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
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
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!