VCA Columbia Animal Hospital at Centre Park

Melissa Springer, DVM, Associate Veterinarian

DVM, Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine


Dr. Springer has been practicing Veterinary Medicine since 2001. Having grown up in Maryland, Dr. Springer now lives in Mt. Airy with her husband, 2 sons, her cat, Zoey, and her two dogs, Lola and Penny (pictured). She graduated from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine, and completed her clinical rotations at Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Springer joined the team at VCA Columbia Animal Hospital at Centre Park in November of 2008 after practicing in Laurel, Maryland. In her free time, Dr. Springer enjoys reading, trips to the beach, and, most of all, spending time with her family in their new home.


"Why do I love practicing veterinary medicine? It's never boring! My day is filled with new pets and people as well as old friends (furry and human). Getting to know my patients and their people and making them all feel at ease during their visits is really important to me. Caring for patients from puppy or kitten days through their golden years is a journey I treasure.  It is an honor and privilege to share my time, knowledge and skills with my clients and their beloved pets. I can't imagine myself in any other career!"


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