Get to know Paws, Purrs & Exotics Animal Hospital!
Hello, and thank you for your interest in our practice! We are happy to introduce ourselves and share a little bit about our history, our philosophy and our staff. Please give us a call if you have any questions. We would love to hear from you!
Drs. Nia Perkins and Elton Vyfhuis had a dream, to open an amazing small animal practice that provided care for not only cats and dogs, but pocket pets, birds, and exotics. Paws, Purrs & Exotics Animal Hospital opened its doors in the summer of 2009 in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia.
To build a bond of trust with every client, and to be the veterinary advocate for all pets we care for.
To help pet owners make sound medical decisions.
To keep our doctors and staff up-to-date on the latest standards of care, and to provide a toolbox of valuable resources for pet owners.
To strengthen the human-pet bond by ensuring the health and well being of our patients, and engage in open communication with their owners.
PPEAH Core Values
We will always practice ethical medicine.
We will have respect for all people and animals.
We will be empathetic to our clients and patients’ needs.
We will act in a professional manner at all times.
We will hold ourselves accountable for our actions.
We will work to keep our hospital clean, inside and out.
We will strive to be effective communicators and active listeners.
We promise to stay true to our values. Call us on it if we don’t!