pet owners

You make all of your pet's health decisions, and that's a big responsibility. Good thing you're not alone.

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Below you’ll find answers to frequently asked questions.


Veterinary Emergency and Specialty Center (VESC) and Central Animal Referral and Emergency (CARE) Hospital are now the Virginia Veterinary Centers with three locations throughout Virginia. The VVC continues to offer patients the highest level of comprehensive care, along with the team of veterinary specialists you have known and counted on for years.

We know and understand how difficult it is to leave your pet. If your pet has been hospitalized, you are welcome to call ahead to coordinate a visit.

A deposit is required at the time the estimate is given, and payment in full is required at discharge. For your convenience, we accept cash and all major credit cards including Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express. If you have questions about pet insurance, we’re happy to help you process your claims. We’ll further discuss cost estimates and payment options during your pet’s consultation.



The Virginia Veterinary Centers works with many types of organizations.
The following is a list of our preferred partners to help you with your needs.

Richmond SPCA

Richmond SPCA Dog Jog

Richmond SPCA Foster Care Program

Friends of Richmond K9

The Friends of Richmond K9 was created as a 501(c)3 not-for-profit foundation to raise awareness of police K9s and their activities/accomplishments, foster community support of police dogs and K9 officers and help meet the needs of retired active-duty police dogs. Your contributions go directly to assisting the K9 unit with training, equipment and more. There are several ways to donate, which can be seen on the “Contact Us” page.

Richmond Animal Care & Control

The VESC has partnered with the Richmond Animal Care & Control to provide after-hours emergency and critical care to the stray animals of Richmond.

Fredricksburg animal control links

You can work directly with the animals, increasing an animal’s chances of adoption by providing additional human contact. Volunteers also help us inform the community of the philosophy of RAC&C and promote responsible pet ownership.

Become a foster parent
A foster home is a temporary living situation for pets in our program while they are awaiting placement in a permanent home or to move into one of our overnight adoption programs. Foster families provide shelter, food, care and love. The number of animals we can save depends entirely on the number of people who open their homes and hearts to foster them.

Pet Loss Support

Pets are members of the family, and losing them can cause the same intense feelings of grief. Following are a few pet loss support groups or websites to help you and your family cope with the emotions and decisions of this difficult time.

  • Ten Tips for Coping with Pet Loss, Moira Anderson Allen, M.Ed.
  • Helping Children Cope, Moira Anderson Allen, M.Ed.
  • Pet Loss Support Group, VCU – The Center for Human-Animal Interaction
  • Agape Pet Servicesis an invaluable resource during the loss of a treasured pet. They offer several cremation options, including private services. You can also choose from a thoughtful array of keepsakes to honor your pet and protect fond memories.

National Pet Loss Hotlines
(916) 752-4200 – University of California at Davis

Weekdays 6:30pm – 9:30pm PT

  • (353) 392-4700 ext. 4080 – University of Florida
  • Weekdays 7pm – 9pm ET
  • (517) 432-2698 – Michigan State College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Tuesday to Thursday 6:30pm – 9:30pm ET
  • (630) 603-3994 – Chicago VMA
  • Leave voice-mail message. Calls will be returned 7pm – 9pm CT. Long distance calls will be returned collect.
  • (540) 231-8038 – Virginia – Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Tuesday and Thursday 6pm to 9pm ET
  • (614) 292-1823 – Ohio State University
  • Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 6:30pm to 9:30pm ET. Voicemail messages will be returned collect during operating hours.
  • (508) 839-7966 – Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine
  • Weekdays 6pm to 9pm ET. Voicemail messages will be returned daily, collect outside of Massachusetts.

Fredericksburg SPCA

Fredericksburg SPCA

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