VCA Southern Maryland Veterinary Referral Center

Grief counseling

VCA Southern Maryland Veterinary Referral Center Pet Loss Support

As pet owners ourselves, the staff at VCA Southern Maryland Veterinary Referral Center understand that facing a pet's serious illness or the loss of a pet can be emotionally devastating. And in caring for a sick pet and having to make difficult decisions, a family must get clear information on treatment and to evaluate options. Our hospital staff is here to help explore your concerns about treatment choices and managing a sick pet at home and to help you make informed decisions about your loved one. Please know that you can count on our staff for any help or assistance you need during these difficult times. Our hospital is sensitive to our clients and cares about their needs and has a Quiet Room, where pet owners can spend peaceful time with seriously ill pets.

VCA Southern Maryland Veterinary Referral Center offers a selection of pet loss materials that can be viewed and/or printed by opening the links in our Pet Loss Document Library below. Included is a wealth of information from well-known and respected counselors/authors on the topics of bereavement and pet loss. Pet loss support resources can also be found in the 'Community Partners' section of our website under the 'Our Hospital' tab.

VCA Southern Maryland Veterinary Referral Center Pet Loss Document Library
(Publications by Pet Loss Counselor Moira Anderson Allen, M.Ed)

Ten Tips on Coping with Pet Loss
The Moment After: Surviving Pet Loss
Helping Children Cope
The Emotions of Pet Loss
"Pre-Loss Bereavement" and the Power of Bargaining
Defining Quality of Life
Euthanasia: The Most Painful Decision
Breaking the Power of Guilt
Do Pets Go to Heaven?
The Final Farewell: How to Handle a Pet's Remains
Memorializing a Pet
Getting a New Pet
 

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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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