As we prepare for the spookiest night of the year, let’s take a moment to take our furry friends into consideration.  Nothing is more frigthening than having to deal with a pet emergency in the midst of the seasonal festivities.  Get our veterinarian-approved tips to be pet-prepared this Halloween weekend. Furry friends beware – these foods are truly frightful! Chocolate Mini chocolate bars in iconic flavors may be one of our favorite… Read More

It’s been a fun week at Leesburg Veterinary Hospital as we celebrate National Veterinary Technician Week.  We’ve enjoyed telling you all the ways our Licensed Veterinary Technicians (LVTs) are valuable members of our medical team.  Today, we’re turning the tables on our techs, having them answer some common questions about the profession. Our Clinical Technician Supervisor, Kimberly Shaffer (with the help of our other LVTs Jennifer, Melissa, Annie, and Joanne) took a… Read More

We are so excited to be celebrating National Veterinary Technician Week at LVH this week! Our entire team works hard every day to provide exceptional and compassionate care to our animal family. In honor of National Veterinary Technician Week, we want to take you behind-the-scenes with one group in particular – our licensed veterinary technicians (LVTs) – to show you the depth of their skills and specialties.  All of our LVTs have… Read More

Wednesday, October 12, 2016 is National Pet Obesity Awareness Day.  According to research conducted by The Association for Pet Obesity Prevention in 2015, 58% of cats and 54% of dogs in the United States are overweight or clinically obese. Obesity is a common health problem for dogs and cats of all ages, increasing the risk of serious diseases and health problems, such as diabetes, arthritis, and cardiovascular, respiratory, and muscular-skeletal disorders. Because… Read More

Meet Alfred, a 2-year-old Norfolk Terrier.  Alfred first visited us at the end of August after he was recently adopted.  Alfred’s owners adopted him knowing that he was positive for heartworm disease but were committed to providing the treatment necessary to rid him of this debilitating disease. Heartworm disease is a very serious and potentially fatal condition caused by parasitic worms that live in the pulmonary vessels (the vessels which carry blood… Read More

October 1-7 is officially designated as National Walk Your Dog Week! If you ask us, there is no better time than the Autumn season to get out and enjoy all of our areas’ unique natural wonders and historical landmarks with your pup! The Benefits of Walking Your Dog Besides the special bonding time you’ll get to share with your pet every day, a daily walking routine has several health and behavioral benefits… Read More

It’s Deaf Dog Awareness Week!  A great time to tell you why deaf dogs are not that much different than hearing dogs and why they make wonderful pets! Why are some dogs deaf? Partial or complete deafness in dogs can be caused by a variety of factors including inherited genetic defects or develop after birth from infections, traumas, loud noises, and old age.  Some dogs breeds, including Dalmatians, Boston Terriers, Boxers, English… Read More

The Autumn season is one of our most favorite times of the year. What’s not to love about the fall in Northern Virginia – a crisp nip in the air, the brilliant colors of changing foliage, pumpkin patches, and apple picking – it’s the perfect time to get out and explore Loudoun County with our family and furry friends. But before you head out, take a look at your canine companion’s leash…. Read More

You may have received an email auto-response message this summer from Dr. Kloer stating that she would be away from the office for an extended period of time. Dr. Kloer may have been away from our hospital, but she sure kept busy, taking part in several veterinary outreach trips out west.  In the following piece, Dr. Kloer gives us a little insight into her experiences helping many pets in underserved areas of… Read More

Hope for the best, prepare for the worst. Over the past few months, we provided some tips on how to keep your pet safe, happy, and healthy through the lazy, hazy, hot days of summer.  But would you know what to do to keep your pet safe in the event of a natural disaster?  September is National Preparedness Month – a great time to think about creating disaster and emergency preparedness plans… Read More