About Us

Capital City Specialty & Emergency Animal Hospital was founded by local veterinary specialists dedicated to providing care to the pets, people and referring veterinarians of the National Capital Region and surrounding areas. Drs. Julius Liptak, Graham Thatcher and Andrew Lowe have been proudly serving the veterinary community of the National Capital Region for over 40 combined years. Together they founded Capital City Specialty & Emergency Animal Hospital in 2023 with the goal of improving access within their community to advanced veterinary care by bringing together cutting edge technology, leaders within their fields, highly trained team members, and an evidence-based approach to best medical practices.

Our Mission

To provide the highest level of care for animals in an optimal learning environment for our team members and referring veterinarians, with a focus on the development and success of the veterinary community.

Our Core Values

  • Community

    Working together in a collaborative and supportive environment

  • Education

    Sharing knowledge and experience amongst our team members and referring veterinarians

  • Medicine

    Practicing the highest quality, evidence-based veterinary medicine

  • Respect

    Instilling a culture of respect for our clients, one another, the profession, and one’s self

Video Tour

See the beginning of our journey and watch our hospital coming together

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Join Our Team

We are always looking for talented individuals to join our team.  Let us know if you are interested in learning more.