VCA Alexandria Animal Hospital


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  • Dr. Chang the Miracle Worker

    -Bailey from washington, DC
    Pet Name: Bailey

    Pet Image Bailey, my 16 year old Brittany Spaniel seemed to be on his last leg due to a debilitating injury that caused both a ruptured disk and a pinched nerve. The left side of Bailey's body was impacted so severely he was unable to walk, stand or even sit. Despite medication to subside the pain he seemed to be declining. I was certain the best alternative may be to put him down since surgery was not an option - at least as intrusive as the one discussed. I took him to acupuncture which was highly recommended by the orthopedic surgeon, the neurosurgeon, and many friends. One session later, and 1.5 days wobbly legs, he was back on all fours and walking. Second session and he is better still although not as dramatic a change. He is almost back to his old ways. I expected him to live to 18 and beat the record for the oldest Brittany. And he may just do it... at least with Dr. Chang's help. Thank you so much!!!!

  • Our final goodbyes

    -The Acuaveras from Ft. Wash., MD
    Pet Name: Katie

    Pet Image Our family wishes to thank the staff of the VCA Alexandria Animal Hospital. We brought in Katie, our 11 year-old German shepard who was very ill. With thoughtfulness and compassion you helped us through the difficult decision of this, the hardest of crossroads. Allowing us to spend as much time with our precious family member helped us ease towards the inevitable. A few years ago we brought Katie's companion Trouble to you for emergency treatment, and the outcome was much happier. I can not speak highly enough for what you did for us now and in the past. We will always remain grateful to the staff at VCA. Thank you.

  • Gemma is feeling much better

    -Peg and Paul Jackson from Alexandria, VA
    Pet Name: Gemma

    Pet Image Many thanks for taking such good care of Gemma last week. She was in a lot of pain and we couldn't figure out what was the problem. I called AAH and was able to get an appointment that day. Dr. Cohen determined that Gemma's playfulness for her age (15) had caught up with her - and she had an inflamed disc. The medication soon got her back to normal - although we had to make sure she didn't jump on and off the sofa as much. Thank you so much!

  • Little Pee Wee

    -Martha Martinez from Arlington, VA
    Pet Name: Pee Wee Martinez

    Pet Image I just want to say Thank you so much for taking care of my cat Pee Wee two months ago. He is back to his normal more salmon in a can for him!!
    Martha Martinez
    Pee Wee's mom

  • You Are So Wonderful

    -Hicks Family from Alexandria, VA
    Pet Name: Frankie

    Pet Image Thank you so much for saving Frankie's life. Words do not express how thankful we are. After a long road, she is back to her old frisky, stubborn self. Thanks especially to the ICU and ER staff for taking care of both her and us when we needed it the most.

  • Thank you Dr. Kristin Terrio

    -Amore Serafinoff from Alexandria, VA
    Pet Name: Amore

    We want to say: THANK YOU SO MUCH Dr. Kristin Terrio, you are an angel!!! We are very happy, because our baby Amore did very well today. Atte. The Serafinoff Family

  • First Time Visit

    -Rachael from Woodbridge, VA
    Pet Name: Paige AKA Monkey

    Pet Image My first visit to the VCA Alexandria Animal Hospital was a sad one, as we lost our little pug Paige AKA "Monkey."
    She is in a better place in the presence of God now, that we know.
    The staff here did their best to help us through this terrible ordeal, they were caring, compassionate, and truly exceptional.
    I have been to a 24 hour emergency vet in the Woodbridge area in the past, they would not bother to even look at your sick pet before they were given money. The staff at that vet were cold and uncaring, obviously not animal lovers. I was a bit nervous having experienced that there, but at the VCA Alexandria Hospital it was completely different. Their staff are exceptional, and caring.
    I have visited them one time but will strongly recommend them to everyone I know, I drove all the way from the Woodbrige area and will do it again. This is definitely an Animal Hospital where your pet MATTERS to them.

    Thank you all so much for your caring and understanding.

  • Loving and Caring

    -Smith from Oxon Hill, MD
    Pet Name: Petey Smith

    As I entered the Alexandria Animal Hospital knowing that this would be the last time I would see my loving pal Petey. My eyes were full of tears and I was barely able to speak without crying. The beautiful young lady from behind the counter assisted me. She was very loving and caring. She asked for the last name and then for my cat's first name. I told her Petey as I continue to cry. It is still difficult to write these words over a month afterwards without thinking about how much I miss my pal. He was there for me through so much and now he is gone.

    The young lady's name is Tina. I didn't get her last name, but she was so patient and kind through everything and she handled everything with incredible professionalism. Once Petey's doctor (Dr. Baxter) saw him she knew that it was time and informed me that it was time to let him rest. He is now in kitty heaven, but this is to let everyone know that this hospital's staff is excellent and if I ever decide to get another pet, I will always bring him or her here.

    Thank you Dr. Baxter and thank you Tina, for all that you do to take care of our friends.

    P.S. Dr. Baxter, thank you for the years of excellent care to both Forrest and to Petey, you are a blessing. Also, thanks for the wonderful card I received in the mail.

    Peace and Blessings,
    Petey and Forrest's father

  • Many Thanks

    -Alison from Falls Church, VA
    Pet Name: Tuna

    Pet Image I cannot thank the emergency staff at VCA Alexandria enough for all of their help and care. I recently moved to the area from CT and had not yet found a vet when my cat Tuna became very sick. I took her in for an emergency visit. Her being suddenly sick was very traumatic and I was extremely upset when I arrived to the hospital, but the staff took care of her (and me) immediately. Unfortunately Tuna ended up needing to be euthanized, but Dr. Jeremy Dubin and the front desk staff could not have been more professional and helpful during that awful time. I knew that Tuna was in good hands, I cannot thank them enough for their patience (I was a total mess) and care for Tuna. I will absolutely be bringing my other kitty Vito in for his check up! Thank you again to Dr. Dubin and the staff.

  • My Rocky

    -Kathy Rose from Alexandria, VA
    Pet Name: Rocky

    My cat Rocky had to be put to sleep on June 28, 2012. We brought him to VCA because our regular vet office was closed. I am so grateful to the staff for their kindness and compassion-especially Dr Gies. I knew he was in good hands from the moment we walked in. Thank you for taking such good care of my boy. Kathy Rose


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.