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James McConnell , DVM

James McConnell
  • Internal Medicine

Dr. James McConnell has provided internal medicine referral services for dogs and cats for over 25 years. He obtained a DVM degree at Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1981 and completed a small animal internal medicine residency at Tufts University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1987. In addition to practicing referral medicine at several multispecialty veterinary practices in the DC area, he was an owner and founding partner of a large, multispecialty veterinary center located in northern Virginia.  Dr. McConnell has also been a consultant at the National Zoo in Washington DC, where he performed ultrasound and endoscopic procedures on cheetahs, tigers, primates, seals, and Pandas. He has a special interest in performing minimally-invasive diagnostic procedures used in the evaluation of gastrointestinal, liver, and other abdominal and systemic disorders.

When out of the office, Dr. McConnell spends most of his time with his wife, daughter, son, and cats. He also composes and plays music at his home studio, enjoys cooking and good wine, and religiously practices Tai Chi.