Charlottesville Animal Health Care - Old Dominion Animal Hospital

Pet Health Library

Veterinary Information Library:
…"What do you want to know today?"

Old Dominion Animal Hospital in Charlottesville is pleased to provide access to you from the Veterinary Information Network. VIN allows pet owners to have contact with the veterinary community all over the world, providing the most up-to-date pet health care information available, including an extensive veterinary library of medical information.


The American Animal Hospital Association provides another great source of veterinary information and pet health care tips. Click here to access this valuable source of current information from a professional and reliable veterinary site.

Pet Loss Support

It is normal and necessary to grieve after the loss of a beloved pet. Your intense sorrow after your pet has passed is not that different from what you would feel after the loss of any loved one. You and your pet have shared a special bond and you should know it is okay to grieve. It is okay to seek emotional support from friends, family, and pet loss groups. You may find it helpful to talk about your pet with others, and it is important to remember all the good times you shared.

If your pet has reached his golden years or has been diagnosed with a terminal illness, you may now be faced with the inevitable loss of your pet. Old Dominion Animal Hospital in Charlottesville wants to help you make your pet's final days peaceful and dignified. You can guide you pet's end of life by deciding to end his suffering with euthanasia. You do not have to allow your pet to continue to feel discomfort or stress. Euthanasia provides a painless and peaceful alternative, with a small injection that will ease your pet into a humane death. We know this is difficult to think about and difficult to do, but without your compassion your pet might continue to suffer. At Old Dominion Animal Hospital we do not charge a fee from our regular clients for the euthanasia of their beloved pets. This is a difficult time, and after providing your pet with a lifetime of care, we simply want to make their passing as peaceful as possible. The Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA will charge a fee at this time if you decide to have your pet cremated.

Support Groups for Pet Loss
Pet loss support is provided by Marguerite David, LCSW. You can call her to make an appointment to meet with her at her office at 434-760-1330.

The Pet Loss Support Group
This pet loss support group is organized by Maggie Pearson and meets the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month at the Jefferson-Madison Regional Library. For more information, please contact Maggie at 434-327-6208 or

Rainbows Bridge is a wonderful web site for anyone who has lost a pet.