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

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

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If you live in Powhatan or the surrounding area and need a trusted veterinarian to care for your pets – look no further. Your pets’ health and wellbeing are very important to us, and we take our role in helping you provide the best possible life for your pet very seriously.

River Run Veterinary Hospital is a full-service animal hospital and welcomes both emergency treatment cases as well as pet patients in need of routine medical, and surgical care. The doctors at River Run have years of experience treating serious conditions and offering regular pet wellness care. Beyond first-rate pet care, we make our clinic comfortable, and calm, so as to help alleviate some of the anxiety associated with veterinary visits for both you and your pet.

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. We want to help you always make the most informed decisions about the care of your pet. Becoming knowledgeable about preventative pet care is essential to the ongoing success of your animal’s health. If you have any questions, call (804) 794-4105 or contact us and we'll promptly get back to you. Our Powhatan veterinarian office is very easy to get to - just check out the map below!

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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  • Dr. Parker
    Nash, DVM
    Veterinarian

    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 a able to experience the joy of develop long lasting relationships with clients throughout all their pet’s life stages.

  • Dr.
    Christine Sayed, DVM
    Veterinarian

    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 and her husband decided to move back to Richmond. Since then she has been practicing emergency and preventative small animal medicine in the Richmond area

  • Dr.
    Myers

    Dr. Myers is an associate veterinarian at River Run. She loves problem solving and knew from childhood that she wanted to become a veterinarian. Upon graduation, Dr. Myers became an emergency veterinarian, and not long after also began practicing preventative and wellness medicine. She finds internal medicine most fascinating, and loves client education.

  • Dr. 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.

Testimonials

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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Monday:

9:00 am-6:00 pm

Tuesday:

9:00 am-6:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Thursday:

9:00 am-6:00 pm

Friday:

Open 24 Hours

Saturday:

Open 24 hours

Sunday:

Open 24 hours