Churchland Animal Clinic was OPENED in 1968 by Durbin Donahue, VMD. When many farms were created in Churchland , he healed both small and big animals, and it was not uncommon to find horses and other large "pets " being cared for in our parking area. As the Churchland farms have gone away, the era has passed for large animal medicine at Churchland Animal Clinic.

In 1986, Talmadge "Midge" Yeatts, DVM joined Dr. Donahue's team and began practicing small animal medicine. In November 1998, Dr. Donahue and Dr. Yeatts joined powers to open the North Suffolk Animal Clinic in the Bennetts Creek area of Suffolk. In 1999, Dr. Donahue informed about his retirement and Dr. Yeatts bought the practice. Today, Dr. Yeatts is joined by a team of exceptional vets, technicians, receptionists, and assistants. Together they are bound by the highest level of veterinary ethics and continually try to offer quality veterinary care to our patients and clients.

Churchland Animal Clinic is AAHA Accredited. AAHA is the American Animal Hospital Association and was established in 1933. To be an accredited member of AAHA, high standards of quality veterinary care must be met.

Highlights, Specialties & Features

  • General Surgery
  • Radiographs
  • Ultrasound
  • Dental Cleanings/Extractions
  • On-site laboratory
  • Pharmacy

Professional Associations & Certifications

  • AAHA

Contact Details

  Website
  City Portsmouth, VA
  Zip Code 23703
  Address 6030 High St W
  Phone Number (757) 292-4107

  • I would recommend this business

I always have a great time here. The staff is amazing and treats your pets like would their own. It is Awesome! I never leave confused. I always understand what is going on and the treatment plans.

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They were so great with my new furbaby, Killer Queen! I was recommended to come here and I'm so glad I did. You can tell each of the staff truly cares and has a deep passion for the wellness and health of the pets under their care. Special shout out to Dr.Rick! He was a total sweetheart and so informative in helping me with my new mom anxieties. I'll totally recommend this practice to anyone I know and look forward to knowing my Queen will always have loving people helping me look after her!!

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  • I would recommend this business

My rescued golden retrievers actually enjoy going to Churhland Animal Clinic; they are always pampered by both the staff and the vets, and every diagnosis has been spot on. As the human guardian, I have learned so much from the vets and feel that each visit adds to my file of knowledge. The concern of everyone and the gentle touch that my dogs have always received makes me a very loyal fan to this wonderful care- giving place.

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  • I would recommend this business

The staff is second to none. They are so welcoming and caring. We just found out our beagle has a serious abdominal tumor and the sensitivity and compassion they have shown is very comforting. It is going to be hard losing her, but we are grateful for their care for her and our other fur babies.

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From Our Website

Our Portsmouth veterinary hospital has been committed to caring for local animal companions since 1968. We are a small, privately owned animal vet clinic with two locations to serve the needs of you and your pets in Portsmouth, Chesapeake, Suffolk, Hampton Roads and Tidewater areas. Our veterinarians focus on providing personalized care that meets your pet's needs and your expectations. One unique aspect of our animal hospital is that we offer wellness plans for puppies and kittens that include a spay or neuter, so you can budget for for your pet's early veterinary care.


The pet microchip is a miniscule electronic chip in a tiny glass capsule. It is about as large as a grain of rice. When a chip scanner is passed over the area in which the chip is implanted, the radiowaves from the scanner will activate the chip, allowing the information on it to be read. The pet microchip is not a GPS tracking device. It is a radio-frequency identification implant, or RFID. It has no moving parts and no battery; it does not need a power source. Once placed beneath your pet's skin, it remains there, inert, for the rest of your pet's life.


If you have upcoming travel plans that don't or can't include your beloved canine friend, you may find yourself scouring cyberspace for Portsmouth dog boarding FAQs. We understand your concerns, so our team here at Churchland Animal Clinic has put together a set of Portsmouth dog boarding FAQs just for you! When should I consider dog boarding in Portsmouth? While many individuals prefer to be with their dog at all times, even when traveling, sometimes that just isn't possible or advisable. Your hotel might not welcome pets, for instance, or the friends or relatives at your destination might be allergic to dogs.


Please look through our Portsmouth vaccination FAQs to learn more about the importance of pet vaccinations for your animal companions. Still have questions? Contact us with any other queries at (757) 484-2733. Pet vaccinations bolster your pet's immune system to fight off certain common, dangerous diseases. During our Portsmouth pet vaccinations, we inject a serum under your pet's skin. This serum contains either dead or partial bits of viral or bacterial pathogens-balanced to awaken your pet's immune system to produce antibodies against those diseases, while not making your pet sick from the disease itself.


Churchland Animal Clinic provides comprehensive pet wellness services for the Portsmouth pet community. From vaccinations and pet dental care to microchipping and spay/neuter surgery, our Portsmouth veterinarian is passionate about proactive veterinary care. Our wellness care philosophy is simple: preventing illness not only helps your pet live a longer, healthier life, but also reduces the expense of veterinary care. Pet vaccinations and regular exams are the foundation for our wellness care program.


Every year, millions of pets become separated from their owners. These separations can occur at the dog park, on vacation, or even close to home should pets run out the front door or escape from the back yard. Sadly, many of these separations become permanent as owners and their lost pets are never reunited, despite an owner's best efforts. Microchipping pets is the best way to help a lost pet return home. No matter where your pet escapes, as long as your pet is microchipped, an animal shelter or veterinarian can always identify your pet and ensure he is safely returned to your home.


Here at Churchland Animal Clinic in Portsmouth, we believe proper oral care is an important part of your pet's health. We know that pet dental care is about a lot more than just controlling bad breath. Left unchecked, plaque and tartar can buildup below the gum line causing gingivitis, an inflammation of the gums that causes them to be swollen and bleed easily. This can also lead to the development of periodontal disease, an infection that can end in the total decay of your pet's teeth. Regular cleanings can stop plaque buildup before serious damage occurs, and help protect your pet from heart, kidney and lung disease.


At Churchland & North Suffolk Animal Clinics, we are focused on continuing to deliver exceptional medical service to all of our patients. World Health Organization and Centers for Disease Control - to maximize the effectiveness of our response. Humane Euthanasias will be the only exception for entrance to our facilities. We are doing everything we can to provide a safe and sanitary experience when you visit us. We will be providing curbside service for all appointments, medication and product pickups, and specimen drop off's.*