts your pet’s health at risk), and most importantly, your pet’s quality of life as part of your family is compromised. Here’s where we can help. We have the expertise when it comes to analyzing, identifying and resolving behavior issues with your pet. At your pet’s yearly checkup, we can talk about your pet’s behavior and help give your pet a “new leash” on life! We are committed to your pet’s well-being…all the way! Schedule your pet’s yearly checkup today.
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.