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Love Your Pet: Best Veterinarians

These veterinarians were voted top for quality by readers of Washington Consumers' Checkbook, by Washingtonians who took our online pet poll, and by local experts we interviewed. Those with an asterisk (*) received Checkbook's top mark for low prices.

This article is from 2006's Pet Guide package. The information may be out-of-date, so please call locations listed for new information.

To see the new Pet Guide from 2008, click here.

Good Vets: The District

Capitol Hill Veterinary Clinic, 520 Eighth St., SE; 202-546-1972.

Collins Veterinary Hospital, 1808 Wisconsin Ave., NW; 202-659-8830.

Dupont Veterinary Clinic, 2022 P St., NW; 202-466-2211.

Georgetown Veterinary Hospital, 2916 M St., NW; 202-333-2140;

Union Veterinary Clinic, 609 Second St., NE; 202-544-2500;

VCA MacArthur Hospital, 4832 MacArthur Blvd., NW; 292-337-0120;

Good Vets: Maryland

Alpine Veterinary Hospital, 7732 MacArthur Blvd., Cabin John; 301-229-2400.

Canal Clinic, 9125 River Rd., Potomac; 301-299-0880.

*Fairland Animal Hospital, 12711 Old Columbia Pike, Silver Spring; 301-622-2115;

Gaithersburg Animal Hospital, 280 N. Frederick Ave., Gaithersburg; 301-948-2828.

*Glenvilah Veterinary Clinic, 12948-E Travilah Rd., Potomac; 301-963-4664.

Kindness Animal Hospital, 2130 University Blvd. W., Wheaton; 301-949-2511;

*Laytonsville Veterinary Practice, 5910 Sundown Rd., Gaithersburg; 301-948-0158.

Montgomery Village Animal Hospital, 19222 Montgomery Village Ave., Gaithersburg; 301-330-2200.

*Norbeck Animal Clinic, 2645 Norbeck Rd., Silver Spring; 301-924-3616.

Olney-Sandy Spring Veterinary Hospital, 1300 Olney-Sandy Spring Rd., Sandy Spring; 301-774-0700; In addition to standard veterinary services, the clinic has a breeding program for dogs.

Peach Tree Veterinary Clinic, 18620 Darnestown Rd., Beallsville; 301-972-7010.

Seven Locks Animal Hospital, 7817 Tuckerman La., Potomac; 301-299-6900.

St. Charles Animal Hospital, 11685 Doolittle Dr., Waldorf; 301-645-2550.

Richard A. Weitzman, 8924 Liberty La., Potomac; 301-762-2070.

*Wisconsin Animal Clinic, 9500 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda; 301-493-4808.

Good Vets: Virginia

*Annandale Animal Hospital, 7405 Little River Tpk., Annandale; 703-941-3100.

Arlington Animal Hospital, 2624 Columbia Pike, Arlington; 703-920-5300.

Belle Haven Animal Medical Centre, 1221 Belle Haven Rd., Alexandria; 703-721-0088;

Burke Veterinary Clinic, 6401 Shiplett Blvd., Burke; 703-455-6222.

Clifton-Centreville Animal Clinic, 13822-A Braddock Rd., Centreville; 703-830-8844;

Clocktower Animal Hospital, 2451 Centreville Rd., Herndon; 703-713-1200;

Colonial Animal Hospital, 6733 Commerce St., Springfield; 703-451-5400;

Companion Animal Clinic, 10998 Clara Barton Dr., Fairfax Station; 703-250-4100;

Companion Paws Mobile Veterinary Service, Gainesville; 571-261-4116; Dr. Christine Foster makes house calls all the way to Loudoun County.

Kingstowne Cat Clinic, 5830 Kingstowne Center Dr., Suite 120, Alexandria; 703-922-8228;

Leesburg Veterinary Hospital, 21 Catoctin Cir., NE, Leesburg; 703-777-3313;

Montrose Animal Health Center, 3883 Pickett Rd., Fairfax; 703-425-5020.

*Parkway Veterinary Clinic, 5743 Burke Centre Pkwy., Burke; 703-323-9020;

Seneca Hill Animal Hospital, 11415 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls; 703-450-6760;

Tysons Corner Animal Hospital, 8496-E Tyco Rd., Vienna; 703-893-7030.



Alexandria Veterinary Emergency Service, 2660 Duke St., Alexandria; 703-823-3601;

Animal Emergency Hospital, 2 Cardinal Park Dr., Suite 101B, Leesburg; 703-777-5755;

Emergency Veterinary Clinic of Fair Oaks, 4001 Legato Rd., Fairfax; 703-591-3304;

Friendship Hospital for Animals, 4105 Brandywine St., NW; 202-363-7300;

The Hope Center for Advanced Veterinary Medicine, 416 Maple Ave. W., Vienna; 703-281-5121; Formerly the Emergency Veterinary Clinic of Northern Virginia.

Metropolitan Emergency Animal Clinic, 12106 Nebel St., Rockville; 301-770-5225.

SouthPaws CritiCare, 8500 Arlington Blvd., Fairfax; 703-752-9100;