HIGH-QUALITY, AFFORDABLE CARE
for your four-legged friends
for your four-legged friends
Before your pet’s appointment, please review our COVID-19 policies.
The Susan M. Markel Veterinary Hospital is a full-service veterinary hospital providing quality care at a reduced cost to pets in the Greater Richmond region.
It is our mission to ensure that all families have access to affordable treatment options for their dogs and cats, regardless of financial hardship.
The Susan M. Markel Veterinary Hospital is not an emergency facility. If your dog or cat has a medical emergency, please contact your local 24-hour emergency clinic.
The Susan M. Markel Veterinary Hospital provides primarily outpatient services to dogs and cats. Hospitalization and other non-routine services may be provided on a case-by-case basis as resources allow.
Services offered include, but are not limited to:
We also offer non-routine surgeries on a case-by-case basis as resources allow including, but not limited to:
The hospital provides free sterilizations and rabies vaccinations for community cats through Trap-Neuter-Return. For community cat inquiries, please complete our online form, email email@example.com or call us at 804-521-1330, extension 4.
Existing clients can use My VetStore Online to order medications, prevention for fleas, ticks and heartworms, and other supplies for the health and wellness of their pets. Prescriptions will be verified with the veterinarians at our hospital.
To get started, visit MyVetStore Online and click REGISTER.
Active clients are those who have adopted from the the Richmond SPCA within the past year or whose pets have received an exam at our hospital within the past three years.
As soon as we are able to resume accepting new clients, we will update our website and phones. We appreciate your understanding as we work to meet the overwhelming demand for crucial low-cost services.
All recipients of government assistance qualify to be clients of our Susan M. Markel Veterinary Hospital. Additionally, pet guardians whose households meet or fall below the income thresholds outlined below qualify:
(number of people)
|Total Household Income|
|1||Less than $55,000|
|2||Less than $74,000|
|3||Less than $93,000|
|4||Less than $112,000|
|5||Less than $131,000|
|6||Less than $150,000|
|7||Less than $169,000|
|8||Less than $188,000|
For each additional person in the household above 8, add $19,000.
Richmond SPCA Alumni
All pets adopted from the Richmond SPCA in the past year qualify to become patients of the Susan M. Markel Veterinary Hospital.
Our hospital has reached capacity for service and is only able to see active clients at this time. We will provide updates as soon as we are able to accept patients referred by other veterinary offices due to guardians’ financial limitations. For more information about our Veterinary Partnership Program, you may email us or call 804-521-1330, extension 5.
Pets in need of veterinary care while in the custody of area government shelters remain an at-risk population, which is why we extend access to our hospital to all municipal agencies within our service area.
The Susan M. Markel Veterinary Hospital services clients in the City of Richmond and in the Counties of Hanover, Henrico, Chesterfield, Goochland and Prince George. Residents of other localities may be provided services on a case-by-case basis.
Pets must be spayed or neutered. Documentation of your pet’s surgery (receipt or medical record) is required. If your pet is not spayed or neutered, an appointment for low-cost surgery through our hospital will be made following the pet’s initial examination.
If you are seeking only spay/neuter services and do not wish to become a full-service client, please contact one of the local low-cost sterilization clinics listed below:
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