About Kinship Animal Hospital

Our mission

About Us

Kinship Animal Hospital is a family-owned neighborhood veterinary practice that strives to provide conscientious care and a welcoming environment for pets.

Our goal is to serve Manchester and the surrounding neighborhoods by offering personalized medicine and following our values of openness, honesty and integrity.

Dedicated staff

Meet Our Team

The Kinship team has years of veterinary experience and is passionate about animals. We will work hard to care for your pets and just love being a part of their lives!

Meet our vet

Dr. Emily Kirkpatrick

Dr. Emily Kirkpatrick started Kinship Animal Hospital to meet a growing need for access to veterinary care in the Manchester and Southside Richmond area. She moved with her family to the Woodland Heights neighborhood in 2016, after a decade away from Richmond, and fell in love with the area.

She completed her Bachelors of Science at The College of William and Mary – which is also where she met her husband, Brian. In 2011, she fulfilled a life-long dream and received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine Summa Cum Laude from Auburn University.

Since then, Dr. Kirkpatrick and Brian grew their family by four kids. When not working, Dr. Kirkpatrick facilitates her children’s homeschool education, enjoys gardening and reading, and actively avoids housework whenever possible.

Meet our vet Tech

Nichole Schoolcraft, LVT

Nichole has always loved animals and started working with them at the age of nine. She maintained that passion through her life and pursued a career working in the field of veterinary medicine.

She has worked at a number of Richmond area vet clinics over the past 20 years, including the Veterinary Emergency Center in Carytown, and Church Hill Animal Hospital, providing her with a solid background in emergency care, preventative medicine and surgery. While working, she furthered her education and received her degree from St. Petersburg College to become a Licensed Veterinary Technician.

Nichole is always happy to talk about pet care and answer questions. She is looking forward to meeting new clients and patients here at Kinship Animal Hospital!

Meet our receptionist

Courtney Johnson

Courtney is a Northern Virginia native who recently moved to Richmond to be a part of the Kinship family. She has always had a soft spot for animals and grew up with cats and dogs. Her favorite parts of working in the veterinary field are getting to help the patients feel better and building relationships with the clients.

When she is not at work, she enjoys spending time with friends and family and likes to sketch and paint watercolor portraits.

Let’s meet soon

Get in touch

Call to schedule your appointment and join the Kinship family today!