Dulles South Animal Emergency and Referral Hospital

Dulles South Animal Emergency and Referral Hospital We expect the unexpected. Open 24 every day, including holidays, we are ready in the event your pet needs urgent/emergency veterinary care or emergency surgery. Our team will partner with your veterinarian to ensure your pet receives continuity of care.
24-hour veterinary hospital located in Loudoun County Virginia. Dulles South Animal Emergency & Referral provides urgent and emergency care and surgery. No appointment is needed.
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Happy Halloween! Please remember to keep all those tasty human treats away from our furry friends. Pippin is ready to sp...
10/31/2019

Happy Halloween! Please remember to keep all those tasty human treats away from our furry friends. Pippin is ready to spread Halloween cheer around the hospital.

Share your costumes with us and how you celebrate with your pets!

#VetsRUs #PetCostumes #Halloween #Spooky #PetLife

Are you ready for Halloween with your furry friends? Check out these five tips to get you started!#VetsRUs #PetLife #Pet...
10/30/2019

Are you ready for Halloween with your furry friends? Check out these five tips to get you started!

#VetsRUs #PetLife #PetER #PetSafety #Halloween

What do all those extra letters mean with some Licensed Veterinary Technicians? Just as Veterinarians can pursue special...
10/18/2019

What do all those extra letters mean with some Licensed Veterinary Technicians?

Just as Veterinarians can pursue specialty and become boarded, so can Licensed Veterinary Technicians. These individuals have completed a formal process of specialized work experience and training, additional testing, and certification. Licensed Veterinary Technicians can specialize into many fields, some of these include:

Anesthesia
Behavior
Clinical Pathology
Clinical Practice
Dental Technology
Dermatology
Emergency and Critical Care
Internal Medicine
Nutrition
Rehabilitation
Surgery

You can check out the full list at www.navta.net if you would like to learn more!

We were so proud to hear that a former Licensed Veterinary Technician that worked for us has received her specialty in behavior! Jessey Scheip, LVT, VTS (Behavior), KPA-CTP helped develop our low-stress handling and behavior-focused medicine that we utilize today.

Both Beth Perkowski, LVT and Sam Cate, Tech Student, help head up our behavior modification appointments today. Beth has been with us for 15 years and has helped some of our toughest patients learn to be less afraid and confident for their appointments. Sam officially received her Fear Free Certification this year, and while she has only been with us for 3 years, she has made quite the accomplishments!

#TechWeek #VetsRUs #PetLife #SpecialtyMedicine

How do we support Licensed Veterinary Technicians year round?There are multiple universities and community colleges that...
10/17/2019

How do we support Licensed Veterinary Technicians year round?

There are multiple universities and community colleges that offer Veterinary Technology programs. In Northern Virginia, students can choose two local programs, one at Northern Virginia Community College at the Loudoun Campus or at Blue Ridge Community College. There are also several online programs such as Penn Foster and Ashworth College. Students should always be careful to ensure their program is accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) . We offer our students flexible schedules so they have ample time to successfully participate in the program of their choice.

We have several students attending Northern Virginia Community College Loudoun Campus and the Penn Foster programs. Virginia state law allows these students to perform the functions of a fully Licensed Veterinary Technician under the direction of a Veterinarian or another Licensed Veterinary Technician as long as they are actively enrolled into an accredited veterinary technician program.

We utilize this part of the law to help educate and train our staff so they may become successful Licensed Veterinary Technicians. As a teaching hospital, we also offer preceptorships (similar to an internship) to students attending Northern Virginia Community College Loudoun Campus so they may complete their program and enter the workforce more prepared for their chosen hospital to work at. This program is open to all students, regardless of their interest to work for our company following graduation.

We stand behind promoting education and furthering the advancement and education of Veterinary Professionals as one of our core company values.

#Education #VetsRUs #PetLife #SupportStaff #DevelopTeams

What is the difference between a Veterinary Assistant and a Licensed Veterinary Technician?There are lots of talented an...
10/16/2019

What is the difference between a Veterinary Assistant and a Licensed Veterinary Technician?

There are lots of talented and experienced veterinary assistants in this industry that often do many of the same tasks as a Licensed Veterinary Technician. There are varied laws regarding what a licensed technician is allowed to do in comparison to veterinary assistants. In the state of Virginia, a Licensed Veterinary Technician can place catheters, intubate patients for anesthesia, provide intramuscular injections, and vaccines such as rabies.

National Veterinary Technician Week celebrates those individuals who, in addition to learning hands on training, have sought out a higher education, obtained a 2 to 4 year college degree, and have passed the Veterinary Technician National Exam(VTNE). The VTNE covers patient care for all types of animals including livestock, equestrian, and exotic pets in addition to cats and dogs.

You can find our Licensed Veterinary Technicians and Veterinary Technician students wearing navy blue and wine colored scrubs. We are proud to now have 15 Licensed Veterinary Technicians and Veterinary Technician Students working for our hospital to provide a the highest level of veterinary care for our patients. (Now if we can just get them all together for a group photo!)

#TechWeek #VetsRUs #PetLife #Education

What does a Licensed Veterinary Technician do? They work with a Veterinarian to assist in performing clinical treatments...
10/15/2019

What does a Licensed Veterinary Technician do? They work with a Veterinarian to assist in performing clinical treatments. Technicians are responsible for observing behavior and condition in patients, providing emergency first aid, collecting samples, calculating medication doses, assisting to help educate our clients, and so much more.

A Licensed Veterinary Technician has obtained either a 2-year or a 4-year degree from an AVMA-accredited veterinary technology program. In addition to their degree, they must attend continuing education seminars every year to maintain their state license once passing the Veterinary Technician National Examination following graduation! Read more at

Be sure to thank a technician this week for all of their hard work and dedication to our pets.

#PetLife #VetsRUs #TechWeek

It is National Veterinary Technician week! What is a veterinary technician? How do they contribute to the wellness of yo...
10/14/2019

It is National Veterinary Technician week! What is a veterinary technician? How do they contribute to the wellness of your pets? Stay tuned all this week to learn more about these superstars that work hard to protect and help your pets behind the scenes!

Thank you to all the hard working Veterinary Technicians!

#TechWeek #EmployeeAppreciation #VetsRUs #PetLife

Dulles South Animal Emergency and Referral Hospital's cover photo
10/14/2019

Dulles South Animal Emergency and Referral Hospital's cover photo

UPDATE: Thank you for all the help, he has been reunited with his family!Do you recognize this sweet boy? He was picked ...
10/10/2019

UPDATE: Thank you for all the help, he has been reunited with his family!

Do you recognize this sweet boy? He was picked up by a good samaritan near the intersection of Old Lee Road and Braddock today. The good samaritan has offered to hold onto him until his owners are found. Please contact our office with any information and to arrange contact with the good samaritan. Please share to help us get him home!

#LostPet #PetLife

What a great weekend with Canines-N-Kids Foundation and Smashing Walnuts during their 2x4 Race on Saturday! Although we ...
09/30/2019

What a great weekend with Canines-N-Kids Foundation and Smashing Walnuts during their 2x4 Race on Saturday! Although we had no accidents, Dr. Sarah Gornall was ready to help treat any of the four-legged racers if they became injured with her hand assistants Kat, Tucker, and Annabelle. We are still pumped and motivated for the week. If you could not make it this year, be sure to mark your calendars for 2020 and we will see you there!

If you would like to see more images from this event, head on over to the Canines-N-Kids Foundation page. Thanks for the great pictures Marion Esposito!

#MotivationMonday #GreatWeekends #FindACure #CommunityService #EmergencyFirstAide #CaninesNKids

We hope everyone is having a safe Labor Day! Just as a reminder, we are open for any emergency needs you may have today....
09/02/2019

We hope everyone is having a safe Labor Day! Just as a reminder, we are open for any emergency needs you may have today. Aldie Veterinary Hospital will reopen tomorrow at 7:30am.

#LaborDay2019 #VetsRUs #SafeButFun #VetMed

This last post goes to Dixie who passed away June 27th. Thank you to everyone who took a part of #RainbowBridgeRemembera...
08/29/2019

This last post goes to Dixie who passed away June 27th.
Thank you to everyone who took a part of #RainbowBridgeRememberanceDay. We appreciate all of our patients and clients, those who we still see and those who have passed.
#DSVC #AVH #RainbowBridge #Remembrance #VetMed

This next post goes to Artemis! Artemis was one of Our LVTs, Beth, favorite patients! We were so sad to have to say good...
08/28/2019

This next post goes to Artemis!
Artemis was one of Our LVTs, Beth, favorite patients! We were so sad to have to say goodbye when we did.
#DSVC #AVH #RainbowBridge #Remembrance #VetMed

This Remembrance post is very close to the staffs heart as well. Owned by a fellow employee of AVH, our hearts truly go ...
08/28/2019

This Remembrance post is very close to the staffs heart as well. Owned by a fellow employee of AVH, our hearts truly go out to Mr. Winks family. Mr. Wink was the little gentleman who completed the trio of tiny puppets they didn't know they needed. We will truly miss this little man.
#RainbowBridgeRememberanceDay #VetMed #DSVC #AVH #VetsRUs #FurBabies #PetCalendar #RainbowBridge

This is Izzys celebration of her life before cancer took her. She wasn’t going to make her actual birthday so her fami...
08/28/2019

This is Izzys celebration of her life before cancer took her. She wasn’t going to make her actual birthday so her family celebrated it early. She loved to dress up and you can see the smile on her face.
#RainbowBridgeRememberanceDay #VetMed #DSVC #AVH #VetsRUs #FurBabies #PetCalendar

This next Remembrance post is very close to the staffs heart. Owned by a fellow employee of DSVC, our hearts truly go ou...
08/28/2019

This next Remembrance post is very close to the staffs heart. Owned by a fellow employee of DSVC, our hearts truly go out to Buxtons family.
Buxton was found as a puppy with a chain padlocked to his neck, running the streets in south carolina. He was our first dog together. He was with us through our engagement, marriage and first baby. He was a very loved pup and we were lucky to have him in our lives for the time that we did.
#RainbowBridgeRememberanceDay #VetMed #DSVC #AVH #VetsRUs #FurBabies #PetCalendar #RainbowBridge

Chloe Williams would wave and say I love you. She was such a sweet and cute little girl. #RainbowBridgeRememberanceDay #...
08/28/2019

Chloe Williams would wave and say I love you. She was such a sweet and cute little girl.
#RainbowBridgeRememberanceDay #VetMed #DSVC #AVH #VetsRUs #FurBabies

Did you know there is a Rainbow Bridge National Monument in Utah? It is the largest Natural Bridge in the world, located...
08/28/2019

Did you know there is a Rainbow Bridge National Monument in Utah? It is the largest Natural Bridge in the world, located in Forbidding Canyon. The only way to see it is to either obtain a permit from the Navajo tribe and proceed with a 3-4 day hike in the desert or rent a boat, drive 3 hours one way, and hike 1.5 miles.
#RainbowBridgeRememberanceDay #VetMed #DSVC #AVH #VetsRUs #FurBabies #PetCalendar #RainbowBridge

August 28th marks Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day.We have all had pets that we have loved as family members, ones that we...
08/28/2019

August 28th marks Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day.
We have all had pets that we have loved as family members, ones that were like our little furry children. But like all family members, there comes a time when they pass, and often this leaves us with a feeling of loss and pain. Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day celebrates our furbabies who have passed before us.
Follow along with us today as we honor our precious four legged friends who have passed on.
#RainbowBridgeRememberanceDay #VetMed #DSVC #AVH #VetsRUs #FurBabies

Did you know that only 39% of cat owners say they would only take their cat to the veterinarian if the cat was sick or t...
08/22/2019

Did you know that only 39% of cat owners say they would only take their cat to the veterinarian if the cat was sick or there was an emergency?
Kidney disease is a prime example of why you should take your cats to the vet regularly. Typically by the time your cat shows symptoms, the disease may already be in the advanced stages. If kidney disease is detected at an early stage through routine bloodwork, treatment may only require minor changes to your cat’s lifestyle, rather than costly medications or even hospitalization.
#DSVC #VetMed #VetsRUs #EmergencyVet #CatFacts #CatLife

August 28th is Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day.  This day is to celebrate our furbabies who have passed before us.We want...
08/21/2019

August 28th is Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day. This day is to celebrate our furbabies who have passed before us.

We want to take this time to honor our patients and your loved ones. If you would like for us to share your pets story, or just a picture, please message us!

#DSVC #AVH #RainbowBridge #Remembrance #VetMed

Did you know that if your black cat has a tabby stripe gene and loves to spend their days lounging in the sun, their fur...
08/17/2019

Did you know that if your black cat has a tabby stripe gene and loves to spend their days lounging in the sun, their fur can turn a rusty brown color. Why? The sun’s rays break down the pigment in their fur to reveal the underlying tabby stripes.
Happy National Black Cat Appreciation Day! 🖤
#Caturday #NationalBlackCatAppreciationDay #Cats #DSVC #VetMed #VetsRUs

We are looking to add multiple experienced Veterinary Assistants to join our growing hospital. We have new day, swing, e...
08/06/2019

We are looking to add multiple experienced Veterinary Assistants to join our growing hospital. We have new day, swing, evening, and overnight positions available.

Apply today on Indeed!
http://ow.ly/zsqW50vpttf

#WorkFamily #TeachingHospital #VetsRUs #WorkHardPlayHard

Dulles South Veterinary Center is now accepting applications for an enthusiastic emergency veterinarian. We are looking ...
07/24/2019

Dulles South Veterinary Center is now accepting applications for an enthusiastic emergency veterinarian. We are looking for passionate veterinarians who would like to join a team that focuses on team growth, exceptional client service and patient care!

Think you would be a good asset to our team? Apply now!

https://jobs.avma.org/jobs/12571762

07/23/2019

We are so impressed by all the hard work Luke is putting into his rehab sessions! Luke is 14 can you believe that? 14 and putting in all that work for rehab! We are all so proud of his hard work and dedication!
Rehabilitation is very helpful for older guys like Luke, who suffer from arthritic pain and difficulty keeping their balance.
Think your pet may benefit from a rehab session? Give us a call, we’ll be happy to help schedule your pets first rehab session with #MikeTheRehabGuy
#Rehabilitation #Rehab #DSVC #DullesVets #VetsRUs #VetMed

Poor Robby thought that a sock would make a great snack! Unfortunately Robby had to find out the hard way, socks in fact...
07/20/2019

Poor Robby thought that a sock would make a great snack! Unfortunately Robby had to find out the hard way, socks in fact do not make good snacks.

Robby's owners brought him in as soon as they realized what happened, and we were able to induce vomiting to get that sock back from him! By the looks of his face it obviously wasn't as good coming up as it was going down!

#Vomit #VetMed #Emesis #DSVC #DSAER #VetsRUs #Sock #ForeignBody

Do you enjoy working with animals? Are you someone who is team oriented?! We are looking for passionate individuals who ...
07/19/2019

Do you enjoy working with animals? Are you someone who is team oriented?! We are looking for passionate individuals who would like to join a team that focuses on team growth, exceptional client service and patient care! We are currently looking for Client Care Professionals, Veterinary Assistants and Licensed Veterinary Technicians.

Think you're the right fit? Check out the link below or go to our website at http://ow.ly/FPS050v6eY3 to learn more about who we are.

Submit your resume today on Indeed at http://ow.ly/4Zwj50v6eY2 to start a career with our hospital.

#VetMed #DSVC #AVH #DullesVets #DSAER #CCP #VA #LVT #LicensedVetTech #VeterinaryAssistant #ClientCareProfessional #WereHiring

It is going to be a scorcher this weekend with temperatures hitting triple digits! Can you recognize heat stroke or heat...
07/19/2019

It is going to be a scorcher this weekend with temperatures hitting triple digits! Can you recognize heat stroke or heat exhaustion in your pets?

Check out this great article by one of our Licensed Veterinary Technicians: http://ow.ly/szYp50v6e2F

#TGIF #Summer #VetsRUs

Happy 4th of July everyone! Just as a reminder, we are here and open for any emergency needs you may have. We hope every...
07/04/2019

Happy 4th of July everyone!

Just as a reminder, we are here and open for any emergency needs you may have. We hope everyone has a safe holiday.

For our last day of Pet Appreciation Week we have Kylo and Kit-ten!Kylo is a Tennessee gentleman! He's a husky mix who j...
06/09/2019

For our last day of Pet Appreciation Week we have Kylo and Kit-ten!

Kylo is a Tennessee gentleman! He's a husky mix who just turned 3! He loves to play and lounge in the water!

Kit-ten is a domestic medium hair cat who also had a birthday! She turned 6! She shares a birthday with her K9 brother but that's all that she wants to share with him! Kit-ten is a pretty laid back cat who just likes to hangout, which is opposite of her crazy fun loving K9 brother!

#WeLoveOurPets #PetAppreciationWeek #AVH #VetMed #StaffPets

Today's features are Maeve and Zoe! Zoe is a soon to be 9 yr old American chocolate lab (her birthday is 6/12). She adop...
06/08/2019

Today's features are Maeve and Zoe!

Zoe is a soon to be 9 yr old American chocolate lab (her birthday is 6/12). She adopted Elizabeth, one of our LVTs, when she was 1 yr old. She was rescued from Lab Rescue. In her hay day she loved playing frisbee and fetch. Now she just chases off Squirrels in the backyard.

She has slowed down a bit due to arthritis. She now enjoys sunbathing and people watching.

Maeve is a 2.5 yr old English black lab. She came into the lives of Elizabeth, one of our LVT's, when she was 8 weeks old. She loves playing fetch and swimming. She is always carrying a ball or toy. She has endless energy and loves playing with her best friend, Binx, a 3.5yr old DMH.

Continue following us for more #PetAppreciationWeek Post!
Don't forget to send us your pet appreciation pictures and we'll feature them on our Instagram pages!

#AVH #DSAER #StaffPets #VetMed #WeLoveOurPets

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