The Washington Animal Rescue League Medical Center provides veterinary care to dog and cat companion animals. Our medical team is experienced in a broad range of veterinary care, treating more than 5,000 client pets each year and our adoption center residents.
An added benefit to being a client with us is that using our veterinary services directly supports the rescue and care of homeless animals that we shelter and find homes for.
The medical center is by appointment only at this time and appointments are limited through the end of July 2016. Hours are Mon-Fri, 9am to 5pm.
Care for Shelter Animals
The Medical Center’s team of veterinarians, volunteer veterinary specialists, and technicians provide all medical care for the dogs and cats housed at our adoption center. Besides routine physical examinations, spaying and neutering, vaccinations, and dental work, the Medical Center may handle diseases such as parvovirus, distemper, and heartworm that are not regularly seen in private clinics. Partner shelters from across the region often transfer their sick and injured animals to WARL for treatment.
Care for Companion Animals of Income Qualified DC Residents
The Medical Center is the only local veterinary facility that offers discounted, full-service care to income-qualified residents of the District of Columbia; Calvert, Charles, Frederick, Montgomery, and Prince George’s counties in Maryland; Arlington, Clarke, Fairfax, Fauquier, Loudoun, Prince William, Spotsylvania, Stafford, and Warren counties in Virginia; the cities of Alexandria, Fairfax, Falls Church, Fredericksburg, Manassas, and Manassas Park in Virginia; and Jefferson County, West Virginia. To qualifiy, clients must have an income of $55,000 per year or less and be able to show a photo identification.
Without its help, the clinic’s clients might be unable to care for their animal companions when they became sick or injured. Each year, the Center treats about 5,000 income-qualified patients.
Spaying and Neutering Services
We recommend that dogs and cats over 6 months old be spayed or neutered.
We are pleased to offer discounted spay and neuter services to everyone regardless of income or residency at the National Capital Area Spay and Neuter Center located at 1001 L Street SE, Washington, DC 20003. Call for an appointment: 202-608-1356.
Click here for information on hours of operation, appointment making and prices.
Training for Veterinary Students
The Medical Center attracts dozens of senior veterinary students each year to train in shelter medicine under its veterinarians. Students come from as far away as California and overseas for the two- to three-week externships.
The Medical Center welcomes volunteers and veterinary students. For more information, read the Washington Animal Rescue League Veterinary Externship Program description or call 202-726-2273.