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Where are you located?

Colonial Veterinary Clinic is located at 3280 Ironbound Road in Williamsburg, near the intersection of Ironbound Road and John Tyler Highway — also known as the “Five Forks” area.

What do vaccines do?

Vaccines provide protection against some of the most common and potentially deadly diseases that we see in our companion animals. Vaccinations should begin as early as 6-8 weeks in puppies and kittens.

What are your hours?

We are open Monday through Friday from 7:30 am to 6 pm and on Saturdays from 7:30am to 12 pm. We close from 1pm – 2pm on Wednesdays for staff meetings and on every third Saturday of each month.

If I give my dog heartworm preventative each month then why do I need a heartworm test?

In general heartworm preventatives are excellent at limiting the risk of heartworm and intestinal parasites but they are not 100% effective. We recommend annual testing to identify breakthrough infections early in order to minimize damage to your pet’s health. In addition, our routine heartworm tests screen for the most common tick-borne illnesses in our area including Lyme disease.

Do you offer boarding?

We offer boarding services for our clients. Pets who board with us must be up to date on rabies vaccine, distemper combination vaccine, bordatella vaccine, be free of ticks and fleas, and have a clear intestinal parasite screen (aka fecal screen*). *Why does my pet need a fecal screen? Intestinal parasites are easily transmissible between animals.

Where are Drs. Sullivan and Mangelsdorf?

Dr. Mark Sullivan and Dr. Mark Mangelsdorf are both enjoying a well-deserved retirement. The Colonial Veterinary Clinic community misses them both and wishes them well!

My dog does not board. Why do they need a bordetella vaccination?

Bordetella is the bacteria responsible for infectious bronchitis. This condition can lead to severe cough and may progress to pneumonia. Any dog exposed to other dogs is at risk for contracting this disease. Boarding, grooming, and day care facilities, along with dog parks are higher-risk locations for exposure to this bacterium; your dog could come in contact with a dog who has frequented these locations.

Will you hire another doctor?

We intend to hire an associate veterinarian in the future. We are currently evaluating prospects but we want to find the right candidate to fit our clients needs.

Which vaccines are required by law?

For both dogs and cats, the rabies vaccine is required by law in the state of Virginia. However it is highly recommended to vaccinate your dog against canine parvovirus, distemper virus, adenovirus type 2 and hepatitis. In cats we strongly recommend vaccinating against panleukopenia, calicivirus, and rhinotracheitis (herpesvirus).

Have your prices increased?

The goal of Colonial Veterinary Clinic has always been to provide excellent, affordable health care for your pets. The rising costs of inventory and laboratory services occasionally require us to make price adjustments as needed.

Do you offer discounts for initial exam fees, multiple pets, or rescue groups?

We do not offer discounts on first exams or multiple pets. Please call our office at 757-220-5589 for specific information on prices.

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