VCA Old Town Animal Hospital
Is this your veterinarian?
425 North Henry Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
Welcome to VCA Old Town Animal Hospital, where your pet's health is our top priority and excellent customer service is our goal! Dr. Anne-Marie Lewis, Dr. Eume Jung, Dr. Laura MacLean and Dr. Natalie Henigan are all committed to listening to you about your pet's needs; after all, you know them best. We are excited about seeing your cats, dogs, birds, ferrets, hamsters, gerbils, rabbits, sugar gliders - the whole family! Our entire team is waiting to assure you that you are receiving the best preventative care and treatments available. Do you know that we offer boarding for dogs, cats, birds, and pocket pets? Do you know that we offer baths for everyone also? Look to VCA Old Town as the final answer for all you pet care needs! We look forward to meeting you! We have recently added a Certified Groomer to our staff, so you can come to us and your dogs will look their best too!
Local Medical Issues
Our pets deserve the best medical care, whether it is preventative, treatment for existing issues, or searching for new solutions. We perform thorough exams on your dogs, cats and pocket pets and then carefully explain the findings to you. A goal of VCA Old Town is client education, so you will become more knowledgeable about the issues that affect your pets, such as illness, parasite control, weight control, aging, and skin and ear allergies. When we bathe dogs and cats we are careful to clean ears, eyes, anals and trim nails - all in a safe, loving environment. We never rush the bath because most dogs and cats really like the extra attention! Our pets need quality care whether they are young, middle-aged, or older. and we are committed to being experts on all aspects of medicine so that you will know that you are getting the best care possible.
Winter is still here, even if it might be a little warmer soon!. This can bring some special problems for your pets. If you have an outdoor pet, be sure that he/she has access to shelter and always to fresh water. Watch the temperature carefully and beware of too much cold exposure. Ice and snow can stay under little toenails for a long time, so clean those feet when you come inside. The holidays all feature chocolate, a toxic substance to our pets; even sugar can cause vomiting and diarrhea. Call us immediately if your pet eats these goodies as it can be a true emergency.
Parasites don't take a vacation in the winter, so make sure you keep the preventatives going all year round! And be sure that you dogs are protected from airborne contagious diseases such as influenza and kennel cough by asking for the full protection vaccines. Cats at home? Many indoor cats never come to the vet. So many issues can be detected with early testing which keep Fluffy and Sniff safe and healthy their whole lives.
Winter can be a fun time of outdoor exercise and cozy snuggling for you and your pets! With proper preparation and care it can be the best time of year so ENJOY!