Recently, LVH’s Dr. Jennifer Boyle organized an Introduction to Veterinary Medicine course for area middle schoolers.  Held over the course of two weekend sessions at our practice, about 20 local students between the ages of 10 and 14 took part in exciting and stimulating workshops – all giving them an inside look into the world […]

With warm weather finally on the horizon, we all have an excuse to get out and enjoy the beauty of Loudoun County and surrounding areas with our pets this summer.   But as the mercury rises, please take some extra consideration when planning trips with your pets.  While it is convenient to bring Fido along as you run errands on your way to the dog park or lake,  it’s importance to remember… Read More

The warmth and beauty of spring are finally here, calling us and our four-legged friends to the great outdoors.  For many of you, this means spending time beautifying your exterior living spaces and planting gardens.  For our furry friends, this probably means sniffing, eating, and digging their way into mischief!  As you embrace the changes of the season, get our advice on keeping your pets safe in and around the garden. Choose… Read More

When accidents or injuries happen, bandages are used to help promote proper healing of wounds and surgical incisions.  They protect injured areas from environmental containments like dirt and debris and also help to keep your pet from licking/ bothering the affected area.   Unlike human bandages that are usually adhesive, pet bandages consist of multiple layers, with the first layer being a nonstick pad that will not stick to the wound or your… Read More

Maintaining order – and your sanity – in a house shared by kids and pets may seem overwhelming, but it is doable with a little patience and practice.  Plus, fostering positive relationships can go a long way in keeping your kids safe and pets happy. Here are a few of our top tips for keeping the peace and creating lasting friendships among your two-legged and four-legged little ones.   Supervise all interactions… Read More

Leesburg Veterinary Hospital is very excited to be the first veterinary hospital in our area to have most of our staff Fear Free Certified!  This means that every member of our team (including front desk staff, assistants, technicians, and doctors) will be practicing techniques that reduce fear, aggression, and stress for our patients. We have enhanced our hospital environment,  learned skills to approach your pet in a considerate manner, and use positive… Read More

You are diligent about outfitting your dog with a collar and ID tags, and your cat remains indoors at all times – nothing to worry about then, right?  Unfortunately, accidents can happen to even the most conscientious pet owners.  Collars can break or fall off and doors can be left open.  The only permanent form of identification in the event that your pet goes missing is a microchip. A microchip is a… Read More

Will the Easter Bunny be making a stop at your house this weekend? Here are some tips for keeping your pets safe amid baskets full of candy and springtime treats. Candy toxicity and other seasonal poisonings spike in veterinary hospitals around Easter.  Some items which are perfectly safe for human consumption are highly toxic for pets. Protect your pets by avoiding these 5 common holiday goodies and click on the links to… Read More

Did you know that an estimated 4.5 million Americans are bitten by dogs each year.  Over 800,000 bites result in needing medical attention and half of these cases happen to children.  Although we view dogs as members of our family and want to love on them as much as possible, it is important to remember that dogs speak a different language than us, and need to be treated differently.  What we (or… Read More

You Are Not Alone The loss of a beloved animal companion is never easy.  Our furry friends are viewed as members of our families, and when a pet dies, it can affect us much in the same way as losing a human friend or family member.  Grieving is a normal and unavoidable reaction to a loss, but it is also a response that is often misunderstood, if not minimized by others.  Grief… Read More