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Welcome to Cary Street Veterinary Hospital

Your Richmond Veterinarian


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!

April 2018

Q: Is your pet at risk for any of the following:
A) Fleas
B) Ticks
C) Worms
D) All of the above
A: All of the above (and they ALL can be tough to spot!)
Schedule your pet’s annual checkup today to be sure
your pet is healthy!
Is your dog very tired? Is your cat eating less than usual? These seemingly
minor changes may mean your pet has a flea allergy, an internal parasite
infection, or a tick-related disease.
Let’s talk about fleas first. The majority of pets don’t have fleas—but many
have been bitten because fleas are everywhere! Yes, fleas live outdoors but
they can live indoors too – even in really clean homes – year-round in any
climate. Pets may scratch their sides, neck or even lick their paws until they’re
red and painful. What pet wants to move around or eat when feeling this
Internal parasites (such as worms) can infect your pet in a number of ways.
Sometimes, it’s hard to know if your pet has them. But left untreated, worms
can be dangerous to your pet’s internal organs. They can even cause your pet
to lose blood.
Ticks are tricky. Even when you check your pet for ticks they can be tough to
find because they’re small and hide well in dark fur. But it’s crucial to find ticks
and remove them quickly. Why? Some ticks carry bacteria that cause disease
(such as Lyme disease, but there are many others). And all you need is one
undetected tick bite for your pet to become infected. They can become sick
and develop kidney problems. At times, these diseases can be fatal.
Ugh! Is there any good news?
We’re experts when it comes to flea allergies, tick and internal parasite checks.
Even if your pet is on regular monthly preventive, it is still important for us to
make sure your pet is healthy.
Make an appointment for your pet’s annual checkup today – we’ll give them a
thorough physical exam from nose to tail. Let’s also confirm the prevention
you’re using is right for your pet

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: 804-386-0196 | Fax: 804-358-5501