VCA Herndon-Reston Animal Hospital

Kathleen McCadden, DVM, Doctor of Oriental Medicine


Welcome, my name is Dr. Kathleen McCadden.


Prior to joining the VCA Herndon Reston team in  May 2012, I was a relief associate veterinarian for various small animal practices in Vermont, Virginia and Maryland.  My interests are in chinese veterinary medicine and acupuncture with small and large animals.  I have a love for all animals especially our  geriatric patients and strive to provide them with a medical enhancement to the wonderful western veterinary medicine that they already receive her at VCA Herndon Reston.  My goal is to enhance our patient's quality of life by providing  hope, compassion and enhanced medical support to traditional treatments.

If you were to ask me WHY I joined the veterinary profession, I would say "I love to help animals live longer healthier lives and enjoy the smiles it provides to the people that love them!"

A few things that you may not know about me:

I have 3 dogs and 2 cats.

I love the Siberian Husky breed and the hound family.

I love to hike, camp, kayak, swim and photography.

I aspire to travel and explore new places.

I love snow!!!





Prior to VCA, Dr. McCadden was a research assistant for the University of Maryland. She worked for 5 years as a relief associate veterinarian for various small animal practices with 3 years in Vermont. She has worked as a relief veterinarian with interests in Chinese veterinary medicine and acupuncture with small and large animals  for the last 4 years. She joined the VCA family in May 2012. Her love for geriatric animals plays an integral part in the hospital. Dr. McCadden provides a medical enhancement to western veterinary medicine by practicing acupuncture and Chinese medicine not only on geriatric pets but all pets. She provides owners with hope and enhanced medical support to traditional treatments to improve thier pets quality of life. Dr. McCadden joined the veterinary profession because she was drawn to the profession through her time as a volunteer in an animal shelter. Her current animal companions are Lakota:a husky mix, Neeka: a husky mix, Sharq: a husky,Stryder: a shepherd mix and Rudy & Bubbles: DSH cats. Dr. McCadden has a love for the Siberian Husky and breeds of the hound family. Her interests outside of the hospital are hiking, camping, kayaking, swimming, photography, traveling/exploring new places, snow!, music and spending time with her family.


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

In case of emergency during normal business hours, please call us immediately. If you have an emergency outside of our normal business hours, please contact a local emergency animal hospital.