Medical Services

Throughout life, pets may require several veterinary services to help them grow strong and healthy, maintain good health during adulthood, and provide treatment when an illness or accident occurs. Your veterinarian is a critical partner in ensuring your pet’s quality of life at every stage. At Little River Veterinary Clinic in Fairfax, VA, we provide a wide range of veterinary services for our patients.

Pet Vaccinations

We provide core vaccinations for dogs and cats, to prevent illness and transmission of diseases in the community. We also offer special vaccines for specific outbreaks and special circumstances, such as boarding.

Preventative Care

We can recommend the right flea and tick control products for your pet’s needs, as well as provide heartworm testing and heartworm medications to protect them from this serious disease.


One important way to safeguard your pet’s health is by spaying or neutering to prevent the birth of unwanted litters. Spaying and neutering also ensures that your pet will avoid certain cancers.

Dental Care

Your veterinarian can help with retained baby teeth, crooked teeth, broken teeth, decayed teeth, and gum disease to maintain good oral health and good overall health.


Our facility can provide x-rays and ultrasound testing for the diagnosis of illness and injuries. We also offer laboratory testing to detect health problems.


Our veterinarians are experienced in a wide range of surgical procedures to help our patients maintain healthy, active lives.

Laser Therapy

Low-level laser therapy is a healing technology that can help relieve pain, reduce swelling, and improve healing.


An implanted microchip can help return your pet to you if he or she becomes lost. Implanting the tiny chip is simple and painless.

Behavioral Counseling

Problems sometimes arise regarding pet behavior. Your vet can provide experienced advice to help you resolve these issues.

Emergency Care

Call on us when your pet has an accident or a sudden illness that needs immediate care. We can help with a variety of equipment and treatments.


Regular grooming is important for the health of your pet’s coat and skin. We provide grooming services to help your pet look attractive and feel comfortable.

International Health Certificates

We also provide International Health Certificates that are required for pets that are traveling with their owners to other countries.

Make Us Your Veterinarian in Fairfax, VA

Dr. Downs uses her extensive veterinary training and experience to ensure the health of their patients at all stages of life. Individualized care, state-of-the-art treatments, and veterinary techniques at our animal hospital allow us to provide the highest quality of care. Call Little River Veterinary Clinic today at(703) 273-5110 for an appointment to keep your pet healthy, active, and happy for many years to come.

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