Additional Services

Laboratory

Our in-house lab means our veterinarians can have access to fast and accurate results to many critical tests, often within as little as 30 minutes. We are pleased to use Abaxis machines for Complete Blood Counts, chemistry profiles, and thyroid profiles. We also have in-house testing capabilities for canine and feline heartworm, Feline Leukemia, Feline AIDS, fecal parasite exams, canine Parvovirus, and urinalysis. Use of in house cytology is beneficial for early evaluation of masses, ear infections and for pre-breeding exams.

Fully Stocked Pharmacy

You and your pet will benefit from our well-stocked pharmacy. We maintain a large inventory of veterinary pharmaceutical products and medications, including flea, tick, and heartworm preventive products. When you purchase medications from our pharmacy, you can rest assured that your pet’s medications were obtained from safe, reliable sources and stored under optimal conditions in accordance with all state and federal guidelines. Our trained staff will fill your prescriptions with care as well as attention to detail and your pet’s specific needs. You can count on us to provide you with accurate information about your pet’s medications, including proper dosing information, and to alert you to any potential drug side effects or interactions. We are also here if you experience any problems with your medication after you return home. Please keep in mind that federal law prohibits the dispensing of certain medications/products without a current physical examination.

We also stock a variety of over-the-counter products to control fleas and ticks as well as natural supplements recommended by our doctors to support specific health concerns. Many of these are available without a prescription or exam.

Veterinary Specialist Referrals

Our experienced team of veterinarians and veterinary technicians provides many services at our clinic, ranging from routine to advanced procedures. Although we handle the majority of your pet’s medical and surgical needs in-house, we occasionally refer patients to veterinary specialists or specialty clinics when advanced training or equipment will be beneficial.

Board-certified specialists, such as oncologists, ophthalmologists, and neurologists, have extensive experience and training in a particular area of veterinary medicine or surgery. Specialty clinics and university-affiliated referral centers have specialized equipment to perform procedures that are not routinely performed by general veterinary practitioners.

We make referral decisions because we want to ensure that our patients receive the highest standard of care and best possible outcome. Be assured that when we refer a patient to another hospital, we continue to stay involved with his or her care, consulting with the treating specialist and often providing any needed follow-up care and rehabilitation.

Behavioral Counseling 

Our doctors can work with you and your pet to stop or change the behavior.

Early identification and management is crucial to successfully managing behavior problems. If you are starting to notice any behavior changes, do not wait until they get worse, set up a consultation with us as soon as possible.

Microchip Pet Identification

Imagine if your dog or cat got lost. You’d want to give him or her the best chance of getting home. With microchipping, you can.

Microchipping is a safe, permanent way to identify your pet in case he or she becomes lost. A microchip, which is a tiny device about the size and shape of a grain of rice, is placed just under the loose skin at the back of the neck. When a lost dog or cat without an ID tag is found, a veterinarian or veterinary technician will use a handheld microchip scanner to check for a chip. If the pet has one, it will transmit its ID number to the scanner via a low-frequency radio wave. The veterinary hospital or shelter then calls the chip manufacturer, retrieves the pet owner’s contact information, and calls the owner.

Even the most responsible pet owners can’t always guarantee their pet won’t get lost. A leash could break or slip out of your hand, a pet could push through a screen door or window, or a contractor or friend might accidentally leave a door or gate open.

We recommend that you use a microchip, along with a collar and ID tag, to identify your pet. An ID tag is still a reliable identification method. Pets that have tags with current contact information are more likely to not end up in shelters and tend to get home faster than those without tags. However, collars and ID tags aren’t permanent and can be removed (overnight or for grooming); pets can also lose them. With a microchip, your pet will have a much better chance of being identified and returned to you. Pets without microchips that end up in shelters may be adopted out to another family or even euthanized.

Please contact us to schedule an appointment to microchip your pet. Although we hope your pet never becomes lost, we want you to be prepared. We can also suggest a plan to have in place so if your pet does go missing, you’ll be able to act quickly.

We can microchip ferrets, rabbits, birds, and other companion animals, too!

Boarding

We offer overnight accommodations for dogs and cats. For larger dogs, we have climate controlled runs while our smaller canine guests enjoy a separate area all their own. Dogs get to enjoy individual playtime in our fenced yard and our staff makes it a priority to allow them all the comforts of home to make their stay more enjoyable and less stressful.

We have a separate quiet space for our feline guests. They’ll enjoy a climate controlled room with window facing condos to watch the world go by. Our caring staff makes it a priority to allow them all the comforts of home with plenty of TLC!!

All boarding guests are required to be up to date on the following vaccines: DHPP (distemper/parvo combo), Bordetella (kennel cough) and Rabies for dogs and FVRCP (distemper combo) and Rabies for cats. All vaccines must be current and up to date prior to boarding. For the safety of all our guests, any vaccines out of date by more than 30 days will regretfully not be able to board in our facility.

 

For more information please visit out Boarding Policies page.

Training

We offer several different levels of canine obedience training with our trainer Steffanie Tozer. 

  • Puppy S.T.A.R Obedience

    •  A class focused on teaching young puppies’ important social skills and the start of a solid foundation in obedience. This class also focuses on responsible ownership and care of your new puppy! For puppies 16weeks old up to 1year. 

    • 6-week class

  • Basic Obedience

    • A class designed for adult dogs of all ages with some current obedience skills. This class will focus on improving basic obedience commands (sit, down, stay, come, leave it, etc.) and teach your dog how to work in an environment with distractions. 

    • 5-week class

  • Intermediate Obedience

    • A class focused on mastering obedience commands while improving responsiveness and focus at a distance with and without distractions. Dogs and handlers must have prior training to take this class.​​​​​​

For more information about classes or to sign your dog up; please contact us today!

Animal Care of Gloucester

4614 George Washington Memorial Hwy
Hayes, VA 23072

 

For general information, questions, appointment requests, call us at:

804-642-5740

Hours

 

Monday          8:00am -  5:30pm

Tuesday         8:00am -  5:30pm

Wednesday  8:00am -  5:30pm

Thursday       8:00am -  5:30pm

Friday              8:00am -  5:30pm

Saturday        8:00am - 12:00pm

Sunday           Closed

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