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Welcome to Salem Veterinary Hospital
Your Veterinarian in Virginia Beach, VA
Call us at 757-427-2222

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If you live in Virginia Beach or the surrounding area in VA, then you have picked the perfect place to find an experienced, caring veterinarian and knowledgeable support staff.  Your pet's health and well being is very important to us and we will take every step to give your pet the best possible care.

Salem Veterinary Hospital is a full service animal hospital and will take most emergency cases as well as less urgent medical, surgical, and dental issues. We also provide wellness care for patients that focuses on best practice recommendations for preventive medicine. Dr. Sheffield and Dr. Hundley are experienced in all types of conditions and treatments and are dedicated to the highest quality care of their patients. Beyond first rate pet care,  our hospital is comfortable, kid-friendly, and provides a very calm environment so your pet can relax in the waiting room and look forward to meeting his or her own Virginia Beach veterinarian.

We have a number of resources for you to learn how to take better care of your pets. Browse around and look at our articles and pet videos. We are dedicated to the ongoing education of our pet owners and believe that quite often an "ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure."  If you have a question, please call 757-427-2222 or email us and we'll promptly get back to you. Our office is very easy to get to, and you can find directions on our Contact Us page. You can also subscribe to our newsletter which is created especially for Virginia Beach pet owners. In between your veterinary visits, your pet will benefit from you reading these free informative articles.

Drop-Off Service Available Monday, Tuesday, & Thursday 8:00 am

We know life can get busy so in an effort to accommodate your schedule we offer drop off appointments. Please allow 15 minutes at the time of drop-off, so that we may discuss any concerns that you have. We wish to be as thorough as possible and a complete history is important.  We will complete our examination and any diagnostics that you have authorized and schedule a pickup time later in the day. If we do find something that should be addressed during the examination period, you will be contacted, informed, and given further diagnostic options.

            At Salem Veterinary Hospital, we treat your pets like the valued family members they are

                                                  Dr. Barbara Sheffield          Dr. Lisa Hundley 

                                     Virginia Beach Veterinarian              Salem Veterinary Hospital 


2159 Lynnhaven Parkway, Ste 105
Virginia Beach, VA 23456

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  • Meet The Team

    'I love coming to work everyday! Ever since I started working here at Salem Veterinary Hospital I have been reading and learning as much as I can about pet health and well being. Now my pets and I are living a healthier life and can pass my knowledge and experience to other families so they too can discover wellness!'

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  • "We just switched to salem today. Our wgs is very skittish and the vet tech and doctor were beyond amazing with her. She came home very happy even after being poked and prodded. I was very happy with the treatment plan the doctor presented and they did so in a way that works for our budget. I look forward to using them in the future. I highly recommended them!"
    Tricia D. 7/20/2015

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