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Family Vet Hospital of Stone Ridge

Family Vet Hospital of Stone Ridge

24650 South Point Dr | Chantilly, VA 20152

Call 571-210-2457
Monday 7:30am - 7:00pm
Tuesday 7:30am - 7:00pm
Wednesday 7:30am - 7:00pm
Thursday 7:30am - 6:00pm
Friday 7:30am - 7:00pm
Saturday 8:00am - 1:00pm
Sunday Closed
  • advance surgery
  • companion therapy laser
  • rehabilitation
  • acupuncture
  • ultrasound
  • Animal Flea Control
  • Animal Microchipping
  • Emergency Veterinary Clinic
  • Holistic Veterinary Medicine
  • Small Animal Vet
  • Spaying/Neutering
  • Veterinarians
  • Veterinary Dentistry
  • Veterinary Euthanasia
  • Veterinary Medical Specialties
  • Veterinary Surgery
  • Veterinary Vaccinations
  • New Pet Initial Visit
  • Physical Exam
Description

Family Veterinary Hospital was built in 2008 by Dr. Chau to serve south eastern Loudoun, western Fairfax, and parts of Prince William County. Our clients often travel much further however, due to Dr. Chau’s loyal following who first got to know her when she was working in Maryland and the DC area as an independent doctor working at over 15 facilities after she first graduated.

Family Vet Hospital was built with the highest standards in mind which is why even after 12 years, many clients still comment that our facility is the nicest, quietest, cleanest and odor-free facility that they’ve experienced. We invested in costly high-quality seamless epoxy floors which do not accumulate contamination that is common in tile grouting. Similarly we purchased a separate AC and heating unit that allowed us to have separate ducting that keeps airborne contaminates from migrating throughout the hospital. We also use the highest quality charcoal filtering that improves our air quality, and in 2020 we installed 2 UVC shortwave sanitizing scrubbers to our air handling system for 100% coverage that kills bacteria and viruses (including airborne COVID 19.)

In addition to tremendous investments in facility, we made equally high investments in equipment, including human-quality ultrasound scanning equipment and digital xrays. This has helped clients and pets who don’t need multiple scans due to the high quality imaging we can get on the first scan or xray image taken. Many of our images are of such high quality that specialists can (and have) made diagnostics remotely. We have the highest speed internet access to our facility and are completely paperless so sharing patient records, xrays and even movies with specialists in the area or around the world is a daily activity of ours. Also we do not sell retail items, pet food, groom, board, and we maintain minimal pharmacy so our staff can focus on what we do best: delivering the highest-quality vet medicine that we would want for our own family members.

Illustrative of our commitment and passion to patient care, we have for years touted and still maintain a perfect record of having no patients dying under anesthesia, regardless of the complexity of the procedure. One rare tool in the veterinary profession that we have had for years is the tool that is so often touted as the difference between life-and-death in human patients who are battling COVID 19; that is, we own 3 mechanical ventilators and make their use mandatory for every anesthetic procedure we preform. Having no “accidental” deaths under anesthesia is nearly unheard of in the veterinary industry, and we believe that must change by leading by example.

We believe we provide superior quality care at competitive prices. We have more than 1,000 5-star reviews (https://local.demandforce.com/b/family-vet), have appeared in national magazines and newspapers, and are considered a benchmark on how high quality vet hospitals should be run (on paying a living wage to our staff, providing health and retirement benefits, promoting staff safety through smart infrastructure and machine-assisted lifting tables, etc.) Our staff receive a fixed salary and DO NOT get paid on commission unlike many vet hospitals in our area that have many doctors per clinic. Also, our staff have received pay increases every year since the year we opened. We are so proud of our business and are dedicated to operating as transparently as possible. We are regularly a highest-performer animal hospital by YELP and AngiesList, and Dr. Chau has been identified as one of the best veterinarians in Northern Virginia (as recently as 2020.)

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Dr. Chau performs heart echocardiograms and is a very skilled surgeon Dr. Chau performs heart echocardiograms and is a very skilled surgeon
We use the latest technology to minimize risk.  Here, a mechanical rebreather helps maintain proper oxygen levels while the pet receives a dental and an ultrasound exam. We use the latest technology to minimize risk. Here, a mechanical rebreather helps maintain proper oxygen levels while the pet receives a dental and an ultrasound exam.
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Bios
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Hanh Chau, DVM, CVA, CCRT

Hanh Chau, DVM, CVA, CCRT

Doctor Chau is a graduate of the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine (Virginia Tech). She has a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine.

Dr. Chau has also trained and been certified in Veterinary Accupuncture. She is also a certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist which she believes compliments both her surgical skills as well as her training in acupuncture therapy.

She has been in practice for 10 years in the DC metro area. She has substituted for board-certified specialists in the area, and has worked at some of the highest quality veterinary care facilities in Virginia and Maryland. In addition to her doctorate, she has pursued hands-on training in a variety of specialized skills, traveling to: Wisconsin, Colorado, Florida and New Jersey over the last 5 years to complement her veterinary medicine with:

Advanced Dentistry training in Florida
Echocardiograms by ultrasound in New Jersey
A multi-year course in acupuncture in Florida
A multi-year course in rehabilitation in Colorado and Florida
And endoscopy training in Illinois

Some of Doctor Chau's specialist rotations included:
Pender (VMRCVM)
Kaytee Avian Education Center (Wisconsin) - Externship program
Dr. Chau was awarded the “E.L. Stubbs” grant for research in avian medicine in 1998.
The Regional Veterinary Referral Center (Springfield)
Doctor Chau also received her certification in acupuncture through training in Florida over the course of a year:

Chi Institute of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (Florida)
Additional training that Doctor Chau has completed include:

Echocardiography: Diagnostics and Clinical Cardiography
Advanced echocardiography: Doppler and Hemodynamics
Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist
Ultrasonography: Basic and Advanced
The Veterinary Dental Education Center: Fundamentals and Surgical Courses
Endoscopy (Upper and Lower GI)
When she isn't helping your family, she enjoys spending time with her family of 3 boys, 3 cats, 1 dog and her husband.

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