VCA Annandale Animal Hospital

Deann Ashby, DVM, Medical Director

DVM, St. George's University School of Veterinary Medicine


Dr. Ashby joined the team at VCA Annandale as a Relief Veterinarian in September 2012 and loved it so much that she joined us full time as our Medical Director in February 2013.  Her professional interests include ultrasound, surgery  and exotic medicine.  Her favorite things about veterinary medicine are connecting with her patients and giving them the best care possible.  At the end of the day she most enjoys seeing her patients go home healthy and healed, with the families that love them.

In her free time she loves salsa dancing, painting, photography and karaoke. She also relaxes by spending time with her niece and nephew and going to the beach.

VCA Annandale is proud to have her as a leader for our medical team.

"Every day I come to work because I want to protect the interests of our pets who do not have the ability to speak for themselves.  Since I was a young girl at the tender age of three I felt the need to heal, protect and care for animals.  This began with my first lab puppy.  Through my curiosity of what makes a pet work, both physically and emotionally, I decided to become a veterinarian.  This was so I could know as much as possible, in order to be in the best position to assist when things go wrong, or even better, to prevent them from going wrong in the first place.  My patient's comfort and well being are my primary concern at all times.  I hope to do this through strengthening the bond between owners and their pets, by giving them as many options as possible so they can protect their loved ones." - Dr. Deann Ashby


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

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