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McLean Animal Hospital

1330 Old Chain Bridge Rd
McLean, VA 22101703-356-5000
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Consumer Ratings for McLean Animal Hospital — 193 Ratings

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Consumer Comments for McLean Animal Hospital

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Consumer from Mc Lean, VA
Oct 12, 2018
Expensive, but worth it.
Consumer from MC LEAN, VA
Nov 21, 2017
They provide wonderful care for our dog - they are all very caring and compassionate, and provide detailed instructions when having to give medicine.
Consumer from FALLS CHURCH, VA
Oct 16, 2017
When my golden retriever reached the terminal stage of cancer and was in pain, I took him to McLean Animal Hospital to be euthanized. They did a terrible job! He did not have a peaceful death, and I still have horrific memories of what they did. I had previously taken 2 golden retrievers with advanced cancer to be euthanized at Southpaws in Fairfax and at Veterinary Internal Medicine Practice in Manassas, where both had peaceful deaths. I thought there was a standard protocol at all vet hospitals. No, the peaceful deaths were managed by putting in a catheter and using propofol which quickly sedated the dog; then they gave me a few minutes alone with the dog and waited till I was ready for them to inject the lethal drug that stops the heart. Instead of this sophisticated procedure, McLean Animal Hospital injected my dog with terazol -- I was startled and said "where is the catheter??" but it was too late. Another vet later told me this is an out-of-date approach. The Mclean Animal Hospital vet then left me alone with my dog, and I was horrified that he stumbled around and "fought" the anesthetic for several minutes . Finally I called for someone to give him a proper death with a catheter, and they brought in the catheter and the propofol. This was a traumatic ending for my dog, and a very sad, heart-breaking experience for me. I wrote a letter to the owner/head of the hospital, expressing outrage and grief, and he called me -- but he didn't "get" what the problem was! They then charged me for both drugs! I was really outraged at that and refused to pay for the first drug on the grounds that it was inappropriate and ineffective. I still have horrible memories of the experience, and I feel guilty that I did not take my dog to a hospital where he could have a peaceful death. I suppose they are still using that antiquated euthanasia method at McLean Animal Hospital.

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