VCA Annandale Animal Hospital

Andrea Paradise, DVM, Associate Veterinarian

DVM, 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.  Joining the VCA family in January 2008 has allowed Dr. Paradise to pursue her goal of becoming a true advocate for her patients and their owners.  She has been with VCA Annandale since September 2009.   Her veterinary interests include a strong interest in feline medicine and geriatric medicine and pursuing hospice care.

Dr. Paradise and her husband share their home with their two cats (Nermal - a "saucy brat" and Bella - a "fatty") and their two children Reese and Tate.  During her free time she enjoys playing with her children, documentary television, reading, baking and trying to get some sleep.

I became a veterinary because I have always want to help people and the animals that they love. I love witnessing the bond that our clients have with their pets. I also  love how the veterinary field is always changing and there are new developments in medicine. Another wonderful benefit to working at VCA Annandale animal hospital is the great team. We work hard and have fun at the same time, Each day is always different, just when you think you have see it all there is something to surprise you.


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