Dec
15
11:30 AM11:30

Dr. Carr joins CAC!

Dr. Carr is originally from Michigan.  She grew up surrounded by animals and decided from an early age that she wanted to be a veterinarian.  She earned her BS in Biological Anthropology from the University of Michigan (GO BLUE!).  She then earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Michigan State University graduating in 2006.  After veterinary school, Dr. Carr moved to the Washington, DC area to complete a rotating medicine and surgery internship at Friendship Hospital for Animals.  At the completion of her internship she continued to serve as a staff doctor at Friendship on and off for many years, as well as practiced briefly at hospitals in both Arlington, VA and Pittsburgh, PA.  Her clinical areas of interest include senior and geriatric care, feline medicine, endocrine disease management, preventative and wellness care, soft tissue surgery, and dentistry.    

Dr. Carr lives with her family in Falls Church.  She and her husband are kept very busy with two children and their many activities.  She is also a mom to several furry babies: 3 dogs (Lola, Widgit, and Monty), 2 cats (Wally and Weezer), and 2 guinea pigs (Coco and Baby Girl).  Outside of work, Dr. Carr enjoys attempting to train her crazy puppy, reading, traveling (ideally to a tropical location), and visiting her family in Michigan.  

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Nov
14
7:30 AM07:30

World Diabetes Day

Your pets can get diabetes, too!  Be aware of what kind of foods your furry friend is eating, how much exercise they're getting, and how often they visit the vet for a general wellness exam.  Talk to your vet about other ways you can prevent or test your pet for diabetes.

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Sep
23
11:00 AM11:00

CLARENDON DAY!

Come say "HI" as we man our booth at Clarendon Day! We'll have goodies for fur & human children alike :)

Clarendon Day is one of Arlington’s best loved and most diverse street festival, with several music stages, a large Kid’s Area, Arts and Crafts vendors, Business and Nonprofit Exhibitors from Clarendon and the region, plenty of great food from local and regional restaurants, Craft beers and Virginia wines, and more.  If the weather is nice, we’ll draw more than 20,000 people to this classic event, which is now well into its third decade.

https://clarendon.org/clarendon-day/

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Sep
13
5:30 PM17:30

Yappy Hour!

We have new neighbors! We're teaming up with @tenatclarendon and @idogdc for a Yappy Hour! Swing by the Ten tomorrow from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm with your pet for refreshments and free treats for your furry friends! Ten at Clarendon is a pet friendly community that offers a dog wash room, as well as a few other perks.

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Aug
4
12:00 AM00:00

Phase 1 of clinic expansion due to be completed

As you may have noticed, we're expanding our clinic to the "suite A" side of 3000 10th street north. This will give us more exam rooms, additional treatment space, an additional procedure room and additional office space.

Phase II of the clinic expansion will include expansion of the reception office and some minor changes to the existing clinic.

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Jul
31
7:30 AM07:30

National Mutt Day

This special day was created to be celebrated on two dates per year, to raise awareness of the plight of mixed breed dogs in shelters around the nation, as approximately 80% of dogs in shelters are mixed breeds. Most pure breeds that end up in the shelter are generally rescued quickly by either the public wanting a “less expensive” pure bred dog or by a pure breed rescue. The day’s mission is to educate the public about the sea of mixed breed dogs that desperately await new homes and to celebrate the amazing characteristics that the mix of breeds creates in each individual dog.

http://www.nationalmuttday.com/

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Jul
20
8:00 AM08:00

Dr Adkins Joins CAC!!!

Being part of a military family, Dr. Adkins was born in Tennessee and moved around the U.S.; though she spent the large majority of her youth in the suburbs of Atlanta, Georgia. Her love of animals was apparent at a young age, when at 5 years old, she declared a desire to become a zoologist to study and help panda bears. She also had many childhood pets including dogs, guinea pigs, and gerbils. Dr. Adkins stayed close to home for her undergraduate degree, attending Georgia College and State University, where she pursued many interests, including music, art, and college level soccer. She earned a B.A. in Mass Communication and shortly afterward moved to New York City to launch her first career path as an advertising account executive. After working for a few years, Dr. Adkins felt a need to go back to her roots and find a career that incorporated her lifelong love of animals. She moved back to Atlanta and began volunteering at the Atlanta Humane Society, working at a local emergency animal hospital, and taking additional college coursework to apply for veterinary school. Dr. Adkins received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Georgia. Following veterinary school, she moved to Washington, DC to complete a one year rotating internship in small animal medicine at Friendship Hospital for Animals. Dr. Adkins’ professional interests include dentistry, surgery, dermatology, preventive care, behavior, shelter medicine, and animal welfare. Dr. Adkins enjoys educating her clients on how to help their furry family members live healthy, happy lives and is focused on providing compassionate care for her patients.

Dr. Adkins shares her home with a sweet, gentle, adopted hound mix named Brody. In her spare time, she enjoys being outdoors (hiking, biking, camping), yoga, reading, cooking, volunteering at local animal shelters, and spending time with friends and family.

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Jul
15
7:30 AM07:30

National Pet Fire Safety Day

To help reduce the estimated 500,000 pets affected by home fires each year, The American Kennel Club and ADT Security Services today launched the inaugural "National Pet Fire Safety Day." This nationwide awareness day educates pet owners about potential risks when pets are left home alone and provides them with proven prevention measures to ensure their safety. http://www.akc.org/press-center/press-releases/july-15-declared-national-pet-fire-safety-day-to-help-protect-pets-fro/

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Jun
4
3:00 PM15:00

3rd Annual Bark in the Park!!

Join us for our THIRD ANNUAL BARK IN THE PARK! 

In partnership with the Clarendon Alliance, Arlington Parks & Recreation and other sponsors and exhibitors, Clarendon Animal Care is announcing that Bark in the Park will return to James Hunter Dog Park on Sunday, June 4, from 3-6 pm.

We will have music, food, fun events for human and fur-kids alike.  There will be exhibitors on-hand to answer your pet-related questions. Plus plenty of room for your pooch to play.

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Jun
1
8:00 AM08:00

Dr. Nickens Joins CAC!!!

Dr. Brittani J. Nickens was born and raised in Philadelphia, PA. As a young child, she was always outside playing with caterpillars, earth worms and rescuing injured birds; it was at age 5 when she decided her career choice to be a veterinarian. She attended Penn State University (State College) where she earned a B.S. degree in Animal BioScience and then went on to graduate Magna Cum Laude with her D.V.M. from Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2014. She then continued her training at Garden State Veterinary Specialists in New Jersey and completed a small animal medicine/surgery rotating internship. Dr. Nickens worked as a relief veterinarian in Philadelphia, PA for a few months before moving to Las Vegas to work general/emergency medicine. While in Vegas, and in the midst of working and caring for her four-legged children, Dr. Nickens met and married her wonderful and supportive husband. Her professional interests include: Ophthalmology, Soft Tissue Surgery and Dentistry. She really has a love for providing individualized and compassionate care for her patients and establishing relationships with her clients.

Dr. Nickens and her husband decided to move to Northern Virginia/D.C. area for better job opportunities and to be closer to family. They share a home with a Rottweiler/Doberman mix named Coco, a pitbull mix named Keno and a cat named Brie. In her free time, Dr. Nickens enjoys dining, shopping, traveling and spending time with loved ones. She also enjoys playing basketball, tennis and bike riding.

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May
16
8:00 AM08:00

Dr Tew Joins CAC!!!

Dr. Tew is a native of the Midwest with roots in Iowa and Missouri. She grew up with many family dogs and cats, and while working for her family veterinarian during college she was quickly set on her career choice. Dr. Tew earned a BS in Biology from Park University in Kansas City, and then went to the University of Missouri  (Go Tigers!!) where she graduated with her DVM degree in 2006. During her first year as a veterinarian, she completed an internship in equine ambulatory practice at The Ohio State University.  Although she loved it, continuing with equine practice was not in the cards so she turned to small animal medicine and hasn’t looked back.  Dr. Tew’s professional interests include preventive care, dentistry, feline medicine (especially senior kitties), pain management, and internal medicine. Beyond medicine, she loves building relationships with her clients and patients and educating clients how to best care for their furry family members.

Dr. Tew lives in Leesburg with her Pointer mix, Stewart, and her former tabby farm cat, Emmitt. In her spare time, you will most often find her in her kitchen or backyard garden, at yoga, reading in or near a body of water, and most importantly, spending as much time as possible with her two adorable nieces, family, and friends.

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