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VCA Herndon-Reston Animal Hospital

VCA Herndon-Reston Animal Hospital

500 Elden Street | Herndon, VA 20170

Call 571-266-3868
Monday 8:00am - 7:00pm
Tuesday 8:00am - 7:00pm
Wednesday 8:00am - 7:00pm
Thursday 8:00am - 6:00pm
Friday 8:00am - 7:00pm
Saturday 8:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday Closed
  • Advanced Dental Care
  • Herbal Medicine
  • Holistic Medicine
  • Ophthalmology (Eye Care)
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Animal Boarding
  • Animal Flea Control
  • Animal Grooming
  • Animal Microchipping
  • Holistic Veterinary Medicine
  • Small Animal Vet
  • Spaying/Neutering
  • Veterinarians
  • Veterinary Dentistry
  • Veterinary Euthanasia
  • Veterinary Medical Specialties
  • Veterinary Surgery
  • Veterinary Vaccinations
  • New Pet Initial Visit
  • Physical Exam
Description

VCA Herndon-Reston Animal Hospital has been serving the Herndon, Reston, Fairfax, Ashburn and surrounding communities for over 30 years. Our friendly knowledgeable veterinarians, technicians, and support team look forward to meeting you and your pet. Your pet's health is our top priority and excellent service is our goal!

Additional Information/Boarding:
- Internal Medicine
- Advanced Diagnostics and Treatment Preventive Health Care
- Boarding

Please call us today for a complete list of services and to schedule your pet's appointment!

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One of our assistants demonstrating low stress handling for a nail trim. One of our assistants demonstrating low stress handling for a nail trim.
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We strive to make boarding animals as comfortable as possible. We strive to make boarding animals as comfortable as possible.
We love meeting the members of your family. We love meeting the members of your family.
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Dr. Lewis Michaels
Dr. Lewis Michaels

Associate Veterinarian
DVM, Michigan State University

Dr. Lewis Michaels founded and built the Herndon-Reston Animal Hospital in 1975. A graduate of Michigan State University Veterinary School in 1969, he has a great interest in orthopedic and general soft tissue surgery, internal medicine, and he is quite skilled in all areas of animal health.

Dr. Michaels is a member of the major national, state and local veterinary organizations. Through his committment to excellence in the veterinary field and membership with the American Animal Hospital Association, the hospital received the AAHA 25 Year Excellence Award.

Outside of work, Dr. Michaels enjoys tennis, art, and traveling.

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Lauren Thigpen, DVM
Lauren Thigpen, DVM

Dr. Lauren Thigpen joined the VCA Herndon Reston Animal Hospital team in February 2015. After graduating from Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine with Honors in 2007, she went on to complete a year-long internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery at VCA Veterinary Referral and Emergency Center in Norwalk, Connecticut. From 2008-2015, Dr. Thigpen was an Associate Veterinarian at Countryside Animal Clinic, and we are now glad to have her as part of our team! Dr. Thigpen always enjoyed animals as a child, and excelled in math and science courses. Finally showing an interest in medicine in her high school and college years, she decided to pursue Veterinary medicine towards the beginning of her undergraduate studies. Dr. Thigpen shows a special interest in cases involving internal medicine and geriatric illnesses. When not practicing medicine, she enjoys snowboarding, outdoor activities(hiking,biking), entertainment (movies, concerts, theater), and spending time with her dog, Maya.

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Cara Toscano, DVM
Cara Toscano, DVM

Dr. Cara Toscano received her a B.S. degree in Pre-Veterinary Medicine and Biology-Life Sciences from the University of Findlay in Ohio. She then attended The Ontario Veterinary College in Guelph, Ontario to earn her DVM. She is interested in general practice, community outreach, and wildlife/zoological medicine.

If you were to ask Dr. Toscano why she chose the veterinary profession she would say, "I became a veterinarian because... in high school I was fascinated when we would dissect frogs in biology class. I wanted to know everything about how the animal body worked and functioned. This fascination has turned into a career in veterinary medicine."

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