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Veterinary Hospital Licensing

All facilities that provide any aspect of veterinary medical care must apply (Animal Facility Registration Application) 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 $117.00. Applicant(s) for licensure must be licensed veterinarian(s).

Licensed facilities provided 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

Capitol Hill Animal Clinic

1240 Pennsylvania Ave., SE

(202) 546-1972

City Paws Animal Hospital

1823 14th St., NW

(202) 232-7297

Collins Hospital For Animals

1808 Wisconsin Ave., NW

(202) 569-8830

Dupont Veterinary Clinic

2002 P St., NW

(202) 466-2211

Friendship Hospital for Animals

4105 Brandywine St., NW

(202) 363-7300

Georgetown Veterinary Hospital

2916 M St., NW

(202) 333-2140

National Capitol Area Spay & Neuter Center

1001 L St., SE

(202) 882-5837

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

Washington Animal Rescue League & Medical Center

71 Oglethorpe St., NW

(202) 726-2273

Washington Humane Society

7319 Georgia Ave., NW

(202) 723-5730

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

Contact Phone: 
(202) 535-2323
Contact Fax: 
(202) 442-4817
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