VCA Alexandria Animal Hospital Staff

VCA Alexandria Animal Hospital

Phone: 703-751-2022
Fax: 703-370-8049
2660 Duke Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
Business Hours
Emergency Hours: Urgent or Critical Care 24/7 *** Regular Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00am to 8:00pm *** Saturday 8:00am to 3:00pm *** Some Sundays 8:00am to 2:00pm
38.806337<--lat long-->-77.075843

Caring for pets... and their people, too.

VCA Alexandria Animal Hospital combines state-of-the-art medicine with old-fashioned compassion.  Our team is dedicated to providing the highest quality medicine and care and have been since 1942.

The Emergency and Critical Care Department of VCA Alexandria Animal Hospital provides one of the few round-the-clock services for veterinary care in the area.  Our hospital is staffed at all times with veterinarians and technicians to attend to any urgent needs of your pet.  Our veterinarians are trained to care for the unique needs of your pet during an emergency and will work with your regular veterinarian, consulting on difficult cases.  Our facilities are equipped with the latest in veterinary technology.  As a result, many local veterinarians trust us as the premier referral emergency hospital for their patients who need critical care.


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24 Hour Emergency Service

VCA Alexandria Animal Hospital is unique in our community for providing emergency and urgent care 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.  You can count on our critical care team to be here when you need them the most.  Your pet's health deserves the finest care.  Each member of our team strives for advancement in veterinary medicine.  When you bring your pet to us, you can be certain you will receive the dedication and compassion that makes our hospital stand out in patient care.

Please call us at 703-823-3601, immediately. if you believe your pet is experiencing an emergency.

Please click here to learn more about what might constitute a pet emergency.


Your veterinarian may choose to send your pet to us for further diagnostics or overnight care.  In these instances, VCA Alexandria Animal Hospital functions as an extension of your primary veterinarian, performs any necessary procedures and communicates back to them so they know what has transpired and can keep you informed.

General Practice

Just as in a human hospital, VCA Alexandria Animal Hospital offers your pets all the preventative, diagnostic, surgical and emergency services they need to share a long and happy life with you.  You want to know that the hospital caring for your pet is well equipped with the latest technology and equipment, that the staff is knowledgeable and, most of all, that your pet will receive the same love and attention during their care as they would at home.  Since we all own pets, we understand your concerns and take special care to treat your loved ones as though they were our own.

We invite you to explore the biographies of our doctors and staff and learn more about them.  We possess a wide variety of backgrounds and interests!

Dr. Marcus Smail
Associate Veterinarian
Veterinary School: Cornell University

Dr. Smail joined the critical care team at VCA Alexandria Animal Hospital in July 2003. Born and raised in Albany, NY, Marcus graduated from Siena

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Dr. Shannon Talbott
Associate Veterinarian
Veterinary School: Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine

In 1996, Dr. Talbott joined VCA Alexandria Animal Hospital as a veterinary assistant and returned in 2002, after receiving a Doctor of Veterinary

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