COVID-19 Little River Veterinary Clinic Protocol

Effective immediately: March 16, 2020

To ensure the safety of clients and staff and to allow for social distancing recommended by the CDC, we have instituted the following protocol.

  • For anyone showing possible signs of COVID-19 (coughing, fever, shortness of breath), we ask you to please delay all elective procedures until quarantine is completed.
  • For all other clients, please follow these guidelines we have put in place below:

Welcome to Little River Veterinary Clinic
Your Veterinarian in Fairfax,VA
Call us at (703) 273-5110

Pet Emergency? Call us right away at (703) 273-5110!

Little River Veterinary Clinic: Serving Fairfax City Since 1961

Caring for animals is more than a business for the Little River Veterinary Clinic team. It’s a way of life for us. We have been serving the community as Little River Veterinary Clinic since 1961 and our current hospital owner, Dr. Judy Downs, has been in practice for more than 25 years. We are located in the heart of Fairfax City.

We are proud to offer loving care for family pets in an environment where you and your best friend are treated like members of our own family! From the moment you walk through our door, we want you to feel like you belong here. While we may have “clinic” in our name, Little River Veterinary Clinic is a fully-equipped animal hospital offering state-of-the-art dentistry, surgery, and so much more.

What You Should Know About Little River Veterinary Clinic

Little River Veterinary Clinic is a full service veterinary hospital designed to provide the latest and greatest technology to ensure that we offer the best care to our patients. Some of the exceptional services we provide include:

    We make it our commitment to stay on the cutting edge of veterinary technology. After all, exceptional care for each of our patients is our top priority!

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    If you’re looking for exceptional veterinary care with state-of-the-art services, you’ve come to the right place. We invite you to contact the Little River Veterinary Clinic team to set up your best friend’s first visit with us. We can’t wait to meet you and welcome you to our family.

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    Dr. Judy Downs
    Fairfax Veterinarian | Little River Veterinary Clinic | (703) 273-5110

    4000 Burke Station Rd.
    Fairfax, VA 22032

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    Meet Our Veterinarians

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    • Dr. Judy Downs, VMD .
      Practice Owner

      Dr. Downs grew up in Pennsylvania. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania cum laude in 1983 with a degree in Biology, and concentrations in History and Anthropology. She earned her degree in veterinary medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine in 1987 with special interests in surgery, ophthalmology, behavior and emergency medicine. During the course of her study, Dr. Downs worked in the biochemistry and dermatology/immunology departments of the veterinary school. While attending veterinary school, she worked as an evening teaching assistant for the Microbiology laboratory for undergraduate students at the university.

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    Read What Our Clients Say

      OMG such an amazing place, people and Dr. Cavadel took Such care for my little man in getting him back to his normal self. Convenience factor for being so close to where I live and friendly is remarkable. Entire staff was so caring during this visit. I have changed vets to them from now on!!! Bailey is Happy

      Rob Smith

      My family has been thrilled to be part of the Little River Vet family for 23 years. Dr. Downs has been our main vet, but we have seen all of the other vets as well, and they are all excellent. Everything is always explained in detail, and you may talk with or e-mail them with questions. Estimates for surgeries or procedures are given in writing and explained in person. We have had both dogs and cats and have boarded them as well. Our first dog had two surgeries and did beautifully. The office s

      L. Urrutia

      Very helpful and responsive on my short notice request. I was able to get in and get out quickly. The receptionists were friendly, efficient and engaging.

      Jon Buttram

      The doctors follow up to make sure everything is going well after an appointment. Even in the darkest times, they treat you like family. I will continue using Little River Vet as long as I have pets.

      Benton Capps

      My dogs and I have been loyal and very satisfied clients since Dr. Stuart days. Dr. Downs and staff treat me and Sadie like part of their family. Could not be more satisfied!

      Vicki Vagan

      We have used LRVC for about 18 years for our cats' care. We feel very confident that our current feline child gets excellent care when boarded at LRVC several times a year.

      The Deubels (Star's parents)

      Dr. Downs takes the time to explain everything and answer my questions. All the staff has been kind and helpful.

      Pamela Rochester

      We love the care you take of all patients. I will be eternally grateful for the care you took of Allie.

      Julie Wilson

      Dr. Downs and the entire staff at Little River Veterinary Clinic are always extremely helpful, sensitive, kind, caring, and professional. Each time we go, we know our dogs will get the expert care that we want and they deserve.

      Linda and Mark Wilkoff

      We have been going to Little River Vet for over 25 years now and have always had excellent service and care. Dr. Downs and the staff are always courteous and very helpful when we come in for an appointment.

      Steve Spratt

      It is more than the excellent veterinary care that has kept me at LRV for 14 years. The vets and staff really know my dogs and always treat them like their own pets -- with kindness and compassion.

      Cheri White

      Thank you for your many years of good care! We appreciate all you have done for us!

      Paul, Nancy and Buddy

      Always a good experience- even if nothing is wrong with my over anxious cat! Always appreciate the care and attention you give us.

      Bethany Sierawski

      Love your practice. Receptionists are always friendly. Feel like my cat receives the best possible care. Rupert loves you all!

      Barrie Magee

      Little River Veterinary Clinic has always taken such good care of our dogs. Being in the medical field myself, I can clearly see their efforts in providing cutting-edge small animal care.

      Figg Family

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