Pet Hospital Services from Farmers Veterinary Hospital in Richmond, Virginia
Please note, our practice is limited to treating dogs and cats.
Diagnostic and Therapeutic Services
Our hospital is equipped to provide diagnostic and therapeutic services to care for your pet's complete health care needs. We have an extensive in house laboratory that allows us to do pre-anesthetic or diagnostic screens, without having to wait for results from an outside laboratory.
We provide ECG services on-site as well as consultations with cardiology specialists. We currently screen all patients undergoing anesthesia, at no charge, as a value added service to our clients.
We maintain a complete inventory of pharmaceuticals, vitamins, shampoos and heartworm preventatives to meet the needs of your pet. Animal nutrition has made great strides in recent years. We offer a complete line of specialized veterinary diets that are tailored for the many specific medical conditions seen in dogs and cats. With our guidance, a safe and effective flea and tick control program can be individualized for your pets.
We are excited to be offering this state of the art regenerative procedure to our list of services. Stem cells are pluripotent cells, capable of producing any tissue in the body. At this time, we are using them to provide pain relief and increased mobility to dogs and cats suffering from degenerative arthritis. Since the cells are harvested from the fat of the recipient, we eliminate any chance of rejection. We do the processing "in house", which means this requires only a one day stay in the hospital! While this isn't a cure for arthritis, it has an extremely high success rate in reducing pain and discomfort, in most animals providing relief for up to, and over, two years, and if needed, they can be treated again.
The stem cells harvested can be banked for future use, so if a second treatment is needed, there is no need to harvest and process the fat to recover the stem cells, we just request a vial to be sent to us for injection.
This is an exciting area, as we are just scratching the surface on the potential uses for stem cells. But for now, we are concentrating on providing relief to our beloved pet's creaky old joints!
Microchipping involves placing a small transceiver under the skin of your dog. This chip sends out a unique identifier that can be read by a scanner. This provides positive identification of your pet. After placing the chip, you register your pet with HomeAgain, which maintains a database of yours and your pet's information. Should your pet get lost, any shelter or veterinarian with a scanner can identify your pet, and help you recover them. These chips have also been used in court, when an ownership dispute occurs. We highly recommend all dogs be microchipped.
Our state-of-the-art surgical suite provides for the performance of a wide variety of surgical procedures.
We utilize the safest available anesthetics to provide that extra margin of safety, especially for our older or high-risk patients. Using the most modern equipment, the patient's vital signs are monitored during all anesthetic procedures.
Our on-site, modern, X-ray equipment provides high quality radiographs to aid in the diagnosis of many disorders. Digital capabilities allow us to send films to a specialist via the internet when needed.
Ultrasound and Echocardiographic Procedures
Ultrasound is a non-invasive way to look inside an animal. Being able to see organs as they function provides invaluable information for the diagnosis and treatment of numerous diseases. Often, little or no sedation is required, making this a very safe and painless procedure for your pet.
Often overlooked, preventative dental care can help your pet live a longer and healthier life. We provide complete dental prophylaxis, and recommend it be done at least once a year starting at age 3.
We have an excellent working relationship with numerous specialists in the fields of internal medicine, surgery, cardiology, dermatology, and ophthalmology. These specialists all work within the Richmond area, and provide a valuable service to our clients, when needed. They are all board certified, which means that they have spent 4 to 6 years, after graduating from veterinary school, to study in their chosen areas, and then had to pass a rigorous board exam to become certified. The Richmond community is very fortunate to have this expertise available to them.
Please call our main telephone number, 804-329-5553
, for instructions regarding emergencies or click here for directions to the nearest emergency hospital