OUR HOURS M-Th - 7:30 - 7:30 | F - 7:30 - 5:30 | Sa - 8:00 - 12:30 | Su - Closed
Puppies and kittens require special care, so call for your initial exam as soon as your new pet arrives. We want to be sure your little one is healthy and strong, growing properly, and that no congenital problems exist. This hands-on physical exam is quite extensive and includes examining the eyes, ears, mouth, and teeth for proper development, as well as checking the heart, internal organs, and musculoskeletal system.
At the first exam we will also:
If you are adopting a pet, a special congratulations to you! You are not only getting a wonderful companion animal, but you are being a good steward of the pet world by sharing your home with a furry friend. Special kudos go to those of you who are welcoming a new addition to your family through rescue groups or shelters. The abandoned animal population grows daily and adoption from a shelter or rescue organization could be saving a life.
The protocol for puppies and kittens applies for newly adopted pets as well. We recommend that you schedule an appointment for your new pet within the first few days of adoption. Make sure you are given all the medical records on a new pet and bring copies to your first appointment. This may save your pet from unnecessary vaccinations or treatments and save you from added expense.
Special note to those adopting a new pet: Ballston Animal Hospital offers a “Free First Visit” to animals adopted through the Animal Welfare League of Arlington, through the Washington, DC, Animal Humane Society, and through the Washington, DC, Animal Shelter also operated by the Washington Humane Society. Simply call us in advance to arrange for your “Free First Visit,” which is our way of honoring your decision to save an animal’s life.
"Ballston Animal Hospital is hands down the best experience I've ever had with any vet clinic. Dr. Snow and Dr. Collins are so thorough with my aging cat's needs and I appreciate their mindfulness about cost as well. All the staff from the receptionist area to the vet techs to the vets treat my little girl with the utmost respect and consideration. I'm lucky to have such a great team so close to us!
"Fantastic place - they don't hassle you to buy things you don't need and help you to care for your pet with kindness and a great depth of knowledge. We see Dr. Scher for our dog who has allergies and have only had good experiences here. It's easy to schedule an appointment and get refills. Dr. Scher also keeps up with new developments in veterinary care and the office is always quick to email receipts and vaccination records."
" They fit me in short-notice, held the appointment on time, moved thru the appointment quickly, and I was completely satisfied! My dog was happy while there, and all of the staff were very friendly. Great service!"
" Brought in our new puppy and the Vet spent a full hour with us. Covered every topic imaginable. The staff is great and very kind to all the pets that walk thru their door. "
" Ballston Animal Hospital has been my family's vet for years, and they continue to take great care of all of our pets. Recently, my kitty hurt herself and Dr. Tripp took excellent care of her, and even checked in to see how she was doing later in the evening. Prices are completely fair and reasonable. Highly recommended! "
Ballston Animal Hospital remains open and available – we have transitioned to drop-off appointments for the time being. We remain committed to providing you with excellent care while doing our part to promote health and wellness in our community. Updates and more information on safety protocols can be found here