How Family Vet is helping during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Our veterinary practice was mentioned in an article by who mentioned that we were giving free boarding to healthcare workers and those directly affected by the virus. We are proud to be able to serve those that are on the front lines, and it means a lot to have these news outlets recognize our team and what we are doing to help. Please check out the latest article we were featured in here!

Dr. Smith at Family Vet is on BuzzFeed!

Our own Dr. Smith was just featured in a Buzzfeed article this past week. We are so excited about our far this story as gone! Buzzfeed took an interesting ethical spin on Dr. Smith’s famous Tik Tok orange video. Do you go with the flow of how everyone else does things, or do you question the status quo? Check out the full article here!

Dr. Smith on Good Morning America | How To Groom Your Dog At Home

Check out Dr. Smith on Good Morning America as he talks about How To Groom Your Dog At Home as we all practice social distancing. Grooming is an essential part of your pet’s health because their hair coat is directly related to their skin and the skin is the largest organ of the body. Dogs have more sensitive skin than humans so be sure to use a pet-friendly shampoo. Human soap is not properly PH balanced. Tip number two, brush your dog before you wash to keep mats away from their ears and rear-end. Lastly, be careful with scissors! dog’s skin is flexible so when you pull to cut their coat you could easily cut them.

GoDanRiver Interviews Dr. Smith On Free Boarding For Those Impacted By Coronavirus

Thank you GoDanRiver for sharing our story and our heart for wanting to help those impacted by COVID-19. Our clinic is offering for a limited time, and on a space-available basis, free boarding to first responders, healthcare professionals, and those hospitalized or directly impacted by the virus and cannot currently take care of their pets.

We will feed your pets, give them water, and walk them three times a day. We just want to help who we can, and for those dealing with stressful situations, we don’t want them worrying about their pet’s on top of it.

Check out the full story on here

Dr. Smith on ABC 13 To Discuss Free Boarding During COVID-19 Pandemic

We would like to thank WSET ABC 13 news station for promoting our offer for free boarding to first responders, health care professionals and those directly affected by the coronavirus. This is based on limited space of course, but Dr. Smith felt a calling to do this after he saw on the news how pets were being abandoned in Italy because people could no longer take care of them.

We will give the pets food, water, and take them out three times a day. This is the least we can do during the crisis, and we are looking forward to helping many people in need!


Check out the full video and story on ABC 13 news here!

Dr Smith Interviewed by Local 10 News WSLS About Free Boarding During COVID-19

Thank you WSLS Local 10 News in Roanoke Virginia for interviewing our very own Dr. Smith about our clinic offering free boarding for a limited time during the COVID-19 pandemic for first responders, healthcare professionals, and those directly affected by the virus who may be hospitalized and cannot take care of their animals.

Each pet will be given food, water, and taken out for a walk and the bathroom three times a day.

Dr. Smith said he came up with the idea after seeing a news story about pets being taken from peoples’ homes in Italy because their owners were sick and couldn’t care for them.

Check out the full story in this video from WSLS!

Danville Family Vet Achieves Accreditation

Danville Family Vet opened the doors to their new practice in January 2018 after moving from the Mount Hermon area where they served the community for 25 years. The dedicated team at the veterinary practice has been excelling in their field and has received numerous certifications in their industry.

Danville Family Vet was recently accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA). This is an achievement held by less than 15% of the small animal veterinary practices in the United States. Unlike human hospitals, not all animal hospitals are required to be accredited. Accredited hospitals voluntarily submit to evaluation on approximately 900 quality standards that go above and beyond basic state regulations. At AAHA accredited practices, pet owners can expect to receive the highest quality care from well-trained, professional veterinary teams.

Danville Family Vet has recently implemented the Cat Friendly Practice Program pioneered by The American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP). Cat Friendly Practices like Danville Family Vet provide specialize care and handling to alleviate anxiety in cats. The new building is designed specifically for the comfort of cats and team member take additional training in reading cat body language and handling of cats. “We have evaluated every aspect of the practice from the perspective of the cat and we have been certified as a Gold level Cat Friendly Practice” –Dr. Jeff Smith

“All of our team members are Fear Free® Certified and every new team member begins the program upon hire.” Says Dr. Smith. Fear Free® is a nationally recognized program in the animal care industry that provides annual ongoing training to professionals dedicated to reducing fear, anxiety and stress in pets. The program teaches professionals to recognize stress in animals and alleviate it through a considerate approach, low stress handling and desensitization techniques.

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Don’t feed your pets people food this holiday season!

Family Vet’s Dr. Jeff Smith recently did a segment on WSLS10 about what foods to avoid giving your furry friend, especially this holiday season. Check it out here: