We strive to provide the highest quality veterinary care, using modern technology and techniques. We keep the focus on your pet, addressing needs such as preventative wellness, longevity, behavior, and the human-animal bond. We love Alexandria and we are proud to have served the area for over 70 years!

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Dr. Yungk is a 2010 graduate of the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine. After practicing for 8 years in Burke, VA, she is thrilled to be returning to her roots in Alexandria. Her hometown is happy to have her back too — Dr. Yungk was honored as a Portrait of Success by the Scholarship Fund of Alexandria in 2017. She has ever-growing professional interests, but Dr. Yungk is especially drawn to internal medicine, soft tissue surgery, and pain management.


Dr. Pearce is a 1990 graduate of the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine. A lifelong animal lover, Dr. Pearce worked with livestock and other large animals when she began practicing in Maryland, and after moving to Northern Virginia with her family, she started at Elpaw in 1996.

What to Expect from Elpaw


We always want you and your furry friend to feel at home in our spacious Dog and Cat waiting rooms – separated to keep stress levels low!


Every one of us is a pet owner. We treat every patient like it was one of our own, and do our best to make every visit as painless and stress-free as possible!


Our staff will provide the expert veterinary care your family deserves, and provide options to help you make the right decisions for your pets!