VCA Columbia Animal Hospital at Hickory Ridge

VCA Columbia Animal Hospital at Hickory Ridge Testimonials

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  • Competent and Compassionate

    -Linda Hallinan from Frederick, MD
    Pet Name: Missy

    Pet Image I wanted to write a letter to share with the community my excellent experience with Dr. Nancy Kelso. She guided the care of my 11.5 yr.old poodle in the most competent and caring manner imaginable. My dear sweet Missy who was a huge part of my life for more than a decade now sleeps with the angels. Dr Kelso took care of her since she was 8 weeks old and she held her till she took her last breath. I will never be able to thank or praise her enough.Thank you Dr. Kelso for your caring, compassionate service.


  • Thanks in a time of sadness

    -Mary Anne Rice from Elkridge, MD
    Pet Name: Jack Rice

    I don't know what we would have done without the Vets a Hickory Ridge. My 17 year cat had CRF and went to Kitty Heaven last night. I want to thank Dr Tayman, Anita and the other techs that took care of us. I know Jack's time was numbered and when it was time, you all helped us through it. Now that we are moving to FL, we will miss all of you. Thanks for so many years of support.


  • Cody our Corgi

    -Tracy Barone from Columbia, MD
    Pet Name: Cody

    To make this brief, we owe our Corgi's life to Dr Tayman. We brought him in, hunched over in pain. He had kidney stones that had blocked his urethra ... he needed to be neutered and he needed surgery. After five very emotionally draining days, we picked Cody up, and after a few days of recovery, good as new. Dr Tayman and his staff were very professional, caring and sympathetic. They went above and beyond for our dog and our family. We will continue to take all 3 of our Corgis there and have referred them to many friends and family. Thank you for saving our Cody!


  • Bearded Dragon

    -Kevin D from Elkridge, MD
    Pet Name: Yoshi

    I cannot say enough good things about Dr. Tayman and his staff. My Bearded Dragon became seriously ill and I contacted Columbia Animal Hospital. Dr. Tayman saw him immediately. He and his staff stayed in touch with me on almost a daily basis to check on his progress. He offered guidance and suggestions and due to his care, my dragon is improving and will be fine.


  • Truly Lifesavers

    -Kasey from Columbia, MD
    Pet Name: Richie

    Honestly, no words can express how I feel about this group of exceptional animal lovers. I moved to Columbia, MD from California with my diabetic, Cushing's dog (and his healthy sister). The amount of stress I was experiencing was overwhelming. My first vet in Columbia (non-VCA) was not a good fit for me, and a co-worker recommended VCA Columbia Animal Hospital at Hickory Ridge. I owe this co-worker more than I can repay! The veterinarians here are so kind, competent, and honest. Never in my dogs 8 and 11 years have they received such amazing care. The administrative staff and vet techs are wonderful and incredibly loving to all animals. I completely trust these people with my dogs' lives, and that is the best compliment I can provide.


  • Deepest Thanks

    -Victoria from Columbia, MD
    Pet Name: Hamlet and Arwen

    Just a little note to say how much we appreciate the good care we get at VCA Columbia Animal Hospital for our doggies, Hamlet & Arwen. We are so grateful for your kind spirit, experience, skill and wisdom as their vet. They are our babies and we love them very much.
    Sincerely,
    Victoria & Michael Gaunt


  • All Around Excellent

    -Susan Miller from Columbia, MD
    Pet Name: Hypatia and Archimedes

    I have been going to VCA at Hickory Ridge for 10 years now and I am always impressed by everyone there. The vets are extremely nice and really listen to what you say. They don't stop until everything has been taken care of. The people at the front desk are great too. They are all are friendly and efficient. (I am particular to Morgan, though, she is awesome!)


  • Happy End Snow Story

    -Angela Ruzhansky from Columbia, MD
    Pet Name: Snow

    Words are not enough to express our gratitude for the excellent care my cat Snow received at Columbia Animal Hospital. Upon meeting Dr. Tayman and the staff at Hospital I knew Snow would be in good hands.

    Snow, is Domestic-Bengal mix long-hair 5 year old cat, who was diagnosed with severe side affects to his liver after the prosaic respiratory infection. He was week, did not eat or drink for nearly 5 days, and looked very sick. I called hospital and we were taken right away on emergency basis right before Christmas Day. Snow spent all day in clinic recovering by getting the fluids and medications given to him all day long. The extraordinary care from staff members on this critical day, right diagnosis’s and tests that came along shortly after which was relatively inexpensive comparing to the magnitude of symptoms are one of the many great things that I am grateful for.

    Dr. Tayman very efficiently approached the diagnostic and treatment plan prescribing right medications. More over, he also was generous enough to follow up on next day, holiday Dec 25th, with his recommendation of best care for Snow, directions and instructions on how properly force feed him and what symptoms to watch that could be red-flag signs.

    In a week our precious Snow which is very loving family member to all us was entirely recovered.
    Dr. Tayman and his team are a Godsend, and I am so very appreciative of their loving, kind, and life-changing treatment they provided our lovely family member Snow.

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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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