Loving Touch Animal Hospital has had a lot of growth in the last year and continues to grow. In Oct 2018, the original owner passed away suddenly, leaving the future of LTAH unknown. After a lot of soul searching, the Doctors and Practice Manager knew that Loving Touch Animal Hospital had an important roll in the community and knew that roll needed to continue, so they took over ownership. Many changes have occurred since then and many more are planned in the future so that LTAH can be there for our patients, friends, and community. Loving Touch Animal Hospital wants to be there for you, helping provide the health care your pet deserves. We also want to be there for the community by assisting organizations like Saint Seton’s Orphaned Animals, Stafford County Animal Shelter, Animal Welfare League of Alexandria and even support our non-veterinary community like the Stafford High school’s Players.
At Loving Touch Animal Hospital, we work to be the most trusted and respected pet care provider in our community by administering the best possible medical care and giving outstanding customer service to every patient and every client during every visit. Our mission is to partner with our clients to nurture and preserve the human-animal bond while providing excellent veterinary service. We utilize the highest standard of care and stay abreast of the most recent advancements in our field.
We aim to educate our clients about the roles they play in keeping their pets healthy and happy.
Dr. Laura, our Medical Director, was raised on a farm just outside of the Charlottesville area. She worked at a veterinary clinic in the area before heading off to college. Dr. Laura graduated Cum Laude from Vanderbilt University where she majored in Molecular and Cellular Biology with a minor in Spanish. Dr. Laura graduated from Colorado State University Veterinary School. Dr. Laura has an interest in feline medicine and surgery, as well as laser surgery and therapy. She is working toward a certification in acupuncture. Dr. Laura is married and has several feline kids.
Dr. Hong pursued a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology at the University of Maryland and graduated from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2006. She is an active member of the American Veterinary Medical Association with experience in emergency medicine and surgery. Her professional interests include soft tissue surgery and small animal medicine. When she is not busy caring for her furry, four legged patients, Dr. Hong loves to immerse herself in DIY (do-it-yourself) projects. She has an addiction to Pinterest, which keeps her mind swirling with new ideas for interior design and decor. She loves spending time with her own babies: 5 dogs and 2 cats! She also enjoys gardening. Dr. Hong works with our hospital part-time in surgery.
Loving Touch Animal Hospital works with animal charities and shelters to provide low income communities with affordable spay/neuter surgery. We believe this is important because spaying and neutering improves the pet’s overall health and it keeps unwanted pets out of our shelters. Our hospital also offers discounted services to animal welfare organizations and shelters to give homeless animals a new leash on life.