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Is Your Pet Afraid of the Vet? Bring Them in for a Cuddle!

Dr. Germann cuddles puppyWe 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.

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.*

January DNA testing specialDiscover 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.

Our team of caring support professionals is devoted to you and your pet!

Sue Vlasic, Client Care SpecialistSue joined Ashburn Village Animal Hospital in June 2009. She enjoys working the front desk and greeting clients and their pets. Sue lives in Ashburn Village with her husband, her dog Hobo and her two cats, Zoe and Rocky.

In her spare time, Sue enjoys hiking, gardening and visiting the local wineries, as well as traveling and spending time with her three adult children.

 

katie-mcauliffeKatie’s dream job has always consisted of working with animals, and she is excited to work daily with dogs, cats, and to be a part of AVAH’s team. She grew up and spent most of her life in Fort Collins, Colorado, and loves anything that has to do with her home state. Katie moved to Ashburn two years ago with her boyfriend, Sam, who was offered a great opportunity as a firefighter at Fort Meyer. She lives in Ashburn Village with Sam, and her dog, Cooper, who is a very loved and adored 6-year-old Lab/Shepard mix. 

In her free time, Katie enjoys traveling, spending time with family and friends, taking Cooper to a local farm, playing card and board games, and sightseeing around Virginia and DC. She is also a huge Disney fanatic.

Veterinary Technician Mandy with DogMandy has worked in the field of veterinary medicine off and on since 1996. She started out as a veterinary assistant and then became a veterinary technician. She has an Associate degree in Business Management from Strayer University.

In her free time, Mandy enjoys traveling with her daughter. She also enjoys taking walks and playing fetch with her two-year-old Great Pyrenees, Ticuna, and cuddling with her 16-year-old kitty, Angelus.

Veterinary Technician Caity with Dog KodaCaity joined Ashburn Village Animal Hospital in July of 2015, but has been a veterinary technician for four years. She is currently enrolled at Penn Foster College to attain an Associates Degree to become a licensed veterinary technician. Caity grew up in Maryland and recently moved to Leesburg, where she lives with her boyfriend Robby and adorable dog Koda. In her free time, she enjoys taking her dog hiking and cooking.

vet-tech-selina-memory-catSelina joined the AVAH team in early 2017. She has worked in the veterinary field for over six years while earning her Bachelor’s degree in biology. She recently moved to Sterling with her boyfriend, Kyle, and their cat, Banjo. She loves animals of all varieties, but has a special connection with cats, especially if they are feisty!

She enjoys spending time with her friends and family, traveling, working out, and gardening. She hopes to use her degree and skills to transfer to human medicine in the future.

Veterinary Receptionist Bailey with her HorseBailey is very excited to have the opportunity to work with and learn from animals as well as be a part of the Ashburn Village Animal Hospital team. She has been a part time client care specialist since October 2016, but also likes to help out wherever needed around the hospital. Bailey is currently working toward a Bachelor’s degree in pre-veterinary science and hopes to advance to veterinary school. She enjoys learning from our staff and the opportunity to be a part of helping animals stay healthy.

In her free time, Bailey enjoys playing volleyball and horseback riding on her farm.

pet insuranceAt Ashburn Village Animal Hospital, we feel it is a great idea to get pet insurance right away when your pet is a puppy or kitten. We also recommend getting insurance with a newly adopted pet, despite the age, as it can help with veterinary healthcare costs and allow you to be able to care for your pet as best as possible.

This month we'd like to highlight the pet insurances we recommend – VPI Pet Insurance and Pets Best Insurance.

VPI stands for Veterinary Pet Insurance and we offer different plans, including Comprehensive, Economical, Emergency, and Just for Cats. These plans cover chronic conditions but no preexisting conditions. They also cover some hereditary conditions, once covered for one year.