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About Us

Hoof and Paw Veterinary Services is proud to have served Loudoun County for over 25 years. 


As a family owned and operated hospital, we are dedicated to the continued education for all our team members to ensure your pet is receiving the most up to date, safe, and effective medical treatment options.

Our Vets

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Dr. Steven Velling, DVM

Owner, Small Animals

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Dr. Deanna Shenk, DVM

Equine Specialist & Small Animals

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Dr. Sarah Carter, DVM

Equine Specialist

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Dr. Alex Doran, DVM

Equine Specialist & Small Animals

Our Staff

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Hoof & Paw Veterinary Services is Fear-Free Certified

What is it and how does this affect me and my pet?

Fear free by definition is the concept of practicing veterinary medicine that involves the reduction of feelings of stress in our patients, which in return will result in a better, more positive experience for all involved. 

Why is this so important?

This approach replaces harsh restraints with gentle but effective control to minimize stress to each animal. Our team is trained to read a pet’s body language to better understand the pet’s communication and willingness to participate in an exam. 

At Hoof and Paw Veterinary Services we take pride in practicing a fear-free approach so you and your pet can count on a stress-free and positive visit each and every time.

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Easily request an appointment online, give us a call or use the PetDesk app to schedule your pet's visit today!

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