Our Story

The Little River Veterinary Clinic Story

Founded by Dr. Stuart, Little River Veterinary Clinic has been serving the greater Fairfax community since 1961. In 1997 Dr. Judy Downs purchased the practice with a goal of providing the most compassionate service available. Along with exceptional veterinary care, Dr. Downs has strived to stay current with the most recent advancements in veterinary technology. Our team is committed to ongoing education and making sure that we’re providing the latest in treatment options, diagnostic therapy, and more for your pet. We are here to provide an exceptional level of care with compassion and kindness.

The Soul of Our Practice

We are proud to offer the small town, homey feel that you come to expect from our community. When you come to Little River Veterinary Clinic, you can rest assured that you will receive great customer service from our staff, and you will be treated like family. We believe this is the one thing that sets us apart. Our staff is always willing to go that extra mile for our clients and pets.

When it comes to choosing new team members at Little River Veterinary Clinic, we seek animal care staff members that are experienced in pet care, passionate about animals, and dedicated to the ongoing education needed to keep them at the forefront of veterinary medicine.

We invite you to visit our doctors' page to learn more about the individuals who make your pet’s care a reality, and contact us with your questions. Thank you for trusting Little River Veterinary Clinic with your pet’s needs.

Little River Veterinary Clinic is proud to serve the Fairfax, VA area for everything pet-related. Our veterinary clinic and animal hospital is run by Dr. Judy Downs, who is a licensed, experienced Fairfax veterinarian.

Our team is committed to educating our clients in how to keep your pets healthy year round, with good nutrition and exercise. Little River Veterinary Clinic stays on top of the latest advances in veterinarian technology and above all, remembers that all animals and pets need to be treated with loving care in every check-up, procedure, or surgery.

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Office Hours


7:30 am-4:00 pm


7:30 am-4:00 pm


7:30 am-4:00 pm


7:30 am-4:00 pm

Closed every other week, please call


7:30 am-4:00 pm


8:00 am-1:00 pm

Closed every other week, please call