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Washington, DC’s Best Pet Care: Veterinarians

We surveyed area veterinarians and thousands of local pet owners to ask which trainers, vets, boarding facilities, 
groomers, and other businesses they trust with their animals. These are the results.


Atlas Vet, Northeast DC; 202-552-8600;

CityPaws Animal Hospital, Northwest DC; 202-232-7297;

District Veterinary Hospital, Northeast DC; 202-827-1230;

Dupont Veterinary Clinic, Northwest DC; 202-466-2211;

Friendship Hospital for Animals, Northwest DC; 202-363-7300;

Georgetown Veterinary Hospital, Northwest DC; 202-333-2140;

Palisades Veterinary Clinic, Northwest DC; 202-363-1316;

Union Veterinary Clinic, Northeast DC; 202-544-2500;

Washington Animal Rescue League Medical Center, Northwest DC; 202-726-2273;


All Paws Veterinary Center, Upper Marlboro; 301-599-7000;

Animal Medical Center of Watkins Park, Upper Marlboro; 301-249-3030;

Anne Arundel Veterinary Emergency Clinic, Annapolis; 410-224-0331;

Benson Animal Hospital, Bethesda; 301-652-8818.

Gaithersburg Animal Hospital, Gaithersburg; 301-948-2828;

Indian Head Animal Hospital, Fort Washington; 301-292-1150;

Kenwood Animal Hospital, Bethesda; 301-654-3000;

Metropolitan Emergency Animal Clinic, Rockville; 301-770-5226;

Muddy Branch Veterinary Center, Gaithersburg; 301-963-0275;

Muddy Creek Animal Hospital, West River; 410-867-0770;

Norbeck Animal Clinic, Silver Spring; 301-924-2416;

Olney–Sandy Spring Veterinary Hospital, Sandy Spring; 301-774-9500;

Silver Spring Animal Hospital, Silver Spring; 301-587-6099;

Takoma Park Animal Clinic, Takoma Park; 301-244-8971;


Animal Medical Centers of Loudoun, Ashburn, 703-726-8784; Brambleton, 703-327-8471;

Ballston Animal Hospital, Arlington; 703-528-2776;

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

Burke Animal Clinic, Burke; 703-569-9600;

Caring Hands Animal Hospital, multiple Virginia locations;

Cherrydale Veterinary Clinic, Arlington; 703-528-9001;

Clocktower Animal Hospital, Herndon; 703-713-1200;

Columbia Pike Animal Hospital, Annandale; 703-256-8414;

Companion Animal Hospital, Springfield; 703-866-4100;

Crosspointe Animal Hospital, Fairfax Station; 703-690-6600;

Del Ray Animal Hospital, Alexandria; 703-739-0000;

Great Falls Animal Hospital, Great Falls; 703-759-2330;

Hayfield Animal Hospital, Alexandria; 703-971-2127;

Leesburg Veterinary Hospital, Leesburg; 703-777-3313;

McLean Animal Hospital, McLean; 703-356-5000;

Northside Veterinary Clinic, Arlington; 703-525-7115;

NOVA Cat Clinic, Arlington; 703-525-1955;

Old Dominion Animal Health Center, McLean; 703-356-5582;

Old Mill Veterinary Hospital, Leesburg; 703-779-2903;

Pender Veterinary Centre, Fairfax; 703-591-3304;

Prince William Emergency Veterinary Clinic, Manassas; 703-361-8287;

Seneca Hill Animal Hospital Resort & Spa, Great Falls; 703-450-6760;

Stahl Exotic Animal Veterinary Services, Fairfax; 703-281-3750;

Town & Country Animal Hospital, Fairfax; 703-273-2110;

VCA Alexandria Animal Hospital, Alexandria; 703-751-2022;

Woodbridge Animal Hospital, Woodbridge; 703-897-5665;

Senior Editor

Marisa M. Kashino joined Washingtonian in 2009 and was a senior editor until 2022.