VCA Healthy PAWS Medical Center

Geriatric Medicine

Our hospital offers Geriatric (Senior Wellness) Medicine Services for your older pet. When your pet reaches his or her "golden years" they require special care and your veterinarian will recommend certain screening tests. The tests allow your veterinarian to provide an early diagnosis for some of the common diseases that affect older pets, so they can manage those diseases more effectively. In addition to this testing, twice-yearly examinations will be recommended to ensure your pet has the best care as he or she ages.

This is because each year of an older animal's life is roughly equivalent to 4 human years.  Our pets age much faster than we do.  Therefore, we need to do all we can to watch carefully and frequently for any developing problems.  The earlier we find them, the more we can do to control these problems.

If your pet is already facing an illness or disability that can come with old age, your veterinarian will work with you to maintain the highest quality of life for your pet. 

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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

At VCA Healthy PAWS Medical Center, we understand how frightening and stressful it can be when your pet requires emergency medical attention. If your pet has a medical emergency during business hours, please bring them in right away. You do not need an appointment and your pet will be triaged immediately. It is helpful if you call to notify us that you are on your way so that we can prepare the supplies needed for your pet's care.

If your pet has a medical emergency after hours, please contact one of the Veterinary Emergency facilities below.

VCA South Paws in Fairfax, VA 703-752-9100

The Life Center in Leesburg, VA 703-777-5755

Prince William Emergency in Manassas, VA 703-361-8287

VCA Alexandria Animal Hospital in Alexandria, VA 703-751-2022

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