4003 Lee Highway, Arlington, VA 22207
Welcome to Northside Veterinary Clinic. We have been providing caring and personalized service to you and your pets since 1949. We offer high quality and compassionate preventative, medical, surgical, and dental care for dogs and cats.
Our practice philosophy is that quality health care begins with excellent client communication. We take the time to discuss in detail your pet's health and to answer all questions that you may have. In recent times the health care community has lost the "personal touch", which is so highly valued by our patients and clients. At Northside we strive to combine this personal touch with compassionate and high quality veterinary services to provide the very best health care for your pet.
We invite you to browse through our News and Information and Pet Care sections, which include a variety of useful articles ranging from preventive care to common and not-so-common diseases. Also, you will find many useful links to information available on the web. We welcome your comments and suggestions, so let us know what you think of our Web site during your next visit to our clinic.
Please note that we are not currently accepting new clients.
News and Information
Are you prepared?
Believe it or not, summer will be here before we know it. Here are the AVMA's summer time pet tips to help keep your canine companion safe during the dog days of summer.
The AVMA's holiday safety tips is another good resource for when the holidays roll around again.
We all know about first aid for people. But do you know about basic first aid for your pet? Visit the AVMA's first aid tips for pet owners
September is National Preparedness Month. Please visit the following link to read the AVMA's information on disaster preparedness and be sure to take the time to put your emergency kit together.
Pet food recalls
Please visit the AVMA's website to stay up to date on all pet food recalls. Pet Food Recalls
Like it or not, bed bugs are making a comeback. Please visit the AVMA's Bed Bug FAQ to learn more about bed bugs.
Pets have teeth too!
February is National Pet Dental Health Month.
Access the Pet Dental website for great resources on how to provide proper oral care for your pets and for activities for kids.
Traveling with your pet?
Basic Travel Info.
Please visit the AVMA's website for information and resources on traveling with your pet. Pet Travel Tips
Don't forget about car safety!
Do you fasten your seatbelt? Do you safely put your children in an appropriate car seat or booster seat? Do you do the same for your four legged family members (only 2% of pet owners can say yes)? Please visit the car safety page on the AVMA's website. Pets in Vehicles
Please download and read the following document published by the Maryland office of the USDA, which gives you good basic information about traveling overseas with your pet. Please note that as of June 29, 2012 the Annapolis APHIS is closed, so all endorsements must be done through the Richmond, VA office.
Please visit the AVMA's website to learn more about how to enjoy the outdoors safely with your pet. Outdoor safety
Several cats have been diagnosed with H1N1. Please visit the AVMA website to learn more about H1N1.
Rabies Awareness Week. Please visit the following websites to learn more about rabies. The Rabies and Kids website is especially informative and fun for pre-teens.
Also, the Rabies Awareness Day page on the AVMA website has information on rabies, including how to prevent dog bites.
Canine Influenza. You've been hearing a lot about it. Some information in the popular press is true, but much of it is blown out of proportion. Click here for a brief synopsis on Canine Influenza.
National Pet Week
Many human foods can be hazardous to your pet's health. Read the following article to learn about the risks associated with ingesting xylitol, which is a common artificial sweetener found in many foods and chewing gum.
You may also download the AVMA's Household Hazards Brochure here.
Methicillin resistant Staph aureus, or MRSA, has been in the news quite a bit recently. Please click the link below to read a short summary on MRSA in our Pet Care section.
For more news, check out our news archive.
Vetcentric users click here to fill your prescriptions!
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