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

National Poison Prevention Week is here!  It’s a great time to provide you with an easy guide and links to all of the great articles and information available on the subject. The ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center responded to more than 180,000 calls in 2016 about pets exposed to potentially poisonous substances.  More than 90% of pet poisonings occur in our homes from common household products, foods, and plants.  I bet some… Read More

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 for spring or summer break, read our tips for creating a positive experience for both you and your pet, ensuring lasting memories for years to… Read More

What can we do to honor our pets’ lives? And to deal with our grief? One of the most important things we can do is seek comfort from those who share our feelings and understanding of the human-animal bond. Here in Loudoun County, we are fortunate to have an annual Pet Remembrance Candlelight Ceremony.  This special event provides a safe haven for us to express all of the feelings that come with… Read More

What is Vitus Vet? Vitus Vet is a free app designed to give you an easier way to connect with us but also give you access to your pets’ complete medical records 24 hours a day, seven days a week! How does VitusVet work?     After downloading the app from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store, you will be asked to enter basic contact information.  This information will be… Read More

Leesburg Veterinary Hospital is very excited to announce that many of our staff members recently became Fear Free Certified and the rest of the staff will be participating in the course in the coming months! Fear Free Certification is something we believe will further enhance the veterinary experience for your pets and your family! Developed by “America’s Veterinarian,” Dr. Marty Becker and a team of board-certified leaders in the veterinary field,  The… Read More

It’s National Peanut Butter Day!  Whether you like it creamy or chunky, between two slices of bread with jelly or bananas, or even spread on some celery with raisins, peanut butter is a classic comfort food for us humans.  Peanut butter is also a popular treat for dogs.  What is cuter than watching our canine friends lick some peanut butter off a spoon or smack their lips as they lap it up….as… Read More

We were so excited to have our very own Scout Elf, Ludwig Van Holly (LVH) visit us this Christmas season.  LVH and his Saint Bernard, “Barry,” spent the past couple of weeks keeping an eye on our doctors, staff, clients, and patients, and reported his observations back to Santa at the North Pole each night.  We hope you kept up with LVH’s elf shenanigans on our Facebook page.  If not, you can… Read More

Whether you love the frosty temps or can’t wait for the first signs of spring, be pet-prepared to keep your furry friends safe, happy, warm, and cozy this winter season. As Dr. Strickland alluded to in our New Year’s Resolutions article, even though our pets don beautiful fur coats, animals are not as conditioned for the cold as you might think and are still susceptible to frostbite and hypothermia.   Shorten walks and… Read More

Last weekend, many decorated doggies (and a festive feline!) came out to the hospital to visit with our very own Santa Paws, Dr. Mike Strickland.  Our Client Care Specialist and resident photographer, Julee, always does an amazing job capturing the visits with the Big Man and this year was no exception!  Take a look at her beautiful photos and our crazy cute patients below. Our Pictures with Santa event is always extra-special… 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

Thanksgiving marks the beginning of the holiday season and with it comes an abundance of parties and get-togethers with friends and family.  While many of us celebrate the season over great food and drink, our festive spirit can be more stressful on our pets than we realize.  Like this cute kitty above, our furry friends may be in wide-eyed delight at the sight of a juicy bird, but their bellies will not… Read More