3210 W. Cary St.
Second Place: Church Hill Animal Hospital
Third Place: Betty Baugh's Animal Clinic
Richmonders really, really love their dogs. So is it any surprise that Cary Street Veterinary Hospital offers acupuncture, specialty dental work and physical therapy on an Aquapaws underwater treadmill? Treatments like these aren't cheap, but customers praise the Carytown practice for its caring staff and compassionate care. Several staff veterinarians specialize in treating older animals; they even give memorial stones to longtime clients in honor of pets who've died. Veterinarian Nan Jack and her colleagues at second-place winner Church Hill Animal Hospital have a loyal — dare we say rabid? — following for their affordable, expert care. Third-place winner Betty Baugh's Animal Clinic offers advanced diagnostics and alternative medicine — and children love the permanent menagerie in the waiting room.