VCA Old Town Animal Hospital

Laura MacLean, DVM, Medical Director

DVM, Tufts University


Dr. Laura MacLean, our Medical Director keeps us striving for the excellent medicine you expect from VCA Old Town.    In addition to preventative care, surgeries and case development, she practices Acupuncture and dispenses Chinese herbal medicine.  Often she finds that the combination of "Western Medicine" and "Eastern Medicine" provides the best possible care for the pets she sees. 

She has 1 dog, Bender, who is currently working on his "Master's degree in behavior training" plus 2 cats; Fresca and Soda Pop as well as one bird; Barley. The group keeps her going! 

Dr. MacLean often walks to work (and home) to burn off some energy so she can be the best mentor to us all.  We love her and you will too!


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.