VCA SouthPaws Veterinary Specialists & Emergency Center

Amber Stiller, DVM, DACVIM, Veterinary Specialist

DVM, Texas A&M University
Certifications: DACVIM
Departments: Internal Medicine


BS, Texas A&M University
DVM, Texas A&M University, 2008
Internship: VCA Veterinary Care Animal Hospital and Referral Center, Albuquerque, NM
Residency: University of Minnesota
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine

Special Interest/Expertise: The best thing about internal medicine is the wide variety of cases I get to see. I love immune-mediated disease, infectious diseases, and urology.

Stiller A, Armstrong P, Polzin D, Smith S. Effect of Low-Dose Aspirin or Heparin on Platelet-derived Urinary Thromboxane Metabolite in Dogs with Immune-mediated Hemolytic Anemia. J Vet Intern Med. 2013;27(3):712 (abstract)
Stiller AT, Furrow E, Lulich JP. Canine Urethral Plugs. J Vet Intern Med. In press
Stiller AT,Lulich JP, Furrow E. Urethral Plugs in Dogs. J Vet Intern Med. 2014;28:324-330.
Benson CJ, Stiller AT,Corbin EE, Schucker A, Seelig DM. athology in Practice. J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2015;246(9):973-975

Pets: Two British Shorthair tortie girls named Mabel and Birdie, which were adopted in 2015.

Personal Facts: I was born and raised in Texas and I grew up on a backyard farm, the youngest of four. Naturally, I am a Texas A&M Aggie football fan through and through (Whoop!). Outside of work I enjoy biking, kayaking, reading, traveling, kickboxing, and spending time with my husband, niece and nephews.

Member of the VCA Southpaws Veterinary Specialists & Emergency team since September 2013.


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


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

TEL: 703-752-9100

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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.