VCA SouthPaws Veterinary Specialists & Emergency Center

Cynthia Sloan, DVM, DACVR, Veterinary Specialist

DVM, Washington State University
Certifications: DACVR
Departments: Diagnostic Imaging


Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Radiology
BS, Le Tourneau University
DVM, Washington State University
Residency: Radiology, University of Missouri and Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists

Special Interests/Expertise: Ultrasonography, CT scanning and interpretation, nuclear medicine, contrast radiography.

Pets: I must confess I'm smitten by cats in mittens! Smoochie is the tuxedo love of my life; Ying is my sassy-pants calico. I'm currently holding at two kit kats, but there's always room for more, isn't there?

Personal Interests: My refreshing comes in the form of any physical activity. Biking, weight training and snow skiing are my current habits. I love digging in the dirt and planting things but am just a horticulturist want to-be. I love my church, a good campfire and fast cars. I am honored to volunteer my time at the Washington National Zoo. It has provided a great opportunity to ultrasound many different species and many interesting cases. But I especially love helping the animals and the people I see at SouthPaws.

Member of the VCA SouthPaws Veterinary Specialists & Emergency Center team since August 2003.


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.