Dogwood Veterinary Specialty & Emergency Center – serving Richmond 24/7

VMDs performing surgery When you have a pet emergency, seconds count. We want you to know, we’re ready. If your pet has a condition that requires a specialist’s expertise, we’re ready for that too.

Our veterinarians, vet technicians and support staff work closely together to provide the comprehensive, compassionate care your pet needs and deserves. 

Our 24 hour pet hospital is located in Richmond and serves central Virginia communities such as Charlottesville, Fredericksburg and Petersburg.

Specialty and emergency medicine in Richmond, VA

  • Emergency: In an emergency, call ahead to your 24 hour vet and let us know you’re coming. No appointment is necessary for our emergency vet. Learn more about your emergency visit. 
  • Specialty Care: Our veterinary specialists work directly with your primary care vet to understand your pet’s condition and develop the appropriate treatment plan. Visits to our specialists are usually by referral from your primary care vet and by appointment.

Our surgery service is provided by Virginia Veterinary Surgical Associates at our Richmond hospital and at their satellite surgery center in Midlothian. Learn more about veterinary specialists. 

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About Our Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Center – Richmond

Our 20,000-square foot hospital is staffed with highly skilled veterinary professionals who have access to advanced medical equipment. All this means top-quality treatment for your pets.

We’re proud that our team includes multiple board-certified veterinary surgeons. And our emergency vet staff is always on duty at the 24 hour pet hospital. We are fully equipped to serve as your 24 hour pet hospital.

Virginia Veterinary Surgical Associates (VVSA), a BluePearl partner, offers comprehensive and advanced surgical care to pets in the greater Richmond community. Available by referral, our surgeons support your pet’s primary veterinarian when specialized diagnostics and surgical care is needed.

VVSA has been a trusted name in veterinary surgery since opening in 2002. Our approach combines expertise and teamwork to provide compassionate care for both our surgical pet patients and their humans.

Both of our locations are open Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm. For more information, please give us a call at 804.716.4800.


Pet Owners

At BluePearl pet hospitals, providing our customers, like you, with remarkable service is a top priority. We’re committed to making your veterinary visit as smooth as possible. If you have questions, please contact the Dogwood Veterinary Specialty & Emergency Center at 804.716.4700 or

The Blood Bank at Richmond

Save another pet’s life by donating your pet’s blood. Learn about the benefits and eligibility requirements below.

Blood donor benefits:

  • $40 credit for our hospital for each donation – which can be rendered through our emergency, internal medicine and surgery departments
  • Free health screening including bloodwork to test for infectious diseases
  • Lots of treats, cuddles and love from our blood bank veterinary team!

Eligibility requirements for blood donors:

  • 1-7 years of age
  • Dog must weigh over 50 pounds
  • Cats must weigh over 9 pounds
  • Spayed or neutered
  • Females cannot have previously had a litter
  • Up to date on vaccines
  • On flea/tick preventative
  • Dogs must be on heartworm preventative
  • In general good health upon examination
  • Cannot have received a blood transfusion (including red blood cells and plasma)

Once approved, you will be asked to commit to 12 donations, donating once every two to three months for three years.

Please contact our Richmond hospital at 804.716.4700 or email us with questions.

Learn more about BluePearl Blood Banks.

Location Details

Google Map of 5918 West Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23230, 5918 West Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23230
Dogwood Veterinary Emergency & Specialty Center
5918 West Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23230
Emergency: 24/7
Specialty: By appointment
Internal Medicine: 8 am - 5 pm

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