Welcome to Farmers Veterinary Hospital

The purpose of this site is to introduce you to our practice and provide timely information on the care of your pets.  On this site, you will find information about our practice philosophy, our services, our staff, our hospital hours, and an extensive Pet Medical Library for you to search for additional information.

Farmers Veterinary Hospital was started back in 1929 by Dr. H. T. Farmer.  At that time, the area was rural, and most of his business was in treating farm animals. He would ride the train to Ashland or Williamsburg to castrate mules for a week at a time in the springtime.  These were the days when a farm call and medicine would run between $2 and $3!  He practiced out of a house that was located where Strange's Florist now sits. That portion of the property was sold to Strange's in 1970, and a new clinic was built next to it.  In 1975, with the changing demographics of the area, service was limited to treating dogs and cats. It continues as such today, striving to stay abreast of the latest technology and treatments available. 

In 2005, we were honored to be named one of the Best Veterinary Hospitals in the Best of Richmond voting.  This is an award we don't take lightly, and will do our utmost to live up to that standard.

We are home to Operation Catnip, a spay and neuter program for feral cats.  This program has prevented the unwanted pregnancy in thousands of cats over the past several years.  One Sunday a month the hospital is transformed into large surgical facility, where these feral cats are examined, dewormed, vaccinated, and sterilized.  They are then returned to their care givers for monitoring during their recovery period.

The doctors and staff are all enthusiastic pet owners, and understand the deep bond that forms between owners and their pets.  It is our goal to treat every patient as if it were our own. 


Thank you for visiting our site, we look forward to serving you!

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