VCA Annandale Animal Hospital

Our Hospital

Caring for pets...and their people, too! A wealth of veterinary experience at your service!

At VCA Annandale Animal Hospital has been serving our community for over 40 years. Our friendly, knowledgeable veterinarians, technicians and support staff look forward to meeting you and your dog or cat.

Your Pet's health is our top priority and excellent customer service is our goal!

At VCA Annandale Animal Hospital, we look forward to welcoming you and your dog or cat. Everyone on our staff believes the better we get to know your pets, the better we can provide the best possible healthcare for them. Our team provides you and your pet the attention you expect for your family member. We'll carefully track the course of your pet's care, which is so important to your pet's long-term health.

In every case, you'll be seen by experienced, knowledgeable members of our team. Our veterinarians, veterinary technicians and other pet friendly personnel are trained to the highest standards. Their knowledge ensures that all patients get the best in prevention and healing methods.

Local Medical Issues

Protect Against Parasites!

Are there different sorts of internal parasites or worms?

There are several types of internal parasites that cause problems in dogs. These include nematodes or roundworms, of which Toxocara canis (intestinal roundworm) and Dirofilaria immitis (heartworm) are the main examples, and cestodes or tapeworms of which Dipylidium caninum, Taenia species and Echinococcus species are important examples. Ancylostoma species (hookworms) are also common internal parasites in many parts of the United States.

In cats; these include nematodes or roundworms, of which Toxocara cati, Toxascaris leonina (intestinal roundworm) and Dirofilaria immitis (heartworm) are the main examples, and cestodes or tapeworms of which Dipylidium caninum, Taenia species and Echinococcus species are important examples. Ancylostoma species (hookworms) are also common internal parasites in many parts of the United States and Canada.

Are these infections serious in a dog?

Intestinal worms can be a serious problem in young puppies. Hookworms can cause anemia and roundworms can lead to poor growth and development.

Intestinal worms can be a serious problem in young kittens. Hookworms can cause anemia and roundworms can lead to poor growth and development.

Heartworm disease is a major life-threatening problem. Heartworm disease is considered to be one of the most serious conditions seen in small animal practice. Heartworm disease is transmitted by mosquitoes.

Please stay in schedule with your flea/tick and heartworm preventatives. Call and schedule your appointment today for Heartworm testing and begin preventative measure TODAY!

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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.

Find a VCA Specialty Care Animal Hospital near you:

 

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Emergency Care

In case of an emergency, please call VCA Annandale Animal Hospital immediately: 703-941-3100

If it is after hours, please contact:

VCA Alexandria Animal Hospital: 703-823-3601
2660 Duke Street in Alexandria

VCA SouthPaws: 703-752-9100
8500 Arlington Blvd in Fairfax

Hope Center: 703-281-5121
140 Park Street SE in Vienna

Regional Veterinary Referral Center: 703-451-8900
6551 Backlick Road in Springfield
 

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