Linda Ryder, D.V.M.

Electronic cigarettes, or “e-cigarettes,” are increasingly popular devices that simulate smoking. They are now commonly found in many households. Please be careful where they are placed and consumed. They can be very dangerous to your pets due to the liquid nicotine and other chemicals contained in them.

These products are often poorly labeled, and can contain dangerously high levels of nicotine and sometimes other substances such as diethylene glycol. The liquid form of nicotine is absorbed very quickly, and it can endanger pets in numerous body systems including the cardiovascular system, the gastrointestinal system, and the central nervous system.

Some possible effects of this ingestion include muscle weakness, salivation, excitation, diarrhea, slow respiration, and twitching. Contact your veterinarian if you suspect that your pets have chewed on or consumed these products, as extreme cases of ingestion can even cause death.

It critically important to keep these products away from your beloved four-legged family members.



Veterinary services
for Dogs and Cats

Our hours are:

Monday- Friday from
8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
We are closed Saturday and Sunday.

Call for an appointment:
(804) 360-3795


Care to Share

Our mobile vet clinic strives to continually exceed your expectations. We hope that you will recommend our services to your family and friends.

As an expression of our gratitude for successful referrals, we offer you a $10 discount certificate on your next house call visit. Please present the certificate at the time the services are rendered.

As always, we appreciate your choice to work with us for the life-long care of your animal companions.


What areas do we serve?

House calls are available
in the following RVA areas:

Ashland, Beaverdam, Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, Glen Allen, Louisa, Mechanicsville, Midlothian, Montpelier, Powhatan, Richmond, Varina as well as areas of Louisa, Gum Spring and Chesterfield County.

Call us with your address including zip code and we can let you know if we come to that area.