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

I’m sure many of you with cats at home know this situation all too well.  The time comes for Fluffy’s yearly or semi-annual wellness check-up.  You call the vet, schedule the appointment, and dig the carrier out of the attic.  However, on the day of the exam, your generally playful, social, and curious kitty clams up or runs for cover at the sight of their carrier.  Heck, even the mention of that… Read More

Here we are, in the heart (and heat!) of summer and prime vacation time!  Since our furry friends are beloved members of our family, it’s natural to want them to share in the vacation fun! Traveling with our pets can be an awesome experience – the key though, is proper planning and a little preparation beforehand.  Before you hit the road this summer, read our tips for creating a positive experience for… Read More

Dogs can get themselves injured when you least expect it… Buck is a 5-year-old neutered male German Shepherd.   He presented as a walk-in emergency the morning of February 11th.  Buck has always loved to chase the car up the driveway when his owners come home and today was no different.  However on this day something happened during his run. When the owner parked the car at the garage, she noticed Buck wasn’t… Read More

Leesburg Veterinary Hospital is proud to be celebrating the first annual AAHA-Day, today Friday, July 22nd!  The American Animal Hospital Association is the only companion animal veterinary association in North America. It is well-known for its high standards in veterinary medicine and pet care and is currently the veterinary leader in providing industry benchmarks, business practice standards, and educational programs and publications. Leesburg Veterinary Hospital is one of only about 15% of… Read More

Last week, we welcomed 6 year old Olivia to our practice. Olivia gets to have a special day each year where she chooses just one thing to do with just her and her Mom.  This year Olivia told her Mom she wanted to see what it’s like to be a vet!  Her Mom posted the question on social media and we were able to set up Olivia’s special day.  Our Office Manager,… Read More

Wow, can you believe the Fourth of July is this Monday?  It feels like summer is just getting started!  We hope all of our two-legged and four-legged friends have a great weekend with family and friends at patriotic parties and Independence Day celebrations.  As you’re celebrating the birth of our nation, please keep in mind the well-being of your furry friends.  While most of us can’t resist the spectacular display of an… Read More