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

Leesburg Veterinary Hospital was proud to host “A Feline Friendly Morning,” this past Sunday at our practice.  This special event brought together local vendors, artists, and LVH doctors and staff to raise 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) programs.  Leesburg Veterinary Hospital has hosted several TNR clinics in the past, helping… 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. Together with the American… Read More

It’s International Assistance Dog Week – a time to recognize and honor all of the hardworking, specially trained animals that aide so many people in our communities!  Assistance Dogs are very special companions, helping to transform the lives of their human partners with physical and mental disabilities. While most of us are familiar with guide dogs that aide the visually impaired, there are many other types of assistance and service dogs helping… Read More

Hope for the best, prepare for the worst. 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 our family, it’s only natural that we also be ready to help them through an emergency as well…. Read More

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

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