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Georgetown Veterinary Hospital LogoDrs. Daniel and Virginia Flynn established the Georgetown Veterinary Hospital shortly after graduating from the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine back in 1959.   It has remained a family owned and operated practice since then... more than 50 years! We realize that people make the practice. Our dedicated staff is composed of compassionate animal health professionals, the majority of whom have been Georgetown Veterinary Hospital team members for decades.

Our vaccination program includes an annual physical examination in order to provide the best available protection for your pet. As medical care becomes increasingly preventive, a yearly check-up helps ensure early detection and treatment of potential problems before they become serious threats.

In the unfortunate case that your pet is experiencing a problem, our doctors will provide thorough analysis through a complete physical exam and other diagnostic testing. Our in –house laboratory and radiographic capabilities allow us to provide prompt and proper treatment.

Additional diagnostic services include ultrasound and electrocardiogram (EKG). When necessary, university and veterinary laboratories provide specialized diagnostics.

Our surgery suite and large treatment and recovery area enable our doctors to provide the utmost in quality and care for a variety of routine and elective procedures. Each patient is closely monitored during and after surgery and when necessary is placed in an intensive care area.

ph_hospital1We offer your pet canines an indoor/outdoor climate controlled kennel with all the comforts of home. For the feline members of your family, our cat center offers a safe, quiet, dog-free haven. In addition bathing and limited grooming is provided.

All emergencies are handled on a top priority basis. If an emergency situation arises after regular hours our answering machine will answer to provide you with the telephone numbers for the emergency centers.

If scheduling an appointment is not something you can work into your daily schedule we allow for animals to be dropped off as early as 7:30 a.m. and picked up as late as 6:00 p.m. Monday Through Friday.

Payment options: VISA, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, cash and personal checks. Please note that payment is due when services are rendered. Payment arrangements can be made on an individual basis when circumstances permit.

Payment is expected at the time of service. When extenuating circumstances apply we offer CareCredit® to qualified applicants:

Business Hours:
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Saturday: 7:30am to 2:00pm
Contact Information:
Phone: 434-977-4600
Fax: 434-977-4604
Emergencies: 434-977-4600


434 977 4600 200 Georgetown Way Charlottesville, Virginia 22901


Our staff is caring and dedicated as well as highly trained.  We have 4 doctors on our staff to serve the needs of your pets.

gvhOwner:  Virginia Flynn, VMD

Dr. Nancy E. Handley, DVM

Dr. Nancy E. Handley, DVM Dr. Handley is a 1984 graduate of The Ohio State University school of Veterinary Medicine. She has been at Georgetown Veterinary Hospital since 1986. Dr. Handley, her husband, and 2 sons share the household with 2 dogs, 1 cat, and a corn snake. Outside of the animal kingdom her interests include following her sons athletic pursuits, playing the violin with friends, gardening, and anything that keeps her outdoors.

Dr. Donald A Peppard, DVM

GVH GroupDr. Donald A Peppard, DVM Dr. Peppard completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Virginia. After working in Italy for a couple years he earned his DVM from the Louisiana State School of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Peppard has been with Georgetown Veterinary Hospital since 1997. Outside of the hospital, Dr. Peppard enjoys time playing stringed instruments, cycling, and mountain biking. In his down time he relaxes at home in Batesville with his 3 cats and 5 dogs.

Dr. Mike Fietz, DVM

Dr. Mike Fietz, DVM Dr. Fietz earned his Bachelor of Science and his DVM from Cornell University in New York. After graduating in 2003, he joined Georgetown Veterinary Hospital, and has been with the practice since. He enjoys ultrasonography, soft tissue surgery, and dentistry. Off duty, he enjoys hiking, cooking, cartooning, and keeping up with Charlottesville’s busy concert schedule. He lives in Charlottesville, and shares his home with a chatty cat named Ariel, and a SPCA hound dog named Link.

Dr. Heidi Stone, DVM

Dr. Heidi Stone, DVM Dr. Stone graduated from the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in 2007. Following graduation Dr. Stone spent time working in large/mixed animal medicine and general small animal practice. She is passionate about connecting with people and tending to pets from dogs and cats to pocket pets and beyond. Dr. Stone has a keen interest in geriatric medicine, pain management, and dentistry. When not at the office, she spends time with her husband James and daughter Madeline. Dr. Stone and her family have two Welsh Cardigan Corgis, a Miniature Pinscher, a cat named Boots, two guinea pigs, and a Red and White Holstein who goes by the name Reindeer. She also enjoys photography, crafts, hiking, and music.

Carey Garrison, LVT
Rachel Elliott, LVT
Emily Zimmerman, LVT
Jen Brown, LVT
Laura Jones
Amy Taylor
Cynthia Knight
Christen Brezinski
Sierra Raines
Michelle Pullen

Lab Technician:  Nancy Fitzsim


Hospital Manager:  Fritz Flynn
Jeanie Jenkins
Ashley Conley
Katie Birch-Taylor
Kelly Grubb
Kaila Smith
Kennel Manager:
Amy Taylor

Kennel Assistant:  Deaver Brown

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