4003 Lee Highway, Arlington, VA 22207

 

Welcome to Northside Veterinary Clinic.  We have been providing caring and personalized service to you and your pets since 1949.  We offer high quality and compassionate preventative, medical, surgical, and dental care for dogs and cats.

 

Our practice philosophy is that quality health care begins with excellent client communication.  We take the time to discuss in detail your pet's health and to answer all questions that you may have.  In recent times the health care community has lost the "personal touch", which is so highly valued by our patients and clients.  At Northside we strive to combine this personal touch with compassionate and high quality veterinary services to provide the very best health care for your pet.

 

We invite you to browse through our News and Information and Pet Care sections, which include a variety of useful articles ranging from preventive care to common and not-so-common diseases. Also, you will find many useful links to information available on the web.  We welcome your comments and suggestions, so let us know what you think of our website during your next visit to our clinic.

 

Please note that we are not currently accepting new clients.

 

News and Information

 

 

ASPCA Poison Control Hotline

 

Do you know what to do if your pet ingests chocolate, a houseplant, medications, or anything else that could be harmful? Call the ASAP Animal Poison Control Center at (888) 426-4435. Get more information at the Animal Poison Control webpage.

 

 

Are you prepared?

 

Summer time means taking extra steps to protect our furry loved ones.  Here are the AVMA's summer time pet tips to help keep your canine companion safe during the dog days of summer.

 

The AVMA's holiday safety tips is a good resource for the holidays each year.

 

 

We all know about first aid for people.  But do you know about basic first aid for your pet?  Visit the AVMA's first aid tips for pet owners.

 

 

Would your pets be safe in an emergency situation or natural disaster?  Please visit the following link to read the AVMA's information on disaster preparedness and be sure to take the time to put your emergency kit together.

AVMA disaster information

 

 

Pet food recalls

    

An official recall has not been announced, but many pets have been sickened or have died as a result of eating certain jerky treats.  Please read the following FDA fact sheet regarding jerky treats.  FDA jerky treat fact sheet

 

Please visit the AVMA's website to stay up to date on all pet food recalls.  Pet Food Recalls

 

 

Bed Bugs

 

Like it or not, bed bugs are making a comeback.  Please visit the AVMA's Bed Bug FAQ to learn more about bed bugs.

 

 

Pets have teeth too!

 

February is National Pet Dental Health Month, but you can take great care of your pet's teeth year round!

 

Access the Pet Dental website for great resources on how to provide proper oral care for your pets and for activities for kids.

 

 

Traveling with your pet?

 

Basic Travel Info.

     Please visit the AVMA's website for information and resources on traveling with your pet.  Pet Travel Tips

    

Don't forget about car safety!

     Do you fasten your seatbelt?  Do you safely put your children in an appropriate car seat or booster seat?  Do you do the same for your four legged family members (only 2% of pet owners can say yes)?  Please visit the car safety page on the AVMA's website.  Pets in Vehicles

 

International Travel   

   Please download and read the following document published by the Maryland office of the USDA, which gives you good basic information about traveling overseas with your pet.  Please note that as of June 29, 2012 the Annapolis APHIS is closed, so all endorsements must be done through the Richmond, VA office.

Pet International Travel Info.

 

 

Outdoor Enthusiasts

     Please visit the AVMA's website to learn more about how to enjoy the outdoors safely with your pet.  Outdoor safety

 

Updates

 

H1N1

     Several cats have been diagnosed with H1N1.  Please visit the AVMA website to learn more about H1N1.

AVMA H1N1 FAQ

 

 

Rabies

     Please visit the following websites to learn more about rabies.  The Rabies and Kids website is especially informative and fun for pre-teens.

 

http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/Epidemiology/DEE/Rabies/

http://www.cdc.gov/rabies/bats.html

http://www.cdc.gov/rabiesandkids/

 

Also, the Rabies Awareness Day page on the AVMA website has information on rabies, including how to prevent dog bites.

 

 

Canine Influenza

     Canine Influenza.  You've been hearing a lot about it.  Some information in the popular press is true, but much of it is blown out of proportion.  Click here for a brief synopsis on Canine Influenza.

 

 

National Pet Week

    Please visit www.petweek.org to learn more.  Great resources are available for teachers - just click on the Educators link, or click here Educator link.

 

 

Toxins

    Many human foods can be hazardous to your pet's health.  Read the following article to learn about the risks associated with ingesting xylitol, which is a common artificial sweetener found in many foods and chewing gum.

Xylitol Toxicity

 

 

You may also download the AVMA's Household Hazards Brochure here.

 

 

MRSA

     Methicillin resistant Staph aureus, or MRSA, has been in the news quite a bit recently.  Please click the link below to read a short summary on MRSA in our Pet Care section.

 

MRSA

 

For more news, check out our news archive.

 

 

Featured Pet

 

Gatto is getting ready for a nap.  Or did someone just wake him?!

 

If you'd like to have your pet featured on our website please send your pictures to communications@northsidevetclinic.com.

 

Northside Veterinary Clinic -- 4003 Lee Hwy., Arlington, VA 22207 Animal Hospital