VCA Herndon-Reston Animal Hospital

Wellness Exams

All pets should be examined at least once a year in order to prevent or detect health problems.  The physical examination is also an opportunity for you to discuss important wellness issues with your pet's doctor.  It's one of the best ways to help your pet keep healthy and stay around for as long as possible.

Our veterinarians are trained to recognize the subtle signs that can indicate that your pet is having a problem.  We use all the same diagnostic tools as your own physician - blood tests, urinalysis, X-rays, ECGs, and more - to help pinpoint or rule out problems.

A comprehensive physical exam includes checking the eyes, ears, nose, and mouth, the gastrointestinal system, the heart and lungs, and the musculoskeletal system.  After the hands-on examination, our doctors may recommend vaccinations, a fecal examination and heartworm test, and give recommendations on routine wellness care, such as flea and tick prevention, intestinal parasite control, heartworm prevention, weight management, and dental cleanings.


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.