VCA Alexandria Animal Hospital

Bridget Shirley, DVM, Associate Veterinarian

DVM, Auburn University


Dr. Shirley is a native of Birmingham, Alabama. She attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham and received her B.S. degree in Biology and Chemistry in 1999. Following her undergraduate degree, Dr. Shirley graduated Cum Laude from Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine in May of 2004. After graduation, Dr. Shirley moved to the Northern Virginia area to complete an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Southpaws Veterinary Referral Center. Dr. Shirley chose to stay in the NOVA area after completion of her internship and joined the critical care team at VCA Alexandria Animal Hospital in July of 2005. Dr. Shirley currently resides in Alexandria with her hound mix otherwise known as Hannah Banana, Chow/Golden Retriever mix named Josie, American shorthair named Dugan, and not so domestic shorthair named Katie. In her time away from the hospital, Dr. Shirley enjoys traveling, cooking, photography, hiking, and spending time with friends and family.

Doctor Shirley is part of our Emergency Department Team, and does not see regular appointments.


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.