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



Persis Chittenden, DVM

Dr. Persis Chittenden of Dumfries Animal Hospital - Dumfries Virginia

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. 

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