VCA University Veterinary Clinic
By Neha Taneja
Published: April 05, 2013

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On Friday, March 29, 2013, staff and clients of VCA University Veterinary Clinic gathered in remembrance of the late Dr. David E. Jackson. At this same time last year, Dr. Jackson suffered a massive stroke, and it was only appropriate to commemorate him on this day. Jay Kershenstein, hospital manager, led us in prayer as we expressed our gratitude for having known Dr. Jackson. There were tears, laughter and smiles as we shared stories of how he had personally touched all of us. Shortly thereafter, everyone gathered in the parking lot to release about two dozen white balloons with messages to Doc on them. As we think about and remember him, may Doc forever rest in peace. We love you Doc.


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