I was frustrated with another local vet, who over the years has become more concerned with their bottom line than what is best for my cats. After my 14 year old cat became seriously ill, I decided it was time to find a new vet who would take a holistic approach to diagnosing and treating him. Dr. Chau is by far one of the most compassionate, knowledgeable, and up-front veterinarians I have met to date. She has made a tremendous investment to in equipment and technology that few other local vets (if any) can offer without having to send you to a specialist. And unlike the feeling that I kept getting at my previous vet, her focus is on the best possible care for my cat, and not what will yield the most income. Though we are still not sure what the diagnosis or prognosis is for my cat (it is pretty complicated), the experience that I have had thus far at Family Vet has been wonderful. For anyone in the Aldie area who is frustrated with their current pet care, or for new pet owners who are evaluating the vet choices in the area, I highly recommend Dr. Chau.