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Welcome to Animals First Veterinary Service

Your Veterinarian in Rixeyville, VA
Call us at 540-937-6683


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Animals First Veterinary Service places its emphasizes on individual patient care. This practice is owned by Dr. Lori Blankenship and is conveniently located 30 minutes from both the town of Culpeper and the town of Warrenton in Rixeyville, Virginia. We are fortunate enough to offer our clients a relaxing house call appointment for those patients, or owners, who do not enjoy a car trip or feel more comfortable in their own homes. We also offer a private in office appointment if you wish in our own home office. We pride ourselves on offering a hassle free, complete appointment for you at either location. We are small enough to spend the extra time needed for each patient and large enough to provided as your immediate needs.

We use complementary medicine to treat, support, and heal your pets from the inside out. By nurturing your pet’s physical and emotional self, we are able to offer our patients a more complete picture of health!

We welcome cats, dogs, and horses at any life stage looking to better their diets, physical health, and emotional health. We are equipped to preform your yearly check-up, including in house laboratory work and many specialized test needed for a complete exam. We also offer personal care for your aged pets. Where other conventional treatments hit dead ends, we are able to use our knowledge of Chinese medicine, homeopathy, and western herbal medicine, and modern medicine to offer new solutions for you and your pets.

We encourage you to look through this site and learn a little more about the modalities we offer. Please call us with any questions you may have above our practice and how we can help your pets.

At Animals First Veterinary Service, we treat your pets like the valued family members they are.

Dr. Lori Blankenship
Rixeyville Veterinarian | Animals First Veterinary Service | 540-937-6683

14041 Highland Hunter Trail
Rixeyville, VA 22737

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Read What Our Clients Say

  • "Heidi, my 13.5-year-old dog, is still with me thanks to the care of Dr. Lori . Her holistic approach to care and knowledge of Chinese medicine, herbal supplements and acupuncture helped to balance Heidi’s various problems."
    Marcia - Rixeyville, VA