VCA SouthPaws Veterinary Specialists & Emergency Center

Our Pet Care Partners

Caring for all of your pet's needs takes more than we could ever provide alone. Here are some local organizations and businesses that we recommend to our patients and their families.


  • ASPCA ANIMAL POISON CONTROL CENTER HOTLINE

    ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center HotlineThe ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center is staffed 24 hours with veterinary health professionals who have been specially trained in veterinary toxicology. If you think that your pet may have ingested a potentially poisonous substance, call the ASPCA 24 hour emergency Animal Poison Control Center hotline at (888) 426-4435. A $65 consultation fee is applied to your credit card.
     

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  • AMERICAN COLLEGE OF VETERINARY INTERNAL MEDICINE

    The American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of animals and people through education, training and certification of specialists in veterinary internal medicine, discovery and dissemination of new medical knowledge, and increasing public awareness of advances in veterinary medical care. The ACVIM is the international certifying organization for veterinary specialists in cardiology, large animal internal medicine, neurology, oncology, and small animal internal medicine. ACVIM websites provide science based peer-reviewed educational information about animal health for their patients, family members, volunteers and healthcare professionals.

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  • VETERINARY CANCER SOCIETY

    Veterinary Cancer SocietyThe Veterinary Cancer Society (VCS) is a non-profit professional and educational organization dedicated to veterinary oncology. Formed in 1976, VCS has over 800 members, including specialists in medical, surgical, and radiation oncology, internists, pathologists, pharmacologists and general practitioners worldwide. The website dedicated to both members and pet owners provides a wealth of resources and information, including answers to Frequently Asked Questions, clinical trials, locating a veterinary oncologist, links of interest, and memorials/tributes.

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  • AMERICAN VETERINARY MEDICAL ASSOCIATION

    American Veterinary Medical AssociationThe American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), established in 1863, is a not-for-profit association representing more than 84,000 veterinarians working in private and corporate practice, government, industry, academia, and uniformed services. Structured to work for its members, the AVMA acts as a collective voice for its membership and for the profession. A wealth of public resources are available online.
     

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  • MYVETERINARIAN.COM

    MyVeterinarian.com
     

     A search website provided as a public resource by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) to assist pet owners in locating a veterinary practitioner in their area.
     

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  • CARECREDIT

    http://www.carecredit.com/vetmed/


    CareCredit offers Special Financing* and low monthly payment options, no up-front costs, and no prepayment penalties so you can keep your pet healthy and happy.

    *Subject to credit approval.

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  • DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA ACADEMY OF VETERINARY MEDICINE

    District of Columbia Academy of Veterinary Medicine


    The District of Columbia Academy of Veterinary Medicine was established in 1957 to provide high quality continuing education for the graduate veterinarian. Its aims and purposes are: to advance knowledge of small animal medicine by postgraduate study; to promote closer relationships among veterinarians; to promote better veterinary services.
     


     

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  • NORTHERN VIRGINIA VETERINARY MEDICAL ASSOCIATION

    Northern Virginia Veterinary Medical Association




    The Northern Virginia Veterinary Medical Association began in 1975 as a non-profit organization to:

     


    • Promote within the veterinary profession the highest degree of skill, integrity and service to the public.
    • Enlighten the public concerning veterinary medicine and to disseminate information for the benefit of the public regarding appropriate care and treatment of animals.
    • Improve and elevate the standards of veterinary medicine within the Commonwealth of Virginia
    • Foster the cultivation of professional fellowship among veterinarians in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
     

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  • FETCH a Cure

    FETCH a CureFETCH A CURE MISSION

    Furthering Education and Treatment for Companion Health
    FETCH a Cure is a 501 ©(3) non-profit organization determined to improve quality of life by connecting people and pets through accessible, compassionate treatment and education. Our vision is simple: A community where no one is denied a choice for their pet due to lack of options, education or funding.

    Helping People. Helping Pets. Through community outreach by way of events, campaigns and fundraisers, FETCH is working to promote the need to help pets live long, healthy lives. FETCH continually works to raise awareness and further education about pet cancer prevention, detection and treatment and senior care and aging issues.

    We provide financial aid to families unable to bear the cost of the life-saving treatments for their pets that have been diagnosed with cancer through the Companions in Crisis program. FETCH continues to work towards providing more accessible treatment options for all within our community.

    Through the Pixie’s Pen Pals program, FETCH is helping rescue dogs and inmates in Virginia correctional centers have a second chance. By working cooperatively and bonding with the animals, the inmates learn responsibility, patience, tolerance and life-long skills and the trained dogs find life-long homes.
     

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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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