About Us

About UsOur History

Leesburg Veterinary Hospital has been a prominent fixture in the Loudoun County community for almost thirty years. From 1985-2011, our practice was privileged to grow in downtown Leesburg, where we established a loyal client and patient following. Since June 2011, we have been practicing out of a free-standing, state-of-the-art facility on Route 15, just south of town. A rustic and casual retreat, coupled with the best veterinary technology available, every inch of our new hospital was created with our clients and patients in mind.

Our Purpose and Core Values

At Leesburg Veterinary Hospital, our purpose is to enhance the lives of pets, their families, and our community through compassionate and exceptional veterinary care. To accomplish this goal and define our integrity, we strive to uphold and incorporate these 5 core values—Excellence, Compassion, Communication, Development, and Customer Focus—in everything that we do!

  • We are committed to excellence, providing the highest standards of veterinary medicine and patient care.
  • We create an environment that is warm and welcoming, showing compassion to ALL of our clients and their pets.
  • We set the Personal Service bar high! Knowing each pet is unique, we foster direct, honest, and professional communication with our clients.
  • We have a thirst for knowledge and continual development. We value and encourage creativity, continuing education, and professional advancement of all team members to best serve the veterinary needs of our patients.
  • We are a customer focus driven team. Working together with our clients, we are committed to providing longevity and the highest quality of life for our animal family.

Fear Free Approach and Certified Professionals

In 2016, we sought out a new approach to practicing Veterinary Medicine that aligns with our purpose and core values. The Fear Free initiative is a nationally-recognized professional certification focusing on their mission “to alleviate fear, anxiety and stress in pets and educate and inspire the people that care for them”. We are proud to be the only Veterinary establishment in the surrounding area with over 75% of our team gaining professional certification. The training and certification have encouraged us to modify procedures, handling techniques, and changes in our hospital design to help pets feel safe and comfortable during visits. Fear Free is something we believe will further enhance the veterinary experience for your pets and your family! We encourage you to read more about this groundbreaking initiative by going to fearfreepets.com

Cat Friendly GOLD Certification

We are extremely proud to hold a Cat Friendly Gold certification. This is the highest level achievable and we are required to meet a series of standards set out by the AAFP. Our goal is to make a visit to the vet as stress free as possible for both the cat and their caregiver. According to the American Association of Feline Practitioners, “When designated as a Cat Friendly Practice®, selected veterinary clinics have proven they have taken specific extra steps to assure they understand a cat’s unique needs and have implemented feline-friendly standards.”

The Cat Friendly program provides a framework for creating a pleasant practice environment for cats. This includes medical care that supports cats’ unique health needs, and knowledgeable staff members trained to understand feline-specific behavioral cues and feline-friendly handling techniques. We offer a cat only waiting area in our lobby before moving back to the exam room. Our Cat Friendly exam room has soothing visuals including an amazing mural hand painted by our friend and local artist, Penny Hauffe, soft surfaces, low music, cat-friendly hiding spots and perches, and lots of treats to provide a welcoming environment for our feline friends.

AAHA Accreditation

The American Animal Hospital Association is the only companion animal veterinary association in North America. It is well-known for its high standards in veterinary medicine and pet care and is currently the veterinary leader in providing industry benchmarks, business practice standards, and educational programs and publications.
Leesburg Veterinary Hospital is one of only 18% of veterinary hospitals accredited by AAHA. We are routinely evaluated and maintain the Association’s high standards of facility management, practice methods, and patient care. AAHA’s philosophy is team-centered, allowing every hospital employee to benefit from their resources and continuing education services.