Welcome to Collins Hospital for Animals, Inc

providing quality pet health care with compassion, kindness, and concern.

We are a full service small animal and exotic veterinary practice located in Georgetown, Washington, D.C. at 1808 Wisconsin Avenue, N.W. Our convenient and friendly facility provides high quality medicine and surgery in a caring and compassionate environment for both you and your beloved pet. It is our desire to provide an individually tailored wellness health plan that suits both you and your companions at each stage of their lives. We are fully equipped to handle most of your pets medical, surgical and health care issues. For those extensive and complicated medical conditions we have an extensive network of referral hospitals and specialists we highly recommend.

We invite you to check us out.


Our History

Collins Hospital for Animals has a rich and long history of providing high quality veterinary health care to the District of Columbia community since 1917. Originally operated by Dr. William P. Collins as a carriage trade practice, Dr. Collins established the hospital as a small animal clinic after WWI. On his retirement in the 1950's, Dr. Collins sold the practice to Dr. Jean S. Goudy one of the first women veterinarians to graduate in the United States. Subsequently the hospital was sold to Dr. Joanne O'Brien, a renowned Chow breeder and show judge. She operated the hospital until her retirement in 1987 when the hospital was sold to its current owner Dr. Lynne D. Cabaniss.

It is now operated by Dr. Lynne Cabaniss and her associate Dr. Jay Merker with a dedicated staff that is here to service your needs.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide high quality affordable pet health care for your companions in a warm and friendly atmosphere. We place emphasis on wellness pet health and our desire to work with you to develop a health plan that is best for you and your pet.

Collins Hospital for Animals Inc. 1808 Wisconsin Avenue N.W. Washington, D.C. 20007   Phone 202-659-8830   Fax 202-659-4865