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Alexandria Medical Arts Pharmacy & Compounding Lab, 315 S. Washington St., Alexandria; 703-549-4350; Converts prescription medications into forms and flavors that your pet may more readily accept. Also dispenses hard-to-find medications.

Animal Allergy & Dermatology Clinic, 9039 Gaither Rd., Gaithersburg; 301-977-9169; Dr. James Jeffers is a board-certified allergist and dermatologist.

Animal Eye Care Center, 9043 Gaither Rd., Gaithersburg; 301-990-6373. Dr. Eric Smith provides ophthalmology services for dogs, cats, and exotics. By referral only.

Center Pet Pharmacy, 4900 Massachusetts Ave., NW; 866-961-5666; Bring in a prescription and the pharmacists will make flavored compounds, chews, or transdermal gels to suit your pet’s preference. Holistic and herbal formulations available.

Chesapeake Veterinary Cardiology Associates, seven practices in Maryland and Virginia; CVCA doctors see the most veterinary cardiac cases of any such practice in the country. By referral only.

Iams Pet Imaging Center, 328 Maple Ave. E., Vienna; 703-281-9440; The nation’s first animal MRI facility and the only one in the Washington area.

Dr. Barbara A. Kummel, 18211 Flower Hill Way, Gaithersburg; 240-632-0328. Treats more than 2,500 pets each year for allergies and skin disorders.

Mid-Atlantic Animal Specialty Hospital, 4135-B Old Town Rd., Huntingtown; 410-414-8250; In addition to surgery and specialty care, Next Step Animal Rehabilitation & Fitness is on site.

Pet Rehab, 571-213-2624; Therapist Carol Wasmucky provides comprehensive rehabilitation treatment for dogs at SouthPaws, Seneca Hill Animal Hospital, or your home.

Regional Veterinary Referral Center, 6651 Backlick Rd., Springfield; 703-451-8900; Offers a full range of medical specialities, with particular experience in oncology. Also the home of Radiocat, a quick and effective treatment for feline hyperthyroidism.

SouthPaws Veterinary Specialists & Emergency Center, 8500 Arlington Blvd., Fairfax; 703-752-9100; Board-certified vets use high-tech tools for surgery, neurology, oncology, radiology, and physical therapy. Jordan Kocen and Marilyn Khoury’s acupuncture practice is popular.

VCA Veterinary Referral Associates, 15021 Dufief Mill Rd., Gaithersburg; 301-340-3224; This team of highly trained specialists (many are board-certified) accepts referral cases for opthalmology, internal medicine, neurology, radiation oncology, radiology, and surgical services as well as 24-hour emergency care.

VetVision, 4103 Rust Rd., Fairfax; 703-246-0009; Dr. Kelley Corcoran provides ophthalmology and vision services for all types of animals.


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