About Us

Who We Are

Effective March 27th 2023, we will operate under the new name Veterinary Care Center of Richmond to better reflect its commitment to the wellness of our Animal Companions!

The Veterinary Care Center of Richmond, a leading provider of veterinary care services for canines and felines alike, is proud to announce a significant change, to not only support the loving and caring city of Richmond Michigan, but to provide better care for our animal companions within the community.

The Veterinary Care Center of Richmond offers a comprehensive range of veterinary services, including wellness checkups, vaccinations, and boarding services for pets, ensuring that clients can leave their furry friends in safe and loving hands while they are away.

"We are thrilled to unveil our new brand as the Veterinary Care Center of Richmond," said Lynn Hatala, the Site Leader of the newly renamed Veterinary Care Center of Richmond. "Our new name better reflects our commitment to serving pet owners within the community with complete and individual care, compassion, and expertise."

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Mission & Values

What We Stand For

Our clients are friends as well as customers, and we value their continued trust and goodwill. Our client is our commitment and our patients are our purpose.

We value our family bonds both with our clients and patients. Our location is our home, and it should feel the same to you. Walking into your Richmond hometown veterinarian will make you and your animal companion welcome from the first time we meet you!

The Veterinary Care Center of Richmond is here to provide complete and individualized care, as well as to inform our patients about their pet, and their pet’s health. We strive to provide not only quality care, but the knowledge about providing what is best for our clients and patients alike.

Veterinary medicine is constantly growing and improving and we take great pride in keeping current with innovative medical practices. We prioritize continuing education and staying up to date with new products, research, and trends within the veterinary world.

Our Team

We Can't Wait to Meet You!

Our team is small and mighty. We more than just your animal companion’s veterinarian, we are also animal enthusiasts, pet owners, community group members, and your neighbor.

Dr. Roni Murphy
D.V.M. - Veterinarian

Dr. Roni Murphy

Graduating in 1998 from Michigan State University, College of Veterinary Medicine, I have enjoyed providing wellness and preventative care for dogs and cats through all life stages. Whether it's the exuberance of a young puppy or kitten or the quiet happiness in a senior pet's eyes, I am grateful for the opportunity to be part of their journey.

Currently, my wonderful husband Mitch and I share our lives with 3 housecats (Lily, Speckle, and PeeWee), our german shorthaired pointer (Gus), 3 barn cats (Panda Bear, Betty Boop, and Thelma Lou), and 3 horses (Toby, Aces, and Jackie). My main hobby is showing horses and my non work hours are spent dedicated to that endeavor. In my "free time" I enjoy reading, hunting, and fishing.

Lynn H.
Site Leader

Lynn H.

Pets have been my passion for over 30 years. After a short time in college studying interior design, I took a part time job as a vet receptionist and within a few months, I switched careers and have never looked back! As I grew within the veterinary industry, my passion for mentorship and teaching led me to leadership roles. Working with team members and being part of their growth path is rewarding and inspiring! Currently, I am the Site Leader at both Animal Hospital of Chesterfield / Tree Lodge Pet Resort and Veterinary Care Center of Richmond.

Outside of the veterinary industry I have had a very active hobby. I was introduced to the breed of Border Collies in the late 80’s. I got my first Border Collie in 1993 and began dog training and attending competitions. I welcomed many of BCs into my home and have competed with my pets in obedience, agility and flyball. At the pinnacle of my dog training career, I was world champion multiple times. Now a days, I train my Border Collies to be great pets, therapy dogs and to provide service dog assistance. While I have loved training my own dogs, I have equally enjoyed teaching families how to positively raise their puppies to be kind and confident family pets for over 25 years.

Dana T.
VA Lead

Dana T.

My name is Dana, I am the veterinary assistant lead at our clinic. I have been with our company for almost 4 years, and I have been in the field for 10 years total! I love everything about veterinary medicine, advocating for animals that don’t have voices is my absolute favorite. Our feline patients are my passion, I have seven cats of my own at home and one very happy dog that loves her kitty friends. When I am not working, I can mostly be found at home spending time with my son and taking care of our animal pack. I look forward to seeing you and your pet at our clinic!

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