Any good doctor knows you can’t always do it alone. Only by being part of a well-integrated and broad ranging team of general practitioners and board-certified specialists can the very best and most advanced medical and surgical care be accomplished. We have close communication and frequent referrals to many excellent board-certified specialists in the nearby area when patients have special needs.

Veterinary Surgical Center (VSC):

The board-certified surgeons of the VSC travel to Winchester twice weekly for more specialized procedures such as TPLO cruciate repair, pelvic fractures, and advanced orthopedic and soft tissue surgeries.


Radiation therapy for permanent thyroid correction without lifelong medication or surgical removal of the gland.  Completed in 4 days without any anesthesia or significant side effects.

CT/MRI scans:

At the Life Center in Leesburg and Iams Imaging Center in Northern Virginia- particularly useful for evaluating sinus, nasal, and spinal disease, aas well as evaluating questionable cancers for surgical removal and involvement in local tissues.

Bush Veterinary Neurology Service (BVNS):

Dr. Bush, a board-certified neurologist in Leesburg, for intervertebral disk surgery to alleviate ruptured disk material in the spinal canal as well as other general neurological referrals.


Several area board-certified opthalmologists for specialty procedures such as glaucoma surgery, and cataract phacoemulsification.

Radiation Therapy:

Two referral centers in the northern Virginia area for radiation therapy referral for responsive conditions (i.e. following incomplete mast cell tumor removal and mediastinal lymphoma in cats)


Dr. Tyrell in Leesburg, a board-certified cardiologist, for breeding certifcation, screening for early congenital heart disease, guiding therapy for more advanced cardiac cases diagnosed and/or treated at LHAH, or cases owners prefer a board-certified appoinment over in-house evaluation, PDA coil implantation, balloon valvoplasty for pulmonic stenosis, and other advanced cardiac services.

Additional board-certified referrals available for Dermatology, Dentistry, and Internal Medicine.


Do I need to have an appointment?

A: Yes, patients are seen by appointment. Should you have an emergency during regular office hours, please call so that we may assist you as quickly as possible.

What is the pre-anesthetic blood screening?

A: This is a blood test that is run here in the hospital prior to surgery. It tests the organ functions, blood counts and clotting function of your pet.

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