VCA Healthy PAWS Medical Center


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  • I finally located Dr. Ballou

    -Cathy K. from McLean, VA

    Dr. Ballou- I didn't get to thank you for your wonderful and heartfelt care of Honey and Belle. We all miss you and wish you well!

  • I wouldn't take my pets anywhere else

    -Katherine P from Gainesville, VA

    I have a cat that became very ill, and no other veterinarian could diagnose him properly. This was the first place that did, and all my other interactions with them have been excellent. I wouldn't take my pets anywhere else!

  • Thank You Dr. Potter

    -LB from Gainesville, VA
    Pet Name: Smoke, Ember, Ash and Cole

    Thank you for taking such good care of our Ember and me! We would only see Dr. Verna since we got our first dog 13 years ago and our hearts sunk when we found out she was no longer there. Then we met you. You were amazing with Ember and we know that our 3 other furry friends will love you just as much. We feel very blessed that you are there.

  • What you did meant a lot

    -Lee and Jennifer Creech from Bristow, VA
    Pet Name: Pepper

    We can't thank Dr. Potter and the wonderful staff enough for the care & dedication shown towards Pepper during his time of need. He means the world to us!
    Thank you,
    Lee, Jennifer and Pepper Creech

  • My Cat Amie

    -Holly B from Manassas, VA
    Pet Name: Amie

    I appreciate the great care your vets gave my cats and I especially love Dr Juli!

  • Rudy's Dental

    -Chris Ann and James Cleland from Bristow, VA
    Pet Name: Rudy


    Just a note to let you know how much we appreciate you. Rudy is doing great since his extractions. Those procedures are scary for us - but you always take the time to talk with us and explain things. Can't think of a better person to take care of our four legged kids.

    We'll see you soon!

    Chris Ann & James

  • Healthy PAWS Medical Center

    -Desiree Schlitz-Velez from Manassas, VA
    Pet Name: Wesley and Gretchen

    i live in manassas on the edge of quantico. this means that i am approximately 40 minutes away from healthy paws. i've been going to healthy paws since january of 2004. i have (2) boxers - wesley a 4 yr old flashy male and gretchen a 21 month old white female. i also have two cats.

    on july 15th gretchen the white boxer ate or got stung by a bee ( i didnot know this at the time). she swelled up like a balloon (they have a picture at the office). i was a panic, scared, upset. i called healthy paws and stephanie answered - i identified myself and explained the situation briefly and said i was bringing gretchen right over. to say i was not calm is an understatement. as gretchen swelled i was fearful that her tongue would swell and she would not be able to breath. i drove directly there without running any red lights or getting a speeding ticket (a small miracle).

    when i walked into the lobby i was greeted by michele the office manager, dr. stark, dr. taylor, and stephanie.
    dr. taylor immediately took gretchen to the back and start administering steroids and benadryl. dr. stark and michele stayed with me to get me to calm down before i got back in the car.

    gretchen is home now and fine. dr. taylor calls everyday to make sure the hives have not returned.
    this fine group of professionals continues to do their jobs with love and care. dr. verna is my regular dr. but all of my animals have been seen by the other drs. on staff at one time or another. the addition of michele is an added blessing. we have had several conversations in the two years since vca took over.

    again, i am very thankful for the care everyone gives to my 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

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