About Us

Mainstay Veterinary Practice, a private and woman-owned business, is actively shaping the way people in a home, family, and community ‘experience’ a mutually beneficial and health promoting bond-one person, one animal, and one visit at a time!

Mainstay Veterinary Practice is a full-service small animal veterinary practice that first opened its doors to the public in early 2013 as a product of Dr. Kristen Hitt’s vision and dedication to excellence in veterinary medicine.  Mainstay serves the following areas in Virginia: Fairfax, Vienna, Oakton, Falls Church, Mosaic District, Alexandria and more!

The practice received its name from the English noun ‘Mainstay’ meaning:

Mainstay [meyn-stey], noun

    1. a person or thing that acts as a chief support or part
    2. something that is depended on, or something that is necessary
    3. a pillar of support

Our name is indicative of our commitment to be a main support system for the “furry” members of your family. You can depend on us to give you the best veterinary care and advice to ensure the utmost health of your pets.

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