Methodology: A part of your family, pets deserve the best medical care possible. And we’re here to help you out. Through both peer and reader surveys, we sought to find the best veterinarians in Northern Virginia in 12 categories, from general practitioners and equine pet care to behaviorists and surgeons. Although some veterinarians choose to advertise in the magazine, no one can pay to be included on the list. The listing and advertising sections are separate entities.