Coronavirus Protocol 3.15.20

Dear Richmond Animal Hospital Clients and Friends:
In order to minimize the spread of the pandemic coronavirus, it is essential to reduce all person-to-person contact as much as possible. This helps us to protect our clients, our staff and our (human) medical system. To this end, we are taking the following steps:

• We are following all CDC recommendations to increase disinfection of surfaces, perform frequent handwashing and prevent aerosol particle transmission.
• We are restricting client access to the animal hospital, in order to reduce our exposure and ensure that we remain able to help sick pets. Most discussion, ordering of food and medication and payment will be handled over the phone.
• For all appointments, we ask that you call us when you arrive at our parking lot, or if you do not have a cell phone, before you leave home. When you have arrived, we will meet you car-side and we will take the patient inside for an examination. We will be able to discuss what we are seeing, diagnosing and prescribing over the phone with you as we are conducting the exam.
• We are trying to limit client visits to medically-necessary services, as each visit will be more time-consuming than usual. Please call us to see if your pet needs to be seen or if, perhaps, we can help you remotely. We are working with the Town Clerk to extend the licensing deadline, and many wellness exams can be postponed.
• In case of an ongoing crisis or emergency, please come in immediately with the patient.
• For surgical procedures, we will obtain pre-op information over the phone or car-side and then we will bring the pet in ourselves. Post-op pick-up will be handled in the same manner.
• If you have a sample to drop off or supplies to pick up, please call ahead. We will facilitate credit card payment over the phone and exchange these items at a station we have set up on our front porch.
• If you are expecting a phone call from us, it may come from a cell phone number that may be blocked as we anticipate using multiple cell phones for our increased communication needs.
• If you are sick with a fever or cough, or if you or an immediate family member have tested positive for COVID-19; or if you have traveled to a CDC high-risk zone in the last 3 weeks, please have someone else bring your pet in if he/she needs to be seen. Please let us know if this is not possible and your pet needs to be seen urgently – we will further advise.
• If at all possible, leave additional family members at home so that the potential for virus transmission is reduced in both directions.
• Thus far, there is no clear evidence that pets can be infected or transmit the virus. However, we do recommend that pet-owners who have documented COVID-19 infections check the AVMA and CDC websites for up-to-date recommendations about interacting with pets. We are truly sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. If any of our staff is personally affected by the virus, we may have to reduce hours or services; we sincerely hope this is not the case.
Meanwhile, we will continue to provide essential services for our furry companions. 

Drs. Virginia Clarke, Daniel Hament and Cori Weiner Richmond Animal Hospital

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If you live in Richmond or the surrounding area and need a trusted veterinarian to care for your pets – look no further. Dr. Dan Hament is a licensed VT veterinarian, treating all types of pets. Your pets’ health and well being are very important to us, and we take every possible measure to give your animals the care they deserve.

Richmond Animal Hospital is a full-service animal hospital and welcomes both emergency treatment cases as well as pet patients in need of routine medical, surgical, and dental care. Dr. Dan Hament has years of experience treating serious conditions and offering regular pet wellness care. Beyond first-rate pet care, we make our clinic comfortable, kid-friendly, and calm, so your pet can relax in the waiting room and look forward to meeting our Richmond veterinarian.

We are happy to offer a number of resources that enable you to learn about how to take better care of your pets. Please feel free to browse our site, particularly the informational articles. The best veterinary care for animals is ongoing nutrition and problem prevention, so becoming knowledgeable about preventative pet care is essential to the ongoing success of your animal’s health. If you have any questions, call (802) 434-4935 or email us and we'll promptly get back to you. Our Richmond veterinary office is very easy to get to -- just check out the map below! We also welcome you to subscribe to our newsletter, which is created especially for Richmond pet owners.

At Richmond Animal Hospital, we treat your pets like the valued family members they are.


Dr. Dan Hament
Richmond Veterinarian | Richmond Animal Hospital | (802) 434-4935

233 E Main Street
Richmond, VT 05477


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  • Dr.
    Dan Hament

    Dr. Dan Hament initially attended UVM, but finished his undergraduate degree at Colorado State University. He also attended Colorado State for Veterinary School. After nearly 10 years out west he decided to come back to New England, and worked at several veterinary hospitals both in New Hampshire and Vermont. In 1989 he relocated to Richmond to open the Richmond Animal Hospital.

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    Virginia Clarke

    Virginia was born in Australia, but was mainly raised in Florida. She attended Harvard for her undergraduate degree in Philosophy, and it was there where she met her husband, Ted. She later attended Purdue for Veterinary School. She moved to Vermont in 1983 with her two children, when her husband started working at UVM as a film professor. Soon after, she met Dan Hament and they partnered up to open the Richmond Animal Hospital.

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    Cori Weiner

    Cori Weiner grew up on Long Island, NY. She moved to Vermont for her undergraduate degree at UVM, and it was here where she met her husband, Jim, a timber framer. She went to Veterinary School at the University of Tennessee. She started working at the Richmond Animal Hospital in 2004. Dr. Weiner studied animal acupuncture, which she practices on patients at RAH who could benefit from it.

  • Allison Geyer
    Senior Veterinary Technician

    Allison was born in Vermont and has always lived in or near the mountains. She always wanted to work with animals since she was a child, growing up around her grandfather’s farm.

    Allison joined the Richmond team in 2006. She is currently spending most of her time with her husband Kim, their new daughter, 2 cats, Spitty and Big Moves, and her dog Zeke.

  • Liz Adams
    Senior Veterinary Technician

    Liz has lived in Vermont since she was a young child. She began working with animals in 2000. While pursuing a career in the animal field, she attended the University of Vermont and studied art, which is another of her passions. She joined the Richmond Animal Hospital team in 2008. In her free time she enjoys painting, hiking, and cooking, as well as spending time with her husband, children, and their 3 cats.

  • Kobie Woodard
    Senior Veterinary Technician

    Kobie started working at Richmond Animal Hospital in 2007. She lives in Waterbury Center, with her husband, two children and two dogs, Buster (pictured) and Ozzy.

  • Naomi Barkyoumb
    Veterinary Technician

    Naomi has lived in Vermont for her entire life. She has had a passion to help animals for as long as she can remember.

    Naomi began working at RAH in the summer of 2019. As a senior in high school, she started in the VAST program at Vermont Technical College and graduated in 2019 with an AAS in Veterinary Technology; and is currently pursuing a BS in Business.

  • Alycia Johnson
    Veterinary Technician

    Alycia has been working at RAH since 2017. She graduated in 2016 from Vermont Technical College. She has had a passion for helping animals since she was young, and has several cats at home that are like family.

  • Barb Johnson
    Veterinary Assistant

    Barb joined the RAH staff in 2017. She graduated with a degree in Veterinary Technology with a background in nutrition, and has always had a passion for helping animals.


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