Your Trusted Lexington, KY Veterinarian
Woman with her happy dog

Welcome to Our Animal Hospital!

Nicholasville Road Animal Hospital is a locally-owned veterinary clinic in Lexington, KY, providing reliable care for dogs, cats, and exotics since 1982. Our experienced veterinarians and staff take pride in providing quality preventative, and sick care to pets in a kind and courteous manner. From wellness exams to surgeries, we are committed to helping your pet stay healthy and happy throughout their life.

From Furry to Scaly – All Pets Are Welcome!

Nicholasville Road Animal Hospital is proud to provide comprehensive veterinary services for all pets, including exotic animals. Our experienced team of veterinarians and staff are dedicated to providing expert care and personalized attention to pets of all shapes, sizes, and species.

Dog and bearded lizard

Hear From Our Happy Patients


The staff is very attentive to my dogs needs and thorough with their exam. They provide great recommendations and listen carefully to my concerns addressing everything. Both times I have been, I have felt like my dog was in great hands

Courtney S.

Friendly staff. Experienced bunny vet (Dr. Estill). No wait time. Quick checkout. Gentle and attentive to little Theo! He was barely stressed at all. Clean and surprisingly quiet office.

Melissa M.

Dr Riney and staff were very kind and considerate. My cat is doing so much better after the treatment she received. I am happy to have found a vet in Lexington. This is because a close friend recommended them and I couldn’t be more satisfied with the service.

Rebecca M.

We recently moved back to Lexington and are so happy we chose this vet clinic. We are seasoned pet owners and have moved around the country. The professionalism, knowledge, and absolute love they give every single visit is amazing in this fast paced world. They are the absolute BEST!!

Jacinta J.

Dr. Riney and his staff are the most compassionate Humans! You and your fur babies will be well taken care of here! Plz. don’t retire, Dr. Riney!!

Lisa P.

Frequently Asked Questions

How often should I bathe my dog?

If your dog doesn’t have any skin condition, it’s recommended to bathe them every 4-6 weeks. This frequency helps to keep their coat clean and healthy without stripping away natural oils that are essential for their skin and coat health. However, if your dog spends a lot of time outdoors, gets dirty frequently, or has a specific condition that requires more frequent bathing, it’s best to consult with your veterinarian for personalized recommendations. Overbathing your dog can lead to dry skin, irritation, and other issues, so it’s essential to find the right balance for your pet’s individual needs.

What is the best food to feed my pet?

Every pet is unique, and there is no one-size-fits-all answer to the question of what is the best food to feed your pet. While cost can be a factor, it’s important to note that expense doesn’t necessarily equal quality. The goal is to find the best diet for your individual pet, taking into account their age, breed, weight, activity level, and any specific health concerns they may have. Consulting with your veterinarian is the best way to determine the optimal diet for your furry friend.

Why is it important to bring my pet in for a yearly comprehensive exam?

Regular comprehensive examinations are essential for maintaining your pet’s health and detecting any underlying health issues that may not be apparent to owners. Our veterinarians recommend bringing your pet in for a comprehensive exam at least once a year. During the exam, our veterinarians will thoroughly examine your pet’s eyes, ears, skin, and coat, listen to their heart, and discuss any concerns you may have. This comprehensive approach allows us to catch any potential health issues early, ensuring that your pet receives prompt and effective treatment.

How can I help my senior pet stay healthy?

As your pet ages, their health needs may change. Regular check-ups with our veterinarians are essential for maintaining your senior pet’s health and detecting any potential health issues early. We can provide senior pet care services, including blood work, nutritional counseling, and joint health assessments. Our veterinarians can provide personalized recommendations for your senior pet’s care, including any necessary adjustments to their diet, exercise routine, or medication regimen.

How can I prevent my pet from getting fleas and ticks?

Fleas and ticks are common parasites that can cause discomfort and transmit diseases to your pet. To prevent flea and tick infestations, we recommend using a monthly flea and tick preventative medication. Our animal hospital offers a range of flea and tick prevention products that are safe and effective for your pet. We can also provide recommendations for other preventative measures, such as keeping your yard well-maintained and avoiding areas with high tick populations.

We offer emergency services during our regular hours. For an after-hours emergency, click here to see the list of emergency vets in our area!

Nicholasville Road Animal Hospital

4570 Nicholasville Road
Lexington, KY 40515-4621
Business Hours

Monday - Friday: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sunday: Closed

Contact Info

Phone: (859) 273-9359
Fax: (859) 271-4669