About Us

We’ve been serving your pets since 1994.

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Our History

House Paws In-Home Veterinary Care was started in 1994 by Leah R. Knode VMD to provide an In-home Veterinary alternative for pets and their owners who stress when going to the vet.

House Paws Animal Hospital Lovettsville opened April 2015, House Paws Animal Hospital Round Hill, December 2015, House Paws Animal Hospital Berryville, March 2017, House Paws Animal Hospital Winchester, December 2017 were opened to provide the same calm, fear-free, stress-free experience to veterinary hospital clients known to the House Call clients.

Leah Knode V.M.D.

Owner and Medical Director

Dr. Knode is a 1993 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine and is licensed in Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania. Dr. Knode has many years of experience in veterinary emergency and critical care medicine and has worked in many of the leading 24-hour veterinary emergency hospitals in our area. Dr. Knode has developed a very practical approach to veterinary medicine to the benefit of the pet and client. Dr. Knode is passionate that old age is not a disease and that senior pets can do very well if their people are willing to help.

Dr. Knode is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Dr. Knode is also a member of the American Association of Small Ruminant Practitioners. Dr. Knode obtained her BS and MS at Shippensburg University. Some of the work on the MS degree was done at Johns Hopkins while working for the Chief of Surgery in his research laboratory.

Dr. Knode sees small and large animals. Dr. Knode is particularly excellent with cats, loves Big White Dogs, has (too) many cats, sheep, goats, and horses. Dr. Knode lives with her husband and Practice Manager John Ebersold near Purcellville, VA. Dr. Knode is licensed in Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania.

Dr. Knode can be requested to be seen in any of our facilities and our mobile practice.

Companion Animals

Pets receive comprehensive in-home services – everything but surgery or x-rays in your home.

Horses

Horses and other equines receive the best possible state-of-the-art care at your barn.

Farm Animals

Comprehensive care for farm pets and sensible care for production animals including surgery.

Our Philosophy

  • We believe in providing wellness solutions to help keep your pet happy and healthy for a long lifetime.

  • We believe our pet companions deserve the best medical care possible.

  • We believe in preventative care to detect and treat conditions BEFORE a problem becomes a crisis.

  • We believe all animals deserve compassionate and gentle treatment.

  • We believe in open communication with our clients to ensure all clients understand treatment options and post-visit home care of their animals.

  • We believe that old age is not a disease, that pets can have a quality life well into “old” age without heroic measures and WITH a well-managed holistic wellness program – not just pills and shots.

Your feedback means the world to us.

Thank you for allowing us to be a part of your family.

“The team at House Paws is extraordinary – they will go the extra mile to provide expert care for your animals, to get you the information you need, they work with both domestic and farm animals, and their generosity and compassion knows no bounds. I can highly recommend them.”
Gina W.

“Dr. Knode and staff are wonderful! We met them by way of emergency and they were most compassionate with assisting us saying goodbye to our 14-year-old dog and family member! Today we brought our kitten in, and for our 2nd time meeting, they are consistent! Loving, compassionate and truly care about your animal whether first or last time meeting. I highly suggest this practice, they are wonderful 💗 We have found our Vet for our furbaby family, and are so thankful!”
Courtney M.

We have four locations and an in-home service.

We proudly serve pets in Lovettsville, Round Hill, Berryville, Winchester, and mobile services all over Northern Virginia. To contact us or request an appointment, find the location nearest you below.