VCA Southern Maryland Veterinary Referral Center

For Veterinarians Overview

We understand that entrusting your patients to another doctor is a serious responsibility. At VCA Southern Maryland Veterinary Referral and Emergency Center, we are committed to working cooperatively with you to ensure top quality care for your referral patients. You can count on us to be your partners in health care and to provide only the best and most compassionate level of care. We have a full range of services and specialists to meet the needs that even your most challenging cases present. Feel free to contact us for a tour of our facility or to meet some of our staff.

Patient Referrals

To have your patient evaluated by one of our veterinary team members, please ask your client -- your patient's guardian -- to contact one of our administrative staff at (301) 638-0988 to schedule an appointment with one of our doctors

In order to help our veterinary staff accurately assess your patient's current health status, we ask that prior to referral that you please complete our VCA Southern Maryland Referral Form located at the link below and fax it to our hospital at fax # (301) 638-2886. Pertinent medical records may also be faxed along with the referral form or you may have the pet owner bring with them to the appointment the medical records, radiographs and laboratory test results. If you need assistance, have questions or wish to discuss your patient's case prior to referral, please call our hospital and a member of our staff will be happy to assist you.


Emergency Services (no referral form necessary)

Please note that our hospital's Emergency/Critical Care Department is available for your patient's urgent health care needs 24 hours a day /7 days a week /365 days a year. The emergency team, staffed by a team of board-certified emergency/critical care specialists, is always prepared to help your clients and their pets whenever a medical emergency should occur.

Internship and Residency Programs

VCA Southern Maryland Veterinary Referral and Emergency Center is also a teaching hospital and offers internship and/or residency programs to veterinarians seeking advanced training in a specialty area. Please call us to learn more about these programs.

Continuing Education Programs

Additionally, we offer conferences and seminars to help you meet your ongoing continuing education needs. Be sure to check back often for conference listings.

VCA Southern Maryland Veterinary Referral and Emergency Center appreciates and thanks you for the confidence and trust you have placed in us. Please don't hesitate to contact us at any time we can be of assistance to you and your patients.

The staff at VCA Southern Maryland Veterinary Referral and Emergency Center


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.