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We offer a selection of prescription products, as well as vitamin supplements, heartworm medications, and grooming supplies. Some of these products are listed below.
Dental Health
Finger Toothbrush
Enzymatic Toothpaste

We offer an extensive variety of prescription diets. We also carry treats to meet special dietary requirements. Please inquire to ensure availability. Below is a list of manufacturers:
Science Diet
Royal Canin
We also approve requests from online pharmacies.
Flea & Tick Products
Advantix II
Frontline Spray
Siphotrol Premise Spray
Grooming Supplies & Shampoos
Laxatone & Laxaire Hairball Remedy
Vet Ear Cleaner
Hypoallergenic & Medicated Shampoos (i.e. Malaseb Shampoo)
Heartworm Preventatives
Our doctors are constantly keeping up with medical advances to ensure that we can offer your pet the best care. We keep most medications your pet will need in stock. Many of the drugs offered are available in pill, capsule, liquid, topical, or chewable treat form to make it easier for you to medicate your pet. Some medications may need to be special-ordered. Please inquire.
Vitamins, Minerals, & Supplements
Dasuquin (regular, w/ MSM, and Advanced)
Pet-Form Chew Tabs
Critical Care for herbivores (i.e. rabbits, guinea pigs)
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Preventive Health Care
Early detection is the key to prevention and management of serious medical problems. A thorough physical exam performed by one of our veterinarians is the first diagnostic step used in assessing your pet's health. In addition to an evaluation of all major organ systems, our physical exam also assesses your pet's dental health and weight. Diet, supplements, and medications are recommended as appropriate to ensure a long, healthy life. During the annual visit we recommend blood testing to identify hidden problem areas (such as diabetes, kidney disease, and liver disease). If the physical exam reveals the potential of a specific problem such as thyroid disease, the testing is adjusted to include evaluation for the suspected problem. Finding hidden problems early, before the pet shows signs of disease, allows us more options for treatment or management of that disease and improves quality of life.
Senior Health Care
We take especially good care of our senior patients and are proud that many of our senior patients exceed the average life expectancy for their species and breed. Our senior care recommendations include semi-annual exams, 27 blood chemistries, complete blood count, thyroid testing, and urinalysis with sediment for all senior pets. As your pet ages, his or her needs and behavior change. We can help you understand these changes and help you care for your aging pet.
We recommend vaccinations based on each pet's individual needs and offer serology screening when necessary. A current rabies vaccination is required in Montgomery County, Maryland. We have the following vaccinations for dogs: Rabies, Distemper (DAPP), Leptospirosis, Bordetella (kennel cough), Lyme disease, Influenza (Bivalent), and Coronavirus. We have the following vaccinations for cats: Rabies Purevax, Distemper (RCP), and Leukemia.
Dental Care
A thorough dental prophylaxis is performed under general anesthesia and includes deep scaling with a piezo-electric dental scaler, curetting (plaque removal under the gums), polishing, and fluoride treatment. The teeth are checked for periodontal pockets and disease. Diseased teeth are treated when possible and extracted if necessary. Clients are given the option of referral for advanced procedures such as root canal when appropriate. Oravet, a barrier to plaque formation, is available and can reduce plaque formation by 47%. We discuss routine dental care at home and can prescribe foods specifically designed to help clean your pet's teeth.
Off-site Diagnostic Services
We utilize a variety of commercial and university laboratories so that we may obtain the best results and reasonable prices. We send out blood and urine profiles, biopsies, cultures, allergy testing, DNA testing for Von Willebrand's disease, cytology, and vaccine serology testing to name just a few of the diagnostic tests available.
On-site Laboratory
Although most of our diagnostic samples are sent to a commercial laboratory, we also perform a wide variety of diagnostic tests in house when needed. These include: blood chemistries; complete blood count; electrolytes; urinalysis with sediment; skin scrapings for mites; and fungal testing for ringworm.
General Surgery
Each patient's anesthetic and pain management protocol is individually tailored for his or her current health status, age, medical history and surgical procedure. In addition to monitoring by our trained veterinary nurses, we use monitors to check each animal's blood pressure, oxygen saturation, heart rate and respiration. We perform most soft tissue surgeries but only limited orthopedic surgeries. The following is a small sample of the soft tissue surgeries we perform in our hospital: ovariohysterectomy (spay), castration (neuter), intestinal surgery, liver biopsy, cystotomy (bladder), mass removal, splenectomy and ferret adrenalectomy.
Diagnostic Imaging
Diagnostic imaging is a broad category that includes radiographs, ultrasound, endoscopy, bronchoscopy, CT, and MRI. Our x-ray system is fully digital and we can provide a USB drive with your pet's images upon request. The attending veterinarian initially evaluates all radiographs. Synergy VIP, an organization with several board-certified veterinary radiologists, provides a written radiographic report for all X-rays taken. Dr. Robert Brawer, a board eligible veterinary radiologist, performs ultrasound procedures for us on our premises in Gaithersburg and provides a written ultrasound report. Patients that may benefit from other imaging modalities are referred to one of many specialty centers in the area.
Reproduction Counseling
All pets can benefit from being spayed or neutered. It can prevent common behavior problems, such as urine marking, aggression, and running away. In addition, it reduces the risk of certain cancers and diseases (such as pyometra -- uterine infection). Please discuss spaying and neutering with us if you have questions.
Nutrition Counseling
Proper nutrition can avert or alleviate many medical problems, in particular with diet-associated heart disease in dogs. We can do a quick review of your pet's current diet for nutritional value. We carry prescription diets from several manufacturers for a variety of conditions. For in-depth diet analysis or if you would like to feed a homemade diet we can refer you to a board-certified veterinary nutritionist.
Behavioral Counseling
Many behavioral problems are due to lack of training and misunderstandings between animal and human. In some cases, there is an underlying medical problem for the "misbehavior". Urinating inside the house, for example, is often the sign for a urinary tract problem. Our doctors and staff are always willing to listen to your problems and offer advice. If the problem is more serious, we refer patients to a board-certified veterinary behaviorist.
Cancer Treatment
We offer surgical excision and medical therapy. For chemotherapy or radiation therapy, we refer patients to a board-certified oncologist.
When appropriate, we refer patients to board-certified specialists to ensure they receive the best possible care.
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Payment Options
Gaithersburg Veterinary Clinic accepts cash, personal checks, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and Traveler's checks. American Express is not accepted in-clinic but may be used to make online payments.
Visa, MasterCard, and Discover
We strive to keep our prices as low as possible for all of our clients and therefore do not offer discounts. Payment is due upon completion of services. In special circumstances, when extensive diagnostic work or surgery is needed, we offer payment plans. Payment plans must be authorized in advance by the office manager.
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