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Animal Hospital FAQs

Visiting an animal hospital can be stressful for both you and your pet. Confederate Ridge Animal Hospital does everything possible to ensure that your pet is safe and comfortable throughout their visit. If you have questions before you visit our veterinary care center, here's what you need to know.

Why Are Vaccinations Important?

Many people have questions about the vaccinations their vets recommend, and some pet owners are not sure if annual vaccines are really necessary. If our vets recommend a set of vaccines, you should consider getting them for your pet. These vaccines fight against preventative but fatal diseases for cats and dogs. Vaccinations can help prevent serious health issues later in the pet’s life.

When Should I Visit an Animal Hospital?

Animal hospitals serve many purposes. You can turn to an animal hospital veterinarian if your pet may require dental treatment, including dental care or vaccines. If your pet experiences clear symptoms that something is wrong, it is a good idea to consult with a professional as soon as possible to get a treatment plan customized for your pet.

What Are Signs an Animal Needs Veterinary Care?

A few signs indicate that an animal should come to the veterinary clinic. These signs include distress, refusal to eat, limping, frequent vomiting or diarrhea, and open wounds or sores. You should also consider bringing your pet to a vet if he or she has been exposed to a serious illness. Of course, it's also vital that you bring your pet in every year for annual wellness exams and preventative care.

Visit Us for Quality Vet Care in Fredericksburg

Confederate Ridge Animal Hospital provides veterinarians who care about your pet’s health and wellness. Whether your pet has an urgent care matter or requires a routine check-up, call our professional staff to learn more about how we can help.


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Our Regular Schedule

Fredericksburg Office


7:30 am-6:00 pm


7:30 am-6:00 pm


7:30 am-6:00 pm


7:30 am-6:00 pm


7:30 am-6:00 pm


7:30 am-12:00 pm


4:00pm - 6:00pm

*Boarding drop off and pick up ONLY*

Our Office is Closed on New Years Day, Easter Sunday, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve & Christmas Day

In Case of an EMERGENCY after hours, please call MEDVET

8614 Centrville Rd. 

Manassas, VA. 20110