Our veterinarians, technicians and other pet-friendly support staff are trained to the highest standards. Their thorough knowledge of the latest procedures and medicines ensures that our patients receive the best preventive and healing care.
Welcome to VCA University Veterinary Clinic, where our primary goal is to provide world class medicine with hometown care. Dr. Page Sickle is committed to listening to you about your pet's needs; after all, you know them best. We believe that the absolute best care for all pets is created by a strong relationship between the pet owner and the veterinary staff. We are an AHAA accredited hospital that is equipped with state-of-the-art technology. Here at VCA University, we provide a full range of general medicine and surgical services for both dogs and cats. We provide top-notch preventative, medical, dental and surgical care that helps pets live long, happy lives.
We have been serving our community for over 30 years and look forward to continuing to serve you. Look to VCA University as the final answer for all you pet care needs! We look forward to meeting you!
Local Medical Issues
There are several local environmental risks endemic in our metropolitan area. Because of our mild winters, year-round prevention against fleas/ticks/heartworms and intestinal parasites is critically important. Our suburban living allows for great experiences for our pets to interact with each other and the community in many ways, but also contributes to the spread of diseases at parks, neighborhood common grounds, pet-friendly businesses, and sidewalks. Local wildlife has thrived in our area, and Lyme disease (spread by deer ticks) and Leptospirosis (spread by water contaminated by wild animals), among other risks, are widespread. Our comprehensive prevention, testing and vaccine protocols are designed to protect your family and your pets alike.
The American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) sets the standard for quality veterinary care for companion animals. As an accredited hospital, we voluntarily uphold the Association's high standards in 18 different areas and are routinely evaluated on over 900 different standards of veterinary care. Not all animal hospitals are accredited, and we are proud to be amongst only 12-15% of veterinary hospitals that hold this honor.
The American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) represents practitioners in the veterinary community who are passionate about the care of cats and supports its members in improving the health and welfare of feline patients. With a reputation as a leader in the field of feline medicine, the AAFP helps veterinary practices establish a feline-friendly environment that reduces stress for cats during veterinary visits.
The Cat Friendly Practice® program is a leading movement to make veterinary care less stressful for cats and their caregivers. This global initiative is designed to elevate care for cats by assisting practices in developing calming, cat-friendly environments and reducing stress for felines before, during, and after their veterinary visit.
Caring for pets means meeting a wide range of needs beyond health care. Fortunately, there’s a whole community of organizations and businesses eager to help.
Here’s where to meet the local groups that we recommend to our pet-loving families.
A Dog's World Dog Training
Positive reinforcement dog training and owner of The Amazing Leroy!Visit A Dog's World Dog Training
Animal Welfare League of Alexandria
Since 1946, the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria has made a commitment that if an animal is in need, they will provide the care that every animal so richly deserves. the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria places about 1,300 animals each year.Visit Animal Welfare League of Alexandria
APHIS Pet Travel
The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is a multi-faceted Agency with a broad mission area that includes protecting and promoting U.S. agricultural health, regulating genetically engineered organisms, administering the Animal Welfare Act and carrying out wildlife damage management activities.Visit APHIS Pet Travel
Dr. David E. Jackson Memorial Veterinary Scholarship Fund
We are proud to announce that a Veterinary Scholarship Fund has been established in memory of our beloved Dr. Jackson. Recognizing the continuing need for scholarships to support veterinary students at the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, this fund was created by family, friends and co-workers of "Doc" as a way to honor him as a husband, father, friend, veterinarian and colleague.
To donate, click on Virginia Tech’s secure website: https://webapps.es.vt.edu/givingto/academic/gift
Using the drop down menu for area, select “College of Veterinary Medicine”, then click “yes” that it is a memorial gift, then select “in memory of”, and fill in “Dr. David Jackson”. Then in the “Comment” section write in the Fund account number #876087.
Check out the Facebook page as well;
Fairfax County Animal Shelter
Local Shelter Pet AdoptionsVisit Fairfax County Animal Shelter
Friends of Homeless AnimalsVisit Friends of Homeless Animals
Homeward Trails Animal Rescue
Homeward Trails is an non-profit organization that provides animal rescue and pet adoption in Virginia, Washington DC, and Maryland.https://www.homewardtrails.org/
Off Leash Dog Parks in Fairfax County
Off Leash Dog Parks in Fairfax CountyVisit Off Leash Dog Parks in Fairfax County
Veterans Moving Forward
VMF is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that raises and provides service dogs for veterans, with physical and/or mental health challenges, at no cost to the veteran.Visit Veterans Moving Forward
Humane Rescue Alliance
As the only open-access shelter in the Nation’s Capital, the Washington Humane Society provides comfort and care to nearly 30,000 animals each year through its broad range of programs and services.Visit Washington Humane Society
ZoZo's Paw is an effort aimed at raising awareness and support for rescue organizations that focus on saving dogs from high-kill shelters.
ZoZo's Paw currently offers Collar Blossoms, fun and colorful accessories that attach to a dog's current collar without having to remove or permanently modify the collar. They are lightweight and comfortable for the dog, and utilize a unique attachment design to provide a secure and safe placement on the collar or harness. Each Collar Blossom is handmade and assembled from scratch. Most importantly, a portion of every purchase is donated to rescue organizations that focus on saving dogs from high-kill shelters.