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Northern Virginia Magazine’s 2021 Best Veterinarians

Thanks to you, Centreville Square Animal Hospital is proud to announce that our doctors have been awarded Best Veterinarians by Northern Virginia Magazine for the fourth year in a [...]

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Boarding Available – All Summer Long!

Dear Pet Owners, Summer is here and our boarding facility is filling up fast! Please let us know if we can make a reservation for your furry family member. [...]

  • Food Recall

Recall of Sportmix Brand Pet Foods

Recently the FDA announced that Midwestern Pet Foods, Inc has issued a recall of Sportmix brand pet foods due to potentially elevated levels of aflatoxin. The recall, first announced [...]

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PUPS Act Introduced in Congress

The Permanently Uniting Pets Stateside (PUPS) Act would allow an animal arriving with a U.S. citizen or resident to enter the country without regard to the Centers for Disease [...]

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Northern Virginia Magazine’s 2020 Best Veterinarians

Thanks to you, Centreville Square Animal Hospital is proud to announce that our doctors have been awarded Best Veterinarians by Northern Virginia Magazine for the third year in a row! [...]

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Our Official COVID-19 Statement: 08/30/20

Dear Clients: As an ‘Essential Service’ of the Healthcare Sector we are open and fully operating to provide care for your pet. To assist you in these challenging times [...]

How To Introduce Your Adopted Kitten To Its New Home

If you are considering adopting a kitten, then you should know that your new life with this furry friend begins on the ride home. While we’re convinced that you [...]

What to Do If You Find a Lump or Bump on Your Pet

Some of the scariest monsters for a pet owner are lumps and bumps... But often, these monsters aren’t so tough, especially when they’re discovered and treated early. Here [...]

Housebreaking Tips For Your New Puppy

You have acquired a new family member and it is now time to ensure that she is ready for your home. The truth is that your new cuddly family [...]

Top 5 Pet Hazards To Watch Out For This Christmas Holiday

Christmas is undoubtedly the most wonderful time of the year; the colorful lights, the jolly decorations, the presents and having the people you love around you surely make it [...]

Dietary Changes For Dogs In The Cold Season

With the cold season just around the corner, dog owners are wondering about the optimal diet for their four-legged friends. Should they feed them a similar quantity of food [...]

Pet First Aid Kits

Bleeding toenail after a nail trim at home? Cut paw while hiking? Having a first aid kit handy will help hold your pet over before having [...]

Your Pet’s First Visit: What to Expect

We heard about the new addition to your family! We can’t wait to meet them in person! Before you head our way, ensure the car ride is comfortable [...]

What You Need to Know After Adopting a Pet

Now that you’ve adopted a new fluffy playmate into your family, you’ll want to make sure you get him or her off to a healthy and happy start in [...]

Welcome Dr. Pierce!

Centreville Square Animal Hospital is honored to announce Dr. Rhonda Pierce's return to Centreville and our hospital. Dr. Pierce will officially join our practice on July 30, 2018, and [...]

Traveling With Your Cat

Here are great tips to make traveling with your cat (or cats) less stressful. Use a solid, plastic cat carrier For longer than usual trips: use a plastic, hard-sided [...]

Tips For Bathing Your Dog

It’s time for your dog to have a bath time it’s just a matter of taking him through a proper bathing technique. If your dog is a novice, you [...]

Tick Prevention

Ticks can live in almost any outdoor environment, but they especially love tall grasses and shrubs. Those areas are great for hitching a ride with your [...]

Table to Bowl

A dog is a cherished part of the family. They entertain us with their wacky antics, nurture us with their judgment-free adoration, and compel us to get up and [...]

Spring time Hazards

Do you think your canine companion has an allergy? Find out what kind of allergies dogs can have and how you can treat them. What is an allergy? An allergy is a state of over-reactivity [...]

Spring Health Tips

Dogs tend to love spring because they get to spend more time outdoors. After being cooped up during the winter it is a joy for them to be able [...]

Safety Tips for the Holidays

Lights, decorations, good food… every year, as we celebrate the holidays, we fill our homes with seasonal cheer for ourselves and our families. However, what may seem beautiful and [...]

Reasons to Spay or Neuter Your Pet

Whether you’ve recently adopted a pet or you’re considering it, one of the most important health decisions you’ll make is to spay or neuter your cat or dog. It [...]

Protecting your cat or dog against flea infestation

Although you might not think it could happen to your pet, flea infestation is a common problem that can become a real nightmare if not properly treated and controlled. [...]

Pet Owner Best Practices

Being a good pet parent is an important responsibility. Here are some tips to help your pet have a long, healthy life. Spaying or neutering your [...]

Pet Emergency Kit

Since you never know when an accident will happen, keeping a pet emergency kit at your home is a good idea. You can put a first aid kit together [...]

Oral Care For Your Pet

There are more benefits to a healthy smile than looking good and smelling fresh. Regular brushing can help prevent disease, infection, and tooth loss. All of these benefits are [...]

Northern Virginia Magazine’s 2019 Best Veterinarians

Thanks to you, Centreville Square Animal Hospital is proud to announce that our doctors have been awarded Best Veterinarians by Northern Virginia Magazine for the second year in a row! [...]

Northern Virginia Magazine’s 2018 Best Veterinarians

Thanks to you, Centreville Square Animal Hospital is proud to announce that our doctors have been awarded Best Veterinarians by Northern Virginia Magazine! In addition to general companion care, [...]

Is chocolate poisonous to dogs?

For dogs, a chemical in chocolate called theobromine is the source of the problem. Theobromine is similar to caffeine. Theobromine is toxic to a dog when it ingests between [...]

How to Travel Safely With Your Pet

Traveling with pets is becoming more and more popular. Today’s dogs, and even cats, are vacationing thanks to friendlier airlines, safety innovations, pet-friendly hotels, resorts, campsites, and restaurants with [...]

How To Puppy Proof Your Home

Exploring the new surroundings of your home is one of the first things your new puppy will do when he arrives. When you see your home through his eyes, [...]

How to keep your dog healthy

In the last 50 years or so, the health of domestic dogs has declined dramatically. Dogs are getting serious diseases at younger ages and are living shorter lives. Clearly, [...]

How to Install a Dog Door

It’s important for many pets to go outside on a semi-frequent basis, and giving your pet the freedom to go outside when it wants to is a great gift. [...]

Guidelines For Dog Training

No matter what you’re trying to teach your dog, from housetraining to “heel,” there are a few basic guidelines that will make the process go easier: Be consistent. Use [...]

Giving Medications at Home

Giving medication to your pet can be not so easy. Here are some tips to make things easier for everyone. First, try hiding the medication in [...]

Four Steps to a Healthy Adult Dog

How to make sure your dog attains his ideal weight and maintains a healthy weight for life. Track your dog’s weight Losing weight can propel your dog toward better [...]

Foods You Should Never Feed Your Cat

Some food that your cat should never eat: Raw Fish Human-grade sushi is generally safe for people, but it can cause gastrointestinal upset in cats, There is thiaminase in [...]

Douglas Before and After Grooming

Does your canine companion deserve a pick me up? A bath and fresh new haircut may be just what your furry friend needs! Bathing and grooming are really important for [...]

Did jerky treats make your dog or cat sick? Tell the FDA

A mysterious jerky treat-related illness that has killed more than 500 dogs and cats and sickened thousands more has prompted to U.S. Food and Drug Administration to request the [...]

Chocolate Toxicity in Cats?

Cats, and especially kittens, are known for eating things they are not supposed to. This can be a dangerous combination when there is chocolate around. Chocolate is derived from [...]

Our Mission & Services Statement

Centreville Square Animal Hospital is a well-established, full-service, small animal veterinary hospital providing comprehensive medical, surgical and dental care. We provide a broad spectrum of diagnostic procedures through [...]

Caring for your pet

Being a responsible pet owner is understanding what your pet needs and also being aware of what your responsibilities are to the community. Following are some basic rules for [...]

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Caring for an Adopted Pet

You have adopted a new pet…congratulations! Get your new pet started off on the right paw with these basic behavioral and health care pointers: Be gentle and patient Animals [...]

Bravo Pet Food issues recall for select lots and products

Bravo Pet Food is recalling several lots and products nationwide because they could be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, the Food and Drug Administration said Thursday. The organism could cause [...]

Active Indoor Cat

Want your cat to explore their wild side without destroying your house? Try some of these suggestions to help keep your ferocious feline happy and healthy: [...]

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20% Off Grooming Services

Do you dread giving your dog or cat a bath? Are they clumpy and in need of a hair cut? Or maybe they just need some regular styling. Our grooming [...]

Allergies in Dogs

Do you think your canine companion has an allergy? Find out what kind of allergies dogs can have and how you can treat them. What is an allergy? An allergy is a state of over-reactivity [...]

How To Introduce Your Furry Friend To Your Newborn

If you are expecting your first child, you know that you have some adjustments to make when it comes to your lifestyle. Before you get lost in decorating the [...]

Dog Nail Trimming

 It’s possible to trim nails without you or your pet being stressed out. The trick to getting them comfortable with the idea is to introduce things [...]

Understanding The Inflammatory Bowel Disorder In Cats

Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) in cats is a disorder that results from sections of the gastrointestinal tract having inflammatory cells. With time, the inflammation results in the intestines becoming [...]

Is Your Cat Suffering From Feline Urinary Problems?

If your cat suffers from problems with the urinary tract, you know how uncomfortable and inconvenient it can be for both you and your feline. Fortunately, research has brought [...]

Summer Heat Risks

Hot summer days with your pet can be a lot of fun, but our four legged friends can be put in some pretty unpleasant and even [...]

Cat Nail Trimming

With a little time and patience, it’s possible to trim nails without you or your pet being stressed out. The trick to getting them comfortable with the [...]

Separation Anxiety in Dogs

When you leave or return to the house, try to keep things as low key as possible - If you make greetings and goodbyes a big deal, [...]

Year-Round Heartworm Prevention

The American Heartworm Society recommends that you get your pet tested every 12 months for heartworms and give your pet heartworm preventive 12 months a year. [...]

Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency in Dogs and Cats

Exocrine pancreatic insufficiency (EPI) happens when the pancreas is unable to produce enzymes that help with digestion. Both dogs and cats are susceptible to the condition and often experience diarrhea, weight [...]

5 Keys to Decoding Your Cat’s Body Language

Feline communication is largely nonverbal, although from time to time cats may use special noises — like howls, chirps, growls, hisses and meows — to get their point across. In various [...]

Motion Sickness in Dogs

A car ride! A car ride! A car ride! For most dogs it’s the greatest thing since the cookie. But a dog can get motion sickness just like people do, which [...]

Cats Love Car Trips

 Most cats HATE car trips to the vet. But with a few small changes, over time,  most cats can be trained to at least tolerate car [...]

Traveling With Your Pet? Check Out These Tips First

According to a 2009 survey by AAA and Best Western International, more than three-quarters of respondents said they want to take their pet with them on vacation. We love [...]

Corneal Ulcers

The clear front covering of the eye, known as the cornea, is a delicate structure. As such, corneal ulcers can result from trauma to the eye or one of [...]

Dog Swimming Safety Tips

They didn't coin the term "doggy paddle" because canines stay on shore. Many dogs enjoy swimming as much as people do, and cool times in the local swimming spot are [...]

Wellness Testing

One of the trickiest things about being a good pet parent is knowing when your furry friend needs medical care. Sometimes it’s obvious, but other times [...]

Why Don’t Cats Come When Called?

It is relatively easy to train a dog to come to you when you call his name, but cats, as usual, are a different story. What is the difference? The evolutionary records show that dogs [...]

How to Help a Dog With Separation Anxiety

Have you ever come home from work to find that your dog has chewed a hole in the door, pooped in the house or, according to the neighbors, barked [...]

Declaw Surgery for Cats

Scratching is a natural cat behavior, but it can be destructive in a household. Declaw surgery generally involves the removal of all or a portion of the last bone in each [...]

Periodontal Disease

Bad breath is a symptom of periodontal disease. Periodontal disease is when bacteria gets beneath the gums, destroying tissue surrounding the teeth. If left untreated, your pet [...]

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