At VCA Amherst, we help pets live long, healthy and happy lives. We deliver the best medical care for pets and the best experience for pet owners.
Our veterinarians, technicians and other pet-friendly support staff are trained to the highest standards. Their thorough knowledge of the latest procedures and medications ensures that all our patients receive the best in preventive and healing care.
VCA Amherst Animal Hospital would like to take this opportunity to welcome you, your family, and your special family member to our website. As you continue to browse and explore our website, it is our hope that you will learn more about our dedication to your family and the quality veterinary medicine and service we provide.
Our goal here at VCA Animal Veterinary Hospital has always been to assemble a veterinary health care team committed to providing exceptional client service and veterinary health care. VCA Amherst Animal Hospital team displays an unrivaled commitment to our clients through continuing education, technological advances in veterinary medicine and service, and most importantly, administering compassionate care to all pets entrusted to us.
In your search for a veterinary facility, we believe you should expect high quality care as well as great service. Our goal has been to assemble a veterinary health care team committed to providing exceptional client service and veterinary health care.
Choosing a veterinarian who is calm, compassionate and willing to explain all the procedures your pet undergoes is important. We strive to foster a comfortable atmosphere for both you and your pet. Our hospital, with it's qualified staff and facilities, will provide your pet with a variety of services including:
Physical exams and vaccinations
Surgery and Dentistry
Boarding and Grooming
Early morning drop-off service
To help expedite your visit, go to Client Forms.
Caring for pets means meeting a wide range of needs beyond health care. Fortunately, there’s a whole community of organizations and businesses eager to help.
Here’s where to meet the local groups that we recommend to our pet-loving families.
ASPCA Poison Control Center Hotline
The ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center is staffed 24 hours with veterinary health professionals who have been specially trained in veterinary toxicology. If you think that your pet may have ingested a potentially poisonous substance, call the ASPCA 24 hour emergency Animal Poison Control Center hotline at (888) 426-4435.
American Kennel Club
Founded in 1884, the AKC is the recognized and trusted expert in breed, health, and training information for dogs. AKC actively advocates for responsible dog ownership and is dedicated to advancing dog sports.Visit The American Kennel Club
American Veterinary Medical Association
The AVMA is a not-for-profit association representing more than 93,000 veterinarians working in private and corporate practice, government, industry, academia, and uniformed services. The AVMA acts as a collective voice for its membership and for the profession.Visit The American Veterinary Medical Association
Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges
The member institutions of the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges promote and protect the health and well being of people, animals and the environment by advancing the profession of veterinary medicine and preparing new generations of veterinarians to meet the evolving needs of a changing world.Visit The Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges
Lynchburg Humane Society
We help pets in need through sheltering, adoption, education, spay/neuter, and community outreach.Visit Lynchburg Humane Society
Amherst Animal Shelter
Dedicated to humane rescue, care and treatment of homeless animals with the goal of finding them a loving forever home.Visit Amherst Animal Shelter
At Petful®, founded by Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist and editor Dave Baker, we are on a mission to give our readers the best, most accurate information to help their pets live happier, healthier lives.Visit Petful
ASPCA - The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals® (ASPCA®) was the first humane society to be established in North America and is, today, one of the largest in the world.
Our organization was founded on the belief that animals are entitled to kind and respectful treatment at the hands of humans and must be protected under the law. Headquartered in New York City, the ASPCA maintains a strong local presence, and with programs that extend our anti-cruelty mission across the country, we are recognized as a national animal welfare organization. We are a privately funded 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation, and are proud to boast more than 2 million supporters across the country.
The ASPCA’s mission, as stated by founder Henry Bergh in 1866, is “to provide effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals throughout the United States.”
Pet Diabetes Resource
The first veterinary insulin approved for both dogs and cats is also the first to offer you a choice in how it's administered.Visit Vetsulin
Our services include walks in your neighborhood, pet sitting in your home, boarding at a boarder's home, and day care at a host's home.Visit Wag Walking