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.
*** All pets must be on a leash or in a carrier ***
*** We ask that anyone showing signs of illness remain at home***
Current COVID hospital protocol:
When you arrive at the hospital, please park in a numbered spot and give us a call. If you are here for a scheduled doctor’s appointment, we will get you checked in and allow one masked person in the appointment with your pet. The option to remain curbside is also still available. All technician appointments, boarding, grooming, and surgical procedures will remain curbside at this time to limit the number of people in the lobby. Thank you for your cooperation and we will keep you updated with any changes.
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 are happy to announce that we now offer assistance with many of our services through the convenience of text message.
Please text one of the following words to 703-221-1880:
“Surgery” to schedule surgical procedures
“Boarding” to schedule a boarding reservation
“Refill” for medication or food refills
Dr. Johnston grew up in Pittsburgh, PA. After receiving a B.S. in Animal Bioscience at Penn State, she then proceeded to Purdue University to graduate with a DVM degree in 1986. She has worked at a few hospitals/clinics in Virginia since her graduation, starting with a job that included large animals. In 1989, Dr. Johnston chose to concentrate on small animals and has worked all but two years at Dumfries Animal Hospital since 1990. Her areas of interest include internal medicine and surgical procedures, but most of all meeting people. At home, Dr. Johnston is very busy and having fun being a wife and mother of four girls and caring for “Penny” her Dachshund mix.