During this uncertain time, we would like to reassure you that our goal at Dumfries Animal Hospital is to remain open and continue to provide veterinary care for your beloved pets. We are doing what we can to help keep you, our staff and our community safe. In response to the recent recommendations of the CDC, WHO and the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), we are making some additional changes that will stay in affect as long as the recommendations are in place.
In order to limit the number of people in close contact, we are asking clients to not enter the building. We will now be conducting “curbside” service for appointments, medication and prescription food pick-ups.
*** All pets must be on a leash or in a carrier ***
*** We ask that anyone showing signs of illness remain at home***
When you arrive at the clinic, please give us a call. Please let us know what numbered spot you have parked in or the description of your vehicle and a staff member will be out to assist you.
FOR MEDICAL APPOINTMENTS: A staff member will get a brief medical history over the phone first then come out and take your pet inside for the doctor to examine while you wait in your vehicle. Once your pet has received their exam, vaccines or other tests, the doctor will either give you a call to go over the exam findings and answer any questions or concerns. Currently, we are not accepting cash or checks. All payments will be taken over the phone.
SURGERIES: In order to conserve medical supplies, we are no longer scheduling non-emergent surgeries such as spays & neuters. If you already have a surgery scheduled, your pet will be checked-in in the same matter as our medical appointments.
Due to the recommendation that Veterinary Clinics postpone all non-essential services, we have made the difficult decision to cancel all boarding and grooming until further notice.
We appreciate your understanding & flexibility while we navigate this dynamic and ever-changing situation. The wellness of you, your pets and our staff is our number one priority. We will continue to keep our clients updated via email and Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/Dumfries-Animal-Hospital-158957006691/).
Dr. Chittenden grew up in Clifton, Virginia. She attended NOVA and received an AAS in Veterinary Medicine, and became a Licensed Veterinary Technician in 1985.
She worked as an assistant, then an LVT from 1984 to 1988. Dr. Chittenden then went back to college and proceeded to attain her BS from the University of West Florida in 1990.
She earned her DVM degree from the University of Missouri in 1994. After graduation in 1994, Dr. Chittenden joined the team at Dumfries Animal Hospital. Her areas of interest are internal medicine and wellness.