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

Time for Reflection!  

We are constantly trying to improve our care and service. River Run Animal Hospital will be closed from 5 pm October 1st until 8 am October 5th for a staff retreat! If you have a veterinary emergency during this time please contact your closest 24 hour critical care facility.

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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