VCA Alexandria Animal Hospital

Supply Checklists

Pets come with responsibilities. And while it’s important to supply love, it’s also important to supply quality food, an ID tag with your name and phone number, even toys. Use our checklist to prepare. After 27 years of caring for pets, we know a thing or two about healthy living.

Supplies for your new dog

  • Dog food (ask your veterinarian for recommendations)
  • Bowls for water and food
  • Leash and collar
  • Identification tag with your name and phone number
  • Pet bed
  • Dog crate or carrier
  • Lots of toys
  • Pet brush
  • Nail clipper
  • Treats for training rewards (again, ask your vet for recommendations)
  • Toothbrush and paste
  • Dental chews

Supplies for your new cat

  • Cat food (ask your veterinarian for recommendations)
  • Bowls for water and food
  • Litter pan
  • Kitty litter
  • Odor neutralizer
  • Brush or brush/comb combo
  • Nail clipper
  • Collar
  • Identification tag with your name and phone number
  • Cat crate or carrier
  • Pet bed (cats can sleep on any surface but usually enjoy a soft place of their own)
  • Catnip
  • Dental chews
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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.

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

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