Welcome to Hartwood Animal Hospital
Your Veterinarian in Fredericksburg, VA
Call us at 540-286-2855

To our Hartwood Clients,    

This is an updated protocol for us as the COVID-19 virus continues to spread.                       

As stated previously, we would like all of you to know that Hartwood Animal Hospital is still open and operating under normal business hours. 

As we see the continued spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus) and the speed at which things are changing, we have updated our method of operation based on recommendations from the CDC and the local health department to keep our staff and clients healthy and safe.

In an effort to provide the best care to our patients and provide a safe and healthy workspace for our staff, Hartwood Animal Hospital has implemented the following precautions.

  • We will be triaging all appointments from the car.
  • Please call the hospital when you arrive in the parking lot.  An assistant will come out to you, triage your pet, and bring him/her in for treatment.  After the exam is over the doctor will communicate her findings via phone or you can read her notes from the exam.  We are taking credit card information over the phone and can give you a paper receipt or email the receipt with the doctor’s notes. The assistant will return you pet to you with any medications required.
  • If you are simply picking up medications or food please call from the parking lot & payment will be taken over the phone and the items will be brought out to you.
  • We ask if you are exhibiting symptoms (fever, cough or cold symptoms), you reschedule your appointment.
  • If you have been in contact with an affected person, please reschedule your appointment.
  • If your pet has an emergent situation, we will absolutely care for your pet regardless of other factors.

Know that Hartwood Animal Hospital’s number one concern is the safety and well-being of your pet, you, our staff and everyone’s families so please help us join the community in limiting our risk factors.


Dr. Jewett, Dr. Austin, Dr. Kollgaard and the Staff of Hartwood Animal Hospital

Pet Emergency? Call us right away a 540-286-2855!


If you live in Fredericksburg or the surrounding area and need a trusted veterinarian to care for your pets – look no further. We have 4 VA licensed veterinarians treating all types of pets. Your pets’ health and wellbeing are very important to us, and we take every possible measure to give your animals the care they deserve.

Hartwood is a full-service animal hospital and welcomes both emergency treatment cases as well as pet patients in need of routine medical, surgical, and dental care. Our doctors have years of experience treating serious conditions and offering regular pet wellness care. Beyond first-rate pet care, we make our clinic comfortable, kid-friendly, and calm, so your pet can relax in the waiting room and look forward to meeting our veterinarians.

We are happy to offer a number of resources that enable you to learn about how to take better care of your pets. Please feel free to browse our site, particularly the informational articles. The best veterinary care for animals is ongoing nutrition and problem prevention, so becoming knowledgeable about preventative pet care is essential to the ongoing success of your animal’s health. If you have any questions, call 540-286-2855 or email us at and we'll promptly get back to you. Our veterinarian office is very easy to get to -- just check out the map below! We also welcome you to subscribe to our newsletter, which is created especially for Fredericksburg/Stafford pet owners.

At Hartwood Animal Hospital, we treat your pets like the valued family members they are. online Pharmacy

Helen Jewett, DVM
 Hartwood Animal Hospital | 540-286-2855

15 Jewett Lane
Fredericksburg, VA  22406

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Meet the Veterinarian

  • Katrina Kollgaard

    Dr. Katrina Kollgaard was born and raised in upstate New York. She graduated from Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2011, and has been practicing in Virginia ever since.  She lives in Fredericksburg with her husband and their greyhound, 5 cats, 2 bearded dragons, 2 African Grey parrots, and 6 ducks. In her spare time she enjoys hiking, gardening, and reading.

  • Helen Jewett
    Dr. Helen Jewett has been a practicing Doctor of Veterinarian Medicine since 1991 when she graduated from Ross University School of Veterinarian Medicine. Dr. Jewett has worked at Alexandria Animal Hospital, Virginia-Maryland Veterinary Emergency Service, and Ridge Lake Animal Hospital. She has practiced at Ridge Lake for the past 12 years.
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  • Rebecca Austin
    Dr Rebecca Austin was born and raised in British Columbia, Canada. She attended Colorado State University for Veterinary school graduating with her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2007.
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Hear From Happy Pet Owners

  • "Took very good care of my Syrian hamster and got her in immediately when I called as a new patient. They got multiple office opinions on her illness. I felt very at ease with their recommendation."
    Kristen S.
  • "Dr. Jewett is the best ever she treats you like family as well as your four legged friends!"
    Catherine S.
  • "Hartwood has taken great care of my Boston Terrier and she loves the entire staff! You would never know that nearly every time she's there she gets a shot or a poke! Cannot recommend these people enough!"
    Heather C.
  • "Love this animal hospital. We've known Dr. Jewett since she practiced at Woodbridge Animal hospital when we had our Shepherd. Grateful she opened the practice here right at home. We took a break from our last dog and have gone back with our new puppy. Staff is awesome, always willing to answer questions and care as much as the animal owners. Will come here as long as the practice stands."
    Chris S.
  • "Dr. Jewett is the best ever she treats you like family as well as your four legged friends!"
    Catherine S.
  • "Hartwood has taken great care of my Boston Terrier and she loves the entire staff! You would never know that nearly every time she's there she gets a shot or a poke! Cannot recommend these people enough!"
    Heather C.
  • "We've been long time customers of HAH, but they have become a second family to us and our animals. They are very thorough and professional, but also warm and loving to our pets. We go there for grooming, as well as veterinary care, and they never disappoint us."
    Nancy H.

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