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Welcome to St. Francis Animal Hospital
Your Veterinarian in Fredericksburg VA
Call us at (540) 891-1275

Compassionate Care

St. Francis Animal Hospital uses the latest in medical technology to explore existing problems, provide emergent care, and keep your pet healthy with top-of-the-line preventive medicine. Our philosophy of compassionate care enables us to leverage a high-tech approach to your pet's health. We can work together to develop a treatment plan for any type of health issue and create a preventive health plan to give your animal the longest and most fruitful life possible. St. Francis Animal Hospital has always been dedicated to the continued development of cutting edge medicine and surgery by incorporating advancements in veterinary technology.

At St. Francis Animal Hospital, we treat your pets like the valued family members they are.


St. Francis Animal Hospital | (540) 891-1275

4624 Harrison Rd
Fredericksburg, VA 22408

  • Stephen McAuliff, DVM
    Hospital Medical Director

    Dr. McAuliff graduated from Oklahoma State University with a Bachelor's Degree in Microbiology and then went on to obtain his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine. Prior to founding St. Francis Animal Hospital in 1994, Dr. McAuliff was an equine veterinarian for six years. During this time, he was a veterinarian for the National Reining Horse Futurities and Barrel Racing Futurities. He also spent two years as a veterinarian for a circus layover, where he gained experience working with exotics, such as elephants, lions and tigers.. When he isn't spending time with his clients and patients, he enjoys spending quality time with his wife Terri, their children, his Lab Ruby and Yorkshire Terrier Pickles. Dr. McAuliff is also an avid golfer and dedicated Oklahoma State University football fan.

  • Madelyn Gonzalez, DVM
    Associate Veterinarian

    Dr. Madelyn Gonzalez joined the St. Francis animal hospital team in 2012, when she relocated to the Fredericksburg area from Puerto Rico. She is an experienced veterinary practitioner whose main interests are internal medicine and emergency situations. She is fluent in both Spanish and English and accepts appointments in both English and Spanish. When she isn't at the hospital, she enjoys spending time with her husband, children and their dog.

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  • Debbie Marinacci
    Practice Manager

    Debbie started her career in veterinary medicine in 1988 in northern Virginia as an assistant in a small, up and coming practice. After 6 years, she moved to Carlisle, Pennsylvania to work as a surgery technician in a mixed practice for a year. After returning to Virginia, she came to work as a veterinary technician at St. Francis in 1995. Debbie was able to experience working many aspects of the hospital until her husband's career took them to Lynchburg in 2005, for the next 10 years. She returned to St. Francis in August 2015 as Practice Manager. In her free time, Debbie enjoys spending time with family, cooking, and the beach. Anyone that knows Debbie, knows she is a huge Pearl Jam fan and has been able to enjoy seeing them in concert more than 50 times (and counting) all over the country. She is also an avid Redskins and Maryland Terrapins Fan.

  • Keri Webb
    Assistant Manager

    Keri Webb has been in the veterinary field for 20 years, she began her career in 1996 in Illinois as a veterinary assistant. She was at the same practice for 13 years and then moved to Virginia. She has been with the St Francis Team as a tech assistant/inventory manager since 2011. Keri has recently transitioned into more of a management role within the practice. Keri has been married for 20 years, she is the mother of 3 beautiful daughters, one four legged fur son Hunter a chocolate lab, Spike the leopard gecko and Mochi the dwarf hamster. Her time is filled with all things family outside of work.

Testimonials

  • "Thank you! I’ve used other home vets but you are by far the best."
    Nadine G.
  • "I can’t tell you how grateful we are that we have such awesome vets! Your patience, communication, and above-and-beyond care is just incredible, and I know Hammie and Bear are in great hands."
    Jena W.
  • "Dr. Anderson is one of the most caring vets we’ve known. Even our 18-year old cat, Oliver, immediately took to her–he articulated his affection very loudly and showed his appreciation by sharing something of a personal nature. Despite all of that, Natasha called him a “good boy.” We love Dr. Anderson!"
    Fred & Barbara W.

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Office Hours

Main Office

Monday:

7:00 am-7:00 pm

Tuesday:

7:00 am-7:00 pm

Wednesday:

7:00 am-6:00 pm

Thursday:

7:00 am-7:00 pm

Friday:

7:00 am-7:00 pm

Saturday:

8:00 am-3:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed