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January 2002

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Richmond SPCA

Robins-Starr
Humane Center

2519 Hermitage Road
Richmond, VA 23220
804-643-6785

 Adoption Hours
Mon. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Tue. - Fri. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Sat. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sun. 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
 
Lora Robins Gift Shop Hours
Mon. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Tue. - Fri. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Sat. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sun. 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Donation Drop Off Hours
Mon. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tue. - Fri. 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Sat. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sun. 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Clinic for Compassionate Care
Closed Holidays
Mon., Thurs., Fri
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tues., Wed.
8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Admissions Hours
Mon. - Fri. by appointment.
Administrative Hours
Mon. - Fri. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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MEET OUR STAFF

Angela Ivey, DVM 
Director of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Ivey is a native of Kentucky. She was accepted by Auburn University School of Veterinary Medicine early decision from the University of Louisville, where she was majoring in biology. She earned her doctor of veterinary medicine from Auburn in 1985. For nearly 20 years, Dr. Ivey worked in private practice, running a successful clinic she started in Colonial Heights along with a satellite clinic she opened in Chester.

She joined the staff of the Richmond SPCA in 2004. As director of veterinary medicine, she oversees the provision of all professional veterinary services, including those delivered to pets in the care of the Richmond SPCA awaiting adoption as well as those who are patients of the Clinic for Compassionate Care.

Kate Hall, manager of veterinary services, with Jefferson

Kate Hall, LVT 
Director of the Clinic for Compassionate Care

Kate, a graduate of the University of Richmond, joined the Richmond SPCA in 2004. As the director of the Clinic for Compassionate Care, Kate oversees all the business operations of the Clinic for Compassionate Care. Under Kate and Dr. Ivey, the Richmond SPCA's Smoky's Spay/Neuter Clinic became one of the most successful low-cost and free sterilization operations in the country and continues to be the community's sole provider of high-volume free surgeries and rabies vaccinations for feral cats. In 2009, she completed a program of study and certification to become a licensed veterinary technician.

Kevin Phelps, DVM
Associate Veterinarian

Originally from Mississippi, Dr. Phelps received his undergraduate degree from the University of Mississippi and in 1989 graduated from Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine. He started his career in small animal medicine and surgery in Harrisonburg, Virginia, but later moved to the Chesterfield/Midlothian area, where he worked in small animal practice for 20 years. Dr. Phelps and his wife, Heather, are the proud parents of four children and the guardians of three dogs and three cats, two of which were adopted from the Richmond SPCA. Dr. Phelps joined the Richmond SPCA staff in 2013 and looks forward to helping the pets and people of the Richmond community through the Clinic for Compassionate Care.

Kristen Talbott, DVM
Associate Veterinarian

In 2006, Dr. Kristen Talbott received her degree from Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine in Indiana. In addition to her interest in helping pets with special needs, Dr. Talbott has worked with many different species since receiving her degree. Her love for horses led her to complete an internship in Equine Emergency Medicine/Surgery in Alabama and also motivated her travel to Mexico and the Dominican Republic to participate with veterinary outreach programs including the Equitarian Initiative and Project Samana, which benefitted both dogs and horses. She joined the Richmond SPCA team in April 2012 and has been an invaluable member of our veterinary staff in providing exceptional care to pets and their guardians. Dr. Talbott says she loves working in our Clinic for Compassionate Care since it provides affordable spay/neuter surgeries and medical care to pets of low-income guardians while continuing to improve the health of pets in the Richmond area. 

Heather Johnson, LVT 

Heather joined the Richmond SPCA in December 2008. Previously she worked as a kennel tech and graduated with honors from Blue Ridge Community College. As a licensed veterinary technician in the Clinic for Compassionate Care, Heather acts as a surgical tech and is happy to help with whatever needs doing in the clinic. She's also the proud guardian to four miniature long-haired dachsunds. 

Tori Williams 
Coordinator of Client Services

Tori graduated in 2011 from Longwood University and began working in customer service after moving to Richmond. During her time at Longwood, Tori worked in a veterinary hospital and loved the fast-paced environment and she hoped to find a career that would combine her love for animals with her natural customer service skills. Tori joined the Richmond SPCA in October 2012 as a retail sales associate in our Lora Robins Gift Shop. She provided outstanding customer service as a retail associate and in early 2013 Tori transitioned to our Clinic for Compassionate Care as a receptionist. Soon after joining our clinic staff, Tori was promoted to the coordinator of client services and she continues to provide exceptional customer services to our clinic clients.

Erin Willard, LVT

Erin began working in the veterinary field in 2001 and immediately knew she had a passion for helping animals. She pursued that passion and graduated with an Associates in Veterinary Technology degree from Blue Ridge Community College in 2010. With experience in exotics, wildlife, small and large animal medicine, Erin came to the Richmond SPCA with years of experience and a desire to help save lives. What she loves most about her job is seeing the bond between guardians and their pets and wants to ensure she is able to help those guardians provide the best veterinary care possible for their precious companions. Erin's family includes two rescue dogs, Roxy and Scout, who she loves to pamper.





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