Your Full-Service Family Veterinarian in Arlington, VA
At Heart + Paw, our veterinarians and staff have one goal: to provide everything your pet needs in one full-service space. Along with general medicine including routine wellness care, surgery, radiology, and dental care, we also conveniently offer dog daycare and grooming. We’re committed to ensuring quality veterinary services for your pet in an elevated, low-stress environment.
We’re here to be your partners in pet parenthood and treat your cherished companions like they’re our own. Heart + Paw empowers you to care for your pet so they can live their healthiest, happiest life.
Get to Know Your Ballston Quarter Heart + Paw Team
Meet your Arlington veterinarian Dr. Puentes and her wonderful team! They treat every pet as their own, and provide ongoing education and support for pet owners so they can give their companions the best care for a lifetime.
Dr. Aty Puentes obtained her DVM in 2003. She is fluent in English and Spanish.
in Arlington, VA
Our vets are excited to welcome you and your pet to the practice. Learn their names, faces, and how they set our hospital apart!
See Our Core Veterinary Services in Arlington, VA
Preventing illness and keeping pets healthy is our top priority, but we also go a step further by offering services to enhance quality of life and increase longevity. Our goal is to deliver a full spectrum of veterinary services in one convenient location here in Arlington, VA with compassion and expert skill.
Learn more about some of our primary veterinary care services below.
Wellness and Preventative Care
Wellness care is one of the most important areas of care we provide for your pet. It includes wellness exams, vaccines, pest prevention, and more. To make this care more affordable, we offer customized Prevention Plans for dogs and cats.
The best protection against harmful diseases can be achieved with vaccinations for your pet. We provide dogs and cats with their own vaccine schedules to ensure they safely receive the immunizations they need to avoid infection.
Pet Dental Care
Pet Dental Care
Contrary to popular belief, bad breath is not normal in pets. Our team provides professional cat and dog teeth cleanings and oral exams to protect your pet from dental disease, which can cause painful infection and systemic illness.
From routine spay and neuter surgeries to soft tissue and orthopedics, we offer a wide variety of procedures to treat injuries, prevent future health problems, and give your pet a better quality of life.
Our vet team uses in-house laboratory testing, ultrasound, and digital X-ray to screen your pet for a variety of underlying issues. This variety of tools makes it possible for us to develop a clearer and more complete picture of your pet’s condition.
We’re happy to provide cat and dog microchipping here at our hospital. You can make a separate appointment to have your pet chipped, or opt to have it done during their spay/neuter or teeth cleaning.
Our Featured Services
Need an Urgent Care Visit?
If your pet has an urgent but not life-threatening medical issue, you are welcome to walk in for an urgent care visit with one of our veterinarians. Please note that certain types of visits, such as routine wellness visits, should be made by appointment only, to allow for more time with your vet. Urgent care visits are also seen based on order of arrival and degree of urgency, so wait times will vary from case to case. We are grateful for your patience! If your pet has a medical emergency such as difficulty breathing, collapse, or serious trauma, please take them to the nearest ER.
Dog Grooming Services in Arlington, VA
Ballston Quarter Heart + Paw is lucky to have incredible pet grooming on site to pamper your pet and make them look and feel amazing. Your pup will be treated in a grooming environment that includes:
- Large windows so you can see your pet being groomed
- Low-stress hand drying techniques to keep your pet relaxed
- An easily accessible walk-in tub with a non-slip surface
- Quiet lift tables that will help your pet stay calm
Playing and socializing are as important to dogs as a balanced diet and routine checkups. Ballston Quarter Heart + Paw is home to a dog daycare center dedicated to bringing pets out of their shell and engaging in healthy activity while their owners are away.
Our spacious play area includes:
- Full windows for pet owners to watch their pets
- Full drainage system
- Daily sterilization to maintain a clean, healthy space
- Doggie toilets
- Exit baths available (so your pup is clean and refreshed when they get home)
Take a Tour
If you are driving
Parking is encouraged at the “Ballston Parking Garage” (700 N RANDOLPH ST) – once parked, enter into the mall and go down to M1 (in the mall). Turn right at the Capital One bank to go outside. Once outside, walk down the corridor to the very end, we are on the right! Parking is $1 for the first 3 hours.
Please call us if you need help.
We look forward to meeting you!