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Veterinary Hospital Licensing

All facilities that provide any aspect of veterinary medical care must apply for and maintain a valid license pursuant to the District of Columbia Municipal Regulations for Animal Facilities (17 DCMR 29). 

The District of Columbia’s Veterinary Medical Officer conducts initial and annual inspections of Veterinary Hospitals, as well as inspections following a complaint, as needed.

A new facility license cost $195.00 and the annual renewal fee is at a cost of $170.00. Applicant(s) for licensure must be licensed veterinarian(s). The facility owner/medical director must be a licensed veterinarian in the District. 

Licensed facilities provide a variety of services internally and to the public.  Contact each facility to learn what services they provide.  Licensed facilities in the District of Columbia are:

Animal Facility Name


Phone Number

Adams Morgan Animal Hospital

2112 18th St., NW

(202) 638-7470


Animal Clinic of Anacostia

2210 Martin Luther King Ave., SE

(202) 889-8900


Atlas Veterinary Clinic

1326 H St., NW

(202) 552-8600


Banfield Pet Hospital (Navy Yard)

1212 4th St SE, Suite 190

(202) 554-0925   Hospital Number: 5036


Banfield Pet Hospital (Uptown)

1700 Columbia Rd NW, Washington, DC 20009 (202) 299-9164

Capitol Hill Animal Clinic

1240 Pennsylvania Ave., SE

(202) 546-1972


City Paws Animal Hospital

1823 14th St., NW

(202) 232-7297


City Paws Animal Hospital (Uptown)

3513 Connecticut Avenue NW (202) 810-7297

Collins Hospital For Animals

1808 Wisconsin Ave., NW

(202) 569-8830


Dupont Veterinary Clinic

2002 P St., NW

(202) 466-2211


District Veterinary Hospital

3748 10th Street, NE

(202) 827-1230


District Veterinary Hospital (Eastern Market)

240 7th Street SE (202) 888-2090

Friendship Hospital for Animals

4105 Brandywine St., NW

(202) 363-7300


Georgetown Veterinary Hospital

2916 M St., NW

(202) 333-2140


Humane Rescue Alliance Medical Center

71 Oglethorpe St. NW

(202) 726-2273

P Street Pet Practice

34 P Street NE (202) 827-3790

Palisades Veterinary Hospital

5138 MacArthur Blvd., NW

(202) 363-7142


Petworth Animal Hospital

4012 Georgia Ave., NW

(202) 723-7142


Union Veterinary Clinic

609 2nd St., NE

(202) 544-2500


VCA/MacArthur Animal Hospital, Inc.

4832 MacArthur Blvd., NW

(202) 337-0120


To file a complaint or schedule an inspection, call (202) 535-2323.

Contact Phone: 
(202) 535-2323
Contact Fax: 
(202) 442-8117
Contact TTY: 
Contact Suite #: 
2nd Floor
Office Hours: 
Monday to Friday 8:15 am to 4:45 pm
Service Location: 

Health, Department of

GIS Address: 
899 North Capitol Street, NE