VCA University Veterinary Clinic Staff

VCA University Veterinary Clinic

Phone: 703-385-1054
Fax: 703-691-1648
10681 Braddock Road
Fairfax, VA 22032
Business Hours
Sun Closed
38.826928<--lat long-->-77.315669

Caring for pets... and their people, too.

At VCA University Veterinary Clinic our primary goal is to provide your pet with the highest quality pet care available. We have been serving our community for over 30 years and look forward to continuing to serve you. We accomplish these goals through preventative medicine, sophisticated diagnostic services, comprehensive medical care and surgical expertise provided by the doctors and staff selected for their love of animals as well as their experience. We also believe that the absolute best care for all pets is created by a strong relationship between the pet owner and the veterinary staff. We are dedicated to the optimum in patient care and welcome your suggestions and opinions. Our animal hospital offers a full range of general medical/surgical services, extended hours, boarding and grooming for dogs and cats. Our hospital treats diseases and injuries, provides pharmaceutical products, premium pet foods, nutritional pet treats, retail items, flea/tick/heartworm preventatives and

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New to VCA?

We provide veterinary services for every stage in your pet's life, from her first shots to a lifetime of preventive care to keep her happy and healthy.

Our services don't end at our hospital doors.  As a member of the VCA family, our veterinarians have access to extensive medical resources, not the least of which is the VCA knowledge base, which allows our doctors to tap into the collected knowledge of over 2,000 VCA veterinarians.

And if your pet ever needs truly advanced veterinary care, VCA Specialty Hospitals are ready to help.  These twenty-eight clinics provide state-of-the-art care in orthopedic surgery, physical therapy, advanced oncology, and even such cutting-edge treatments as stem cell therapy.

The friendly, professional staff at VCA University Veterinary Clinic is made up of dedicated individuals who have made it their mission to help pets live long, healthy lives. To be true to this mission the hospital team relies on several individuals, where each team member is equally important in helping us deliver the best patient and client experience for both you and your pet.

And if things get very complicated, we are fortunate to have access to the nation's largest network of VCA veterinarians and board certified specialists. In a word: TEAMWORK!

Teamwork is a constant in our daily practice. From the very first person you speak to to the person who checks you and your pet out, our team of pet lovers works cohesively to create a warm and welcoming experience for both you and your pet.

Dr. David E. Jackson
Staff Veterinarian
Veterinary School: University of Pennsylvania

We are saddened to say that Dr. Jackson passed away on 4/14/12. Please keep his family and our team in your thoughts during this difficult time.


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Dr. Greg Swieter
Associate Veterinarian
Veterinary School: Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Swieter joined the VCA University Veterinary Clinic team as full time Associate Veterinarian in July after graduating from the VA-MD Regional

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Great Place
Shannon from Centreville

Wonderful place full of animal lovers. I have been going to VCA University Vet since 1999 with all three of my cats. Dr. Jackson was a wonderful man, I don't care what anyone says on here. My big guy Cal over the years had several medical issues and Doc would always sit with me and discuss what I had researched, what his thoughts were, and then we would come up with a plan. On two occasions I didn't have the money for the full bill, they were so nice and let me make payments so Cal could get the surgery he needed. After Doc passed I met Dr. Gardner and she is wonderful, unfortunately the second time was to say goodbye to Cal. Dr. Gardner was so understanding and sweet, everyone that had come to know and love Cal, from his many visits, were there with me as he passed. Now tell me that's not love, compassion, and understanding. With my other cats, one is still semi-ferrel and used to flip out that she had to be sedated before they could take her out of the carrier to examine her. I would have to leave her for half the day for a simple exam. She still isn't crazy about riding to the vet, but it didn't take long before she came to know and be comfortable with the technicians, now I go in, they examine her and we are out the door in an hour. Since animals have a sense about people, that should tell you something about the people that work there. The other fluffy lovebug has a minor health issue and Dr. Gardner has been terrific talking with me about possible causes, options, and medications.

Convenient, Affordable Wellness Plans

Membership includes:

  • Convenient monthly payments
  • 5 visits to VCA each year
  • Doctor-recommended vaccines
  • Prevention and early detection tests for serious diseases
  • Routine dental care for your pet
  • Peace of mind knowing you are doing the best for your pet

To enroll in VCA CareClub®, call us at
703-385-1054 or request an appointment.