VCA North Rockville Animal Hospital

Jessica Frisch, DVM, Associate Veterinarian

DVM, St. George's University School of Veterinary Medicine


Jessica Frisch, DVM, MPH

DVM, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, St. George’s University School of Veterinary Medicine
MPH, Master of Public Health, St. George’s University School of Medicine


Dr. Frisch grew up locally and her love for animals started as a little kid. Inspired later by Gandhi’s statement that “the greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated,” Dr. Frisch pursued veterinary medicine not only as a way to help animals but also to help people. She believes that compassion and humane treatment toward animals leads to similar treatment or interaction among human beings.

Dr. Frisch attended St. George’s University School of Veterinary Medicine on the island of Grenada, West Indies where she completed both her DVM and MPH degrees in 2009. She practiced in a small animal clinic in Northern Virginia for four years before joining VCA North Rockville in October 2013. Her interests include preventive medicine, client education, internal medicine and general surgery.

Outside of work, Dr. Frisch spends time at home with her cat, Willow, or on the ice playing on a local women’s hockey team.


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 emergency during normal business hours, please call us immediately. If you have an emergency outside of our normal business hours, please contact a local emergency animal hospital.