John Klimavicz, DVM
Managing Owner, Veterinarian
Dr. Klimavicz chose veterinary medicine as a career because he enjoys the interpretive approach to the medical sciences and adores animals. He attended Virginia Tech both as an undergraduate and for veterinary school. Soon after he began practicing medicine, he also realized he entrepreneurial tendencies. His desire to run a business of his own became a reality when he purchased his first clinic in 1992. Along with his business partner, Dr. Hemmer, Dr. Klimavicz currently co-owns and operates four animal hospitals in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. Dr. Klimavicz regularly attends the DC Academy of Veterinary Medicine and is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association.
As a veterinarian and business owner, Dr. Klimavicz’s mission is to provide high quality medicine while educating clients to be responsible pet owners. In addition to providing routine preventative care and working up tough medical cases, Dr. Kilmavicz is also a skilled and confident surgeon. Dr. Klimavicz often comes in on his day off, just to help his associates with tough medical decisions and emergency surgeries.
Dr. Klimavicz shares his home with Mr. Pig, a french bulldog who was rescued from a foreclosing pet store and Barkley, a lovable hound.
In his spare time, Dr. Klimavicz enjoys spending time with his wife and children, crafting new business ideas into realities, practicing martial arts, going to the gym, and reading non-fiction.