Monday, May 21, 2012

Where to Take Your Pet to the Vet: Columbia Pike Animal Hospital

My Baby Girl, Lola
If you have spoken to me for even three minutes, chances are I will find a way to mention my dog, Lola. Whether it is a funny story or an “Oh my gosh, you have to see this picture,” I generally can find a reason to work Lols into conversation; what can I say, this little Pug has me wrapped around her little paw.

One of the many things I love about living in the D.C. area is the dog-friendly nature of the city. No matter where I go, or what I’m doing, I will always pass at least one person with a dog. Whether it is walking to Teddy Roosevelt Island, or going to shop in Georgetown, I love that I always encounter fellow dog owners. Because there are so many pet owners in the city, I know how the search for a great veterinarian can be a tough one.

There are so many things to consider when choosing a veterinarian for your pet: location, hours, price, customer service, services offered and cleanliness. Just as selecting a doctor for ourselves can be complicated, choosing a good veterinarian can be equally as tricky. If you are currently looking for an excellent veterinarian for your pet, I recommend Columbia Pike Animal Hospital.
Source: http://www.columbiapikeanimalh.com/
First I need to make a disclaimer, Columbia Pike Animal Hospital is in Annandale, VA. I live in Rosslyn and it is about a 20 minute drive from my house. However, before you quit reading, let me assure you, the staff at Columbia Pike will not let you down.



The main convenience of Columbia Pike Animal Hospital is its flexible hours, open seven days a week. The clinic is open 7 AM - 10 PM Monday through Friday; 7 AM - 7 PM on Saturday and 8 AM - 7 PM on Sunday. It is great to have an option for not only late night appointments, but also an alternative to the high-priced emergency clinics.

Additionally, this veterinary hospital is extremely affordable. Unlike many clinics in the DC-metro area, appointments are reasonably-priced. I grew up in a really small town and the prices are very similar to vet clinics in that area, which is surprisingly great!
Source: http://www.columbiapikeanimalh.com/
Plus, the staff cannot be beat. I personally am a client of Dr. Kirchart because she owns two Pugs. But I have visited the vet for non-scheduled appointments and every veterinarian I’ve worked with is exceptional!

Finally, Columbia Pike Animal hopsital offers other services as well. Whether you need to schedule a grooming appointment for your dirty doggie, or are going out of town, and need a place to board your pet, the staff at Columbia Pike will help!

Source: http://www.columbiapikeanimalh.com/
All things considered, I am extremely happy with Columbia Pike Animal Hospital. I have also recommended the veterinarians to several friends in the area and they are now clients, as well.
Whether you prefer the convenient hours, friendly staff, or knowledgeable doctors, you will not be disappointed!

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