VCA Veterinary Referral Associates

Our Maryland Animal Hospital

Welcome to VCA Veterinary Referral Associates - one of the oldest and best known specialty veterinary and 24 hour emergency animal hospitals in the country, serving the Greater D.C. metropolitan area including Potomac, Frederick, Germantown, Bethesda, Silver Spring and Rockville Maryland pets. Our specialty veterinarians, veterinary technicians and administrative staff provide referral and pet emergency care for animals throughout Maryland and see cases from as far away as Pennsylvania every day. Our unparalleled emergency care is available 24 hours per day seven days per week without an appointment.

As nationally recongized veterinarians, we are a dedicated and compassionate team of professionals who excel in the care of companion animals. Providing the very best care for you and your pet is our primary mission and one which we take very seriously. As pet owners ourselves, we understand the special bond that we have with our furry family members and so are committed to providing your pet with the same care we would provide our own pet.

As a premier Gaithersburg Animal Hospital, our specialty veterinarians and technicians have unparalleled expertise and years of experience in companion animal medicine. Our knowledge of the latest veterinary medical techniques and procedures ensures that all of our patients receive the highest quality of animal care available throughout Maryland. Coupled with our hospital's state of the art technology, VCA Veterinary Referral Associates is fully prepared and equipped to handle your pet's emergency or specialty veterinary needs.

The staff at VCA Veterinary Referral Associates look forward to serving you and your pet. You have our assurance that from the moment you arrive at our animal hospital, you'll be assisted by experienced, knowledgeable and compassionate members of our staff. For more information about our Maryland animal hospital, please don't hesitate to contact us at 301-926-3300.


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 Veterinarian Referral Associates 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 301-926-3300. We are located at 500 Perry Parkway. Gaithersburg, MD 20877.

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.