Our caring and compassionate veterinary care team!

Chesdin Animal Hospital was established in 1984 by Dr. Richard A. Grenoble and his wife, Sharon. The practice had its beginnings in a wing of a farmhouse that was converted into a small but efficient animal hospital. As the practice grew, it became obvious that the time was right to build a facility to accommodate our growing staff and allow more space to do what we love best, help sick and injured animals, as well as to keep them healthy and happy. We moved to our present location in the spring of 1992.

Chesdin Animal Hospital is “full service”, and offers medical and surgical expertise, disease prevention, dental procedures, and many other services including grooming and boarding.

We are very proud of our staff, who are all dedicated animal lovers. They demonstrate their compassion and skills for our patients every day and strive to make our pet owners comfortable and informed about their pet’s treatment and progress.

Chesdin Animal Hospital is not only a family run business that has been around since 1984, the next generation has joined the practice. Recently we have had the pleasure to bring on Dr. Richard D. Grenoble as a full time veterinarian and his wife, Amy as Assistant Office Manager.

Dr. Richard D. Grenoble

Lead Veterinarian

Dr. Richard D. Grenoble is a longtime resident of Dinwiddie County where he lives with his wife Amy and their daughter Sophia and son Alexander. At home they have chickens and quail, two Shih Tzu Lilly and Leo, a hound named Hailey, and a german shorthair pointer named Timber. Dr. Grenoble enjoys spending his time with his family and enjoys the outdoors.

Dr. Grenoble received his undergraduate degree from Ferrum College. He studied veterinary medicine at St. George’s University in Grenada, West Indies and completed his clinical year at Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine (VA Tech) in January 2013.

Dr. Grenoble has a wide range of medical and surgical experiences with many different species of animals. While attending VA Tech, Dr. Grenoble completed an externship in exotic animal medicine. In addition to treating all breeds of dogs and cats, Dr. Grenoble sees pocket pets like gerbils and hamsters, exotics such as reptiles and birds, and small farm animals like goats, sheep, and pigs.

Dr. Grenoble is very loyal and compassionate about his career. He has had a lifelong love of animals that was developed from a very early age. He grew up surrounded by animals and watched his father, Dr. Richard A. Grenoble care for animals since he was a young boy. He started at Chesdin Animal Hospital as a veterinary assistant working with his dad before making the decision to become a doctor in veterinary medicine.

Dr. Richard A. (Doc) Grenoble

Retired Veterinarian

Dr. Grenoble graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology and received his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 1975 at the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia. Between VCU and vet school, he served 3 years in the Army. One of his assignments was in Frankfurt, Germany working in the military hospital as an Operating Room Technician. It was an amazing experience to work and learn from the skilled Army surgeons, and that experience left him with no doubt that he wanted a career that would combine his love for animals and medical and surgical abilities to help them. Becoming a veterinarian was a very natural and easy career choice.

After graduating from veterinary school, Dr. Grenoble worked for several years at a veterinary practice before opening Chesdin Animal Hospital with his wife, Sharon, in 1984.

Although he is now retired, Dr. Grenoble can still be found at the animal hospital consulting and sharing his vast veterinary experience with the other doctors. He enjoys having more time to pursue his many interests, including fishing, gardening, photography, traveling, and spending time with his 2 beautiful granddaughters and his 2 dogs, Annabelle and Misty.

Sharon Grenoble

Owner / Practice Manager

Sharon Grenoble has been the Office Manager at Chesdin Animal Hospital from its opening in 1984 to the present. She has worked closely with her husband, Dr. Richard A. Grenoble, to build and develop the practice into what it is today. As well as managing the business affairs of the animal hospital, Sharon organizes community projects such as rabies clinics within the county, visits to schools, and integration of students interested in the veterinary field. Caring for and treating animals is something that she and her husband love and have made their life’s work.

Sharon graduated from the University of Virginia with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing, working in the nursing field for 35 years while managing the animal hospital and raising her family. She and Dr. Grenoble have 3 (very terrific) sons, Rick, Steve and Matthew-all of whom they are very proud of. Rick recently graduated from Vet School, and has joined the practice.

Sharon is an active member of her sorority alumnae group, Zeta Tau Alpha. She enjoys reading, traveling, and cooking, but most of all, spending time with her 2 beautiful grand-daughters.

Amy Grenoble

Practice Manager

Amy Grenoble is the assistant manager of Chesdin Animal Hospital since March, 2013. She is involved with the many aspects of managing the daily business affairs of the hospital, including inventory and account management.

She lives in Dinwiddie County with her husband, Dr. Richard D. Grenoble and their daughter Sophia. Amy graduated from Ferrum College with B.S degrees in Biology and Environmental Science with a minor in Chemistry.

At home they have chickens and quail, two Shih Tzu, Lilly and Leo, a hound named Hailey who was rescued from Grenada, West Indies and a german shorthair pointer named Timber. Amy is active within St. Joseph Parish, and likes spending time with family and friends, traveling, photography, watching movies and reading books.

Veronica Lockwood


Veronica Lockwood is our is considered our Jack of all trades here at Chesdin Animal Hospital. She does everything from front desk, vet assistant, kennel work, but her passion is grooming.

Veronica’s love of animals started when she was very young. As a child she was either walking around the woods trying to catch animals, or playing with all the little critters she had at home. Growing up she had dogs, lizards, birds, turtles and so many other exotic animals. She started her animal career when she enrolled in the Veterinary Science program at her local tech center while in high school. There, she learned various skills that included: animal care and handling, vet assistant, as well as basic grooming techniques. She has vet assistant experience with both small and large animals and has worked for and volunteered for various non-profit animal organizations in Virginia.

Veronica has been doing her grooming apprenticeship for 3 years. She is very artistic and creative and is willing to do fun hair-do’s for your pets specifically she enjoys creating interesting designs and the use of color.

Veronica is a bird and nature enthusiast and spends her free time hiking with her border collie mix Murphy.