Wellness Exams

A comprehensive physical exam is very important, it allows us to know what is normal for your pet and address any concerns you have about them.  It is these visits when we find deviations from what is normal and can catch diseases or chronic conditions early.  This is usually when we take care of vaccinations and annual tests to ensure your pet is in good health.

Fully Stocked Pharmacy

We maintain an inventory of veterinary pharmaceutical products and medications, including flea, tick, and worm preventative products.  Whether your animal needs short-term medication while recovering from an illness or injury, or medication for chronic medical conditions, you can rely on us.

In-House Bloodwork, Urinalysis, and Cytology

At times the exam does not reveal the full picture.  Often, we need to know what is going on with the organ function of your pet, and we need to that information fast.  We can perform blood chemistry analysis, urine composition analysis, and microscopic exams of tissues and substances from an animal to help us make a diagnosis.  Many of these tests are done in our lab daily to expedite resolution of your pet’s ailments, but we can send samples to a diagnostic laboratory for in-depth results.

Nutritional Counseling

Our clinic is stocked with various Royal Canin and Purina diets for different life stages and management of medical conditions.  Sometimes an animal’s diet can make a real difference in their daily life, and we can help!  Both companies offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee, so if your pet will not eat it, then bring it back.

Parasite Prevention and Control

Examinations and parasite testing are important ways to protect your pet’s health.  We can provide you with a parasite control program and schedule for testing, discuss what signs of parasites you can look for at home, and review ways to control parasites in and around your home.  If your pet has parasites, we can discuss treatment options and recommend ways to prevent seeing them come back in the future.  These organisms are not just a nuisance, they can carry serious diseases that affect your pet’s overall health and longevity.  


There are many procedures which we perform at {Hospital Name}.  Most of the time this is elective spay and neuters, but we also handle tumor removals, foreign body removals, amputations, and orthopedic surgeries such as fracture or joint repairs. Patients are carefully monitored throughout surgery and our anesthetic protocols reduce the risk of complications.


Radiography is a valuable diagnostic tool in veterinary medicine.  We are pleased to offer digital radiology services as a means of providing excellent care to our patients.


Preventative care, including vaccinations, can save you a lot of anguish and loss.  Vaccine recommendations vary, but all pets need to be vaccinated for Rabies.

Dental Care

Dental hygiene is an important part of your pet’s health because dental disease leads to serious health problems.  During our wellness exams, we will examine an animal’s mouth and determine if there are any dental issues you should know about.  We may recommend a more detailed examination, a dental cleaning, or at-home dental care.


The most effective way to assure a lost pet is returned is microchipping.  A uniquely numbered chip is implanted under the skin, just above the shoulder blades, which can be identified with a scanner.  This number is linked to your pet through HomeAgain pet recovery and will direct the finders to you.

Puppy and Kitten Care

Pediatric visits are very important for puppies and kittens.  You should start their vaccines after around 6 weeks of age.  At the first visit, you will receive a schedule of future visits to complete a series of vaccinations which will protect your pet.  We can also perform an exam on their stools to look for evidence of parasitism.

Emergency Services

Pets receiving routine vaccinations, exams, and screenings are much less susceptible to illness, but sometimes accidents happen.  Please call ahead and notify the staff so that we may advise you on your emergency, and let you know if we can squeeze you in to be seen. 

Euthanasia and Cremation

Euthanasia is always a difficult decision when you love an animal.  They have shorter lifespans than us and we have the ability and responsibility to make their lives as pain-free as possible.  We can manage pain until it is unmanageable, we can give supportive care until it does not help anymore, but at some point, the pain is too much, the organs are beyond function, or trauma is too severe.  We can gently bring an end to suffering with dignity to your pet.  For those who would like cremation services for their pets when they pass, we have the capability.  For more information, please call us.

Lovingston Veterinary Hospital

8151 Thomas Nelson Highway

Lovingston, VA 22949

For general information, questions, appointment requests, call us at:

(434) 263-4881

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Monday 9:00am - 5:00pm

Tuesday 9:00am - 5:00pm

Wednesday 9:00am - 5:00pm

Thursday 9:00am - 5:00pm

Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm

Saturday Closed

Sunday Closed

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