VCA Commonwealth Animal Hospital

VCA Commonwealth Animal Hospital


The most lovely and thoughtful staff! From one old dog, two young ducks, and three cranky chickens- we are so lucky to be part of the VCA Commonwealth family! Thank you to all the doctors, techs, and staff for taking such good care of us all!
Love this veterinary clinic! Have been bringing pets here for 21 years!
Maggie wanted to say hi to Dr Koch and all her friends at VCA Commonwealth on her Sweet 16 Birthday!
First time cat owner here. My sister recommended VCA to me. Even took me to the first appt. Doctor Andrle and vet tech who saw my kitty, Shadow, were kind to Shadow and I and they were patient and willing to answer any and all questions I had. And were gracious to explain the need for everything they did. The staff at the front desk were kind as well. We both had a very positive experience at VCA and will be returning to VCA Commonwealth Animal Hospital.
The staff at The Commonwealth Vet Hospital of Fairfax are awesome! I miss Drs. Hunter & Hermann, but the current staff are great too!!!

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Operating as usual

Let’s ring in the new year with health, happiness and love! 💓✨#vcapets

Are you decking the halls with boughs of holly? 🎄Be careful—some festive plants like holly, poinsettias, amaryllis and more are toxic to pets if eaten! Keep them far out of reach this year. #vcapets

The Chartreux is fondly called a “potato on toothpicks” for its stocky body! A calm, intelligent cat that has a beautiful gray coat and yellow eyes, they’ll be a loyal friend for life. 🐱💖Learn more: #vcapets

A fast and more secure way to pay your bill is now available! Pay for your next visit by text and get instant access to your invoice with the myVCA app.

Don’t have the app? Install it today to access your invoices:

Ticks don’t take a winter break!

Although ticks are mostly inactive in freezing temperatures, some tick species can appear on winter days if the ground temperatures are above 32°F (0°C). That’s why it’s important to protect your pet year-round.

Visit today for tick protection options for your dog.

We know you’re so excited to go on some autumn nature walks with your dog, but for this #FallSafetyTip, make sure you watch out for snakes, some of which can be venomous! They’re preparing for hibernation and may be a little crankier if disturbed by a curious pet! 🐍

When walking or hiking, if something happens to your pet, be sure to contact your veterinarian as soon as possible. #VCApets

Today is Global Cat Day, a special occasion devoted to unowned, free-roaming “community” cats. These cats often get a bad rap but it’s important to understand that these cats aren’t so different from our beloved pets. As a matter of fact, many are living on the streets as a result of being abandoned by their families.

We've included some tips to help manage and care for the community cats in your neighborhood.

Helping these cats starts by being a responsible guardian! Spay/neuter your own cat and keep them indoors.

* In just seven years, a single pair of cats and their offspring could produce a staggering total of 420,000 kittens! #VCApets

Today is the last day of our Virtual auction! Make sure to make your final bids before 5 p.m. today!

Are you fond of plants as well as animals?

Well great news! Our last item for our online auction, is a collection of pet safe plants with some phenomenal plant based businesses! Just in time for the holidays!

Just a reminder the bids close on Monday at 5 p.m.

Need some sweet treats for your favorite pup?

Located in this basket is the: all favorite flexi stick, woof shirt and hat, coffee mug, various dog toys and of course the sock monkey! Each pet basket does come with a complementary exam and a couple of treats for the human in your pets life!

Don't think we forgot about the super fine feline's in your life!

Included in the basket are some temptations, various cat toys, super rad cat dish and some treats for the owner has well! Including a complementary exam!

Good Morning!

We are continuing our social media live auction today with a cookbook from Red Truck Bakery! Ponder the mysteries of the universe while baking chicken pot pie, or find a moment of joy while deconstructing a Shenandoah Apple cake with a Maple gaze. Either way your stomach is sure to be happy! Included in the basket is a delightful face mask and a elegant baking pan!

Just a reminder all auction items will close at 5p.m. on Oct. 3nd!

Our second (and third) is two four packs to Evergreen - Adventure Park. A zipline and ropes course located in Northern VA. Because we do have two pack of this item we will be taking the the top two bids!

Just a reminder the bid starts at $5 and will end on Oct. 5th at 5 p.m.

Our first basket is a collection from local Northern VA wineries!

Just as a reminder all bidding starts at $5 dollars! The basket features two red wines, a chardonnay and a champagne. In addition to two lovely fall wine glasses!

As you may know VCA Commonwealth has partnered with American Foundation for Suicide Prevention to help raise funds for mental health awareness and suicide prevention.

So in order to help raise funds in a socially distance world we have gathered fun items and activities from local Northern Virginia business to host our 1st ever Social Media Silent auction!!

Since this event will be hosted between two platforms ( Instagram & Facebook ). One of our lovely staff members will monitoring and updating as needed.

So now that all that is said - let the fun begin!

Photos will be posted shortly :)

We're so grateful for our national network of animal shelter partners. Together, we are building a better world for pets!

For two years, we've proudly partnered with Homeward Trails Animal Rescue, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that provides pet adoption in Virginia, Washington, DC and Maryland. Homeward Trails finds homes for dogs and cats rescued from under-resourced shelters or whose owners can no longer care for them. Since 2001, they have saved more than 30,000 lives.

For years, Homeward Trails has been rescuing cats and dogs from Puerto Rico, where overpopulation is a huge issue. They are provided foster and adoptive homes, medical treatment, and behavior training.

Homeward Trails also takes in hundreds of special needs animals as well - those with treatable injuries and illnesses that most often are left behind in shelters. The Homeward team takes them in, gets them the best medical care around, and gives them a chance at the life they deserve! #vcacares

Mental health is just as important as physical health-- so take care of yourself.


Take a moment and pause.

VCA Commonwealth is partnering with American Foundation for Suicide Prevention to help spread awareness about mental health and suicide prevention.

"Human beings like certainty. We are hard-wired to want to know what is happening when and to notice things that feel threatening to us. When things feel uncertain or when we don’t generally feel safe, it’s normal to feel stressed. This very reaction, while there to protect us, can cause all sorts of havoc when there is a sense of uncertainty and conflicting information around us."

Here is a great article about dealing with uncertainty and anxiety from Dr. Doreen Marshall, AFSP Vice President of Mission Engagement.

#sucideprevention #mentalhealthawarness #virtualwalk #walkoutofdarkness2020'

🐶+🤗=❤️ Happy Hug Your Hound Day!

How are you celebrating the end of summer this Labor Day?

Hello Everyone !

Team Commonwealth has partnered American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, to help raise awareness for cause.

All during the month September we will be raising funds and gearing up to participate in the virtual walk on the October 3nd! If you would like more information or to get involved check out their website:

#walkoutdarkness #sucideprevention

This National Preparedness Month, create a family evacuation plan for you and your pets. Preparations like easy access to a carrier, food, water and up-to-date identification can help put your mind at ease in the event of an emergency.

It’s very important to make sure you’re giving the right parasite prevention medicine to the right pet as medication is not interchangeable between species! Is your dog’s parasite prevention up to date? Call your local VCA today! #VCApets

Bark for joy! It’s National Dog Day 🐶

August 22 is National Bring Your Cat to the Vet Day! Need to set up an appointment? Call us at

Don’t let excessive scratching be a head-scratcher.

Visit to learn more about the causes and treatments available for your cat.

Planning on taking a trip to the beach with your dog soon? 🏖Make sure you consider some important safety tips, like checking the surrounding sand for sharp objects, researching the swimming conditions and bringing plenty of water for your dog to drink so they’re not tempted to drink seawater! Seawater can cause sickness and can also make your pet dehydrated due to its high salt content. So have fun, stay safe and remember to follow local safety guidelines! #VCApets

Getting ready for a big move? Here are some paw-some tips for moving with your dog from VCA Know Your Pet:

If curiosity were a cat, it would definitely be an Abyssinian. Known for being easily bored and always eager for an adventure, the Aby loves playtime, pressing light switches and neat tricks. Learn more about your favorite cat breeds with VCA Know Your Pet:

Three cheers for National Lazy Day! Let’s learn from our feline friends and take a cat nap (well, a version of their 16-hour sleep schedule, that is).

This International Cat Day, celebrate your feline pets far and wide.

15,000 adopted pets helped every month

Today doesn’t just mark the first day of August, it’s also the start of Dogust, the Universal Birthday for Shelter Dogs! This wholesome holiday marks an honorary birthday for adopted shelter dogs, as their exact ones are often unknown.

Looking to adopt? Click here to find a VCA shelter partner: #VCApets VCA Animal Welfare Partners

Dear Pet Owners,

Please help keep us healthy, so we can keep your pets healthy!

To ensure everyone's health and safety, our associate will always be wearing a face mask throughout our curbside interactions. We kindly ask that our clients wear a face covering during these interactions as well so that we can continue to be here to care for your furry family members.

We want to thank you all for your understanding, patience and support during this time. Thank you for trusting us with the care of your pets!


The Health Care team at VCA Commonwealth Animal Hospital

Welcome Chase to the VCA family!

Don’t leave pets out of your 4th of July preparations!

While you may have already planned a BBQ menu, small guest list, outfit and more, there are steps you can take to ensure your pet remains safe. Loud noises from fireworks can cause them to try and escape, so it’s a great idea to ensure they’re microchipped and that their ID is up to date.

For holiday cheer without the fear, learn more here: #VCApets

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10860 Main St
Fairfax, VA

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 18:00
Thursday 08:00 - 18:00
Friday 08:00 - 18:00
Saturday 08:00 - 12:00
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