VCA Animal Care Hospital

Our Story

In our AAHA accredited facility at VCA Animal Care Hospital, we've helped pets live long, healthy and happy lives for more than 40 years! We focus on low stress and fear free approach to patient care. We have a collaborative and well-trained team of Veterinarians and Support staff with extensive expertise in general practice and emergency care. 

Our patients receive the highest quality health care, and it shows with our loyal client base. We are proud of our Google review rating of 4.7/5 stars.

Hometown Care at VCA Animal Care Hospital

At VCA Animal Care Hospital, we look forward to welcoming you, your cats, and your dogs. At VCA Animal Care Hospital, you'll meet a knowledgeable and compassionate staff that has been providing quality veterinary services in Richfield, South Minneapolis, and East Bloomington communities since 1987.

We are proud to be AAHA accredited (only 12% of hospitals in the US and Canada hold this high standard!). We strive to provide a Fear Free and Low Stress atmosphere and approach to patient care. Our staff creates a relationship with you and your pet the moment you walk through our doors. We are compassionate and always focused on the highest care, quality medicine and client/patient experience.

We believe our technician and reception teams are an integral part of your experience at our hospital, which is why they have the knowledge and experience to answer questions, share their education, and act as a direct link to our veterinarians.

We have state-of-the-art equipment including ultrasound, electrocautery, digital radiology, dentistry, cold laser therapy, advanced anesthesia and patient monitoring devices and electronic medical records. 

We proudly partner with area Humane Societies and Rescue Groups to extend quality care to rescues and fosters through their adoption process and thereafter. 



We are located in Richfield MN. Richfield is a small suburb of Southeast Minneapolis and is conveniently close to all major highways. The Airport, Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge Education/Visitor Center (14,000-acres!) and The Mall of America are located just 10 minutes away. There are many lakes (with some favorite fishing spots) and recreational areas with access to numerous local shops, restaurants, and breweries within a 10 mile radius. The area has very low crime, many parks and a great library and community center. Richfield is very family friendly, has great schools and affordable housing. Local Farmers Market, Dog Parks, Food Co-Ops, Woodlake Nature Center and Veteran's Park are within 3 miles of the hospital! The state of 10,000 lakes provides an abundance of activities and sporting events year round.

Accreditations & Affiliations
American Animal Hospital Association

The American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) sets the standard for quality veterinary care for companion animals. As an accredited hospital, we voluntarily uphold the Association's high standards in 18 different areas and are routinely evaluated on over 900 different standards of veterinary care. Not all animal hospitals are accredited, and we are proud to be amongst only 12-15% of veterinary hospitals that hold this honor.