- Animal Flea Control
- Animal Microchipping
- Holistic Veterinary Medicine
- Small Animal Vet
- Veterinary Dentistry
- Veterinary Docking
- Veterinary Euthanasia
- Veterinary Medical Specialties
- Veterinary Surgery
Our practice philosophy is preventative health medicine which we individualize based on the animal's age and lifestyle. An annual examination is recommended for all patients. With the annual exam other preventative health measures are discussed based on the patient's needs.
Colonial Animal Hospital believes in lifestyle vaccinating. Vaccines are divided into core vaccines and optional vaccines. Optional vaccines are decided based on the pet's lifestyle. During the annual exam the patient's dental health is evaluated. We provide full service dentistries at Colonial Animal Hospital. Home care for the teeth is demonstrated at discharge. We can perform most necessary blood work in the hospital. Annual blood screening is recommended for all animals over 8 years of age. Other laboratory tests are sent out to a nationally recognized veterinary lab.
Colonial provides most routine surgical procedures for its patients. We use the safest anesthetic protocols available and customize them the patient's needs. Pain management protocols are incorporated into all surgical procedures. Colonial offers on site radiology and ultrasound. X-rays are taken and developed by our trained veterinary assistants. We provide the AVID microchip identification system to our clients. Medicated and regular baths are available for both dogs and cats. Colonial Animal Hospital offers a choice of 2 online pharmacies (Colonial Rx Online and VetStore) to our clients.
Dr. Roderick J. Hudson
Dr. Hudson graduated from Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1986. After practicing in New York City for 6 years, he relocated to Northern Virginia. In 2001, Dr. Hudson joined Colonial Animal Hospital and purchased the hospital with Dr. Fennell in 2005. Dr. Hudson, originally from Flushing, New York, lives in Arlington, Virginia and has two children.
Dr Corisse Vaughan
Dr. Vaughan graduated from Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1982. After graduation, she relocated to Northern Virginia where she has been an Associate Veterinarian at Colonial Animal Hospital ever since. Dr. Vaughan, originally from Elmira, New York, lives in Springfield, Virginia and is an avid horse lover.
Dr. Allison Fennell, DVM
Dr. Fennell graduated from Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1991. After graduation she completed her internship at Friendship Animal Hospital in Washington, DC, and went on to serve on the DC Board of Veterinary Examiners. In 1992 Dr. Fennell started practicing in Northern Virginia. She joined Colonial Animal Hospital in 2004 and purchased the hospital with Dr. Hudson in 2005. Dr Fennell originally from New Jersey, lives in Springfield, Virginia, has one son. She enjoys hiking, cycling and the outdoors.