Wow, can you believe the Fourth of July is this weekend?  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

  In preparation for spring break getaways a few months ago, Dr. Kloer offered some advice to the readers of Northern Virginia Magazine on the best local sitting and boarding options for our four-legged friends.  The weather in Northern Virginia has certainly perked up since then and you don’t have to head to a tropical island to get some sun.  Nonetheless, we’re sure many of you are still planning a summer vacation… Read More

As you may have already read on our website, LVH’s mission is to provide the best veterinary medicine and client services possible. To accomplish this goal, our staff continually strives to uphold and integrate six core values into all of our daily practice activities:   Over the past year, LVH’s practice owner, Dr. Strickland has made it a priority to keep these values fresh in our staffs’ minds.  It’s one thing to… Read More

After an unseasonably cool spring this year in Northern Virginia,  it looks like the traditional hot, humid, and sticky weather is back in the mid-Atlantic region.  None of us at LVH are complaining though- we welcome the warmer weather and longer days- it gives us all an excuse to get out and enjoy the beauty of Loudoun County and surrounding areas with our pets. However, as the mercury rises, we do need… Read More

With May being pet cancer awareness month, we felt this was the perfect time to give you some information about the disease, preventative measures, as well as diagnostic and treatment options. Sadly, cancer is the leading killer of pet dogs and cats in the United States.   Like human cancers, the disease is caused by the uncontrollable growth of abnormal cells on or within the body. Luckily though many cancers are treatable, and… Read More

With the first two weeks of Dr. Willkom’s early puppy socialization class in the books, we’re excited to introduce you to these lovable and playful pooches.  So far, our young friends have been introduced to a variety of stimuli and obstacles.  The pups have learned to climb over boxes and crates; maneuver around moving objects like wheelchairs, a skateboard, and a rolling vacuum cleaner; and respond to the sounds of hair clippers,… Read More

Leesburg Veterinary Hospital is proud to support Lyme disease awareness by taking part in the Loudoun Lyme 5K and one mile fun run.  This annual event, which raises money for the National Capital Lyme Disease Association, will take place at 8AM on Sunday May 18th at the Brambleton Town Center in Ashburn. Lace up your running shoes and join LVH for a morning run to support this local cause.   If you –… Read More

This blog article was originally posted last spring.  Our Licensed Veterinary Technician, Sue Perkins is taking over the class as Dr. Willkom prepares to move back to her hometown in Wisconsin.  We are so going to miss Dr. Willkom but excited (and a little jealous) for Sue as she takes over puppy-duties! Ok, ok, so maybe we’re going out on a limb here by saying our lovable but rambunctious young friends will… 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 spring time goodies and click on the links… Read More

  “Tshirt” was presented to Leesburg Veterinary Hospital on October 10, 2013 when he was about six weeks old.  He had been shaken by a dog and was in serious condition. He had a low temperature, low blood pressure, high heart rate, and was having trouble breathing.  He weighed only 1.38 pounds. His rear legs were very weak.  Radiographs showed severe pulmonary contusions (bruising in the lungs).  An IV catheter was placed,… Read More

The following is a piece written by our relief veterinarian, Dr. Gina Blevins.  Here, she describes the incredibly rewarding therapy animal work she does with her dog, Tex. Tex is a five year old black Labrador Retriever that I raised to be a guide dog for Guiding Eyes for the Blind, but unfortunately he was released from the program due to stress.  Tex had years of training with Guiding Eyes, and I… Read More

On Thursday, March 20th at 7:00PM, the Loudoun County community will come together for the annual Pet Remembrance Ceremony at St. James Episcopal Church in Leesburg.  Every year, this special ceremony offers comfort and healing for families who have lost or been separated from their pets.  For more information on the event, please click here.  In an incredibly intimate and moving piece, Nicki Yehle, one of LVH’s technician assistants, opens up about… Read More