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

Back by popular demand, Santa Paws will be making a visit to Leesburg Veterinary Hospital on Saturday, December 3, 2016, from 3:00 – 7:00PM! December is always such as a fun time at LVH.  Shortly after Thanksgiving, Dr. Strickland and his wife Kim, will deck the hospital halls with the colors and magic of the season, literally turning the practice into a winter wonderland.  Not only does the warm and inviting atmosphere… Read More

What is diabetes? Diabetes mellitus is a common disorder in dogs and cats, particularly those who are overweight or obese. Diabetes mellitus is also referred to as “sugar diabetes” because it results from the failure of the pancreas to regulate blood sugar, or glucose. Juvenile diabetes, which occurs in animals less than a year of age, is uncommon. In healthy animals, insulin is secreted by the pancreas after a meal and moves… Read More

It’s been a fun week at Leesburg Veterinary Hospital as we celebrate National Veterinary Technician Week.  We’ve enjoyed telling you all the ways our Licensed Veterinary Technicians (LVTs) are valuable members of our medical team.  Today, we’re turning the tables on our techs, having them answer some common questions about the profession. Our Clinical Technician Supervisor, Kimberly Shaffer (with the help of our other LVTs Jennifer, Melissa, Annie, and Joanne) took a… Read More

We are so excited to be celebrating National Veterinary Technician Week at LVH this week! Our entire team works hard every day to provide exceptional and compassionate care to our animal family. In honor of National Veterinary Technician Week, we want to take you behind-the-scenes with one group in particular – our licensed veterinary technicians (LVTs) – to show you the depth of their skills and specialties.  All of our LVTs have… Read More

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 is National Pet Obesity Awareness Day.  According to research conducted by The Association for Pet Obesity Prevention in 2015, 58% of cats and 54% of dogs in the United States are overweight or clinically obese. Obesity is a common health problem for dogs and cats of all ages, increasing the risk of serious diseases and health problems, such as diabetes, arthritis, and cardiovascular, respiratory, and muscular-skeletal disorders. Because… Read More

Meet Alfred, a 2-year-old Norfolk Terrier.  Alfred first visited us at the end of August after he was recently adopted.  Alfred’s owners adopted him knowing that he was positive for heartworm disease but were committed to providing the treatment necessary to rid him of this debilitating disease. Heartworm disease is a very serious and potentially fatal condition caused by parasitic worms that live in the pulmonary vessels (the vessels which carry blood… Read More

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

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