VCA SouthPaws Veterinary Specialists & Emergency Center

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We understand that entrusting your patients to another doctor is a serious responsibility. At SouthPaws Veterinary Specialists & Emergency Center, we want you to know that your referred patients will receive the best care from us. You can count on us to be your partners in health care. We have a full range of services and specialists to meet the needs that even your most challenging cases present. Feel free to contact us for a tour of our facility or to meet some of our staff.

We are also a teaching hospital and offer internship and/or residency programs to veterinarians seeking advanced training in a specialty area. Call us to find out more.

Additionally, we offer conferences and seminars to help you meet your ongoing continuing education needs. Be sure to check back often for conference listings.

SOUTHPAWS NEWSLETTER

At VCA SouthPaws Veterinary Specialists & Emergency Center, we value and appreciate the collaborative relationships that we have in the veterinary community in providing the very best care for our patients. We also wish to strengthen communications and share information with local veterinary general practitioners. To further those goals, SouthPaws publishes a biannual newsletter containing a wealth of current topics in veterinary medicine as well as intriguing case studies. Below is our document library of SouthPaws newsletter issues for you to download, print them out or read on your computer or mobile device.

SouthPaws Newsletter Winter 2014
SouthPaws Newsletter Winter 2013
SouthPaws Newsletter Summer 2012
SouthPaws Newsletter Winter 2012
SouthPaws Newsletter  Summer 2011
SouthPaws Newsletter Winter 2011
SouthPaws Newsletter Summer 2010
SouthPaws Newsletter Winter 2009
SouthPaws Newsletter Summer 2009
SouthPaws Newsletter Winter 2008

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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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