- Animal Boarding
- Animal Daycare
- Animal Flea Control
- Animal Grooming
- Animal Microchipping
- Exotic Animal Vet
- Small Animal Vet
- Veterinary Dentistry
- Veterinary Docking
- Veterinary Euthanasia
- Veterinary Medical Specialties
- Veterinary Surgery
- Veterinary Vaccinations
Richmond based Fairfield Veterinary Hospital was founded in 1968. Since then our veterinarians and staff have practiced compassionate veterinary care. Our mission is to provide the highest standard of medicine and surgery for our patients. We provide friendly, informative, and supportive services for you and your pet, while maintaining a superior working environment for our employees.
We are a full service hospital that offers:
Full in house laboratory for bloodwork and urinalysis
Laser surgery and Cryosurgery
Soft tissue and orthopedic surgery
Microchipping with resQ microchips
We look forward to meeting you!
Dr. Earl Willis
Dr. Willis is a 1994 graduate of the University of Virginia and graduated from the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in 2000. In veterinary school, Dr. Willis was a member of the student chapter of The Emergency and Critical Care Society and The Honor Society of Phi Zeta and continues to be a member of both as a professional. He is also a member of The Biltmore Who's Who. Dr. Willis has been practicing emergency medicine at the Veterinary Emergency Center for the past nine years and has a special interest in internal medicine and surgery.
In his spare time, Dr. Willis enjoys fly fishing, golf, being outdoors and playing lacrosse. He, his wife Tunstall, and their two children, Parker and Anne McKinley, reside in the Near West End. Their four legged children include two basset hounds, Linus and Lucy and three Japanese Chins, Danny, Dickens, and Dudley.
Dr. Sara White
Dr. Sara White was born in Colchester, England where she lived for 10 years and became an avid fan of James Herriot. She spent the rest of her childhood in Mclean, Virginia. After completing a bachelor of science degree from James Madison University in 1992 she attended Virginia Tech Veterinary School and graduated with a doctorate in veterinary medicine in 1996. She spent the first five years as a veterinarian in a small animal practice in Arlington, Virginia. During this time she volunteered at the D.C. humane society and helped start a mobile spay-neuter service. She moved to Richmond in 2000 and worked at West End Veterinary Hospital. After the birth of her first daughter she decided to become a relief veterinarian and has been practicing all over the Richmond metropolitan area. Her interests include internal medicine, pain management and geriatric care.
Dr. White has been married to her husband Gary since 2001. She and Gary reside in the West End with their three daughters, Lily, Sophie, and Addison. Their four legged children include a Labrador, a Newfoundland, four cats and a horse name Guiness. Her interests include running, skiing, dining out and traveling.
Dr. Stephanie Weddle
Dr. Stephanie Weddle is a 1992 graduate of the College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech. She has been practicing veterinary medicine at Fairfield Veterinary Hospital since 2002. Her special interests are internal medicine, animal behavior, and rehabilitation. She received her certification in rehabilitation at Healing Oasis Wellness Center in Wisconsin. She has a passion for roller coasters and thrill rides. Dr Weddle is also involved in Jazz and Ballroom dancing.
Dr. April Rice
Dr. April Rice was born and raised in Panama City, Florida, where her love and compassion for animals blossomed while working as an assistant in a small animal clinic and a zookeeper at a local zoo. She went on to attend veterinary school at the University of Florida, specializing in avian and exotic animal medicine. While in veterinary school she worked at several zoological parks including Disney's Animal Kingdom and the Kansas City Zoo. She moved to Richmond in 2005 after graduating with her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine. She has been practicing exotic and companion animal internal medicine and surgery in the Richmond area ever since.
Dr. Rice and her husband Brandon reside in Bon Air with their two sons Ethan and Cayman. Their animal children include two dogs, Farley and Elvis, two cats, Blue and Slinky, two poison dart frogs, numerous fish, and Cornflake the corn snake. Her interests include spending time with her family, hiking, water sports and traveling.