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Employee of the Month

Breanna Hargbol – CHAH Ashburn Where are you originally from? I was born in New Hampshire and am from a little town called Sunapee, but grew up in Manassas, Va. What are your favorite hobbies/activities? I enjoy cooking, gardening, crafting, and outdoor activities like hiking or skiing. Name a few favorite books/music/movies: My favorite book is

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Pet of the Week

                Butterscotch Lauer – Cocker Spaniel/Golden Retriever mix How did you obtain Butterscotch? She was a rescue dog. How old is Butterscotch? We think she is between 13 and 14 years. What is Butterscotch’s favorite pastime? Either playing in the snow or rolling in the grass. What is Butterscotch’s

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Pet of the Week

Baloo Ernst – English Bulldog How did you obtain your pet? Sugar Plum Bulldogs. How old is your pet? 9 months old. What is your pet’s favorite past time? Destroying toys and playing with her kitty. What is your pets favorite toy? Tennis balls. What is your favorite thing about your pet? The love and joy

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Centreville Open House 2014

An annual tradition, each of our hospitals host an Open House to encourage existing and new clients alike to have fun while raising funds for local animal rescue groups. Guests can enjoy prizes, kids activities, and photo ops with your pet. Meet the staff and doctors of the hospital and mingle with fellow animal lovers!

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Bristow Open House 2014

An annual tradition, each of our hospitals host an Open House to encourage existing and new clients alike to have fun while raising funds for local animal rescue groups. Guests can enjoy prizes, kids activities, and photo ops with your pet. Meet the staff and doctors of the hospital and mingle with fellow animal lovers!

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The Cat Who Swallowed a Needle

Kali, an 8 year old domestic short hair cat, presented to Dr. Streck at Caring Hands Centreville for a several day history of decreased appetite and weight loss.  Her owner described her as just acting “off” – she was lethargic and hiding, and really didn’t seem interested in food.  Kali is an all-indoor cat who

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GRAPHIC: Slideshow of Kali’s Needle-Removal Surgery

The following slideshow is graphic (shows blood and tissue).  Please watch based on your comfort level with these images. Hover over each image to see the description.    

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Grape Toxicity

Meet Fern. Fern is a fun-loving pointer mix puppy who ate some grapes. Little did Fern know, this dietary indiscretion would land her in the hospital. It has been an urban legend that has floated around the internet for some time, but has been proven to be a legend no more. The reason why grapes

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5 Tips for Fun & Safe Dog Parks

Some of you have recently shared concerns about the state of the dog parks in our area, and we hear your concerns.  We often see patients at our practice with vomiting and diarrhea symptoms that may be related to recent exposure to one of the local dog parks. We encourage all park officials to continue to enforce,

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