VCA SouthPaws Veterinary Specialists & Emergency Center

Jeff Norton, DVM, DACVS, Veterinary Specialist

DVM, Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine
Certifications: DACVS
Departments: Surgery


B.S. Animal Science, B.S. Biology - Virginia Tech
DVM, Virginia - Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine
Internship: Small Animal Medicine and Surgery - Mississippi State University
Surgical Internship: Dallas Veterinary Surgery Center
Residency: VCA All-Care Animal Referral Center, Fountain Valley, CA
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons

Special Interests/Expertise:

  • Stifle Surgery (cruciate ligament reconstruction, patellar repair, etc.)
  • Co-inventor of the VID Universal TPLO plate (used for cruciate repair).
  • Arthroscopy and soft tissue surgery.

Research/Lectures/Publications: Jeff has done research into elbow dysplasia, capital-physeal fracture repair in cats, and Achilles tendon repair. He has given many lectures on canine elbow dysplasia, cranial cruciate ligament repair, physical therapy, gastric dilatation and volvulus, acute pain management, and surgical assisting.

Pets: The Norton family is a zoo. It is home to one very needy corgi-mixed breed dog, two cats, a Russian tortoise, multiple fresh water fish, and multiple rats. The back yard is turning into a wildlife habitat with frequent visits from deer, foxes, raccoons, and multiple species of birds including barn owls and a sharp shin hawk.

Personal Facts: Jeff grew up in Fredericksburg, Virginia and is thrilled to be back in the area. Outside of SouthPaws, he enjoys golf, fishing, going to football and baseball games, bird watching, and working in the yard.

Member of the VCA SouthPaws Veterinary Specialists & Emergency Center team since 2008. Dr. Norton is a board certified veterinary surgeon.


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

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.