Click here to read our COVID-19 protocol.
Throughout this global pandemic, House Call Vet RVA has continued to provide an essential service for pets & pet parents requesting in-home veterinary care. In order to continue to do so, we have adopted the following policies and protocols.

  • As of 11/19/2020, ALL communication must be done through our WEBSITE. Please visit our commonly used forms page to fill out and submit the appropriate form.
  • If you are unsure of which form to choose, please visit our contact page to submit your request or question.
  • Appointment requests, questions, and all other communications will not be answered through email or phone calls.
  • However, requests submitted through the website will be answered in a timely manner. This is a CRITICAL and necessary change in order for us to continue to provide in-home veterinary care.

We understand this is a difficult time for everyone and appreciate your understanding,

Kaitlyn Hemsley, DVM
House Call Vet RVA, PLLC

House Call Vet RVA is an ambulatory facility and does not provide emergency veterinary care, nor is veterinary care offered outside of a scheduled appointment time.


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We love our clients and patients!

We know you have a lot of choices when choosing the best Richmond, VA, in-home veterinarian, and we’re happy that you’ve decided to join the House Call Vet RVA family. Your kind words and feedback help us continue to provide over-the-top service to you and your pet. If you enjoyed your visit, we’d love to feature your review on our website! Please feel free to use the form below.

Laura C.

Deciding to have home euthanasia was the only option we could do to provide our pet and our family the most special, compassionate, loving, and intimate experience. The passing of a much-loved pet is an emotional time for a family, and the home euthanasia provided us our last loving moments with our pet. Dr. Helmsley is very gentle and supportive of the pet and family. She “carried” us as we said all of our last goodbyes. We feel we got the closure we needed. We highly recommend her and HCV/RVA AAA+++

Amy L.

Love the way Dr. Hemsley treats our babies like her own! Highly recommend!

Amie G.

Dr. Kaitlyn is amazing!!! She has taken care of our newest pup Pearl from the beginning. She takes the time and never makes me feel rushed! She is very knowledgeable and all my pups love her!! She has also answered random dog question texts too!! She is great!

Kim G.

Dr. Hemsley has worked with my Rescues and my hospice fosters. She is kind and caring and an EXCELLENT diagnostician. I have had her look at my pets and already have an idea and confirm it through tests. She has a gift as a vet!!!

Taylor D.

Dr Hemsley was an amazing doctor to both work with and have care for my own pets. When my kitty Smokey had reached his time I wanted him to be surrounded by the comfort and peace of his own home and family. Dr Hemsley came to my house and made that wish for our family. In a moment of immense grief she provided the comfort of a peaceful passing. For that I am forever grateful. If you want a veterinarian that will go above and beyond to care for your pets as if they are her own then Dr Hemsley is your new vet. She also does holistic medicine for people interested in trying acupuncture and other options for their pets health and healing.I can’t say enough great things about this amazing doctor and person.

Margaret S.

Dr Hemsley is the best Vet my dogs have ever had. She is very compassionate with each animal, thorough, and gives them individual attention as if they were her own.

My 13 year old dog was recently abducted from adjacent to my property. Immediately upon hearing the news that ODie was missing, Dr Hemsley sprang into action and made laminated signs and delivered them to my home. She has driven around the neighborhoods near where I live looking for my dog. You do not find that kind of dedication very often. She is a valued “friend” of my canine pack.

I highly recommend her services.

Lisa S.

Dr Hemsley came to our home and saw ALL four of our animals in one visit… this was a major relief because we had, an outdoor cat, 70 lb dog, escape artist cat, and a special needs cat who sounds like he is getting an exorcism when in the car. Plus I had a newborn baby at the time. There was NO way I could have gotten them all in a car to drive to a vet office! She handled all of our animals with love and care and even our outdoor cat got his shots!

Brandi N.

Dr. Hemsley is a terrific veterinarian! She always provides such great care for my animals!! I would definitely recommend her for your pets health care needs!

Robbie M.

When you find a vet who comes to your house, its great. When you find a AMAZING vet, who comes to your house and takes care of the things you couldnt imagine doing, its INVALUABLE. That’s Dr. Hemsley for you. She was kind, easy to talk to, and extremely knowledgeable (duh!). She made everything easy on my pupper and myself. Thank you again for everything Doc!

Don C.

Dr. Hemsley was wonderful when it came time for our special girl Lucy to slip away. Her warm, friendly demeanor and love for animals were obvious. We are grateful to have been able to have her visit our home in Lucy’s time of need. I highly recommend Dr. Hemsley to anyone who needs in-home care for their pet.

Michael D.

Great experience all around. Everything was very professional and super convenient. I’d recommend this service to anyone.

Jordan S.

Dr. Hemsley is fantastic! My cat had a cough and no one was able to tell me what was going on, but Dr. Hemsley was able to help me out after spending a few minutes with my furry friend, Oscar! Cannot recommend her enough!

Katie N.

I cant speak highly enough about my experience with Dr. Hemsley with House Call Vet RVA! My family and I had to say goodbye to my favorite little man Max-a-million this week after 16 years with him. He had been suffering from an older back injury and health complications from dog diabetes, and we noticed his health was quickly declining over the past couple weeks. I felt so overwhelmed and had no idea how to handle everything that was going on with him.

I called Dr. Hemsley on Sunday morning because little Max could barely move and appeared to be in so much pain. She was at our home just a couple hours later and did a quality of life consultation with my family and me. I was blown away by her professionalism and the genuine care she showed towards my family during this difficult decision. Dr. Hemsley was incredibly knowledgeable, she helped us understand what Max was experiencing, and her objective yet compassionate guidance through this difficult time. With Dr. Hemsley’s guidance, my family and I felt comfort in saying goodbye to our sweet Max.

I cant thank Dr. Hemsley enough for the support she showed my family and Max during his last few minutes while we said goodbye. She was patient with Max and waited until he was completely relaxed and comfortable before taking his trip to heaven.

I could never imagine putting him through the anxiety and stress of going to a vets office to be put down. His last moments were beautiful and peaceful, surrounded with loved ones on his favorite spot on the couch. Dr. Hemsley, I cant thank you enough for helping our family and Max-a-million through this heart crushing experience… Max is family and I am so relieved that you helped him go in a painless and stress free way.