Welcome to River Run Animal Hospital
Your Veterinarian in Powhatan,VA
Call us at (804) 794-4105

What an amazing year!  It is hard to believe that we will be soon celebrating our first anniversary of opening.  We have been blessed with amazing and supportive clients with whom we have developed lasting friendships.  Our goal is always to enrich the bond you share with your beloved pet through excellent veterinary care.  And to that goal we feel we have set the bar for excellence in this area.   We have been pleased to offer this level of care 24 hours a day these past 10 months.  As we have grown, we have encountered a few new challenges that threaten our ability to offer the level of care we strive to achieve.  Unfortunately, the availability of professional staff (veterinarians and veterinary technicians) willing and able to work after hours has become scarce.  The costs, quality, and reliability of temporary or relief staff has not always been consistent with our high standard of veterinary care at a reasonable price.  

Because of this shortage of veterinary professional staff we will not be able to continue operating 24 hours, 7 days a week.  We will continue to offer extended hours to accommodate work schedules and evening/weekend emergencies.   Our new hours will be from 8am -10 pm Monday through Friday and 8 am to 5 pm on Saturdays and Sundays.  We will no longer be open on holidays.  This change will go into effect October 18th, 2019.  Fortunately, the greater Richmond area has 5 facilities that currently offer emergency care 24 hours a day and on holidays.  We would be more than happy to discuss the clinic that might best fit your personal needs when we are not available.

While we realize that many of you appreciated the fact that we were available 24 hours a day, this is one of the main reasons you chose to partner with us in caring for your pet.   We also know that historically, most of the emergencies we see occur during the hours for which we will still be open.  By limiting our hours, we will be better able to offer quality, consistent care and more availability with the primary doctors with whom you have come to know and trust.  

Change is always difficult.  We will continue to partner with you in providing the best possible care for your pets tailored individually to your needs.  We hope you will continue the wonderful relationship you have already established with us.  If you have any questions regarding these changes please feel free to call us.  

Pet Emergency? Call us right away at (804) 794-4105!

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

Dr. Parker Nash
Powhatan Veterinarian | River Run Animal Hospital | (804) 794-4105

1403 Anderson Hwy
Powhatan, VA 23139

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  • Parker Nash

    Parker Nash teamed with Christine Sayed to found River Run Animal Hospital. Dr. Nash hails from Cleveland, Ohio. He received a bachelor’s degree from Kenyon College and a doctorate in veterinary medicine from Ohio State College of Veterinary Medicine. After graduating in 1994, Dr. Nash practiced emergency medicine for 15 years before transitioning to preventive medicine at Wellesley Animal Hospital where he was able to experience the joy of developing long lasting relationships with clients throughout all their pet’s life stages.

  • Christine Sayed, DVM

    Christine Sayed, DVM is one of the founding owners and veterinarians at River Run Animal Hospital. She graduated with honors in 2006 from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine, located in St. Kitts. Dr. Sayed grew up in Ashland, Virginia and after graduating veterinary school she moved back to Richmond. Since then she has been practicing emergency and preventative small animal medicine in the Richmond area.

  • Heather Murray

    Heather Murray grew up in Virginia and received both her bachelor and doctorate of veterinary medicine degrees from Virginia Tech. Upon graduation, she moved to Richmond where she’s been practicing ever since. She enjoys surgery, internal medicine, and recently has discovered a love of emergency medicine. 

    She is an avid Hokie fan and enjoys spending her free time with her husband and their two dogs, Dewey and Phoebe.

  • Cathy Blanchong, DVM

    Cathy Blanchong has known Drs. Nash and Sayed for many years. She
    has an extensive, varied path on her way to River Run. Originally from
    Ohio, she ventured to Colorado to receive a bachelor’s degree from
    Colorado State University before returning home to receive her DVM from
    The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1994 (yes, she
    was Dr. Nash’s classmate!) After graduation, she finished an internship and
    equine surgical residency at a private practice southern California. Loving
    the weather, but missing green grass and three board fencing, she found
    herself in Virginia. A series of events and Dr. Nash were responsible for Dr.
    Blanchong finding small animal emergency and critical care medicine…and
    although she only meant to stay for three months, she was hooked and has
    never really left emergency medicine. Her interest in geriatric medicine and
    willingness to think outside the box led her explore acupuncture,
    chiropractic and holistic medicine. Today, she believes and practices
    integrative medicine to bring the most optimal individualized care to pets.
    In her spare time, she loves being outside, hiking with her two four-legged
    boys, Maxx and Hank, and spending time with her family and friends.


Read What Our Clients Say

  • "Wow! Thanks to all the staff at Anderson Vet Clinic. I feel like you all truly love what you do! My kitty, Lola and I always have such a pleasant experience when we come in. Fortunately, it’s usually just for a check-up, but I would not leave Lola in anyone else’s hands but yours. Thank you for your caring commitment!"
    Maya Smith / Los Angeles, CA
  • "I have benefited tremendously from the care my pet received from Dr. Anderson."
    John Doe / San Diego, CA

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