Lauren Richardson, D.V.M

Dr. Richardson hails from Richmond and Powhatan, Virginia, where she grew up riding hunters on the local and rated circuits. She continued to compete while at the University of Virginia, both individually and on the IHSA team, and won an individual national championship during that time. She graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Biology in 2005. She then attended the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, where she had the opportunity to complete externships at hospitals throughout the U.S. and also in Australia. She was inducted into the society of Phi Zeta and graduated in 2009. Dr. Richardson completed an internship in Equine Medicine and Surgery at Tryon Equine Hospital before starting with Dominion Equine Clinic. 

Dr. Richardson enjoys having the opportunity to treat a wide variety of veterinary patients. Her specific interests include equine lameness and sports medicine. She attends continuing education meetings regularly to remain up to date with current equine therapies and techniques in these areas, and additionally has interests in working equids and public health. She is a member of the American Association of Equine Practitioners and the American Veterinary Medical Association, and is licensed in Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina. 

Dr. Richardson is also a Captain in the U.S. Army reserves, and recently returned from deployment overseas. She resides in Chesapeake, enjoys reading just about everything, attending Jimmy Buffet concerts with her family, participating in watersports and anything involving the ocean, as well as applepicking. In her free time you may find her partaking in any of these activities whilst accompanied by her 17 year old Chihuahua, George.