Springfield Veterinary Center

Springfield Veterinary Center is a full-service veterinary facility established in July 2000 by the husband-and-wife team Dr. Steve and Terri Escobar.  We offer full medical diagnosis and treatment, pharmacy, dental, surgical, emergency care, and x-ray services, including OFA and Penn Hip.  Both Dr. Scotti and Dr. Kolster are Penn Hip certified. Dr. Kolster and Dr. Ontiveros adds reproductive specialty services and are both a Diplomate of the American College of Theriogenology. Springfield Veterinary Center is an accredited member of AAHA (American Animal Hospital Association).

We are here to service the cities of Richmond, VA, Glen Allen, VA, Henrico, VA, Mechanicsville, VA, Midlothian, VA, Manakin-Sabot, VA, Chesterfield, VA, Rockville, VA, Ashland, VA, Powhatan, VA and more!

AAHA Accredited Veterinary Center

Veterinary practices and hospitals who are AAHA-accredited have voluntarily agreed to adhere to the highest standards of excellence in the profession. AAHA Standards are developed by experts in the field and are updated regularly to help vets and their teams stay on top of the latest medicine and manage their practices well.

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★★★★★ Nice people, their on top of things.Chris “.Chris “. ★★★★★ Springfield Veterinary Center is the absolute BEST! The front desk staff is friendly and efficient. Technicians are wonderful with your "fur babies" and oh my goodness...Dr. Scotti is such a true gift to the profession of veterinary medicine. My little Russell Terrier is in love with him. He was so thorough during her annual exam and we felt so confident with his care.Debbie C.Debbie C. ★★★★★ We love Springfield veterinary clinic. Dr. Scotti’s been Paxton’s doctor since he was 10 weeks old and he is treated like a king. We appreciate the personal attention. Everyone in the office treats Paxton well and are so nice. We feel very comfortable leaving him in their care.Carol S.Carol S. ★★★★★ Great experienceJordan J.Jordan J. ★★★★★ I do not see any need to go in depth about our cat's treatment details, but I would simply declare that in my 64 years of living, I have never experienced a such defined exquisite sercice and treatment from any establishment of any kind. Not only they have shown genuine care and compassion, they have also proven how important it is to building a better community bonded with heartfelt family support. They do care about our "family member" pets and will go out of their way for us. With sincere gratitude, I say hats off for Dr Alexander Kilgore and the clinic manager (whom I never had the opportunity to personally meet and thank him/her) for the extended consideration, support and understanding they have given us.NKadiNKadi ★★★★★ Pleasant and easy first experience here! They were very punctual and did not leave me waiting for more than five minutes. They looked through my cat’s records throughly and were super gentle in updating his vaccinations. We were put into an exam room quickly, so there was very little time around any other animals. Really kind and efficient staff.Emily W.Emily W. ★★★★★ Great Veterinary practice. I am happy to see any of the Vets. They are all great and give you time to ask questions to make sure you understand the info they have given you concerning your pet. Nice pharmacy available and convenient locationMartha F.Martha F. ★★★★★ Have taken my cat here for a couple checkups and it’s always been smooth sailing (for me at least, the cat is not a fan of leaving the house). Nice staff and docs.M K.M K. ★★★★★ Friendly spacious and efficient with quality caresuzanne P.suzanne P. ★★★★★ Dr. Scotti is the best!!Russ M.Russ M. ★★★★★ Overall this is a great place to take your pet. The staff is very friendly and professional. The vets themselves are nice, knowledgeable, and communicate extremely well. My only slight concern about this place is that they are very into the integrated delivery model. They have deals with pharmacies and labs and other services so that the vets office can be a one stop shop for your pet. That is not a bad thing per se but it does make me a little nervous sometimes as to whether my pets health is driving some of the recommendations or if it is a profit motive. That said, I have no reason to believe that the advice given by the vets is anything other than the correct medical advice for my pet.John L.John L. ★★★★★ Drs Kilgore, Ontiveros, and Scotty, and the staff, are top notch!Kermit W.Kermit W. ★★★★★ I would trust these people with my own life, not just my pets. They do not dismiss you and do take your opinions/concerns seriously as presented.Maddy F.Maddy F. ★★★★★ We have loved the staff and service for years. We wouldn’t trust our pets with anyone else.Steven S.Steven S. ★★★★★ Best Vets in the Richmond area. Thet are a great team, the Vets are the best in the surrounding area. Most importantly, you & your pets become a part of the family!!!Lynn A.Lynn A. ★★★★★ Have used their vet services for my dogs and cats for 20 years. Very friendly and caring staff. The Doctors are excellent and knowledgeable. They take the time to answer questions and I trust their recommendations. My pets have always received exceptional care.cross9614cross9614 ★★★★★ All of the doctors are experienced and listen to the clients. Phone calls are usually returned within 24 hours. The front desk staff is wonderful as are the licensed veterinary technicians and assistants.Beth G.Beth G. ★★★★★ Dr Scottie was caring and compassionateNorman E.Norman E. ★★★★★ Great customer service, knowledgeable caring vet, easy to schedule with and I was (not) blown out of my socks by the cost.Neal S.Neal S. ★★★★★ Our family has been trusting the care of our dogs and cats to the staff at Springfield since 2004. My animal companions have received informed, compassionate, and personal care for their individual needs.Laurel H.Laurel H. ★★★★★ Every time I come to the office, I feel very important and know that my dog is going to get the best care! From the front desk, to the techs and the doctors...everyone is awesome to work with!!!Jennifer C.Jennifer C. ★★★★★ Dr Shaw is great! We recently moved from California and have been bringing our small terrier mix here. I am a physician and I love that Dr. Shaw clearly explains his differential when we present him with our dog with a specific symptom. Some other vets I've had keep the differential very broad and often want to test for various things without good explanation. Dr Shaw is different in that he clearly deduces what is the most likely diagnosis based on a good physical exam and history of presentation. He lays out the options and gives the owner the choice if they want to pursue a more aggressive workup or not, understanding that sometimes it can be expensive. He has great bedside manner and takes the time to explain his reasoning and answer any questions. Overall very glad I finally found a highly competent and reasonable vet for my dog!Andrea L.Andrea L. ★★★★★ Springfield Vet has the best Office Manager and Front Office support! They go out of their way to ensure you and your animal are well taken care of. They are truly phenomenal. And the Vet Techs and Vets are always so helpful and explain the technicalities w ease and common sense. I highly recommend this clinic and am so grateful to have this caliber of service & expertise. Thank you Springfield Vet for all you do, much appreciated!Cathy P.Cathy P. ★★★★★ Springfield Vet is great! All veterinarians and technicians are very helpful and extremely nice to owners and pets. My dog is always worried when we get there, but quickly calms down when the vet comes in the room.Kay G.Kay G. ★★★★★ The Absolute Best! I've been a client here for more than a decade. ALWAYS happy with the Docs, Techs, and support staff. I drive across town past several vets to go here. Highly Reccomend!Franki F.Franki F. ★★★★★ Dr. Kara and Dr. Shaw were very helpful, responsive and friendly while breeding my 4 year old black lab and whelping 11 puppies!! Front team was friendly and fun!! Been here a few times, sometimes a little wait but always gets the job done.James O.James O. ★★★★★ The vets and assistants here are extremely kind, and knowledgeable without being condescending. I feel that my dog is excellent care with them. I’ve taken him there for regular checkups as well more serious items. I loved how gentle and patient they were with my dog, who has issues with anxiety and is also a bit of a wimp when it comes to pain or discomfort of any kind (howls like he’s being beaten when taking his temperature). They humor him and treat him like a big hero after it’s all done. I really like this place.Alex R.Alex R. ★★★★★ We had moved 6 years ago so we switched vets to one that was much closer to us. We hadn’t been completely satisfied with this new vet but didn’t change for the simple fact of convenience. However our lab swallowed a chicken wing bone and were worried it was going to become an emergency. Called our vet and they said basically “sorry we can’t help you”. So in a panic my sister called Springfield vet, she also takes her dog there, explained the situation and they made it a point to get us in that day during their lunch break. To do this all for a dog who hadn’t been there in years speaks VOLUMES!!! We will now be making the drive in to go back to a vet that shows they care!Emily H.Emily H. ★★★★★ I breed golden retrievers so I have several dogs of course. I am at their practice dozens of times a year since 2014. Their entire staff is exceptional, and the veterinarians are absolutely lifesavers, literally. While I'm sure all of the vets there are wonderful, I have only had ocassion to see Dr Kolster and Dr Escobar. They are my heros! Not only are they wonderful in providing complete care for all of my dogs, they also provide incredible emotional support for me. And I can be challenging to detail with when one of my dogs has a special need. They are always willing to educate me about whatever it is that brought me that day, as well as provide me with options if I am uncomfortable the conventional treatment. I am forever grateful for each and every one in their practice.Shadymist Kennel, L.Shadymist Kennel, L. ★★★★★ I can’t say enough positive things about Springfield Veterinary Center! The staff is friendly, helpful and genuinely caring about our furry family members! I would follow Dr. Scotti to the ends of the earth and truly appreciate his thoughtfulness and helpful support with all of our pets throughout the years!Julie M.Julie M. ★★★★★ The doctor always is so great explaining everything and so positive and efficient!CHRISTINA C.CHRISTINA C. ★★★★★ Dr Scotti and his staff are the best anywhere. I feel so fortunate for the amazing care my animals receive.Michelle S.Michelle S. ★★★★★ I have been taking our fur babies to Springfield since 2002. They are a wonderful group of people from the front staff to the techs to the doctors. Whether it is regular care or out of the ordinary situations dogs find themselves in (or maybe it’s just yellow labs), this team has been exemplary. They are kind, attentive, caring and knowledgable. I could not imagine taking our fur babies anyway else!Kathleen G.Kathleen G. ★★★★★ Excellent Customer service!! The entire staff has always been so professional, accommodating and caring whenever our fur baby has needed anything. We are so grateful for this team! Thank you for all you do!Maritza M.Maritza M. ★★★★★ So I have a few reasons of why I love this place. From the front staff to the clinical staff you can tell that they care. It’s more than just a job. I have had a couples of instances where Dr. Escobar and Dr Kilgore have helped me during a scary and stressful situation with my pets. Both Doctors are absolutely Wonderful and knowledgeable. I would definitely recommend them! 😊Julia L.Julia L. ★★★★★ I live in the city but I’ve happily driven to the suburbs for 8 years for this veterinary practice. The doctors are all top notch, thorough, professional and caring. Appointments are prompt and on schedule. And I’m always amazed at their wonderful techs and front desk staff.Kimberly T.Kimberly T. ★★★★★ Best vet in rva!!! Dr. Chris Scotti is the best!!!I’ve been going to Springfield Veterinary for over 11 and a half years!!!Thomas C.Thomas C. ★★★★★ Very thorough explanation during my pet's examination and discussion about continued elder pet care. I appreciated the time spent and the depth of the discussion. Then received a phone call from the attending Veterinarian to discuss the results from my pet's blood draw. Excellent facility with attentive friendly staff. Highly recommend.Vman H.Vman H. ★★★★★ Helpful staff, great vets, been taking great care of my cats for yearsElia H.Elia H. ★★★★★ My animals and I followed Dr Scotti to Springfield Vet (SVC) in 2003. Every time we visit they're happy to see us - and we're happy to see them! I take even MORE animals to SVC now because of the fantastic experiences we have with Dr Scotti, Dr Escobar and their top notch support staff. Their level of outstanding service has continued uninterrupted during the pandemic and gives us a great deal of peace of mind. I know my dogs and cats are in great hands when I take them to SVC and I am ALWAYS grateful.Jay M.Jay M. ★★★★★ The Springfield team has been caring for our Labrador retrievers for nearly three decades. The quality of the care--wholly professional and imbued with compassion--has been uniformly excellent. I recommend Springfield without reservation.Lewis P.Lewis P. ★★★★★ Dr Escobar has been taking care of our pets for over 10 years. He and the entire staff are amazing, caring and I wouldn't trust anyone else with our pups.Tara S.Tara S. ★★★★★ One of the nicest vets ever! I took my senior cat here for a second opinion when I knew something was terribly wrong with her and my previous vet had no answers for me. Dr. Shaw found a large mass on her kidney right away and took her back for an ultrasound. He said that it was an aggressive form of cancer and would progress quite rapidly. He was very compassionate when telling me the news and gave me a hug and kissed my kitty on her head. He even said I could call just to talk if I needed someone. For a first time appointment it was unfortunate circumstances but I could not have asked for a better experience from them!Sarah R.Sarah R. ★★★★★ Springfield Veterinary Center is a wonderful place to take your pet. Dr Escobar is very understanding of my concerns about my dog. He communicates in terms I can understand. He and his staff are all very professional and kind.I’ve had very positive experiences with both my dogs and cat.I would highly recommend Springfield Veterinary center.Victoria S.Victoria S. ★★★★★ Very much satisfied very good caring peopleRaul A.Raul A. ★★★★★ Having experience with Springfield Veterinary Center for many years, we can easily state that they are expert and compassionate veterinarians and friendly and professional staff. We trust them to care for our pet the way we do.Bev L.Bev L. ★★★★★ We’ve gone to Springfield Vet for years now. Everyone here is excellent. Top notch care all around.Matt G.Matt G. ★★★★★ We don't live in the area anymore but have continued bringing our dog here to see Dr. Kilgore. Best vet office in Richmond.JordanJordan ★★★★★ I’ve followed Dr Chris Scotti for 30some yrs! Instantly had a connection with him from day one!! Compassionate, personal and practical in the care of all of my past and current pups. Has always gone over and beyond in any situation that comes up in caring for my pups and my family!! He is def apart of our family and we so appreciate his care and wisdom after all these years! The staff is very accommodating when there is a sudden issue that needs to be resolved. I hit 5 stars on this survey … I would have hit 100 stars if I was an option!Debbi M.Debbi M. ★★★★★ I have three dogs in my family and all are cared for here at the Springfield Vet Center. All the dogs here are top notch, excellent clinicians and very caring. They are also available on the more emergent basis and make time for my pooches. I have nothing but positive things to say about this practice overall.Maria I.Maria I. ★★★★★ Very nice employees and a great place to take your pet. So happy to have found them. Dr. Shaw is wonderful.Gina M.Gina M. ★★★★★ It is a rare and wonderful thing to find a truly knowledgeable veterinarian who also has an excellent patient/pet parent approach. And, it is an even more elusive search to find one who is experienced in reproduction. We really lucked out when we found Dr. Kara Kolster at Springfield Veterinary Center. (Many thanks to Dr. Carol Lundquist at Singing Stones Animal Wellness Centre for the recommendation!) While Springfield Veterinary Center is a 2+ hour drive for us, Dr. Kolster makes it worth the trip.She was excellent at diagnosing our boy's prostate issues, mapping out a plan to resolve it, and seeing it through to success. She was terrific with him and made the initial examination process as pleasant and calm as possible -- and without using force! His symptoms were very concerning and worrisome for us, and she was a calming, reassuring presence. She answered all of our many questions and her treatment approach worked. Within two months, he is back to normal and feeling great! His recent recheck was such a relief!As a bonus, she's also certified in OFA so could perform the needed x-rays in case we consider breeding him.We highly recommend her, especially for anyone looking for reproductive information or support.Thanks, Dr. Kolster, for your care of our Ligio.Patti C.Patti C. ★★★★★ To say they are compassionate is an understatement. Can't recommend them any higher.david G.david G. ★★★★★ We have been taking our pets to Springfield Veterinary Center for over 15 years. The staff is wonderful and the vets are amazing. The care and concern for all of our pets over the years is always top notch. Dr. Scotti always goes above and beyond to make sure our pets get the best care. Even when we have had to say goodbye to our pets over the years both Dr. Scotti and Dr. Escobar were so compassionate and made the process as easy as possible. You want the best for your fur babies, this place is it!Cyndi F.Cyndi F. ★★★★★ not only are the dvms the best, but the staff raises the bar for any business as far as teamwork, customer service and attitude. Everyone seems to love their job and it shows, Buster loves his springfield family!Elaine T.Elaine T. ★★★★★ My 4 legged family members are always treated with so much love and the best care!R.A. Z.R.A. Z. ★★★★★ We have used Springfield Vet over 20 years. I wouldn't think of any other place. Dr. Scottie has been our vet and he is wonderful. He's very considerate of our entire family.Pat S.Pat S. ★★★★★ They are great with my dog. They answer all my questions. They are responsive when he is sick. My dog responds well with all the staff. They explain things in a detailed and understandable manner.Beth B.Beth B. ★★★★★ I have used Springfield Veterinary center for about 20 years and trust the practice for all our furry loved ones needs! They have shown compassion at our pets end of life and professional expertise through out their lives that has always provided us the comfort that they are getting the very best medical care.Joanne E.Joanne E. ★★★★★ Caring, professional, responsive and good to work with. The doctors are tops, the rest of the staff is same. Have worked with them over the years with great success.Bennie P.Bennie P. ★★★★★ The staff at Springfield Veterinary Center is always friendly and knowledgeable.James A.James A. ★★★★★ i trust the Vets at Springfield Veterinary Center implicitly. And, as anyone who knows me will confirm that I am very particular about who cares for my girls.Alicia F.Alicia F. ★★★★★ Went to euthanize a sick kitty. Dr. K didn't think it was her time. He made her comfortable I took her back home.Terry C.Terry C. ★★★★★ Helpful and friendly staff helping me take care of my aging large breed dog and also our Italian Greyhound. Very helpful when there are sudden issues, thankful for this vet practice.Suzy G.Suzy G. ★★★★★ We have been taking our family dogs here for over 20 years. We love Dr. Escobar and Dr. Scotti. Matter of fact, we just moved and they are way out of our way but would never think of changing. Everyone in the building is awesomeReed W.Reed W. ★★★★★ I so appreciate how responsive and supportive everyone is at the clinic. I trust what they say and take their advice to heart. They are simply the best vet facility I've been to.Mary Jo R.Mary Jo R. ★★★★★ They treat our pets as if they were their own ❤️HCK H.HCK H. ★★★★★ Great service as usual... got a follow up call a few days later to see if my pup was doing better.J LJ L ★★★★★ I have been with Springfield Veterinary for about 20 years and know that I can always rely on compassionate, excellent care. Dr. Scotti, Dr. Escobar, and Terry, along with their caring staff have helped me navigate every health challenge with each of my 4 dogs that have been in their care. They will take the time to listen and communicate with you - it is a partnership.I've had some bad experience with other vets in the past which is why I feel so confident that my much loved dogs were always getting the best care possible.PP ★★★★★ The vets at Springfield are second to none. They are extremely knowledgeable, more so than any vets I have seen within 100 miles. They always take a great deal of time to explain everything about your dog's checkup, testing and necessary treatment. They make sure that every question you have is answered. I use them for reproductive purposes and their prowess is phenomenal. The office is immaculate and the staff is extremely professional and helpful. Dr. Escobar even gave me his cell phone number to contact him when one of my dogs was pregnant. I have been using the practice for about 20 years, so they have been there for me through every stage of the lives of my dogs. They have been calm and offered completely solid advice and assistance in time of emergency. They have been available when I had puppies that would not nurse. They have helped me when I have had behavior problems with my dogs. And most importantly, they have been beside me, supporting me every minute when I had to tell one of my beautiful babies goodbye. I am also impressed that they remain one of the few veterinary practices that has not sold out to corporate lines where the only real emphasis is on the bottom line. There are at least 20 vet clinics within 15 minutes of where I live. But, I drive 40 minutes so that my dogs can get the care they deserve and I want for them. It is worth every minute.Isaac W.Isaac W. ★★★★★ I made an appointment for my 7 month old pup for PennHIP x-rays. This was my first experience with Springfield Vet Center and I was totally impressed. The facility is clean and well kept, the staff is friendly and professional. Dr. Escobar explained the procedure clearly to me so I knew exactly what to expect. Because of my experience, I have considered transferring my primary care to Springfield even though I live 45 minutes away,MARGARET W.MARGARET W. ★★★★★ Thank you for taking such good care of my dogs!!Sharon S.Sharon S. ★★★★☆ Place always takes great care of our dog, but the communication is a little underwhelming. We went in for a dental cleaning and got his check up while we were there, only to be told the next week we were due for his regular check up. Also have had some confusion with meds. But the treatment and care the vets take is excellent.Patrick U.Patrick U. ★★★★☆ Good service and friendly staff!!WarWar ★★★★☆ I work with Dr. Kilgore and honestly he’s the best part of the practice. I had a couple different vets (at this location) prior to him and they were okay but Kilgore is the man. He always makes sure to explain everything and is very understanding of my dogs lack of tolerance occasionally. He always follows up with me when I call in and have questions and he’s always in a great mood.If you decide to go here I’d ask for him 10/10This won’t be the best place for your budget but they do a great job!Daniel S.Daniel S. ★★★★☆ Your neighborhood vet with outstanding careTyler L.Tyler L. ★★★★☆ Love the staff and the facility is so clean.Eileen J.Eileen J.js_loader

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My favorite!! Dr Scotti has been over vet since 1995!

Christine M.

Dr. Kilgore is so kind and caring and so darn smart. He always puts me at ease with any issues I may be having with Murphy. He is very thorough and patiently answers all of my questions. I have to give Murphy meds prior to the visit because she gets so nervous. We laugh and say that I should be the one that needs to be sedated!!! The technician was extremely nice and knowledgeable. Always a good experience and to know Murphy is in the best hands with Dr. Kilgore is the best feeling. Thank you! 

Shelley N.

Springfield Vet has the best Office Manager and Front Office support! They go out of their way to ensure you and your animal are well taken care of. They are truly phenomenal. And the Vet Techs and Vets are always so helpful and explain the technicalities w ease and common sense. I highly recommend this clinic and am so grateful to have this caliber of service & expertise. Thank you, Springfield Vet, for all you do, much appreciated! 

Cathy P.

Dr Shaw is great! We recently moved from California and have been bringing our small terrier mix here.  I am a physician and I love that Dr. Shaw clearly explains his differential when we present him with our dog with a specific symptom. Some other vets I’ve had keep the differential very broad and often want to test for various things without good explanation. Dr Shaw is different in that he clearly deduces what is the most likely diagnosis based on a good physical exam and history of presentation. He lays out the options and gives the owner the choice if they want to pursue a more aggressive workup or not, understanding that sometimes it can be expensive. He has great bedside manner and takes the time to explain his reasoning and answer any questions. Overall, very glad I finally found a highly competent and reasonable vet for my dog! 

Andrea L.

I always recommend Springfield to those looking for a good general or repro vet. The vets are wonderful, the techs are phenomenal, and the front staff are terrific! They are always professional, compassionate and responsive. 

Lisa C.

Springfield Veterinary Center is the Commonwealth’s premier pet reproductive veterinary practice and as a consequence, one of the most research and science-driven practices in the Mid-Atlantic region.  Dr. Kolster and her colleagues are venerated by their counterparts in practices throughout the state and region, and deeply respected by the region’s major academic animal research and reproductive centers at Virginia Tech and North Carolina State. In addition to her extraordinary medical, scientific, and technical acumen, Dr. Kolster is unfailingly generous with her time and knowledge, kind, principled, and firm in her care for the welfare of her pet patients. The team she has built around her is extraordinarily professional, accessible, and enthusiastic about delivering the highest standard of sensitive and responsive care to patients. We are lucky to have Springfield Veterinary Center in Virginia, and I refer all of my puppy owners to it with deepest respect and confidence.

Suzanne P.