There’s a little veterinary practice tucked in at a bend in Rt. 360 as it winds through Heathsville. Countless cats, dogs, an occasional goat, and even a hedgehog, have come through the doors of Heathsville Animal Hospital since 1956, when Dr. Jim Hundley first built and ran the practice. Dr. Bill Armstrong is the veterinarian now and has been for over 30 years. But other than that, little has changed at the practice. Even some of the office staff has been there for decades.
Armstrong, who has been described by some as a “friendly country doctor,” is originally from Cumberland, Maryland. He began coming to the Northern Neck as a child, spending summers on his great-uncle’s small farm in Smith Point. After receiving his veterinary degree in 1984 from the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech, he ended up back in Heathsville, a full-fledged doctor at the practice where he had previously interned.
His warm demeanor and pragmatic approach to animal care has earned him supporters of both the two and four-legged variety, creating a bustling practice that has, over the decades, outgrown the footprint of the building and the abilities of one doctor to handle.
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Together, Dr. Bill Armstrong and his son Dr. Daniel Armstrong
run Heathsville Animal Hospital.