VCA Southern Maryland Veterinary Referral Center


At VCA Southern Maryland Veterinary Referral Center, we're available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, with a full staff of top veterinarians, technicians and client care specialists to handle any situation requiring immediate medical attention. Whether your regular veterinarian's office is closed or you have been referred by your family veterinarian, we are prepared to care for your pet and handle all emergencies '" from the minor to the most complex.

Our highly trained emergency and critical care teams have direct access to the hospital's full complement of state-of-the-art equipment. In addition, they are aided by the support of our entire interdisciplinary team of specialists, as well as the referring veterinarian '" all working in concert to deliver the best, most expeditious treatment possible. Pet medical emergencies can be stressful and traumatic for owners as well as their pets. So we provide prompt, attentive, personal service starting the very first moment a patient arrives with a quick, clear line of communication to the primary care veterinarian and pet owner.

Our emergency and critical care units can assist in all of the following situations:

• Traumatic injuries - fractures, bites, burns, lacerations
• Automobile accidents
• Wounds, bleeding
• Respiratory emergencies, choking
• Vomiting, diarrhea
• Difficulty urinating or defecating
• Shock, loss of consciousness
• Dizziness, staggering, tremors
• Seizures
• Paralysis
• Toxic reactions, poison ingestion
• Labor and delivery problems
• Blood in urine or feces
• Swollen, hard, painful abdomen
• Heatstroke

Our ICU's specialized services and equipment:

• 24-hour care and monitoring by veterinarians and veterinary nurses
• Complete diagnostic lab for immediate test results
• Blood gas analyzer
• Emergency surgery
• Avian, exotic and small animal ICU equipment
• Digital radiography and ultrasound
• Oxygen therapy
• Pulse-Oximetry, End-Tidal CO2, blood pressure and continuous ECG monitoring
• Continuous rate infusion for IV fluids and meds
• Advanced pain management
• Video-endoscopy
• Nutritional support

VCA Southern Maryland Veterinary Referral Center can help in the event of a medical crisis. When every second counts, we're here and ready to assist you and your pet. For immediate medical assistance or for information, please call our hospital at 301-638-0988.


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.