VCA University Veterinary Clinic


  • Hospital Manager

    Jay Kershenstein
    School: Mount Saint Mary's College, Biology

    Jay started working at VCA when he was 15 years old. He has been with University Veterinary Clinic since 1987 and joined VCA in 2004. He is the hospital manager and he takes pride in helping his team grow. He loves seeing his team keep the human/animal bond together. One of the reasons he is in the veterinary field he states “Everyday is unique and exciting”. His current animal companion is Rosebud, a black lab. His favorite dog breed is the Golden Retiever and the black lab. Outside of work, he enjoys coaching youth soccer, playing golf, hockey and being outdoors with his family. He is also involved in a men’s group at church.

    "The reason I work at VCA University Veterinary Clinic is that I love to see the bond grow between our clients, staff and patients. I am honored to serve such a wonderful team that is dedicated to providing the BEST customer service in the industry as well as GREAT medicine for our patients. Every day is a new adventure and I am proud of the team we have here."

  • Assistant Manager

    Neha Taneja

    Neha has been with VCA now for four years. Her role in the hospital is making sick pets feel better. She loves all animals! Her current animal companion is Heidi, a German Shepherd. Outside of work, she enjoys basketball, coaching and is studying for her  MBA/MS in Healthcare management.

    "The reason why I work at VCA University Veterinary Clinic is because as a very family-oriented individual, I have a second family at work among my coworkers, clients and patients. Each day I come into the clinic, everyone is enthusiastic about animal welfare, as well as concerned about each other. The entire team works hard to be the best and encourages personal development. Everyone expresses deep compassion and care, creating a very warm and friendly environment. After all, what's better than creating lasting relationships and experiencing the depths of the human-animal bond?"


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