About Us

Gayton Animal Hospital has lovingly cared for the pets of Richmond, Virginia since 1983. More below!

Meet Our Team

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Big smiles from Cathy and big kisses from her dog Winston Churh Hill .
Bryan is enjoying spending time cuddling with a patients during appointments.
Cathy has been in the veterinary field for many years where she has worked her way up from being a bather as a teenager. She has always had a passion for helping pets and their parents.  Cathy always has a smile on her face and enjoys being the first friendly face you see.
Whitney has a rottweiler named Sasha and a horse named Kemba.  While treating her own horse for a serious injury, Whitney realized that she had an affinity for animal medicine.  Whitney is currently in school to become a licensed vet tech and is also our office manager.
Ashley has 3 cats named Bandit, Fluffy, and Kitty who are her pride and joy.  Ashley enjoys being a receptionist at Gayton and thinks meeting new furbabies is a blessing.  When she is not at work she loves spending time with family, taking spontaneous trips, and having lazy Sundays catching up on her favorite shows.
Abby has been part of our patient care team for 10 months. She is currently enrolled in a Vet Science program at the ACE Center at Hermitage High School. She has a strong dedication to working with animals. Abby recently placed 4th in the State for Veterinary Science at the HOSA State Competition. In the future, She wishes to attend college to either become a Veterinarian or a Veterinary Sales Representative. Her other passion is music and she can play the guitar, bass, and sing.
Olive is part of our patient care team and one of our vet tech students.  Olive brings 8 years of experience in the veterinary field with her. She has previously worked 1 year in Thailand with the Baan Urak Animal Sanctuary and in Alaska with the Auubon Society.
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Our Facility

Proudly serving for the furry citizens of Virginia's capital from our location in Gayton's Crossing, Richmond, Virginia!

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Welcome to Gayton Animal Hospital!

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Reception Desk

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Exam Room

Pet Care Area

Lab Area

About Us

Gayton Animal Hospital has served the residential neighborhoods of Richmond, Virginia for over three decades. While we specialize in caring for cats and dogs, we also see small mammals, like rabbits and guinea pigs. Gayton Animal Hospital is proud to be part of the capital community. We support local military by offering active duty and veterans up to 10% off. We also partner with rescue groups, such as Old Dominion Boston Terrier Rescue Group and Adopt-A-Boxer Rescue Group, to provide caring homes for dogs in need.

Gayton Animal Hospital is committed to excellence. Our professional staff provides medical, surgical, and dental care, treating every patient (and their owners!) with utmost courtesy. We were the first veterinary clinic in Henrico County to earn accreditation from the prestigious American Animal Hospital Association. We also stay ahead of the curve by equipping our facilities with the latest examination, surgical, and therapeutic technology. Most importantly, we love animals!

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Frequently Asked Questions

We’ve answered some of the more common questions we receive about our veterinary practice below. Feel free to contact us if you would like more information or do not see your question answered here.

Q: Which payment options are available to customers?
A: For your convenience, we accept Cash, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and CareCredit. Payment is due at the time services are rendered.

A Payment Plan may be established with CareCredit to allow you to create the easiest payment option for your budget. Care Credit has an automatic 6-month NO INTEREST Plan available, as well as other plans. Care Credit can also be used with many (human) medical service providers. For financing approval, visit the Care Credit website.

We also accept pet insurance! For more information, contact us.

Q: Which types of pets do you see?
A: Gayton Animal Hospital specializes in dogs and cats, and we also see exotic mammals like rabbits, guinea pigs, ferrets, and other “pocket pets.”

For more information on the pets we care for, see our services.

Q: Which types of pets do you NOT see?
We do not see birds, fish, spiders, large animal species (horses, cows, pigs, etc.), or primates (monkeys).

For more information about the pets we care for, see our services.

Q: Does my pet need an appointment?
A: For non-emergency problems, a scheduled appointment will allow you and your pet the best opportunity to share your concerns with the veterinarian and hospital medical team.

We accommodate walk-ins on a first come first serve basis. Additional fees are applied. Emergency cases are seen as immediately as possible during office hours.

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