VCA Columbia Animal Hospital at Centre Park

Client Services

  • Receptionist

    Katie Brown
    School: Gettysburg , B.S.

    Katie started working for VCA Columbia at Centre Park in May 2011. She graduated from Gettysburg College and has always had a passion for animals. She currently resides in Sykesville with her husband, Chris, their three cats: Kramer, Cosmo, and Cuervo (pictured) and Snoopy the pony (pictured).

    "I originally ventured into the veterinary field just because I wanted to be involved in animal care. I did not know what to really expect and hoped I would enjoy my job.  Since animal care is an important part to my coworkers, the clients, and to me, we automatically make a connection and have a common goal; provide the best care possible to each pet. Although part of the day is consumed by daily duties, there is always time to interact with clients and their pets.  I have thoroughly enjoyed getting to know our clients and each pet always has an interesting story. It is even more rewarding when you can help a client and their pet through a difficult time by providing care and comfort."

  • Receptionist

    Lori Gallagher

    Lori started working for VCA Columbia at Centre Park in August 2012. Lori and her husband Tim have been living in Maryland for about 20 years. They currently live in Elkridge with their 2 Great Danes Stella and Toby.


    "Many things contribute to my enjoyment of a day of work at VCA Columbia Animal Hospital. I love helping not only the animals that come through the door but also their owners in making sure their animal's health is impeccable.  The thing I love most about what I do is the fact that I actually do love it. It's not a job if you love what you do, it's a pleasure.  I am eager to help all the animals that come thorugh the doors, seniors and youngsters.  I cherish every happy face and wagging tail I meet. It's only a greater pleasure to make sure the animals stay happy. I am glad that our clients choose VCA Columbia Animal Hospital because that means that I get to meet a new face and a new four-legged friend. VCA Columbia has given me great experience in my line of work that I will not soon forget."


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