VCA Southern Maryland Veterinary Referral Center

Doctors Overview

We invite you to explore the biographies of our VCA Southern Maryland Veterinary Referral and Emergency Center veterinarians and learn more about them. Our hospital's team of doctors are compassionate and highly trained veterinary professionals and specialists who are ready to assist you and your pet whenever a health concern presents itself. As you will see in our biography section, our staff has a wide variety of backgrounds and interests, but, above all, a love of animals and a commitment to providing the very best care for them.

  • Jennifer Griffing

    Medical Director
    DVM, Western University of Health Sciences
    Departments: Emergency/Critical Care

    Dr. Jennifer (Jen) Griffing grew up in a small town on the coast of North Carolina.  She attended North Carolina State University and majored in Animal Science with a minor in Animal Nutrition. 

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  • Daniel Balogh

    Veterinary Specialist
    VMD, University of Pennsylvania
    Certifications: DACVS-SA
    Departments: Surgery

    As a northern New Jersey native, Dan is excited to be practicing surgery back on the east coast. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine in 2009, followed by

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  • Julie Becker

    Staff Veterinarian
    DVM, Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine
    Departments: Emergency/Critical Care

    Dr. Becker was born and spent the majority of her life here in Southern Maryland. She attended the University of Maryland, College Park where she received her undergraduate degree in Animal Sciences.

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  • Monica Maa

    Staff Veterinarian
    DVM, Cornell University
    Departments: Emergency/Critical Care

    Dr. Maa was born and raised in St. Louis, MO. At an early age she developed a great love for animals and a desire to become an animal doctor as soon as she could pronounce the word “veterinarian”!

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  • Timothy Slajchert

    Staff Veterinarian
    DVM, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    Departments: Emergency/Critical Care

    Dr. Tim Slajchert ("Dr. Tim" is acceptable if the last name gives you trouble) is a 1993 graduate of the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine. After graduation, Dr. Slajchert spent

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General Practice

We have over 600 animal hospitals in 41 states and 4 Canadian provinces that are staffed by more than 3,000 fully-qualified, dedicated and compassionate veterinarians, with more than 400 being board-certified specialists.

The nationwide VCA family of general practice hospitals give your pet the very best in medical care, providing a full range of general medical and surgical services as well as specialized treatments such as wellness, spay/neuter, advanced diagnostic services (MRI/CT Scan), internal medicine, oncology, ophthalmology, dermatology, cardiology, neurology, boarding, and grooming. Services may vary by location.

Our family of pet hospitals stands out by delivering the greatest resources in order provide the highest quality care available for your pets. By maintaining the highest standards of pet health care available anywhere, we emphasize prevention as well as healing. We provide continuing education programs to our doctors and staff and promote the open exchange of professional knowledge and expertise. And finally, we have established a consistent program of procedures and techniques, proven to be the most effective in keeping pets healthy.

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Emergency Care

Your emergency needs can be met right here at our hospital.
VCA Southern Maryland Veterinary Referral Center provides 24 hour emergency veterinary care, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Emergency veterinarians, veterinary technicians and/or veterinary assistants are on staff 24 hours a day.

Please call us at 301-638-0988. We are located at 3485 Rockefeller Court. Waldorf, MD 20602.

We provide the highest standard in veterinary emergency and critical care services. We are trained and equipped to perform a variety of emergency surgeries and procedures. We provide the highest standards of pain management. Emergency internal medicine consultations, including full diagnostics, are available.

Please call or come in immediately if you feel your pet is having an emergency or needs after-hours care.
 

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