VCA SouthPaws Veterinary Specialists & Emergency Center

Doctors Overview

We invite you to explore the biographies of our VCA SouthPaws Veterinary Specialists & Emergency Center veterinarians and learn more about them. Our hospital's team of doctors are compassionate and highly trained veterinary professionals and specialists who are ready to assist you and your pet whenever a health concern presents itself. As you will see in our biography section, our staff has a wide variety of backgrounds and interests, but, above all, a love of animals and providing the very best care for them.

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  • Alicia Montgomery

    Associate Veterinarian
    DVM, Ohio State University
    Departments: Emergency/Critical Care

    BS, Molecular Biology and Physiology, Marshall University
    DVM, The Ohio State University
    Internship: VCA SouthPaws

    Special Interests: Emergency Medicine;

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  • Colleen Mullally

    Associate Veterinarian
    DVM, Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine
    Departments: Emergency/Critical Care

    BA, University of San Diego 1999
    DVM, Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine 2004
    Internship, Animal Specialty Group, Los Angeles, CA 2004-2005
    Residency, Emergency

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  • Jennifer O'Keefe

    Associate Veterinarian
    DVM, Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine
    Departments: Emergency/Critical Care

    Attended Michigan State University for undergraduate studies
    DVM, VA-MD Regional College of Veterinary Medicine
    Residency: Emergency Medicine and Critical Care

    Special

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  • Kathleen Olsen

    Associate Veterinarian
    DVM, Cornell University
    Departments: Emergency/Critical Care

    DVM, Cornell University
    Internship in Michigan

    Dr. Olsen is a native of the Finger Lakes area of New York State and attended Cornell University for her undergraduate and

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General Practice

We have over 600 animal hospitals in 41 states and 4 Canadian provinces that are staffed by more than 3,000 fully-qualified, dedicated and compassionate veterinarians, with more than 400 being board-certified specialists.

The nationwide VCA family of general practice hospitals give your pet the very best in medical care, providing a full range of general medical and surgical services as well as specialized treatments such as wellness, spay/neuter, advanced diagnostic services (MRI/CT Scan), internal medicine, oncology, ophthalmology, dermatology, cardiology, neurology, boarding, and grooming. Services may vary by location.

Our family of pet hospitals stands out by delivering the greatest resources in order provide the highest quality care available for your pets. By maintaining the highest standards of pet health care available anywhere, we emphasize prevention as well as healing. We provide continuing education programs to our doctors and staff and promote the open exchange of professional knowledge and expertise. And finally, we have established a consistent program of procedures and techniques, proven to be the most effective in keeping pets healthy.

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Emergency Care

EMERGENCY CARE

24/7/365, if your pet has a medical emergency, you can find us at the following address:

VCA SOUTHPAWS VETERINARY SPECIALISTS & EMERGENCY CENTER
8500 ARLNGTON BLVD., FAIRFAX, VA 22031
TEL: 703-752-9100

Click here for directions to our location.

VCA SouthPaws Veterinary Specialists & Emergency Center is a fully-equipped 24/7/365 emergency hospital serving pets and their people in Northern Virginia and the greater Washington DC metro area. If you suspect your pet is having a medical crisis, our experienced team of veterinarians, technicians and assistants are here to assist you.

Our Emergency and Critical Care units can assist in all of the following situations requiring immediate medical attention: Auto accidents, traumatic injuries (fractures, bites, burns, lacerations, wounds), respiratory emergencies (choking, difficulty breathing), vomiting, diarrhea, difficulty urinating/defecating, shock, loss of consciousness, dizziness, staggering, tremors, seizures, paralysis, toxic reactions, poison ingestion, labor and delivery problems, blood in urine or feces, swollen, hard, painful abdomen, heatstroke.

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