“Our precious shepherd, Rumohr, has received the best care during her time at the Veterinary Referral Center. The Staff is exceptionally caring and personable, remembering our dog, us, and her quirky personality traits. Dr. Morris has provided the absolute best care for her recovery and his assistant, Lisa, is an angel. From our first phone call late at night to our weekly visits, Lisa gives us the nurturing and personable care we have never experience before. She is “top notch” and an invaluable staff member. Shawn at the receptionist desk has done everything in her power to make us comfortable and calm during our extended visits.”
“Always great service whenever I come here, which is often.”
Tatjana E. S.
“Awesome care of Simba. Good vets. Great communication between the owner and the staff. Very happy with everything.”
“We brought Nala to see Jessey in the Behavior Medicine Division after noticing an increase in aggression towards other dogs while on walks. We soon discovered Nala was suffering from fear and anxiety. Jessey walked us through several training exercises and provided a very helpful explanation of what was causing Nala’s anxiety. The entire experience was so helpful and eye opening for us. We left feeling confident we had the necessary tools to start helping Nala. We plan to continue seeing Jessey during this process until Nala is better.”
“Our deepest thanks and gratitude to Dr. Morris and staff for taking such good care of Dilly.
Our family had to say goodbye to Dilly, our wonderful FOHA dog, much too soon. We had her for almost eight years. She had no enemies and everyone—people, dogs, and cats—gravitated toward her because she had such a gentle soul. She always welcomed people graciously into our home, especially the friends of my children. She had a special fondness for children and older people. Our morning walks were timed with the school bus schedule it seemed and she always brightened the mornings of the middle schoolers and high schoolers at their bus stop. She was always accommodating to the fosters we had in our home. She shared her food, her bed, her toys, and her family on many occasions and never minded. She was not a big barker but loved to howl at the fire engines as they rolled by. More than anything Dilly was a constant companion and beloved family member. She was never a minute of trouble. She loved resting in the sunshine or resting on the couch next to my son or daughter or myself and she was always happy to share that couch with a four-legged family member as well. I have never known a sweeter or more gentle soul than this dog and I believe I never will. She was so very special and definitely one of a kind. We were so lucky to have her in our lives and I am forever grateful to FOHA for saving her. When she was recused she had heartworm, pneumonia, a head tilt, and many other ailments but she never complained a bit and all those who cared for her always commented that is spite of everything she was the sweetest dog. Our hearts are broken and our family is forever changed because of the profound loss of Dilly but we are so very grateful for the time we had with her. We will never forget her.”
“You are all great! From check-in to technician to Doctor, I could tell that you have a general concern for animals and their owners. The Doctor took the time to explain the positives and negatives of each course of action and did not seem to push towards a solution that would net the practice more money. A solid balanced approach that is unexpected but deeply appreciated when your loved one is in crisis.”
“During one of the most traumatic and frightening times of my life the entire team of professionals at the Veterinary Referral Center of Northern Virginia treated Melita and me with such compassion and kindness. Thanks to the skillful hands of Dr. Bradley and his surgical team Melita will soon be once again the feisty and spirited Schnoodle that I know and love. We highly recommend this facility to all who want only THE BEST for their animals!”
“This place is absolutely fantastic! The Veterinary Referral Center of Northern Virginia is the best vet I have been to thus far. From the moment I arrived to my last appointment my dog Kolby and I were treated like family. I was so impressed with the staff and the doctor from the moment I walked in. Dr. Morris was very thorough and caring! He gave us time and attention and answered every question. I highly recommend the Veterinary Referral Center of Northern Virginia to anyone who wants the very best for their pets!”
“We are very pleased with the services rendered at Veterinary Referral Center of Northern Virginia. From our first visit, the staff and surgeon answered all of our questions and by the end of the visit we had a plan for our English bulldog’s treatment to repair his ACL and patella. The day of surgery they made us feel like part of the process and kept us updated. Everything went as expected and they took good care of our baby. Simba is recovering very well. Our family and Simba love this place!! We appreciate all the help in this process and we highly recommend this facility. They have very friendly staff and they walk you through the whole process from beginning to end. Thanks for all the help in this process!”
“Thanks to Dr. Bradley—Aero jumped his personal best of 26 feet which moved him into the Elite Class of the NADD Nationals. I’m proud to report that Aero finished in 13th place. Dr. Bradley’s great care made this possible.”
Anne & Todd L.
(Dr. Bradley did an MPL surgery on Aero’s right leg on October 19, 2016. Aero is also competing in agility and doing quite well.)
“We recently brought Maggie, our young dog, to the Veterinary Referral Center of Northern Virginia. She had a challenging injury and at the Veterinary Referral Center of Northern Virginia she received the best in surgical care and has since returned to her happy, healthy self. Both surgeons and staff kept us informed every step of the way regarding Maggie’s treatment, her general well-being and cost of service which was eminently fair.
It can be the little things too that give comfort to a pet owner. A clean, cushiony mat beneath Maggie’s healing body while she recovered at the Veterinary Referral Center of Northern Virginia, nourishment provided, and a bright setting where staff interacted with Maggie and other pets in their care. No doubt this served her recovery.
The Veterinary Referral Center of Northern Virginia surpasses in quality care and professionalism any veterinary service we have used in the past. We are grateful for all they gave to Maggie.”
Claire K. and Nancy F.
“To adopt a dog with separation anxiety as first-time dog owners was overwhelming to say the least. Every day was immensely stressful and we were simply at a loss for how to help our new pup feel better. Howling, destroyed objects, and accidents in our apartment—it was one of the hardest things we have dealt with and the situation felt hopeless. We are deeply thankful that we found Dr. Amy Pike of the Behavior Medicine Division of the Veterinary Referral Center of Northern Virginia when we did. If we hadn’t found Dr. Pike we would have had to give Thor up and it would have broken our hearts and his.
We’ve been astounded at the progress Thor has made in just a few short months and how Dr. Pike has been there with advice, treatment plans, trainer recommendations, solutions, explanations, and often with a sorely needed listening ear. Dealing with separation anxiety is lonely and tough on owners too. With Dr. Pike and Jessey we finally felt like we had advocates in our corner who are there for us and Thor every step of the way. Their willingness to answer all of our questions, availability on the phone and on email, and the care they have shown for Thor has been beyond what we could have imagined. I hope they know that they are saving animals lives through the work they do. We know that under Dr. Pike’s care Thor will continue to get better and that there is an end in sight to his separation anxiety. We are so very grateful to have Dr. Pike and Jessey on Team Thor.”
Annie V. and Zach M.
“Look at this happy boy! Ty had TPLO surgery this summer and returned to his field trainer just a couple of weeks ago. Looks like his swimming and leash walking paid off. He won 2nd place at a field trial on Saturday. Next stop is the National field trial. Thank you to Dr. Morris at the Veterinary Referral Center of Northern Virginia!”
“I initially thought seeing an animal behaviorist would not provide the kind of effective help I was seeking for an anxious dog, but Dr. Pike’s and Jessey’s observations and recommendations for Sherlock have really helped. We’re still working on some of Sherlock’s behaviors but it gives me great peace of mind that Dr. Pike and Jessey of the Veterinary Referral Center of Northern Virginia’s Behavior Medicine Division understand dog behavior so well and that they have the in-depth knowledge and patience that is required to help out anxious dogs and owners.”
“Buddy, our male Rottweiler mix, was 13 ½ months old when we adopted him. He had spent most of his life in various shelters and was adopted and returned three times prior to finding his forever home with us. He had severe separation anxiety, as well as fear-based aggression. Our veterinary practice referred us to Dr. Amy Pike and Jessey Scheip, LVT of the Behavior Medicine Division of the Veterinary Referral Center of Northern Virginia. Our initial consultation was with Dr. Pike and Jessey and all follow-up appointments have been with Jessey. She has been an amazing source of support, advice, and training to us and to our dog Buddy. When we began this journey, I was terrified to walk Buddy around the block because I was so afraid of his reaction to other people. Now I can confidently walk Buddy, as well as travel with him because Jessey has taught us how to recognize Buddy’s cues, what to do when he is showing us that he is uncomfortable, and how to manage problem behavior. She is always pleased to work with us and is compassionate while being honest about Buddy’s behavior and limitations. We promised we would not return Buddy but without Jessey’s help—we would not have been able to keep that promise. Buddy wouldn’t be here today without Jessey.”
Marilyn D. and Scott W.
“I cannot praise Dr. Bradley and all of his staff in the Surgical Division enough for the care that they gave Otis. Otis never does things easily. I think he just likes to create drama and drama we had. I knew that everything that could be done for him would be. It was wonderful to bring home a dog that had received such excellent and compassionate care. I also want to thank Dr. Smith in the Emergency Division for his help with Otis.”
“Jessey, LVT in the Behavior Medicine Division, is amazing with Gunther. He’s a difficult case and it takes a long time to build trust with him. He has made consistent progress. She is professional and friendly and really cares about the animal’s wellbeing. Jessey is a pleasure to work with.”
“You guys are the best! Monty is our second large dog to experience knee issues. You guys have always taken great care of our boys! That being said, we hope to never need to see you again for surgical treatment. Next time will be a social call!”
“I could not be more pleased with the care both of my Goldens at the Veterinary Referral Center of Northern Virginia. Dexter had three knee surgeries and Teddy had a large tumor removed. The caring nature, quality of knowledge, and expertise is unparalleled in my opinion. They treat my babies like they were their own family. The facility is spotless and staff warm, inviting, and comforting if the situation warrants.”
“Our Behavior Medicine visit with Cleo and Forest was outstanding in every aspect—truly important visit because we have so much at stake with our dogs. It could not have been a better visit.”
Jeffery and Ann K.
Great Falls, VA
“Thank you, Dr. Chiapella and fantastic support staff. Duncan and I are so impressed with our first and thorough diagnostic Internal Medicine visit. You are loving and friendly and so very knowledgeable. We appreciate you.”
“Dr. Pike and her team provide the best behavioral/patient care I’ve ever experienced—and I’ve had dogs for over 40 years.”
“How do you say thank you to a team who not only gave me back my best friend but my partner. Molly, my German Shepard, is my service dog. Upon arrival at the Emergency Division, Molly was critical. As test after test came back negative Dr. Kent Smith kept me informed and I could see the determination in him—he was not giving up. The next morning Molly was transferred to Dr. Todd Deppe in Internal Medicine. At this point Molly had another blood transfusion, yet was getting worse. Maryanne, Dr. Deppe’s assistant, would not let Molly or me give up. We still have a long road ahead of us but without the caring, selfless, and experienced professionals at the Veterinary Referral Center of Northern Virginia we would not have even turned a corner.”
Colonial Beach, VA
“We are very happy with the care our dog Gideon received at the Surgery Division of the Veterinary Referral Center of Northern Virginia. Dr. Morris and his team are always friendly and accommodating. Gideon is a big fan too. He has healed quickly and is ready to get back to the dog park!”
Hilary F. and James F.
“We have had a good experience with the Veterinary Referral Center of Northern Virginia. Our puppy still loves to come here.”
Shyane and Cleb P.
Front Royal, VA
“The Veterinary Referral Center of Northern Virginia’s facility and staff are top notch. They truly care about your four-legged family members. I highly recommend them. We love the Veterinary Referral Center of Northern Virginia!”
(Lily has been cared for by the Emergency, Internal Medicine, and Surgery Divisions of the Veterinary Referral Center of Northern Virginia.)
“Maya has had two surgeries here at the Veterinary Referral Center of Northern Virginia during the last year. We couldn’t have been more pleased with her care. Everyone we have dealt with here made us feel like Maya was getting the best care possible.”
“Jezebel is my best friend. When she tore her cruciate ligament requiring surgery I was dreading the process. I only knew I wanted the best care possible. I am very pleased with the Veterinary Referral Center of Northern Virginia. Not only are the facilities top notch but the staff is kind and patient. Jezebel has gotten better and her mobility has even improved. Worth every penny!”
“We have come to the Veterinary Referral Center of Northern Virginia on three different occasions and they have all been great experiences with positive outcomes. The first time was for a right front biceps tendinosis issue. The second was a left ACL injury with Dr. Bradley and lastly was a right ACL injury with Dr. Morris. Our five-year old chocolate lab, Molly, was always comfortable and well taken care of. The staff is excellent and very professional. Drs. Bradley and Morris are amazing. I highly recommend the Veterinary Referral Center of Northern Virginia.”
Nolan and Melanie C.
“Teak was diagnosed with a large liver mass. We came to see Dr. Bradley and his team for advice and to calm our nerves. We can’t thank the team from the Veterinary Referral Center of Northern Virginia enough for saving Teak’s life.”
“This was Jee Jee’s second ACL surgery. This time it was with Dr. Morris. Four years ago Dr. Bradley did her surgery. Both surgeries turned out great with the recommended rehab. Although Jee Jee turned 12, she is still very active and likes to run loose again in the countryside thanks to the good care she received here.”
“The expertise of Dr. Chiapella and her staff are top notch and caring. They go the extra yard to ensure Josephine and Isabel have the best treatment possible. Josephine has been a particularly challenging case for Dr. Chiapella and she never gave up on her when others would have when faced with her unusual set of circumstances. She always considers their quality of life as part of their decision making. The staff relays messages quickly and always ensures they get back to me promptly. This is a fabulous place to have surgery on your dog too – great service, knowledgeable, and very professional caring staff and veterinarians. The ER is top notch as well – Josephine has been to the ER several times and everyone is right there to ensure she was taken care of. It is the only ER I will use.”
“The Veterinary Referral Center of Northern Virginia has been totally professional while taking care of my 10-year old Shih-Tzu due to an ACL tear and bladder stone removal. All instructions for recovery were clear and concise. Their lines of communication are always open.”
“We’ve been pleased with the care and courtesy extended to us during Lucky’s experience here at the Veterinary Referral Center of Northern Virginia. We especially appreciated the tour of the facilities on our initial visit and the clear explanation of the procedures involved in Lucky’s surgery and recovery, as well as the patience in answering all our questions. Dr. Morris has been very caring about Lucky’s total health and initiated contact with the appropriate veterinary services.”
“The Veterinary Referral Center of Northern Virginia and Dr. Morris took care of Finn for both TPLO surgeries. Dr. Morris was able to tell us exactly what to expect for all phases of Finn’s recovery and his timeline fit her progress to the day. The dedication to what these doctors do is evident. Not only are they caring, but knowledgeable and consistent. Thanks for building a great practice!”
Pamela and Tim B.
“Everyone has been wonderful! Peepo has been in great hands, from beginning to end. Thank you all so much for caring about him as we do! Seriously, your staff is top rate!”
“Dr. Bradley got us an appointment the following day after Greta tore the ligament in her right hind leg. She had surgery done the following Monday. She recovered very fast with little to no side effects. Dr. Bradley did surgery on her left hind leg a few years ago and it is totally healed. Greta lives on two acres and runs free. She is very active and we are pleased with the care Dr. Bradley and the staff has provided. We highly recommend the Veterinary Referral Center of Northern Virginia and Dr. Bradley.”
“Great service and great staff! What more can I say.”
“Nice people, took great care of our Sonny in his time of need. We would recommend them to all our friends.”
“It is unreal how incredibly caring and concerned everyone here is. From the receptionist to the vets—everyone truly cares and gives exceptional attention to the client and the pet. Dr. Birnbaum is incredible—she calls, shows concern, and goes above and beyond what would be expected. The kindness of everyone here is so comforting. My baby, Oscar, is in the very best hands here and I explicitly trust everyone to provide loving and thorough care. Thank you so much for everything and for giving me such peace of mind.”
“Dr. Birnbaum and her staff saved my pet’s life! I was provided with ample information and options to make the right decision for treatment of canine lymphoma.”
“Excellent care! Full explanation of every action taken. Appointments were on point, we showed up and were taken straight to a room. Superb!”
“The doctors and staff cared for Piper as if she was their own. The love, attention, and dedication was amazing and made me feel much better during an extremely difficult and unsure time. I cannot be more grateful we were all in this together and that Piper is healthy again.”
Fairfax Station, VA
“Our experience at the Veterinary Referral Center of Northern Virginia’s Surgery Division was extremely comforting. Dr. Bradley and his entire staff loved on my dog, Tanner, and took excellent care of him throughout his ACL repair. I would refer this practice to anyone who demands the best care for their beloved pet.”
“We have been coming here for many years with various dogs and we are very pleased with the doctors and all the staff. We always receive the best care. Everyone takes time to explain everything. This is greatly appreciated.”
“Gunner had surgery at the Veterinary Referral Center of Northern Virginia. Excellent all around!!”
“Hutch is a very special boy. He suffers from advanced heart disease so any procedure needs to be approached with great caution. As a Foster of The Bull Terrier Rescue of Virginia—we do all we can for him. On July 4th Hutch was admitted with a major blockage. Seems he got a hold of a couple of tennis balls. When the only option was surgery, Dr. Bradley was amazing in his care and approach to the delicate nature of the situation. The attention and love felt by the staff toward Hutch is a testament to the amazing work done by The Veterinary Referral Center of Northern Virginia. Thank you for all you do!”
“Everyone was very kind and caring toward Alice. They always took care of us during each visit and were quite flexible to accommodate our needs. Wonderful experience!”
“Our gratitude is endless for the expert care you provided to our boy, Sunshine, during and after his PU surgery. We cannot thank you enough for saving his life.”
Lori S. and Chris H.
South Riding, VA
“Great staff. Dr. Morris is outstanding. Hank is the nervous type but he loved to come and get a check-up. Special thanks to Heidi also. Clean facility! I loved getting a tour and step-by-step explanation of the surgery and after care. Highly recommend them!”
“Thank you so much for your skill and expertise. Bogey is back to a happy-go-lucky Brittany who enjoys walks and bird pointing. Also, thank you to the entire staff from the receptionists to the techs. It’s obvious that everyone there loves dogs and realizes how important they are in our lives.”
“Thank you ALL so much for the amazing care you gave our little Rudy. We were able to rest easy knowing he was in such loving hands. We are so grateful!”
Jessica and Will O.
“Blown away by this place! Very happy with the service. Will recommend to everyone. Thank you all.”
“Thank you so much for taking care of Addison. We weren’t expecting a lump on her belly to lead to the removal of a non-functioning kidney. We are so happy to have her back to her normal self!”
Brandy Station, VA