Mount Vernon Animal Hospital

We're here for you and your pet through the COVID-19 crisis!

We're located at 8623 Richmond Highway, Alexandria, VA 22309

Phone (703)360-6600 Fax (703)360-9339 

WHEN YOU ARRIVE AT THE CLINIC, PLEASE STAY IN YOUR VEHICLE! CALL US AT 703-360-6600 AND WE WILL CHECK YOU IN. ONE OF OUR STAFF WILL COME OUT AND GET YOUR PET, PLEASE LEASH DOGS AND STAND BY YOUR BUMPER, SO THAT WE CAN MAINTAIN SOCIAL DISTANCING.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic we are able to offer some additional services to keep you and your pet healthy.

Starting immediately, we are offering NEW telemedicine appointments to help you keep your pet healthy without having to leave home! 


You can access these services by calling and arranging a phone appointment, or by setting up a video appointment using Zoom, a free service that allows us to communicate with you via videoconference, so we can see your pet and do an accurate assessment. We WILL be able to prescribe and treat your pet after such visits!


If you opt for a phone appointment, you must email us IN ADVANCE any photos, videos, etc that we may need to make our assessment. We may ask for additional information at the time of the phone call. We may need you to drop off a sample of some kind, which you can do by leaving it in a labeled bag on the south side of the building (on top of the laboratory sample boxes) DURING BUSINESS HOURS ONLY and alerting us via phone that you have done so. Payments may be made over the phone for appointments and lab fees. 


If you opt for a videoconference appointment, please make sure you have registered for a free account with Zoom. You can use your phone, PC or tablet, but make sure you have enabled the audio and video and ideally, practice before your appointment time, so no time is wasted that could be used examining your pet. You can access Zoom via the website or by downloading the app. We may need you to drop off a sample of some kind, which you can do by leaving it in a labeled bag on the south side of the building (on top of the laboratory sample boxes) DURING BUSINESS HOURS ONLY and alerting us via phone that you have done so. Payments may be made over the phone for appointments and lab fees. 


We also offer online consultations for general answering questions and offering general advice. These will not count as an exam and we cannot diagnose or treat based on these consultations. They are for information purposes only and details are available on the consultations page. 

We've been open in South Alexandria, VA since 1972, and we'll be here when you need us. We understand how much your pet means to you; we have beloved pets of our own. Come meet our doctors and find out about the pet care services we offer. 

We're proud to offer complementary and alternative medicine treatments, such as acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, therapeutic laser treatments and much more. 

In the most recent Washington Consumer Checkbook, we were one of only two animal hospitals in Fairfax County to receive a check for quality and value. We can provide the level of care that works for your family situation.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic we have some change in procedures and services. Please bear with us as we make sure every pet and person is as safe as possible. Your patience is appreciated.


Once the doctor has examined your pet, she will contact you by phone for any further questions and will discuss diagnosis and other recommendations.


We will be taking payment over the phone and delivering medication outdoors. please be careful to maintain social distance from our staff for your safety and theirs.


If you are sick, or someone in your household is sick, let us known by phone and we can determine how best to care for your pet.


If you or members of your family have been required or asked to be quarantined for any reason, or test positive for COVID-19, and you have recently been to our hospital, We kindly ask you to alert us.


In the interest of public health and conservation of medical supplies, we ask you to limit your visits to necessary services.


We are also offering services that don't require in person visits, telephone/electronic consultations and priority mailing of medications. Please call to arrange this if you think it may suit your needs.


We may have to adjust our hours for staffing reasons, we ask you to be patient with our availability. We want to continue to care for your pets in the best way possible for everyone.


We care for the health of our patients, our clients and the community at large. As health care providers, we feel an obligation to do our best to address all of these.

New client? Download our new client information form and get ready for your appointment! We look forward to meeting you and your pet.


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