VCA Beacon Hill Cat Hospital

Veterinary Support

  • Technician

    Dawn Gaston

    Dawn is a NOVA native but lived in Lafayette, Indiana for 3 years. She doesn't really watch much TV but does enjoy a good zombie movie. She is a beach lover and is much happier outside than inside. Her Jeep is her prized possession. She loves riding around in the sunshine with the top down or sitting by the river under the stars. She has met many interesting people because of her Jeep including her wonderful boyfriend, Luke.

    She has 1 cat and 1 dog. She acquired her dog while in Indiana. Maize belonged to a Purdue student that realized she couldn’t afford the new puppy she had adopted from the local shelter. She was only 3 months old and she couldn’t say no her sweet little face. Her cat Fritzy is a shared pet with her brother. She adopted them about 2 years ago from the streets of their neighborhood.

    "I work in the field of Veterinary medicine because I have always been a “fix it” person and I have a helping others kind of personality. I work well in emergency situations and do great under pressure. Our animal companions can’t really “speak” for themselves and need my/our help. I have never been squeamish so the dirty side of animal medicine doesn’t usually bother me, and I love animals."


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