About Us

Georgetown Veterinary Hospital LogoDrs. Daniel and Virginia Flynn established the Georgetown Veterinary Hospital shortly after graduating from the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine back in 1959.   It has remained a family owned and operated practice since then… more than 50 years! We realize that people make the practice. Our dedicated staff is composed of compassionate animal health professionals, the majority of whom have been Georgetown Veterinary Hospital team members for decades.

Our vaccination program includes an annual physical examination in order to provide the best available protection for your pet. As medical care becomes increasingly preventive, a yearly check-up helps ensure early detection and treatment of potential problems before they become serious threats.

In the unfortunate case that your pet is experiencing a problem, our doctors will provide thorough analysis through a complete physical exam and other diagnostic testing. Our in –house laboratory and radiographic capabilities allow us to provide prompt and proper treatment.

Additional diagnostic services include ultrasound and electrocardiogram (EKG). When necessary, university and veterinary laboratories provide specialized diagnostics.

Our surgery suite and large treatment and recovery area enable our doctors to provide the utmost in quality and care for a variety of routine and elective procedures. Each patient is closely monitored during and after surgery and when necessary is placed in an intensive care area.

ph_hospital1We offer your pet canines an indoor/outdoor climate controlled kennel with all the comforts of home. For the feline members of your family, our cat center offers a safe, quiet, dog-free haven. In addition bathing and limited grooming is provided.

All emergencies are handled on a top priority basis. If an emergency situation arises after regular hours our answering machine will answer to provide you with the telephone numbers for the emergency centers.

If scheduling an appointment is not something you can work into your daily schedule we allow for animals to be dropped off as early as 7:30 a.m. and picked up as late as 6:00 p.m. Monday Through Friday.

Payment options: VISA, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, cash and personal checks. Please note that payment is due when services are rendered. Payment arrangements can be made on an individual basis when circumstances permit.

Payment is expected at the time of service. When extenuating circumstances apply we offer CareCredit® to qualified applicants:

Business Hours:
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Saturday: 7:30am to 2:00pm
Contact Information:
Phone: 434-977-4600
Fax: 434-977-4604
Emergencies: 434-977-4600
E-mail: Georgetownvets@yahoo.com

434 977 4600 200 Georgetown Way Charlottesville, Virginia 22901

Kitten Care

Poison Proof Your Home.
Check your home for possible poisons and toxins that your kitten can get into. Common toxins include antifreeze, rat or mouse bait, slug bait, and insecticides, Make sure you keep all drugs and medications out of reach.

Plant Proof Your Home.
Plants are an attractive part of home decorating, however they can be toxic to pets. Be careful what you bring in and note whether your kitten is getting into it. Ingestion of many plants can cause vomiting and/or diarrhea in cats and kittens. Easter lilies are especially toxic and can cause fatal kidney failure. For a more complete list of plants that can be toxic to Kitty please follow this link to the Cat Fanciers’ Association website: http://www.cfainc.org/articles/plants.html

Check Collars, Tags, and MICROCHIP.
If your kitten will wear a collar, make sure it is a “break-away” collar to prevent strangulation should it become snagged on something and check his or her neck at least weekly to make sure the collar is not too loose or too tight and…it is still there. Kittens can easily lose their collar and in many cases their “identification” along with it. Consider having a microchip placed for permanent identification. The procedure is similar to a simple injection. A recent study performed at Ohio State University and published in The Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association showed that cats with embedded microchips were returned to their owners TWENTY TIMES AS FREQUENTLY as cats without a microchip!

Keep Cats Indoors.
Two little kittens sleepingOverall, indoor cats live longer, healthier lives than do outdoor cats or cats that go outdoors. Outdoor dangers include dogs, cars, exposure to fleas, ticks, worms, and other cats (that can cause fights or carry infectious diseases such as feline leukemia or feline “AIDS”).

Don’t Let Your Kitten Play with String or Ribbons.
Cats love to play with strings and ribbons; however ingestion of those items can cause life-threatening problems. Oftentimes extensive surgery is necessary to remove string, ribbon, tinsel and other “foreign bodies”. Toys specifically intended for cats are the safest choice for Kitty’s entertainment needs.

Kitten Proof Your Home.
Prevent common accidents in your home by kitten proofing! Protect your kitten from electrical cords and outlets by keeping cords neatly coiled and inaccessible and using commercially available outlet covers. Remove access to children’s toys, strings or small objects that can be chewed on or swallowed. Don’t allow pets near automated garage doors. Kittens can easily be crushed under reclining chairs and rockers so use these items with caution! Fold and secure window blind and curtain cords so they’re not hanging in Kitty’s reach. The real secret to kitten-proofing is to look at your home through the eyes of a cat. Find everything that looks like a swell toy, and if it’s something harmful, get rid of it or make it safe.

Know who to call.
In case of an emergency keep your veterinarian’s number handy as well as the number to your local after-hours emergency hospitals.