Happy New Year and welcome to 2018 – a time for a fresh start and a great opportunity to set up healthy habits for both you and your furry family members.   While you’re working hard at carrying out your New Year’s resolutions, also make a commitment to your pets to help them have their healthiest year yet! Below, the doctors from Leesburg Veterinary Hospital share their tips to help you stay on… Read More

As we near the end of 2017, we are looking back on a cause that was near and dear to our hearts this year.   In partnership with Zoetis, Leesburg Veterinary Hospital’s Dr. Jennifer Boyle helped dogs from local rescue organizations FOHA and Shenandoah Shepherd Rescue overcome heartworm disease. Heartworm disease is a very serious and potentially fatal condition caused by parasitic worms that live in the pulmonary vessels  – the vessels… Read More

Thanksgiving is over and now we’ve all got one thing on our minds – holiday shopping!  Instead of getting stressed out battling the crowds at the malls and browsing the same old goods at big box stores, take advantage of the wealth of unique small businesses right here in Leesburg and all around Loudoun County.  Kick off your holiday shopping by getting out on Small Business Saturday this weekend.  Launched by American… Read More

Leesburg Veterinary Hospital was proud to sponsor and take part in the “Whiskers and Wine” fundraising event at 8 Chains North Winery this past weekend. This fun event brought together local veterinary and feline professionals, boutique vendors, and artists to help raise awareness and money for the Loudoun Community Cat Coalition – a local non-profit organization whose mission is to save the lives of our local feral cat communities through Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR)… Read More

Leesburg Veterinary Hospital is excited to be celebrating National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week from November 5th – November 11th.  We are so fortunate to have many wonderful animal shelters and rescue organizations here in the Leesburg and Northern Virginia area, with countless volunteers, dedicating their time to help pets in need. Our local shelters and rescues work hard every day to help homeless animals while they wait for their forever home.  Besides… Read More

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 in many cases curable, with early detection and specialized care.1 At LVH, we believe consistent examinations (yearly or biannually, depending on the pet’s age) and our diagnostic tools are the best… Read More

According to a Petfinder survey, older pets in rescues are considered “less adoptable” and are the hardest group of shelter animals to find homes.   With November being Adopt-a-Senior-Pet Month, we’re here to say senior sweeties are the best! One of the benefits of adopting an older pet is that they are typically more calm and better trained compared to a rambunctious puppy or kitten.  If they do need some training, it’s usually… Read More

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 frightening 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

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

The cat is king! There’s no doubt that Americans are cat people.  According to the American Pet Products Asociation’s 2017 National Pet Owners Survey,  there are an estimated 94.2 million pet cats in 38% of American households.   With this many furry felines a part of our families, it’s more important than ever to keep them healthy and happy! Unfortunately, many cats owners know that compared to their canine counterparts, it can be… Read More

September is National Preparedness Month.  As we’ve talked about in other articles, this is a great time to think about creating disaster and emergency preparedness plans for your entire family – including pets.   To further assist our community to be prepared for emergency scenarios, Leesburg Veterinary Hospital is proud to be working with Loudoun County Fire and Rescue Stations by offering companion animal CPR and first aid training classes to our local… Read More

Hope for the best, prepare for the worst. Would you know what to do to keep your pet safe in the event of a natural disaster?  None of us want to think about a natural disaster or emergency situation striking our family, but if and when a crisis does occur, it’s best to be prepared as possible to safely and calmly get through the situation.  Since our pets are beloved members of… Read More