VCA Healthy PAWS Medical Center Staff

VCA Healthy PAWS Medical Center

Phone: 703-754-4146
Fax: 703-754-1843
14840 Washington Street
Haymarket, VA 20169
Business Hours
Sun Closed
We are open after the SNOW! Our parking is limited until our plows can get finished. Just pull in and we will run out to assist. Don't worry about parking properly!

Dr. Elizabeth Ferguson-Swieter
Medical Director

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Caring for pets... and their people, too.

Welcome to VCA Healthy PAWS Medical Center where your pet's health is our top priority, and excellent customer service is our goal! We are conveniently located in downtown Haymarket on Route 55 (Washington Street), with easy access to Route 29 and the Haymarket exit from Route 66. We are a full-service facility offering wellness exams, vaccinations, hospitalization, surgeries, dental procedures, therapeutic laser treatments, digital dental radiology, digital radiology, ultrasound and daytime emergency care as well as boarding for dogs and cats. We also have a Certified Canine Groomer.

Local Medical Issues

There are several local environmental risks endemic in our metropolitan area. Because of our mild winters, year-round prevention against heartworms and intestinal parasites is critically important. Our suburban living allows for great experiences for our pets to interact with each other and the community in many ways, but also to spread disease at parks,

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New to VCA?

VCA Healthy PAWS Medical Center is a full-service veterinary hospital offering wellness exams, vaccinations, hospitalization, surgeries, dental procedures, digital radiology, ultrasound, therapy laser and daytime emergency care for dogs and cats as well as some avian, exotic and pocket pets. 

We also offer full-service canine grooming by our full-time Certified Groomer and boarding for dogs and cats.  

In addition to the traditional services you'd expect from a veterinary hospital, we offer pets and owners a selection of specialized veterinary services.

We offer extended appointment hours during the week to help those who commute to work in this busy region.   If you aren't sure if we offer a specific service that's important to you, please ask us. We may already offer it, or can refer you to one of our sister animal hospitals in the area.

The friendly, professional staff at VCA Healthy PAWS are committed to providing you with excellent customer service. Our staff will take the time to explain anything you need and will work hard to make your experience a positive one. Our doctors and team are constantly participating in Continuing Education Sessions to stay abreast of the most current medicine available.

And if things get very complicated, we are fortunate to have access to the nation's largest network of VCA veterinarians and board-certified specialists. In a word: TEAMWORK!

Teamwork is a constant in our daily practice. From the very first person you speak to, to the person who checks you and your pet out, our team of pet lovers works cohesively to create a warm and welcoming experience for you and your pet.

Dr. Janelle Canty
Associate Veterinarian
Veterinary School: Other

Dr. Janelle Canty has special interests in behavior, preventative care, holistic medicine and surgery.   She likes yoga, hiking and cooking

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Dr. Shannon Mays
Associate Veterinarian
Veterinary School: Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Shannon Mays was born and raised in Fairfax, Virginia.  She went to Maryville College in Tennessee for her undergraduate where she specialized

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I am very impressed.
Dawn from Winchester

My first impression was the entire staff was pleasant and caring. The staff that passed the front desk while I was waiting said hello to me and a few of the staffed came over and showed my dog attention. Nancy at the front desk made the extra effort to come from behind the front desk to retrieve my completed papers. She took the time to become acquainted with my dog. She asked me how I was today and seemed like she truly cared. I was surprised to receive a card and letter from the hospital. I thought it added a personal touch. The letter was signed by the hospital staff. I am very impressed.

Convenient, Affordable Wellness Plans

Membership includes:

  • Convenient monthly payments
  • 5 visits to VCA each year
  • Doctor-recommended vaccines
  • Prevention and early detection tests for serious diseases
  • Routine dental care for your pet
  • Peace of mind knowing you are doing the best for your pet

To enroll in VCA CareClub®, call us at
703-754-4146 or request an appointment.