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VCA Total Care Animal Hospital

804-282-4215

6506 W. Broad Street, Richmond, VA, 23230

  • Open

  • Mon-Fri:

    8:00 am - 6:00 pm

  • Sat:

    8:00 am - 1:00 pm

  • Sun:

    Closed

Free First Exam

Experience exceptional pet health care.

Caring for pets... and their people, too.

VCA Total Care Animal Hospital welcomes you and your pets to our caring hospital! We make your pet's health our top priority and excellent customer service is our first goal! Our doctors take the time to perform a thorough exam on all dogs and cats who come to us and to explain all findings to you. Our support staff has a wealth of information to help you make informed decisions about the best healthcare for your pet. Our knowledge of the latest veterinary medicine and procedures ensures that all of our patients receive the best in prevention and treatments!

Local Medical Issues

One of several Richmond area issues which may affect the health of your pet is heartworm disease, which can affect both cats and dogs and is transmitted by mosquitoes (which thrive in our region). This is a serious cause for concern since the winter temperatures here do not get cold enough to kill mosquito eggs - making heartworm a year-round risk...

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Wellness Plans for Your Pet

Preventive nose-to-tail care.
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Animals Seen

Avians, Cat, Dogs, Exotics, Pocket Pets, Rabbits, Reptiles

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Our Pledge to You and Your Pet

An exceptional pet healthcare experience.

Our Team Overview

The friendly, professional staff at VCA Total Care consists of dedicated individuals who are waiting to help you and your pets. We pride ourselves on approaching pet health with a "total-care" attitude — we want to work with you to develop the best protocols for keeping your dogs and cats healthy and happy for their entire lives. We value your time so we try to provide as much information as possible each time we see your dog or cat, and we...

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Our Veterinary Services

At VCA Animal Hospitals, your pet's health is our top priority, provided through high-quality, professional care and genuine personal service. We pledge to instill client trust and confidence that your pet will always receive compassionate, gentle care, as well as the highest standard of veterinary medical service available. We pledge to provide the finest personal service and facilities for you, our clients and your special pets.

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Know Your Pet

Tube Feeding - Esophagostomy Tubes in Cats

An esophagostomy tube is a small rubber tube that enters the esophagus through a surgical incision on the side of the neck. This allows food you to place food directly into the esophagus so that it can flow down into the stomach. The feeding tube is not placed directly into the stomach.

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Nutrition - Feeding Guidelines for Cats

Feeding your cat the appropriate amount of a well balanced diet is vital to the maintenance of overall health and well-being, just as eating a well balanced diet is for us. In order to understand how and what to feed cats, it is necessary to understand how the nutritional requirements of the cat have developed through the process of biological evolution.

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Gastrostomy Tube Feeding in Cats

A gastrostomy tube is a small rubber tube that passes directly into the stomach through the skin and body wall of the cat's abdomen. It permits you to deliver food and water directly into the stomach.

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Behavior Counseling Aggression - Introduction

Behavior Counseling Aggression - Introduction

Aggression is defined as threats or harmful actions directed toward another individual and can include threat displays, lunging, growling, snarling, snapping and biting. In animals, aggressive behaviors are a means of communication.

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Behavior Management Products for Dogs

Behavior Management Products for Dogs

There are numerous products on the market that have been designed to help prevent undesirable behavior in dogs. Leashes, harnesses, and head halters are needed to keep pets under control, especially when outdoors.

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Introduction to Desensitization and Counterconditioning

Introduction to Desensitization and Counterconditioning

Counterconditioning and desensitization are powerful ways to change behavior. They are usually used in combination. Desensitization provides a means of safely exposing the pet to the stimulus at a level at or below which fear is likely to be exhibited.

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Flying with your Cat

Flying with your Cat

Successful flight with a cat begins long before the day of travel. It requires planning and preparation in order to make the experience as enjoyable as possible for both you and your cat.

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Breeding and Queening Cats

Breeding cats and raising kittens can be an extremely rewarding experience or it may result in frustration and failure. The following information is provided in order to increase your chances of success and make the experience more enjoyable and safe.

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Brushing Teeth in Cats

Brushing Teeth in Cats

Teaching your cat to accept the brushing of its teeth will take some training, but will be relatively easy once he is accustomed to the process. Daily brushing is most beneficial and will help to establish a routine for your pet.

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