AVH is located in the Dulles South Veterinary Center. Open 7 days a week, we provide routine, advanced, surgical, holistic, and rehab veterinary services.
Full Services 24 hour veterinary hospital, located in Loudoun County, Virginia. Aldie Vet has been a part of the South Riding community for almost 20 years!
Aldie Veterinary Hospital strives to provide the best in veterinary care for companion animals. We accomplish this by being proactive in determining and recommending the animal health care solutions that will help disease prevention, and using current and proven medical techniques, as well as best in class equipment. You and your pet will experience an environment that is warm and pet-centered. Our staff is not only knowledgeable and experienced, but friendly and accommodating to you and your pet’s needs. Aldie Vet has been a founding neighbor of the growing communities in the Dulles South corridor. Over the last 18 years, we have enjoyed being part of the thriving, intersecting neighborhoods that develop community spirit through events, are full of pet loving people, and offer pet friendly amenities such as foot and bike paths and dog parks. Be sure to check out the dog park located on our street before or after your appointment. We are honored to serve the many communities in and around South Riding, Stone Ridge, Chantilly, Aldie, Brambleton, Haymarket and Ashburn. Aldie Vet is located inside the Dulles South Veterinary Center (DSVC), a premier medical, surgical, and emergency veterinary center dedicated to animal health. The design and development of this facility is a result of Dr. Drew Luce focusing his efforts on building a veterinary hospital amongst neighbors and friends that make this area of Northern Virginia the best. DSVC is a pet centered facility that is open 24 hours a day. Exceptional quality of veterinary medicine is achieved by combining the latest technology and equipment available with friendly, knowledgeable and experienced staff, all in an environment that supports the hometown values of a local business. DSVC is also home to Dulles South Animal Emergency and Referral Hospital. Your pet will receive the continuity of care that can only be achieved through a center that offers general, advanced, and emergency veterinary medicine in one location. Whether your pet has a scheduled appointment or unscheduled emergency, Dulles South Veterinary Center has the capability to provide the services your pet needs. Visit our website for a complete description of all of our veterinary services. Keywords: animal hospital, veterinarians, veterinary, 24 hour vet, vet hospital, veterinary hospital, aldie vet, south riding vet, brambleton vet, stone ridge vet, chantilly vet, middleburg vet, haymarket vet, middleburg vet, animal clinic, vet clinic, veterinary clinic, animal doctor, pet doctor, #vetsrus, emergency vet
Giardia Is No Joke!
Pronounced jee-ARE-dee-ya, it’s not a worm, bacteria, or virus—just a simple, one-celled parasite that can make your pet (and you) feel terrible.
It’s also pretty common. While infected pets may not show symptoms right away, giardia can cause persistent diarrhea, abdominal discomfort, gas, and vomiting—and can sometimes be difficult to clear.
How does your pet get giardia? By doing what they love to do: rolling in contaminated soil or feces and then licking themselves, or drinking from contaminated creeks, puddles, and random bodies of water.
While there are no drugs or prevent giardia, it can usually be easily treated with a few days of medication. If your pet has become dehydrated or severely ill, additional treatments or a modified diet may be needed.
The other important thing to remember is that this parasite is zoonotic—meaning it can be transmitted from animals to people, although it’s rare for that to happen. However, it’s highly contagious to other pets in the household. That’s why if you have an infected pet, you should make sure to disinfect bowls, toys, bedding, litter boxes, crates, and other pet items regularly until your pet is recovered.
Have questions about giardia or have a pet with symptoms? Just give us a call at 703-327-0909 or 703-327-0871–we’re here to help!
Beware Blue-Green Algae!
If your summer plans include taking your dog to local lakes and reservoirs, it’s important to be aware of advisories regarding toxic algae blooms in those bodies of water.
These blooms are expected to become more common, but most of Virginia’s lakes and reservoirs are not monitored regularly, so people should be on the lookout for the signs of an algae bloom: foamy, scummy, thick-looking water with green, blue-green, or brownish-red cells suspended in the water.
These algae cells contain toxins that can make both pets and people sick and cannot be removed by boiling or filtering. A good rule of thumb is when in doubt, stay out.
Serious, life-threatening symptoms from algae poisoning can develop quickly and kill your pet within 24 hours. If your dog goes into water you suspect or know is dangerous, you should:
Prevent your pet from licking its fur
Wash your pet with clean water as soon as possible
Watch for symptoms like drooling, weakness, vomiting, staggering, or convulsions.
If you have questions about toxic algae poisoning or believe your pet has been exposed, don’t hesitate to call us at 703-327-0909 or 703-327-0871
National Mixed Breed Dog Day!
Mixed breed dogs tend to be healthier, better behaved, they live longer and are just as able to perform the duties of pure bred dogs - such as bomb and drug sniffing, search and rescue and guiding the blind. There are millions of loving and healthy mixed breed dogs sitting in shelters, who are desperately searching for a new home. One of the country's most famous movie dogs is Benji, is a mixed breed Terrier.
Show us your favorite mixed breed dog below!
Temperatures are heating up and it’s a great time to check out some dog-friendly beaches with your four-legged friend. Your pet will love running around in the sand, jumping in the water and hanging out under the beach umbrella. They will have the best day ever! Come prepared, bring some toys, water and bowl and of course those doggy bags!
Some dog friendly beach in Virginia are First Landing State Park, Virginia Beach, and Ocean View Beach Park.
If you think your cat has been exposed to one of these 700 varieties of plants, call us at 703-327-0909 or 703-327-0871.
It is with a heavy heart that we said goodbye to our beloved Pippin. Many of our clients were able to meet him as he loved to sunbath out at the front desk with our Client Care Professionals.
We knew every day we had with Pippin was a blessing, and he made it just past a year at our hospital. Our staff truly loved this cool guy and we were lucky to have had the chance to meet him, love him, and care for him. Pippin is greatly missed by all of our team and we know many of you who have followed him on Social Media will miss him as well. Rest easy Pippin.
Help your pet Beat the Heat by Make Summer Treats!
Making your own homemade dog treats during the summer is a fun reward for your dog. Try freezing dog toys in ice cubes so your dog stays hydrated and cool all summer long. You can also make treats with peanut butter that your dog will love.
You can also try this breath freshening minty freezies from Rover!
1 cup of plain or Greek yogurt
Small handful of fresh parsley leaves
Small handful of fresh mint leaves
Scoop your yogurt into a blender and add your parsley and mint leaves.
Blend until the herbs are evenly spread throughout the mixture. At this point you can add a splash of water if you want to thin out your mixture to create a better pouring consistency.
Fill your ice cube trays to the brim and pop them in the freezer.
Freeze until solid and serve.
No doubt about it, this has already been a sizzler of a summer in Aldie, Virginia. It’s important to remember that as hot as it is for us, it’s even hotter for our pets. Animals often struggle to keep cool because they don’t process heat as effectively as we do.
During these hot days, make sure to exercise your pet in the cooler morning and evening hours, provide plenty of cool, fresh water and shade, and never leave your pet unattended in a vehicle, not even for a few minutes.
Also, know the warning signs of heat stroke and exhaustion. They include:
Abnormal gum and tongue color
These symptoms can quickly advance to seizures, collapse, vomiting and bloody diarrhea. If your pet exhibits any of these symptoms, call us immediately at 703-327-0909 or 703-327-0871.
NATIONAL I LOVE HORSES DAY!
On July 15th we recognize the love of one magnificent creature on National I Love Horses Day!
With over 200 breeds, these spirited animals give humans much to love. Their loyalty and devotion throughout history may only be a fraction of the reasons to love them. Not just a means of transportation, horses cleared fields, fought wars, and moved cattle. Beyond their utility, their companionship was indispensable on long lonely trails. Cattlemen, pioneers, and more recognize horses as cornerstones of survival in a burgeoning nation.
The phrase “Don’t look a gift horse in the mouth,” is a reminder to be grateful for the gifts, opportunities or kind gestures that come our way. The phrase comes from inspecting a horse’s teeth to determine its health and value. If the horse was a gift, such an inspection would be considered an insult.
Although we are not a large animal hospital anymore, AVH still holds a special place in our hearts for horses!
According to the American Association of Feline Practitioners, 83% of cats visit the vet at least once in their first year with their owners. However, over half of them never return to the vet in subsequent years.
While it’s true that cats are often low-maintenance pets compared to dogs, cats still need regular wellness care including exams, vaccines and preventative medications to stay healthy. Plus, when we see cats regularly, we establish a baseline for their health and can often identify changes and diagnose diseases before they get too serious. But 58% of cat owners say their cats hate going to the vet, so they take their cats less often if they can help it.
Even though your cat may despise the vet, it’s better for them (and better potentially for your wallet in the long term) to be checked annually, especially since felines are adept at hiding illness. They can be silently suffering for a long time, unbeknownst to you, and may display their pain when it could be too late.
Don’t wait for this moment—get your feline friend checked today and take the next step to giving them a clean bill of health!
To schedule your cat’s next exam at https://www.aldievet.com/ , give us a call at 703-327-0909.
July is National Lost Pet Prevention Month was created because of the epidemic of lost pets filling shelters on the day after Independence Day fireworks. Frightened pets bolt—and the idea was to increase awareness so that fewer pets end up lost.
It’s not just a July 5th problem, however: The American Humane Association reports that more than 10 million pets are lost in the U.S. each year, and that only 15 percent of dogs and 2 percent of cats in shelters without ID tags or microchips are reunited with their owners.
The most important way to prevent a heartbreaking loss is to make sure your pet is always wearing identification—or at the very least, microchipped. If your pet should become lost, here are some steps to take that will hopefully help get them back home to you sooner:
Call the microchip provider to verify they have current info on your pet.
Create lost pet posters with a clear, full-body picture of your pet.
Share your pet’s picture and where last seen on social media and ask your friends and family to share it.
Call your local shelters, animal control and veterinary offices and inform them of your pet’s loss. Most shelters keep a running list of lost and found pets.
Time is important—if your pet has only been missing for a short period of time, mobilize your friends and family to go looking on foot, which is more effective than in a vehicle.
Leave worn clothes and food at your door or any other entrances a pet might use so they can catch the scent if they’re nearby.
Beware of scammers. If they cannot describe your pet beyond what is on the flyer or they don’t want to show an image of the pet, steer clear.
Search until found. Keep visiting shelters, keep asking around the neighborhoods, and keep posting flyers. There are pets out there that have been reunited with their owners months after they went missing. Don’t give up and your pet will thank you!
We wanted to wish everyone a happy 4th of July. Be sure to stay safe and cool today. We would love to see how you celebrate with your fur babies too!
##PetLife #Happy4th #Vetsrus
We just wanted to wish everyone a happy 4th of July weekend and send out a reminder that we will be closed for Independence Day tomorrow. We will reopen for our normal business hours on Sunday, July 5th at 8am. Stay cool out there!
Dulles South Animal Emergency and Referral Hospital will be open for any emergency needs until midnight tonight and from 6am to midnight on the 4th.
#PetLife #Vetsrus #Happy4th
Don’t let your dog drink seawater, lake water or river water. Water from the ocean can bring on vomiting and dehydration, while lake and river water are often full of bacteria that can cause illness. If there’s a bloom of blue-green algae, your pet could be at risk of liver failure and nervous system damage if they ingest it.
Heat kills! Never leave your pet in a car, even for a quick trip! On a sunny 70 degree day, your car can heat up to over 100 degrees in minutes. Hot asphalt will scorch your pet’s paws—so if it’s too hot for your bare feet, it’s too hot for your pooch.
Today is National Bring Your Dog to Work Day! This holiday traditionally always falls on the Friday after Father's Day and was founded by Pet Sitters International in 1999. It was a great way to encourage adoptions and celebrate companion dogs across the world.
Does your office allow you to celebrate? A great way to pitch participation at your office is how it encourages new conversations and bonds between coworkers while boosting morale. Here are some great pictures of our staff enjoying their coworkers pets and how they spend their day in the office sometimes.
#BringYourDogToWork #VetsRUs #CompanionDogs #DogLife #StartAConversation
Fireworks are fun for us, but the racket is terrifying for many pets. Keep them inside, with calm music or white noise on. If you think your pet may need medication to deal with the noise on July 4th, make an appointment with us now online or by calling 703-327-0909.
As the weather gets hotter, so does the asphalt. Many pet owners may not even realize this is something they should worry about. A good way to test the asphalt temperature is to place the back of your hand on the pavement and if you are unable to keep it there for 5 seconds then it is too hot. It is a good idea to: walk your pet in the early morning or late evening, walk them in the grass, or wait until it cools down.
We wanted to wish everyone a Happy Father's Day! Thanks for all the hard work dad's do to help keep their family's safe. Dad's come in all species, four-legged and two-legged, and play an important role to their children.
#FathersDay #VetsRUs #CelebrateDad
[06/17/20] 6/17/2020 update: PIPPIN WAS FOUND! Thank you everyone for going out to look for him and sharing this post! Amazing community support!
If you see this sweet boy, please call the owner.
White Golden retriever lost. Our white golden retriever jumped out of the car about 2:30 today (6/16/20) while we were traveling south on Pleasant Valley Road. Someone said he was last seen on Herndon Avenue, headed toward South Riding. He has a blue collar and is probably dragging a black leash. Sadly, I don't think his tags are on him. His name is Pippin and he is friendly but fearful. Please call 703-282-8978 if you see him.
Aldie Veterinary Hospital's cover photo
Who remembers this sweet moment between baby Skipper Conroy and Phebe Luce? Two peas in a pod at the office! They just grow so fast. We stumbled across this photo from Christmas Eve 2018 while organizing our images.
#ThrowbackThursday #SpoiledDogs #VetsRUs #PetLife
Waking up to greet the sun is a great way to clear your mind, relax, and prepare for the week ahead. How do you spend a day of rest with your pets? Phebe Luce sure has the right idea!
#SundayVibes #SundayMorning #TimeForRest #StrengthenYourSoul #VetsRUs #PetLife
The first Saturday #Caturday of #AdoptACatMonth is here. This little girl scored the lottery when she found Dr. Conroy. Who wouldn't like their own personal swing (We all know she has claimed it)!
Whisper’s from Fluvanna county. Dr. Conroy's husband adopted her while she was still in vet school and they have had her ever since! She despises other cats, which is good because it prevents Dr. Conroy from adopting ALL THE CATS, but she loves her dogs, Skipper & Lily. She also enjoys her cataquarium (Dr. Conroy's screened porch) and watching the fish in the pond below.
She is the coolest cat. Whisper greets all of Dr. Conroy's guests at the front door, right next to the dogs, and always wants to sit on your lap. She will sometimes even steal food right off your fork. We think perhaps she may be part dog!
Share your cat adoption stories with us all month!
#VetsRUs #PetLife #Meow
Nothing better then a little puppy love on a Friday! We just had to share this cute little boston seen by Dr. Conroy, check out that yawn!
#TGIF #PuppyLove #VetsRUs
It is National #HugACat day! Show us how your give your cats some love.
#Meow #VetsRUs #AdoptACatMonth #PetLife
It is important to us to ensure your pets are just as comfortable with us as they are in your home. We are not afraid to get down on the floor to help them feel less scared. Dr. Luce and one of our LVTs, Beth, are always happy to get on our patient's level, no matter how small!
#FearFreePractices #VetsRUs #PetLife
It is adopt a cat month. Share pictures of your new furry friends with us as we celebrate our cat friends all month long!
American Humane’s Adopt-A-Cat Month happens every June to create awareness of the millions of awesome adoptable felines looking for fur-ever homes in shelters and rescues across the country. Here’s 6 great reasons why you should consider adding a cat to your life (and lap)!
1. 3.2 million carts enter shelters and rescues every year, so adopting one makes a difference!
2. Most cats are very social—especially when you’re trying to work on the computer.
3. Having a cat in the family can make your kids less likely to have allergies.
4. You’ll never find any creature more appreciative of an empty box.
5. They’re very clean and generally speaking, much lower maintenance than dogs.
6. Catnip. Trust us on this one.
Looking to add a friendly feline to the family? Check out adoptables near you at Petfinder.com! (or your local shelter)
#Meow #AdoptCatMonth #CatLife #KittenSeason
If COVID-19 changed your working schedule, your pets may have become used to having that new routine. If your routine is changing again in the upcoming weeks keep an eye out for signs of anxiety. If you are noticing abnormal behavior or signs of anxiety give us a call with any questions.
Do you know how to recognize signs of separation anxiety in your pets? Check out these great tips from Purina and contact us if you need help re-adjusting your pets into the new normal!
#VetsRUs #SeparationAnxiety #NewNormal #COVID-19 #ReturningToWork
Aldie Veterinary Hospital is a full-service companion animal hospital providing a broad spectrum of treatments and care. With state-of the-art equipment and highly-trained veterinarians and staff, we are unique in how we care for your pet. Modern, yet compassionate, our multifaceted approach incorporates quality medicine in an environment which centers around your pet.
Quality medicine begins with replacing traditional, reactive medicine with progressive, preventative medicine. Not only increasing your pet’s current quality of life, this method has been proven to help prevent disease and significant health problems, especially in the golden years.
Located in South Riding, Aldie Vet has been caring for pets since 1999. As one of the founding partners in the Dulles South corridor, we have enjoyed being a part of a thriving community with pet-friendly amenities such as foot and bike paths and dog parks. Did you know there is a dog park located on our street? Check it out before or after one of your appointments! Another benefit of being a neighborhood-hometown vet, is participating in community events which foster human-animal bonds.
We are honored to serve the many communities in and around South Riding, Stone Ridge, Chantilly, Aldie, Brambleton, Haymarket and Ashburn.
Aldie Vet is located inside the Dulles South Veterinary Center (DSVC), a premier medical, surgical, and emergency veterinary center dedicated to animal health. The design and development of this facility is a result of Dr. Drew Luce focusing his efforts on building a veterinary hospital amongst neighbors and friends that make this area of Northern Virginia the best. DSVC is a pet centered facility that is open 24 hours a day. Exceptional quality of veterinary medicine is achieved by combining the latest technology and equipment available with friendly, knowledgeable and experienced staff, all in an environment that supports the hometown values of a local business.
DSVC is also home to Dulles South Animal Emergency and Referral Hospital. Your pet will receive the continuity of care that can only be achieved through a center that offers general, advanced, and emergency veterinary medicine in one location. Whether your pet has a scheduled appointment or unscheduled emergency, Dulles South Veterinary Center has the capability to provide the services your pet needs.
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Dulles South Animal Emergency and Referral Hospital provides patient care every day of the year. Our full-service veterinary hospital is equipped to provide the emergency care needed for sick or injured pets. After midnight, we provide telemedicine.
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