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VCA Pets First Animal Hospital

VCA Pets First Animal Hospital

9201 Staples Mill Road | Richmond , VA 23228

Call 804-482-2216
Monday 7:30am - 6:00pm
Tuesday 7:30am - 6:00pm
Wednesday 7:30am - 6:00pm
Thursday 7:30am - 6:00pm
Friday 7:30am - 6:00pm
Saturday 8:30am - 2:00pm
Sunday Closed
  • Exotics
  • Therapuetic Laser Therapy
  • Surgical Laser
  • Ultrasonic Denistry
  • Wellness Plans with monthly payment
  • Animal Boarding
  • Animal Flea Control
  • Animal Grooming
  • Animal Microchipping
  • Bird Vet
  • Declawing
  • Exotic Animal Vet
  • Holistic Veterinary Medicine
  • Reptile Vet
  • Small Animal Vet
  • Spaying/Neutering
  • Veterinarians
  • Veterinary Dentistry
  • Veterinary Euthanasia
  • Veterinary Medical Specialties
  • Veterinary Surgery
  • Veterinary Vaccinations
  • New Pet Initial Visit
  • Physical Exam
Description

VCA Pets First Animal Hospital is a 2-doctor, AAHA accredited animal hospital. We don't just see cats and dogs we see exotics such as birds, reptiles, rabbits, pocket pets, and other exotic animals. All we ask is no poisonous snakes! We are more than an animal hospital. We're the place where pet parents know they can bring their pets for superb veterinary care that sets new standards for quality and kindness. For pets and pet parents alike, a trip to VCA Pets First Animal Hospital is an opportunity to see how our neighborly, welcoming staff cares for your pet as if it were their own, and treats you with the friendliness and respect you'd expect from an industry leader. We invite you to stop by and meet Dr. Mays and Dr. Andersen.

Conveniently located in Richmond, we specialize in attending to your pet's urgent medical needs and providing outstanding preventive care - all with the intent of ensuring that you and your pet companion enjoy many happy years together.

As a member of the VCA Animal Hospitals network, we're part of a group of over 800 hospitals across America that share resources and knowledge. Our highly-trained veterinarians regularly consult with our 200+ board certified specialists, and always have access to the latest medical training, treatments and technology.

Located on the corner of Staples Mill Road and Hungary Springs in the West End. We are in the Staples Mill Plaza with Brewsters Ice Cream and Food Lion and Target. Convenient access to I-64 and 295.

We are a proud sponsor of our Richmond Flying Squirrels. Bring your dog to the Diamond on Monday evenings for Bark in the Park.


Additional Services/Information:
- Full-service AAHA accredited veterinary hospital
- Therapeutic Laser Therapy
-Prescription/premium diet pet foods
-Radiology
- Exotics seen
- Surgical Laser
- Digital Dental X-Rays and X-Rays
- Ultrasonic dentistry
- Boarding

Photos
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VCA Pets First Animal Hospital Front VCA Pets First Animal Hospital Front
VCA Pets First Animal Hospital Radiology VCA Pets First Animal Hospital Radiology
Dr. Mays & Kristen with an exotic patient Dr. Mays & Kristen with an exotic patient
Miss guinea pig getting her nails trimmed! Miss guinea pig getting her nails trimmed!
Suka hanging out waiting for Dr. Mays to come in! Suka hanging out waiting for Dr. Mays to come in!
Edgie the hedgehog! Edgie the hedgehog!
Mimi and two new puppies Mimi and two new puppies
Mimi and two new puppies Mimi and two new puppies
Mimi and two new puppies Mimi and two new puppies
Rescue bunny Rescue bunny
Bios
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Dr. Jamie Mays, DVM
Dr. Jamie Mays, DVM

Dr. Mays is our exotic go to doctor, she attended the University Of Tennessee College Of Veterinary Medicine where she graduated in 2007 partly because of their strong exotics program and the extra electives they offered in the field. The school was also closely affiliated with the Knoxville Tennessee Zoo. She also took a short externship with a board certified Exotic Animal Specialist in Northern Virginia. She then went to VCA Chancellor in Fredericksburg shortly after graduating where she flourished under their experienced mentorship. With six plus years of experience under her belt, Dr. Mays decided to take on the more challenging roll of Medical Director and transferred to VCA Pets First in Richmond, Virginia at the beginning of 2014.. She has an interest in Dermatology, especially pets with chronic puritis (itching). She also has an interest in helping owners and pets deal with behavior problems. The most rewarding part of her job is getting to know clients and their pets and facilitating the growth of the human animal bond through the years. Her goal is to be an advocate for the pet which means doing her best to keep them healthy, as well as being there for them when they are sick. Currently Dr. Mays lives with three dogs, three cats, and she has a small hobby flock of Ancona and Muscovy ducks.

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Dr. Erin Andersen

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