A Message to our Clients & Patients

Richmond Road Veterinary Clinic is fully operational and offering complete veterinary services, including curbside pick up of your pets, to ensure we are following all best practices and CDC guidelines. Please call 859-263-5037 when you arrive, and our Client Service Representatives will coordinate pet pick up and answer any questions you may have. Our veterinary assistants, technicians, and doctors will also visit with you in person at your vehicle to personalize the experience as much as possible. Thank you for your understanding.

Welcome to Richmond Road Veterinary Clinic

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Our Doctors

At Richmond Road Veterinary Clinic, you’ll benefit from the wisdom, energy, experience and heart of four licensed veterinarians and a staff of well-trained technicians, assistants and receptionists. 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.

Dr. Kevin Smith profile


For as long as I can remember, I have had a fascination with animals. It began while taking care of my own childhood

Dr. Amanda Holaday profile


Growing up on a small farm in rural Kentucky, I learned early the value of family, friendships and the importance

Dr. Keri Wynn profile


Ever since I was a little girl I have loved people, so it’s not surprising that I ended up in a career that allows me to

Dr. Heather Hancock profile


I’m the newest veterinarian to join Richmond Road Veterinary Clinic. I’m a Kentucky native

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We're Open 7 Days A Week!

As part of our strategic plan to be Lexington and Central Kentucky’s premier veterinary care provider, we recently expanded our service offerings, our team of doctors and staff, our physical location and our business hours to meet the needs of local pet owners.

W are open 7 days a week because your pet’s illness doesn’t know the day of the week. We also recognize that fitting pet medical appointments into a work schedule can be challenging. Plus, we firmly believe that in an urgent care situation, the best veterinarian to care for your dog or cat is the primary vet who is familiar with you, your pet, and their specific medical condition/background.

At Richmond Road Veterinary Clinic, we remain committed to continually improving our practice to ensure we are your first choice for the best care for your furry loved ones!

Our Services

A full-service clinic with exceptional care

For nearly 40 years, Richmond Road Veterinary Clinic has been caring for the needs of companion pets in the Lexington, Kentucky area. Our veterinarians, Dr. Kevin Smith, Dr. Amanda Holaday, Dr. Keri Wynn and Dr. Heather Hancock are all Kentucky natives.

Pet Health & Wellness

Animal Wellness, Nutritional Services, Dental Care, Internal Medicine

Specialty Pet Care

ECG/EKG, Illness Care, Radiology, Senior Care, Ultrasound

Critical Pet Care

Emergency, Euthanasia Services, Pain Management, Surgery


Ensure your pet stays safe and healthy while you’re away.


Certified, professional grooming services for dogs and cats.


Our in-house, full-service pharmacy provides our clients many benefits.

Client Testimonials

John & Lynn Maddox

A wise person once told us that “Love does not come in degrees – that there was no such thing as Dog Love or Cat Love, you either love something or you don’t.” As a 30-plus year client of Richmond Road Vet Clinic, it goes without saying their quality of care and wonderful staff (we would adopt Bree as a part of our family), are second to none but what makes them special and separates then from the others is they love our pets like we do! What more could you ask for? Top-notch care with a heart!! We feel blessed to have such a wonderful veterinary clinic to care for our pets that we love so much!

Julie and Larry Woods

Richmond Road Vet Clinic has been there for us since the early 80’s. When someone asks us about veterinary care, we recommend Richmond Road Vet Clinic without hesitation.
Dr. Smith and staff are always available when needed. They are dedicated to the care of our boys (Golden Retrievers) with excellence and compassion. The staff is friendly and passionate about their jobs. Currently, we have three Golden Retrievers and are fortunate to have Dr. Smith caring for our Luke, Doc and Eli. Caring for a senior dog includes anxious moments for their owners. We know they are in good hands and appreciate the time Dr. Smith spends with us explaining conditions and personally following up on how our boys are doing after a visit.
Thank you, Dr. Smith and staff!

Jamie Palumbo

I’ve known Dr. Smith since before he went to Vet School and he has always loved/cared for animals. He knew/took care of my first dog (I consider my dogs my children) throughout his life, was also especially thorough with the examinations and helped me understand any questions I had. During the final stages of having a pet, it is especially emotional and difficult, but Dr. Smith, along with the love, support and comfort that I received from everyone at Richmond Road Veterinary Clinic, was amazing. I eventually adopted two new puppies that I take to RRVC now. Dr. Smith and everyone else at the clinic are more like family than a vet office so I will be going there with my pets (children) that I have throughout my life.

Pawsitively Newsworthy

At Richmond Road Veterinary Clinic, we want to be your one-stop shop for helpful pet care tips. Check back each month for a timely article that
can help improve the quality of your pet’s life!

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“If you’re looking for a new veterinary practice to care for your beloved dog or cat, look no further. Or, if you’ve been a client for years, we’re here to help! Our website is updated regularly with useful information for pet owners, health care reminders, helpful links to online food and medicine providers, forms to complete prior to your visit, testimonials and special offers.

Plus, we’re now proud members of the Kentucky Veterinary Practice Group, along with Tates Creek Animal Hospital, which allows us to pool our knowledge of and resources for pet care to ensure the best in class service for your loved one.

Take a look around, and contact us today if we can answer any further questions. We’re glad you stopped by!”

Dr. Kevin Smith, DVM and CEO

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