Freed Veterinary Hospital

Freed Veterinary Hospital is a full-service veterinary medical facility, located in Hampton, VA. The professional and courteous staff at Freed Veterinary Hospital seeks to provide the best possible medical care, surgical care and dental care for their highly-valued patients. We are committed to promoting responsible pet ownership, preventative health care and health-related educational opportunities for our clients. Freed Veterinary Hospital strives to offer excellence in veterinary care to Hampton, VA and surrounding areas. Please take a moment to contact us today, to learn more about our veterinary practice and to find out more information about how Freed Veterinary Hospital can serve the needs of you and your cherished pet.

At Freed Veterinary Hospital we understand that your pet brings you so much joy, and in return you want to give them the utmost love and care. As part of providing that care, we recommend treating your pet with a monthly heartworm preventive which not only prevents potentially deadly heartworm disease but also treats and controls other harmful internal parasites. We also recommend monthly application of a flea and tick control product. Let us help you with choose a product for your pet.

Our Mission
At Freed Veterinary Hospital, our mission is to increase the quality of life of our patients and help owners make the most of their relationship with their pets. We do this by providing outstanding medical care in a compassionate and professional environment, and offering products and services that enhance the lives of our clients and their owners.

Freed Veterinary Hospital
  • Mon-Fri: 7:00am - 12:00pm & 2:00pm - 5:30pm
  • Sat: 7 am - 12:00pm Closed Sunday
  • For after hours emergency care call 874-8115.
  • Carolyn S. Kutzer, DVM

    Practice Owner, Veterinarian
    Dr. Kutzer came  to Freed Veterinary Hospital in 1993 after graduating from Ohio State University and has been the owner of Freed Veterinary Hospital since 2002.   Dr. Kutzer has special interest in the areas of surgery, rehabilitation, pain management, and endocrinology.   When Dr. Kutzer is not at the clinic, she enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter, their yellow labs Dixie and Twinkle, their wirehaired dachshund Murphy, their cats, a skink, beta fish, and hermit crabs.  Dr. Kutzer and her dogs volunteer with Therapy Dog International, and she is very active in her school's PTA.  She likes to relax by reading, spending time with friends and working in her yard.

  • John D. Freed, DVM

    Veterinarian
    Dr. Freed founded Freed Veterinary Hospital in 1973, after graduating from Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine.  Dr. Freed has served as President of the Tidewater Veterinary Medical Association, the Greater Peninsula Veterinary Medical Association, as well as serving as the Peninsula Representative to the Virginia Veterinary Medical association.  When not at the clinic, Dr. Freed enjoys spending time with his wife, children, and dog Maggie, as well as fly fishing, golfing and travel.

  • Linda A. Lyons-Bailey, DVM

    Veterinarian
    Dr. Lyons-Bailey volunteered at Freed Veterinary Hospital while in high school....more years ago than she really wishes to reveal.  She earned a BS.in biology from Virginia Tech and graduated from the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in 1993. Her professional interests include internal medicine, neurology, dermatology, and the therapy laser.  In her spare time she enjoys fiction writing.
  • Dorian Collins, DVM

    Veterinarian
    Dr. Collins graduated from Tuskegee University in 1999.  In his spare time he enjoys outdoor activities such as the beach and outdoor summer concerts.  He also enjoys meditative metaphysical and theological studies, as well as motivational life coaching. 
  • Susan Mancil

    Office Manager
    Susan has been part of our team since 2006. When not at work, she spends time at home with her husband and 2 sons. She enjoys camping, concerts, shopping and being mom to her kids. She shares her home with "her girl" Lexi, a golden retriever.

  • Debbie Houpt, LVT

    Licensed Veterinary Technician
    Debbie has been with us since January of 2010.  She graduated  from Blue Ridge Community College with a A.A.S in Veterinary Technology  and has been a Licensed Veterinary Technician since 2003. Debbie is a member of the Virginia Veterinary Technicians Association.  Debbie specializes in dentistry, ultrasound, radiology, and laboratory.   When not at work, Debbie enjoys spending time with her rescued sheltie Sandi, as well as gardening and watching sports.

  • Phyllis Hutson

    Veterinary Assistant
    Phyllis has been a part of our practice since 1988.  She enjoys spending time with her daughter and granddaughter. Other interests include music, reading, TV, and movies  when there is time.

  • Kasey Capri

    Kasey is the newest addition to our team.  In her free time she enjoys going to concerts, festivals, and going on road trips.  She has 5 cats: Beanie, Cloud, Lula, Sylvester, Frodo, and a husband, Gleen.  She is a self proclaimed Crazy Cat Lady!!
  • Emily Guyton

    Veterinary Assistant
    Emily recently moved here from California where she enjoyed spending time with her family, friends, and dog.  She also has a very handsome naked cat named Rex.  In her free time she enjoys exploring new places and having great company while doing it.
  • Krystina Lupton

    Veterinary Assistant

    Bio coming soon
  • Carrie Eversole

    Receptionist
    Carrie has been with Freed Veterinary Hospital since May 2011.  When not at work she spends time with her husband, heir son, and two dogs Hank and Maggie.  She enjoys camping, reading and cross-stitching.

  • Jackie Deshotel

    Receptionist

    Jackie loves meeting new people and sharing a good laugh.  She enjoys spending time with her two dogs, Midnight and Avalanche.  In her spare time she enjoys relaxing to great music, and exploring all that the Earth has to offer!

  • Jamie Weider

    Animal Caregiver
    Jamie has been with Freed Veterinary Hospital since 2003.  When not at work, she spends time with her husband, their three dogs, four cats, and three chinchillas.

  • Melissa Fischer

    Veterinary Receptionist

    Melissa has worked in the veterinary field for 25-30 years. She has a Bachelor in Bio-psychology showing interest in animal behavior.  She she 2 dachshunds, a shepard/malamute mix, a Maine Coon and a Turkish Angora mix.
  • Amanda Snead

    Receptionist

    Amanda loves animals big and small.  At home she has 1 dog, Max, and 2 cats, JR and Bella.  When not working Amanda enjoys spending time with her husband, crafting, and racing.
  • Sarah Raskin

    Animal Caregiver

    Sarah graduated from Kecoughtan High School in 2011.  Sarah has two Shih-tzu's, Muffin and Murphy, a collie named Sky, and a chihuahua named Toby.  Included in her family is a guinea pig named Meebles.   In her share time, Sarah enjoys listening to music, spending time with family and friends, playing with her own animals, watching movies, and drawing and painting.

  • Nan Mouser

    Animal Caregiver
    Nan joined the hospital in 2007. In her spare time she enjoys cooking for her 2 children and her husband, and all things NASCAR. She currently shares her home with her dog Abby.

  • Harli Class

    Animal Caregiver


    Bio coming soon
  • James Denny

    Animal Caregiver

    Bio Coming Soon
  • Turbo

    Resident Freeloader

    Hey! My name's Turbo and I graduated with honor from the School of Hard Knocks.  I'm responsible for a staff of 12-14 people, all of whom I am teaching to drop whatever they are doing to pay attention to me, whenever I want it.  My interest include chasing the laser light, sitting on the computer while someone is typing, catnip, supervising chart writing and offering FREE "Cat" Scans to any in house patients that I think need done.  Did I mention catnip and my blanket?    I have no spare time.  Always too busy supervising personal staff, though I do enjoy visiting with patients and socializing.  It's been a godsend that Hampton Animal Control brought me here.  I don't know what these folks would have done without me coming here to guide them along their day to day activities.  Did I mention that I like catnip a lot?

  • Uno

    Resident Troublemaker
    Uno is our one eyed greeter.  You can find her in the lobby or hanging out trying to do receptionist work.