About Us

RICHMOND ROAD VET CLINIC

3270 RICHMOND ROAD

LEXINGTON, KY 40509

Mon-Fri: 7am-6pm

Sat: 8am-noon

Caring for Lexington's pets for over 35 years.

Richmond Road Veterinary Clinic has served the needs of dogs and cats in Lexington and surrounding Central Kentucky since 1981. Our clinic at 3270 Richmond Road offers easy access and ample parking. It is located near the intersection of Man O' War Boulevard, one mile from New Circle Road and four miles from Interstate 75, Exit 104. 

Our veterinarians are well-qualified to care for your pets, providing annual wellness examinations, nutritional counseling, care for illness or injury, treatment for a chronic health issue, emergency care and surgical procedures. The clinic also offers pet boarding and has its own in-house pharmacy. We work closely with veterinary specialists in the region and with two after-hours emergency veterinary hospitals in Lexington.

MEET DR. SMITH

KEVIN SMITH, DVM/OWNER

For as long as I can remember, I have had a fascination with animals. It began while taking care of my own childhood pets, along with the animals I spotted in the woods where I spent a lot of my time hiking. A few years later in high school, my passion for medicine was ignited. The functions and anatomy of the body intrigued me, thus inspiring me to pursue a career in veterinary medicine. I was fortunate enough to find the perfect combination of my two passions. 

My career in veterinary medicine began when I was fifteen years old working as a veterinary assistant at a local clinic. I worked towards my dream of becoming a veterinarian throughout high school as well as college. I graduated from the University of Kentucky with a bachelor’s degree in biology and went on to Auburn University’s College of Medicine where I studied for the next four years. Having attended the University of Kentucky and living in Lexington while earning my undergraduate degree, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to return to the place I considered home. 

Getting the opportunity to pursue my passion at Richmond Road Veterinary Clinic had become nothing short of a dream come true. Richmond Road Veterinary Clinic not only gave me an amazing career, but also gave me my wonderful wife Marci and my two beautiful daughters. Each day is an adventure for me. I am constantly looking for opportunities to expand my knowledge about veterinary medicine as well as to educate the people around me.

MEET DR. HOLADAY

AMANDA HOLADAY, DVM

Growing up on a small farm in rural Kentucky, I learned early the value of family, friendships and the importance of helping others. I wanted to practice veterinary medicine in a way my clients could undoubtedly see the amount of heart and soul I have and how much I care. I wanted there to be a focus on building true client-patient relationships that will stand the test of time. 

After graduating from Auburn University’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 2013, a priority was to find the perfect clinic that would have the same core values. Richmond Road Veterinary Clinic has definitely become my home. I look forward to becoming more involved in the community through my work here. 

A quote I try to always remember is, “People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” -Maya Angelo

MEET DR. XU

KATIE XU, DVM

My passion for veterinary medicine stems from my admiration for the human-animal bond. I didn’t grow up with many animals, but I’ve always loved them. I loved how cute they were, of course, but even more I loved how intelligent, how unique, and how loving they could be. When you bring your pets to me, my goal is to provide quality medical care and to treat them the way I would treat my own. Each pet is special to me, and my top priority is to help your pet have a healthy and happy life with you. 

I graduated from the University of Kentucky in 2013 with bachelor’s degrees in Biology and Animal Science, and in the process fell head over heels for the city of Lexington and my University of Kentucky Wildcats. I went on to attend Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine, but always knew in my heart I would come home to Lexington. Now that I’m finally back, I plan to stay. I live with my husband Jonathan and our three cats. When I’m not at work, you may find me frequenting local bookstores, cheering on my Cats at Rupp, or lifting, toning, and burning at Pure Barre.