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We at Preddy Creek Animal Clinic in Ruckersville and Barboursville VA strive to bring you the best possible care for your pet. We have a friendly, knowledgeable staff and offer a modern veterinary facility which is clean, comfortable, and efficient. Call (434) 990-0491 to schedule an appointment and we will find a time that is convenient for you.
Most pets should visit their veterinarian at least once a year while seniors benefit from twice yearly visits. These check-ups will include a full physical exam, deworming as needed and any required vaccinations or blood work. Dr. Alison Powell will check the health of your pet from head to tail and answer any questions you have about your pet's health.
Bring in any medical history you have of your pet when you come to our vet clinic. It's best to keep a journal of your pet's health throughout his or her life, including behavioral shifts. If you have something like this, share it with our team. If not, let us know everything that you think will be important. Dr. Powell can still work with whatever information you have.
In some circumstances, Dr. Powell will refer you to a specialist who has advanced expertise in areas such as internal medicine or surgery. We are lucky to have a number of excellent referral hospitals in the Charlottesville, Northern Virginia and Richmond areas.