Mercury Animal Hospital

Mercury Animal Hospital is a full service facility servicing dogs, cats and pocket pet animals. Our facility is equipped to offer a wide range of services to serve our clients and our patients. These services include surgery, dentistry, in-house laboratory services, radiology, in-house pharmacy, hospitalization, boarding, grooming and much more! Our goal is to concentrate on serving and improving animal welfare. We believe that our pets are not just pets, but are members of the family and they should receive the same humane care that we expect from our doctors.

You will find our web site to be informative about our hospital, staff, services and the products we offer, as well as user-friendly. Please feel free to contact us with any questions, suggestions, and concerns.

Dr. Henry McKelvin, *Practice owner*

Dr. Henry McKelvin, *Practice owner*

Dr. Henry McKelvin is a native of Georgia, and is a 1973 graduate of the University of Georgia, College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. McKelvin moved to Virginia after graduation and practiced for three years in a small animal hospital in Richmond, Va. In 1976, he became a Hampton resident and a partner in Mercury Animal Hospital, Inc., located at 2722 W. Mercury Blvd., Hampton, Va.
In 1989, the construction of the new and present hospital was completed and the business moved down the street to its present location of 2500 W. Mercury Blvd. Dr. McKelvin has a special interest in small animal surgery, both general and orthopedics. Dr. McKelvin is the proud father of “Stolih” a Golden Retriever.


Virginia Veterinary Medical Association
American Veterinary Medical Association
Greater Peninsula Veterinary Medical Association
Peninsula Animal Referral Center

Dr. Nicole McKelvin, *Associate*

Dr. Nicole McKelvin, *Associate*

Dr. Nicole McKelvin, *Associate*

Dr. Nicole McKelvin or Dr. Nicole (as called by our staff and clients) is a native of Virginia and is the daughter of Dr. Henry McKelvin. Dr. Nicole graduated from North Carolina A&T State University in 1996, with a BS degree in Laboratory Animal Science.

In May of 2000, she received a D.V.M. degree from North Carolina State, School of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Nicole has a special interest in small animal internal medicine. Dr. Nicole is the proud owner of “Coal” and “Drama,” two domestic short hair cats, and “Lia” an Italian mastiff.


Virginia Veterinary Medical Association
American Veterinary Medical Association
Greater Peninsula Veterinary Medical Association
Peninsula Animal Referral Center

Shirlene McKelvin, *Office Manager*

Mrs. McKelvin, wife of Dr. Henry McKelvin, has extensive training and years of experience in medical office management. Mrs. McKelvin joined our staff in 1993, as the office manager and staff coordinator.

Q About us

Mercury Animal Hospital, Inc. first opened in 1972. At that time, it was located at 2722 W. Mercury Boulevard, Hampton. In 1976, Dr. McKelvin became a Hampton resident and a partner in Mercury Animal Hospital. In 1989, Dr. McKelvin purchased the practice and began construction of the present hospital located at 2500 W. Mercury Boulevard.

Mercury Animal Hospital is a full service facility. We specialize in dogs, cats and pocket pet animals. Our facility is equipped to offer a wide range of services to serve our clients and our patients. Our services include medicine, general and orthopedic surgery, dentistry, maintenance and preventative care (wellness), daycare, boarding, extended boarding (military), baths, flea treatments and grooming.

Our hospital is equipped with smoke and carbon monoxide detectors and an alarm system with security cameras which will alert the police, fire department and both doctors in the event of any emergency.

The staff at Mercury Animal Hospital are real animal lovers. This is the First and Foremost requirement of all staff members. Each employee is well trained to handle every pet in a gentle, loving and caring manner. This ensures that the pet’s stay with us is as comfortable as possible. You will find each staff member is very friendly and willing to assist the client with their pet and answer any questions concerning our services. Continuing education is very important to our staff. It provides us with up-to-date information on new services, products or the development of new diseases or treatments, that we can inform and/or offer our clients.

Q Laser Therapy


MERCURY ANIMAL HOSPITAL, INC. is pleased to offer laser therapy to our patients! We offer Low Level Laser Therapy, commonly known as cold or soft laser therapy. It is a form of phototherapy which involves the application of monochromatic and coherent light to injuries and lesions to stimulate healing. This form of therapy does not involve heat. Laser therapy has been found to offer superior healing and pain relieve in the early stages of acute injuries and for some chronic problems.


Sprains & Strains
Wounds & Abrasions
Ligament & Tendon injuries
Acute & Chronic inflammation Joint injuries
Acute & Chronic Pain
Non-Union & Small-Bone Fractures
Post-Surgical Wounds and Pain
Skin Aliments

Q Medical Services

Our facility is equipped to hospitalize patients for treatment for a short term or for an extended period of time. Critical patients are monitored throughout the day in our well-equipped ICU area. The ICU area is centrally located so that critical patients can be monitored at all times by our licensed veterinary technicians and the veterinarians.If we feel that the patient is not stable enough to stay in our ICU overnight, we will recommend for them to be transported to the PARC, where there is a veterinarian and staff on the premise throughout the night.


Routine laboratory tests (ie. heartworm test, K9 pregnancy test, feline leukemia/aids test, fecal samples and blood/ear smears) can be performed in the hospital, which enables vital test results to be obtained within minutes: We also have in-house CBC, Vet Chemistry (Panel), and Electrolyte Machines to aid in rapid diagnosis. For more extensive and specialized tests, we have access to local laboratories and other laboratories throughout the country.


Our facility is equipped with some of the latest in diagnostic laboratory equipment. These include ophthalmic tonometry (glaucoma testing), oxygenation and pulse measurements, blood pressure analysis and electrocardiography (EKG).


We house a fully stocked pharmacy, so that we are able to provide you with your prescription at the time of service. We also have a good working relationship with a local pharmacy which can provide you with the option of having some medications flavored and/or compounded (changing the medication to a form that is easier to administer) to your pet’s taste.


Our isolation ward is a special room that is separate from the rest of the hospital. This room is specially designated for patients who may have a contagious illness. It is equipped with its own air supply and temperature regulation.


Our veterinary hospital is fully equipped with a digital radiography (X-ray) machine. Our X-ray equipment aids in our ability to make accurate diagnoses and treatment plans.


We offer our clients the HomeAgain Pet Recovery Service (microchipping). The HomeAgain Pet Recovery Service is a safe, simple and permanent form of pet identification designed to quickly identify lost or stolen pets and reunite them with their owners. A professional recovery team maintains their database 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and notifies you as soon as your pet’s ID number is called into the 24-hour recovery hotline. Veterinary clinics and shelters scan lost animals and call the HomeAgain Pet Recovery team to report a found pet. Currently, with the HomeAgain Pet Recovery Service, a successful recovery occurs approximately every 6 minutes!

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We now offer ultrasonography to our clients! Ultrasonography is a noninvasive procedure (means it does not penetrate the skin or body opening). An ultrasound scan is a procedure that uses high-frequency sound waves to view and look through organs and tissues and produce images of the animal body. It aids in screening, detecting and diagnosing medical conditions, tumors, heart, kidney, liver disease and much more.

1 Review for Mercury Animal Hospital


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5.0/ 5

Dr. Nicole and her staff took such great care of my baby Sage, very knowledgeable and informative. They fit me into their busy schedule promptly and put my nerves at ease when I called in a panic because Sage suddenly got very sick not able to eat, vomiting, and very lethargic. Turns out my little house hippo decided eating her toy was a good idea. Needless to say she is back to the happy sweet playful girl she is. I CANNOT SAY THANK YOU ENOUGH!! I know where I’ll be taking my girls from now on.

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