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Dr. Mardi Vargofcak-Apker  
  Being a veterinarian was my ONLY career goal. A VERY feisty calico cat, Kitty, followed me home one day during my childhood, and re-emphasized veterinary medicine as my singular goal. Kitty passed during my first week in veterinary school at nearly 20 years of age, and my journey in this field is dedicated to her.
  My journey began in a local veterinary clinic 40+ years ago, where I learned every aspect of veterinary clinic operations. I LOVED every bit of it and couldn't get enough!
  A 1991 graduate of the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech, I am a member of:  American Association of Feline Practitioners, Cornell Feline Health Center, American Veterinary Medical Association, Virginia Veterinary Medical Association, & the D C Academy of Veterinary Medicine. 
                    I am proud to be a FELINE FRIENDLY veterinarian/practice. As such, I 
attend several feline continuing
 education conferences each year. 
My passion:  educating people about 
cats & cat behaviour. The moment a cat
 owner understands their cat and
 "gets it" is an absolute delight for me.
I hope my enthusiasm is contagious.
Over the years, I have provided
numerous programs about cats to the 
local schools and service organizations.
When not working, I love to 
travel, garden, and sample food & wine
with family & friends, as well as enjoy 
my own precious animals in quiet times
together.

PRIVACY POLICY:
Information shared on this website is not collected or shared with ANY third party vendors or internet businesses.  Information is never disclosed to outside parties from us, this website or our hosting company (Intuit/Homestead).  We recognize and respect the importance of protecting personal privacy of our clients, patients and visitors to our website.  We follow guidelines in our practice to protect you and your cat's privacy.  At NO time is ANY information given out about patients or clients without prior consent.
Why schedule a house-call?
 House-calls are an intelligent alternative offering:
  • personalized service & convenience
  • veterinary care that is LESS STRESSFUL for most cats. 
 Every effort is made to ensure a low-stress, comfortable & safe experience. Home visits allow evaluation of the cat, their relationship with other family members (pets & people), and their surrounding environment. Home visits offer valuable clues to behavioural and medical problems.

 House-call practice limits what can legally be done IN-HOME. Every effort is made to provide patients (& their people) with FULL SERVICE. We work cooperatively with ALL area specialists: internists, cardiologists, oncologists, surgeons, dentists, ophthalmologists, & emergency hospitals to provide COMPLETE care for our patients.

 Every effort is made to accommodate patients into our schedule promptly.  We frequently have a wait list for our appointments; therefore, we require 24 hours notice of cancellation (see our cancellation policy*) to avoid cancellation fees and enforce this policy.

 We have been providing house-calls to cats and their people in Northern Virginia since 1995.
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