Welcome to Portsmouth Animal Hospital

Your Veterinarian in Portsmouth, VA
Call us at (757) 465-5332

Pet Emergency? Call us right away at (757) 465-5332!

If you live in Portsmouth or the surrounding area and need a trusted veterinarian to care for your pets – look no further. Your pets’ health and wellbeing are very important to us, and we take every possible measure to give your animals the care they deserve.

Portsmouth Animal Hospital 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. We 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 Portsmouth veterinarian.

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 (757) 465-5332 or email us and we'll promptly get back to you. Our Portsmouth veterinarian office is very easy to get to -- and you can find directions on our Contact Us page! We also welcome you to subscribe to our newsletter, which is created especially for Portsmouth pet owners.

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

Dr. Dr. Klarissa Ligon, Dr. Amy Harrell, Dr. David Smith, and Dr. Lisa Corkern
Portsmouth Veterinarian | Portsmouth Animal Hospital | (757) 465-5332

2607 Airline Blvd.
Portsmouth, VA 23701

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  • Dr.
    Klarissa Ligon
    Medical Director/Owner

    Dr. Ligon is a graduate of the veterinary school at Virginia Tech and has worked as a veterinarian in Blacksburg, Roanoke, and Charlottesville. Klarissa and Todd Ligon purchased Portsmouth Animal Hospital, formerly known as Casey Animal Hospital, in July 2011.

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  • Dr.
    Amy Harrell
    Associate Veterinarian

    Dr. Amy Harrell is from Springfield, VA, in the suburbs of D.C.  She got her B.S. in Biology from Virginia Tech, graduating Phi Beta Kappa and Magna Cum Laude in 1989.  She then went on and graduated from Va-Md Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in 1993.

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  • Dr.
    David Smith
    Associate Veterinarian

    Dr. Smith is a 1989 graduate from the veterinary school at Virginia Tech. While a full-time student, he worked as a research assistant, maintaining a collection of approximately 100 aquaria, and later, performing surgery and behavioral testing on rats used in Alzheimer's disease research.

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  • Dr.
    Lisa Corkern
    Associate Veterinarian

    Dr. Lisa Corkern graduated from the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine. After graduation she moved to Hampton Roads with her family. Raised in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and growing up on her grandfather’s farm, Dr. Corkern always knew she wanted to be a veterinarian.

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Read What Our Clients Say

  • "Excellent establishment! Not only are the receptionists all so friendly and accommodating, but they got my poor old boy in almost immediately because he was in pain. Also, Dr. Smith and Leah were absolutely amazing! They are friendly and compassionate and obviously love and are blessed at what they do...thank you all so much!"
    Erica M. / Portsmouth, VA

Office Hours

Our Regular Schedule

Portsmouth Office


8:00 am-5:00 pm


8:00 am-7:00 pm


8:00 am-1:00 pm


8:00 am-5:00 pm


8:00 am-5:00 pm


8:00 am-1:00 pm




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