VCA Veterinary Referral Associates

Medical Equipment Overview


VCA Veterinary Referral Associates is equipped with the most state-of-the-art medical and surgical technology to provide our patients and their families with the highest quality of compassionate veterinary care. Our services include:




  • Comprehensive critical care
  • Mechanical ventilation
  • In-house STAT laboratory with ready access to many reference laboratories for special diagnostic tests
  • Minimally invasive surgery, including laparoscopy
  • Gastrointestinal endoscopy
  • Bronchoscopy and bronchoalveolar lavage
  • Cystoscopy
  • Ultrasonography
  • Radiology
  • Myelography
  • Radiation therapy
  • 5 surgical theatres with advanced patient monitoring equipment
  • Rehabilitation services, including an underwater treadmill
  • Parenteral nutrition
  • Direct and indirect blood pressure monitoring capabilities
  • Telemetry services
  • Colloid osmotic pressure measurement
  • Gonioscopy
  • Phacofragmentation / cataract surgery
  • Comprehensive ophthalmic surgical capabilities
  • Radioactive iodine therapy for feline hyperthyroidism
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • Nuclear medicine / scintigraphy
  • Fluoroscopy
  • Computed tomography (CT scanning)
  • Integrative medicine, including acupuncture
  • Exotic/special species medicine and surgery

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.