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Welcome to Hope Animal Hospital

Your Veterinarian in Fredericksburg, VA Call us at 540-548-3417 or 540-548-3418  

Pet Emergency? Read no further and call us right away!

If you live in Fredericksburg or the surrounding area in VA, then you have picked the perfect site to find a veterinarian. Dr. Faiz Ahmad is a licensed veterinarian, treating all types of cats and dogs. Your pet's health and well being is very important to us and we will take every step to give your pet the best possible care.

Hope Animal Hospital is a full service animal hospital and will take both emergency cases as well as less urgent medical, surgical, and dental issues. Faiz Ahmad is experienced in all types of conditions and treatments. Beyond first rate pet care, we make our clinic comfortable, kid-friendly, and a very calm environment so your pet can relax in the waiting room and look forward to meeting his or her own Fredericksburg veterinarian.

We have a number of resources for you to learn about how to take better care of your pets. Browse around and look at our articles and pet videos. The best veterinary care for animals is ongoing nutrition and problem prevention. If you want to ask a question call (540)-548-3417 or email us and we'll promptly get back to you. Our Fredericksburg veterinarian office is very easy to get to, and you can find directions on our Contact Us page. You can also subscribe to our newsletter which is created especially for Fredericksburg pet owners. In between your veterinary visits, your pet will benefit from you reading these free informative articles.

At Hope Animal Hospital, we treat your pets like the valued family members they are.

Dr. Faiz Ahmad
Fredericksburg Veterinarian | Hope Animal Hospital 540-548-3417/540-548-3418

5719 Plank Rd Fredericksburg, VA 22407

Meet Our Skilled Team

Get To Know Us

  • Tabatha Aylor
    Veterinary Assistant

    Tabatha started working at Hope in February 2018 and says she is loving it so far! She moved to Virginia 4 years ago from Connecticut and is currently enrolled at Penn Foster to become a veterinary technician. Ask her about her dogs, turtles, ducks, and Chinese Water Dragon!

  • Dr.
    Faiz Ahmad

    Dr. Ahmad opened Hope Animal Hospital in February of 2012. He is a third-generation veterinarian, graduating from the University of Missouri-Columbia. He has 15 years of experience specializing in small animal care.

  • Kathleen Kaelin

    Kathleen has been with us since November 2016. She graduated from the University of Mary Washington in 2008 with a degree in Art and Education, but her love for animals began in her childhood. She has had many companions including dogs, guinea pigs, rabbits, a turtle, gerbils, fish, cats, and bearded dragons. She is a vegetarian and a pet mom to 2 cats. She is warm and kind to our furry patients as well as our clients.

  • Jennie Jenkins
    Receptionist/Veterinary Assistant

    Jennie joined our team in February 2018. She graduated from Radford University in 2013 with a bachelor's degree in Recreational Therapy, but she has decided to change career paths and pursue veterinary medicine. She has 2 big pups, Sheldon and Atticus, and 1 sweet cat, Keegan. Jennie strives to make a difference and be a voice for the animals. 

  • Barbara Rodgers

    Barbara joined our team in April 2018. After retiring from a career in human medicine as a surgical coordinator, Barb went back to school to pursue her true passion in the veterinary field. She loves four-legged creatures of all kinds. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and volunteering at the SPCA.

  • Valerie St. Romain
    Veterinary Assistant

    Valerie is our newest team member. She has a plethora of experience working with animals.  At home, she has four dogs of her own and wants to save them all!


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Read What Our Clients Say

  • "Dr. Ahmad has taken care of our fur babies for years. Love all the caring staff at Hope."
    Debra M. / Facebook Reviews
  • "Very caring, nice staff. You can tell they love animals!"
    Vicki M. / Facebook Reviews
  • "All I can say is wow! Dr.Ahmad took phenomenal
    Care of my kitten! He is kind and compassionate. This man has a heart of gold!"
    Jennifer W. / Facebook Reviews
  • "This place is amazing. The entire staff is always friendly, courteous, and professional! Prices are extremely reasonable, and they have excellent hours of operation. I bring both my cat and dog here. I highly recommend Hope!"
    Michelle S. / Yelp Reviews
  • "Dr. Faiz is wonderful. He takes the time to explain things- which is a big deal for this worried parent. I can't say enough good things about him and his staff. If you want reasonably priced, amazing quality care, look no further."
    Misty B. / Yelp Reviews
  • "I can't say enough about Dr Ahmad. After reading the other reviews I took my Bella into see him Friday for what I thought would be injured tail. It turned out to be so much more. The companion and kindness shown by Dr. Ahmad and his staff could not have been any better. I highly recommend them!!!!!!"
    Evelyn H. / Google Reviews
  • "This veterinary office was awesome. They were able to fit us in on extremely short notice and were very reasonably priced. Our cat princess was given a thorough examination and all of the staff were caring and competent. Even though we visited because of an acute problem we are going to make this office our primary vet because we loved it so much."
    Ryan W. / Google Reviews
  • "Dr. Ahmad was just awesome with my fur-baby, Poe. We brought him in with a cyst that had ruptured and needed to be removed quickly. He received the best of care and his staff was professional and friendly. We've found our vet for life."
    Tamarra M. / Google Reviews
  • "I can't begin to express how amazing this vet and staff is!"
    Joelle D. / Yelp Reviews