VCA Columbia Animal Hospital at Centre Park


  • Hospital Manager

    Lisa Butler
    School: UMBC, B.A.

    Lisa has been working with animals since she was 15 years old, starting in the kennel and eventually becoming a veterinary technician. She worked as a technician while attending college at UMBC and after graduating with a degree in social work, she found it hard to leave the veterinary field that she had become so passionate about. Lisa worked as a technician for 12 years before becoming hospital manager. Lisa started working for VCA Hospitals in April of 2007, while living in California, and transferred to VCA Columbia Animal Hospital at Centre Park in April of 2010. Lisa has three very spoiled "kids:" Peanut the Chihuahua, Lily the Australian Shepherd, and Molson (pictured) her "old man" a shepherd/husky mix.

    "I have always worked with animals and originally it started because I liked them, but is has grown into so much more. Everyday that I come to work I know that I have the chance to make a difference in the lives of our patients as well as their parents.  I strive to give great patient care and to ensure that each and every patient is treated as I would like my own pets to be treated. I also hope to ensure that our clients feel trust, compassion, and quality care from our team.  I can't imagine any other field of work feeling as rewarding."



Specialty Care

Sometimes sick or injured pets need the care of a veterinary medical specialist. When that happens, VCA specialty hospitals work closely with the general practitioner veterinarians who refer cases to us in order to provide seamless veterinary care to your pet. When your pet is facing any kind of serious illness or injury, our specialty referral hospitals will provide the compassionate and expert care your beloved pet needs.

Our goal is to make sure that when you and your pet are in need that you have access to board certified specialists who are up to date on the very latest developments in their field. In our state of the art hospitals, our specialists also have access to the most sophisticated diagnostic and treatment tools and techniques from ultrasonography and endoscopy to CAT scans and even MRI.

As part of the VCA family, we have over 83 specialty hospitals across the US and Canada which provide referral specialty care, so there may be one near you. Our specialized services include: behavior, cardiology, critical care, dentistry, dermatology, integrative medicine, internal medicine, neurology, oncology, ophthalmology, radiology, rehabilitation, reproduction, and surgery.

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Emergency Care

IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY DURING NORMAL BUSINESS HOURS:  Please call us immediately at (410) 995-9077

IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY AFTER NORMAL BUSINESS HOURS:  Please call the following emergency hospital immediately.

Emergency Animal Hospital
10270 Baltimore National Pike
Ellicott City, MD 21042
(410) 750-1177