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Friendship Hospital for Animals

Friendship Hospital for Animals High-quality, compassionate veterinary care to the cats and dogs of the Washington DC metro area. We are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Friendship Hospital for Animals provides primary, emergency, and specialty care services. This level of comprehensive care has unique advantages, allowing pet owners the broadest scope of care available at one modern location. Our veterinarians work as a team to ensure the highest quality of care is provided at each visit. Whether a routine health certificate or a complex medical problem, Friendsh

Friendship Hospital for Animals provides primary, emergency, and specialty care services. This level of comprehensive care has unique advantages, allowing pet owners the broadest scope of care available at one modern location. Our veterinarians work as a team to ensure the highest quality of care is provided at each visit. Whether a routine health certificate or a complex medical problem, Friendsh

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Our very own Dr. Klippen talked to NBC Nightly News: Kids Edition about being a veterinarian. We think it would be lovel...
01/22/2022
NBC Nightly News: Kids Edition - What's it like to be a veterinarian

Our very own Dr. Klippen talked to NBC Nightly News: Kids Edition about being a veterinarian. We think it would be lovely if we could heal people's companions instantly, too! Thanks to the team at NBC and to Dr. Klippen for this look at being a vet.

Produced by Jerod DabneyCut by Nightly News Staff Editor

Missing Pet alert - Please be on the lookout for Gus! It has been 48 hours since the last time anyone has seen him. Gus ...
01/21/2022

Missing Pet alert - Please be on the lookout for Gus! It has been 48 hours since the last time anyone has seen him. Gus is a 14 yo, male cat., orange/white domestic short hair.

Last seen near 1500 North Highland St Arlington, VA.

If you find him, O's say he is very friendly and will willingly come to you 💕

If you have any information, please contact the owners at:

(315)-516-1675
(202)-926-5336

Thank you for your help!

Holiday gatherings with family and friends can increase the risk of your pet getting into something they shouldn't. Be s...
12/22/2021
Pet Poison Prevention Q&A - Friendship Hospital for Animals

Holiday gatherings with family and friends can increase the risk of your pet getting into something they shouldn't. Be sure to have important pet emergency numbers on hand!

Friendship: 202-363-7300
ASPCA Animal Poison Control: 888-426-4435

If you think your pet may have ingested a potentially poisonous substance, call 888-426-4435. Dr. Sara Lister is a veterinarian with ASPCA Animal Poison Control.

#Repost @roaming_rambling with @make_repost・・・On Sunday I spent 7 hours waiting in the emergency room at Friendship Hosp...
12/21/2021

#Repost @roaming_rambling with @make_repost
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On Sunday I spent 7 hours waiting in the emergency room at Friendship Hospital] with Carmen.

My mom was an emergency room nurse and always told me that you want to be the person who’s not being seen in the ER - it means you’ll probably be fine, unlike those ahead of you.

Sitting in that room I saw puppies coming in for their vaccines or ripping out their stitches when playing.

I also saw so many French bulldogs/similar breeds - folks don’t get those dogs! They can’t breathe!

I saw a woman frantic as her dog suffered some sort of leg injury and it was as if the staff had to triage her more than the dog.

I saw an old, beautiful red colored dog carted into a room, eyes open but barely hanging on.

I heard the vet comforting the dog’s family as they said their goodbyes. And I saw the blanket draped over the dog’s body after he was put to sleep.

I locked eyes with a woman across from me in this moment and we both saw each other’s tears form - we were filled with empathy, but also secretly relieved it wasn’t us in that room with our pet having to make the same decision.

I came back today and the staff who was there on Sunday was there again. Doing it all over. Every day.

As someone who is around a lot of animal care and desensitized to a lot of things, the emotions present in that waiting room were like nothing I’ve ever experienced. It was like it had its own energy, ebbing and flowing with the crises of the day.

I’ve always held gratitude toward veterinarians, vet techs, and administrative staff who keep everything moving. But seeing them hold steady in the chaos of the vet ER made me see them in a whole new light
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#vet #vettech #vettechlife #veterinarian #animalhospital #animalcare #washingtondc #washingtonian #lifeindc #dcig #dcigers #washmagphoto Friendship Hospital] #pets #catsofinstagram #catsofdc #districtdogs #lifelessons #dctography @dcist @washingtonianmag #vetmed #petsofinstagram

12/20/2021

LOVE this video of Rooney and his littlest person (perhaps a future veterinarian??) sent to us by his grown-up human 🥰#ThisIsWhyWeDoIt #VetMed

"One year ago I brought my beloved dog Rooney in with something that didn’t seem urgent…but turned out to be a life threatening pneumothorax which required pretty intense lung surgery over Christmas...Thanks to your team’s skillful care, Rooney pulled through and recovered. Christmas night last year was my wife and I checking Rooney’s chest tubes for leaking air. Now he’s snoozing in front of our fireplace.

THANK YOU SO MUCH for the extra year you have given me with my best friend. And a good year full of tail wags, snuggles and walks. I feel immeasurable joy and appreciation for every day I have with him. He truly is the best dog. A kind and gentle soul, who loves his family and whose family loves him right back.

Attached is a video of our littlest playing veterinarian with him this morning. Thanks to all who cared for Roone, especially Drs. Murphy, Thies, Glassman and I’m sure many more."

Nothing like seeing one of our patients in that bandana #cancersurvivor Merry Christmas, Lola!#vetmed #veterinarymedicin...
12/13/2021

Nothing like seeing one of our patients in that bandana #cancersurvivor

Merry Christmas, Lola!

#vetmed #veterinarymedicine #veterinaryoncology #pitbull #pitbullsofinstagram #friendshiphospital #friendshiphospitalforanimals

Behind-the-scenes sneak peek of a segment for NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt featuring Dr. Klippen and some very cute...
12/09/2021

Behind-the-scenes sneak peek of a segment for NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt featuring Dr. Klippen and some very cute guests 🎥👩‍⚕️😺🌭

#kidsedition #nightlynews #nightlynewskidsedition #lesterholt #nbc #vetmed #orangetabby #cats #dauchshund #wienerdog

Inaugural Welcome Breakfast, hosted by our Well-Being Committee 🥞We've had many new and talented people join our team th...
11/17/2021

Inaugural Welcome Breakfast, hosted by our Well-Being Committee 🥞

We've had many new and talented people join our team this past year but meeting everyone can be tough - especially with our varied schedules and covid restrictions. So what better way to meet new people than over pancakes??

Thank you SO much to our Well-Being Committee for the great idea and for putting this together!

#pancakes #wellbeing #vetmed

Saturday November 13th is World Kindness Day 🌎💕World Kindness Day promotes the importance of being kind to each other, t...
11/12/2021

Saturday November 13th is World Kindness Day 🌎💕

World Kindness Day promotes the importance of being kind to each other, to yourself, and to the world. Compassion for others is what binds us all together.

We are wearing pins to let others know we are celebrating kindness ☺

#worldkindessday #bekind #vetmed

Pepper Potts brought her stuffy for her ultrasound today. She held it the whole time and was a very good girl ☺️🧸
11/09/2021

Pepper Potts brought her stuffy for her ultrasound today. She held it the whole time and was a very good girl ☺️🧸

Join us in congratulating both Dr. Thies and Dr. Kelley on passing their Emergency & Critical Care board exams, making t...
11/02/2021

Join us in congratulating both Dr. Thies and Dr. Kelley on passing their Emergency & Critical Care board exams, making them the newest additions to our team of board-certified specialists.

Did you know, Friendship is the only hospital in the District with veterinarians board-certified in emergency and critical care? Drs. Thies and Kelley are two of four board-certified Criticalists on staff in our Emergency & Critical Care department. They are also joined in the department by three additional residency-trained doctors.

A board-certified Criticalist is dedicated to dealing with life-threatening emergencies as well as managing critically ill patients. Becoming a Criticalist requires graduation from a recognized veterinary school, followed by 4 or more additional years of intense training in emergency medicine and critical care, and the successful passing of a vigorous two-day board examination.

#vetmed #friendshiphospital #washingtondc #dogsandcatsofdc #dcdogsandcats #specialtyvet

Wishing everyone a fun and safe Halloween!And please remember to keep candy out of the reach of our furry friends 🍫#hall...
10/31/2021

Wishing everyone a fun and safe Halloween!

And please remember to keep candy out of the reach of our furry friends 🍫

#halloween #petcostume #dcdogs #dcdogsofintagram #dogs #dogsofinstagram #puglife #pugs #pugsofintagram

🐙#halloween #dcdogs #dogsofinstgram #dogsincostume
10/30/2021

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#halloween #dcdogs #dogsofinstgram #dogsincostume

Happy birthday, Bella 🥳(Thank you, to Bella's mom for the sweet treats 🧁😋)
10/30/2021

Happy birthday, Bella 🥳

(Thank you, to Bella's mom for the sweet treats 🧁😋)

Today's daily dose of Animals Being Good Sports, Halloween Edition 👻🎃#wedontdeservedogs #halloween #petcostume #dogcostu...
10/29/2021

Today's daily dose of Animals Being Good Sports, Halloween Edition 👻🎃

#wedontdeservedogs #halloween #petcostume #dogcostume #dcdogs #dogsofdc #dcdogsofinstagram

So incredibly proud to support this program. Thank you to Mayor Bowser for sharing the great work of the Humane Rescue A...
10/28/2021

So incredibly proud to support this program. Thank you to Mayor Bowser for sharing the great work of the Humane Rescue Alliance Safe Haven Program.

Through the Safe Haven Program, HRA provides free, safe, pet housing for victims of domestic abuse.

If you or someone you love is experiencing domestic violence and concerned about the safety of their pets, call 202.723.5730

Some of our staff enjoying the festivities! A caramel apple bar, pumpkin and cookie decorating 🎃👻🍎🍪#halloween #vetmed #v...
10/28/2021

Some of our staff enjoying the festivities! A caramel apple bar, pumpkin and cookie decorating 🎃👻🍎🍪

#halloween #vetmed #veterinarymedicine #dogsandcats

Carl the French Bullpumpkin 🎃#frenchbulldog #frenchiesofinstagram #halloweencostume #dogcostume #halloween
10/27/2021

Carl the French Bullpumpkin 🎃

#frenchbulldog #frenchiesofinstagram #halloweencostume #dogcostume #halloween

Some of our staff pets are getting in the Halloween spirit a little early 🎃👻#halloween #petcostume #catcostume #dogcostu...
10/25/2021

Some of our staff pets are getting in the Halloween spirit a little early 🎃👻

#halloween #petcostume #catcostume #dogcostume

If you or someone you know is looking to get their foot on the door with veterinary medicine, this is a great opportunit...
10/25/2021

If you or someone you know is looking to get their foot on the door with veterinary medicine, this is a great opportunity!

Visit: https://www.friendshiphospital.com/whoweare/careers/

#vetmed #vetmedcareers #vetmedjobs #careers #careerchange #loveyourjob #dogsofinstagram #catsofinstagram #dcdogs #dccats #dogsandcats

Happy Vet Tech Week to the best in the biz! #vettechweek #vettech #vetmed
10/18/2021

Happy Vet Tech Week to the best in the biz! #vettechweek #vettech #vetmed

Guess what today is? Our 85th birthday!! A cool fall day on October 16th 1936 saw Friendship's doors open for the first ...
10/16/2021

Guess what today is? Our 85th birthday!!

A cool fall day on October 16th 1936 saw Friendship's doors open for the first time. Located right around the corner from our current location at 4615 41st, Friendship moved to its current Brandywine location in 1960.

By the late 1970s, Friendship provided Primary Care, Boarding and Grooming. There were 3 doctors and 15 support staff members. In 1983 we started the Internship program and turned Friendship into a 24hr emergency hospital.

In 2000, Friendship had grown into a staff of 60. The next 20 years would see tremendous growth, as we expanded both our service offerings and our physical space (we added a whole new floor!) to provide the most comprehensive care in the District. An honor for which we are continually proud.

Today we have more than 70 doctors(!) and a staff of around 250!

We've sure come a long way!

The thing that makes Friendship most special is the people. Today we celebrate our amazing staff and our incredible clients. Whether a veteran technician, a new client care representative, a multi-generational primary care client, or a fellow Tenleytown neighbor - you're all at the center of what makes us great. You are what keeps us moving forward in our mission to lead the industry in comprehensive animal healthcare, and improve the well-being of our patients, clients, team members and community.

Happy birthday, Friendship!

Photos from Chuck Bell's post
10/14/2021

Photos from Chuck Bell's post

Congratulations to our own Julian Vankim, on both his first photo exhibit, and his cover feature in Metro Weekly! In add...
10/12/2021
The Art of Julian Vankim - October 7, 2021

Congratulations to our own Julian Vankim, on both his first photo exhibit, and his cover feature in Metro Weekly!

In addition to his talent as a photographer, Julian is a superstar technician in our pharmacy, and an all-around lovely coworker.

We're so proud of you, Julian!!

The Art of Julian Vankim - The DC Center reopens its doors to the public with a striking, sensual exhibit by a bold local photographer. Photography by Julian Vankim. Text by Randy Shulman

Perfectly summed up by @mayfairanimalclinic in Chicago. It’s tough out there. Not just for us, but the entire industry. ...
10/12/2021

Perfectly summed up by @mayfairanimalclinic in Chicago. It’s tough out there. Not just for us, but the entire industry.

Stay strong fellow #vetmed providers ✊🏽✊🏾✊🏼

#mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealth #quarantinepets #covid19

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4105 Brandywine St NW
Washington D.C., DC
20016

1 block from the Tenleytown Metro

Telephone

(202) 363-7300

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Primary Care:
We offer routine health care, vaccinations, lab work, domestic and international health certificates, and other scheduled appointments. Appointments available:
Monday - Friday - 7am to 10pm
Saturday and Sunday - 7am to 3pm

Emergency Care:
Emergency and urgent care services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Hospitalization:
We have doctors and technicians at Friendship 24 hours a day to care for hospitalized patients.

Specialty Care:
Acupuncture & Pain Management
Anesthesiology
Cardiology
Clinical Pathology
Dermatology
Diagnostic Imaging
Dialysis
Internal Medicine
Neurology & Neurosurgery
Oncology
Orthopedic & Specialty Surgery
Rehabilitation

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This past week we had a HUGE scare and we are so unbelievably thankful and happy to share Vendrick is doing well. This past week Vendrick became extreamely ill, extreamly fast while out of our care. I am so thankful for the family that responded quickly because I fear he would have not made it if he was not taken to emergency at that moment. He recieved three blood transfusions during his stay. He was diagnosed with gastroenteritis. However, for some unknown reason he was unable to stop the bleeding. It was absolutely a terrifying 4 days BUT HE IS HOME. Thank you to Friendship Hospital for Animals in Washington DC for saving our baby.
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Happy Monday! From Friendship Hospital for Animals 🐶
NIKKI NEEDS YOUR HELP! Nikki was admitted to the ER two days ago, extremely sick from a very heavy worm burden. The team at Friendship Hospital for Animals is working hard to help Nikki get through this, but she needs YOUR SUPPORT, your thoughts and your love as well. Please, your gift today will not only ensure Nikki gets the medical attention she needs, but that any animal needing critical critical care will get what they need. Donate now through the link in comments or via Facebook! #iamluckydog #criticalcare #savenikki
This isn't honored. They make all clients stand outside in the heavy downpour while they check them in ovet the phone. Pet and client soaked. The place is a level 1 emergency center but the vet here Melendes ran labs on our cat but refused to provide them. She couldn't check his ears for mites. She said they were clean but they were not. She made us feel so uncomfortable and scared for our new baby that we stayed up all night to find a vet to take him to for care in the morning. We arrived at 1045 pm and we left at 445 am with no answers. And ir you have to go to the bathroom the portable toilet is beyond disgusting.
Found safe but looking for family!!!
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