Caring for Williamsburg Area Pets Since 1995

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Godspeed Animal Care began as two separate veterinary hospitals:

  • Godspeed Mobile Veterinary Care, founded in 1995 as a housecall practice, was first housed in Dr. Pamela Dumont’s home and then at the Toano Animal Clinic.
  • Agape Animal Care was founded by Dr. Barley and Dr. Lee under the name Warhill Animal Clinic in a small building on Richmond Road. Eventually, they moved into the Tewning Road building that now comprises the heart of Godspeed Animal Care. Interestingly, they were the first business to build on the Casey tract that was to become New Town. Small animal medicine and surgery were available, along with boarding and grooming, emphasizing excellent care and personal service.

In 2001, the Godspeed and Agape practices merged under the name of Godspeed Animal Care. Godspeed was now a stationary practice, continuing to offer housecalls to pet owners for their convenience. In 2002, the exam rooms, treatment and reception areas, the runs, and the hospital wards were renovated. In 2003, we became the first clinic in Williamsburg to offer laser surgery as a humane option to declawing cats. Now, laser surgeries comprise at least half of all the surgeries we perform.

In January 2004, construction started on the St. Francis Pet Resort & Rehabilitation Center. The fully completed facility opened in July 2005. This added a luxury boarding and rehabilitation center to our state-of-the-art veterinary facility at Godspeed. Grooming, obedience training, rehabilitation, doggie playcare, and a pet boutique have added to the convenience of “one-stop shopping” that both Godspeed and St. Francis clients enjoy.

Today, Godspeed Animal Care is a member of the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA), the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), the Virginia Veterinary Medical Association (VVMA), and the local Chamber of Congress.

The best there is. Makes me wish I was a dog so I could get treated there!

Steve Bour

My two dogs receive top level, state of the art medical care. The vets and techs are highly trained and compassionate.

Linda K

Best Vet and Pet Resort in Hampton Roads. I live 45 minutes away and only take my dog here. They are always so friendly and definitely take care of your pet! I always feel like Butter is getting taken care of when I am gone. I highly recommend both Godspeed Animal Care and St. Francis Pet Resort!

Levinia T

I found out that my dog had a hot spot, and was able to be seen that day. They are very caring people, from the receptionist to the doctor!

Marian E.

Wonderful place! Crockett was there for doggy playcare. He was happy when I saw him at the end of the day. He came home ate dinner and went to bed! It was a good tiring day !! Thank you!

Jessica S.

I always get excellent service from the employees at Godspeed Animal Care. Everyone is helpful and kind, and they treat all animals well. They will get answers to questions I have about my cat and his special diet. Thank you for being my cat's veterinary office.

Jo Anna P.

Everyone was so very friendly and treated Ruffles and Wrinkles like little queens. They mean the world to us, and to see the service and treatment they received only confirmed that Godspeed Animal Care will be their permanent veterinarian service. Thanks to all!

Melony Downing.

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