VCA MacArthur Animal Hospital

Our Pet Care Partners

Caring for all of your pet's needs takes more than we could ever provide alone. Here are some local organizations and businesses that we recommend to our patients and their families.

Pet Health and Lifestyle Information

We know a well-informed owner coupled with an expert veterinary care team is key to maintaining the happiness and health of your pet. That’s why we partnered with to bring you additional pet health and lifestyle information you can’t find on our website. contains a wealth of pet information written by leading veterinarians, journalists, and animal health care experts. Whether you are wondering about why your dog puts his head out of the window while driving, seeking a workout plan for you and your dog, or trying to figure out how to get your cat to take her medicine, VCA and are here to help.


  • Washington Animal Rescue League

    Pet adoption

    Visit Washington Animal Rescue League

  • Washington Humane Society

    Receive a free initial exam and 14-day health care guarantee for your new pet when you adopt through this shelter.

    Visit Washington Humane Society

  • Animal Welfare League of Alexandria

    Receive a free initial exam and 14-day health care guarantee for your new pet when you adopt through this shelter.

    Visit Animal Welfare League of Alexandria

  • Bark Busters

    In-home canine training

    Visit Bark Busters

  • Countryside Kennels

    Luxury boarding for dogs and cats

    Visit Countryside Kennels

  • Care Credit

    A payment option for your pet's healthcare

    Visit Care Credit

  • Valley Pet Crematory and Cemetary

    Pet Loss

    Visit Valley Pet Crematory and Cemetary

  • VCA Charities

    Help us support pets in need.

    Visit VCA Charities

  • HomeAgain Microchip

    A pet microchip creates a forever bond between you and the pet you love. Together with the HomeAgain pet recovery system, you’ll give your pet the best chance of coming back home to you.

    Visit HomeAgain Microchip

  • ASPCA Poison Control

    Your best resource for any animal poison-related emergency, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. If you think that your pet may have ingested a potentially poisonous substance, call (888) 426-4435.

    Visit ASPCA Poison Control

  • American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA)

    The standard of veterinary excellence

    Visit American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA)

Pet Loss Resources

Losing a pet can be devastating, but you are not alone in your grief. The following online communities and resources can help you begin recovering from your loss.


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.

Find a VCA Specialty Care Animal Hospital near you:


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Emergency Care

In case of emergency, please call us immediately.  If it is after hours, please contact one of the following nearby emergency care clinics:

VCA Alexandria Animal Emergency 703-751-2022

VCA VRA, 301-926-3300

VCA Southpaws,703-752-9100

Please request the emergency hospital send us a report so we may follow up with you the next day.