VCA Old Town Animal Hospital

Our Hospital

Welcome to VCA Old Town Animal Hospital, where your pet's health is our top priority and excellent customer service is our goal!  Dr. Laura MacLean, Dr. Eume Jung, Dr. Anne-Marie Lewis and Dr. Natalie Henigan are all committed to listening to you about your pet's needs'after all, you know them best. We are excited about seeing your dogs, cats, birds, ferrets, hamsters, gerbils, rabbits, sugar gliders - the whole family! Our whole team is waiting to assure you that you are receiving the best preventative care and treatments available. Do you know that we offer boarding for dogs, cats, birds, and pocket pets? Do you know that we offer baths for everyone also? Look to VCA Old Town as the final answer for all you pet care needs! We look forward to meeting you!

Local Medical Issues

Our pets deserve the best medical care'whether it is preventative, treatment for existing issues, or searching for new solutions. We perform thorough exams on your dogs, cats and pocket pets and then carefully explain the findings to you. A goal of VCA Old Town is client education, so you will become more knowledgeable about the issues that affect your pets, such as illness, parasite control, weight control, aging, and skin and ear allergies. When we bathe dogs and cats we are careful to clean ears, eyes, anals and trim nails - all in a safe, loving environment. We never rush the bath because most dogs and cats really like the extra attention! Our pets need quality care whether they are young, middle-aged, or older'and we are committed to being experts on all aspects of medicine so that you will know that you are getting the best care possible.

As we are leaving Summer and heading into Fall, remember that warm days are still plentiful.  Make sure your pets always have an adequate fresh water supply and plenty of shade outdoors.  As the days grow shorter and Halloween draws near, be very careful to keep all the candy away from your pets; even a small amount of chocolate can be toxic, and too much sugar will cause vomiting and diarrhea.  Call us immediately if your pet eats this goodies.

Also, remember those pesky parasites - heartworms, mosquitoes, fleas and ticks (just to name a few) are not gone from our environment.  Year-round protection is the only way to keep them at bay.  And be sure that you dogs are protected from airborne contagious diseases such as influenza and kennel cough by asking for the full protection vaccines.  Cats at home?  Many indoor cats never come to the vet.  So many issues can be detected with early testing which keep Fluffy and Sniff safe and healthy their whole lives.

Enjoy the changing colors in Fall, and take great care of your pets - what a wonderful season!


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 Hospital 703-751-2022.

VCA  Southpaws Referral Center 703-752-0100                                                              

Please request that they send a report to us so we can follow up with you later.