AVAH is Now Seeing Exotics!
Have you heard the exciting news? Ashburn Village Animal Hospital is now seeing exotics!
Thank you for entrusting your small mammal and/or reptilian family member with our team.
Because these special pets are so good at hiding illness or disease and their daily environment and enrichment is so important, we recommend semi-annual doctor visits. This ensures that they’re at their peak health and helps us to prevent common diseases.
Change in Long-Term Prescription Refill Policy
Starting July 1, 2018, we will no longer be able to fill long term prescriptions for certain medications here at Ashburn Village Animal Hospital.
This is due to a change in the state of Virginia Prescription Monitoring Program. This may affect your pet’s prescriptions if they take chronic medications for pain or cough.
Some of the medications included in this change are Tramadol, Tussigon, Gabapentin, and medications that contain Codeine.
Our doctors will need to write a prescription for these substances that you can fill for your pet at any local pharmacy. We will need your date of birth and address to include on the written prescription. Non-steroidal pain medication like Rimadyl, Deramaxx, Metacam and Galliprant are not affected by this new rule. We also offer Therapeutic Laser as an alternative treatment to manage your pet’s chronic pain.
Please feel free to contact us at 703-729-0700 if you have any questions!
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.