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

Surgery

The doctor listens to breathing cat on a white table against a white backgroundGeorgetown Veterinary Hospital’s surgery suite and large treatment and recovery area enables 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.

Our surgical services include:
• Spay-Neuter
• Dermatological (skin and ears)
• Ophthalmic (eye and eyelids)
• Tumor/Cancer
• Gastrointestinal – stomach, intestines, liver and spleen
• Oral and Dental
• Argental (kidney, bladder, urethra)

Our Doctors use the latest, state-of-the-art equipment, modern anesthesia and patient monitoring systems. We provide a full suite of surgical services for your pet. We know that there can be uneasy feelings about your pet going under anesthesia, but we take pride in the care that we provide, and we tailor the latest in anesthetic monitoring, surgical techniques and pain management to each patient. Our same-day, real-time blood work results decrease the risk of serious complications during anesthesia and recovery. We strive to keep you and your pet comfortable and will address any specific concerns you may have.

Neuter or spay – We recommend this for puppies and kittens between 4 and 6 months of age.

What to do to prepare for surgery?

Pets, like us, need preparation prior to surgery. Drop-off time the day of surgery is between 7:30 and 8:30 am. Please do not give your pet any food after 8 pm or any water after midnight the night before surgery. If your pet is taking any daily medications, please call for instructions. Make sure you leave a phone number where you can be reached while your pet is with us. When your pet is in the hospital, we know you are concerned, so call us anytime, and we will be glad to give you a medical update on your pet’s recovery. If your pet has an unexpected critical change, the veterinarian will contact you immediately. Most pets go home the same day, but some surgeries will require an over night stay. When your pet is ready to go home, pick up is between 4 and 6 pm.

ph_surgeryFor the protection of your pet and other pets in the clinic, we require all pets scheduled for surgery and hospitalized pets have current vaccinations. Dogs and cats need current Distemper and Rabies vaccines and dogs also need a current heartworm test. Pets who are not current with requirements will be given the vaccines or test when admitted. This policy is always enforced.

Pre-surgical blood work is performed before all surgeries. Our routine pre-surgical blood work includes testing for anemia, protein levels, kidney and liver disease. For our Senior pets we recommend additional testing and IV fluids. Any issues detected from the blood work will be addressed before the procedures, and other tests may be recommended prior to surgery.
Pain control, in addition to anesthesia, is provided during and after for every patient.

*All animals undergoing general anesthesia or sedation must be fasted before their scheduled procedure. No food should be provided after 8pm and water should be withheld after midnight on the evening before the procedure.

**All animals scheduled for surgery should arrive at GVH between 7:30-8:30am that day unless other arrangements are made in advance.