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:
EmilyDentalMonday through Friday: 7:30am to 6:00pm
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

New Puppies

Two cute labrador puppiesAdding a new puppy to the family can be the first step toward an enriching and rewarding partnership between your new puppy and his or her human family members. We’re here to help you take the next step by providing all the preventive care your puppy will need to live a long and healthy life with you.

During your first scheduled visit to GVH with your puppy we will help you to create a wellness care plan for your pup and we’ll answer all questions you might have about your puppy and how best to provide for his or her unique needs. Your puppy will receive a complete health evaluation and the first in the recommended series of vaccines to be given every 3-4 weeks until your puppy is 16 weeks of age. Your puppy’s bodyweight will be recorded in order to monitor growth and you and your veterinarian will discuss nutrition, feeding, house, crate and obedience training, spaying or castration and other aspects of puppy care. You are welcome to schedule your puppy’s future vaccination appointments during this first visit.

Some Easy Steps to Take to Ensure the Safety of Your New Puppy

Poison Proof Your Home.
Check your home for possible poisons and toxins that your puppy 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 puppy is getting into it. Ingestion of many plants can cause vomiting and/or diarrhea in most pets. Easter lilies are especially toxic and can cause fatal kidney failure. For a more complete list of plants that can be toxic to your puppy please follow this link to ASPCA website’s list of potentially poisonous plants: http://www.aspca.org/pet-care/poison-control/plants/

Check Collars, Tags, and MICROCHIP.
Check your puppy’s neck at least weekly to make sure the collar is still in place and that it is not too loose or too tight. Active pups 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 dogs with embedded microchips were returned to their owners 2.5 TIMES AS FREQUENTLY as dogs without a microchip!

Dalmatian puppyPuppy Proof Your Home.
Prevent common accidents in your home by puppy proofing! Protect your puppy 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. Puppies and small dogs can be crushed under reclining chairs and rockers. Fold and secure window blind and curtain cords so they’re not hanging in Puppy’s reach. The real secret to puppy-proofing is to look at your home through the eyes of a dog. Find everything that looks like a swell toy, and if it’s something harmful, get rid of it or make it safe.

Keep Dogs Supervised.
Walks on a leash, supervised visits to the dog park and romps in your fenced in yard are all great outlets for your puppy’s excess energy. Roaming loose and unsupervised is not. Monitor the yard and fence frequently for problems such as loose boards, open trash, and other dangers. Keep pets inside in extreme cold or hot temperatures.

Don’t Let your Dog Ride in an Open Truck Bed.
Dogs that are allowed to ride in open bed pick-up trucks are frequently injured. Sudden starts, stops, and turns can toss your pet onto the road where it may be hit by oncoming traffic. It is estimated that at least 100,000 dogs die this way each year. Leashing your pet in the back does not protect it as dogs can be strangled when tossed over the side. If your pet needs to ride in back we suggest providing a crate safely secured to the cab for him or her to ride in.

Train your puppy.
A puppy with a solid recall that comes running when you call is a much safer puppy in most situations. Basic commands such as sit, down, stay and off will make life easier for you, other family members and house guests. We recommend a few local dog trainers who can lend a hand:

All Things Pawssible
www.allthingspawssible.com

Bark Busters
www.barkbusters.com

Tara McLaughlin
www.gooddog-training.com

Housebreaking help:
http://www.peteducation.com/
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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.

Georgetown Veterinary Hospital
200 Georgetown Way
Charlottesville, VA 22901
PHONE: (434) 977-4600
FAX: (434) 977-4604
www.georgetownveterinaryhospital.com/

Greenbrier Emergency Animal Hospital
370 Greenbrier Dr., Suite A-2
Charlottesville, VA 22901
PHONE: (434) 202-1616
FAX: (434) 202-1620
www.greenbrier-emergency.com

VETSS
Veterinary Emergency Treatment Service and Specialty
1540 Airport Road
Charlottesville, VA 22911
Phone: (434)973-3519
Fax: (434)973-6202
www.emergency-vets.com