VCA Beacon Hill Cat Hospital

Katie Gies, DVM, Staff Veterinarian

DVM, North Carolina State University


Dr. Gies, a native of Concord, NC, joined VCA Beacon Hill Cat Hospital in 2012, as a relief veterinarian.

After graduating from North Carolina State University (Summa Cum Laude) with a major in Biological Sciences in 2002, she went on to that University's College of Veterinary Medicine, earning her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2006.

Always an avid student of emergency and critical care, Dr. Gies is happy to be practicing emergency medicine at VCA Alexandria Animal Hospital.

New to the DC area, Dr. Gies and her husband Aaron are having a great time exploring it on walks with their dog, Ferris, as well as kayaking, horseback riding, and playing with their two cats, Boniface and Pumpkin.


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

If your cat has an emergency, please come right away - your cat will be seen immediately.  If possible, call to let us know you are on the way.

If we are closed, our voicemessage has the phone numbers of nearby Emergency locations that we recommend.  Our phone number is 703-765-2287.

After hours we recommend you call:

VCA Alexandria Animal Hospital 703-751-2022

or VCA Southpaws Referral Center 703-752-9100