VCA University Veterinary Clinic

David E. Jackson, VMD, Staff Veterinarian

VMD, 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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Below is his biography.

David Jackson, a lifelong resident of Virginia, obtained his undergraduate degree from VPI and completed his veterinary studies at the University of Pennsylvania in 1971. After graduating, Dr. Jackson began working in a small animal practice in Maryland for two years, and thereafter in Virginia and has continued practicing here in his home state ever since.

In the past, he has served as the President of the DC Academy of Veterinary Medicine and of the Emergency Veterinary Clinic in Vienna, VA (now The Hope Center). Dr. Jackson is a member of American Animal Hospital Association since 1971 and has chaired the Practice Management Committee and Student Education Committee and served on many other AAHA Committees. He is currently serving on the AAHA Advisory Board. VCA-University Veterinary Clinic is a 25-year member, also committed to the AAHA high standards of excellence and recertified as such every 4 years.

During the last two decades, in addition to his thriving small animal practice, Dr. Jackson has spent considerable time as a practice consultant for other veterinarians and has been the sole proprietor of Veterinary Management and Development (VMD), a veterinary consulting business. He lectures extensively throughout the United States and internationally.

In his limited spare time, Dr. Jackson is active in his church and has served Chairman of the Fellowship and Building Committees and has taught Sunday School for 5 years. He is on the Cardinal Bank Advisory Committee. He was a youth soccer coach for 19 years and is an avid Washington Redskin's fan since birth. He has two grown sons, Chris and Michael, and he has been happily married to Judy Jackson since 1969.


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