Welcome to Palisades Veterinary Clinic
Full In House and Online Pharmacy!
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Clinic Hours

Mon-Thur 7:30AM to 7PM
Fri 7:30AM to 6PM
Sat 9AM to 3PM
Sun 9AM to 12PM

Location and Contact

5138 MacArthur Blvd NW
Washington, DC 20016
(202) 363-1316

Visit Our Online Pharmacy!

We have a full pharmacy and can accommodate any request. Is your pet difficult to medicate? We carry liquid, trans-dermal, traditional pills/capsules, and generics. Want to order medications online and have them mailed to you? Use our online pharmacy, Vetcentric, with this link: Palisades Veterinary Clinic's Online Pharmacy

Click Here if you would like to request a prescription refill for your pet. Click Here to learn how to save money on Rimadyl, Simparica, and Revolution.

Comprehensive Veterinary Care

Our commitment is to provide quality veterinary care throughout the life of your pet. Click here to learn more about our variety of medical services.

Pet Grooming

We offer professional grooming services Monday through Friday! Click here to learn more!


In the event of an emergency during our normal office hours, we ask that you call ahead if possible and proceed directly to our clinic. Click here for additional information.

Cat Boarding

We offer boarding for our cat patients. Our technician will look in on these boarders twice daily and on the weekends and holidays!

Health Certificates

Traveling domestically or internationally? Check with our veterinarians for all of your travel needs!

Sign Up For The FREE Vitus Vet service To Manage Your Pet's Health Care!
The Vitus Vet service is a free, secure, online service that gives any pet owner access to their pet's health and medical records. Start signing up now!

  • Access your pet’s health exam summaries & discharge instructions
  • Access your pet’s laboratory results, prescription history, and X-rays
  • Access information from your pet’s doctor
  • Review upcoming vaccine and other preventive health recommendations
  • Set up vaccine reminder push notifications to your smartphone or tablet

Meet Our Veterinarians

Who Are We

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Palisades Vet Clinic is a full-service small animal veterinary hospital. The facility includes a fully-stocked pharmacy, surgery suite, in-house x-ray, a closely monitored hospitalization area, and boarding for cats, with an outdoor yard for walking hospitalized dogs. We provide a broad spectrum of diagnostic procedures through in-house testing and the use of external laboratories.


We are proud to offer a wide-variety of top quality preventative care services such as Vaccinations, Nail Trims, Heartworm Prevention, Fecal Parasite Screens, Puppy and Kitten Packages and Packages for Senior Pets

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Palisades Veterinary Clinic has both full body and dental radiography. Radiographs are invaluable to help us determine what may be going on inside your pet.

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Dr Alex Fischer is trained in the use of veterinary acupuncture and Chinese herbs to treat many health problems in pets. This medical treatment achieves its effect through the manipulation of an animal’s Qi (pronounced Chee). Qi can be described as the life force of the body. When an animal is healthy, Qi moves freely; when the flow of Qi is interrupted, the balance of yin and yang is upset, and symptoms of disease may occur.

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We perform routine surgeries such as spays and neuters or minor soft tissue surgeries, such as mass/tumor removals, “cherry eye” repair, eyelid tumor removals, and dewclaw removal and declaws.

We also utilize an on-call, mobile veterinary surgeon to perform more complicated or orthopedic procedures. In this way we can accomplish ACL repairs (knee repair surgery), TPLO procedures, splenectomy, large or intra-abdominal tumor removal, amputations and fracture repairs.

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We perform routine surgeries such as spays and neuters or minor soft tissue surgeries, such as mass/tumor removals, “cherry eye” repair, eyelid tumor removals, and dewclaw removal and declaws.

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Our clinic offers in-house dental prophylaxis procedures to clean your pet’s teeth.

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Before coming in for your pet’s physical exam for travel, please carefully review our checklist of items to ensure you are prepared for the visit.

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We offer boarding and monitoring for our cat patients, which is especially helpful for diabetic cats receiving insulin, or cats requiring medication, subcutaneous fluid administration, or monitoring for a medical condition.

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We offer professional grooming services Monday through Friday. Grooming includes a nail trim and ear cleaning.

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