VCA St. Mary's Animal Hospital

Dr. Ann Fitzsimmons, DVM, Associate Veterinarian

DVM, Ohio State University


Dr. Fitzsimmons is a native of Baltimore, Maryland. She received her undergraduate degree from Loyola College and Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Ohio State University. Dr. Fitzsimmons moved to St. Mary’s County in 1993 and joined VCA St. Mary’s Animal Hospital.

Dr. Fitzsimmons has a special interest in the care of small mammals. She also has a special interest in feline medicine and geriatric medicine.

Dr. Fitzsimmons enjoys outdoor activities in her spare time including camping and kayaking with her family and friends. She also enjoys sewing, collecting carousel horses, and watching her daughter participate in many Special Olympics sports.

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 301-862-2441

VCA Southern Maryland Veterinary Referral Center immediately at 301-638-0988