• Blog
RSS Feed
  • National Dog Bite Prevention Week
    While there are 72 million good dogs in the United States, any dog can bite if it is frightened or feels threatened, even the family pet.  Unfortunately, children are most Read more
  • Armed Forces Day
    In recognition of Armed Forces Day tomorrow, May 21, 2011, the Birdneck Animal Hopsital would like to send out a heartfelt       THANK YOU   to all the men and women of our armed Read more
  • April 2011
    We are very excited about a new food that has become available from the makers of Hill's Science Diet. It has always been very frustrating to determine what the best Read more
  • A Happy Ending
    UPDATE to February 2011 Post:In February a young Lhasa Apso named Toby was recently presented to the Birdneck Animal Hospital with a severe deep infection of the skin over much of his Read more
  • Answer to Heartworm Question #1
    Question #1:  Are both dogs and cats susceptible to heartworm disease?Answer: YES. Most dog owners are well-aware of heartworm disease. Fido should be on heartworm prevention and tested yearly for infection. Read more
  • Birdneck Animal Hospital Wants to Hear From You
    Welcome back to our Birdneck Animal Hospital blog. We hope that you have been enjoying our posts about local happenings. We would like to tell you a little bit about Read more
  • Answer to Heartworm Question #4
    Question: If your pet has heartworms, you will see it in the stool.  True or False?Answer: FalseAlthough many internal parasites are found in the stool, heartworms are not. Heartworm disease is Read more
  • Answer to Heartworm Question #7
    Question: The monthly heartworm pill will protect your pet for the next month.  True or False?False. This is a tricky question.   Monthly heartworm pills do not linger Read more
  • Answer to Heartworm Question #6
    Question: Is an indoor pet at risk for contracting heartworm disease?Answer: YESIt takes only one mosquito to transmit this parasite. Have you ever seen a mosquito in your home? About Read more
  • Answer to Heartworm Question #5
    Question: Heartworm season is just in the summer.             True or False?Answer: FALSEThis is a common misperception. Mosquito season is heartworm season!    Following the calendar to predict heartworm Read more
  • Answer to Heartworm Question #3
    Question: Heartworms are not too serious.  They won't kill your pet. True or FalseAnswer: FALSEThousands of animals die every year in this country from heartworm disease. Many more survive, but Read more
  • Answer to Heartworm Question #2
    Question: Heartworm are spread from pet to pet by licking or other close contact - true or false?Answer: FALSEAlthough licking and close contact are common ways to transmit many parasites, Read more
    As a doctor registered with the Virginia Department of Health Professions, Dr. Johnson recently received the following warning that we would like to pass along to our clients. The health comissioner Read more
  • Answer to Heartworm Question #9
    Question: Is heartworm disease treatable?Answer: Once again, Yes and No are both correct.   In dogs, heartworm disease is treatable. However, treatment can be risky, and some dogs do Read more
  • Answer to the FINAL HEARTWORM Question # 10
    Question: Are heartworms similar in shape to rice or spaghetti?Answer: SpaghettiDisgusting, but true. Heartworms do resemble pasta. They are about a foot long, pale tan and spaghetti-like.    Read more
  • Answer to Heartworm Question #8
    Question: The signs of heartworm disease resemble that of heart failure - weakness, coughing, exercize intolerance. True or False?Answer: You are correct whether you answered true or false.   Read more


Find us on the map


8:30 am-8:00 pm


8:30 am-5:00 pm


8:30 am-5:00 pm


8:30 am-5:00 pm


8:30 am-5:00 pm


8:45 am-2:00 pm




Feedback from our clients

  • "Words can not begin to express our gratitude for the care you had given Hunter over the years. When his time came, he watched for you to come through the door and his tail showed his affection towards you. That was most comforting having you there. Thank you.""
  • ""Thank you so much for taking care of Maggie over the years. Y'all are the best and Dr. Johnson, you are the best vet in the world! God bless you all.""
    ~ J.D.
  • ""Your care for my beloved Mattie these last 10n years made her life, and mine much better….God bless each of you for all you did for us and I'm sure for all your other two and four legged patients.""
  • ""Thank you for saving my life." ~T.C."
  • ""I can not express how grateful I am for you and your staff… I appreciate everything you did in Beckham's treatment. He was so lucky to have such a wonderful doctor on his side. Thank you for all you do for the benefit of all our beloved pets.""
  • ""Dr. Johnson - There are no words that can truly capture your kindness.""
  • ""Thank you for the great care you took of Taco and the rest of our family. He is doing great now! He is enjoying running and playing with all four legs again.""
  • ""People who avail themselves of your services at the clinic certainly are blessed to have such a caring staff....bless you and your devoted staff.""
  • ""A sincere thank you for taking such good care of Dulce. We are so thrilled that she is back to her normal self. You gave her the support and care she needed in her darkest hours and kept us confident in her recovery.""
  • ""Just to say how much we appreciate all of you. You all are wonderful people. We feel blessed to have our beloved furry children in your care when they need it. Your professional knowledge and your acts of kindness have a beautiful act all it's own. You are a great vet, compassionate and everything good all in one. You are in our daily prayers.""
  • ""Thank you and all of your staff for the excellent care you gave to my wonderful Abbey, who was so much a part of the family. Thank you for all the advice and support you gave to me these last few months. I don't know how I would have gotten through this without your constant support. I will, and I have highly recommended you to family and friends, as I feel you are the best!""
  • ""Thank you for taking care of my kitty, Slingshot. He is feeling better and better. My Paw-Paw said that you took extra special care of him and I really appreciate it. So, thank you again for taking care of my cat.""
    ~T.B. (age 6)
  • ""Dr. Johnson, I don't know why you decided to move here from your home in New Jersey, but I absolutely believe it was so you could help me and Mickey. I know coming to someone's home is not what a typical veterinarian would do, but you are obviously an extraordinary man in a world filled with ordinary men….On top of that, your sensitive and wonderful handwritten note arrived and touched my heart…You are one of those quiet, unheralded champions who make life easier for everyone you touch.""
  • ""Thank you so much for taking care of Lola when she had her reaction, and your office was already closed. I know you took time away from yourself and your family and I really appreciate it.""
  • ""Thank you for giving me more time with my best friend. We are all so grateful.""
  • ""Thank you for all of your support for Maxine during her illness. All was very much appreciated and will always be remembered. I have related to all my friends of what a great doctor and staff at Birdneck Animal Hospital.""
  • ""Thank you for taking such good care of me over the last 4 years. I am doing well and both legs and feet feel great. You sis an awesome job on me Dr. Johnson, and I'm gonna have a great year this year and I hope to see you only for my check up. You guys are the best!""
  • "We can't thank you enough for the wonderful and loving care you gave to"Budkus" while he was in your care. He was so little and so sick and we were so scared for him. Each and every one of the staff members made us feel like we had the only dog in the world. Like nothing else mattered except getting "Budkus" well again. Our deepest gratitude to all of you for the excellent care and attention we received, for your encouragement, comfort, and understanding, and most importantly for saving his life! Thank you so much.""
    ~ J.,B.,C.