VCA St. Mary's Animal Hospital

Molly Bechtold, Associate Veterinarian



Dr. Molly Bechtold was awarded her undergraduate degree in Animal Science from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. Following graduation from veterinary school, Dr. Bechtold participated in an Equine Medicine and Surgery Internship in San Diego, California. Dr. Bechtold then moved to Guam where she began practicing small animal medicine and surgery. While in Guam, Dr. Bechtold also participated in outreach programs providing community education and medical assistance for the large homeless population of cats and dogs in Guam.

Following Dr. Bechtold's tenure in Guam, she returned to the United States and completed a one year internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery at Dogs and Cats Veterinary Referral in Bowie, MD. Following her second internship, Dr. Bechtold remained at DCVR for an additional 4 years working with Dr. Kathy Arrington in the Internal Medicine department where she received extensive training in Internal Medicine and abdominal ultrasonography.

Dr. Bechtold enjoys all aspects of Internal Medicine with a special interest in ultrasonography and advanced diagnostic imaging.

During her spare time time, Dr. Bechtold enjoys spending time with her family and "perfect dog" Shelby.

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