VCA Alexandria Animal Hospital

Pet Adoption Made Easy

When you adopt a pet, you've added a new member to your family. You have a new long term companion. Naturally you want everything to go smoothly with your new best friend and so does VCA. After taking care of thousands of dogs and cats, we know what it takes and our hospital teams are here to help you.

Give Your Pet a Healthy Start

Bring your newly adopted pet to a VCA Animal Hospital and receive a free initial check up right away. Our experienced veterinarian will check your pet's vital organs, look for fleas, ticks and external parasites and provide you with expert recommendations. Give your pet the best start in life. A healthy start.

Getting Your New Pet Settled

Introducing a new pet to kids is always memorable. To make it a memory you cherish, talk with any small children about proper care and handling. Go over the importance of respect and how a pet needs to sleep and eat undisturbed. They're family now.

Adopt From a Local Shelter

There’s something special about adopting a pet from a local shelter or rescue. VCA understands this and partners with animal organizations across the country in an effort to increase pet adoption. One less animal in a shelter is one more victory for mankind.

It's equally as important to consider any current pets you may have. The ability of pets to get along together in the same household depends on their individual personalities. Wise handling of the "getting acquainted" period is an important factor in the successful introduction of a new pet.

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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

OUR EMERGENCY NUMBER - 703-823-3601

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.

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