Admissions

Appointment Policy
We see office visits by appointment but walk-ins are also welcome. We see pets in the following order:
  1. Emergencies
  2. Appointments
  3. Walk-ins


New Clients
New to our clinic? Download our new client form, fill it out, and bring it with you on your first visit.


Pre-Surgical/Pre-X-Ray Policy
Do not give your pet food or treats after 8 p.m. the night before the surgery or X-rays. Remove water the morning of surgery.

All dogs must have the following:
  • Rabies vaccine
  • Distemper-Parvovirus vaccine
  • Heartworm test within the past 12 months (if your dog is taking preventatives) or within the past 3 months (ifyour dog is not taking preventatives)
  • Physical exam within the past 6 months by one of our doctors
All dogs will have a complete blood count checked and receive analgesia (medication for pain) before the surgery. Dogs over the age of 7 (over the age of 5 for giant breeds) will also have blood chemistries checked and receive IV fluids.

All cats must have the following:
  • Rabies vaccine
  • Feline Distemper-Rhinotracheitis-Calicivirus vaccine
  • Feline leukemia and feline immunodeficiency (FIV) tests
  • Physical exam within the past 6 months by one of our doctors
All cats will have a complete blood count checked and receive analgesia (medication for pain) before the surgery. Cats over the age of 7 will also have blood chemistries checked and receive IV fluids.
Overnight Patients
We do not provide 24 hour care. We believe that most non-critical pets are happier at home in their familiar surroundings. If we think your pet needs additional attention and care, we will refer you to an after-hours emergency facility.


After-Hours Emergencies
In case of emergencies, contact:
VCA Veterinary Referral Associates
500 Perry Parkway
Gaithersburg, Maryland 20877
(301) 926-3300