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Pender Veterinary Centre

Choosing a Veterinarian

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Choosing the Right Veterinarian Matters.

Why Bring Your Pets to Pender?

For more than 50 years, Pender Veterinary Centre has been a place where pet owners bring their beloved animal friends to receive care from an established team of passionate, experienced veterinarians. Today, Pender stands out amongst other animal care centers for its 24-hour, round-the-clock veterinary care, and for setting the highest standards for all veterinary teams through our patient-centered model.

At Pender, we began with an uncompromising commitment to quality, and we have fought hard to provide unparalleled convenience and fair and aggressive pricing all at the same time. Simply put, we believe Pender Vet Animal Hospital is the best choice for pets and their owners living in the DMV area.

Here’s why…


Our Mission: We are dedicated to being a caring companion animal hospital. We promise to provide quality veterinary care, pet support services and education with compassion and integrity.

We know that everyone has a mission statement; sometimes they start to sound the same. But we take our mission seriously, and we’ve turned that mission into real-world advantages that merge quality with convenience and cost. We call this the Pender Advantage.


  • 30+ Highly Trained Veterinarians Across Three Clinics

    Your pet’s veterinarian is also your pet’s dentist, psychiatrist, cardiologist, radiologist, anesthesiologist, surgeon, ophthalmologist and much more. Choosing the right veterinarian matters! Browse our extensive staff of doctors to find the veterinarian who fits the needs of both you and your pet.

  • 24/7/365 Emergency Animal Hospital

    Your regular veterinary facility is also your 24-hour emergency facility. Emergency services are currently only offered at our Pender - Fairfax location.

  • 24 Hour On Call Support — 365 days a year!

    You don’t always know the severity of your pet’s issue. Sometimes you need to bring them in … sometimes you just need guidance. We have veterinarians & trained support-staff available 24 hours a day x 365 days a year to answer your questions and determine the right course of action.

  • On-site Lab

    Over 95% of our lab testing is managed in-house. Most of the time we have results ready the same day or up to 24 hours.

  • On-site Pharmacy

    Our on-site pharmacy has a wide range of medications and nutritional supplements stocked to meet your pet's medical needs.


We Promise that when you entrust your pet to our care, we will:

  • Do our best to provide compassionate, progressive, high quality care.

  • Give you honest medical advice on the best approach to diagnosing, treating, and maintaining your pet’s health (even if this means referring you another veterinarian).

  • Treat you and your pet with kindness and respect.

  • Make you feel like a part of our family.