VCA Annandale Animal Hospital

Annandale Veterinarians

We invite you to explore the biographies of our doctors and learn more about them. Our doctors have a wide variety of backgrounds and interests.

  • Chris Escano

    Medical Director
    Veterinary School: None

    Dr. Escano Joined VCA Annandale as Medical Director in 2014.  He obtained his DVM Degree from the University of the Philippines in 2002.

    He is licensed in VA, MD and DC, most recently

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  • Yong Chang

    Associate Veterinarian

    Dr. Chang joined the VCA Annandale team in the Spring of 2013 from Atlanta, Georgia.  He was educated as a Veterinarian at the Kangwon National University in Chunchun, South Korea and is accredited

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  • Andrea Paradise

    Associate Veterinarian
    Veterinary School: Michigan State University

    Dr. Paradise received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Michigan State University in 2005. She then moved to the Bay Area in California for two years before relocating to Virginia. 

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  • Nancy Sitarz-Spalding

    Associate Veterinarian
    Veterinary School: Purdue University

    Dr. Sitarz has been with VCA Annandale many years on Saturday's and the occasional weekday here and there.  She is a dedicated Veterinarian on some of our local military bases working with both

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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

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