Best 30 Veterinarians in Williamsburg, VA with Reviews -

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By: Candice D.
James City Veterinary Clinic
James city veterinary clinic is very helpful and organized. I always knew when my pets' shots, etc. needed updated and I always knew when I went on vacation that my dog was taken care of here. They also were very helpful and understanding when my cat Pauly took a turn for the worse. The vet walked me thru it and explained everything about what was happening. They did everything they could to help her but she passed away due to the condition she had. They were very respectful with my feelings and let me come back to see her whenever I could before she passed. I really appreciate everything they did for her in that short time to try and save her. Thank you! C. Dumont
By: John W.
James City Veterinary Clinic
Very Very Professional Care here! Both of my show cats had a mysterious illness that numerous other clinics could not diagnose. Doctor Bates ran a few specific tests and was able to quickly pinpoint the problem. The clinic has been around a long time, and Dr. Bates is really in tune with animals. The clinic may not have the newest "Pet-Hotel" boarding or other gimmick features that you see these days, but it doesn't need that stuff. For knowledge, compassion and surgery expertise I now wouldn't trust my babies anywhere else.
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By: Abby J.
James City Veterinary Clinic
Just got off the phone with Amy!! She was SOOO helpful!!! The staff has always been great and I have boarded with another vet once and was not happy with the way Sophie acted when we got her back. She was a different dog for a week or so. When we boarded with JCVC she was the happy dog she has always been when we got her back!! Thank you for everything!!!! See you Thursday!!
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By: Paula E.
James City Veterinary Clinic
I have been taking my pets (babies) to Dr, Bates who has a one man veterinary clinic for two years. He and the staff are very personable and knowledgeable. I never leave his office in Williamsburg with unanswered questions. I would highly recommend anyone seeking any type of treatment for their pets to give James City Vet, Dr. Bates a call. It will not be a wasted appointment .
By: Darlene S.
James City Veterinary Clinic
This is one of the best vet clinics I've ever been to. Dr. Bates has a real knowledge and almost dog-whisperer type of connection with animals, and I've always trusted and felt very comfortable when my pets were in his care! The folks here truly know what is best for your animal. Where others have failed this place always succeeds.
By: kimmi4556
James City Veterinary Clinic
I would never go back there. The people were nice but I fell like was taken advantage of. My dog had a few simple problems and my bill ended up being way to much. I have never had a vet bill that high. I believe unnecessary test were done and I was sent home with lots of medication that I did not need.
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By: T W.
James City Veterinary Clinic
ALWAYS Available.. They are great with sending reminders for check-ups... there when emergencies happen they were very supportive for our pet and what she was going through. No extra charges or "scare tactics" . Real Doc who gives a hoot. Definitely encourage others to visit .
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By: Megan C.
James City Veterinary Clinic
This is the first vet I took my dog Aurora to when I got her as a puppy. Dr. Bates took the time to make sure she was really comfortable because she can get anxious. The staff is great with her, and they always send reminders for vaccines. They are very professional and caring.
By: Patrice F.
James City Veterinary Clinic
The best clinic I have been to. The staff was very friendly and knowledgeable. The doctor was very caring and explained everything to me so I could understand. Highly recommend!
By: Sharron S.
James City Veterinary Clinic
I just moved from New York to Williamsburg, and I've not been very impressed with other clinics in the area. But the staff and vets here are really great. Highly recommended!
Tips & Advices
Most 24-hour clinics do not allow owners to stay with their pets overnight. However, many do have specific visiting hours or will let owners see their pets at any point during the day. In addition, owners can call most clinics at any time for an update on their pet's well being.
  • Important phone numbers, especially those of the the veterinary clinic, the animal hospital or emergency clinic, and the poison control center
  • A book detailing pet first-aid steps
  • Copy of medical records
  • Nylon leash
  • Muzzle (only use if pet is not vomiting and has no difficulty breathing)
  • Absorbent gauze
  • Nonlatex disposable gloves
  • Scissors
  • Tweezers
  • Nail clippers
  • Digital thermometer
  • Sterile saline solution
  • Hydrogen peroxide (to induce vomiting only at the recommendation of a veterinarian
  • Milk of magnesia (to absorb poison only at the recommendation of a veterinarian)
Find a 24-hour animal hospital that provides emergency services within your area. Keep the facility's contact information in a place that's easy to locate, such as the refrigerator, address book, or smartphone. Most veterinary clinics operate on standard business hours and are not equipped to handle emergencies.
Veterinary clinics operate on a smaller scale than animal hospitals. The latter are more likely open 24 hours and provide emergency services. The former generally operate on typical office hours and only perform wellness exams and minor surgeries. Veterinary clinics also do not generally perform laboratory tests on site.
The specifics vary depending on the type of visit. For a wellness exam, bring:
  • Medical records
  • The type or brand of food the pet eats
  • Medication (including flea, tick, and heartworm medication).
If the animal needs medical treatment, the following may be helpful depending on the situation:
  • Fresh stool sample
  • Vomit sample
  • Video of the pet engaging in abnormal behavior
  • Substance the pet may have ingested

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