Compassion Animal Hospital

★★★★☆
  • 11088 Marsh Rd

    Bealeton, VA 22712

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  • 540-439-9016

About Compassion Animal Hospital

Hours
Mon-Tue 8:30am-7pm, Thu 8:30am-7pm, Wed 8:30am-5pm, Fri 8:30am-5pm, Sat 8:30am-1pm

Pets & Animals

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I have been bringing my pets to Compassion Animal Hospital for over 15 years and have only great things to say about them. Once when my cat was sick after hours Dr. Gibson was the only doctor in the whole area on call. She is wonderful. I would highly recommend this practice.

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I have been bringing my pets to Compassion Animal Hospital for over 15 years and have only great things to say about them. Once when my cat was sick after hours Dr. Gibson was the only doctor in the whole area on call. She is wonderful. I would highly recommend this practice.

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Compassion Animal Hospital offers excellent care with professional, caring, knowledgeable doctors. Our 2 dogs get into everything and have some age-related issues and I love how the doctors always review all the options with me so I can make an educated decision on care for my furry kids. I just spoke with Dr. Gibson yesterday about vaccines and dental issues for my Collie and Lab and she let me know the various options available for their care. I love this place and my pups will always go here!

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★★★★★

Compassion Animal Hospital offers excellent care with professional, caring, knowledgeable doctors. Our 2 dogs get into everything and have some age-related issues and I love how the doctors always review all the options with me so I can make an educated decision on care for my furry kids. I just spoke with Dr. Gibson yesterday about vaccines and dental issues for my Collie and Lab and she let me know the various options available for their care. I love this place and my pups will always go here!

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One of the doctors that works there should really retire...I have heard horror stories about what she's misdiagnosed. They can't get you in when you need to get in (even for an emergency). And when you do have an appointment, you have to wait forever and then barely have time with the doctor. We are going elsewhere now and are much, much happier.

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One of the doctors that works there should really retire...I have heard horror stories about what she's misdiagnosed. They can't get you in when you need to get in (even for an emergency). And when you do have an appointment, you have to wait forever and then barely have time with the doctor. We are going elsewhere now and are much, much happier.

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Dr. Gibson and Thayer became our dog Scoobie's docs at age 5 weeks in 1994. They were so compassionate to his hyperness when he visited them. They kept him healthy for 16 years. We were excited when he hit age 16 in August 2010. Unfortunately he developed some sort of spinal nerve problem. Dr. Gibson was honest with us and even teared up herself. Yesterday at 3:30 pm on a Sunday Dr. Gibson came to our home and put our doggie to rest with us right next to him. She's the best. I think Scoobie was the oldest dog in their practice that they had cared for the longest.

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★★★★★

Dr. Gibson and Thayer became our dog Scoobie's docs at age 5 weeks in 1994. They were so compassionate to his hyperness when he visited them. They kept him healthy for 16 years. We were excited when he hit age 16 in August 2010. Unfortunately he developed some sort of spinal nerve problem. Dr. Gibson was honest with us and even teared up herself. Yesterday at 3:30 pm on a Sunday Dr. Gibson came to our home and put our doggie to rest with us right next to him. She's the best. I think Scoobie was the oldest dog in their practice that they had cared for the longest.

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We have been going to Compassion Animal hospital for 11 years, Dr Gibson and the rest of the team are some of the best vets we have ever used.

They are reasonably priced (we have paid far more at local offices), care for the pets and always give owners ALL the options, answer all questions honestly and then wait for the owner to tell them what direction to go.

They have cared for 4 of our dogs, two became very sick and got outstanding care here. They truly saved the life of a third rescue dog of ours by identifying two illnesses that a rescue vet totally missed, with proper treatment now her life expectancy should be very normal. Our 4th dog is a handful to manage, but behaves perfectly for them. I like to think that dogs know who to trust.

Now I am not worried about where to save a few pennies on a prescription, we get a lot of meds from Compassion and I have compared prices... It is pennies you may save elsewhere.

I want a doctor I can trust, treatment that is effective, I want to have input in the care of our dogs and I want to have access when needed.

We have called Dr Gibson in some night time and weekend emergencies (or what we thought might be) and she has always interrupted her personal family time to call back and deal with our concerns. We have NEVER had that kind of access anywhere else.

5
★★★★★

We have been going to Compassion Animal hospital for 11 years, Dr Gibson and the rest of the team are some of the best vets we have ever used.

They are reasonably priced (we have paid far more at local offices), care for the pets and always give owners ALL the options, answer all questions honestly and then wait for the owner to tell them what direction to go.

They have cared for 4 of our dogs, two became very sick and got outstanding care here. They truly saved the life of a third rescue dog of ours by identifying two illnesses that a rescue vet totally missed, with proper treatment now her life expectancy should be very normal. Our 4th dog is a handful to manage, but behaves perfectly for them. I like to think that dogs know who to trust.

Now I am not worried about where to save a few pennies on a prescription, we get a lot of meds from Compassion and I have compared prices... It is pennies you may save elsewhere.

I want a doctor I can trust, treatment that is effective, I want to have input in the care of our dogs and I want to have access when needed.

We have called Dr Gibson in some night time and weekend emergencies (or what we thought might be) and she has always interrupted her personal family time to call back and deal with our concerns. We have NEVER had that kind of access anywhere else.

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I've been going to Compassion for about six years now. They're a small place and can easily be overwhelmed with just a few dogs or cats. Everyone there is nice easy to talk to, however their medical care is far from top notch. I wouldn't take a pet there for any kind of serious injury or major surgery but for smaller things they're fine.

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★★★☆☆

I've been going to Compassion for about six years now. They're a small place and can easily be overwhelmed with just a few dogs or cats. Everyone there is nice easy to talk to, however their medical care is far from top notch. I wouldn't take a pet there for any kind of serious injury or major surgery but for smaller things they're fine.

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I brought my pets to Compassion Animal Hospital for 15 years; from cats to rabbits, and even hamsters! For those of us in Fauquier County, Compassion is usually our only option, so most of us go there not by choice, but by necessity.

I remember as a little girl having a problematic litter of dwarf hamsters that all developed tumors, and we brought about half of them in to be humanely euthanized. They were kind enough to give us a discount for the last few hamsters we brought in to make the tough time a little bit easier. They even sent the hamsters back in their own little boxes (at our request) so I could bring them home and have little funerals for each of them.

My two most recent experiences at Compassion were when I put my cat Meg to sleep, and when I brought in a stray kitten (who I later named Kaida) in for his initial visit.

Meg had a condition that we hadn't noticed until too late... so I had to make the tough choice to put her to sleep. They gave me the choice to either inject her directly with the drug and bring her into the back room, or to inject her in the stomach and let her go peacefully in my arms. I elected to inject the drug into her stomach so she would be with me in my arms in her last moments. The doctors were VERY compassionate and VERY accommodating for the extra time I took to say goodbye to my Meg. I even received a beautiful card a few weeks later from the office where they said they were sorry for my loss, but that Meg was in a better place and her suffering was over. It was so thoughtful and really comforted me after my loss.

The stray kitten who I later named Kaida had wandered onto our porch and I decided to make him a part of our family. I brought him into the vet for his initial examination, and everything went off without a hitch. That is, until we tried to determine his gender. Although I call Kaida a "he" it turns out he's really a hermaphrodite and has both sets of genitalia. I was surprised to say in the least, but the doctors explained everything to me. However, in order to get him spayed/neutered, since it would be more of an exploratory surgery than anything, would cost around $300 whereas a normal spay costs around $90. Because Compassion is a small-town veterinarian, they have not had extensive experience with hermaphrodites. $300 was a bit too much for me, so I spoke with the Richmond SPCA about spaying/neutering Kaida. Richmond requested that I fax over the notes that the vets at Compassion had taken on his initial examination, and upon request Compassion faxed them over without delay or complaint.

Compassion is fairly expensive, but it's a price I am more than willing to pay for the quality care of my pets, especially since it's one of the only options in the area.

The office itself is clean and organized, and there are two doors once you enter the office for cats and dogs to be separated. Receptionists come and go, but generally they are very polite and often show a friendly interest in your pets.

I would recommend Compassion Animal Hospital to anyone in the Bealeton/Remington/Opal/Catlett area. You have to realize that the cost of traveling out of the way may just equal that of the cost you'll be paying at Compassion, and Compassion WILL take good care of your pets (and you).

PROS: Friendly staff, clean office, consideration for you and your pets. Quality care for all!

CONS: Expensive. Items you buy at the office can be bought elsewhere for MUCH cheaper.

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★★★★☆

I brought my pets to Compassion Animal Hospital for 15 years; from cats to rabbits, and even hamsters! For those of us in Fauquier County, Compassion is usually our only option, so most of us go there not by choice, but by necessity.

I remember as a little girl having a problematic litter of dwarf hamsters that all developed tumors, and we brought about half of them in to be humanely euthanized. They were kind enough to give us a discount for the last few hamsters we brought in to make the tough time a little bit easier. They even sent the hamsters back in their own little boxes (at our request) so I could bring them home and have little funerals for each of them.

My two most recent experiences at Compassion were when I put my cat Meg to sleep, and when I brought in a stray kitten (who I later named Kaida) in for his initial visit.

Meg had a condition that we hadn't noticed until too late... so I had to make the tough choice to put her to sleep. They gave me the choice to either inject her directly with the drug and bring her into the back room, or to inject her in the stomach and let her go peacefully in my arms. I elected to inject the drug into her stomach so she would be with me in my arms in her last moments. The doctors were VERY compassionate and VERY accommodating for the extra time I took to say goodbye to my Meg. I even received a beautiful card a few weeks later from the office where they said they were sorry for my loss, but that Meg was in a better place and her suffering was over. It was so thoughtful and really comforted me after my loss.

The stray kitten who I later named Kaida had wandered onto our porch and I decided to make him a part of our family. I brought him into the vet for his initial examination, and everything went off without a hitch. That is, until we tried to determine his gender. Although I call Kaida a "he" it turns out he's really a hermaphrodite and has both sets of genitalia. I was surprised to say in the least, but the doctors explained everything to me. However, in order to get him spayed/neutered, since it would be more of an exploratory surgery than anything, would cost around $300 whereas a normal spay costs around $90. Because Compassion is a small-town veterinarian, they have not had extensive experience with hermaphrodites. $300 was a bit too much for me, so I spoke with the Richmond SPCA about spaying/neutering Kaida. Richmond requested that I fax over the notes that the vets at Compassion had taken on his initial examination, and upon request Compassion faxed them over without delay or complaint.

Compassion is fairly expensive, but it's a price I am more than willing to pay for the quality care of my pets, especially since it's one of the only options in the area.

The office itself is clean and organized, and there are two doors once you enter the office for cats and dogs to be separated. Receptionists come and go, but generally they are very polite and often show a friendly interest in your pets.

I would recommend Compassion Animal Hospital to anyone in the Bealeton/Remington/Opal/Catlett area. You have to realize that the cost of traveling out of the way may just equal that of the cost you'll be paying at Compassion, and Compassion WILL take good care of your pets (and you).

PROS: Friendly staff, clean office, consideration for you and your pets. Quality care for all!

CONS: Expensive. Items you buy at the office can be bought elsewhere for MUCH cheaper.

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I had a little beagle mix that had gotten hit by a car. I knew that at least his back leg was broke and possible internal injuries. I call Compassion cause they were the closest place. This was about 10am on a Thursday. I told them he had been hit by a car and had at least the broken leg. I was told that the next appointment they had was at 3pm. I once again explained to them he had just been hit and was in lots of pain. I was told that was the only appointment they had. I could not believe this. I will NEVER take another animal there. Certainly uncaring not only for the family who is watching the dog in pain, but also for the dog who is in pain.

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I had a little beagle mix that had gotten hit by a car. I knew that at least his back leg was broke and possible internal injuries. I call Compassion cause they were the closest place. This was about 10am on a Thursday. I told them he had been hit by a car and had at least the broken leg. I was told that the next appointment they had was at 3pm. I once again explained to them he had just been hit and was in lots of pain. I was told that was the only appointment they had. I could not believe this. I will NEVER take another animal there. Certainly uncaring not only for the family who is watching the dog in pain, but also for the dog who is in pain.

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I have heard many complaints about Compassion, but almost all of them have to do with price. Even on this count, I have to differ, as I have used plently of other vets, and this practice is more reasonable than most. They always have time for emergencies, and are more than willing to go the extra mile to help and ailing animal. The complaints about the office staff are amusing, as most of the office staff has been around for years. A few of the part-timers have rotated out quickly, but the core people have stuck it out. This point is ultimately irrelevant, as I don't think the quality of office staff has anything to do with the quality of care provided by the doctors. Having said this, all of the staff, from receptionists and techs to the doctors themselves have been exemplary and I will continue to bring all of my animals and rescues to them for care.

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★★★★★

I have heard many complaints about Compassion, but almost all of them have to do with price. Even on this count, I have to differ, as I have used plently of other vets, and this practice is more reasonable than most. They always have time for emergencies, and are more than willing to go the extra mile to help and ailing animal. The complaints about the office staff are amusing, as most of the office staff has been around for years. A few of the part-timers have rotated out quickly, but the core people have stuck it out. This point is ultimately irrelevant, as I don't think the quality of office staff has anything to do with the quality of care provided by the doctors. Having said this, all of the staff, from receptionists and techs to the doctors themselves have been exemplary and I will continue to bring all of my animals and rescues to them for care.

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I have been taking my pets to Compassion Animal Hospital since 1991 and am very pleased with the care and compassion shown to my pets. They have late hours and Saturdays, a doctor on call after hours and will even make a house call if I need one. All the doctors seem nice but Dr. Gibson is exceptionally kind and competent. I would highly recommend this hospital for your pets needs.

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★★★★★

I have been taking my pets to Compassion Animal Hospital since 1991 and am very pleased with the care and compassion shown to my pets. They have late hours and Saturdays, a doctor on call after hours and will even make a house call if I need one. All the doctors seem nice but Dr. Gibson is exceptionally kind and competent. I would highly recommend this hospital for your pets needs.

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The Doctors are very good and do seem to care. However, the office is run very badly. For example when we had one of our dogs fixed I called ahead to find out the cost. They told me it would be $162.00 plus tax and a $19 heartworm test. So I scheduled. When I was given the bill it was over $280.00!!! They had many extra charges that were never mentioned previously. Another issue is trying to obtain prescriptions. They will not give permission to order online unless you sign a waiver which is very broad. They require that you buy it through them. This is not only inconvenient, but they are much more expensive then 1800Petmeds. There reasoning is that they could not guarantee the medicine you would be purchasing. Well I am sure that a company like 1800petmeds would not sell 'bad' medicine. Overall I am looking for another vet I would not recommend.

PROS: Great Doctors
CONS: Not upfront with costs. Prescriptions only from them.

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★★☆☆☆

The Doctors are very good and do seem to care. However, the office is run very badly. For example when we had one of our dogs fixed I called ahead to find out the cost. They told me it would be $162.00 plus tax and a $19 heartworm test. So I scheduled. When I was given the bill it was over $280.00!!! They had many extra charges that were never mentioned previously. Another issue is trying to obtain prescriptions. They will not give permission to order online unless you sign a waiver which is very broad. They require that you buy it through them. This is not only inconvenient, but they are much more expensive then 1800Petmeds. There reasoning is that they could not guarantee the medicine you would be purchasing. Well I am sure that a company like 1800petmeds would not sell 'bad' medicine. Overall I am looking for another vet I would not recommend.

PROS: Great Doctors
CONS: Not upfront with costs. Prescriptions only from them.

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We travel all the way from Manassas to see Dr. Gibson. She is an excellent, knowledgeable vet who has my complete trust when it comes to my animals.

We have been taking our pets to see her for two years---ever since our regular vet told us our elderly dog needed expensive surgery for bladder stones. We decided we wanted a second opinion and Dr. Gibson was recommended to us by several of our friends. She tested our dog and found that she had the type of bladder stones that were dissolvable by using a special diet. Much cheaper and less traumatic than surgery!

When we had to have this dog put to sleep due to advanced arthritis and dementia, the staff was very compassionate towards me and Dr. Gibson was a great comfort to me. If you want a vet who is honest, will be up-front with you and yet compassionate, this is the place to go. If you want someone to hold your hand and talk to you like a two-year-old then go somewhere else.

PROS: Honesty, excellent veterinary medicine, compassionate care.
CONS: None.

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★★★★★

We travel all the way from Manassas to see Dr. Gibson. She is an excellent, knowledgeable vet who has my complete trust when it comes to my animals.

We have been taking our pets to see her for two years---ever since our regular vet told us our elderly dog needed expensive surgery for bladder stones. We decided we wanted a second opinion and Dr. Gibson was recommended to us by several of our friends. She tested our dog and found that she had the type of bladder stones that were dissolvable by using a special diet. Much cheaper and less traumatic than surgery!

When we had to have this dog put to sleep due to advanced arthritis and dementia, the staff was very compassionate towards me and Dr. Gibson was a great comfort to me. If you want a vet who is honest, will be up-front with you and yet compassionate, this is the place to go. If you want someone to hold your hand and talk to you like a two-year-old then go somewhere else.

PROS: Honesty, excellent veterinary medicine, compassionate care.
CONS: None.

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I thought it was a good place, but the office staff changes almost weekly. There is a reason-people are not treated well there. They only happily take your money. I tried to order Insulin for my cat as they wanted too much money so I went to 1800PetMeds as there price was much better. The vet would not give authorization even after I signed a "waiver" releasing them of responsibility. They purposely delayed my order so now I have to mail it in before they can send my order. This was very spiteful in my opinion and we will be seeking better care for our dogs and cats.

PROS: Close by.
CONS: Far too many to list here.

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★★☆☆☆

I thought it was a good place, but the office staff changes almost weekly. There is a reason-people are not treated well there. They only happily take your money. I tried to order Insulin for my cat as they wanted too much money so I went to 1800PetMeds as there price was much better. The vet would not give authorization even after I signed a "waiver" releasing them of responsibility. They purposely delayed my order so now I have to mail it in before they can send my order. This was very spiteful in my opinion and we will be seeking better care for our dogs and cats.

PROS: Close by.
CONS: Far too many to list here.

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There are a few people that really care for animals. We have learned that one doctor in particular really has a love for animals and a kind way of treating them. Most others in this practice seem to care less. Everything there is always too busy. Business seems to come before the wellfare of the "patients" and often times I have been downright UNcomfortable with them handling our canine and feline babies. Their success may be their downfall. By being too busy and forgetting why they care for animals.

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★★☆☆☆

There are a few people that really care for animals. We have learned that one doctor in particular really has a love for animals and a kind way of treating them. Most others in this practice seem to care less. Everything there is always too busy. Business seems to come before the wellfare of the "patients" and often times I have been downright UNcomfortable with them handling our canine and feline babies. Their success may be their downfall. By being too busy and forgetting why they care for animals.

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