VCA University Veterinary Clinic

Greg Swieter, DVM, Associate Veterinarian

DVM, 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 College of Veterinary Medicine in May of 2012. He previously worked at both VCA University and VCA Annandale as a Veterinary Assistant in the summers starting in 2006. He has been a resident of Virginia for almost his entire life and has lived in Fairfax since 1991.

At this stage in Dr. Swieter’s career he is still exploring his specific interests within the umbrella of small animal veterinary medicine. He does, however, have a particular zeal for effective/optimal client communication, clinical pathology and cytology.

Dr. Swieter is a member of the Phi Zeta Honor Society of Veterinary Medicine and finished in the top 15% of his graduating class.

In his free time, Dr. Swieter enjoys both playing and watching many different sports including soccer, football and basketball. He also loves to spend time with his Guinea Pig, Iggy, and his dog, Kaylie.

"The reason why I work at VCA University Veterinary Clinic is the lasting relationships made with the clients. The gift of being able to treat and bond with multiple generations of pets belonging to multiple generations of clients is uncommon in other fields of work and even other vet clinics. The entire staff has the pet’s health and the client’s comfort as their top priorities. That connection, that bond, between myself and the individuals on both ends of the leash, is what makes me so lucky!"


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