Amberwood Veterinary Hospital
Monday 8:30 am – 6pm
Tuesday 8:30am – 6pm
Wednesday 8:30am – 6pm
Thursday 8:30am – 6pm
Friday 8:30am – 6pm
Saturday Call Ahead
Amberwood Veterinary Hospital Veterinarian and Animal Hospital in Culpeper, VA
Amberwood Veterinary Hospital is a Heart + Paw Partner Practice. While it may have a different look and feel, it is backed by the same incredible technology that our Heart + Paw centers use.
We are dedicated to providing high-quality veterinary services to pets in Culpeper. As your partner in pet parenthood, we are here to provide the veterinary care your dog or cat needs in a comfortable, welcoming environment. Our veterinarian and team are here to help your four-legged friend live a healthy, happy life and spend many years by your side. Give us a call to schedule your pet’s appointment today!
Low-Stress Veterinary Care in Culpeper, Virginia
Amberwood Veterinary Hospital is a full-service veterinary center serving dogs and cats in the Culpeper, VA, area. We provide wellness services in a stress-free environment. By providing the care your pet needs in one convenient location, we are equipped to help your four-legged family member live a long, healthy life.
Routine Wellness Exams for kittens, puppies, and adult dogs/ cats
Tick Diagnostics (Tick Blood Diseases)
Limited Orthopedic Surgeries
Soft Tissue Surgeries
We use Home Again – Worldwide recognized microchipping system
Core vaccinations (DHPP, Bordatella, Parvovirus)
Rabies vaccinations (1 yr/ 3 yr)
Optional vaccinations (Lyme, Leptospirosis)
Flea and Tick
Flea/tick control and management
Heartworm testing and preventive care
Animal Dental Care
Dental Care, Cleaning + Hygiene
Tooth Extractions + surgeries
Additional Pet Services
In-house digital radiography
EKG Animal Support
In-house blood profiles including full chemistries and blood counts
SDMA kidney evaluation test
Detailed in-house urinalysis
Statewide biopsy referrals
Specialty referral services
Cremation services are offered through Johnson and Johnson Funeral Home in Culpeper, VA.
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Meet Your Amberwood Veterinary Hospital Doctors
Dr. Harry Burchard DVM
Dr. Harry Burchard has worked in the pet services industry for over 50 years, starting at Academy Animal Hospital, located in Baltimore MD. He completed his B.A. in Ancient History at Towson State University, where he realized that he wanted to pursue a long-term career in animal care. He was accepted at the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine in Athens, GA completing his DVM. degree in 1975.
After graduation, he moved to Salem, VA employed by Duvall Veterinary Hospital. In 1977 he began pet animal medicine under the auspices of the late Drs. V. M. Graves and Paul Magura. In January 1981, Dr. Burchard opened Amberwood Veterinary Hospital near downtown Culpeper. For the last 41 years, Amberwood has served pets and their owners from local communities of Culpeper, Rappahannock, Orange, and Fauquier, extending as far as Fredericksburg and Northern VA. Amberwood’s longstanding presence within the Piedmont Virginia region speaks to the unmatched talent, care, and compassion that Dr. Burchard and his staff consistently seek to provide to all pets and their owners.
Dr. Sarah Shepard DVM
Dr. Sarah Shepard grew up in Georgia and attended Sewanee in Tennessee for her undergraduate studies. After graduating from Sewanee, she spent 2 years in rural Bolivia as a Peace Corps volunteer. Upon completion of her Peace Corps service, Dr. Shepard continued to work in the international development field while attaining a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a focus on women’s health. She worked in the field of human health epidemiology for several years before changing her career focus to animal health. Dr. Shepard worked in the equine industry for several years before going to vet school. She attained her DVM from Michigan State University.
Dr. Shepard prioritizes working with owners to both prevent and resolve their pets’ health concerns. She approaches all of her patients with a strong sense of compassion and true commitment to ensuring healthy outcomes. Dr. Shepard is Fear Free Levels I and II certified and is deeply passionate about providing a positive, relaxed, low-stress clinic environment for all of her patients.
Dr. Shepard has been a resident of Culpeper county since 2005. She and her partner, Bart, live on a small farm in Rixeyville. She enjoys horseback riding, traveling, and bluegrass music.
About Our Team
Amberwood is a full-service small animal hospital. Dr. Burchard and his staff believe each animal and their families have specific individual needs that are as unique as each pet. It is their daily mission to ensure that those needs are met – for both the pet and family. Our staff consists of the following:
- Experienced Veterinarians who have met both national and state-wide standards to practice veterinary medicine through the accrediting bodies; AVMA (American Veterinary Medical Association) and VVMA (Virginia Veterinary Medical Association). The veterinary team has experience in a variety of areas that allow for a multi-dimensional perspective across the continuum of patient care.
- 2 Licensed Veterinary Technicians who have completed the educational, practical, and formal evaluation requirements set by the Virginia Board of Veterinary Medicine. These trained individuals assist in surgery, anesthesia, radiology, IV fluid therapy and routine blood analysis.
- In addition, Amberwood’s well trained support staff include staff members of 10+ years of experience who assist Veterinarians and licensed staff with routine pet care.
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Partnering with Heart + Paw
Amberwood Veterinary Hospital partnered with Heart + Paw in July 2021.