Hello! My name is Dr. Chelsea Hester, I am a University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine graduate. 

I am so excited to be back in the Richmond area to serve my home community in my dream career of Veterinary Medicine. I see all pet animals, but have a special interest in fish and exotic species and see them at Animal Medical Center in an urgent care/emergency capacity on a case-by case basis. 

I grew up moving around in the southeastern United States with no one place to call home- until Richmond. My spouse was born and raised in Mechanicsville, and we moved here together with our cat children in 2013. I have worked in the veterinary industry for the past 8 years, and am passionate about animal health, quality of life, technologic advances in medicine and teaching.

I really enjoy nurturing the human-animal bond and I cannot wait to meet you and your fur-babies!