About Betty Baugh's Animal Clinic

Betty Baugh's Animal Clinic team

Betty Baugh's Animal Clinic serves the greater Richmond area.

Betty Baugh's Animal Clinic is a progressive, full-service veterinary hospital that offers pet wellness, holistic veterinary services, surgery, advanced testing and diagnostics, and boarding to serve the needs of pets and their owners in Richmond, Virginia. Our experienced veterinarians and professional staff provide compassionate care for your pet at every stage of life.

We provide a full range of services to meet the medical care, surgical care, and dental care needs of pets in Richmond. Our facility is equipped to provide accurate diagnosis and comprehensive care for vaccinations, wellness exams, and nutritional counseling, as well as emergency care, critical care, treatments for health problems, and pet surgeries. Additionally, we offer pet acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine to help treat specific ailments and issues in pets.

As an American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) accredited veterinary hospital, pet owners gain peace of mind when they choose Betty Baugh's Animal Clinic, because they know our AAHA-accredited vet hospital has passed the highest standards of veterinary care. We have veterinary professionals certified in Fear-Free practices to help make the experience easier on your pets.

Proudly named one of the Best Veterinarians in Richmond and Best Animal Hospital in Richmond in Style Weekly's Best of Richmond!

Meet Your Richmond Veterinarians at Betty Baugh's Animal Clinic

BETTY BAUGH HARRISON

BETTY BAUGH HARRISON, DVM

Veterinarian

Dr. Betty Baugh Harrison, a native Richmonder, has resided in the city most of her life. She received her Bachelor of Science in Zoology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she also played on the women's tennis team. Before attending Veterinary school, she spent four years as a tennis professional, concentrating on coaching youngsters at the National level in the Seattle area. She then made the decision to fulfill her lifelong dream of becoming a Veterinarian and was accepted to the VA-MD College of Veterinary Medicine.

Upon graduation, she worked in the Richmond area. As time passed, she came to realize there was a great need for a house call practice in the Richmond area. In 1998, she founded the "Visiting Vet" and was a sole practitioner visiting pets in their homes. Due to the need to provide clients with a hospital that could give exceptional care and diagnostics for pets in a warm and welcoming environment, she opened the doors to Betty Baugh's Animal Clinic in 1999.

Dr. Harrison has always had an interest in Holistic medicine and in 2006, completed classes in acupuncture, herbal medicine, and nutrition. Today, she practices integrative medicine combining these modalities with traditional Veterinary medicine.

She and her husband have four sons and one daughter. They spend most of their free time attending various sporting events. Dr. Harrison enjoys training for marathons, practicing yoga, and hitting the gym. She also shares her house with a variety of pets from dogs and cats to birds, as well as her youngest son's reptile collection.

​​​​​​​In January of 2006, the Virginia House of Delegates recognized Betty Baugh in the passing of a resolution for her contribution in the aftermath of Katrina.

CARRIE O'DAIR

CARRIE O'DAIR, DVM

Veterinarian

Dr. Carrie O'Dair grew up in Columbus, Ohio and received her BA in Zoology from Miami University in 1990. She received her DVM degree from the Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1994 and then went on to do an intensive one-year internship in small animal medicine and surgery at VCA West, Los Angeles, California. For the next five years, she stayed in California and worked at a small animal clinic in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA. before heading back east to be closer to her family and friends.

Dr. O'Dair has been with Betty Baugh's Animal Clinic for almost 12 years now and she and her husband stay busy chasing their three children around!

ROBERT M. FULTON

ROBERT M. FULTON, DVM

Veterinarian

After completing undergraduate studies at Erskine College Due West, SC, Dr. Fulton graduated with his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Georgia in 1994 and began his Veterinary career practicing emergency medicine and surgery in Savannah, GA. In 1996, he moved back to Athens, GA to pursue additional education and research in reproduction physiology and genetics. During that time, he continued to work as an emergency clinician in the Atlanta-Athens region in Georgia. In January of 2001, Dr. Fulton joined the team at the Veterinary Emergency and Specialty Center located here in Richmond, with a strong interest in shock/trauma, advanced imaging, emergent reproductive disorders, and neonatal care. Dr. Fulton joined Betty Baugh's Animal Clinic as Medical Director in November of 2011. He continues to have a strong interest in advanced imaging, particularly ultrasound. He has been teaching ultrasound to other veterinarians and veterinary technicians with Sound-Elkin (then Sound Technologies) since 2002 and periodically travels to Dallas, Texas to teach at the Sound Academy for Veterinary Imaging. He has co-authored an article on the VetBlue technique (Veterinary Bedside Lung Ultrasound Exam) and has written two chapters in "Focused Ultrasound Techniques for the Small Animal Practitioner."

HANNAH MERCURIO

HANNAH MERCURIO, DVM

Veterinarian

Dr. Hannah Mercurio was born in Kilmarnock, Virginia but grew up in Wilmington, Delaware and attended the University of Delaware for undergraduate studies. Between college and vet school, she spent a year in Puerto Rico working with horses, and several years as a research scientist in molecular genetics. She graduated from the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine in 2008.

While in school, she enjoyed exploring all facets of veterinary medicine. During school, she published a research study in a major animal behavior journal, was the recipient of the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation Grant for advancing animal welfare for her work with sea turtles, among other projects and volunteer work in addition to her studies.

Dr. Mercurio started her veterinary career by completing a rigorous year-long emergency and general practice internship at Friendship Hospital for Animals in Washington DC. After that, she accepted a position as a clinical instructor at the Ohio State College of Veterinary Medicine, teaching veterinary students in their clinical year of general practice and dentistry. After her time in Ohio, she went on to serve as Medical Director of a private practice on Long Island. Proximity to family and a wish for a slower pace of life brought she and her husband (who is also a veterinarian) and their one-year-old son back to Virginia. She also shares her home with two large dogs and one cat. Her special interests in veterinary medicine include behavior and dentistry, but she enjoys all aspects of general practice. She feels lucky to join the team at Betty Baugh's Animal Clinic.

CLARA WINSTEAD

CLARA WINSTEAD, DVM

Veterinarian

Originally from North Carolina, Dr. Winstead spent her early years on her family farm in rural Gates County. Since 1987, Dr. Winstead has lived the better part of her life in the Richmond area. She shares her home with her husband and their many rescued furry friends, including Gallifrey the Sheltie, Milo the Border collie mix, and their cats Tesseract, Tattooine, and Alma and a small flock of laying hens. She graduated from Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary medicine in 2015 with a focus in companion animal medicine. Her interests in veterinary medicine include feline medicine, internal medicine, geriatric medicine, and dentistry. Outside of work, Dr. Winstead enjoys reading, cooking, hiking, traveling and spending time with her family, friends, and pets.

Our Veterinary Technicians

Jennifer Salley

Jennifer Salley
Veterinary Technician, LVT


Ashley Powers

Ashley Powers
Veterinary Technician, LVT


Tiffany Murgatroyd

Tiffany Murgatroyd
Veterinary Technician, LVT


Hannah Schulte

Hannah Schulte
Veterinary Technician, LVT