Ridge Lake Animal Hospital

1400 Old Bridge Rd

Woodbridge, VA 22192

(703) 491-1111
In case of an after-hours emergency please contact the following emergency hospital:

Prince William Emergency Vet Clinic/Veterinary Referral Center
8610 Centreville Rd
Manassas, VA 20110
Phone: (703) 361-8287

Regional Veterinary Referral Center (Emergency Department)
Backlick Shopping Center
6651 Backlick Rd
Springfield, VA 22150
Phone: (703) 451-8900
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What is Heartworm Disease and How to Prevent It

April 27, 2018

by Rhonda Pierce, DVMDirofilariasis (heartworm disease) is caused by a parasitic roundworm called Dirofilaria immitis. This parasite is spread by mosquitoes. Female mosquitoes ingest the first stage larvae (L1) which are called microfilariae from an infected host (usually domestic dogs or wild canids such a coyotes, foxes and wolves). The first stage larvae will then […]

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Welcomes Dr. Erica Caldwell

February 2, 2018

Please join us in welcoming Dr. Erica Caldwell to the Ridge Lake Animal Hospital Family!A little bit about Dr. Caldwell:Dr. Caldwell grew up in South Carolina and went to college at Purdue University. She completed a Masters Degree in Marine Ecology in Woods Hole, MA through a Boston University program. She worked as an ecologist […]

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Ridge Lake Open House

October 20, 2017
Come out on Sunday, October 22 to Ridge Lake Animal Hospital from 1:00-4:00pm for an exciting day filled with food and refreshments, family fun, contests and prizes, face painting, and more! Some of the activities include: -Bounce House -Hand-Drawn Animal Portraits -Hospital Tour w/Information Stations -Adoptable Animals -Professional Photography With Your Animals -$30 Microchipping (a [...]

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H3N2 Canine Influenza Alert

June 28, 2017
H3N2 Canine Influenza Alert To Our Valued Clients: Recently there has been a marked increase in the number of cases of canine H3N2 flu diagnosed in Florida. Canine flu is a HIGHLY contagious virus that spreads rapidly and can lead to serious complications if your dog is unvaccinated or not current on vaccines. Dogs most [...]

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May 17, 2017
By Dr. Rhonda Pierce One of my favorite things about spring and summer is good weather to be outside walking and hiking with my dog Titan. Not that we don't hike year round, but it's easy to get out when it's sunny and warm. But, there is definitely one part of being outside that I [...]

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Pet Obesity

March 9, 2016

Did you know that obesity is not just an epidemic in humans but also in pets? According to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention (APOP), over 57% of dogs and 52% of cats are obese and these numbers are on the rise. Much like humans, obesity in pets can lead to diabetes, heart disease, osteoarthritis, […]

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Foods to Avoid Giving Your Dog

January 18, 2016

September is National Food Safety Month. Like cats and humans, certain foods can be toxic to dogs. While cats and dogs share many food toxicities, here is dog-specific and alphabetic list of the foods you should avoid giving your dog. Alcohol: Dogs are far more sensitive to alcohol than humans are. Just a little bit […]

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Foods to Avoid Giving Your Cat

January 4, 2016

September is National Food Safety Month. Just like people can’t eat everything they come across, cats can’t either. In fact, many human foods are toxic for cats. See the alphabetic list below for the foods you should avoid giving your cat. Alcohol: Alcohol has the same effect on a cat’s brain and liver as it […]

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How to Train Your Dog

November 24, 2015

Sit. Stay. Now read. Learning how to train your dog can take a lot of time and sometimes it even seems like you’re not making any progress. But what if that’s because you’re not doing it in the best way possible? Dogs thrive from positive reinforcement. That is, if they do something right or well, […]

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How to Check Your Pet for Ticks

October 7, 2015

I went for a walk with my pet. Now what?  Check your pet for ticks! The warm summer months means spending more time outside and unfortunately, ticks. Many ticks are co-infected, meaning that they carry more than one disease, including Lyme disease. Did you know that only about 5% of dogs exposed will develop symptoms […]

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