Who We Are

Small brown curly haired dog sitting on a exam table with a doctor behind her.

Anicira is an animal welfare organization working to end animal suffering and unnecessary euthanasia by making veterinary care accessible and affordable. We believe that pets are important members of the family and should stay united with the people who love them. Each year, we continue to advance our mission and improve the lives of animals in our community, especially vulnerable pets in need of veterinary care that have nowhere else to go. Through our programs, we are changing families’ lives and helping thousands of pets.

 

How to Pronounce Anicira

Anicira (“An-eh-SEER-ah”)

Noun:  / ‘ӑn. Ə. Sir. Ə’ /  OR    / ‘æn. Ə. Sir. Ə’ /

Our name, Anicira, is derived from the combined Latin words for animal and care-  the two words that best describe what we do every day.

 

Our Locations

Harrisonburg

Anicira Harrisonburg offers affordable sick and well care, spay/neuter surgery, dentistry and oral surgery, and general surgery.
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Manassas

Anicira Manassas offers affordable sick and well care, spay/neuter surgery, dentistry and oral surgery, general surgery, and orthopedic surgery.
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San Diego

Anicira San Diego offers affordable spay/neuter surgery, dentistry and oral surgery, general surgery, wellness appointments, and vaccinations.
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Our History

In 2005, we opened our doors as Shenandoah Valley Spay/Neuter Clinic with a mission of providing affordable spay/neuter surgeries. Anicira has evolved over the years as a direct response to the needs of the community by expanding to offer a broader range of affordable services including general surgery, dental and oral surgery, and primary care. In 2012, we opened a second location in Manassas to address the lack of access to veterinary care in Northern Virginia. In 2021, Anicira expanded our mission to the West Coast by opening an affordable veterinary surgery clinic.

In the 16 years since our opening, we have had the honor of serving more than 250,000 pets!

 

Our Teams

Our team members make Anicira special. Driven by a passion for pets, our team of veterinary experts treats each pet with love and dignity.

Harrisonburg Team

Our team consists of six Doctors of Veterinary Medicine, five Licensed Veterinary Technicians and a robust support team including veterinary assistants, client service representatives, and resource center staff.
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Manassas Team

Our team consists of five Doctors of Veterinary Medicine, five Licensed Veterinary Technicians, and an incredible support team made up of veterinary assistants and client service representatives.
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San Diego Team

Our team of veterinary experts treats each pet with the love, respect, and care they deserve.

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Our Values

Mission

Anicira is committed to serving animals and our community through veterinary services, education, outreach, shelter, care and protection programs to help animals live healthy lives in a safe environment.

Vision

A community free of homeless and neglected pets; an end to unnecessary euthanasia.

Core Values

  • Believe in the inherent dignity of each animal.
  • Lead with compassion.
  • Partner with people

 

Learn More About Anicira

Annual Reports

Anicira is committed to accountability and transparency in our finances. Our Annual Reports show how we are executing our mission each year.
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Media Contact

Are you looking to get in contact with our communications manager? Find that information here.

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Blog

Read the stories of some of the pets we’ve helped and catch up on animal wellness tips over at our blog.
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