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Welcome to Smithfield Animal Hospital


Your Veterinarian in Smithfield, Virginia
Call us at 757-357-9308

After Hour Pet Emergency? Call Peninsula Veterinary Clinic at (757) 874-8115!

If you live in Smithfield or the surrounding area and need a trusted veterinarian to care for your pets – look no further. Dr.May, Dr. Forgeng and Dr. Payne  are licensed VA veterinarians, treating all types of pets. Your pets’ health and well being are very important to us, and we take every possible measure to give your animals the care they deserve.

Smithfield Animal Hospital is a full-service animal hospital and welcomes both emergency treatment cases as well as pet patients in need of routine medical, surgical, and dental care. Dr. May, Dr. Forgeng and Dr. Payne have years of experience treating serious conditions and offering regular pet wellness care. Beyond first-rate pet care, we make our clinic comfortable, kid-friendly, and calm, so your pet can relax in the waiting room and look forward to meeting our Smithfield veterinarian.

We are happy to offer a number of resources that enable you to learn about how to take better care of your pets. Please feel free to browse our site, particularly the informational articles. The best veterinary care for animals is ongoing nutrition and problem prevention, so becoming knowledgeable about preventative pet care is essential to the ongoing success of your animal’s health. If you have any questions, call 757-357-9308 or email us and we'll promptly get back to you. Our veterinary office is very easy to get to -- just check out the map below! We also welcome you to subscribe to our newsletter, which is created especially for Smithfield pet owners.

At Smithfield Animal Hospital, we treat your pets like the valued family members they are.




Covid-19 Procedure as of January 2021

We are open and are offering curbside service for our patients. At this time, we are not allowing clients in the building for appointments. If you are making an end of life decision, accommodations will be made on a case by case basis. Please be patient with us as we are working hard to provide the best care, as well as maintain the safety guidelines recommended by the CDC and VDH. Please follow these steps during your pet's appointment for checking in, waiting and discharge. 

When you arrive, please park as close to the building as possible. You may either check in via phone call or through the reception window located at the front of the building. At this time, you will provide the receptionist with a contact number and vehicle description.

A member of our team will come out to your vehicle to admit your pet. We ask that you remain in the parking lot for the entirety of the visit. 

The doctor will contact you after completion of your pet's appointment. Once your pet has been returned to you, the receptionist will call you from the window for discharge. 

We ask that a face covering be worn during any/all contact with our staff members. 




Office Hours

Monday:

8:00 AM-6:00 PM

Tuesday:

8:00 AM-6:00 PM

Wednesday:

8:00 AM-6:00 PM

Thursday:

8:00 AM-6:00 PM

Friday:

8:00 AM-6:00 PM

Saturday:

8:00 AM-12:00 PM

Sunday:

Closed

Location

Testimonials

  • "We have been taking our dogs and cats here for at least 10 years and we have always been happy with the care we received. We like it so much that we travel 30 minutes out of our way to go there. Originally we were going to see Dr Betty Payne only, but if she is not available we have been happy with the other doctors as well. The staff are efficient and friendly. We have also used the kennel for our animals when we were on vacation and would do it again. So I highly recommend their facility."
    Rebecca A.

Featured Articles

  • Feline Ear Issues

    Most cats will never have a serious problem with their hearing during their lives. However, several ear issues can affect cats. Many of these can cause discomfort or pain, but some may even lead to a partial loss of hearing or deafness. Ear issues in cats can have a variety of causes, including infections, ...

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  • Fish

    If you’re thinking of getting a pet fish, you should know that your veterinarian has a lot of good advice about pet ownership. Fish can be very rewarding as pets, and you just may be surprised about how much fish actually interact with their owners. Here’s more valuable information about choosing ...

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  • Hypertension

    Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is fairly common in cats. Although it can occur on its own, it is usually a sign of other serious health problems. High blood pressure can also cause problems with other parts of the body, including the eyes, kidneys and heart. Cats are more likely to develop high ...

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  • Hyperthyroidism in Cats

    Hyperthyroidism is a condition that causes a cat’s thyroid gland to produce too much thyroid hormone. This disease most often shows up in middle-aged and older cats. The thyroid gland is located in the neck. Thyroid hormones affect most organs in the body, so hyperthyroidism can lead to other problems ...

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  • Kidney Issues

    The kidneys have two important roles in a cat’s body. First, they filter wastes and toxins from the blood, which then exit the body in the urine. The kidneys also help regulate the volume of fluids in the body and important hormones and other chemicals. Cats can develop several kinds of kidney issues, ...

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  • Liver

    The liver is a very important organ. It is involved in digestion and removing harmful toxins from the blood. Cats can develop several conditions that affect how well their liver works. Cholangiohepatitis One of the most common causes of liver disease in cats is cholangiohepatitis. In this condition, ...

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  • Nasal Problems

    Cats can suffer from several conditions of nose, sinuses and other parts of the upper respiratory tract. These include nasopharyngeal polyps—a type of non-cancerous growth—and inflammation of the membranes of the nasal passages and sinuses. Nasopharyngeal Polyps A nasopharyngeal polyp is a mass of ...

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  • Neurological Issues

    Did you know that your cat’s brain is the size of a golf ball? Despite its small size, a cat’s brain is complex and is an integral part of how a feline’s neurological system functions. If a cat has a defect or injury associated with the brain and the other organs, muscles, tissues and nerves that ...

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  • Nutrition and Weight Control

    Like humans, cats need a balanced diet and to maintain a healthy weight, for optimal physiological functioning. Feeding your cat too much can lead to obesity; feeding your cat too little can lead to malnourishment. Furthermore, a cat may have an aversion to a certain cat food or a condition causing loss ...

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  • Oral Health for Felines

    In addition to nutrition and weight management, oral care is another component that plays a part in a cat’s overall health. By lessening plaque buildup and stopping the plaque from forming dental tartar, you can prevent or control periodontal (gum) disease in your cat. Destruction of the teeth, tongue, ...

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