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



The Journey Continues For Hoby

April 12, 2018

Hoby experienced his first snow. Once he realized he could walk on it without falling down he started to really enjoy it! I’m sure he never saw anything like this is southern Texas!Hoby demonstrates the art of camouflage. He loves to be in stealth mode around the house. He thinks I won’t see him on […]

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Hoby’s Treatment Continues

Hoby Update!As he sleeps on his bed I decided to post the next step in his journey. When he is awake he insists on being petted constantly. 💕The next step in Hoby’s treatment is to see how the heartworm infection has affected his lungs and heart. Normally the lungs appear as dark forms around the heart. […]

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Hoby’s Treatment Begins

This is a video of Hoby’s blood under magnification. That little organism you see is a microfilaria (immature heartworms). He has hundreds of these circulating in his system. The first step in treating his disease is to attempt to kill these immature heartworms first by using monthly heartworm preventative. At the same time, he is […]

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Welcome Home Hoby!

Meet Hoby 😊. This handsome boy was rescued from South Texas by Lu’s Labs. He joined Lisa’s clan last week and fit in like a missing puzzle piece. He is extraordinarily calm and asks only for constant petting. He is not food motivated which is very strange for Lisa after many years of labs. Lisa […]

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Puppy Training 101

March 2, 2018

As a veterinarian, I am often asked by new puppy owners when they can start training their pups. Some trainers are still recommending that you wait until the puppy is 6 months old. To me, this means 4 months of missed opportunity and the creation of bad habits. I believe puppy training should start the […]

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Old Dog, Cold Dog

March 1, 2018

I keep my home rather chilly in the winter. I don’t like wasting energy, and I don’t mind wearing an extra layer. (Could be this stems from my love of New England, where I met my husband.) My dogs and cats wear their fur coats all the time, so I never saw the cold house […]

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Pet Communication

February 12, 2018

Do your pets try to tell you things?  Most seem to.  Much of their communication is pretty clear, especially when you have known your pet for many years.  I’m hungry, I need to pee, let’s play.  But sometimes what needs to be communicated is more complicated.My dog, Gator, has developed many ways to tell me […]

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Combat Fleas & Ticks

July 28, 2017
Greetings, all followers of Mason's wisdom! In this article, LEARN MORE ABOUT FLEAS AND TICKS (the scourge!), how to properly REMOVE AN EMBEDDED TICK (yuck!) from your pet’s skin and deal with HOME FLEA DE-INFESTATION (because NOBODY'S got time for that!). Fleas and ticks are a MAJOR PROBLEM in our area due to this region’s [...]

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Canine Influenza

June 15, 2017
I'm sure you've heard of the Doggy Flu (aka Canine Influenza) before, right? Well, if you haven't we have some information about this disease that you should definitely know! The American Kennel Club has recently confirmed cases of Canine Influenza in dogs who have been to dog shows NC , SC, GA, FL, TN, KY, [...]

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Pet First Aid Tips

December 6, 2016
What would you do if...your dog ate the bag of semi-sweet chocolate chips that was left out on the table?...your cat had a seizure right in front of you?...your dog fell down the stairs and started limping?...your cat got into a fight and was bleeding?I know from personal experience that cats and dogs (and other [...]

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