VCA Herndon-Reston Animal Hospital

VCA Herndon-Reston Animal Hospital Testimonials

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  • Thank you, Dr. Michaels.

    -Grace Moore from Herndon, VA
    Pet Name: Nellie and Shorty

    Dr. Michaels has been attending to my dogs and cats since 1976. I have trusted him and the other doctors who have and do work with and for him. He's a brilliant surgeon and diagnostician. I can't say enough positive things about him. I've also seen Dr. Canon with my dog and have been very pleased with her.

  • To Our Veterinary Family

    -Laura and John White from Reston, VA
    Pet Name: Snibbits

    "We want to thank you so much for all of the wonderful care you gave our precious Snibbits! We were so touched by the card you all signed, and by the donation you made to the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine. It's so comforting to know that this will benefit the Veterinary Memorial Fund and aid in their research.

    Thank you again for everything you've done for all of our cats!"

  • Thank you

    -Rhonda Levine from Potomac Falls, VA
    Pet Name: Allison

    Thank you to everyone at the animal hospital for your loving care of Allison and for the donation made in her memory. She was a special dog and will always be grateful for your caring kindness.


    Rhonda Levine

  • Thank you

    -Sam Lietz from Herndon, VA
    Pet Name: Bacchus

    "Thank you for helping Bacchus live a full and exciting life and also for your kindness and compassion to those he left behind.

    - Sam, Schatzi, Lucy & Kissen"

  • Our Tough Old Girl

    -Kenneth Cottrell from Great Falls, VA
    Pet Name: Misty

    The Cottrell family wishes to express their heartfelt thanks at the care that you and your staff provided our dog Misty. We know that the surgery took several hours, but you still took the time to personally call when it was completed late on a Friday night. The pre and post-operative care VCA Herndon-Reston Animal Hospital provided was remarkable, and we have no doubt that Misty could not have been in better hands. Our "tough old girl" as you liked to refer to her could not have done it without you.

    We commend you and your staff, and wish you continued success and many more happy outcomes." - May 29, 2009

  • Journey Back in Time

    -Janet Jung Doyle from Manassas, VA
    Pet Name: Goldie, Nikki and Major - deceased

    My golden retriever (Goldie) was very likely one of Dr. Michaels' first patients in 1975. I remember the wonderful care that he provided along with Aunt Blanche and the office staff. Goldie lived to be 14 but developed liver cancer in her last days. Since the practice was small at the time, Dr. Michaels called in an imaging specialist so that I could be certain that nothing else could be done for her as death is irrevocable. When I decided that I could not allow Goldie to suffer any longer, Dr. Michaels gave me some time with her before he came in to do what needed to be done. I remember crying and when I looked back at him after it was over I saw that he was crying too. That was nearly 40 years ago but I remember his caring as if it was yesterday. I came in numerous times to try to pay my bill for Goldie's treatment. It was 4 weeks before Dr. Michaels could open her folder to calculate the charges. Besides his enormous heart I remember that he always gave women a chance at a time when it was still a man's practice. All of the women veterinarians, technicians and office staff were exceptional. In closing, I will use one of his famous lines, "and we'll say" that he is the finest and dearest vet that I have ever had the pleasure to know. Thank you, Dr. Michaels.

  • Many Thanks

    -Jamie Thompson from Reston, VA
    Pet Name: Perrin, Oscar, Nukus, and Moose

    "Thank you so much for taking care of my brothers and I!

    Perrin Thompson (and Oscar, Nukus, and Moose)"

  • I'm Thrilled.

    -Lydia Hawkins from Reston, VA
    Pet Name: Susie

    Pet Image I just got back home from VCA Animal Hospital in Herndon, VA. I went there wanting to compare with my other Vet. I couldn't wait to tell my boyfriend and our Puppies "daddy" all about it, because the care was awesome, and the price was really good as well. From the moment I walked it the girls at the front desk were very nice, it took almost no time at all for us to get called back, where a very nice assistant took my dogs temp, and asked a few questions. Shortly after Dr. Piola came in and checked over my dog told me what the problems where or could be, answered all of my questions, and just gave great general advice. Dr. Piola was really thorough, informative, and super friendly! At the end of it all another assistant came to get me to show me how to properly clean out my pups ears. Needless to say, my experience was fantastic. I want to Thank everyone there for being so friendly and helpful. I would recommend this Vet to anybody. They also didn't charge me an Arm and a Leg. Thanks


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

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