Dr. Neal Peckens

Neal Peckens

DVM, Diplomate, ACVIM (Cardiology)

Neal Peckens is leading the team at our Vienna location.

Dr. Peckens earned his bachelor’s degree in biology from St. Mary’s College of Maryland and subsequently graduated with honors from the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine. He completed a rotating emergency/specialty medicine internship at SouthPaws Veterinary Specialists and Emergency Center. He then practiced as an emergency clinician at the Animal Emergency and Critical Care Associates at The LifeCentre of Leesburg, Virginia prior to joining and completing his residency with CVCA in 2011.

Dr. Peckens continues to enjoy being an integral part of the residency program of CVCA as mentor and advisor. His professional interests include the early detection and treatment of feline cardiomyopathy, evidence-based management of canine cardiac disease, and minimally invasive interventional catheterization procedures. Dr. Peckens strives to provide optimal care tailored to each patient. Open and effective communication is the cornerstone of his daily interactions with his clients and collaborating primary care veterinarians in his effort to optimize his patient’s quality and quantity of life. Dr. Peckens, his wife Deborah, and young daughters Madison and Sydney share their Herndon, VA home with their beloved Pug-mix Cooper, Husky-mix Murphy, and Pug Wilson. In his free time, he enjoys participating in adventure races, playing guitar as band leader of the infamous High Pressure Gradients (HPG), and cooking/grilling.