Alpha Animal Hospital

Alpha Animal Hospital is a full service medical and surgical facility for dogs and cats.

With two full time doctors, we are the veterinary practice most noted for our personal touch! Please call ahead for appointments- medical exams, surgery, dentistry, and cat boarding.


Flea and tick Friday?

We are excited to announce that we now carry something even better on shelf....Nexgard Combo! Not only does Nexgard Combo work to prevent fleas and ticks in our feline friends, but also heartworms, hookworms, roundworms, and tapeworms!

Nexgard Combo is a prescription topical that is applied once monthly- let us know at your next appointment if you're interested in trying it out!


Happy 4th from the Alpha Team!

We are CLOSED today, but open again tomorrow at 9am. We hope everyone has a safe and happy holiday!

12 Pet Safety Tips for the Fourth of July | ASPCA Pet Health Insurance 06/27/2023

Happy Tuesday!

A reminder to everyone that July 4th is next week! Check out the safety tips from ASPCA below and remember to put in any necessary refill requests in ahead of time.

We will be CLOSED on July 4th, reopening on the 5th with normal business hours (9am-5pm).

12 Pet Safety Tips for the Fourth of July | ASPCA Pet Health Insurance Fireworks are a top concern for pet parents this summer, but don’t forget about other possible hazards. Learn more from the ASPCA Pet Health Insurance program.


Summer announcements! ☀️

- Alpha Animal Hospital will be CLOSED on July 4th, resuming normal business hours on Wednesday, July 5th at 9am.

- Refills & medications related to travel/noise anxiety should be requested in advance, as we have a large number of incoming refill requests during this time.

-Dr. Ellison will be joining our team this summer and specializes in feline medicine! Let us know upon scheduling if you'd like to get your kitty friend in to meet our new team member!


Exciting news!!! We are happy to announce that a new veterinarian will be joining the Alpha family... please welcome Dr. Ellison!

Dr. Ellison is a graduate of Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine. She is from rural Monroe County in southern West Virginia and grew up on a dairy and beef farm. She practiced in a mixed animal practice in Warrenton VA before choosing small animals only, and then finally started her own feline practice in 1991. She and her husband have five cats: Davey, Cat Ballou, Parker, Rae, and Earl Grey. In her extra time she enjoys sewing, college football, and Nationals baseball. Pictured in the photo is Parker who learned to jump on Dr. Ellison’s back for treats as a kitten and still does multiple times a day, often when she is not expecting it. Surprise!



Alpha Animal Hospital will be CLOSED Monday, May 29th for Memorial Day. We will re-open with our normal hours at 9am, Tuesday May 30th.

Please note that the holiday weekend may cause slight delays in refill requests or appointment scheduling needs.

Veterinary Receptionist - Fairfax, VA - 03/28/2023

Alpha Animal Hospital is..... NOW HIRING! 😃

We are seeking both veterinary receptionists and assistants, with the potential to cross-train and learn alongside the Alpha team! Check out the link below for more information:

Veterinary Receptionist - Fairfax, VA - Alpha Animal Hospital


Happy Friday!

A reminder to hop over to our Yelp page and show us some love 💗



We will have shortened hours this Thursday, 2/2/23, and limited appointment availability.

We will be open 9:30am-1pm for appointments, and then available to answer phone questions/receive refill requests until 5pm.

Normal hours will resume Friday, 2/3/23 at 9am.


Happy New Year from the Alpha team! We are looking forward to another great year with all of our four-legged friends!


Merry Christmas from the Alpha team! We are wishing everyone a safe and happy holiday!


Holiday Updates!

Please keep in mind that we will be CLOSED 12/24, 12/25, 12/31, and 1/1 for the holidays! Submit any necessary refill requests ahead of time to avoid delays and let us know if you have any questions about the upcoming holidays. We are wishing everyone a safe and happy holiday season!


A few things to keep in mind with the approaching holidays and potential travel plans-

We are experiencing a higher rate of infectious respiratory diseases in our canine patients, specifically kennel cough and canine influenza. Read below to learn more and we wish everyone a safe and happy holiday!


We appreciate your patience as our computer system remains down. Please call the clinic directly at 703-272-7810 and speak with a staff member to schedule appointments and request medication refills. We are continuing to see patients and are doing our best to work around our technological limitations.


Good morning everyone!

We are experiencing some difficulties with our computer system that may impact scheduling and billing. Please be patient with our staff as we work quickly to resolve this issue and do not hesitate to call the hospital if you need assistance. Thank you!



You may be wondering how we get our younger patients to work with us during their first exams- food motivation and cuddles are key!


Hey everyone!

We are experiencing some technical issues with our website and email and are working to resolve them as fast as possible. Please know that our receptionists and technicians are reachable via phone (703-272-7810) during clinic hours. We are open 9am-5pm on weekdays and 9am-12pm on Saturday.

Thank you for your patience!



Please read our updated COVID-19 protocol as of MONDAY, OCTOBER 3rd.

*Note that we will continue to see patients curbside as needed/by request.


Happy Tuesday! Check out staff pet Xena enjoying a sunny day this past weekend!

We want to remind everyone that Alpha Animal Hospital will be CLOSED for Labor Day Monday, 9/5/22, resuming normal hours on Tuesday, 9/6/22 at 9am.

Please be sure to submit any refill requests or questions early this week in preparation for the holiday!


Happy Thursday!

Check out this sneak peek into our surgical suite 👀

Photos from The Furral Report's post 07/06/2022

Good morning! Feeling lonely? We can fix that 😽.
One of our friends has been working to spay and neuter the feral cats on her property, and has two female kittens that are in need of homes by 7/11. If you are interested in learning more, the link below gives details -- Angie and Corrie are still waiting for someone to take them furrever. Please contact the clinic at 703-272-7810 if you are interested. Even if you don't need a kitten in your life right now, The Furral Report is a great read with lots of cute kitten photos!


Happy Fourth from the Alpha team! We hope everyone enjoys a safe, happy, and healthy holiday! 🇺🇲


**Alpha Animal Hospital will be CLOSED Monday, July 4th**

1) Be mindful of heat reminders and large crowds- celebrations and loud noises can quickly become stressful and/or dangerous for animals. Always allow free access to water and listen to your pet if they seem stressed or ready to go inside!

2) Keep a well-fitted collar with up-to-date information on your pet in case of emergencies. Keep your pet leashed at all times.

3) Call your veterinarian NOW if you need a refill or think your pet may need anti-anxiety medication to help with the holiday weekend.

Coyote in Lake Accotink attacks tests positive for rabies 06/13/2022

Reminder to everyone to keep their animals up to date on the rabies vaccine! Not only is it a legal requirement, but it could be life-saving in a scenario like this. If your pet is injured after contact with a wild animal, please call the hospital to determine the next steps for safety.

Coyote in Lake Accotink attacks tests positive for rabies The Fairfax County Health Department has confirmed rabies in a coyote that bit three parkgoers, two dogs and a police officer this weekend in Springfield.


With temperatures in the high 80s-90s all week, we want to remind owners to be extra careful when enjoying time outside with their pets! ☀️

Beyond car temperatures rising, it is crucial to remember free access to water and walks during cooler periods throughout the day can make all the difference. Please seek medical attention immediately if you have heat-related concerns as they can quickly become life-threatening.



Due to unforseen circumstances, Alpha will be closed for appointments this afternoon and tomorrow, Saturday (5/28). Nurses will be available via phone to take questions and medication refill requests today from 2pm-5pm and Saturday from 9am-12pm.

Thank you for your patience and consideration and we look forward to resuming our normal operations on Tuesday, May 31st.


Please note our clinic closure for Memorial Day! We will reopen for normal hours starting on Tuesday, May 31st.


Seeking an experienced veterinary professional (assistant or technician, licensing preferred) for a family-owned, general practice clinic! Located in Fairfax, VA, Alpha Animal Hospital is a full-service, small animal (canine/feline) clinic with a focus on continued education and personalized, one-on-one care.

We provide a wide range of services including routine health care, sick appointments, and dentistry, as well as routine surgical procedures (spays, neuters, mass removals, laceration repairs, etc.). We are offering:

- Competitive pay (dependent on experience and hours)
- Flexible scheduling! Our team strives to accommodate scheduling needs (full time and part time available).
- On-site training with our doctors and technicians to further education (must have 1 year of experience prior to hiring)
- Holidays are off! We refer out to local emergency clinics for after hours concerns.

Veterinary Technician/Assistant - Fairfax, VA 22030 - 04/29/2022


Want to work in a fun, family-focused, inclusive environment? We are seeking new applicants for an open veterinary assistant/technician role! We are looking for a person with more than 1 year of veterinary experience, a strong work ethic, desire to learn and grow as a professional along with the team. We offer:

- Flexible hours (full time, part time, family friendly scheduling!)
- Competitive pay (rates determined by experience, see listing below)
- On-site training with our doctors and technicians to further education
- Holidays off!
- Employee pet discounts

Check out the listing below for more information. Please contact the clinic (703-272-7810, [email protected]) with any additional inquiries!

Veterinary Technician/Assistant - Fairfax, VA 22030 - Alpha Animal Hospital

Potentially rabid fox captured in Arlington | WTOP News 04/27/2022

We want to remind everyone to keep their pets up to date with their Rabies vaccines! Not only is it a legal requirement for both dogs and cats, but is strongly recommended for their safety and that of the community (especially if they are indoor/outdoor).

*Rabies vaccination appointments MUST be made with a veterinarian due to legal requirements.

Please note that there are now two recent events within the DMV with concern for rabies. Click below to read more!

Potentially rabid fox captured in Arlington | WTOP News Animal control has caught a potentially rabid fox in Arlington, Virginia.


Give us a call today and make sure your four-legged friend is set up for their annual 🐾

Photos from Alpha Animal Hospital's post 04/12/2022

Have you ever heard of veterinary dentistry? 🐶🦷🪥

Swipe to see results of a routine dental procedure and to learn more about why your pet may need a dental assessment.

Please contact the clinic via phone or email with any questions about dental procedures, pricing, and scheduling.


Please stay tuned into our social media pages for updates regarding our COVID-19 protocol.

As always, we recommend following the CDC website for more information:

We are excited to be face to face with our clients again, but want to prioritize safety for everyone🐾


As Pennsylvania tracks an increase of Deer Tick Virus (something that can be carried by dogs AND humans), we want to remind everyone to keep their pets up to date on monthly flea, tick, and heartworm prevention.

Our veterinarians and technicians are available to discuss prevention options and/or testing for tick borne diseases!


Good morning! The clinic is open today (Saturday, January 29th). Please be safe - our parking lot is a bit slippery.

190-year-old Jonathan becomes world's oldest tortoise ever 01/26/2022

Need a dose of happiness?

We're a little late, but Happy Belated Birthday to Jonathan, the 190 year old tortoise! He is officially the world's oldest tortoise and is happily living out his days eating veggie snacks and basking in the sun 🐢

190-year-old Jonathan becomes world's oldest tortoise ever 190-year-old Jonathan is now the oldest tortoise ever, in addition to being the oldest land animal living today.

Best Pet Care Readers' Poll 01/24/2022

Happy Monday!

If you have some free time today, please take a moment to show our veterinarians, Dr. Segl and Dr. Kreher, some love in this Northern VA magazine poll!

Best Pet Care Readers' Poll Help us find the best pet care services in Northern Virginia by nominating your favorite pet-friendly groomers, walkers, and businesses.


Alpha will be open today! Please be mindful of any last-minute switches in hours due to inclement weather and staffing. We will keep this page updated as needed☃️

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11725 Lee Highway , Suite A15-C
Fairfax, VA

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 5pm
Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 5pm
Saturday 9am - 12pm

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