Warwick Animal Hospital

At Warwick Animal Hospital, our goal is to provide the highest quality preventive, geriatric, dental, medical, and surgical care available for your pet. We provide care for companion dogs and cats, as well as exotic pets, including "pocket pets" (hamsters, gerbils, guinea pigs, ferrets, etc.), reptiles, and amphibians. We provide very limited services for birds -- if your bird needs care, please call us for a referral to an avian practice.

Warwick Animal Hospital is proud to have the highest level of certification available from the prestigious American Animal Hospital Association. We are also members of a variety of other professional organizations, including the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Virginia Veterinary Medical Association, and the Greater Peninsula Veterinary Medical Association.

Warwick Animal Hospital provides high-tech special services for our clients, such as laser surgery. Further information is available under Services.
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  • Mon-Fri: 7:00am- 5:30pm
  • Sat: 7:00am - Noon
  • Sun: Closed
  • After Hours Emergency call Emergency Veterinary Clinic at 757-874-8115.
  • Paul F. Gustafson, DVM

    Paul F. Gustafson, DVM

    Born in Hibbing, Minnesota, Dr. Gustafson attended the University of Michigan, where he received B.S. and M.S. degrees. He received his DVM degree from the University of Georgia in 1980.

    It was his lifelong love of animals that inspired Dr. Gustafson to become a veterinarian. He counts delivering puppies or kittens by C-section among his most memorable veterinary experiences. The experience of "reaching into one living being and pulling out and saving a new life" is truly unforgettable.

    Here at Warwick Animal Hospital, Dr. Gustafson treats cats, dogs, reptiles and exotic pets. His specialities include laser surgery, orthopedic surgery, and dentistry.

    A serious amateur astronomer, Dr. Gustafson has a grand total of seven telescopes of various sizes and types, each one used for a different task. He also enjoys birding, fishing, snow skiing, and working with computers.

    Dr. Gustafson's pets include various lizards, snakes, frogs, and turtles, as well as two Yorkshire Terriers: Cassiopeia ("named after a constellation, of course!") and Halley (named after Halley's Comet). Cassiopeia is "our tough little girl, and will attack anything that enters the yard, including deer, raccoons, and opossums." Halley, on the other hand, is a "little chicken who hides behind her sister Cassie to bark at wildlife invading their yard."

    "When we got Halley," Dr. Gustafson recalls, "It was my turn to pick a name, and I picked Betelgeuse (pronounced "beetle juice," a star in the constellation Orion), Beetle for short, but I was overruled, 1 to 1!" Dr. Gustafson delivered both Halley and Cassie by C-section.

    Best times to reach Dr. Gustafson by phone are Tuesday and Wednesday, 9am - 4pm.
    Education:
    University of Michigan, University of Georgia
    Interests:
    laser surgery, orthopedic surgery, and dentistry
  • Randall S. Dunsmore, DVM

    Randall S. Dunsmore, DVM

    Dr. Dunsmore was born in New Jersey and lived for nearly a decade in the midwest, graduating from Lawrence High School, in Lawrence, Kansas. He received his veterinary degree from Kansas State University in 1995, and completed a post-graduate internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Angell Memorial Animal Hospital (M.S.P.C.A.) in Boston, Massachusetts. This program has the distinction of being the oldest existing veterinary internship program in the nation.

    A lifelong love of animals, as well as an interest in the medical sciences, were Dr. Dunsmore's inspirations in choosing veterinary medicine as a career. Dr. Dunsmore's experiences working 24-hour emergency shifts at Boston's Angell Memorial Animal Hospital included encounters with celebrities, as well as providing him with numerous "bizarre stories of people and their pets at all hours of the night!"

    Dr. Dunsmore sees cats, dogs, and exotic pets. He specializes in abdominal surgical diseases, pediatric and preventive healthcare, as well as turtle shell repair and reconstruction.

    When he's not at work, Dr. Dunsmore keeps busy playing the drums, attending Liberty Baptist Church, where he is involved with the student ministry, and watching plenty of football (he's a fan of the Kansas State Wildcats and the Dallas Cowboys). Spending time with his family is key for Dr. Dunsmore: he "loves to just hang out" with his wife Melissa and son Cheyne.

    Dr. Dunsmore's pets include a chocolate Labrador Retriever named Carly, and Dustie, a female tortoise-shell cat. Carly loves to play ball, catch her frisbee, is a big fan of the water, and is "entirely food motivated!" Carly is also a fan of all things feline, according to Dr. Dunsmore. "Any and all attention from cats completely mesmerizes her!" So much so, that when Dustie the kitty occasionally uses Carly's nose as a punching bag, Carly thinks it's "just incredible anyhow!"

    The best time to reach Dr. Dunsmore is any time during business hours on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday.
    Education:
    Kansas State University,
    Interests:
    abdominal surgical diseases, pediatric and preventive healthcare, as well as turtle shell repair and reconstruction.
  • Sarah Johnson, LVT

    Sarah Johnson, LVT

    Sarah Johnson was born in Bemus Point, New York, and received her associate degree in Animal Science and Veterinary Technology from Blue Ridge Community College, in 1999.

    "I had always known that I wanted to work with animals," recalls Sarah, "but I wasn't sure exactly what I wanted to do until I started working at a veterinary clinic while I was in high school." It was there that she realized all of the great things that veterinary medicine has done to help pets lead healthy and happy lives. Sarah enjoys the "hands-on" aspect of her work, whether it's vaccinating a healthy patient, or taking an x-ray of a sick patient. For Sarah, being a veterinary technician means that there's never a dull moment!

    Sarah spends her free time riding her horse and listening to music. She also enjoys going to see Fine Swiss Cheese, her favorite local band!

    Sarah's animals include two cats, two dogs, and a horse. Rudy -- a six-year-old buff-colored kitty -- is independent and likes to "lounge around all day!" Sarah bottle-raised three-year-old calico tabby Pookie. "I was supposed to find her a new home, but she ended up staying for good!" Harley, a eight-year-old blue merle Great Dane, is "the best couch potato." The newest addition to Sarah's animal family is Gertie, a year-and-a-half old Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen mix. Gertie's wonderful hound nose gets her into a lot of trouble. She has very short legs, but a very long body, which allows her to reach things she is not supposed to have -- like food from the kitchen counters! Sarah also has a five-year-old Appaloosa mare named Chloe, whom she raised. Chloe loves to go trail riding.
    Education:
    Blue Ridge Community College
  • Eydie Maley, LVT

    Eydie Maley, LVT

    Eydie Maley was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She graduated from Blue Ridge Community College in 1989.

    Eydie and her family have two dogs, a cat, and a guinea pig. Bart (yes, as in Bart Simpson!), is an eleven-year-old black Lab mix who has free reign of a 30-acre farm. He loves to visit the neighbors, who call him their "grandchild" and serve him breakfast every morning! Bart's best friend is a Chow mix named John, who just showed up on the family farm one day, badly injured and "mean as could be." Despite this difficult beginning, John survived and turned out to be "quite a charmer." Charlie is an orange male tabby cat who was raised with the two big dogs and consequently thinks that he is a dog too! Last but not least is Guinea, the guinea pig, who was given to Eydie's oldest son Michael as a kindergarten graduation present. Guinea is three years old now, and, according to Eydie, has really helped teach Michael about the responsibilities involved with owning and taking care of a pet.

    Eydie has two sons, Michael and Cory. Michael is nearly ten years old and, says Eydie, is "definitely my little animal lover." Currently, Michael is trying to talk his mom into getting a new puppy or a new baby bird. He also enjoys soccer and swimming. Cory just turned five and started kindergarten ("A very tough day for Mom!" recalls Eydie). Cory loves riding tractors and is enthusiastic about anything to do with heavy equipment and trucks.

    Eydie enjoys working with computers and media. She has recently joined a ministry that produces many teaching tapes, and she looks forward to becoming involved with the editing process. Eydie likes music and has been learning how to burn cds and create cd covers from her own photographs.

    Education:
    Blue Ridge Community College