VCA Alexandria Animal Hospital

Stephanie O Brian, DVM, Associate Veterinarian

DVM, Auburn University


Dr. O' Brian joined the VCA Alexandria Animal Hospital team in 2012.  A native of Kentucky, she earned her Bachelor of Arts in Music from The University of Louisville in 1997 while studying orchestral flute performance.  She went on to receive her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2002.  After graduation, Dr. O' Brian was in private practice in Birmingham and Montgomery Alabama where she developed special interests in internal medicine, ultrasound, and exotic pet medicine.  Dr.  O' Brian and her husband Stephen are new to the D.C. area and reside in Springfield.  They have 3 children (Sean, Keagan and Ella), 3 dogs ( Maggie, Sam and Dylan), and Alli the cat.  She enjoys playing the piano, gardening, and running.

Dr. O' Brian is one of our generalists and is available to see regular appointments only on the weekends.


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.