|Monday||7:30am - 7:30pm|
|Tuesday||7:30am - 7:30pm|
|Wednesday||7:30am - 7:30pm|
|Thursday||7:30am - 7:30pm|
|Friday||7:30am - 5:30pm|
|Saturday||8:00am - 1:00pm|
- Animal Flea Control
- Animal Microchipping
- Holistic Veterinary Medicine
- Small Animal Vet
- Veterinary Dentistry
- Veterinary Euthanasia
- Veterinary Medical Specialties
- Veterinary Surgery
We are committed to promoting responsible pet ownership, preventative health care and health-related educational opportunities for our clients. Ballston Animal Hospital strives to offer excellence in veterinary care to Arlington, VA and surrounding areas.
To provide high-quality pet health and wellness services to assist your pet in living a longer, happier, and healthier life. To provide our clients with access to cutting edge products and services, and authoritative educational content focusing on enhancing the human animal bond.
Thomas Collins , DVM
Dr. Thomas Collins is a graduate of Oregon State University College of Veterinary Medicine. He completed a small animal internal medicine, surgical and emergency medicine internship at South Paws Veterinary Referral Center in Fairfax, VA. Dr. Collins purchased the Ballston Animal Hospital from the previous owner in January of 2006.
During his leisure time, Dr. Collins performs on drums with The ML Band.
Gretchen Tripp , DVM
Dr. Tripp originally hails from Conklin, NY. She received a B.S. in Biology from Southhampton College, LIU in 1987. Prior to attending veterinary school she worked for Northeast Fisheries Service and bar tended in Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Dr. Tripp received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Tufts School of Veterinary Medicine in 1992. Her thesis involved the study of orangutans at Tanjung Puting Reserve in Borneo. She has been happily practicing veterinary medicine in the Northern Virginia area since 1993 and joined Ballston Animal Hospital in February, 2006. She lives in Fairfax with her husband, two sons, two dogs, two cats, one leopard gecko, one fire belly toad and five fish.
Lynne Gallitz , DVM
Dr Lynne Gallitz has lived in Northern Virginia since elementary school (for you natives--she attended Rockledge Elm, Springdale Elm, Fred Lynn Middle, Rippon Middle, and Woodbridge HS). She attended Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, VA where she obtained her bachelors degree in both Biology and Environmental Studies. Having a special place in her heart for Georgia, where the rest of her family lives, she was bound and determined to become a Georgia Bulldog herself. So she moved down to Athens, GA after graduation where she dabbled in GIS (Geographic Information Systems = mapping) while establishing residency to apply for Veterinary school. She graduated from the University of Georgia College of Veterniary Medicine in 2003 and then moved back to Northern Virginia. She has been practicing small animal medicine in the area since graduation and joined Ballston Animal Hospital in August 2006.
Her favorite activities outside work are playing Ultimate Frisbee, hanging out with friends, watching football-mostly college (it's her southern religion--Go Dawgs!), cooking/grilling, in general being outside in nice weather, and staying active w/ the DC Dawgs Alumni group.
She lives in Arlington w/ her husband, 3 crazy Jack Russell Terriers and 1 brave orange tabby cat that was rescued from the AWLA.
Dr. Ryan Jennings Snow , DVM
Dr. Ryan Jennings Snow grew up in Roanoke, VA and received her undergrad degree from William and Mary and her DVM from Virginia Tech. She practiced in the Fairfax area since graduating vet school in 2003, and joined Ballston in January 2008. She is glad to now have a short commute and to be living and working in the same community!
When not practicing veterinary medicine, Dr. Snow enjoys outdoor activities (hiking, biking, running), traveling, going out with friends, and football (Go Hokies and Redskins!). She lives in Arlington with her husband, a big orange tabby cat named Oscar, and a mixed breed dog named Norman.
Dr. Jane Morse, VMD
Dr Morse was raised “in the mushroom capital of the world” – Kennett Square, Pennsylvania. She attended school at Chatham College, University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Milan School of Veterinary Medicine, International Veterinary Acupuncture Society, Maryland School of Traditional Chinese Medicine and is currently enrolled at the TAI Sophia Institute. Her hobbies include gardening, dancing and music. Dr Morse has a 14 year old Chocolate Lab name Mbjui, who is the best tennis ball retriever in the world! Jane’s long term goal is to integrate well being for animals and their guardians.
Dr. John Polk, DVM
Dr John Polk joined our practice in June of 2009. Our newest doctor graduated from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine after a year of clinical rotations at Virginia Tech. Originally from Kentucky, Dr Polk received a B.S. in biology from Xavier University in Cincinnati. During a 7 year career as a Surface Warfare Officer in the United States Navy, Dr Polk moved to Washington and now calls it home. He is excited about fulfilling his life’s ambition of practicing veterinary medicine. Dr. Polk’s professional interests lie in pathology and internal medicine. On the down time, Dr. Polk loves all things outdoors (SCUBA diving, hiking, camping, rock climbing, biking) but also appreciates the world class museums D.C. has to offer. Oh yeah, food, Dr. Polk loves food.