VCA Alexandria Animal Hospital

Pawsitively Fit Club



Is your dog overweight?  Do you think that your pet needs to lose weight, but do not know where to begin?  Or does your pet seem to be gaining weight and you can't figure out how or why?  

If you've answered yes to any of these questions, then we encourage you to schedule an appointment today with one of our 'Pawsitively Fit' veterinarians to discuss your concerns.  Obesity is the #1 medical problem affecting our dogs today.  The veterinarians here at VCA Alexandria Animal Hospital are taking this recent health problem seriously and want to meet with you to address the problem, give you suggestions and get  you started on the right track for successful weight loss.

After the weight consultation with your veterinarian, you can choose to join our 'Pawsitively Fit Club'.  A membership fee of $100 will provide you with:
     Five weigh-ins with a licensed technician monthly
     Access to technician and veterinarian advice on weight-loss
     Monthly goal assessment
     Monthly caloric calculations
       and (sorry..for dogs only) 
     Monthly Slentrol calculations, if your dog is placed on this medication.

All these tips and tools will keep your pet on the right track.

Please call us at 703 751-2022 to schedule an appointment today.

 For more information about fitness for you and your dog  click here .  

Specialty Care

Sometimes sick or injured pets need the care of a veterinary medical specialist. When that happens, VCA specialty hospitals work closely with the general practitioner veterinarians who refer cases to us in order to provide seamless veterinary care to your pet. When your pet is facing any kind of serious illness or injury, our specialty referral hospitals will provide the compassionate and expert care your beloved pet needs.

Our goal is to make sure that when you and your pet are in need that you have access to board certified specialists who are up to date on the very latest developments in their field. In our state of the art hospitals, our specialists also have access to the most sophisticated diagnostic and treatment tools and techniques from ultrasonography and endoscopy to CAT scans and even MRI.

As part of the VCA family, we have over 83 specialty hospitals across the US and Canada which provide referral specialty care, so there may be one near you. Our specialized services include: behavior, cardiology, critical care, dentistry, dermatology, integrative medicine, internal medicine, neurology, oncology, ophthalmology, radiology, rehabilitation, reproduction, and surgery.

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Emergency Care


VCA Alexandria Animal Hospital is here for you 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 the advancement of 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.

Find out what might constitute an Emergencyor read more about our Services.