Herndon Animal Medical Center

Herndon Animal Medical Center To serve pets and their people in a spirit of caring, kindness and respect; and to honor those who cannot speak for themselves but with whom we are privileged to share our lives.
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Herndon Animal Medical Center has become one of the most trusted resources for quality, compassionate veterinary care in Fairfax, Loudoun and the surrounding communities. We provide treatment and care for dogs and cats, delivering comprehensive, quality services with a uniquely personal touch. With us, you’re more than just a number - you’re part of the family! We are staffed with a dedicated team of experienced, friendly veterinary professionals who share the same goal of helping each and every pet that walks through our door enjoy as many healthy, happy years as possible. We’d love to become your lifelong Loudoun/Fairfax veterinarian!

We know it can be tempting to keep giving your pets more and more treats.But, consider the effects their diet has on the...
11/22/2019
Long-term Effects of Obesity on Pets | petMD

We know it can be tempting to keep giving your pets more and more treats.

But, consider the effects their diet has on the weight and overall health.

Did you know you may be literally killing your pet with kindness? That's right, those daily treats you give your pet may give the illusion that all is well, but the reality is that the extra treats and the resulting extra weight are causing lasting damage to your pet’s internal organs, bones, and ...

Does your pet a food preference?
11/18/2019

Does your pet a food preference?

11/13/2019

Your dog's age, breed, and health determine exactly how much physical activity they need each day.

How much exercise does your pet get?

Before you rake those leaves!...
11/13/2019

Before you rake those leaves!...

Never liked raking, anyway!🍁🍂

A good pointer! 😍
11/13/2019

A good pointer! 😍

Judy, a purebred pointer, was the mascot of several ships in the Pacific, and was captured by the Japanese in 1942 and taken to a prison camp. There she met Aircraftsman Frank Williams, who shared his small portion of rice with her.

Judy raised morale in the POW camp, and also barked when poisonous snakes, crocodiles or even tigers approached the prisoners. When the prisoners were shipped back to Singapore, she was smuggled out in a rice sack, never whimpering or betraying her presence to the guards.

The next day, that ship was torpedoed. Williams pushed Judy out of a porthole in an attempt to save her life, even though there was a 15-foot drop to the sea. He made his own escape from the ship, but was then recaptured and sent to a new POW camp.

He didn't know if Judy had survived, but soon he began hearing stories about a dog helping drowning men reach pieces of debris after the shipwreck. And when Williams arrived at the new camp, he said: "I couldn’t believe my eyes! As I walked through the gate, a scraggly dog hit me square between the shoulders and knocked me over. I’d never been so glad to see the old girl!"

They spent a year together at that camp in Sumatra. "Judy saved my life in so many ways," said Williams. "But the greatest of all was giving me a reason to live. All I had to do was look into those weary, bloodshot eyes and ask myself: 'What would happen to her if I died?' I had to keep going."

Once hostilities ceased, Judy was then smuggled aboard a troopship heading back to Liverpool. In England, she was awarded the Dickin Medal (the "Victoria Cross" for animals) in May 1946. Her citation reads: "For magnificent courage and endurance in Japanese prison camps, which helped to maintain morale among her fellow prisoners, and also for saving many lives through her intelligence and watchfulness".

At the same time, Frank Williams was awarded the PDSA's White Cross of St. Giles for his devotion to Judy. Frank and Judy spent a year after the war visiting the relatives of English POWs who had not survived, and Frank said that Judy "always provided a comforting presence to the families."

When Judy finally died at the age of 13, Frank spent two months building a granite and marble memorial in her memory, which included a plaque describing her life story.

Can we sleep in for just a few more minutes?
11/11/2019

Can we sleep in for just a few more minutes?

11/09/2019
Gallatin Veterinary Hospital

Gallatin Veterinary Hospital

Hundreds of thousands of pets are injured or poisoned every year from everyday household items. With these simple tips, you'll be equipped to keep an eyey out for hazards, and know what to do if something does happen!

11/06/2019

Is your dog showing signs of tooth pain, such as drooling more than usual or bad breath?

If so, schedule an appointment with us so we can find the cause of their pain. herndonveterinary.com

Approximately 6 million dogs and 6 million cats are diagnosed with cancer in the U.S. each year. Join us in raising awar...
11/04/2019

Approximately 6 million dogs and 6 million cats are diagnosed with cancer in the U.S. each year. Join us in raising awareness for these animals.

Be sure to take your pet to regularly scheduled exams with a vet to checks for signs of cancer.

10/28/2019

When was the last time your pet saw a vet?

Book an appointment with us so we can make sure they're as healthy as possible. herndonveterinary.com

We know the feeling...but we're halfway through the week!
10/23/2019

We know the feeling...but we're halfway through the week!

10/21/2019

Let's add some cuteness to your timeline!

Post your favorite picture of you and your pet in your Halloween costumes from previous years in the comments!

Twatador & co
10/18/2019

Twatador & co

we all have our favourite sleeping positions...so do they! 😆😂
( No.6 - where is the head?!? lol)

Does your dog suffer from allergies?If store-bought medications aren't doing the trick anymore, bring your pet to us and...
10/18/2019
Use These Tips to Help Your Itchy Dog Deal With Allergies

Does your dog suffer from allergies?

If store-bought medications aren't doing the trick anymore, bring your pet to us and we can find the best treatment. herndonveterinary.com

If you're frustrated with your dog's itching, scratching, and gnawing, here are the best ways to ease the manage the symptoms of allergies.

Tabby cats can be any breed and come in many different colors.
10/16/2019

Tabby cats can be any breed and come in many different colors.

10/14/2019

If you're a first-time pet owner and need some assistance with how to properly care for your new animal friend, we're the perfect people to help with that!

Visit our website to book an appointment or give us a call! herndonveterinary.com

How has owning a pet helped to improve your quality of life?
10/11/2019
Mood-Boosting Power of Pets

How has owning a pet helped to improve your quality of life?

The Mood-Boosting Power of Pets Pets come with some powerful mental health benefits. Here’s how caring for a dog or cat can help you cope with depression, anxiety, and stress. The health benefits of pets Most pet owners are clear about the immediate joys that come with

American College of Veterinary Behaviorists
10/09/2019

American College of Veterinary Behaviorists

Often owners think that their dog destroys things in the house because they are "spiteful". Please understand that dogs with separation anxiety can do this because they are panicking.

10/08/2019

We will be closing this Saturday, October 12th at 1:00 PM instead of the usual 2:00 PM. We’ll be open regular hours on Columbus Day. Hope everyone has a pawesome weekend! 🐾

The Muzzle Up Project
10/07/2019

The Muzzle Up Project

What a great graphic made by Dog Gear Review. Check them out for more great info!

10/07/2019

Do you want your pets to have a beautiful smile?

Schedule a visit with us and we'll make sure their teeth are nice and healthy. herndonveterinary.com

Even with the stresses of being in college, these students took on being pet oners as well and are so happy that they di...
10/04/2019
Students balance pet care and school

Even with the stresses of being in college, these students took on being pet oners as well and are so happy that they did.

Pets are often thought of as part of the family and are commonly used as emotional support, but all the fun comes with many responsibilities.

10/04/2019
LADbible

Yesssd!

It doesn't take much to make this dog happy 😂🍂

Dog Named Stella

What's your favorite thing about fall?
10/02/2019

What's your favorite thing about fall?

09/30/2019

Is it time for a checkup again already?

To schedule your pet a visit, head over to our website now! herndonveterinary.com

It's true...they really do bring joy into our lives!
09/27/2019
More evidence that pets benefit mental health

It's true...they really do bring joy into our lives!

New research examines the fluctuations in levels of the stress hormone cortisol both before and after interacting with dogs and cats.

It's National Dog Week! How will you be celebrating your furry friend?
09/25/2019

It's National Dog Week! How will you be celebrating your furry friend?

Wondering whether to try animal acupuncture?
09/25/2019
Wondering whether to try animal acupuncture?

Wondering whether to try animal acupuncture?

Acupuncture can help our animals regain mobility, increase kidney function, improve digestion, decrease pain and decrease allergies.

09/23/2019

How did you decide what type of pet you wanted?

Yes this!!! For all of us that love love love that naughty dog!
09/20/2019

Yes this!!! For all of us that love love love that naughty dog!

IN MEMORIAM: We do not generally share these but this one moved us so...

Gustavo, "Gus," Klinkner passed peacefully after a courageous battle with trying to be a good boy.

Born pure bread and all weim, he spent his first few years in and out of foster care as he simply outgrew the hearts of well-meaning humans.

In 2011, he met the Klinkners and knew that finally someone understood: he wasn't a bad dog, he was just really hungry.

Proving an old dog actually can learn new tricks, Gus spent the better half of his life exploring the joys of being canine. He mastered total pillow domination, and the art of morphing to the exact dimensions of a king-sized bed. He learned to take the lid off the food bin, the lid off the garbage can, and the lid off the Tupperware container with the cinnamon rolls inside. He helped around the house by clearing and washing the dishes, even when people weren't done eating. And he helped his owners with their weight-loss journey by clearing the counter of a pizza, an entire chicken, a pan of enchiladas, and a half-sheet birthday cake (it was not his birthday.) He couldn't sit, shake, speak, or roll over . . . but he could lap whipped cream straight from the can and had a masterful disappearing act whenever he heard the bath water running.

Gus took seriously his call to protect and serve. He never let a doorbell ring without his direct intervention, always warned the neighborhood when the winds were high, and restricted the squirrels to a designated tree line. He knew to never trust a solicitor in a suit or people who exercise in padded spandex. He daily inspected the foundation of the house by digging a six foot hole, and protected his family from any potential suffocation by removing the stuffing from every comforter they ever owned.

Gus loved deeply, snored loudly, and always let you know exactly what he was thinking. His affection for his people was as intense as his affection for their hamburgers.

Gus is survived by a headless stuffed bunny, a rattle snake sans squeakers, a de-stuffed fox, and a heartbroken family that just wishes they would have remembered to give him the last piece of bacon this morning.

The day Gus's former owner handed him off to the Klinkners, she sighed deeply and said, "I think I told you all the bad things about him." However, she failed to mention that he was in fact the very best bad dog to ever have lived.

In lieu of flowers, Gus's family is requesting that you spend this week eating the donuts, sharing the bacon, and making room on the bed. And most importantly, spend all of your days giving second chances. Because two-legged or four everyone deserves to be loved to their fullest potential.

Dedication and love of a dog ❤️
09/19/2019

Dedication and love of a dog ❤️

Each photo speaks more than a thousand words.

Tell us in the comments!
09/18/2019

Tell us in the comments!

09/16/2019

If you had a pet as a child, tell us your favorite memory of them in the comments!

Illinois State Veterinary Medical Association (ISVMA)
09/14/2019

Illinois State Veterinary Medical Association (ISVMA)

This week's Friday funny!

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360 Herndon Parkway, Suite 2150, Herndon VA, 20170
Herndon, VA
20170

Opening Hours

Monday 07:30 - 19:00
Tuesday 07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday 07:30 - 19:00
Thursday 07:30 - 18:00
Friday 07:30 - 18:00
Saturday 08:00 - 14:00

Telephone

(703) 435-8777

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