We at Ridgewood Animal Hospital want to continue to provide optimal care while also helping to slow the spread of COVID-19. As a veterinary medical facility, we are considered an essential business to our community, so our office will remain open for our typical weekly operating hours (possibly reduced Saturday or Sunday hours).

​​​​​​​We are providing curbside service only and encouraging drop off appointments in order to comply with social distancing and to reduce lobby traffic. Please call us from the parking lot when you arrive, an assistant will greet you to admit your pet and discuss relavant history. The doctor will then come out to your vehicle or call to discuss their exam findings.

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Your Ridgewood Family

Welcome to Ridgewood Animal Hospital

Your Veterinarian in Forest, VA

Call us at 434-525-2111

Ridgewood Animal Hospital is a family owned, full-service veterinary hospital located just outside the heart of Forest, VA.

Established in 1979, Ridgewood was the first animal hospital to provide care to the residents of Forest. Our passionate health care team seeks to practice exceptional medical, surgical, and dental care for each of our patients. We take great pride in being able to provide an individualized patient experience, something often missing in large corporately owned practices. Thanks to our integrated boarding kennel, there can be peace of mind in leaving your loved ones in our care.

Our staff is committed to providing the highest quality medical and surgical care available, promoting responsible pet ownership, and offering educational opportunities for our clients.

Your Healthcare Team

The doctors and staff at Ridgewood Animal Hospital will provide compassionate quality pet care for your loved ones.

Dr. Jerry Lane

Dr. Caroline Rossner

Dr. Jessica Ross

Licensed Veterinary Technician, Practice Manager

Licensed Veterinary Technician, Head Technician

Licensed Veterinary Technician

Our Services

Our dedicated and experienced doctors and staff will make sure your pets receive the best medical care possible to keep them happy and healthy. We are pet owners too, so we know how important they are to you and your family. Visit us today to see how we can help!
Wellness Care
Internal Medicine
Dental Cleaning and Surgery
Dog, Cat & Pet Boarding Kennel
Animal Care
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Online Dog Training Classes

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Pet (erinary) - Veterinary related events/observances for November

  • Adopt a Senior Pet Month - give an old pet a new home, they'll love you for it. Kittens and puppies are cute, but the seasoned companions need forever homes too. Who says you can't teach an old dog new tricks?

  • National Pet Cancer Awareness Month - our furry companions get lumps and bumps too. Some of them can be benign while others can be malignant. Let us help keep your furry critters safe.

  • National Pet Diabetes Month - diabetes can be a devastating disease if not managed. Just like in people there are risk factors we want to avoid. As your veterinarian about what we can do to reduce the risks of diabetes.

  • National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week - Let's pay respect to and thank those who care for those who don't have a voice or a home. Caring for and finding homes for the homeless.

  • Antibiotics Awareness Week - MRSA and other antibiotic resistant bacteria is a VERY serious problem in human as well as veterinary medicine. There are now many infections we have no treatment for. Be aware of antibiotic use and abuse. Only use antibiotics when necessary, and always be sure to follow your doctor's recommendations and finish the entire prescription.

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