Great Falls Animal Hospital

10125 Colvin Run Road Great Falls, VA 22066


In case of an after-hours emergency please contact the following emergency hospitals:

The Life Center
165 Fort Evans Rd. NE
Leesburg VA, 20176
Phone: (703) 777-5755

VCA SouthPaws Veterinary Speicalists & Emergency Center
500 Arlington Blvd.
Fairfax, VA 22031
Phone: (703) 752-9100

The Hope Center for Advanced Veterinary Medicine
140 Park Street SE
Vienna, VA 22180
Phone: (703) 281-5121


Why Great Falls?

Great Falls Animal Hospital was started in 1963 as a one-veterinarian clinic operated by Dr. Edward Michelitch.  “Doc” Michelitch had a deep love for animals and a vision of a veterinary hospital that treats pets with the same level of medical care and attention given to human patients.  Doc saw this same vision in Dr. Goldsmith and Dr. Henshaw, people who would move forward continuing the hospital’s quality of care.  With their insight and dedication to veterinary medicine, Great Falls Animal Hospital has become a multiple veterinarian, full-service facility offering the most progressive and up-to-date treatment for pets throughout Great Falls and surrounding communities.

We are AAHA Accredited!

AAHA-logoNot all animal hospitals are accredited.  In fact, only about 3,500 (12-15%) animal hospitals in the United States and Canada are accredited.   Unlike human hospitals, animal hospitals are not required to be accredited. The American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) evaluated us on approximately 900 standards of veterinary excellence in order to become accredited. AAHA-accredited hospitals are recognized among the finest in the industry, and are consistently at the forefront of advanced veterinary medicine. The Standards of Accreditation are continuously reviewed and updated to keep our practice on the cutting edge of veterinary excellence. The standards address patient care and pain management, surgery, pharmacy, laboratory, exam facilities, medical records, cleanliness, emergency services, dental care, diagnostic imaging, anesthesiology, and continuing education. To maintain accredited status, we undergo comprehensive on-site evaluations every three years.

Come and see why this makes a difference for you and your pet!


Our Mission

To be there for our clients by providing unparalleled medical care in an atmosphere of uncompromising compassion so our patients live long and healthy lives.

“We have always had a great experience with Great Falls Animal Hospital.  The staff members are extremely caring and knowledgeable.  I appreciate that they always call to follow up on my cats when we have visited concerning an illness.”