Village Veterinary Clinic (VVC) was established in 1985 as a satellite clinic to a larger area practice. At the time, Dr. John Lonam was working as a relief veterinarian. Impressed with Dr. Lonam’s veterinary knowledge and surgical skills, and cognizant of his well-established reputation in the veterinary community, VVC’s owner approached Dr. Lonam and his wife, Anne, with an offer to buy the practice. Knowing that the practice needed an overhaul, the Lonams felt their combination of experience and skills could fulfill the challenge and on July 1, 1987 – Dr. Lonam’s birthday – he and Anne took ownership of Village Veterinary Clinic.
Since then, VVC has established itself as a well-respected practice, perhaps best known for providing an honest opinion for an honest price. It is our commitment to provide high quality care throughout the life of each pet. Village Veterinary Clinic is a general small animal practice focusing mainly on the care of cats, dogs, rabbits, guinea pigs and other pocket pets. Our veterinarians are skillful in dealing with a broad range of issues. Our services and facilities are designed to assist in routine preventive care for young, healthy pets; early detection and treatment of disease as a pet ages; and complete medical and surgical care as necessary during a pet’s lifetime.
Many of our clientele have been with us from the beginning, and their children and pets have demonstrated the same loyalty. Our staff of skilled, caring veterinary professionals knows our clientele well and is dedicated to addressing the unique concerns of each pet and pet owner. We see our clients not as customers, but as part of our Village Vet family.
Village Veterinary Clinic is a primary care provider for the Fairfax County Police Canine Corps. The dogs we work with are primarily trained to sniff out criminals, drugs, and explosives, which involves very intensive training and 24/7 companionship with their handlers. Our responsibility is to keep these dogs in top working condition and be available at a moment’s notice should they become ill or injured. It has been an extremely rewarding experience for the doctors and staff to be an integral partner with the Canine Corps.
Additionally, Village Veterinary Clinic cares for a wide variety of wildlife, brought to us by county animal control officers, as well as private citizens and licensed wildlife rehabilitators.
At Village Veterinary Clinic, we love our community and strive to give back. We have partnered with many area rescue groups, providing wellness care, vaccinations, and surgical services to pets in foster care. We have supported athletic teams and events, school theatre and musical groups, all-night grad parties, shelter or rescue group fundraisers, donated goods and services for silent auctions, participated in community pot-luck dinners, and more.
In recent years Village Veterinary Clinic helped sponsor several international veterinary mission trips to Ecuador and the Dominican Republic. Dr. Lonam and Anne participated on each trip, along with a team of other veterinarians, technicians, and volunteers, to provide free medical and surgical care to pets and families who otherwise could not afford veterinary services.