VCA Alexandria Animal Hospital

Our Pet Care Partners

Caring for all of your pet's needs takes more than we could ever provide alone. Here are some local organizations and businesses that we recommend to our patients and their families.

Pet Health and Lifestyle Information

We know a well-informed owner coupled with an expert veterinary care team is key to maintaining the happiness and health of your pet. That’s why we partnered with to bring you additional pet health and lifestyle information you can’t find on our website. contains a wealth of pet information written by leading veterinarians, journalists, and animal health care experts. Whether you are wondering about why your dog puts his head out of the window while driving, seeking a workout plan for you and your dog, or trying to figure out how to get your cat to take her medicine, VCA and are here to help.


  • Washington Humane Society

    As the only open-access shelter in the Nation’s Capital, the Washington Humane Society provides comfort and care to nearly 30,000 animals each year through its broad range of programs and services.

    Visit Washington Humane Society

  • Animal Welfare League of Alexandria

    The League is an animal sheltering and welfare organization focused on community responsiveness, professional animal care, dynamic education, and compatible adoptions.

    Visit Animal Welfare League of Alexandria


    "Protecting American agriculture" is the basic charge of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS). APHIS provides leadership in ensuring the health and care of animals and plants.

    Visit USDA- APHIS

  • Veterinary Partner is here to support your veterinarian and you in the care of your companion animals by providing reliable, up-to-date animal health information from the veterinarians and experts of the Veterinary Information Network , the world's first and largest online veterinary database.

    Visit Veterinary Partner

  • Animal Welfare League of Arlington

    The mission of the AWLA is to improve the lives of animals. Their vision is to create a world where all companion animals find compassionate and permanent homes.

    Visit Animal Welfare League of Arlington

  • Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society

    The objective of the Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society is to raise the level of patient care for seriously ill or injured animals through quality education and communication.

    Visit Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society

  • The Wildlife Rescue League

    The Wildlife Rescue League is non-profit organization providing care for sick, injured or orphaned wildlife in order to return them to the wild.

    Visit The Wildlife Rescue League

  • Veterans Moving Forward

    The mission and vision of Veterans Moving Forward is to provide service dogs to veterans with mental and physical challenges.

    Visit Veterans Moving Forward

  • The Raptor Conservancy of Virginia

    The Raptor Conservancy of Virginia is a non-profit volunteer organization dedicated to the rehabilitation and release to the wild of injured, ill or orphaned native Virginia birds of prey (raptors).

    Visit The Raptor Conservancy of Virginia

  • American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA)

    The premier association for animal hospitals across the Nation. Visit the site to learn more about our membership in AAHA.

    Visit American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA)

  • The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)

    The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), established in 1863, is a not-for-profit association representing more than 80,000 veterinarians working in private and corporate practice, government, industry, academia, and uniformed services. Structured to work for its members, the AVMA acts as

    Visit The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)

  • Heartworm Society

    Everything you ever wanted to know about heartworm disease can be found here!

    Visit Heartworm Society

  • Veterinary Information Network

    VIN is the world's first and largest online veterinary community.

    Visit Veterinary Information Network

Pet Loss Resources

Losing a pet can be devastating, but you are not alone in your grief. The following online communities and resources can help you begin recovering from your loss.


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.