Welcome to Radford Animal Hospital

Keep Your Pet in Good Health by Scheduling an
Annual Physical Exam

Promoting pet health starts with finding a veterinary hospital that you trust to care for your pets. Making sure that every year they get an annual checkup is important too. It is a time to update vaccines, see how well your pet is aging, and if address any special needs that your pet may require. Just like humans, pet's change with age. 

Pets can be masters at hiding pain and disease. Our veterinarians can identify multiple health concerns by conducting a through physical exam. We want you to enjoy your pet as long as possible, and we emphasize the quality of life. A good life for pets focuses on health.  

Your Pet is a Special Member of Your Family and Ours Too!

We offer a full range of veterinary services in a caring and loving environment. We understand that choosing a vet to care for your pet is a special process. We would like to thank you for placing your trust in our care. For more than five decades Radford Animal Hospital has offered the most compassionate and loving care for each and every pet we meet. Our veterinarians are top quality. 

It is our job and pleasure to care for your pet. We focus on providing a hospital that offers Radford, Christiansburg, Blacksburg, Dublin, and the surrounding communities a full-service medical facility. We have a surgery suite, dental suite, and a general care unit. We even offer pet grooming. If your pet needs to stay overnight, we have comfortable kennels with caring attendants. If you have not yet met our staff, Call (540) 639-3891 to schedule an annual checkup and meet our team.


Find us on the map

Our Regular Schedule

Our Regular Schedule


7:30 am-6:00 pm


7:30 am-7:00 pm


7:30 am-6:00 pm




7:30 am-6:00 pm


8:00 am-1:00 pm


6:30 pm

7:00 pm go homes

Meet Our Skilled Team

Learn Who We Are

  • Mandi Martinez
    Practice Manager

    Mandi has been with Radford Animal Hospital since 1999.  She is married with a beautiful daughter and a handsome son.

    Read More

  • Dr.
    Carol Hansen

    Dr. Carol Hansen (a.k.a. Carol Kern) has lived and worked in the New River Valley for the past 15 years. She obtained her B.A. degree from Hampshire College in Amherst, MA in 1990 and her D.V.M. from Virginia Tech in 1995

    Read More

  • April Scruggs
    LEAD Veterinary Assistant

    Bio Coming Soon...

  • Shannon
    Veterinary Assistant

    Shannon recently joined Radford’s team in January 2018. Currently a vet assistant, she is going through school to become a Licensed Vet Technician. Her hobbies include anything that involves her dogs, from hiking to training. Shannon’s household includes four dogs, including two rescues, a German Shepherd and one police canine. She is excited so learn and grow alongside Radford Animal hospital.

  • Jackie
    Veterinary Assistant

    Jackie is a recent resident of the New River Valley, having moved here in 2013. She has been working with animals since she was very young. She has previous experience working at a Doggie Daycare in Illinois, as well as Petco in Wytheville; She also spent a lot of her younger years volunteering at animal rescues in her free time.

    Read More

  • Karen Scruggs
    Kennel Manager

    Karen is our incredible Kennel Manager.  She has been with Radford Animal Hospital since July of 2007 and has many prior years in patient care.  Karen truly looks at the pets she cares for like they were her own. She is a graduate of Bishop Hafey High School 

  • Sarah R.
    Veterinary Assistant

    Sarah has been a resident of the New River Valley since starting at Virginia Tech as a pre-veterinary student in 2015. After graduation she will be looking into veterinary school or animal behavior.

    Read More


Read What Our Clients Say

  • "The staff are all caring and loving. Their number one priority is our pets and our families. They only want what is best for our fur babies. We have been taking out pets here for about a year since my girlfriend and I moved to Radford and the staff have gone above and beyond for us. Every doctor, nurse, and associate at Radford Animal Hospital is awesome. We have dealt with Dr. Hansen a lot and on top of being a medical expert she is also a very intelligent person. She handles every pet and every decision with love and care."
    John Y.

Featured Articles

Read about interesting topics

  • 6 Questions to Ask At Your Senior Pet's Next Check Up

    Want to keep your senior pet healthy and happy? Ask these six questions at your pet's next check up. ...

    Read More
  • Why the Controversy About Pet Vaccinations?

    As with anything, pet vaccinations can be too much of a good thing. Similar to parents who are learning more about vaccinations for children, veterinarians and pet owners alike are beginning to question some of the standard wisdom when it comes to protecting pets. There are certain fatal diseases against ...

    Read More
  • Pet Clothes: A Fashion Statement or a Necessity?

    There is nothing cuter than a pet in a colorful sweater, but do our furry friends really need to wear clothing? Although clothing is not a necessity for every pet, some animals benefit from a little extra protection during cold or damp days. Others enjoy wearing festive clothing during holidays or other ...

    Read More
  • Introducing a New Pet to Your Current Ones

    Pet Proofing Your Home Introducing your new pet to your current one is only a single part of the equation relating to taking a new pet home. You also have to make sure your new pet is comfortable in your home, which is a foreign environment to the animal. Like humans, animals can experience high levels ...

    Read More
  • Put Some Teeth Into Your Pet’s Dental Care

    According to the American Animal Hospital Association, nearly two-thirds of pets suffer from dental problems because their owners do not provide dental care for them. Imagine what would happen to your own teeth if they were never brushed or examined by a dentist. The same thing can happen with your pet’s ...

    Read More
  • Managing Pet Allergies in Kids

    Are you concerned that your child's allergies may mean that you will have to give up your pet? Although rehoming a pet may be necessary if allergies are severe, most children can live with pets if you are willing to make a few changes. The Problem About three in 10 people who have allergies are allergic ...

    Read More
  • Euthanasia: Saying Goodbye

    It's not easy to say goodbye to cherished pets, even those that have lived long, happy lives. Although you may hate the thought of life without your pet, euthanasia can be the kindest decision you can make when your friend is suffering. Making the Decision If your pet has been seriously injured in a ...

    Read More
  • Is a Wet Nose a Sign of a Healthy Pet?

    Have you ever heard that a wet nose is a sign that your pet is healthy? Although that's often the case, it's not always true. A moist nose can benefit your pet in several ways, but it doesn't necessarily guarantee good health. How Does a Wet Nose Help My Pet? Have you ever been woken at 5 a.m. by a cold, ...

    Read More
  • Obesity and Diabetes in Pets

    Think diabetes only affect people? Overweight pets may be at risk too. ...

    Read More
  • Does Your Cat Have a Grooming Problem?

    Noticed a sudden change in your cat's grooming habits? Over- or under-grooming can be a sign of trouble. ...

    Read More