Experienced Fairfax Vets
Taking care of animals is much more than a business at Little River Veterinary Clinic. For our Fairfax vets and team members, it’s a way of life. Our clinic has happily been serving the pets and people of our local community since 1961. Located in the heart of Fairfax City, we are proud to provide loving veterinary care in an environment where you and your animal companions are treated like members of our own family. We want you and your pet to feel at home from the moment you walk in the door.
We may have the word “clinic’ in our title, but we are so much more. We are a full-service animal hospital offering the very best care using state-of-the-art equipment. We utilize the latest technology to ensure that we provide the very best care to our precious patients. Some of the exceptional services that our Fairfax vets offer include:
- Annual wellness exams and preventative care
- Veterinary dentistry, including digital dental X-ray
- Grooming and boarding services
- Pet surgery
- Behavior consultations
- Diagnostic services (EKG, urinalysis, X-ray, ultrasound, etc.)
- …and more
Meet Our Fairfax Vets
Dr. Judy Downs is the owner and primary vet at Little River Veterinary Clinic. A native of Pennsylvania, she completed her degree in DVM at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine in 1987. Her specialties in veterinary medicine include surgery, ophthalmology, behavior, and emergency medicine. She moved to Virginia shortly after finishing veterinary school and practiced as an associate vet for 10 years before purchasing Little River Veterinary Clinic. She has been the proud owner of our practice since 1997. Now, Dr. Downs is joined by an entire team of dedicated animal care professionals.
If you’d like to learn more about our Fairfax vets, please feel free to explore our website, where you can read more about our story, see photos of our practice, and visit our online store. If you’d like to make an appointment, feel free to contact us 703-273-5110. We look forward to meeting you!
"The doctors follow up to make sure everything is going well after an appointment. Even in the darkest times they treat you like family. I will continue using Little River Vet as long as I have pets."