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Medical Center Update

Due to unforeseen staffing constraints, HRA's Medical Center will be limiting available appointments. 

  • For new or updated vaccinations, we encourage pet owners to utilize HRA’s Walk In Vaccine Clinics
  • Medical Center clients with an exam on record within the last 12 months who are seeking care for their pet such as lepto vaccine boosters, heart worm tests, and other services that do not require a veterinarian, may call the Medical Center to inquire about scheduling a standard technician appointment.
  • Scheduled appointments with a veterinarian will be limited in the month of August.
  • For those seeking surgical services, we will be offering limited spay/neuter surgeries in August, and hope to return to a more robust schedule in September. 


Medical Center: Hours & Information

The Medical Center, located at 71 Oglethorpe St. NW, is open to the public, by appointment only at the days and times listed below. To schedule an appointment call 202-723-5730 or email [email protected]

Monday - 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday - 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday - 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Thursday - 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday - 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

71 Oglethorpe Street NW, Washington, DC 20011
Phone: 202-723-5730 | Fax: 202-726-2536

Join Our Team

HRA is recruiting for several positions for our medical team. We are looking for compassionate individuals that share our belief that all animals, whether owned or in the care of our shelter, deserve the highest level of care possible, and will go the extra mile to ensure they get it. Our Medical Center is a busy one, serving several thousand shelter patients and close to 8,000 patients in our public hospital each year. Learn more and apply at

Care for Shelter Animals

The Medical Center’s team of veterinarians, volunteer veterinary specialists, and technicians provide medical care for the animals housed at our adoption centers as well as community cats and Help Out, Partner, and Engage (HOPE) program recipients.

Care for Companion Animals of Income Qualified DC Residents

The Medical Center is the only local veterinary facility that offers discounted, full-service care to income-qualified residents of the District of Columbia; Calvert, Charles, Frederick, Montgomery, and Prince George’s counties in Maryland; Arlington, Clarke, Fairfax, Fauquier, Loudoun, Prince William, Spotsylvania, Stafford, and Warren counties in Virginia; the cities of Alexandria, Fairfax, Falls Church, Fredericksburg, Manassas, and Manassas Park in Virginia; and Jefferson County, West Virginia. To qualify, clients must have an income of $55,000 per year or less and be able to show a photo identification.

Without its help, the more than 5,000 income-qualified patients the clinic’s treats annually might be unable to care for their animal companions when they become sick or injured.

Training for Veterinary Students

The Humane Rescue Alliance and the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech (VMCVM) launched a strategic partnership to provide expanded education for veterinary students and an increased capacity for quality veterinary services to the Washington, DC region. The agreement established an innovative model in veterinary medicine, education, and animal welfare. LEARN MORE


Military-Veteran and First Responder Discount

In honor of our military and first responders, HRA’s Medical Center offers a 25 percent discount on all medical services to active duty military, veterans, and active first responders (DC/MD/VA), fire, EMS, and police. Discount excludes regularly scheduled vaccination clinics. 

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