February is Pet Dental Health Month!
Dental care is a serious health topic not only for humans, but also for pets. Lack of proper dental care can lead to painful gum disease, tooth loss, and can even cause potentially serious health problems (e.g. heart, kidney, and liver disease).
We will be offering 20% off our pet dental packages, valid now until the end of February 2018*.
Ensure that your pet's new year starts off right with our dental special. Our pet dental packages include scaling, polishing, full mouth x-rays, and anesthesia monitoring.
Let's save your pet's teeth and your wallet! Call 703-729-0700 to learn more about our dental packages and to book your pet's appointment today.
*Pre-anesthetic blood work is necessary, and at an additional cost, as are any possible teeth extractions.
Pet Health Insurance FAQs
Pet insurance can help you manage the cost of caring for your pet should the unexpected happen. Here at Ashburn Village Animal Hospital we strongly encourage you to consider health insurance for your pet.
Why Do I Need Pet Insurance?
No one likes to think about their beloved pet getting hurt or sick, but it can happen at any time. Pets are typically curious, active and often quite fearless, so it's difficult to protect them from all dangers all the time. Pets also get sick, just like we do. In fact, every year about 6 million dogs and cats are diagnosed with cancer in the United States.
Fortunately, there are more life-saving treatments available for pets than ever before. However, with these new advances, come more expenses. That's where pet insurance comes in. By covering your pet, you can make sure you will be able to afford the medical care he or she needs.
How Does Pet Insurance Work?
With pet insurance, you can visit any veterinarian or emergency hospital. You pay your bill at the time of service and submit a claim to the pet insurance company, which reimburses you directly with a check.
Some insurance companies even have the ability to make a direct deposit straight into your bank account, or submit payment directly to the veterinary hospital.
AVAH Partners with the Animal Behavior College
Ashburn Village Animal Hospital recently worked together with the Animal Behavior College in training a student for their Veterinary Assistant internship. The student came well prepared in knowing what skills they had to practice and they also had a good basic knowledge of how a veterinary clinic works. It was a great opportunity not only for the student to learn but also for our team to get to help shape the future of an eager veterinary assistant!
Are you or someone you know looking to become a certified veterinary assistant? We highly recommend this program to anyone! This program is comprised of a 90-hour internship during which they learn various skills in a real world setting. We look forward to hosting other students in the future!
Free Cuddle Visits
Is Your Pet Afraid of the Vet? Bring Them in for a Cuddle!
We know that having a pet that is afraid of the veterinarian is stressful for both the owner and the pet! Our veterinarians and staff want to try something new and need your help. We are now offering free cuddle visits to help promote a better relationship between doctor and patient.
These visits are 5-minute slots that allow fearful patients to come just to be cuddled. By doing this, we hope your pets will begin to associate our hospital with a "good place" rather than a place where they get nail trims and shots! This service is especially good for puppies in between their vaccine series and for those pets that are already fearful and aggressive.
Seniors Save 10% on All Veterinary Services Every Thursday
Thursday is Senior Citizen Day at Ashburn Village Animal Hospital!
Any new or existing client who is 65 years or older is eligible to receive 10% off all veterinary services on Thursdays. Simply tell one of our client care specialists your age and save.*
Canine DNA Testing Available!
Discover What Breeds Make Up Your Dog
Ever wonder what breeds make up your dog? You now have the chance to find out! We are currently offering Royal Canin DNA test kits.
Why Test Your Dog's DNA?
- To inform your veterinarian on what breed(s) your dog is
- To give insight into predispositions to certain diseases
- To help us create a targeted wellness plan for your dog
Call us today at (703) 729-0700 to learn more about canine DNA testing.