25067 Elk Lick Rd  
South Riding, VA 20152
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Aldie Vet Medical Services

 

Dental Care

Routine teeth cleanings and polishing is an important and necessary part of preventative medicine. After your animal has a routine cleaning, our Licensed Veterinary Technicians will be happy to meet with you to help initiate a home dental program that works for both you and your pet. In addition to teeth cleaning, we have the ability to take x-rays, extract teeth, or perform oral surgery, if necessary.

Internal Medicine

Dermatology (Skin) - Allergies (food, flea and environmental), Ear Disease, Ectoparasites (mange mites, ear mites, ticks, fleas, and mosquitoes), Ringworm, Drug Reactions, Mass Removal, and others.

Endocrinology - hormonal disorders such as Addison’s disease, Cushing’s syndrome, hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism, and diabetes.

Gastroenterology - diagnosis and treatment of diseases involving the esophagus, stomach, small intestine and large intestine (colon), liver, gallbladder, and pancreas.

Ophthalmology - comprehensive eye exams including Schirmer tear test, fluorescein staining, rebound tonometry, and indirect ophthalmoscopy.

Cardiology - our Veterinarians can discover many heart problems during a physical exam. In the event your pet needs additional testing, such as an electrocardiogram (ECG), radiographs (x-rays), and ultrasounds, we are able to perform these tests at our animal hospital. In the event your pet requires a more advanced procedure, such as an echocardiography, we will refer you to a veterinary cardiologist.

Anesthesia

We utilize the safest available anesthetics to provide that extra margin of safety, especially for our high-risk patients. Using the most modern equipment, our patient's vital signs are monitored at all times by one of our Licensed Veterinary Technicians, using ECG, Pulse Oximetry, as well as blood pressure monitoring before, during, and after all anesthetic procedures.

In-House Pharmacy

We maintain a complete inventory of pharmaceuticals, vitamins, shampoos, heart worm preventatives and flea and tick preventative to meet the needs of your pet.

Pain Management

It is our utmost priority to ensure your pet is kept comfortable before, during, and after any procedure, whether it be routine or major. We start any anesthetic procedure by giving your pet an injection of pain medication to help alleviate any associated pain. While hospitalized, we monitor your pet closely to assure their pain is managed. When your pet goes home, if needed, oral pain medication may be prescribed to insure your pet's recovery is pain-free.

Laser Therapy

Our class 4 therapy laser deliver specific red and near-infrared wavelengths of laser light to induce a therapeutic effect within the body.  These effects include increased circulation, decreased swelling, reduction of pain and enhanced tissue repair.  Laser therapy is an FDA approved treatment for both humans and animals.  Laser therapy is used on most post-operative patients to reduce pain and healing time.  It can also be used to treat skin conditions like ear infections, hot spots, and chronic skin infections.  The laser is also an ideal adjunctive therapy for more chronic conditions like joint pain, osteoarthritis, degenerative joint disease, and hip dysplasia.  Our doctor may also recommend laser therapy to increase healing for more acute muscle strains or injuries as well.

Nutritional Counseling

We will provide guidance regarding your pet's nutritional needs for each life stage, including dietary requirements for growth, weight loss and maintenance, and performance.

Emergency Care

We are located in a 24 hour veterinary center for your convenience in the event your pet needs to be seen urgently, or is recovering after a veterinary procedure. Please call 703-327-0871 for pet emergencies. We are one of the few veterinary hospitals that can provide that continuity of care.

Hospice Care

If you choose, Aldie Vet will help you provide end-of-life comforting care, to your terminally ill or dying pet. This will allow you to spend quality time at home with your pet until such time as the you decide to euthanize or until death occurs.  We will provide or work with you so that you are prepared to assist with pain and symptom control, wound care, problems with incontinence and other aesthetics, and changes in behavior patterns..

Euthanasia

When you have reached the extremely difficult decision that there is no quality of your pet's life or that your pet is suffering, our veterinarians will be there to help you through the process of euthanasia. Please feel free to discuss the process and ask any questions to our veterinarians. They are very familiar with the experience and are able to talk with you about the process and feelings that go with it. Also, please click our Pet Bereavement link for additional information.

Rated "Best Veterinarian" by I Am Modern Magazine (2013)

Rated "Top Vet" by Virginia Living Magazine (2011)

Rated "Best Vet for Your Pet" by Consumers' Checkbook (2010)


Who's Talking About Aldie Vet?
I believe that the Aldie Vet Hospital is the Johns Hopkins  for pets of  N. VA for 2 main reasons: I believe that: 1.  Aldie Vet follows procedures which are far more thorough than other vet hospitals in this area.  Read More

I have been bringing our pet zoo to Aldie Vet for the last three years (3 dogs and 2 cats) and this last visit was especially amazing. Dr. Griffings was giving our cat Crosby a checkup and she took the time to let both of my sons hear his heartbeat and explained all of the procedures including demonstrating the blood draw. Dr. Luce has established an amazing business and we are so proud to call them our family vet! They all really do treat our pets as their own! Thank you staff. Kim C. from Aldie, VA