VCA Columbia Animal Hospital at Hickory Ridge

Administration

  • Hospital Manager

    Jessica Martin

    Jessica was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and raised in Howard County, Maryland. During her childhood, Jessica and her family were involved in showing and breeding German Shepherd dogs. They were also involved in raising goats and rabbits and rescued and adopted cats. Jessica began her veterinary career in 1995 as a kennel assistant and moved on to become a technician and then a supervisor. She has been with VCA Columbia Animal Hospital at Hickory Ridge since May 2006. Away from the hospital, Jessica enjoys spending time with her family, reading, and watching football.

    "Animals have always been a part of my life, but it wasn't until my early twenties that I began working in the veterinary field.  The moment I stepped into my first job as a kennel technician, I knew where I would spend my life.  Over the years I have learned so much about medicine and the positive impact we make in pets and pet parents lives.  As a hospital manager, I have the extraordinary opportunity to see my staff learn, grow and blossom in their positions.  I consider myself extremely fortunate to be able to say, 'I love what I do.'"

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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 410.730.2122

IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY AFTER NORMAL BUSINESS HOURS:  Please contact one of the following Emergency Hospital's immediately:

Emergency Animal Hospital of Ellicott City
10270 Baltimore National Pike
Ellicott City, MD 21042
410.750.1177

Emergency Veterinary Clinic-Catonsville
32 Mellor Avenue
Catonsville, MD 21228
410.788.7040

VCA Veterinary Referral Associates
500 Perry Parkway
Gaithersburg, MD 20877
301.926.3300
 

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