VCA MacArthur Animal Hospital

Veterinary Support

  • Technician

    Erin Heiss

    Erin was born and raised in the DMV area. She has over 10 years experience working as a Veterinary Technician. She enjoys assisting with Dental procedures and diagnostic procedures.

    When she's not working Erin spends her time with her 3 Children and a long hair dachsund Mickey.

    Erin recalls never having a desire to work at any other job. She loves working in the Veterinary Field, and her dedication shines through in all she does, from meeting our clients and patients for the first time, to working with the VCA team members.

  • Veterinary Assistant

    Katie Redeen

    Katie is from Bethesda, MD. She is one of our Veterinary Assistants.  She grew up with a love for all animals, at a very young age, knew she wanted to work in the Veterinary field.

    She graduated from High Point University, in North Carolina with a degree in Bilogy and is currently enrolled in a local Veterinary Technology program.

    In her spare time, she enjoys volunteering at the National Zoo and spending time with her cat "Jewel" and her two dogs, "Ralphie" and "Louie".

    She loves her job here at VCA MacArthur Animal Hospital and is proud to be a part of the VCA Family.

    Katie's compassion, love for animals, positive attitude and warm smile has been a great asset to our amazing team.

  • Veterinary Assistant

    Jason Stankiewicz

    Jason is orginally from Clarksville, IN. He graduated from Georgetown College with a degree in Chemistry, while he served with the Kentucky Air National Guard. Prior to that, he was a Ceremonial Guardsman with the Air Force Honor Guard, at Bolling, AFB.

    Jason moved back to the DC area in the fall of 2010 and in 2013 completed a Veterinary Assistant program . Jason's long term goal is to progress through the Veterinary field and become a Veterinarian.

    When Jason is not working he volunteers at The National Zoo's Elephant House. Jason lives with his girlfriend Laura, and their three furry babies: Julep, Bacardi and Monster.

    Jason is a great fit here at VCA MacArthur Animal Hospital. He keeps us organized, and keeps everyone smiling. This may be his first job as a Veterinary assistant but his compassion for animals and team spirit has brought another shining star to VCA MacArthur Animal Hospital.


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, 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.