VCA University Veterinary Clinic

Boarding Information

We board dogs and cats as a service to our clients on a reservation basis only. Any animal that has not previously been seen by the doctor needs to be scheduled for an examination to establish a medical history so we can better care for your pet during their stay. Every boarding pet receives an evaluation by the doctor, a printed copy of these findings and any suggestions for future care or treatment is provided to you upon release.

Each pet is kept in an individual space, walked outside at least two times daily (except cats) during which time his or her area is washed and disinfected. All pets are fed Science Diet pet food daily unless otherwise instructed. Should a medical problem become apparent while your pet is boarding with us, it will be treated. Please be sure to leave an emergency phone number at which we can contact you in the unlikely event that it would become necessary. All boarders must have proof of current immunizations, or they will be updated while at our hospital. Animals will be released during regular office hours.

The required vaccines are:
Canine Influenza


Our boarding charges are based on weight for dogs and a flat fee for cats. We charge by the night for all animals staying with us. Please call for a specific quote for your companion. 

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 at 703-385-1054. If it is after hours, please contact one of the following nearby emergency care clinics.

- The Hope Center, 703-281-5121, 140 Park Street SE Vienna, VA 22180

- VCA South PAWS, 703-752-9100, 8500 Arlington Boulevard Fairfax, VA 22031