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YORK VETERINARY HOSPITAL
Providing Quality Pet Care
4628 George Washington Memorial Highway
Yorktown, VA 23692
Thank you for your patience and understanding as we all navigate dealing with the pandemic. It is important to us to protect our staff and clients. Total Curbside service is available for anyone.
If you have Covid or Covid like symptoms, please reschedule your appointment. If you are not feeling well, please reschedule your appointment. If your pet is Ill and really needs to be seen, please try and have someone else bring your pet. If that can't be done, please wear a mask when staff comes out and remain curbside.
Clients picking up medications and food can enter the building as long as social distancing is practiced with a limit of 6 clients in the lobby at any one time.
Appointments with a Doctor will still be asked to check-in upon arrival by phone or text and wait for a team member to contact you to let you know the exam room is ready.
Tech appointments please come in when you arrive to check in.
We still offer curbside appointments for any reason, please let our staff know at check-in.
Our team members will practice regular hand washing and cleaning of frequently touched surfaces.
York Veterinary Hospital Staff
The Veterinarian's Role
Veterinarians are highly educated individuals who are experts in the health of animals. The profession is regulated by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), requiring veterinary students to pass a certification exam in order to practice veterinary medicine. The AVMA recognizes 38 veterinary specialties and their 21 affiliated organizations, which promote various aspects of pet care, including:
After passing regulatory exams, a veterinarian takes The Veterinarian’s Oath, vowing to use their education and training “for the benefit of society through the protection of animal health and welfare, the prevention and relief of animal suffering, the conservation of animal resources, the promotion of public health, and the advancement of medical knowledge.”
What does a veterinarian do?
The purpose of veterinary medicine is to treat ailing animals, prevent disease transmission from animal to human, contain animal disease, and educate the public about proper pet and animal care. Throughout the extent of your pet’s life, there may be numerous times where you seek veterinary care, during which the doctor can prescribe medicine, perform surgery, vaccinate a pet, and offer advice about helping nurse your pet back to health.