Capital Cat Clinic

★★★☆☆
  • 923 N Kenmore St

    Arlington, VA 22201

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  • 703-522-1995

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Capital Cat Clinic and the vets there took terrific care of my cat who has been an insulin dependent diabetic for 7 years.

They were extremely knowledgeable about feline diabetes and also treated my other cat who had a history of bladder stones.

They sent a condolence email to me when my second cat passed away finally of cancer and are very caring.

People are commenting on the high cost of care in the reviews.

The cost of care is high but this is the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area where things like vet care don't come cheap.

Plus, these vets are highly trained and knowledgeable so I found the cost to be worthwhile.

My diabetic cat is still going strong at 15 years and the other passed away at 14 years.

They also referred us successfully for the treatment of my diabetic cat's thyroid condition, which was corrected with I-131 therapy as well.

If I get another cat, I will bring him there for vet care and continue to bring my 15 year old cat there now.

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★★★★★

Capital Cat Clinic and the vets there took terrific care of my cat who has been an insulin dependent diabetic for 7 years.

They were extremely knowledgeable about feline diabetes and also treated my other cat who had a history of bladder stones.

They sent a condolence email to me when my second cat passed away finally of cancer and are very caring.

People are commenting on the high cost of care in the reviews.

The cost of care is high but this is the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area where things like vet care don't come cheap.

Plus, these vets are highly trained and knowledgeable so I found the cost to be worthwhile.

My diabetic cat is still going strong at 15 years and the other passed away at 14 years.

They also referred us successfully for the treatment of my diabetic cat's thyroid condition, which was corrected with I-131 therapy as well.

If I get another cat, I will bring him there for vet care and continue to bring my 15 year old cat there now.

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I would certainly not recommend Dr. Brown regardless of the positive reviews I see online. I had a cat with a tumor that underwent a front leg amputation followed by numerous chemo treatments. Dr. Brown was very supportive throughout much of this ordeal as long as I was bringing Clovis in for visits and paying his fees. After Clovis unexpectedly died in November 2009 I had sent him an email and a follow-up email. Dr. Brown didn't even have the decency to send a quick condolence note. Totally pathetic.

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I would certainly not recommend Dr. Brown regardless of the positive reviews I see online. I had a cat with a tumor that underwent a front leg amputation followed by numerous chemo treatments. Dr. Brown was very supportive throughout much of this ordeal as long as I was bringing Clovis in for visits and paying his fees. After Clovis unexpectedly died in November 2009 I had sent him an email and a follow-up email. Dr. Brown didn't even have the decency to send a quick condolence note. Totally pathetic.

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I completely agree with the posters that say it's too expensive. They make you pay $66 each time you visit (only to weigh the cat and look into it's eyes!) on top of any extra vet procedures. It's ridiculous! Even though the care is good, you get the feeling that they push extra, unnecessary, expensive pet exams on you.

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I completely agree with the posters that say it's too expensive. They make you pay $66 each time you visit (only to weigh the cat and look into it's eyes!) on top of any extra vet procedures. It's ridiculous! Even though the care is good, you get the feeling that they push extra, unnecessary, expensive pet exams on you.

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We moved to Arlington a year ago and have two cats.

Our experience with the Capital Cat Clinic has been very disappointing. Dr. Fernando is nice but the support staff have been atrocious. Our last vet was able to do everything necessary without freaking our cats out at all, but now they both get really skittish and freaked out. Our most recent two visits came after receiving a notification in the mail indicating that our cats were due for shots.

However when we showed up, both times, they told us that they actually didn't need the shots. For our older cat, today it was the FVRCP booster which they said, because of his age, they didn't recommend any more. I forget now what it was with our younger cat.

In general, with every visit, we have felt like they have tried to push unnecessary treatments, tests, and also unnecessary visits which they end up charging us $66 for taking their weight, looking at their ears and eyes, and feeling their stomachs.

We will be looking for a new vet for their next visits.

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We moved to Arlington a year ago and have two cats.

Our experience with the Capital Cat Clinic has been very disappointing. Dr. Fernando is nice but the support staff have been atrocious. Our last vet was able to do everything necessary without freaking our cats out at all, but now they both get really skittish and freaked out. Our most recent two visits came after receiving a notification in the mail indicating that our cats were due for shots.

However when we showed up, both times, they told us that they actually didn't need the shots. For our older cat, today it was the FVRCP booster which they said, because of his age, they didn't recommend any more. I forget now what it was with our younger cat.

In general, with every visit, we have felt like they have tried to push unnecessary treatments, tests, and also unnecessary visits which they end up charging us $66 for taking their weight, looking at their ears and eyes, and feeling their stomachs.

We will be looking for a new vet for their next visits.

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I have been going to Capital Cat Clinic for about a year with and I have been impressed by the service and care they have given my two kittens. It is pricey, but definitely worth it. I have so far liked all three doctors that I have seen there, including one doctor who recommended some holistic, natural remedies.

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★★★★☆

I have been going to Capital Cat Clinic for about a year with and I have been impressed by the service and care they have given my two kittens. It is pricey, but definitely worth it. I have so far liked all three doctors that I have seen there, including one doctor who recommended some holistic, natural remedies.

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I took my senior cat, Lydia, to Capital Cat for the last six years of her 17 year life. Dr. Brown is a brilliant diagnostician. He was thorough in his examinations and taught me how to care for Lydia's diabetes, her hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and other geriatric feline issues. His clinic is a small private feline-only clinic and therefore his prices might be slightly higher than a larger facility, but I am happy to pay a bit more to receive the personal care that his clinic and staff provide. Capital Cat is not an emergency clinic and clients are informed that for emergencies they will need to take their cats to an emergency clinic. (He recommends Southpaws for emergencies, and when I had to take Lydia there Dr. Brown worked closely with the Southpaws?? cardiologist to give Lydia the best of care.) His office is bright, clean and cheerful. He is dedicated to not only caring for cats, but educating cat owners as well. He and his staff are cat lovers ?? everyone there truly cares about their little four-paws patients. I highly recommend Capital Cat Clinic and have sent a number of my friends and neighbors there.

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★★★★★

I took my senior cat, Lydia, to Capital Cat for the last six years of her 17 year life. Dr. Brown is a brilliant diagnostician. He was thorough in his examinations and taught me how to care for Lydia's diabetes, her hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and other geriatric feline issues. His clinic is a small private feline-only clinic and therefore his prices might be slightly higher than a larger facility, but I am happy to pay a bit more to receive the personal care that his clinic and staff provide. Capital Cat is not an emergency clinic and clients are informed that for emergencies they will need to take their cats to an emergency clinic. (He recommends Southpaws for emergencies, and when I had to take Lydia there Dr. Brown worked closely with the Southpaws?? cardiologist to give Lydia the best of care.) His office is bright, clean and cheerful. He is dedicated to not only caring for cats, but educating cat owners as well. He and his staff are cat lovers ?? everyone there truly cares about their little four-paws patients. I highly recommend Capital Cat Clinic and have sent a number of my friends and neighbors there.

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I am giving Capital Cat two stars because my experiences with the vets were always fine.

However, I boarded my cat here on about 4-5 occasions and had a very negative experience which has caused me not to return. The last time I boarded my cat, when I picked him up I was informed that I would be incurring an additional charge (approximately $100) on top of the already hefty boarding fees, as they had had to "de-flea" my cat when he arrived. My cat is an entirely indoor cat, and has no exposure to other animals. I protested, but they were adamant that he'd had fleas when he arrived and insisted that I pay.

I have had pet cats since I was a child, including indoor/outdoor cats who had fleas at various points, and I know what flea bites and signs of fleas on a cat look like. My cat is groomed daily and I have never seen evidence of fleas on him - given that and the fact that he's an indoor cat with no access to other animals, there is no way he had fleas when he arrived. More likely, he acquired them (assuming he did and this wasn't entirely made up to get me to pay more) when I dropped him off - I was instructed to leave his carrier on the floor next to the reception desk and told that someone would bring him up to the boarding area shortly.

In retrospect, I should have protested more strongly, but I was already late for work and they were so adamant and kind of snotty about it that I just paid and resolved not to go back, which I haven't.

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I am giving Capital Cat two stars because my experiences with the vets were always fine.

However, I boarded my cat here on about 4-5 occasions and had a very negative experience which has caused me not to return. The last time I boarded my cat, when I picked him up I was informed that I would be incurring an additional charge (approximately $100) on top of the already hefty boarding fees, as they had had to "de-flea" my cat when he arrived. My cat is an entirely indoor cat, and has no exposure to other animals. I protested, but they were adamant that he'd had fleas when he arrived and insisted that I pay.

I have had pet cats since I was a child, including indoor/outdoor cats who had fleas at various points, and I know what flea bites and signs of fleas on a cat look like. My cat is groomed daily and I have never seen evidence of fleas on him - given that and the fact that he's an indoor cat with no access to other animals, there is no way he had fleas when he arrived. More likely, he acquired them (assuming he did and this wasn't entirely made up to get me to pay more) when I dropped him off - I was instructed to leave his carrier on the floor next to the reception desk and told that someone would bring him up to the boarding area shortly.

In retrospect, I should have protested more strongly, but I was already late for work and they were so adamant and kind of snotty about it that I just paid and resolved not to go back, which I haven't.

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I agree with the reviews that this clinic is very expensive. I was willing to pay the additional expense because I felt my cat was receiving good treatment. However, she became very sick, and I needed to get her in immediately to see a vet. I called and was told that the clinic had no appointments and could not accomodate me. I actually had to beg to even talk to the vet. I was leaving for Thanksgiving that evening and was desperate. The vet actually told me to take my cat on the flight with me. I was shocked! A sick cat on a plane???? I had been a loyal customer for seven years and had done all of the expensive treatments the vets there recommended. I was shocked that they treated me so poorly in time of need. I found another clinic that would take her. She had lung cancer and needed to be hospitalized. She would have died that day without being seen. I stay away from Capital Cat Clinic! They will take your money when it's convenient for them and leave you without options if your cat needs them.

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I agree with the reviews that this clinic is very expensive. I was willing to pay the additional expense because I felt my cat was receiving good treatment. However, she became very sick, and I needed to get her in immediately to see a vet. I called and was told that the clinic had no appointments and could not accomodate me. I actually had to beg to even talk to the vet. I was leaving for Thanksgiving that evening and was desperate. The vet actually told me to take my cat on the flight with me. I was shocked! A sick cat on a plane???? I had been a loyal customer for seven years and had done all of the expensive treatments the vets there recommended. I was shocked that they treated me so poorly in time of need. I found another clinic that would take her. She had lung cancer and needed to be hospitalized. She would have died that day without being seen. I stay away from Capital Cat Clinic! They will take your money when it's convenient for them and leave you without options if your cat needs them.

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Can't praise this clinic highly enough. After encountering poor care & poor service from several local clinics, I hauled my senior cats across the river to Capital Cat. The cats don't like the trip (nor do I), but the professionalism of this clinic is worth it. It's true -- they love cats! The staff's commitment to its work is evident in the care it provides. Very important -- they clearly stay current with changes and new developments in veterinary medicine, and they communicate with the pet owner. This factored largely in my decision to entrust my 19 yr old cat to them for dental surgery. I made a nuisance of myself with questions and worry, but they understood and were unbelievably patient. The cat did splendidly. I'm still amazed at the difference. I can think of very few vets with whom we would have taken the chance. None that we met, to date, in the DC area. My only question about this clinic is how do we lure it into moving across the river?

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★★★★★

Can't praise this clinic highly enough. After encountering poor care & poor service from several local clinics, I hauled my senior cats across the river to Capital Cat. The cats don't like the trip (nor do I), but the professionalism of this clinic is worth it. It's true -- they love cats! The staff's commitment to its work is evident in the care it provides. Very important -- they clearly stay current with changes and new developments in veterinary medicine, and they communicate with the pet owner. This factored largely in my decision to entrust my 19 yr old cat to them for dental surgery. I made a nuisance of myself with questions and worry, but they understood and were unbelievably patient. The cat did splendidly. I'm still amazed at the difference. I can think of very few vets with whom we would have taken the chance. None that we met, to date, in the DC area. My only question about this clinic is how do we lure it into moving across the river?

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I liked the owner and thought he was good. What turned me off was it looked like my expensive bills were being generated by their trendy interior decorating costs. I now go to Ballston Animal Clinic and love Jane Morse.

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I liked the owner and thought he was good. What turned me off was it looked like my expensive bills were being generated by their trendy interior decorating costs. I now go to Ballston Animal Clinic and love Jane Morse.

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The vets at capital cat clinic are wonderful. When we got our first kitten from a shelter we knew nothing about cats. We brought him to a random,overcrowded animal hospital for his first appointment and they were ok, but gave us, and our cat, very little time and attention. Capital cat clinic is the exact opposite-on our first visit with them they spent a very long time with us, and they stayed to give us a tour of their place and answer more of our questions. Anytime I have a question, the staff at the front desk are super helpful. They take great care of our cat

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★★★★☆

The vets at capital cat clinic are wonderful. When we got our first kitten from a shelter we knew nothing about cats. We brought him to a random,overcrowded animal hospital for his first appointment and they were ok, but gave us, and our cat, very little time and attention. Capital cat clinic is the exact opposite-on our first visit with them they spent a very long time with us, and they stayed to give us a tour of their place and answer more of our questions. Anytime I have a question, the staff at the front desk are super helpful. They take great care of our cat

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