About Us

Our Mission

Dominion Animal Hospital is a professional, family oriented, full-service facility that provides the best possible veterinary care for our patients. We provide a nurturing environment with the finest and most up-to-date medical, surgical, and dental care services for our patients.  Our goal is to have every client  leave feeling that their pets are in good hands, and their customer service they received was satisfying.

At Dominion Animal Hospital, we are committed to promoting  preventive health care, wellness plans, and continuous health education for our clients. We strive to treat our clients like family, and their pets as if they were our own.

Dominion Animal Hospital also strives to provide outreach in the community, and support local businesses. Please contact us for complete veterinary services for your pet(s).

You can browse our website to learn more about the veterinary practice and professional care awaiting you and your cherished pet(s) at Dominion Animal Hospital.

History of our clinic

Dominion Animal Hospital was opened by Dr. Kermit O. Cockrell in November 1967. Dr. Cockrell grew up in the Northern neck of Virginia. He attended veterinary school at Virginia State, in Petersburg where he received his BS degree.  From there he attended Tuskegee University, where he received his Veterinary degree. He was the kind of man/doctor that would do all he could for his clients and patients even if it meant him staying up late talking to colleges or researching about treatment plans for a difficult case, instead of going home to watch his favorite T.V shows. He would often times stay over night at the clinic to watch a patient he was worried about.  Even after he was far past retirement with failing health, he still came limping into the hospital with his cane  to see his patients and clients that he loved. His kind nature and gentle laugh will forever remain in our hearts. His love for animals and the veterinary profession, continues through him to our doctors working today. Every day our doors are open is a day to honor Dr. Cockrell and make him proud.  He is truly missed.  His vision for a veterinary hospital to provide high quality medical care for pets. He provided an opportunity for a team of experienced, dedicated, and caring professionals to continue promoting the vision of Dr. Cockrell.

Today, a team of three well-qualified Doctors of Veterinary Medicine are on staff.  Dominion Animal Hospital, offers the most progressive and up-to-date treatment for animals. In addition, the doctors maintain a professional and close  relationship with numerous medical specialists in the area for consultation and referrals.