Our Services

The Veterinary Referral Center of Northern Virginia has provided unmatched, compassionate emergency, internal medicine, and surgery care for dogs and cats and their owners throughout Northern Virginia for more than 30 years.  We understand and appreciate the needs of our clients—both owners and referring veterinarians—and do our very best to meet these needs. 

We provide exceptional emergency services 24/7 365 days a year, including holidays, and unsurpassed referred internal medicine, surgery, behavior medicine, and ophthalmology services at fees that are often significantly less than other regional referral centers.  Our veterinarians are award-winning experts in their fields.  Providing our patients and clients with an unparalleled care experience is our top priority. 

Our Behavior Medicine Division, added in 2016, is led by Dr. Amy Pike, one of fewer than 70 board-certified veterinary behaviorists in North America.  Dr. Amy Butler and Dr. Jocelyn Patterson, two highly regarded critical care specialists, are now members of our team.  On July 23, 2018 we added an Ophthalmology Division led by Dr. Michelle Samuel, leading board-certified ophthalmologist.   

We are locally owned and operated and give back to our community.  Trust our highly trained veterinarians and staff members to care for your beloved four-legged family members. 


  • Open 24 hours a day/365 days a year

Internal Medicine

  • Monday through Friday 7am—7pm


  • Monday through Friday—24 hours a day
  • Saturday 7am—1pm

Behavior Medicine

  • Monday—Friday 7:30am—5:00pm


  • Monday—Friday 8:30am—3:30pm